Entertainment 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 "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio ...more

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Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 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 is an American actor and film director. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard. ...more

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Danny Trejo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Heat, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, From Dusk till Dawn
Dan "Danny" Trejo is an American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, often as hypermasculine characters, villains and anti-heroes. Some of his notable films include ...more

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Rocky, Men in Black, First Blood
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. Stallone is well known for his Hollywood action roles. Two notable characters he has ...more

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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Iron Man, The Big Lebowski, Tron
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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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Big Lebowski, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Ghost Rider
Samuel Pack "Sam" Elliott is an American actor. His rangy physique, thick horseshoe moustache, deep, resonant voice, and Western drawl lend to frequent casting as cowboys and ranchers. ...more

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Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Forrest Gump, The Thing, The Fox and the Hound
Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the late 1960s, he ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, ...more

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner
Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of ...more

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Tom Berenger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Inception, Platoon, Training Day
Tom Berenger is an American television and motion picture actor and industrial lighting designer.

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface
Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface, and often appeared on ...more

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9 4
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Shining, Batman, The Departed
John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. Throughout his career, Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles, many of which ...more

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and the Martin Scorsese-directed ...more

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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Expendables 2, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, The Delta Force
Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Pulp Fiction, Die Hard, The Sixth Sense
Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting. He ...more

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10 6
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List
Liam John Neeson, OBE is an Irish actor. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur. Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson ...more

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Mickey Rourke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Iron Man 2, Sin City, The Expendables
Philip Andre Rourke, Jr., known as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films. During ...more

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5 3
Fred Williamson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
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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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, Batman Returns
Christopher Walken is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, Brainstorm, True Romance, Pulp ...more

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Robert Forster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Mulholland Drive, Jackie Brown, The Descendants
Robert Forster is an American actor, best known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool and Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, the latter of which gained him ...more

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Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
No Country for Old Men, The Goonies, Guardians of the Galaxy
Josh James Brolin is an American actor. He has acted in theater, film and television roles since 1985. He is known primarily for his film work. His first role was in the 1985 film The Goonies. ...more

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Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Batman, Toy Story 3, Beetlejuice
Michael John Douglas, better known by his stage name Michael Keaton, is an American actor, producer, director and comedian. He is currently a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University. ...more

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Scott Glenn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
The Silence of the Lambs, Apocalypse Now, Training Day
Theodore Scott Glenn better known as Scott Glenn is an American actor. His roles have included Wes Hightower in Urban Cowboy, astronaut Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff, Emmett in Silverado, ...more

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Rutger Hauer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Grizzled Actors Currently Working
Batman Begins, Blade Runner, Sin City
Rutger Oelsen Hauer is a Dutch actor, writer and environmentalist. His career began in 1969 with the title role in the Dutch television series Floris. His film credits include Flesh+Blood, Blind ...more