The Best Living American Actors
It takes a lot to make a movie great. There has to be excellent writing, production, direction, editing, and of course, acting. While the crew draws out the parameters for a movie, the actors are the ones who color in the film to bring it to life, and without great acting, a great film can crumble.
These Hollywood actors are the ones who deliver time and again, regardless of how good the script or the production of the film is. These are the greatest American actors who are alive today. Who are the best actors from the USA? Sure, you have your Oscar winners like Tom Hanks and Tommy Lee Jones. But what about those reliable, underrated guys like Vincent D'Onofrio? Some other top American actors include Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Harrison Ford.
We can all agree there are a lot of great American actors. However, which of these male movie stars is the best? That's up to you to decide. Vote up all of the popular male actors that you believe to be the best! Then check back to see which of the famous male stars have topped the list.
- Credits (Film): Larry Crowne, Forrest Gump, Sleepless in Seattle
Won for Best Actor Oscar for Philadelphia (1994) and Forrest Gump (1995)
Won for Best Actor Golden Globe for Big (1989), Philadelphia (1994), Forrest Gump (1995), Cast Away (2001)
Winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award (2020)
- Credits (Film): The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Matrix Reloaded, Point Break
- Credits (Film): The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, Seven
Won for Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby (2005)
Won for Best Actor Golden Globe for Driving Miss Daisy (1990)
Winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award (2012)
- Credits (Film): Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Apocalypse Now
Nominated for Best Actor Oscar for Witness (1986)
Nominated for Best Actor Golden Globe for Witness (1986), The Mosquito Coast (1987), The Fugitive (1994), and Sabrina (1996)
Winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award (2002)
- Credits (Film): Ironman, Sherlock Holmes, Tropic Thunder
Nominated for Best Actor Oscar for Chaplin (1993) and Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Tropic Thunder (2009)
Won for Best Actor Golden Globe for Sherlock Holmes (2010)
- Credits (Film): Jurassic Park, A Time To Kill, Pulp Fiction
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Pulp Fiction (1995)
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Pulp Fiction (1995) and A Time to Kill (1997), and Best Actor Golden Globe for Jackie Brown (1998)