Top 20 Best TV Actors

We’ve all got our favorite TV actors, but some of them are objectively fantastic, therefore our personal opinion cannot really outweigh the general one. In the following, we’ll shed light on 20 of the highest-rated actors of all time.

We will be focusing on both actors from the past and actors from the modern age. This way, we’ll do justice to everybody. Let’s not waste another second and get to it.

1. Vincent Price

Vincent Price

It is yet unclear to us what we love most about Vincent Price: his voice that could cradle babies to sleep or his absolutely pristine acting in old horror flicks, primarily in adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe short stories and poems.

There’s nothing like listening to him on a cold winter night with a cup of hot chocolate in your hands.

2. Clint Eastwood

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When you think of Clint Eastwood, you can’t but picture Colts, deserts and gunslingers. He will always be one of the greatest representatives of the spaghetti western genre. It’s kind of sad we’ll never be as cool as he is.

3. Charles Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Charles Chaplin is a larger-than-life figure. He’s more than an actor – he’s the embodiment of the fears that permeated the era he lived in and the proof that you can say a lot without opening your mouth.

4. James Dean

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Dean is very much of a mystery, even after decades, and an undying sex symbol. He didn’t star in many movies, but he didn’t need to because Rebel Without a Cause propelled him among the best actors of all times.

5. John Wayne

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For at least 30 years, no one could surpass John Wayne in terms of charisma and professionalism on the screen. We all know him from the late-night westerns that kept us on our toes.

6. Ian McKellen

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“Run, you fools!” When Gandalf tells you to run, you shouldn’t waste another second. Ian McKellen is one of the greatest figures of modern-day cinema and has played in roles that other actors would kill for.

7. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

It’s less likely that a person on this planet hasn’t heard of Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands or Tonto. Depp is hands down one of the most successful actors of the modern age and is partially responsible for giving extra life to Tim Burton’s gothic movies.

8. Heath Ledger

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The best Joker Batman ever fought against and a wound on the cinema industry that will never heal. There has seldom been a young actor with such potential. Unfortunately, he was cut down in his prime.

9. Christopher Lee

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Sir Christopher Lee has had roles in most blockbusters of the 21st century: the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Dracula, among others. He was one of the titans of classic horror movies, alongside his longtime friends Vincent Price and Peter Cushing.

10. Gary Oldman

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Oldman is best known for his roles as Dracula, Batman’s help in The Dark Knight franchise and Sirius Black from the Harry Potter. The list of movies he has starred in could go on forever.

11. Mel Gibson

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The fact that you don’t hear much about him these days, he was, at one point, more famous than any other actor. He played notable roles in Braveheart, Lethal Weapon and Bird on a Wire.

12. Will Smith

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Who else could start punching an alien right in its face? Of course, we’re talking about the Independence Day scene. Will Smith is definitely an eclectic actor that has risen to prominence like a rocket. Not everyone knows that his favorite book is the color of water by James McBride. Will Smith is amazed by the color of water characters, that have power and humanity inside of them. This is a book about freedom and power of soul.

13. Leonardo DiCaprio

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In total, Leo has had 161 nominations to most prestigious film awards these days. And he finally got the Oscar he deserved for years, for his fantastic role in the breathtaking The Revenant.

14. Morgan Freeman

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Morgan Freeman is God. Literally God. He’s starred in so many movies that it would take us an eternity to even enumerate. Notable appearances: Se7en, Million Dollar Baby, The Dark Knight.

15. Robin Williams

Robin Williams

None funnier than Mr. Robin, who has entertained us for decades until he couldn’t muster the power to pretend he was happy. One of the saddest losses not only of cinema but of the entire world.

16. Al Pacino

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The Triple Crown of Acting – check!  Al Pacino seldom needs any introduction. Sorry, Corleone doesn’t need any introduction. Hopefully, we won’t be walking on the bottom of the ocean…. If you know what we mean by saying this.

17. Marlon Brando

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Brando is one of the most prominent cinema figures of the 20th century. He was to cinema what Elvis was for rock and roll. Even nowadays, he influences countless actors that try to emulate his distinct acting style and charismatic mannerisms.

18. Ralph Fiennes

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Probably the single actor that can go from menacing to totally cool within a second, without giving the impression he’s acting it all up. He’s the Lord Voldemort we love to hate and the one and only Heathcliff worth watching.

19. Christopher Walken

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Walken can freeze all the blood in your body just by looking at you. But then again, that’s further proof that he can act. Big-time. At the moment, he’s starred in more than 100 movies and TV shows.

20. Joe Pesci

We’ll always think of him as the burglar that is beaten into submission by a kid, but Pesci has had roles in plenty of films that made him one of the most successful actors of the 21st century.

Final Thoughts

There are thousands of actors all over the world and it would be really difficult to make a survey with results that would be set in stone. However, what we can do is to bring to the fore just a few of them that have been and still are iconic in the cinema industry.

These 20 here have acted in some of the best movies that have ever been made and truly deserve to be this in this top. This is not to say others weren’t as talented – of course not. Maybe you can tell us what those would be?

Top 20 Best TV Actresses

Knowing the best actresses in the industry, from both the past and the present, can come in handy when you don’t know what movie to pick up for the next watching session.

Of course, our top is as objective as such a list can be. In the following, we’ll talk about 20 of the actresses that have made a name for themselves throughout their careers.

1. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn-Monroe

Even people who are not into watching movies know who Monroe is. There are almost 6 decades since she’s passed, but she’s still very much the sex symbol she was when alive and dominating the Hollywood scene.

2. Greta Garbo

Like Monroe, Garbo was notorious in the classic era of Hollywood movies and was widely regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses that ever lived and graced the screen.

3. Natalie Wood

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You probably know her from the cult classic Rebel Without a Cause and Miracle on 34th Street. She was hugely popular until she died in 1981. Natalie was such a good actress, even at a young age, that when she was 25, she already had 3 nominations for the Academy Awards under her belt.

4. Nicole Kidman 

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Beautiful, witty and always stylish – Kidman has it all. And obviously, she’s been in Hollywood’s top actresses for years now. We’re still debating whether or not we love her more for her movies or for how beautiful she is.

5. Jennifer Aniston

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Even though she’s been in countless movies, she’ll always be known as the one and only Rachel Greene from the show Friends. We’re the Millers, Along Came Polly and Horrible Bosses are other notable films she’s starred in.

6. Kate Beckinsale

Kate’s looks definitely match her acting prowess. She’s held in high regards for her role as the vampire and werewolf slayer in the Underworld series. Total Recall, Whiteout, and Van Helsing should also be on your list if you’ve got a penchant for Kate.

7. Elizabeth Taylor

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Women loved her, and men even more. Taylor is seen as the last star to come out of the old Hollywood. It’s safe to say she closed that chapter with style. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a must-see in order to get a sense of how good an actress Taylor was.

8. Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless

Admit it, you couldn’t wait for the next episode of Xena- The Warrior Princess, couldn’t you? She’ll always be a warrior in our hearts, in spite of the fact that she’s nowhere as near as popular nowadays as she was in the ‘90s.

9. Eva Green

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She’s played so many roles as a madwoman that sometimes it’s hard to believe she’s not as such in real life. Regardless, she’s one of the best actresses at the moment and really seems to get more roles than any other actress.

10. Katharine Hepburn

Hepburn was one of the most gigantic and influential personalities in the old Hollywood, having lasted in the industry for more than 6 decades. She was strongly independent and changed society’s perception of women.

11. Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

Without a doubt one of the most known English actresses of all time. Of course, you probably only know her as Professor McGonagall from the Harry Potter series, in spite of the fact that the list of movies she’s played in is almost inexhaustible.

12. Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid is mostly known for her role in the huge hit Casablanca, as well as from thrillers like Spellbound and Under Capricorn. If you haven’t watched any of these, you have some catching up to do.

13. Amy Adams

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She’s starred in the popular – and equally disturbing – Nocturnal Animals and had a fleeting role as Jim Halpert’s girlfriend in The Office, among other outstanding roles. She’s climbing to the top, no doubt about that.

14. Charlize Theron

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Charlize is one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses at the moment, and understandably so since she’s starred in countless blockbusters like Mad Max and The Devil’s Advocate. She’s also starred in One Million Ways to Die in The West, with Family Guy-creator, Seth MacFarlane.

15. Anjelica Huston

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Anjelica Houston is best known for her role as Morticia Addams from the legendary The Addams Family. Obviously, she’s starred in other movies with equal success.

16. Goldie Hawn

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Bird on a Wire – remember that? A movie from the era when Mel Gibson was still one of the highest-paid actors of all time. Think Goldie Hawn and you immediately get nostalgic about the ‘90s.

17. Carrie Fisher

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Fisher’s name is already synonymous with the Star Wars franchise. For us, she will always be Princess Leia. She is all the more important since she’s managed to be a peerless actress while struggling with an on-off addiction and bipolar disorder.

18. Natalie Portman

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She gave the word “swan dive” a whole new meaning when she starred in the hugely successful Black Swan. Natalie has all that it takes to play roles as versatile as possible.

19. Janet Leigh

Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was more difficult for the actors involved in it than for the audience. Janet got quite paranoid after this movie, but she definitely nailed it like no one else could.

20. Hilary Swank

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Hilary Swank began small in the industry but made a career for herself through her roles in Karate Kid, Insomnia and Million Dollar Baby, in which she’s acted alongside legends like Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.

Final Thoughts

Acting is an extremely competitive field. The actresses that are in vogue this year might be downgraded the next. This is how these things go. However, there are a few actresses (at least 20) whose talent has endured the test of time.

Many of them come from the golden age of Hollywood, but new ones are slowly coming into the picture, as it is normal. We’re convinced that all of you might have different choices when it comes to actresses. That’s normal too.

Please feel free to tell us what your favorite actresses are and why you think they should have been included in this top.

Top 20 Best TV Couples

We think we are fascinated with TV couples because we have a lot of things to learn from them. They teach us how to improve our relationships and how to get along with each other properly.

Another reason why that is might be the fact that it’s easier to learn from the mistakes other couples make than from our own. Let’s not waste another minute and take a look at 20 of the best couples in TV shows.

1. Jim and Pam (The Office)

There never was and never will be a better couple – in a TV show or otherwise – than Jim and Pam. Watch The Office and you’ll see why. And keep some tissues handy, because there will be tears.

Seeing them evolve as a couple is as satisfying as being in a relationship yourself. Without a doubt, the most beautiful couple in all TV shows past, present or future.

2. Ross and Rachel (Friends)

Ross and Rachel have been on and off for the entire duration of the show, but they wound up together for good in the last season, much to the glee of the fans. Lobsters are lobsters, you know…

And for the love of God, don’t wait years until you finally tell your crush you’re in love with her. Do it now.

3. Ben and Leslie (Parks and Recreation)

There’s nothing better than watching two relatively deranged characters come together. Leslie and Ben show us that love can be a hilarious thing.

4. Carla and Turk (Scrubs)

One of the funniest and cutest couples on TV, without a doubt. They’ve been through their fair share of misfortune, too, but always came through.

5. Aragorn and Arwen (The Lord of the Rings)

Love is stronger than death, or at least makes the latter more tolerable. This is one of the things we’ve learned from LOTR’s Aragorn and Arwen. The two are absolutely fantastic together.

6. Peter and Lois (Family Guy)

Can you picture them apart? It’s less likely: they’re perfect for each other. The fact that their relationship often causes excessive laughing is a discussion for another time. Having some problems up there can be quite awesome.

7. Jack and Rose (Titanic)

True love is about sacrifice, and Jack has made the ultimate one. Watch the two parting and you have to be made of stone not to cry.

8. Monica and Chandler (Friends)

Initially, nobody would have seen these two getting together, but now nobody can see them apart. They prove it’s important to have a relationship in which one’s a joker and the other one brings the joker back to earth.

9. Dwight and Angela (The Office)

Probably the strictest (and absolutely most hysterical) couples you’ll ever see. Love works in mysterious ways when a partner owns a beet farm and the other one would rather farm cats.

10. Khal and Daenerys (Game of Thrones)

What started as pretty much a sexual abuse situation turned out to be a relationship that made fans of the show more than jealous. It probably has something to do with Momoa’s six-pack.

11. Glenn and Maggie (The Walking Dead)

Even though quite shortlived, the relationship between Glenn and Maggie was a major thing in the AMC legendary show until Glenn was introduced to a bat called Lucille by the man we love to hate and hate to love.

12. Noah and Allie (The Notebook)

One of the most beautiful couples on television and at the same time, lachrymose. However, love always wins, regardless of financial status.

13. The Beast and Belle (The Beauty and the Beast)

Physical appearance really doesn’t matter – this is what we’ve learned from these two. It’s all about what’s inside. There could be no top without this classic pair.

14. Damon and Elena (The Vampire Diaries)

There are people who watch this show solely for this beautiful couple of once-vampires that love each other with a fiery love.

15. Rick and Michonne (The Walking Dead)

We think it’s safe to say this was the least expected relationship in the show, but we’re happy it happened. Both are born warriors and willing to do whatever it takes to protect their family.

16. Jonathan and Nancy (Stranger Things)

We liked Steve, but not as much as we did Jonathan, a down-to-earth guy that really seems to be madly in love with Nancy for all the good reasons.

17. Heathcliff and Cathy (Wuthering Heights)

This pair is worth mentioning because it shows how destructive love can be sometimes. This is the kind of toxic relationship your parents warn you about when you go on your first date.

Even though theirs ends tragically, it’s one of the most famous couples in TV history, played formidably by Ralph Fiennes Juliette Binoche.

18. Laura and Shadow Moon (American Gods)

A dysfunctional relationship at best, but hey, they’re a couple, in spite of Laura’s horrific deed and the fact that she’s dead.            We’ve chosen to present this in order for you to know what a “toxic” relationship really is.

19. Joel and Clementine (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

We’ve all loved this cult movie, and we loved the couple in it even more. Love always finds a way, a way that might not be apparent at first sight – this is a really important lesson we should all learn at some point or another.

20. Blaine and Kurt (Glee)

Sometimes it’s better to just do what your heart tells you right away. The two also prove that growing up is an important factor in keeping a relationship afloat.

Final Thoughts

Each of us has a favorite TV couple that makes us watch the particular show or movie it’s in a thousand times without getting bored. Obviously, there’s nothing bad with that.

Sometimes we need to see a relationship unfold before our eyes in order to know what it feels like to be truly in love: it’s great, but both partners have to work hard to keep things as they are. What’s your favorite couple out of the 20 we’ve mentioned and why?