Entertainment 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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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actor. ...more

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor, producer, and singer, whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of legal troubles, and a resurgence ...more

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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, he ...more

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, ...more

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, director, producer, musician, and author. Reeves is most well known for his acting career, beginning in 1985 and spanning for more than three decades. ...more

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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as ...more

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Donald McKinley Glover, also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and producer. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick ...more

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Viola Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Viola Davis is an American actress. Beginning her career on the stage, Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson's King Hedley II. She won a second Drama Desk Award ...more

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Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Michael Bakari Jordan is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as East Dillon High School quarterback Vince Howard in Friday Night Lights, Reggie Montgomery in All My Children, Steve ...more

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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Studios superhero films Thor, The Avengers, ...more

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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor. Reynolds portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel ...more

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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans is an American actor and film director. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as Steve Rogers / Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ...more

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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of ...more

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards. DiCaprio began his career by appearing ...more

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Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland is an English actor and dancer, best known for playing the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, as well as for ...more

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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston is an English actor. He is known for playing the character of Loki in the Marvel Studios films Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World. He has also ...more

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. In 1996, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. She appeared in the independent dramas The Burning Plain ...more

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Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 25 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