Here's my list of living actors with more range and/or believability than Dicaprio:
-Denzel Washington (both)
-Johnny Depp (range)
-Matthew McConaughey (believability)
-Robert DeNiro (believability)
-Tom Hanks (both)
-Will Smith (believability)
Here's my list of actors who are not as good as Dicaprio:
-George Clooney (believability)
-Chris Evans (believability)
-Ben Affleck (both)
-Matt Damon (both)
-Liam Neeson (range)
-Ryan Gosling (both)
What are your lists? Do you agree or disagree with any of the actors I listed?
- I've seen better than DicaprioVote A
- Dicaprio's the best out right nowVote B
Most Helpful Guy
Interesting question and a good list... Don't think I agree re Johnny Depp, personally I find he's essentially Johnny Depp in anything I've seen him in (admittedly not a great deal). Tom Hanks is a great actor so I'd keep him in the top half of your list but, like George Clooney (who I'd also place higher) I do find half the enjoyment I get from his films is in actually watching him act if that makes sense, so I don't completely forget he's Tom (or George), I just enjoy what they do with characters and enjoy watching them on screen.
While I generally agree with the bottom half of your list I would say that even if they're not perfect actors, with the exception of Chris Evans whose work I don't know I still enjoy watching them all - they all have talent, it's just a question of degree and application.
Re Dicaprio, for years I thought I didn't rate him at all, he seemed too young for some parts (or maybe I'm just too old!) and Titanic was just over-hyped, I honestly don't know what I think of that film now, it's just been done to death. But in recent years I have come to appreciate what a great actor he is - Catch Me If You Can was probably the first film that really flipped the switch for me (also with a great turn from Tom Hanks), and since then I've liked everything I've seen him in, The Aviator in particular stands out. Is he the greatest actor working today? Who's to say... but he's definitely up there.
Now - where's Kevin Spacey on your list? I do like that guy, American Beauty got me hooked and since then I don't think I've seen him put in a bad performance. Most recently I saw him in Casino Jack, not perhaps a great film but a great performance I thought. And no Pacino or Nicholson? Maybe they're too old too, just like me... :)0
Most Helpful Girl
That is a great list although I love Liam Nesson.0