Actors

Top Accomplished ActorsHere my favorite actors and the country they hail from, listed in a way why I think I like them according to the type of roles they’ve done.  I just did this on my own and thought it was interesting enough to have its own page.

Goal:

To find Rohan’s favorite actors.

Actor

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Name Country Military Strong-Arm Authority/Boss Intellectual Anti-hero Insane Funny SCORE
Anthony Hopkins England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Daniel Craig England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Tom Hardy England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Michael Fassbender Ireland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Russel Crowe New Zealand Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Gerard Butler Scotland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Brad Pitt USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Bryan Cranston USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Charlie Sheen USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Denzel Washington USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Gary Sinise USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Jack Nicholson USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Jake Gyllenhaal USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
James Woods USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Jeremy Renner USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
John Travolta USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Johnny Depp USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Kurt Russel USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Leonardo DiCaprio USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Mel Gibson USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Nicolas Cage USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Samuel L. Jackson USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Sean Penn USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Steve McQueen USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
William Fichtner USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Williem Dafoe USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7
Eric Bana Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Christoph Waltz Austria Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Taylor Kitsch Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Benedict Cumberbatch England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Christian Bale England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Damian Lewis England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Daniel Day-Lewis England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Jeremy Irons England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Paul Bettany England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Ralph Fiennes England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Brendan Gleeson Ireland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Sean Connery Scotland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Javier Bardem Spain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Al Pacino USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Billy Bob Thornton USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Chris Cooper USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Clint Eastwood USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Ed Harris USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Edward Norton USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Emilio Estevez USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Gene Hackman USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Harrison Ford USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Harvey Keitel USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
James Caan USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
James Coburn USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
James Gandolfini USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Jared Leto USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Jeff Bridges USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Joaquin Phoenix USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Joe Pesci USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
John Belushi USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
John Malkovich USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
John Wayne USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Mark Wahlburg USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Marlon Brando USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Matt Damon USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Robert Deniro USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Robert Downey Jnr USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Robert Redford USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Sam Elliot USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Sam Rockwell USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Tom Cruise USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Tom Hanks USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Tommy Lee Jones USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Val Kilmer USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Will Smith USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Geoffrey Rush Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Jack Thompson Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Jason Clarke Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Sam Worthington Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Brendan Cowell Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Simon Baker Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Barry Pepper Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Bill Nighy England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Christopher Lee England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Gary Oldman England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Ian McKellen England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Idris Elba England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Michael Caine England Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Colin Farrell Ireland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Benicio Del Toro Puerto Rico Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Ewan McGregor Scotland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Antonio Banderas Spain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Ben Affleck USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Bradley Cooper USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Bruce Willis USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Charles Bronson USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Christopher Walken USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Cuba Gooding Jnr USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Denis Leary USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Dennis Farina USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Don Cheadle USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Dustin Hoffman USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Forest Whitaker USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
George Clooney USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
James Dean USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
James Franco USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
James Garner USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Jamie Foxx USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Jim Caviezel USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
John C. Reilly USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
John Turturro USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Josh Brolin USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Josh Hartnett USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Kevin Spacey USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Lee Marvin USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Liev Schrieber USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Mark Ruffalo USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Martin Sheen USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Matthew McConaughey USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Michael Douglas USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Michael Madsen USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Paul Newman USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Ray Liotta USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Sam Sheperd USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Ted Danson USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Thomas Jayne USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Tom Berenger USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Tom Sizemore USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Vin Diesel USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Heath Ledger Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Hugh Jackman Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
David Wenham Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Kiefer Sutherland Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Alan Rickman England Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Clive Owen England Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Colin Firth England Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Jude Law England Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Kenneth Branagh England Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Oliver Reed England Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Tom Hiddleston England Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
James McAvoy Scotland Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Adrien Brody USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Armie Hammer USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Ashton Kutcher USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Ben Foster USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Charlton Heston USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Chris Pine USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Dennis Hopper USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Donnie Wahlberg USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Dwayne Johnson USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Eddie Murphy USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Greg Kinnear USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Josh Lucas USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Kevin Costner USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Kevin Kline USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Kirk Douglas USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Michael Keaton USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Morgan Freeman USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Nick Nolte USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Patrick Swayze USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Robert Duvall USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Shia Labeouf USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Steve Buscemi USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Sylvestor Stallone USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Tyrese Gibson USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Ving Rhames USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Zac Efron USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Stanley Tucci USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Ron Livingston USA Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Guy Pearce Australia Yes Yes Yes 3
Hugo Weaving Australia Yes Yes Yes 3
Christopher Plummer Canada Yes Yes Yes 3
Keanu Reeves Canada Yes Yes Yes 3
Michael J. Fox Canada Yes Yes Yes 3
Ryan Gosling Canada Yes Yes Yes 3
Ryan Reynolds Canada Yes Yes Yes 3
Ben Kingsley England Yes Yes Yes 3
Hugh Grant England Yes Yes Yes 3
Jason Statham England Yes Yes Yes 3
Laurence Olivier England Yes Yes Yes 3
Steve Coogan England Yes Yes Yes 3
Vince Vaughan England Yes Yes Yes 3
Vinnie Jones England Yes Yes Yes 3
Vincent Cassel France Yes Yes Yes 3
Liam Neeson Ireland Yes Yes Yes 3
Marton Csokas New Zealand Yes Yes Yes 3
Adam Sandler USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Alan Arkin USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Bill Murray USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Bill Paxton USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Chris Evans USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Danny Devito USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Gary Busey USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Giovanni Ribisi USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Jack Lemmon USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Jeff Goldblum USA Yes Yes Yes 3
John Leguizamo USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Laurence Fishburne USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Michael Clarke Duncan USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Owen Wilson USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Paul Giamatti USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Phillip Seymour Hoffman USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Powers Boothe USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Robin Williams USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Rock Hudson USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Terrence Howard USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Tim Robbins USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Timothy Olyphant USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Walter Matthau USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Will Ferrell USA Yes Yes Yes 3
Edgar Ramirez Venezuala Yes Yes Yes 3
Chris Hemsworth Australia Yes Yes 2
Joel Edgerton Australia Yes Yes 2
Julian McMahon Australia Yes Yes 2
Arnold Schwarzenegger Austria Yes Yes 2
Dan Aykroyd Canada Yes Yes 2
Jim Carrey Canada Yes Yes 2
Bruce Greenwood Canada Yes Yes 2
Charlie Chapman England Yes Yes 2
John Cleese England Yes Yes 2
Orlando Bloom England Yes Yes 2
Russel Brand England Yes Yes 2
Tim Roth England Yes Yes 2
Peter O’Toole Ireland Yes Yes 2
Karl Urban New Zealand Yes Yes 2
Luis Guzman Puerto Rico Yes Yes 2
Max Von Sydow Sweden Yes Yes 2
Anthony Mackie USA Yes Yes 2
Ben Stiller USA Yes Yes 2
Beau Bridges USA Yes Yes 2
Channing Tatum USA Yes Yes 2
Christian Slater USA Yes Yes 2
Eddie Griffin USA Yes Yes 2
John C. McGinley USA Yes Yes 2
Jon Voight USA Yes Yes 2
Michael Pena USA Yes Yes 2
Paul Walker USA Yes Yes 2
River Phoenix USA Yes Yes 2
Jai Courtney Australia Yes 1
John Candy Canada Yes 1
Jack Black USA Yes 1
Jason Lee USA Yes 1
Luke Wilson USA Yes 1
Rob Schneider USA Yes 1

Results:

I could think of 240 actors that I really like.  When I sorted them out in Microsoft Excel, the top of the list was pretty close to how I really felt they should be on the list anyway.  Anthony Hopkins, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender always come to mind when asked who are my favorites!

 


Rotating Earth

When I made the list above I became interested in where all these guys come from.  I wanted to know which countries were giving us all the talent.

Goal:

Which country offers the most accomplished actors.

Country Actors Military Strong-Arm Authority/Boss Intellectual Anti-hero Insane Funny
Australia 16 9 15 12 7 7 2 9
Austria 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 1
Canada 12 3 7 6 7 4 1 9
England 35 7 30 28 33 18 12 24
Ireland 5 2 4 5 5 2 2 3
France 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
New Zealand 3 1 3 2 2 2 1 1
Puerto Rico 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 2
Scotland 4 4 4 3 4 2 2 3
Spain 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 2
Sweden 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
USA 157 77 133 134 125 78 58 128
Venezuala 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
Total 241 105 204 195 190 117 81 182

Results:

In the list above, there were 13 countries whose actors made it to my list.  It clearly shows that I have the USA to thank for my cinematic enjoyment followed by the British.  This came as no surprise though really did it?  Hence the table below.

 


 

Goal:  

Which country offers the most accomplished actors in relation to the total.

Country Actors Military Strong-Arm Authority/Boss Intellectual Anti-hero Insane Funny Rank
Scotland 2% 100% 100% 75% 100% 50% 50% 75%                        1
Spain 1% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 50% 100%                        2
United States of America 65% 49% 85% 85% 80% 50% 37% 82%                        3
Ireland 2% 40% 80% 100% 100% 40% 40% 60%                        4
England 15% 20% 86% 80% 94% 51% 34% 69%                        5
New Zealand 1% 33% 100% 67% 67% 67% 33% 33%                        6
Austria 1% 100% 100% 50% 50% 0% 50% 50%                        7
Australia 7% 56% 94% 75% 44% 44% 13% 56%                        8
Puerto Rico 1% 0% 100% 0% 50% 50% 50% 100%                        9
Canada 5% 25% 58% 50% 58% 33% 8% 75%                     10
France 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 0% 0% 0%                     11
Venezuala 0% 0% 100% 0% 100% 100% 0% 0%                     12
Sweden 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 0% 0% 0%                     13

Results:  

The Scots came out on top, Sean Connery, Gerard Butler and Ewan McGregor.  Together they make up the most talented country when it comes to my criteria, with the USA in third.  And my poor Australia in 8th, hang in there lads!

 


 

Cheers for checking this out.  How do you rate your actors?  Who are your favorites?  Are they similar to mine?  I’d love to hear your thoughts, please comment below and I’ll get back to you straight away!!!  Thanks for reading.

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