10 Best Old Male Actors

Thursday, July 21 by Wendy Adams

The 10 best old male actors bring a lifetime of experience to their performances, making each uniquely distinguished. Some of the most memorable performances in film come from experienced actors from an older generation.

  1. Jack Nicholson Nicholson has a reputation for stealing any movie he appears in and it is true. His dynamic personality fills the screen with every performance. His most memorable films are “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “The Shining,” “A Few Good Men” and "As Good As It Gets.”
  2. Sir Anthony Hopkins Hopkins is famous for his uniquely distinctive versatile voice and his regal demeanor. Hopkins has used his talent to play everything from the deranged serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter to the legendary heroic Zorro. His best know performances are in “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Howards End,” “The Remains of the Day,” “The Mask of Zorro” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
  3. Sean Connery Once voted the sexiest man alive, he came to notoriety in the 1960s as the sexy hero James Bond. The short list of his best films are six James Bond films, “The Wind and the Lion,” “The Man Who Would Be King,” “The Untouchables,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “The Rock."
  4. James Garner Tall, dark and handsome in everything from westerns to war movies to romantic comedies. A few of his best films are “Cash McCall,” “The Great Escape,” “36 Hours,” “Support Your Local Sheriff,” “Rockford Files” (TV series), “Victor / Victoria,” “Maverick” and “The Notebook.”
  5. Clint Eastwood Once considered the  King of Spaghetti Westerns in the 1960s, he starred in so many films before becoming an award winning director. A few of his best films are “Paint Your Wagon,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “Dirty Harry,” “In the Line of Fire” and “Million Dollar Baby.”
  6. Tom Hanks This is an actor who can do it all from outrageous comedy to heady drama. The short list of best movies includes “Forrest Gump,” “A League of Their Own,” “Castaway” and “Saving Private Ryan."
  7. Al Pacino  Best knows as the patriarch of a New York crime family in “The Godfather.” He continued to play the Godfather in two sequels, “The Godfather II” and "The Godfather III." His other memorable films include “Scarface” and “Any Given Sunday.”
  8. Robert De Niro De Niro is possibly one of the greatest actors of his era with a spectacular list of film credits and man’s man type roles as well as distinctive comedy. The short list of his best films include “The Godfather II," “Taxi Driver,” “The Deer Hunter,” "Raging Bull," “Casino” and “Analyze This.”
  9. Bruce Willis Willis is great in action adventure or in a Disney movie. His is best remembered for his character John McClane in the “Die Hard” movies. His best movies are “Pulp Fiction,” “Armageddon,” “The Kid” and “Hart’s War.”
  10. George Clooney Clooney has a suave appearance and polished style of humor, making him a perfect romantic hero a strong dramatic lead. His list of film credits include “Three Kings," Ocean’s Eleven,” “Intolerable Cruelty,” “Leatherheads” and “The American.”
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