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100 Best Film Actors Of The 2010s

Close-Up Culture list our 100 best actors from the 2010s.


100. JK Simmons (Whiplash, The Accountant, La La Land)

99. John David Washington (BlackKklansman, The Old Man And The Gun, Monsters And Men)

98. Javier Bardem (Mother!, Biutiful, Everyone Knows)

97. Tessa Thompson (Creed, Annihilation, Selma)

96. Cillian Murphy (Inception, Anthropoid, Dunkirk)

95. Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Favourite, Equals)

94. Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions, The Sisters Brothers)

93. Rachel McAdams (About Time, Spotlight, A Most Wanted Man)

92. Lea Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Colour, The Lobster, Midnight In Paris)

91. Brie Larson (Room, Just Mercy, Kong: Skull Island)

90. Denzel Washington (Fences, The Equalizer, Flight)

89. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Light Between Oceans, Tomb Raider)

88. Jeremy Renner (Wind River, The Town, American Hustle)

87. Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Vice, Seven Psychopaths)

86. Dev Patel (Lion, Hotel Mumbai, The Man Who Knew Infinity)

85. Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault In Our Stars, Divergent)

84. Miles Teller (Whiplash, The Spectacular Now, Only The Brave)

83. Anya Taylor Joy (The Witch, Thoroughbreds, Split)

82. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave, The Martian, The Lion King)

81. Jeff Bridges (Hell Or High Water, True Grit, Bad Times At The El Royale)

80. Laura Dern (Certain Women, Marriage Story, Little Women)

79. Chloe Grace Moretz (The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, Kick Ass, Clouds Of Sils Maria)

78. Lily James (Baby Driver, Cinderella, Darkest Hour)

77. Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jurassic World, Passengers)

76. David Oyelowo (Selma, Gringo, A United Kingdom)

75. George MacKay (1917, Captain Fantastic, How I Live Now)

74. Meryl Streep (The Post, Florence Foster Jenkins, August: Osage County)

73. Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Hail, Caesar!, Isle Of Dogs)

72. Viggo Mortenson (Green Book, Captain Fantastic, Far From Men)

71. Kiera Knightley (Colette, Official Secrets, Begin Again)

70. Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Dark Knight Rises)

69. Tom Cruise (Edge Of Tomorrow, American Made, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol)

68. Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Suspiria, Snowpiercer)

67. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, Beautiful Boy, The Big Short)

66. Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Breathe, Silence)

65. Samuel L Jackson (Django Unchained, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Hateful Eight)

64. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, 1917, 12 Years A Slave)

63. Rachel Weisz (The Favourite, The Lobster, Disobedience)

62. Hugh Jackman (Logan, The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables)

61. Matt Damon (The Martian, Ford v Ferrari, Interstellar)

60. Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables, The Intern, Interstellar)

59. Ben Affleck (Gone Girl, Argo, The Town)

58. Taron Egerton (Rocket Man, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie The Eagle)

57. Juliette Binoche (Clouds Of Sils Maria, Let The Sunshine In, High Life)

56. Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water, Maudie, Blue Jasmine)

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55. Julianne Moore (Gloria Bell, Still Alice, The Kids Are All Right)

54. Song Kang-ho (Parasite, Snowpiercer, A Taxi Driver)

53. Adèle Haenel (Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, The Unknown Girl, Love At First Sight)

52. Carey Mulligan (Wildlife, Mudbound, Drive)

51. Toni Collette (Hereditary, Knives Out, Miss You Already)

50. Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, The Revenant, Brooklyn)

49. Octavia Spencer (The Shape Of Water, Hidden Figures, The Help)

48. Nicole Kidman (The Killing Of A Sacred Dear, Destroyer, Bombshell)

47. Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon, 20th Century Women, The Beguiled)

46. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Hostiles, A United Kingdom)

45. Christian Bale (American Hustle, The Big Short, Ford v Ferrari)

44. Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood)

43. Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight, Shutter Island, Begin Again)

42. Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place, Sicario, Edge Of Tomorrow)

41. Viola Davis (Widows, Fences, The Help)

40. Jessie Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me, Cafe Society)

39. Daniel Kaluyya (Get Out, Widows, Queen & Slim)

38. Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Little Women, Beautiful Boy)

37. Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Moneyball, The Big Short)

36. Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle)

35. Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea, Blue Valentine, Certain Women)

34. Tom Hardy (Dunkirk, Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road)

33. Michael B Jordan (Creed, Fruitvale Station, Just Mercy)

32. Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Ex Machina, A Most Violent Year)

31. Isabelle Huppert (Elle, Things To Come, Amour)

30. Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, A Ghost Story)

29. Shahab Hosseini (A Separation, The Salesman, Gholam)

28. Cate Blanchett (Carol, Blue Jasmine, Hanna)

27. Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, Bombshell)

26. Ethan Hawke (First Reformed, Boyhood, Before Sunset)

25. Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Lobster, Tyrannosaur)

24. Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse, At Eternity’s Gate, The Florida Project)

23. Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave, Us, Black Panther)

22. Daniel Day Lewis (Phantom Thread, Lincoln)

21. Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy, Django Unchained, Baby Driver)

20. Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, Bombshell, Mary Queen Of Scots)

19. Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse, Good Time, High Life)

18. Adam Driver (Paterson, Marriage Story, Frances Ha)

17. Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, Silver Linings Playbook, Mother!)

16. Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Lady Macbeth, Little Women)

15. Mahershala Ali (Green Book, Moonlight, The Place Beyond Two Pines)

14. Michael Keaton (Birdman, Spotlight, The Founder)

13. Rooney Mara (Carol, A Ghost Story, Una)

12. Amy Adams (Arrival, Nocturnal Animals, American Hustle)

11. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Prisoners, Nocturnal Animals)

10. Ryan Gosling (Drive, Blade Runner 2049, La La Land)

9. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Little Women, Lady Bird)

8. Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, Under The Skin)

7. Emma Stone (La La Land, Birdman, The Favourite)

6. Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club, Killer Joe)

5. Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night, Rust And Bone, Inception)

4. Natalie Portman (Black Swan, Jackie, Annihilation)

3. Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper, Clouds Of Sils Maria, Certain Women)

2. Joaquin Phoenix (Her, Joker, The Master)

1. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Wolf Of Wall Street)


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