Over the years, many actors who have great performances in blockbuster movies have achieved widespread international recognition. They simply focus on acting and consistently improve their acting skills. With considerable effort, they successfully deliver hard-hitting performances and contribute to bringing a part of huge profit. These talented and attractive actors grace the small and big screen in blockbusters and popular TV shows. With their talent and fame, they regularly receive advertising billboard contracts and offer great deals on big movie projects.
For many of the best male actors such as George Clooney, Anthony Hopkins, and Christopher Walken, being part of Hollywood’s elite is nothing new. Moving into a slightly younger crowd, we can see many popular faces like Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, or Christ Hemsworth, they are quickly becoming legendary.
Keep scrolling down to see the list of the best male actors working today.
#11 Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is the recipient of multiple accolades, in the 2000s, he becomes one of the most commercially successful film stars by his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the film series “Pirates of the Caribbean”. In 2021, Guinness World Records named him the world’s highest-paid actor.
#10 Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is known for his versatility and intense acting style. The movies in which he has been involved have grossed over 11 billion dollars worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time. He rose to prominence in British film with his portrayals of Sid Vicious in “Sid and Nancy” (1986), Joe Orton in “Prick Up Your Ears” and so on.
#9 Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is a highly prolific actor, appearing in over 150 movies. Alike, Gary Oldman, he ranked one of the highest-grossing actors of all time, with 27 billion dollars for each movie.
#8 Matt Damon
Forbes ranked Matt Damon as one of the most bankable stars. For his performance in “Good Will Hunting”, he won Academy and Golden Globe awards. He continued to take part in many movies and received praise from critics.
#7 Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington was named by The New York Times as the greatest actor of the 21st century. During his career, he earned himself numerous accolades and in 2022, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed upon him by President Joe Biden.
#6 Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the “Thelma and Louise” and gave acclaimed performances in “Seven” and “12 Monkeys”. He also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination.
#5 Hugh Jackman
During his career, Hugh Jackman has played in various genres, such as the romantic comedy “Kate and Leopold”, the action-horror “Van Helsing”, the thriller “Prisoners”, and the epic musical “The Greatest Showman”. He was nominated for many awards and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
#4 Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves was drawn to acting as a kid. When growing up, he continued to involve in many movies like “The Devil’s Advocate”, “The Matrix”, “Constantine” and so on. His performances gained praise from movie buffs and critics.
#3 Robert Downey Jr.
At a young age, Robert Downey Jr. appeared in many movies such as “Pound”, “Weird Science” and “Less Than Zero”. He gained international recognition for the role of Tony Stark in ten films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor was named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world and was listed by Forbes as Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.
#2 Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman has played various roles in a wide variety of film genres. Throughout his career, Morgan Freeman has received numerous accolades, including Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award. He has also won three Obie Awards, one of the most prestigious honors for recognizing excellence in theater.
#1 Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is a talented actor. At the age of 19, he received critical acclaim and was nominated for Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. He shot to stardom with “Romeo and Juliet” (1996) and Titanic (1997). He has earned many prestigious accolades and become one of the most in-demand actors in the world.