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The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

Updated March 20, 2020 903.4k votes 47.6k voters 273.6k views258 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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  • 1
    Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    28,011
    5,593
    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
    25,588
    5,107
    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
    20,334
    4,059
    Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok
  • 4
    Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    13,696
    3,335
    Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • 5
    Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    18,065
    4,427
    Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World
  • 6
    Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    20,671
    5,084
    Captain America, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War
  • 7
    Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    13,173
    2,271
  • 8
    Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    16,643
    4,076
    Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War
  • 9
    Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    13,937
    3,420
    X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • 10
    Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    15,229
    3,718
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • 11
    Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    11,459
    2,854

    Paul Rudd

    Age: 51
    Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War
  • 12
    Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    12,127
    3,908
    X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • 13
    Elizabeth Olsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    8,715
    2,788
    The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War
  • 14
    Zoe Saldana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    7,744
    2,141
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • 15
    Stan Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    16,247
    2,871

    Stan Lee

    Age: 97
    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
  • 16
    Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    13,220
    4,868
    The Avengers, Iron Man 3 (uncredited), The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • 17
    Jeremy Renner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    10,581
    3,863
    Thor, The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • 18
    Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    19,673
    2,996
    Blade: Trinity, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Deadpool
  • 19
    Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    6,677
    1,314

    Chadwick Boseman

    Age: 37
    Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War
  • 20
    Sebastian Stan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    7,940
    2,940
    Captain America, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War
  • 21
    Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    6,203
    2,225
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • 22
    Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    7,868
    2,799
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • 23
    Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    12,109
    2,963
  • 24
    Michael Peña is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    3,023
    1,001
    Ant-Man
  • 25
    Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever
    7,220
    2,843

    Idris Elba

    Age: 43
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron
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