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The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

Updated September 10, 2021 1.6m votes 116.3k voters 1.3m views264 items

List RulesWorking male actors who have starred in major films or TV series in the last ~5 years

The best actors working today include Hollywood legends, Academy Award winners and many of the top up and coming actors in the world right now. These talented and beautiful men grace the big and small screen with brilliant performances in our favorite movies and TV shows and do it really, really well. It's likely that many of these actors will long be remembered among the best actors of all time.

For many of these best male actors, being part of Hollywood's elite is nothing new. The likes of George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Christopher Walken, among other popular actors, have been around for decades and lost little of that spark that made them favorites.

Moving into a slightly younger crowd, many of the best current actors are quickly becoming legendary. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Aaron Paul, Michael Fassbender, Chris Hemswoth, Henry Cavill and Johnny Depp are not just all hot, but among the best Hollywood has to offer today.

How do you compare the newcomers and the veterans to the greatest actors of all time? However you rank them, do so below on this list of the best actors working today!

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