If you ask movie watchers who there favorite actors are, you’ll inevitably receive a range of answers. However, if you were to assess answers you’re likely to see a handful of actors and actresses that appear on most responses. These are celebrities that often come off as genuine and not the stereotypical jerk. Here are 13 actors most everyone loves.
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Mention the name Tom Hanks, and you’re bound to find people that love him. The actor has been in over 100 films, not to mention TV shows.
His acting chops span genres. He is a reliable talent and shows his range from comedy to gut-wrenching drama. Thought of as many as a legend, we’re fortunate to have him in Hollywood.
Denzel is another popular name on the list of most beloved actors. Often seen in suspense or action films, acting isn’t the only area where Washington shines.
Many people don’t realize that he’s a big believer in molding the actors of the future. Actors he has helped develop and promote include Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan.
Not all movie stars make everything about themselves. If you believe the stories, Keanu Reeves is a genuinely nice guy who actively seeks to bring joy to all around.
He first hit popularity with the first installment in the Bill & Ted’s series, which portrayed him as a less than serious guy. However, it was his roles in The Matrix and John Wick series that have truly catapulted him to being beloved by millions of fans.
Michael J Fox
Michael J. Fox is a product of the 80s. He exploded in stardom in Family Ties. He then became an international star in the Back to the Future trilogy.
What’s hard to believe is even during the films, he was beginning to deal with Parkinson’s disease. Although retired now, he’s cherished by many.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis is another actress that has been around for decades. Universally known as being a genuinely kind person, she’s well-known for her roles in the Halloween series.
Other acting credits include Trading Places and Everything Everywhere All at Once. The latter garnered her an Oscar win for best supporting actress.
You may not know Michelle Yeoh, but she has been around for decades. She was a Bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies and was first noticed in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Known as a nice person, Yeoh has appeared in dozens of films over the decades and became a household name after winning an Oscar for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
You may not know Brett Goldstein, but if you’re a Ted Lasso fan, you likely adore the British actor. Playing the foul-mouthed but lovable Roy Kent in Ted Lasso put him on the map.
Goldstein has been acting for years, truly shining as a writer and producer. He did both for Ted Lasso as well as other hits like Shrinking.
No list of most beloved actors is complete without Meryl Streep. Streep commands any screen she is on, and her Oscar nominations show it.
She has been nominated nearly two dozen times and won three times. Streep is a massive talent without an obvious matching ego. That’s a rare sight to see today.
Steve Martin hasn’t always had a box hit after another. In fact, some of the films he has appeared in have been flops.
Despite that, due to his folksy humor, Martin is beloved by many fans. He has regained notoriety in large part due to his role in Only Murders in the Building on Hulu.
Few actors can claim to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, or Tony award. Ms. Davis has won all of those awards, pointing to her sheer talent.
Often compared to Meryl Streep, Davis is known as a genuinely kind person and one who seeks to fight for the underprivileged.
Few actors can say they’ve been in multiple blockbuster series. Harrison Ford can say he’s been in two – Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
While he may come off as grumpy and short-tempered, insiders say it’s quite the opposite. He’s friendly and has a wry sense of humor. He’s one of those actors that anyone will watch a show or movie because he’s in it.
Some actors are single-dimensional in their talent. That’s not the case with Hugh Jackman. Countless fans love him for his role as Wolverine.
However, he has shown even more talent on stage through his musical talent. Beloved by many, he’s a gem of an actor.
Dolly may not be the first person you think of when you think of actors. However, Dolly has been in over a dozen movies, most notably 9 to 5 and Steel Magnolias.
Furthermore, Dolly is an American icon. She is beloved by millions. I had the pleasure of attending the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game in 2023. She was performing in the halftime show. It was obvious that her popularity spanned all walks of life. Whether it be her music or film, people love Dolly.
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