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The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever 

Derrick Deane
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Updated March 20, 2020 708.7k votes 44.6k voters 253.8k views 258 items

Ah Marvel movies. It began in 1944 with serialized films of Captain America and 70 years later, are one of the biggest, most lucrative movies in the film world. From The Avengers and X-Men, to The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Blade, Deadpool, Ghost Rider, and all 40+ movies that have been released and the many upcoming Marvel films, some of the most famous Hollywood actors have been cast in Marvel movies (and DC movies too).

Of course Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, and so many other have taken on a Marvel character, but the question still remains - who are your favorite actors from Marvel movies?

This list of actors from Marvel movies is a start and is ever-growing as Disney, Marvel Studios, FOX, and Sony continue to develop Marvel Comics properties for the big screen.

Vote on the list of Marvel movie actors below and if you see anyone missing (and I'm sure there are more than a few), feel free to add them so that other Marvel and comic book movie fans can vote on your additions!

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 53 from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War
2
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 50 from Sydney, Australia
X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men First Class (cameo), The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past
3
Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 35 from Melbourne, Australia
Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok
4
Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 37 from Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States of America
Captain America, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War
5
Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 38 from Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World
6
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 34 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War
7
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 70 from Washington, D.C., USA
Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron
8
Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 78 from Mirfield, United Kingdom
X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past
9
Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 39 from USA, Virginia, Minnesota
Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy 2
10
Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 79 from Burnley, United Kingdom
X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past
11
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 49 from Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War
12
Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 51 from Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America
The Avengers, Iron Man 3 (uncredited), The Avengers: Age of Ultron
13
Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Dawn Lupton added Age 42 from Vancouver, Canada
Blade: Trinity, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Deadpool
14
Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
CarloTendi added Age 22 from Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom
15
Jeremy Renner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 48 from USA, California, Modesto
Thor, The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron
16
Zoe Saldana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 40 from Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy 2
17
Elizabeth Olsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 30 from Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War
18
Sebastian Stan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 33 from Constan╚Ťa, Romania
Captain America, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War
19
Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 41 from Heidelberg, Germany
X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past
20
Stan Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 96 from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Captain America, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron
21
Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 51 from Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron
22
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 44 from USA, Abington Township, Pennsylvania
Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy 2
23
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 42 from Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
24
Jon Favreau is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 52 from Flushing, New York City, New York, United States of America
Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3
25
Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
Age 36 from Vancouver, Canada
The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Solider, The Avengers: Age of Ultron