08 August 2011

JR's Top 10 Favorite Movie Actors

JR's Top 10 Favorite Movie ActorsJR goes back to his archive blogs and presents to you a blog published last 11 July 2009 on his Top 10 Favorite Movie and TV Actors. This time, however, JR will make a list on his Top 10 Favorite Movie Actors and another list on his Top 10 Favorite TV Actors.  
Action Movie actors dominated the list with 5 members followed by Sci-Fi Actors with 2 and by Horror Actors with 2. The list is also comprised of one Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role and three previous Sexiest Men Alive of People Magazine. All except for two actors are also starring in famous film series like Pirates of the Caribbean, Saw, Batman, Hannibal, Die Hard, Terminator, and James Bond. The list is led by the one who was born to star in the Bourne Movie series: Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, and Bourne Ultimatum. Comparing from JR's first list of his Top 10 Favorite Actors, only 6 retained to be on the list and there are 4 new members in the list. 

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JR's Top 10 Favorite Movie Actors
Matt Damon Johnny Depp Sean Connery Arnold Schwarzenneger Tobin Bell Adam Sandler LeonardoDiCaprio Anthony Hopkins Bruce Willis Christian Bale JR's TOP 10 FAVORITE MOVIE ACTORS

Summary of the Top 10:
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10
Records  |  Data Sources  |  Photo Credits

Table of Contents:
10 - Christian Bale
Check out this list in the Internet Movie Database Internet Movie Database:

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Matt Damon
(Matthew Paige Damon)

Born: 08 October 1970 (age 40)
Big Break: Good Will Hunting (1997)
From: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Education: dropout, Harvard University
Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Years Active: 1988-present
Total Movie Gross: $5,297,040,165
Highest Earning Movie: Saving Private Ryan ($481,635,085)

About Matt Damon:
Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting (1997), from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work and Damon garnered multiple Best Actor nominations, including the Academy Award, for his lead performance in the film. Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean's trilogy, and the Bourne series, while also gaining critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award as a supporting actor in Invictus (2009). He is one of the top forty highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.

JR's 5 Favorite Matt Damon Films:
The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Invictus, Ocean's Eleven

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Johnny Depp
(John Christopher Depp II)
Born: 09 June 1963 (age 48)
Big Break: 21 Jump Street (1987)
From: Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Musician
Years Active: 1984-present
Total Movie Gross: $7,657,083,547
Highest Earning Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1,060,615,812)

About Johnny Depp:
John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor. Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. Turning to film, he played the title character of Edward Scissorhands (1990), and later found box office success in films such as Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Rango (2011), and the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003-present). He has collaborated with director and friend Tim Burton in seven films, their most recent collaboration being Alice in Wonderland (2010). Depp has gained acclaim for his portrayals of people such as Edward D. Wood, Jr., in Ed Wood, Joseph D. Pistone in Donnie Brasco, Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, George Jung in Blow, and the bank robber John Dillinger in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. Films featuring Depp have grossed over $3.1 billion at the United States box office and over $7.6 billion worldwide. He has been nominated for top awards many times, winning the Best Actor Awards from the Golden Globes for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and from the Screen Actors Guild for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He also has garnered a sex symbol status in American cinema, being twice named as the Sexiest man alive by People magazine in 2003 and 2009.

JR's 5 Favorite Johnny Depp Films:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow

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Sean Connery
(Thomas Sean Connery)

Born: 25 August 1930 (age 81)
Big Break: Dr. No (1962)
From: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 1954-2006, 2010
Total Movie Gross: $3,491,984,937
Highest Earning Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ($474,171,806)

About Sean Connery:
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930), better known as Sean Connery, is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award). Connery is best-known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983 (six "official" EON productions films and the non-official Thunderball remake, Never Say Never Again). In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Murder on the Orient Express, Dragonheart, and The Rock. He was knighted in July 2000. Connery has been polled as "The Greatest Living Scot". In 1989, he was proclaimed "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine, and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted "Sexiest Man of the Century".

JR's 5 Favorite Sean Connery Films:
(5 of his James Bond films) 
Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever

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Arnold Schwarzenneger
(Arnold Alois Schwarzenneger)

Born: 30 July 1947 (age 64)
Big Break: Mr. Universe (1967)
From: Thal, Austria
Occupation: Bodybuilder, Actor, Director, Businessman, Investor, Politician
Years Active: 1965 to present
Total Movie Gross: $3,994,324,978
Highest Earning Movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($516,816,151)

About Arnold Schwarzenneger:
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American former professional bodybuilder, actor, director, businessman, investor, and politician who served as the 38th Governor of California (2003–11). Schwarzenegger began to weight train at the young age of 15 years old. He was awarded the title of Mr. Universe at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in the sport of bodybuilding and he has written several books and numerous articles on the sport. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. He was nicknamed the "Austrian Oak" and the "Styrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, "Arnie" during his acting career and more recently the "Governator" (a portmanteau of "Governor" and "Terminator"). As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in California's 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time. Schwarzenegger was sworn in for his second term on January 5, 2007. 

JR's 5 Favorite Arnold Schwarzenneger Films:
The Terminator, The Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Predator, Kindergarten Cop  

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Tobin Bell
(John H. Tobin, Jr.)

Born: 07 August 1942 (age 69)
Big Break: Mississippi Burning (1988)
From: Queens, New York, U.S.A.
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 1982 to present
Total Movie Gross: $1,566,733,196
Highest Earning Movie: The Firm ($270,340,892)

About Tobin Bell:
Tobin Bell (born Joseph H. Tobin, Jr.; August 7, 1942) is an American film and television character actor. After years of work doing stand-ins and background work on films, he got his first major acting job in Mississippi Burning (1988) and went on to star in made-for-television films and guest star in television shows throughout the 1990s. Bell is best known as the villain John "Jigsaw" Kramer of the Saw film series and is the only actor to appear in all seven films. He provided his voice in two video games based on the films, Saw and its sequel, Saw II: Flesh & Blood, in which he also provided his likeness. Bell's portrayal of Jigsaw has earned him five award nominations and two wins.

JR's 5 Favorite Tobin Bell Films:
(5 of his Saw films)
Saw, Saw II, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VII 3D 

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Adam Sandler
(Adam Richard Sandler)

Born: 09 September 1966 (age 44)
Big Break: Saturday Night Live (1994)
From: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Musician, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Film Producer
Years Active: 1987 to present
Total Movie Gross: $3,261,536,333
Highest Earning Movie: Grown-Ups ($272,223,430)

About Adam Sandler:
Tobin Bell (born Joseph H. Tobin, Jr.; August 7, 1942) is an American film and television character actor. After years of work doing stand-ins and background work on films, he got his first major acting job in Mississippi Burning (1988) and went on to star in made-for-television films and guest star in television shows throughout the 1990s. Bell is best known as the villain John "Jigsaw" Kramer of the Saw film series and is the only actor to appear in all seven films. He provided his voice in two video games based on the films, Saw and its sequel, Saw II: Flesh & Blood, in which he also provided his likeness. Bell's portrayal of Jigsaw has earned him five award nominations and two wins.

JR's 5 Favorite Adam Sandler Films:
The Longest Yard, Just Go With It, Anger Management, Bedtime Stories, Funny People

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Leonardo DiCaprio
(Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio)

Born: 11 November 1974 (age 36)
Big Break: What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
From: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Occupation: Actor, Film Producer
Years Active: 1989 to present
Total Movie Gross: $4,706,622,447
Highest Earning Movie: Titanic ($1,842,879,955)

About Leonardo DiCaprio:
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. He has received many awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Aviator (2004). In addition, he has won a Silver Bear, a Chlotrudis Award and a Satellite Award among others, and has been nominated by the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, DiCaprio started his career by appearing in television commercials prior to landing recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s. He made his film debut in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3 (1991) and received first notable critical praise for his performance in This Boy's Life (1993). DiCaprio obtained recognition for his subsequent work in supporting roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Marvin's Room (1996), as well as leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame in James Cameron's Titanic (1997). Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has been nominated for awards for his work in such films as Catch Me If You Can (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), The Departed (2006), and Revolutionary Road (2008). His latest films Shutter Island (2010) and Inception (2010) rank among the biggest commercial successes of his career. DiCaprio owns a production company named Appian Way Productions, whose productions include the films Gardener of Eden (2007) and Orphan (2009). A committed environmentalist, DiCaprio has received praise from environmental groups for his activism.

JR's 5 Favorite Leonardo DiCaprio Films:
Inception, Titanic, Romeo and Juliet, Shutter Island, The Departed

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Anthony Hopkins
(Philip Anthony Hopkins)

Born: 31 December 1937 (age 73)
Big Break: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
From: Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 1967 to present
Total Movie Gross: $4,078,727,984
Highest Earning Movie: Mission: Impossible 2 ($546,209,889)

About Anthony Hopkins:
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937), best known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage and television. Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor), its sequel Hannibal, and its prequel Red Dragon. Other prominent film credits include The Lion in Winter, Magic, The Elephant Man, 84 Charing Cross Road, Dracula, Legends of the Fall, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon, and Fracture. Hopkins was born and brought up in Wales. Retaining his British citizenship, he became a U.S. citizen on 12 April 2000. Hopkins' films have spanned a wide variety of genres, from family films to horror. As well as his Academy Award, Hopkins has also won three BAFTA Awards, two Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Cecil B. DeMille Award. Hopkins was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for services to the arts. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.

JR's 5 Favorite Anthony Hopkins Films:
The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon, The Rite, Beowulf

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Bruce Willis
(Walter Bruce Willis)

Born: 19 March 1955 (age 56)
Big Break: Die Hard (1988)
From: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Producer, Musician
Years Active: 1980 to present
Total Movie Gross: $6,805,908,743
Highest Earning Movie: The Sixth Sense ($672,806,292)

About Bruce Willis:
Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), better known as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction, Sin City, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense. Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe Award-winning and four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000, following thirteen years of marriage.

JR's 5 Favorite Bruce Willis Films:
Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, Ocean's Twelve

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Christian Bale
(Christian Charles Philip Bale)

Born: 30 January 1974 (age 37)
Big Break: Empire of the Sun (1987)
From: Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 1982 to present
Total Movie Gross: $3,313,930,858
Highest Earning Movie: The Dark Knight ($1,001,945,358)

About Christian Bale:
Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Best known for his roles in American films, Bale has starred in both big budget Hollywood films and the smaller projects from independent producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye at the age of 13, when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987). He played an English boy who is separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. He is notable for his role as serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000), and for portraying Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). In 2010, Bale played Dicky Eklund in the biopic The Fighter. He received critical acclaim for his role and won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

JR's 5 Favorite Christian Bale Films:
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, American Psycho, Terminator Salvation, Public Enemies

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Best Earning Movie Actors
1. Johnny Depp ($7,657,083,547)
2. Bruce Willis ($6,805,908,743)
3. Matt Damon ($5,297,040,165)
4. Leonardo DiCaprio ($4,706,622,447)
5. Anthony Hopkins ($4,078,727,984)

Best Earning Movies
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Johnny Depp ($1,060,615,812)
2. Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio ($1,842,879,955)
3. The Dark Knight, Christian Bale ($1,001,945,358)
4. The Sixth Sense, Bruce Willis ($672,806,292)
5. Mission: Impossible 2, Anthony Hopkins ($546,209,889)

Most Years Active
1. Sean Connery (53 Years Active, 1954-2006, 2010)
2. Arnold Schwarzenneger (46 Years Active, 1965 to present)
3. Anthony Hopkins (44 Years Active, 1967 to present) 
4. Bruce Willis (31 Years Active, 1980 to present)
5. Tobin Bell (29 Years Active, 1982 to present)

Honorable Mentions
1. Robert Downey, Jr.
2. Tobey Maguire
3. Tom Hanks
4. Robin Williams
5. Eddie Murphy
6. Daniel Radcliffe
7. Nicolas Cage
8. Robert DeNiro
9. Tom Cruise
10. Morgan Freeman
(They are possible entries to JR's future Top 10 Favorite Movie Actors Blog release)

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JR updates one of his achive blogs today...
This marks the end of one of the oldest blogs in JR Late Night Blogs history as it is replaced by an updated version.

JR presented to you his picks for the Best Actors in this Modern Era,
and tomorrow he presents to you his picks for the Best Actresses
By the way, JR only chose living actors. No worries, JR will release a list on his picks for the Best Actors and Actresses of All Time which includes all posthumous actors.


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Wikipedia Wikipedia
1) Matt Damon
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Damon
2) Johnny Depp
3) Sean Connery
4) Arnold Schwarzenneger
5) Tobin Bell
6) Adam Sandler
7) Leonardo DiCaprio
8) Anthony Hopkins
9) Bruce Willis
10) Christian Bale

The Numbers 
1) Matt Damon
2) Johnny Depp
3) Sean Connery
4) Arnold Schwarzenneger
5) Tobin Bell
6) Adam Sandler
7) Leonardo DiCaprio
8) Anthony Hopkins
9) Bruce Willis
10) Christian Bale

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1) Matt Damon
>>> http://www.flix66.com/2010/06/24/cameron-crowe%E2%80%99s-we-bought-a-zoo-looking-to-cast-matt-damon/
>>> http://thefilmstage.com/news/matt-damon-considering-father-daughter-time-as-directorial-debut/
2) Johnny Depp
>>> http://idolko.com/johnny-depp-photo-gallery/
3) Sean Connery
>>> http://elitistmagazine.com/living/sean-connery-reads-from-a-phonebook/
4) Arnold Schwarzenneger
>>> http://robotceleb.com/news/223040-05102011-morning-robot-arnold-schwarzenegger-cheryl-cole-lady-gaga.html
5) Tobin Bell
>>> http://screenrant.com/saw-vii-3d-details-sandy-58175/
6) Adam Sandler
>>> http://lyricsdog.eu/s/adam%20sandler%20and%20family
7) Leonardo DiCaprio
>>> http://www.thehunkies.com/leonardo-dicaprio/
8) Anthony Hopkins
>>> http://connect.in.com/eva-mendes-hairstyles/images-anthonyhopkins-wallpaper-free-computer-wallpaper-of-anthonyhopkins-17-876508285799.html
9) Bruce Willis
>>> http://www.celebritywallpaperbase.com/category/bruce-willis/
10) Christian Bale
>>> http://duyenatexeter.blogspot.com/2008/07/july-11-2008-heat-rash.html

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