Top Ten Male Actors
as of 2013

The following 10 male actors are the best working in Hollywood today, in my opinion. I’ve tried to nail this list down many times, in many different years, and every year it changes. That’s why I’m stating that this list is for 2013, by next year it could easily change, and it probably will.
Also, When I say Favorite movies, it doesn’t always mean I liked the movie, I just liked what the actor brought to the film.
Top Ten Female Actors is coming soon!
Top Ten Male Actors

1. Brad Pitt

Favorite Movies: 
Fight Club, Inglourious Basterds, World War Z, Meet Joe Black, Se7en 

2. Tommy Lee Jones

Favorite Movies:
No Country For Old Men, Men in Black, The Fugitive, The Missing, Lincoln, In the Valley of Elah, Double Jeopardy, Small Soldiers, JFK

3. Leonardo DiCaprio

Favorite Movies: 
Inception, Catch Me if You Can, Django Unchained, The Departed, Shutter Island, Blood Diamond, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, Titanic

4. Tom Hardy

Favorite Movies:
Lawless, Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Warrior, Rock N’ Rolla

5. Russell Crowe

Favorite Movies: 
Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander, Cinderella Man, American Gangster, 3:10 to Yuma, Man of Steel, Les Miserables

6. Sam Rockwell

Favorite Movies: 
The Way Way Back, Moon, Seven Psychopaths, Iron Man 2, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Galaxy Quest, The Green Mile

7. Idris Elba

Favorite Movies:
Prometheus, Thor, Obsessed, Rock N’ Rolla, American Gangster, Pacific Rim, Takers, The Losers

8. Matthew McConaughey

Favorite Movies:
Mud, The Paperboy, Killer Joe, Bernie, We Are Marshall, Failure to Launch, Sahara, Reign of Fire, Contact, A Time to Kill, Lincoln Lawyer, 

9. John Goodman

Favorite Movies:
Argo, The Big Lebowski, Monsters Inc. Monsters University, Flight, Community, The Artist, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Borrowers, Roseanne, The Flinstones, 

10. Michael Shannon

Favorite Movies:
Take Shelter, Mud, Man of Steel, The Iceman, The Greatest, Before the Devil Knows your Dead, Bug, 8 Mile, Vanilla Sky, 

The Shortlist: Anthony Hopkins, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Chris Cooper, Emile Hirsch, Richard Jenkins, J.K. Simmons, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Steve Carrell, Bryan Cranston. 

Thanks for Reading,

Mitch Burns, The Hollywood Persona

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