For me it's - apart from looks and skills - also quite important what kind of movies an actor or actress acts in. There are actors I find great but unfortunately just don't act in my type of movies. One good example for this would be Robin Williams. In my opinion, Robin Williams was an absolutely prolific actor... unfortunately I'm not really into comedies. I've watched all the more serious drama movies with him such as "Goodwill Hunting" or "Dead Poets' Society" or "Awakenings" but he never made it into my top 10 because he mostly made comedies and I never felt like watching too many of those (I also feel like he was actually at his best when acting in serious movies).
Probably my absolute favorite actor is Leonardo diCaprio. I think he looks cool but he is also incredibly talented. He's one of those few actors who can act in all kinds of different movies and roles and that's pretty amazing. Also, he acts in a lot of historical movies or movies with at least a historical aspect and I like those very much. He acts in all the movies I would love to act in myself :-). Apart from Leo, I also love Jake Gyllenhaal, Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffmann and Viggo Mortensen. As for women, I absolutely love Ellen Page, both for her skills and her looks (I have a bit of a crush on her), Kate Mara, Scarlett Johansson and Jodie Foster. Jodie Foster is also one of those people who act in the type of movies that I would love to act in. I really love these kind of sinister mystery thrillers where it rains a lot or it's cold and the atmosphere is pretty calm but still there is this incredibly tension.
I watched the season after season of the show Heroes on Netflix because of Zachary Quinto. Also Vince Vaughn (funny but not raunchy) and Chris Pine (for sexiness). Chris Evans is my second favorite Chris :P Anton Yelchin is also adorable and not very well-known.
I love Sarah Jessica Parker and Melissa McCarthy for actresses :)
i dont think i have a favorite. there are too many good ones to choose just one of each sex. for different types of roles i guess i would have someone that i would rather see over someone else. but i can't choose a favorite favorite :/
Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio. Meryl is basically all my life goals she's so talented and amazing. I also Love Lillian Gish but she started her career waaaay back in the 1920's and acted until she died pretty much she just couldn't stop!
I would say, Tom Hiddleston, because besides being incredibly handsome he is an incredible professional. I would also say Michael Fassbender. Oh and Neil Patrick Harris, the guy is awesome! Women I'd go with Scarlett Johansson, she's a great actress and one of the most beautiful people.
Well I like Denzel Washington bc of how good the movies are with him in it. Also Chris Rock bc he's funny , and female actress's are Angelina Jolie , Emma Stone , and Rachel Macadams I like them bc they're good looking and have been in movies that I like (action movies, romantic movies & funny)