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Favorite Actors

by DawnM74 created on Feb 18, 2018 (a list of 22 people )
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My favorite actors in no particular order
1. John Barrymore
John Sidney Blyth (February 15, 1882 - May 29, 1942), better known as John Barrymore, was an acclaimed American actor. He first gained fame as a handsome stage actor in light comedy, then high drama and culminating in groundbreaking portrayals in Shakespearean plays Hamlet and Richard III. His succe... read more...
2. Errol Flynn
Errol Leslie Flynn (20 June 1909 - 14 October 1959) was an Australian actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. Errol Flynn was born in Hobart, Tasmania, where his father, Theodore Thomson Flynn, was a lecturer (1909) and later prof... read more...
3. Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 - August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor, and early pop icon. A sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the "Latin Lover". He starred in several well known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle and ... read more...
4. William Powell
William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor.A major star at MGM, he was paired with Myrna Loy in fourteen films, including the popular Thin Man series in which Powell and Loy played Nick and Nora Charles. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three ti... read more...
5. Harold Lloyd
Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (April 20, 1893 - March 8, 1971) was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies.Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 2... read more...
6. Buster Keaton
Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 - February 1, 1966) was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great St... read more...
7. Lon Chaney
Lon Chaney (April 1, 1883 - August 26, 1930), nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Faces," was an American actor during the age of silent films. He was one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema. He is best remembered for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicte... read more...
8. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 - June 29, 1933) was an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. Starting at the Selig Polyscope Company he eventually moved to Keystone Studios where he worked with Mabel Normand and Harold Lloyd. He mentored Charlie Chaplin ... read more...
9. Ramon Novarro
Ramón Novarro (February 6, 1899 - October 30, 1968) was a Mexican leading man actor in Hollywood in the early 20th century. He was the next male "Sex Symbol" after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Novarro was the victim of a violent extortion attempt which resulted in his death.Navarro was born JosÃ... read more...
10. John Gilbert
John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 - January 9, 1936) was an American actor and a major star of the silent film era.Known as "the great lover," he rivaled even Rudolph Valentino as a box office draw. Though he was often cited as one of the high profile examples of an actor who was unsuccessful in making th... read more...
11. Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore (April 28, 1878 - November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, screen and radio. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931). He is well known for the role of the villainous Henry Potter character in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful... read more...
12. David Niven
James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 - 29 July 1983), known as David Niven, was a British actor and novelist, best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom", in The Pink Panther. He was awarded the 1958 Academy Award for Be... read more...
13. Laurence Olivier
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Brighton, OM (22 May 1907 - 11 July 1989) was an English actor, director, and producer. He was one of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century. He married three times, to fellow actors Jill Esmond, Vivien Leigh, and Joan Plowright.Olivier pl... read more...
14. Tyrone Power
Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. (May 5, 1914 - November 15, 1958), usually credited as Tyrone Power and known sometimes as Ty Power, was an American film and stage actor who appeared in dozens of films from the 1930s to the 1950s, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads such as in The Mark of Zorro, ... read more...
15. Don Ameche
Don Ameche (May 31, 1908 - December 6, 1993) was an Academy Award winning American actor. Ameche was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the son of Barbara, who was of Irish and German descent, and Felix Ameche, an immigrant from Italy whose original surname was "Amici." He had thre... read more...
16. Nigel Bruce
William Nigel Ernle Bruce (4 February 1895 - 8 October 1953), best known as Nigel Bruce, was a British character actor on stage and screen. He was best known for his portrayal of Doctor Watson in a series of films and in the radio series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (starring Basil Rathbone... read more...
17. Leslie Howard
Leslie Howard (3 April 1893 - 1 June 1943) was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer. Among his best-known roles was Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939) and roles in Berkeley Square (1933), Of Human Bondage (1934), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), The Petrified Forest (193... read more...
18. Cary Grant
Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English actor who later took U.S. citizenship. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive... read more...
19. Spencer Tracy
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 - June 10, 1967) was an American theatrical and film actor, who appeared in 75 films from 1930 to 1967. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Tracy ninth among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. He was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor ... read more...
20. Orson Welles
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 - October 10, 1985), best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his disti... read more...
21. Gregory Peck
Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 - June 12, 2003) was an American actor.One of 20th Century Fox's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play important roles well into the 1980s. His notable performances include that of Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mocki... read more...
22. Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (May 23, 1883 - December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro.An astute businessman, Fairbanks was a founding member of... read more...