This list is highly subject to change the more films I see in my life.
My honourable mentions who didn’t quite make the list include: Will Ferrell, Alec Baldwin and Dev Patel.
Without further ado, here are my top twenty favourite actors, in order…to a certain extent. Well, my top 10 are definitely in order anyway…
20. Bill Nighy – Favourite Performances: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Chalet Girl, About Time, The Magic Roundabout, Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter.
19. Gary Oldman – Favourite Performances: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Dracula, Harry Potter Franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, JFK.
18. Ben Kingsley – Favourite Performances: Gandhi, Schindler’s List, Shutter Island, Stonehearst Asylum, The Love Guru.
17. Robin Williams (R.I.P) – Favourite Performances: Mrs Doubtfire, Insomnia, Dead Poets Society, Hook, Aladdin.
16. Timothy Spall – Favourite Performances: The Enfield Haunting, Harry Potter, Mr Turner, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Pierrepoint.
15. Jake Gyllenhaal – Favourite Performances: Nightcrawler, Prisoners, Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac.
14. Dustin Hoffman – Favourite Performances: Rain Man, Hook, The Graduate, Meet the Fockers and Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
13. Alan Rickman (R.I.P) – Favourite Performances: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Little Chaos, Sense and Sensibility, Harry Potter Franchise, The Butler.
12. Tom Hardy – Favourite Performances: Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Legend, London Road, Inception
11. Johnny Depp – Favourite Performances: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean and Finding Neverland.
10. Tom Hanks – Favourite Performances: Saving Mr Banks, Toy Story Franchise, The Green Mile, Forrest Gump, Big, Saving Private Ryan and The Polar Express.
9. Colin Firth – Favourite Performances: Kingsman: The Secret Service, The King’s Speech, A Single Man, The Railway Man, Mamma Mia!
8. Leonardo DiCaprio – Favourite Performances: The Revenant, Shutter Island, The Great Gatsby, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic, J.Edgar.
7. James Stewart – Favourite Performances: Rear Window, Vertigo, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Philadelphia Story, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much.
6. Cary Grant – Favourite Performances: To Catch a Thief, Notorious, North by Northwest, The Philadelphia Story, Topper.
5. Mike Myers – Favourite Performances: The Love Guru, Cat in the Hat, Shrek Franchise, Austin Powers. Mike Myers has been a favourite ever since I was really young.
4. Christopher Waltz – Favourite Performances: Inglorious Basterds, Big Eyes, Django Unchained
3. Stanley Tucci – Favourite Performances: The Lovely Bones, Fortitude, The Devil Wears Prada, Easy A…the list goes on.
2. Kevin Spacey – Favourite Performances: American Beauty, House of Cards, The Usual Suspects, Seven.
1. Steve Carell – Favourite Performances: Anchorman, Foxcatcher, 40 year-old Virgin, The Office, Despicable Me…the list goes on. To put it simply, every single film Steve is in, I have loved. A very talented man who I absolutely adore – he’s hilarious, kind and has the most contagious laugh ever.
Who are your favourite actors? Do you agree with my choices? Is anyone else a huge Steve Carell fan like myself?? Let me know in the comments section below!