VOTE 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!

list ordered by

1
1,694 337
Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
1930-08-25

2
1,372 303
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
1930-05-31

3
1,263 239
Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
1933-03-14

4
1,100 250
Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
1931-01-05

5
1,000 217
Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
1930-01-30

6
944 194
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
1931-01-17

7
727 155
Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
eilish added 1935-07-17

8
713 304
Christopher Plummer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
wiabux added 1929-12-13

9
612 223
Sidney Poitier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
AlanRapsey added 1927-02-20

10
423 47
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added 1937-06-01 -

Age 80

11
418 278
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added 1929-11-15

12
406 273
Max von Sydow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added 1929-04-10

13
580 318
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
1931-03-22

14
501 212
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
1926-06-28

15
385 185
Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
JordanWade added 1933-12-15

16
399 305
Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
1927-06-08

17
304 55
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added 1937-04-22 -

Age 80

18
292 227
Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added 1931-09-12

19
237 114
Alan Arkin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added 1934

20
214 54
Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added 1937-08-08 -

Age 80

21
331 260
Robert Wagner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added 1930-02-10

22
199 54
Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added 1937-08-18 -

Age 81

23
192 129
Judd Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added 1935-03-15

24
139 143
Rip Torn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added 1931-02-06

25
234 191
Hal Linden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
robwargo added 1931-03-20 - 1931

26
212 26
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added 1937-12-31

27
144 122
David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added 1933-09-19

28
99 65
Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
voting closed at #29 Derek Tripp added 1936-02-11

29
198 190
Danny Aiello is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added 1933-06-20

30
118 143
Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added 1927-03-01

31
146 200
Gavin MacLeod is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
robwargo added 1931-02-28 - 1931

32
189 266
Regis Philbin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
JordanWade added 1931-08-25

33
128 48
Alan Alda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added 1936-01-28

34
131 231
Philip Baker Hall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
PeteBoyle added 1931-09-10

35
96 159
Tom Baker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
AlanRapsey added 1934-01-20

36
73 136
Ed Ames is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added 1927-07-09

37
56 138
Tab Hunter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added 1931-07-11

38
155 274
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
kingofthrees added 1935-12-01

39
87 39
Tom Skerritt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Logan2011 added 1933-08-25

40
56 133
John Gavin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added 1931-04-08

41
86 56
Warren Beatty is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added 1937-03-30

42
56 150
Norman Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Garry Willard added 1914-11-08

43
57 29
Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
lauraw61 added 1924-04-03

44
61 46
Albert Finney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Logan2011 added 1936-05-09

45
37 136
Dewey Martin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Walter Mccabe added 1923-12-08

46
53 55
George Segal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Logan2011 added 1934-02-13

47
9 16
Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Derek Tripp added 1938-05-24