Acting has been existing for decades now revealing alltime best male actors in movies.
Here is a list of alltime best male actors in movies.
1. Robert De Niro (as Travis Bickle) in Taxi Driver
Mesmerising, visceral and brutal. De Niro is stunning as Travis Bickle and had the ability to frighten and immerse the audience at the same time.
2. Heath Ledger (as The Joker) in The Dark Knight
Ledger’s turn as the Joker was scary, jarring and simultaneously beautiful. A spectacle and a pleasure to watch, over and over again.
3. Jack Nicholson (as R.P. McMurphy) in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
A classic example of a legendary actor embodying a difficult character and doing it full justice. Nicholson is emotional and demands praise and empathy.
4. Anthony Perkins (as Norman Bates) in Psycho
He is a lesser-known actor but became completely iconic in the role as he became the chilling and mysterious Norman Bates.
5. Anthony Hopkins (as Hannibal Lecter) in The Silence of the Lambs
I hate Hannibal Lecter more than any character I’ve ever come across. That is why Hopkins is on my list.
6. Kevin Spacey (as Verbal Kint) in The Usual Suspects
An enigma of a character and one that unravels beautifully at the helm of Spacey’s Oscar-winning, class act that left everyone with chills.
7. Edward Norton (as Derek Vinyard) in American History X
Norton plays a truly awful and contemptible character whose morality is truly transformed in this utterly flawless, powerhouse performance.
8. Guy Pearce (as Leonard Shelby) in Memento
Pearce is in almost every scene of this mend-binding drama and through a character we learn more about going backward, he is superb.
9. Brad Pitt (as Tyler Durden) in Fight Club
A modern cult classic performance and one that has evolved into an iconic character in all pop culture circuits- Brad Pitt made Tyler Durden brilliant.
10. Bradley Cooper (as Pat Solitano) in Silver Linings Playbook
An unorthodox choice, I know but I think Cooper is superb and devastating as a man on the road to recovery.
List of all-time Best Male Actors
Javier Bardem (as Anton Chigurh) in No Country For Old Men.
Bill Murray (as Bob Harris) in Lost in Translation.
Al Pacino (as Vincent Hanna/ Sonny Wortzik) in Heat/ Dog Day Afternoon.
Woody Allen (as Alvie Singer) in Annie Hall.
Edward Norton (as Narrator) in Fight Club.
Ray Liotta (as Henry Hill) in Goodfellas.
Ryan Gosling (as Driver) in Drive.
James Stewart (as George Bailey) in It’s A Wonderful Life.
Peter O’Toole (as T.E. Lawrence) in Lawrence of Arabia.
Logan Lerman (as Charlie) in Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Mark Wahlberg (as Dirk Diggler) in Boogie Nights
Robert De Niro (in Raging Bull) in Raging Bull.
Some of these could tie for many of the above positions.