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The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working  

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List Rules Vote up Hollywood's most grizzled silver foxes.

Many of Hollywood's most grizzled actors make up some of the best the industry has produced over the past century. What makes an actor "Grizzled" has a lot to do with the rough and tough exterior they present. That isn't to say these gentlemen don't hide a sensitive side, but when you think of the men on this list, don't think back to their early careers, but rather to their older, more refined selves.

Most men who age well tend to put on that "Silver Fox" look or gruff exterior that works well in action movies, even if they spent the majority of their early days playing much different roles. these handsome aging actors are still attractive guys, but they do have a few more grey hairs than their publicists might be willing to let on. Guys like Tom Cruise won't be found here due to the fact that he doesn't age for some reason... seriously, the guy looks better than most 20-year-olds. The gentlemen who make it onto this list are refined, older gentlemen who have aged like the fine Scotch they drink... and look damn good doing it as well!

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Bruce Campbell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Fargo
Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American film and television actor, director, writer, producer and author. As a cult film actor, Campbell is best known for his role as Ash Williams and he has starred ...more
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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Rocky IV, The Expendables, The Expendables 2
Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, ...more
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Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Casino Royale, Skyfall, Road to Perdition
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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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin
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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Keith David is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Platoon, The Thing, Requiem for a Dream
Keith David Williams, better known as Keith David, is an American film, television, voice actor, and singer. He has acted in many mainstream films, such as There's Something About Mary, ...more
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Powers Boothe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Powers Boothe The Avengers, Sin City, Con Air
Powers Allen Boothe is an American television and film actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning 1980 portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones and ...more
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Fred Williamson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Fred Williamson From Dusk till Dawn, MASH, Starsky & Hutch
Frederick Robert "Fred" Williamson, nicknamed "The Hammer" is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back who played mainly in the American ...more
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Val Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Top Gun, Batman Forever, Heat
Val Edward Kilmer is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret!, then the cult ...more
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Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Expendables
Jason Statham is an English actor, martial artist and former diver. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Revolver. He has ...more
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Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Rocky, Predator, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Carl Weathers is an American actor and former professional football player. He is best known for portraying Apollo Creed in the Rocky series of films, Dillon in Predator, Chubbs Peterson in ...more
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James Woods is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Hercules, Casino, Once Upon a Time in America
James Howard Woods is an American actor, producer and voice artist. After his first Golden Globe nomination for a breakthrough role in The Onion Field, Woods starred in Once Upon a Time in ...more
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James Brolin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Catch Me If You Can, Traffic
James Brolin is an American actor, producer and director, best known for his roles in film and television, including sitcoms and soap operas. He is the father of actor Josh Brolin and husband of ...more