100 favorite film actors: #50-#41

50. Walter Matthau
Key Role(s): Hamilton Bartholomew (Charade)
Willie Gingrich (The Fortune Cookie)
Oscar Madison (The Odd Couple)
Lt. Zachary Garber (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three)
Willy Clark (The Sunshine Boys)
Coach Morris Buttermaker (The Bad News Bears)
Max Goldman (Grumpy Old Men)

49. Chris Cooper
Key Role(s): John Hickam (October Sky)
Col. Frank Fitts (American Beauty)
Conklin (The Bourne Identity)
John Laroche (Adaptation.)
Tom Smith (Seabiscuit)
Phil Woodward (The Company Men)

48. Richard Jenkins
Key Role(s): Hank Aimes (North Country)
Prof. Walter Vale (The Visitor)
Ted (Burn After Reading)
Richard from Texas (Eat Pray Love)
The Father (Let Me In)

47. Aaron Eckhart
Key Role(s): George (Erin Brockovich)
Brake Baldwin (The Missing)
Nick Naylor (Thank You For Smoking)
Harvey Dent (The Dark Knight)
Howie (Rabbit Hole)

46. Humphrey Bogart
Key Role(s): Roy Earle (High Sierra)
Samuel Spade (The Maltese Falcon)
Rick Blaine (Casablanca)
Steve Morgan (To Have and Have Not)
Philip Marlowe (The Big Sleep)
Dobbs (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)
Frank McCloud (Key Largo)
Charlie Allnut (The African Queen)

45. George Clooney
Key Role(s): Jack Taylor (One Fine Day)
Jack Foley (Out of Sight)
Danny Ocean (Ocean’s Eleven)
Fred Friendly (Good Night, and Good Luck)
Michael Clayton (Michael Clayton)
Harry Pfarrer (Burn After Reading)
Ryan Bingham (Up in the Air)

44. Tom Cruise
Key Role(s): Joel Goodsen (Risky Business)
Charlie Babbitt (Rain Man)
Ron Kovic (Born on the Fourth of July)
Lt. Daniel Kaffee (A Few Good Men)
Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)
Frank T.J. Mackey (Magnolia)
John Anderton (Minority Report)

43. Denzel Washington
Key Role(s): Steve Biko (Cry Freedom)
Pvt. Trip (Glory)
Malcolm X (Malcolm X)
Joe Miller (Philadelphia)
Dudley (The Preacher’s Wife)
Rubin Carter (The Hurricane)
Coach Herman Boone (Remember the Titans)
Det. Alonzo Harris (Training Day)

42. Mark Ruffalo
Key Role(s): Terry Prescott (You Can Count on Me)
Jack Linden (We Don’t Live Here Anymore)
Stan (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Inspector Dave Toschi (Zodiac)
Paul (The Kids Are All Right)
Chuck Aule (Shutter Island)

41. Robert Downey, Jr
Key Role(s): David Seton Barnes (Soapdish)
Charles Chaplin (Chaplin)
Terry Crabtree (Wonder Boys)
Paul Avery (Zodiac)
Tony Stark (Iron Man)
Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

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One response to “100 favorite film actors: #50-#41”

  1. Dan says :

    Downey Jr., only makes it to number 41! Wow! I'm looking forward to what comes next.

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