Total Nerd The Best Marvel Superhero Movie Actors  

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List Rules Vote up the overall best actors in any Marvel superhero film.

Comic book movies are especially hard to cast because there are so many die hard fans of these characters who see them all their own, unique way. No actor can perfectly embody everyone's opinion of an iconic comic book character, and beyond that comic readers tend to be an especially zealous and vocal bunch. The talented actors on this list have all taken on roles in Marvel films, and are still considered some of the best actors around (at least most of them).

Marvel Studios has done an amazing job of casting outside the box, making bold choices, casting against type, and sometimes even casting relative unknowns for huge roles (Hugh Jackman wasn't exactly a household name pre-Wolverine). Whatever it is they're doing, whatever their methods, they're certainly doing something right.

Marvel films feature the best actors, not just the biggest names, and they've taken to their roles well. Below are the best actors from Marvel movies. Vote up the best actors below!
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Hugh Jackman


Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Marvel Superhero Movie Actors
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Logan/Wolverine (X-Men franchise)

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Patrick Stewart


Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Marvel Superhero Movie Actors
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Professor Charles Xavier (X-Men franchise)

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Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Marvel Superhero Movie Actors
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Tony Stark/Iron Man (Avengers and Iron Man franchises)

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Ian McKellen


Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Marvel Superhero Movie Actors
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Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (X-Men franchise)

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