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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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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Good, Unforgiven, Dirty Harry
Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with ...more
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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Big Lebowski, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Ghost Rider
Samuel Pack Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American actor. His lanky physique, thick moustache, deep and resonant voice and Western drawl have led to frequent roles as cowboys and ranchers. ...more
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Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
No Country for Old Men, Men in Black, Captain America: The First Avenger
Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal ...more
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Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Forrest Gump, The Thing, The Fox and the Hound
Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the late ...more
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Danny Trejo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Heat, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, From Dusk till Dawn
Daniel Trejo (; Spanish: [ˈtɾexo]; born May 16, 1944) is an American actor and voice actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, often as a villain or an antihero. His films include Heat ...more
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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (, Italian: [de ˈniːro]; born August 17, 1943) is an American-Italian actor, producer, and director. He is a recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy ...more
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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Shining, Batman, The Departed
John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker who has performed for over sixty years. He is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, ...more
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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List
Liam John Neeson (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has been nominated for a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A recipient of critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, Jackson is the actor whose films have ...more
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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Iron Man, The Big Lebowski, Tron
Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor, singer, and producer. He comes from a prominent acting family and appeared on the television series Sea Hunt (1958–60), with ...more
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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, Batman Returns
Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, March 31, 1943) is an American actor, dancer, director, screenwriter, and playwright who has appeared in more than 100 films and television programs, ...more
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner
Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the Star Wars film series and as the title character of the Indiana Jones ...more
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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Pulp Fiction, Die Hard, The Sixth Sense
Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Born to a German mother and American father in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he moved to the United States with ...more
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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface
Alfredo James Pacino (; Italian: [paˈtʃiːno]; born April 25, 1940), known professionally as Al Pacino, is an American actor and filmmaker who has had a career spanning more than five decades. He ...more
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Tom Berenger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Inception, Platoon, Training Day
Tom Berenger (born Thomas Michael Moore; May 31, 1949) is an American television and motion picture actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of ...more
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Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Batman, Toy Story 3, Beetlejuice
Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), known professionally as Michael Keaton, is an American actor, producer, and director. He first rose to fame for his roles on the CBS sitcoms All's ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American politician, actor, filmmaker, and former professional bodybuilder. He served as the ...more
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Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
No Country for Old Men, The Goonies, Guardians of the Galaxy
Joshua James Brolin (; born February 12, 1968) is an American actor. Brolin has appeared in films such as The Goonies (1985), Mimic (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Grindhouse (2007), No Country for ...more
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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Gladiator, Man of Steel, A Beautiful Mind
Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia. He came to international attention for ...more
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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Rocky, Men in Black, First Blood
Sylvester Enzio Stallone (; born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, July 6, 1946) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. After his beginnings as a struggling actor for a ...more
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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Expendables 2, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, The Delta Force
Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he won many martial arts championships ...more
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Mickey Rourke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Iron Man 2, Sin City, The Expendables
Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke Jr. (; born September 16, 1952), is an American actor, screenwriter, and former boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and ...more
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Scott Glenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Silence of the Lambs, Apocalypse Now, Training Day
Theodore Scott Glenn is an American actor. His roles have included Wes Hightower in Urban Cowboy (1980), astronaut Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff (1983), Emmett in Silverado (1985), Commander ...more
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Ed Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Gravity
Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. His performances in Apollo 13 (1995), The Truman Show (1998), Pollock (2000) and The ...more
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Robert Forster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
voting closed at #24 Mulholland Drive, Jackie Brown, The Descendants
Robert Wallace Forster Jr. (born July 13, 1941) is an American actor, known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool (1969), Lebanese terrorist Abdul Rafai in The Delta ...more