10 Best Old Famous Actors

Monday, March 14 by Sheldon Reid

The ten best old famous actors are big-screen legends, known for their acting talent and memorable personalities. These timeless actors appeal to audiences of all ages.

  1. Humphrey Bogart. After getting his acting career rolling in the late 1920's and early 1930's, Bogart played the leading man in films such as "The Maltese Falcon" and "Casablanca.&quot The American Film Institute recognizes this old, famous actor as the top male actor of all time.
  2. Audrey Hepburn. Many fans consider Hepburn to be the classiest actress to ever grace the screen. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "My Fair Lady" mark some of this famous actress's most famous roles.
  3. Cary Grant. This old, famous actor often received much praise for his acting versatility. In "To Catch a Thief," he played expert thief John Robbie, while in "Bringing Up Baby," he played the anxious Dr. Huxley. 
  4. Marlon Brando.  Brando's most well-known role was Don Corleone in "The Godfather." The old, famous actor also starred in "Guys and Dolls" and "On the Waterfront." The latter performance earned him an Oscar.
  5. Charlie Chaplin. Armed with a toothbrush mustache and more than a few handfuls of acting talent, Chaplin starred in many motion picture shorts and silent films. His first speaking role was in "The Great Dictator," which he also wrote and directed.
  6. Katharine Hepburn. This Hepburn starred in films such as "Morning Glory" and "Little Women." By the time she passed away, this old, famous actress had earned four Oscars for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
  7. Marilyn Monroe. In addition to being an American sex symbol, Monroe was a very talented actress. She took on leading roles in "The Seven Year Itch" and "Some Like It Hot."
  8. John Wayne. This old, famous actor was a rugged and busy man, taking on the role of numerous western heroes. Wayne brought a distinct walk and talk to the big screen, two traits that helped him earn an Oscar for his leading role in the original "True Grit."
  9. James Dean. Dean frequently took on the roles of troubled, young men. For example, he starred as Jim Stark in "Rebel Without a Cause" and Cal Trask in "East of Eden."
  10. Clark Gable. This old, famous actor was often called "The King of Hollywood," after grabbing fame in movies such as "Run Silent, Run Deep" and "Gone with the Wind." The American Film Institute ranks him as the seventh best male actor in cinema history.