100 favorite film actors: #70-#61

We’re closing in on the tip-top gents in the film acting business right here on the ol’ blog.  Before you traverse the #60s, make sure and check out the thirty that came before them – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – and throw all your qualms out in the comments…

70. William Holden
Key Role(s): Joe Gillis (Sunset Blvd.)
Paul Verrall (Born Yesterday)
Sgt. J.J. Sefton (Stalag 17)
David Larrabee (Sabrina)
Hal Carter (Picnic)
Shears (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
Pike Bishop (The Wild Bunch)
Max Schumacher (Network)

69. James Dean
Key Role(s): Cal Trask (East of Eden)
Jim Stark (Rebel Without a Cause)
Jett Rink (Giant)

68. Ewan McGregor
Key Role(s): Renton (Trainspotting)
Curt Wild (Velvet Goldmine)
Billy (Little Voice)
Christian (Moulin Rouge!)
Catcher Block (Down with Love)
Ed Bloom (Big Fish)
Phillip Morris (I Love You Phillip Morris)
The Ghost (The Ghost Writer)

67. Michael Sheen
Key Role(s): Lodovico (Othello)
Robbie Ross (Wilde)
Tony Blair (The Queen)
David Frost (Frost/Nixon)
Brian Clough (The Damned United)

66. Tommy Lee Jones
Key Role(s): Doolittle Lynn (Coal Miner’s Daughter)
Clay Shaw (JFK)
Samuel Gerard (The Fugitive)
Roy Foltrigg (The Client)
Agent K (Men in Black)
Ed Tom Bell (No Country for Old Men)
Hank Deerfield (In the Valley of Elah)

65. Jude Law
Key Role(s): Danny (Music from Another Room)
Dickie Greenleaf (The Talented Mr. Ripley)
Gigolo Joe (A.I.: Artificial Intelligence)
Inman (Cold Mountain)
Brad Stand (I Heart Huckabees)
Dan (Closer)
Dr. Watson (Sherlock Holmes)

64. Jim Carrey
Key Role(s): Fletcher Reede (Liar Liar)
Truman Burbank (The Truman Show)
Andy Kaufman (Man on the Moon)
Bruce Nolan (Bruce Almighty)
Joel Barish (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Count Olaf (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate…)
Horton (Horton Hears a Who!)
Steven Russell (I Love You Phillip Morris)

63. Matthew Broderick
Key Role(s): David (WarGames)
Phillipe Gaston (Ladyhawke)
Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Glory)
Simba (The Lion King)
Jim McAllister (Election)
Brian Everett (You Can Count on Me)
Roger Beekman (Strangers with Candy)

62. Ryan Gosling
Key Role(s): Dan Dunne (Half Nelson)
Willy Beachum (Fracture)
Lars Lindstrom (Lars and the Real Girl)
Dean (Blue Valentine)

61. J.K. Simmons
Key Role(s): J. Jonah Jameson (Spider-Man)
Garth Pancake (The Ladykillers)
BR (Thank You For Smoking)
Mac McGuff (Juno)
CIA Superior (Burn After Reading)
Bob (Up in the Air)
Mr. Wrobleski (Jennifer’s Body)
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