Actors The Best Living Actors in Their 80s  

Buster McDermott
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List Rules Living (male) actors born in or before 1933

The best living actors in their 80s are all seasoned veterans in Hollywood who were born in 1935 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 have aged as well as others, in many cases, these Hollywood greats are still active in their old age.

To say that this list of the best actors born in 1935 or earlier 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, Michael Caine, Gene Hackman, and Christopher Plummer, and you've named some of the most talented men to ever act in a movie or television show.

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 great actors over the age of 80 continue to star in movies and TV shows having not lost a beat with age.

So which of these best older actors is 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 the age of 80 below!

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1,591 295
Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Sean Connery 1930-08-25

2
1,268 277
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Clint Eastwood 1930-05-31

3
1,180 213
Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Michael Caine 1933-03-14

4
1,024 218
Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Robert Duvall 1931-01-05

5
942 187
Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Gene Hackman 1930-01-30

6
884 176
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
James Earl Jones 1931-01-17

7
662 135
Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
eilish added Donald Sutherland 1935-07-17

8
675 271
Christopher Plummer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
wiabux added Christopher Plummer 1929-12-13

9
572 190
Sidney Poitier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
AlanRapsey added Sidney Poitier 1927-02-20

10
387 248
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added Ed Asner 1929-11-15

11
384 245
Max von Sydow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added Max von Sydow 1929-04-10

12
326 33
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added Morgan Freeman 1937-06-01 - Age 80

13
541 283
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
William Shatner 1931-03-22

14
459 185
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Mel Brooks 1926-06-28

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15
356 161
Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
JordanWade added Tim Conway 1933-12-15

16
380 270
Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Jerry Stiller 1927-06-08

17
230 39
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added Jack Nicholson 1937-04-22 - Age 80

18
270 205
Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added Ian Holm 1931-09-12

19
200 94
Alan Arkin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added Alan Arkin 1934

20
314 231
Robert Wagner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added Robert Wagner 1930-02-10

21
165 37
Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added Dustin Hoffman 1937-08-08 - Age 80

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168 108
Judd Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added Judd Hirsch 1935-03-15

23
151 43
Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added Robert Redford 1937-08-18 - Age 81

24
124 119
Rip Torn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added Rip Torn 1931-02-06

25
220 171
Hal Linden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
robwargo added Hal Linden 1931-03-20 - 1931

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130 103
David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added David McCallum 1933-09-19

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148 15
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added Anthony Hopkins 1937-12-31

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190 170
Danny Aiello is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added Danny Aiello 1933-06-20

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94 62
Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added Burt Reynolds 1936-02-11

30
104 121
Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added Harry Belafonte 1927-03-01

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136 184
Gavin MacLeod is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
robwargo added Gavin MacLeod 1931-02-28 - 1931

32
177 246
Regis Philbin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
JordanWade added Regis Philbin 1931-08-25

33
124 212
Philip Baker Hall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added Philip Baker Hall 1931-09-10

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97 31
Alan Alda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added Alan Alda 1936-01-28

35
66 119
Ed Ames is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added Ed Ames 1927-07-09

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88 141
Tom Baker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
AlanRapsey added Tom Baker 1934-01-20

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51 120
Tab Hunter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added Tab Hunter 1931-07-11

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145 245
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
kingofthrees added Woody Allen 1935-12-01

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65 27
Tom Skerritt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Logan2011 added Tom Skerritt 1933-08-25

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48 119
John Gavin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added John Gavin 1931-04-08

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51 133
Norman Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added Norman Lloyd 1914-11-08

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38 116
Rance Howard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added Rance Howard 1928-11-17

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69 43
Warren Beatty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added Warren Beatty 1937-03-30

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43 31
Albert Finney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Logan2011 added Albert Finney 1936-05-09

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30 18
Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
lauraw61 added doris day 1924-04-03

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33 120
Dewey Martin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Walter Mccabe added Dewey Martin 1923-12-08

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36 40
George Segal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Logan2011 added George Segal 1934-02-13