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Best comedy actors (all time)

A ranking of actors playing in a full comedy movies; movies in which the emotions are not "real". Normal comedies; drama comedies or romantic comedies are not included.

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Jim Carrey
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Jim Carrey

James Eugene "Jim" Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. Carrey has received two Golden Globe Awards. Known for his highly energetic slapstick perfor...
9.3
9.3
from 101 votes
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Steve Carell
2

Steve Carell

Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. After a five-year stint on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Carell found greater fame for playing Michael Scott on th...
9
9
from 6 votes
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Gene Kelly
3

Gene Kelly

Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He is perhaps best known today for his performances in films such as An American in...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Robin Williams
3

Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. He started as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom Mork & M...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Stephen Chow
3

Stephen Chow

Stephen Chow (Chinese: 周星馳, Chow Sing-Chi; born 22 June 1962) is a Hong Kong actor, screenwriter, film director, producer and political adviser of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Woody Harrelson
3

Woody Harrelson

Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor, activist and playwright. He is a two-time Academy Award nominee and has won one Emmy Award out of seven nominations. His breakout role came in 1985, joinin...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Buster Keaton
3

Buster Keaton

Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical c...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Steve Buscemi
3

Steve Buscemi

Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi (born December 13, 1957) is an American actor and film director. Buscemi has starred and supported in successful Hollywood and indie films, including Parting Glances, New York Stories, Mystery Train,...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Ben Stiller
9

Ben Stiller

Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his acting career with a play,...
8.8
8.8
from 4 votes
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Charlie Chaplin
10

Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Vic...
8.7
8.7
from 6 votes
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Will Ferrell
11

Will Ferrell

John William "Will" Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subse...
8.5
8.5
from 4 votes
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Jeff Daniels
12

Jeff Daniels

Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician, and playwright. He founded a nonprofit theater company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He has performed in a n...
8.5
8.5
from 2 votes
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
13

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American actor, producer, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and politician. Schwarzenegger served two ter...
8.5
8.5
from 21 votes
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Fred Astaire
14

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during whi...
8.3
8.3
from 3 votes
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Zhao Wei
15

Zhao Wei

Zhao Wei (born 12 March 1976), also known as Vicki Zhao, is a Chinese actress, pop singer, and film director. She is considered one of the "Four Dan Actresses" in China. While studying at Beijing Film Academy, Zhao became an Asian...
8
8
from 2 votes
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John Goodman
16

John Goodman

John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor. Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne (1988–1997), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1993...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Yuen Wah
16

Yuen Wah

Yuen Wah (born 2 September 1950) is a Hong Kong action film actor, action choreographer, stuntman and martial artist who has appeared in over 160 films and over 20 television series.
8
8
from 1 vote
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Hugh Jackman
16

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is perhaps...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Bette Davis
16

Bette Davis

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. She starred in a various range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period fil...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Sally Field
16

Sally Field

Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American actress and director. She is known for her film roles in Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Norma Rae (1979), Places in the Heart (1984), Murphy's Romance (1985), Steel Magnol...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
16

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American actor and filmmaker. As a child actor, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield and 10 Things I Hate About You, and as Tommy Solo...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Tim Allen
16

Tim Allen

Timothy Allen Dick (born June 13, 1953), known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his role in the ABC television show Home Improvement (1991–99) as well as for his starring roles in sev...
8
8
from 1 vote
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John Malkovich
16

John Malkovich

John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an American actor and director. He has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures. For his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire, he received Academy Award nominations...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Yuen Qiu
16

Yuen Qiu

Yuen Qiu (Chinese: 元秋) (born Cheung Cheun-Nam, 1948) is a Chinese actress and martial artist. She is an expert of both Chinese martial arts and Beijing-opera skills, and was apprenticed under the same master, Yu Jim-yuen, as Jacki...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Sam Rockwell
16

Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell (born November 5, 1968) is an American actor known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs (1997), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Matchstick Men (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Choke (2008), M...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Kristen Wiig
16

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Carroll Wiig (born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedienne, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (2005–12), and such films as Knocked Up (2007), Walk Hard:...
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8
from 1 vote
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Christopher Walken
16

Christopher Walken

Ronald Walken, known professionally as Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943), is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, The D...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Amy Adams
16

Amy Adams

Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and later made her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles and appe...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Bill Murray
16

Bill Murray

William James "Bill" Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live, for which he earned his first Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy films,...
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8
from 1 vote
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Ben Affleck
16

Ben Affleck

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor and filmmaker. He has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Affleck began his career as a child actor, starring...
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8
from 1 vote
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Goldie Hawn
16

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, director, producer, and occasional singer. Hawn is known for her roles in television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and films such as The Sugarland Express, Private...
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8
from 1 vote
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Orson Welles
16

Orson Welles

George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
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8
from 1 vote
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Robert Downey Jr.
33

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer, and singer, whose career has included success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial suc...
7.9
7.9
from 8 votes
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Owen Wilson
34

Owen Wilson

Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor, writer, producer and screenwriter. His older brother Andrew and his younger brother Luke are also actors. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Ander...
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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Will Smith
34

Will Smith

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two...
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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Ice Cube
36

Ice Cube

O'Shea Jackson, Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gan...
7
7
from 2 votes
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John Travolta
36

John Travolta

John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and starring in the box of...
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7
from 2 votes
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Michael J. Fox
36

Michael J. Fox

Michael Andrew Fox, (born June 9, 1961), known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and advocate. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from...
7
7
from 2 votes
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Cecilia Cheung
36

Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi (born 24 May 1980) is a Hong Kong actress and cantopop singer. She is the ex-wife of Nicholas Tse, thus being the former daughter-in-law of Patrick Tse and Deborah Lee Po-Lai. She and Nicholas have two sons,...
7
7
from 2 votes
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Jason Schwartzman
40

Jason Schwartzman

Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor, screenwriter and musician. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson, such as Rushmore (1998), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Dwayne Johnson
40

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with World Wrestling Entertainment. Johnson was a college...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Frank Sinatra
40

Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, producer and director. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Seth Rogen
40

Seth Rogen

Seth Aaron Rogen (born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian American actor, filmmaker, and comedian. Rogen began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Mos Def
40

Mos Def

Yasiin Bey ( born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), better known by his former stage name Mos Def ), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, comedian, and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Jackie Chan
40

Jackie Chan

Datuk Jackie Chan (born Chan Kong-sang, 陳港生; 7 April 1954) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. Chan has been training in Kung fu and Wing Chun. He has been acting since the 1960s an...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Ashton Kutcher
40

Ashton Kutcher

Christopher Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978) is an American actor, producer, investor and former model. Kutcher began his career as a model. He began his acting career portraying Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That '70s Sho...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Uma Thurman
40

Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Following early r...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Helena Bonham Carter
40

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. She made her name as an actress in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses, before her film debut as the titular character in Lady Jane. She is kn...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Jean Reno
40

Jean Reno

Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez (born 30 July 1948), known as Jean Reno is a Moroccan-born French actor of Spanish descent. Working in French, English, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian, he has appeared in numerous successful films suc...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Jennifer Tilly
40

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer Ellen Chan; September 16, 1958) is a Canadian-American actress and poker player. She is a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supportin...
7
7
from 1 vote
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