Top Ten Lists: Best Actors/Actresses

I was going to write down the reasons why I picked these actors/actresses, but then I decided against it. My choices speak for themselves. My mark of a great actor/actress is his or her ability to transform on the screen as well as the capability of having range. These are in no particular order, but might change by next year. For now, here they are.

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My Top 10 Under Age 55 Actors (Living)

Michael Fassbender was born on April 2, 1977.

Christian Bale was born on January 30, 1974.

Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963.

Ryan Gosling was born on November 12, 1980.

Domhnall Gleeson was born on May 12, 1983.

Peter Dinklage was born on June 11, 1969.

Will Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967.

Tom Hardy was born on September 15, 1977.

John C. Reilly was born on May 24, 1965.

Joaquin Phoenix was born on October 28, 1974.

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My Top 10 Under Age 55 Actresses (Living)

Emily Blunt was born on February 23, 1983.

Kate Winslet was born on October 5, 1975

Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975.

Nicole Kidman was born on June 20, 1967.

Laura Linney was born on February 5, 1964.

Anne Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982.

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969.

Jessica Chastain was born on March 24, 1977.

Lili Taylor was born February 20, 1967.

Marion Cotillard was born September 30, 1975.

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My Top 10 Over Age 55 Actors (Living)

Daniel-Day Lewis was born on April 29, 1957.

Steve Buscemi was born on December 13, 1957.

Forest Whitaker was born on July 15, 1961.

Sean Penn was born on August 17, 1960.

Samuel L. Jackson was born on December 21, 1948.

Bill Murray was born on September 21, 1950.

Sidney Poitier was born on February 20, 1927.

Christoph Waltz was born on October 4, 1956.

Choi Min-sik was born on April 27, 1962.

Christopher Plummer was born on December 12, 1929.

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My Top 10 Over Age 55 Actresses (Living)

Helen Mirren was born on July 26, 1945.

Judi Dench was born on December 9, 1937.

Angela Bassett was born on August 16, 1958.

Glenn Close was born on March 19, 1947.

Francis McDormand was born on June 23, 1957.

Meryl Streep was born on June 22, 1949.

Katey Sagal was born on January 19, 1954.

Tilda Swinton was born on November 5, 1960.

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born on February 5, 1962.

Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958.

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My Top 10 Actors (Not Living)

Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 (died 2003).

J.T. Walsh was born on September 28, 1943 (died 1998).

Humphrey Bogart was born on December 25, 1899 (died 1957).

John Hurt was born on January 22, 1940 (died 2017).

Philip Seymour Hoffman was born on July 23, 1967 (died 2014).

Marlon Brando was born on April 3, 1924 (died 2004).

James Dean was born on February 8, 1931 (died 1955).

Paul Newman was born on January 26, 1925 (died 2008).

Alan Rickman was born on February 21, 1946 (died 2016).

James Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 (died 1997).

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My Top 10 Actresses (Not Living)

Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 (died 1982).

Elizabeth Taylor was born on February 27, 1932 (died 2011).

Judy Garland was born on June 10, 1922 (died 1969).

Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 (died 1962).

Ingrid Bergman was born on August 29, 1915 (died 1982).

Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938 (died 1981).

Lynn Redgrave was born on March 8, 1943 (died 2010).

Vivien Leigh was born on November 5, 1931 (died 1967).

Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 (died 1993).

Lauren Bacall was born on September 16, 1924 (died 2014).

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