10 Coolest Actors of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Some actors are famous, rich, talented, or iconic. Others are just really, really cool.
10. Robert De Niro
The one man who could have never missed this list, Robert De Niro opens the rating of the coolest actors ever.
This iconic movie star is primarily famous for his criminal dramas and years-long collaboration with his best friend Martin Scorcese, Hollywood’s best criminal drama director. Who would dare dispute De Niro’s status?
9. Johnny Depp
Tim Burton’s go-to Gothic movie star and everyone’s favorite pirate of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp has been among Hollywood’s royalty for decades now. Though he took a blow with the latest controversy, the actor emerged victorious from the legal battle and made his way back to the top of the pedestal. This is one tough, cool pirate.
8. Jack Nicholson
Some actors have a great track record; others have a stellar reputation; and then, there’s Jack Nicholson. Largely considered one of the greatest movie stars of all time, Jack Nicholson holds the record for Oscar nominations, and his filmography is nothing short of spectacular. We’re positively shocked Nicholson didn’t rank higher!
Whenever a director needs the most legendary “motherf*cker” in the middle of their movie to send the viewers into excitement overdrive, they reach out to Samuel L. Jackson. This man’s iconic on many levels, but he’s undeniably famous for his unique ability to swear in the coolest way possible. Only cool actors can do that.
6. Sean Connery
Despite his phenomenal resume, Sean Connery has always been — and will forever be — primarily remembered as the first James Bond actor. Connery portrayed the world’s favorite superspy in seven movies, and even though many others played Agent 007 after him, Sean Connery will forever be the original Agent 007.
Is there even a point in explaining who Harrison Ford is? This man has starred in a handful of the world’s most famous franchises throughout decades and half the time, he executed his roles brilliantly without even diving into the lore. Harrison Ford doesn’t mess around and is always witty and sharp, and the public adores him.
Others might be cool by their achievements or legacy; Robert Downey Jr. is cool by definition. The man single-handedly shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it today with one breakthrough movie and established himself as the most expensive actor in a few years. And now we learned he looks great in B&W dramas!
3. Morgan Freeman
Oh, where do we even start? Morgan Freeman is not just one of the best actors ever with an extensive track record; he’s also everyone’s favorite narrator. Famous for his deep and calm voice, Freeman can take you on any journey, and you’ll wish it never ends. Morgan Freeman is a delight to both watch and listen to, which is rare.
2. Tom Hanks
Many movie stars have a niche and a type, and whenever they leave their bubble, they feel blatantly unnatural. That’s not Tom Hanks’s case as the actor is among the few people who are not restricted by genres. Whatever project he joins, Hanks will nail his part, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a comedy or a drama movie.
1. Clint Eastwood
It’s only right that Clint Eastwood tops this list since no one can ever be as cool as him. The 93-year-old actor is a living legend with an immense legacy, and he cemented his place in movie history way before most modern actors were even born. Sharp, smart, and iconic, Clint Eastwood is the father and the old king of Hollywood.