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Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now? 

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Updated May 13, 2020 93.8k votes 6.8k voters 42k views 90 items

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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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His career has been characterized by critical and popular notoriety in his youth, followed by a period of ...more

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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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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018, a role for which he ...more

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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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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor, film producer, and musician. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a Laurence Olivier ...more

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 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 nominated for many awards, including seven Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won a Grammy ...more

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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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Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?
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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?