The best living actors in their 80s are all seasoned veterans in Hollywood who were born in 1939 or earlier. These men are multiple Academy Award winners, legends on the big screen and small and among the best actors in film history. While not all have aged as well as others, in many cases, these older actors are still Hollywood greats.
To say that this list of male actors over 80 is packed with superstars might be an understatement. Names like Sean Connery, Kirk Douglas, William Shatner, and Clint Eastwood are among the greatest actors of the 20th century. Add in Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, Gene Hackman, and Christopher Plummer, and you've named some of the most talented men to ever act in a movie or television show. There are also amazing British actors over 80, like two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine.
But the list doesn't stop there. Actors such as Christopher Lee, James Earl Jones, and Robert Duvall might be getting up there in age, but they are showing few signs of slowing down. Those and many other actors over 80 and still alive continue to star in movies and TV shows having not lost a beat with age.
So which of these best actors over 80 years of age are the absolute best? Which would rank the highest on the list of the greatest film actors of all time? Vote for your favorites below, add any not ranked already or re-rank this list of the best living actors over 80 below!
Birthplace: Rotherhithe, London, EnglandSir Michael Caine (born 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of AmericaMorgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator.... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Fountainbridge, United KingdomSir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer, who... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: California, United States of AmericaClinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States of AmericaJames Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of AmericaRobert Selden Duvall (; born January 5, 1931) is an American actor and filmmaker whose career... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey, United States of AmericaJohn Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker who has... more on Wikipedia
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Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States of AmericaEugene Allen Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist. In a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Margam, United KingdomSir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer.... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaDustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hoffman has been... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of AmericaSir Sidney Poitier, (; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian-American actor and film... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of AmericaCharles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American retired actor, director,... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Toronto, CanadaArthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian actor whose career has... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New YorkMel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky, Yiddish: מעלווין קאמינסקי; June 28, 1926) is an American... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USAYitzhak Edward Asner (; born November 15, 1929) is an American actor, voice actor and a former... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New YorkAlan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. With a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New YorkAlan Alda (born January 28, 1936) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Côte Saint-Luc, CanadaWilliam Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New YorkGerald Isaac Stiller (June 8, 1927 – May 11, 2020) was an American comedian and actor. He... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Glasgow, United KingdomDavid Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933) is a British-American actor and musician.... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New YorkJudd Seymore Hirsch (born March 15, 1935) is an American actor known for playing Alex Rieger... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Michigan, USA, DetroitThomas Roy Skerritt (born August 25, 1933) is an American actor who has appeared in more than... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of AmericaRobert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New YorkHal Linden (born March 20, 1931) is an American stage and screen actor, television director... more on Wikipedia