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Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?

Updated August 24, 2020 156.6k votes 8.0k voters 50.6k views90 items

List RulesWhether 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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    Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film... more on Wikipedia

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    Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
    Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A... more on Wikipedia

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    Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Thomas Stanley Holland (born June 1, 1996) is an English actor and dancer. A graduate of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Christopher Robert Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. Evans is known for his... more on Wikipedia
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    Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
    Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor who has... more on Wikipedia

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    Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
    Matthew McConaughey (; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor and producer. He first... more on Wikipedia

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    Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor, film producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He has... more on Wikipedia

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    Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been... more on Wikipedia

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    Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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    Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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