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These 50 Actors Always “Understood The Assignment”

We all love to get fascinated by amazing movies and lose ourselves in their charm. Be it in the theaters(good old days) or on the couch. A good movie has the power to move us emotionally or even change our outlook on life entirely. The base of such brilliant movies is the characters that are brought to life by some great actors. It takes true determination, talent, and a hell lot of hard work to win the hearts of the audience. (It’s not always about the gorgeous looks, a ripped body, and killer fashion sense. Though having these won’t hurt!) Versatility plays a major for an actor. Their ability to adapt and give life to different characters can take them a long way in the industry.

Over the month, we’ve seen folks on Twitter post about their favorite actors and how they “understood the assignment”. They managed to entrance their fans with some of the best performances while establishing a wide range. Here are some of our top picks from the actors who definitely understood their assignments.

1. Robin Williams

Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poet Society, Aladdin 

2. Helena Bonham Carter

Harry Potter Series, Fight Club, Alice in Wonderland, The Kings Speech

3. Gary Oldman

Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Batman Series


4. Tom Hanks

Forrest Gump, Captain Phillips, Cast Away, Toy Story 

5. Stanley Tucci

The Devil Wears Prada, Hunger Games Series, The Lovely Bones, The Spotlight

6. Johnny Depp

Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Beast The Crimes Of Grindlewald, Corpse Bride, Pirates Of The Caribbean

7. Tim Curry

 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Clue, It, Legend

8. Meryl Streep

The Iron Lady, Death Becomes Her, The Devil Wears Prada, Julie and Julia

9. Kathy Bates

Misery, American Horror Story, The Office, Titanic

10. Emma Thompson

Love Actually,  Howards End, Nanny Mcphee, Saving Mr. Banks

11. Heath Ledger

A Knights Tale, Batman Series, 10 Things I Hate About You, Brokeback Mountain

12. James Mcavoy


X-Men, The Chronicles of Narnia, Split, It

13. Samuel L. Jackson

Marvel Franchise, The Incredibles, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained

14. Danny Devito

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Matilda, Batman Returns, It’s always sunny in Philadelphia

15. Chadwick Boseman

42, Black Panther, Get on Up, 21 Bridges

16. Viola Davis

The Help, Fences, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 

17. Leonardo Dicaprio

The Revenant, Titanic, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Inception 

18. Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad, The Infiltrator, Malcolm in the Middle, Your Honor

19. Brendan Fraser

The Mummy, George Of The Jungle, California Man, Airheads

20. Denzel Washington

American Gangster, Training Day, The Equalizer, John Q


21. Matthew McConaughey

Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club, The Lincoln Lawer, True Detective 

22. Jamie Lee Curtis

Knives Out, Halloween, Freaky Friday

23. Tom Hiddleston

The Hollow Crown, Marvel Franchise, Kong: Skull Island, Crimson peak

24. Christopher Lee

Dracula, LOTR, Star Wars, Horror Express 

25. Natalie Portman

Closer, Black Swan, V for Vendetta, The Professional 

26. Sandra Bullock

Miss Congeniality, Birdbox, The Blind Side, The Proposal

27. Robert De Niro

Casino, The Intern, Grudge Match, Dirty Grandpa

28. Will Smith

I am Legend, Aladdin, Shark Tale, The Pursuit of Happiness 

29. Colin Firth

Pride & Prejudice, A Single Man, The King’s Speech, Before I go to sleep

30. Anne Hathaway

The Princess Diaries, Alice in Wonderland, The Devil Wears Prada, Oceans’s 8

31. Margot Robbie

Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad/ Harley Quinn, Mary Queen of Scots

32. Tom Hardy

Venom, The Dark Knight, Warrior, Peaky Blinders 

33. Winona Ryder

BeetlejuiceHeathers, Stranger Things, Girl Interrupted

34. Jim Carrey

The Mask, The Grinch, Ace Ventura, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

35.Sarah Paulson

American Horror Story, Rachet 

36. Amy Adams

The Arrival, Hillbilly Elegy, Vice, The Fighter

37. Kathryn Hahn

Were the Millers, VandaVision, Bad Moms, Parks and Recreation

38. Jessica Lange

American Horror Story

39. Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games, American Hustle, Red Sparrow

40. Brittany Murphy

Clueless, Girl Interrupted, Uptown Girls, Cherry Falls

41. Al Pacino

The Godfather, Scarface, Serpico

42. Jake Gyllenhaal

Southpaw, Night Crawler, Jarhead, End Of Watch

43. Giancarlo Esposito

Do The Right Thing, Breaking Bad, Homicide: Life On The Street

44. Pedro Pascal

Narcos, Game Of Thrones, Wonder Woman, Burn Notice: The Fall Of Sam Axe

45. Rachel Mcadams

Mean Girls, True Detective, Wedding Crashers, Disobedience

46. Eddie Murphy

Shrek, Dreamgirls, Mulan, The Nutty Professor 

47. Taraji P. Henson

Baby Boy, Acrimony, Queenie, Empire

48. Bill Hader

The Skeleton Twins, Barry, Stefon, Paul

49. River Phoenix

Stand By Me, Running on Empty, My Own Private Idaho, I Love You To Death

50. Anya Taylor Joy

Split, Morgan, Queen’s Gambit, Emma

Tell us about your favorite actors in the comment section below if we missed them.

Source: BoredPanda