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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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Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Gina Alexis Rodriguez (born July 30, 1984) is an American actress, model, writer, producer, and director. She began her career the stage, she made her screen debut in an episode of Law & ...more
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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Ansel Elgort (born March 14, 1994) is an American actor, singer and DJ (under the name Ansølo). As a film actor, he played Tommy Ross in the horror film Carrie (2013), Caleb Prior in The ...more
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Sam Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 53 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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Scott Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Scott Eastwood is an American actor and model. He has appeared in the films Flags of Our Fathers, Gran Torino, Invictus, The Forger, Trouble with the Curve, and Fury. He co-starred in the 2013 ...more
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Djimon Hounsou is listed (or ranked) 55 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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Ezra Miller is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Ezra Matthew Miller (born September 30, 1992) is an American actor and singer. Miller's feature film debut was in Afterschool (2008). Miller starred as Kevin in the drama We Need to Talk About ...more
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Benedict Wong is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Benedict Wong is a British actor.
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Logan Lerman is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Logan Wade Lerman is an American actor, known for playing the title role in the fantasy-adventure Percy Jackson films. He appeared in commercials in the mid-1990s, before starring in the series ...more
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Stephen Dorff is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Stephen Dorff is an American actor, known for portraying Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat, Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, and for his roles in Blade, Cecil B. DeMented, The Motel Life, ...more
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Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Patricia Rooney Mara is an American actress. She made her acting debut in 2005, and has gone on to star in films, such as the remake A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network and Trash. In ...more
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Naomie Harris is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Naomie Melanie Harris is a British actress. She played Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films Skyfall and will reprise the role in the upcoming Spectre, The Voodoo Witch Tia Dalma/Calypso in the ...more
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rachel bloom is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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American actress and comedian. She wrote and plays the lead role of Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

 

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Emile Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Emile Davenport Hirsch is an American film actor, whose works include Into the Wild, Lone Survivor, Milk, Prince Avalanche, The Motel Life, Speed Racer and the A&E networks simulcast ...more
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Zazie Beetz is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Zazie Beetz is a German-American actress known for the role of Vanessa "Van" Kiefer on Atlanta. In 2016, she appeared in the Netflix anthology series Easy, and in 2018, played Marvel ...more
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Sally Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Sally Cecilia Hawkins is an English actress. She made her film debut in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing in 2002. She would continue working with Leigh, appearing as Susan in Vera Drake in 2004, and ...more
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Tom Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Wilkinson, OBE is an English actor. He has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, for his roles in In the Bedroom and Michael Clayton. In 2009, he won Golden ...more
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Lakeith Stanfield is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Lakeith Lee Stanfield (born August 12, 1991), sometimes credited as Keith Stanfield, is an American actor and rapper. He made his feature film debut in Short Term 12 (2013), for which he was ...more
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Bérénice Bejo is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Bérénice Bejo is an Argentinian born French actress, who played Christiana in the 2001 film A Knight's Tale and Peppy Miller in the 2011 film The Artist. Her work in The Artist ...more
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Issa Rae is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Jo-Issa "Issa" Rae Diop (born January 12, 1985) is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator. She is best known as the creator, co-writer and star of the ...more
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Daniel Brühl is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Daniel César Martín Brühl González Domingo, known simply as Daniel Brühl, is a Spanish-German actor. He began his work at a young age in a German soap opera called ...more
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Cress Williams is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Cress Williams is a German-born American film and television actor, best known for playing the hitman Wyatt in Prison Break and detective Ed Williams in Close to Home. He is also known for his ...more
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Ashton Sanders is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Ashton Durrand Sanders (born October 24, 1995) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Teen Chiron in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight (2016).
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Luke Goss is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Luke Damon Goss is an English actor. He has appeared in numerous films including Blade II as Jared Nomak, One Night with the King as King Xerxes, Hellboy II: The Golden Army as Prince Nuada, ...more