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Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?  

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List Rules Whether you like the way they dress, their personality, or their approach to fans, who do you think are the coolest current actors?

Of all Hollywood's popular actors today, who do you think is the coolest actor out right now? While it may be a bit subjective, and highly opinion based, most of us can agree on who's cool and who's not. Considering "coolness factors" like clothing style, a relaxed demeanor, friendliness, and so on, it's up to you to decide just who is the coolest actor in the world right now. While many of these happening stars can be found among the top current actors, they don't necessarily have to be the best out. No, these are simply cool, calm, and collected Hollywood celebs.

Of course, any list containing cool people from film and TV is going to include Samuel L. Jackson—a man who absolutely exudes coolness. Similarly, you have Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford—but all these guys have long careers to support their acclaimed coolness. We also have to consider the younger stars like Donald Glover, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Ryan Reynolds, not to mention the cool actresses running Hollywood right now, including Gina Rodriguez, Issa Rae, Viola Davis, and the incredible Meryl Streep. Whether they're supporting the right causes, leading fashion and style, or are all-around great people, these are the coolest actors currently working in Hollywood. 

Who makes your list of cool actors today? Check out the popular actors below and cast your votes for who you think takes the title of coolest actor in the world right now. 

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress best known for her performances in La La Land, for which she won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden ...more
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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream ...more
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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor, singer, and producer. He comes from a well-known acting family and began his televised acting in 1958 as a child with his father, ...more
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Warren Beatty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Henry Warren Beaty, known professionally as Warren Beatty is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director. Beatty has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards, and has won the Best ...more
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Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron is an American actor and singer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and became known as a teen idol after his lead roles in the ...more
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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the ...more
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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. His career was launched with the success of his and Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning screenplay, Good ...more
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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures ...more
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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to ...more
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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the USSR to Los Angeles with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an ...more
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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting ...more
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Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, filmmaker and producer. He first became known for appearing in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. He is best ...more
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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio ...more
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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor and producer. His first screen role was in the 2000 TV miniseries, Hearts and Bones, followed by the 2001 television miniseries Band of Brothers. He ...more
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Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert. He is the ...more
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Cole Sprouse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Cole Sprouse is an actor.
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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She gained critical acclaim as the title character on ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt is an American actor, singer, and filmmaker. As a child star, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, and 10 Things I Hate About ...more
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Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor. Cast as the fictional British secret agent James Bond 007 in October 2005, his first film in the role, Casino Royale, was released in theatres ...more
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Ethan Hawke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor, writer and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, both as an actor and a writer, and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed two feature films, ...more
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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
William "Bill" Hader is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer and writer. He is known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, his lead role in The Skeleton ...more
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Sam Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Sam Rockwell is an American actor known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Choke, Moon and Seven ...more
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Forest Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Forest Steven Whitaker III is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird and Ghost ...more
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Djimon Hounsou is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Djimon Gaston Hounsou is an actor, model, and Beninese expatriate in the United States, who has been nominated for two Academy Awards.
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Charlie Hunnam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Charles Matthew "Charlie" Hunnam is an English actor and screenwriter . He is known for his roles as Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX series Sons of Anarchy, Nathan Maloney in ...more