Why We Love It: It's the closest a name gets to an oxymoron. It sounds like something a photographer would bark at an America's Next Top Model contestant: "Give me 'yahoo!' Now, serious."
It's awesome, basically. Of all the names on this list, this is the one we'd most like to see etched on an Oscar. That may well not happen though. He's rubbish.
Sounds Like: A wacky IT consultant.
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Oct 9th 2012, 7:36
Hahaha - No. I don't know how much work went into this, but if it was a lot then someone has too much time on their hands and too little to do with it. This is the most pointless, baseless, slapdash list of rubbish I've ever seen on this site, and that's not even getting into the "Sounds like" section. I mean really, does ever single list on this site have to have the same 'desperately trying to be funny but missing the mark so horrifically it's not even so bad it's good' afterthought? This is just trash.
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Oct 9th 2012, 8:36
Sandrine you clearly have too much time on your hands and too little to do with it as well with that comment! But ye the sounds likes aren't exactly funny though. Not a bad list TotalFilm, some good choices, but how can you choose 50 great names without including Arnold Schawarzenegger??! Outrageous. Without a doubt he should have been number 1! Grrrr...
Oct 9th 2012, 8:41
Welcome to Zoo everyone. I bid you all a fond farewell
Oct 9th 2012, 9:35
Well this was underwhelming
Oct 9th 2012, 9:40
"Cruise was only ever going to be an actor with such a belting name..." You are aware that his last name is actually Mapother, right? Being a movie mag and all....
Oct 9th 2012, 9:52
was surprised when number 3 was ethan hawke and not denzel instead also agree with wozboz arnie should defo be number 1 also pretty much missed most of the expendables 2 cast ie jet li, jean claude van damme ok he cant act but its a cool name
Oct 9th 2012, 11:30
What a bizarre list, TF. I would have suggested adding Kurtwood Smith in there, if only because he's the only person in the world called Kurtwood (which I think I read in your mag). Also, Armie Hammer sounds like a brand of toothpaste.
Might I suggest a list compiling the more ridiculous sounding monikers? There seems to have been a rash of ludicrously named actors of late; Kodi Smit-McPhee, for instance, who sounds like a law firm.
Oct 9th 2012, 12:58
Odd list, agreed. Who the hell is Lee Pace? A better two-syllable name is Bob Peck. He also hunted dinosaurs which makes him instantly cool.
Oct 9th 2012, 13:12
Tom Cruise. Reeeeeaaaally?
Oct 9th 2012, 14:13
No January Jones, Jackson Rathbone, Moon Bloodgood, Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa.....!!!!
Oct 9th 2012, 14:20
I'm not even gonna bother reading this article I'd rather just reminisce on when Total Film use to be good. I bid ye a fond farewell.
Oct 9th 2012, 14:50
Maximilian Schell & Sylvester Stallone should be on the list.
Oct 9th 2012, 15:04
what about - Wanda De Jesus
Oct 9th 2012, 16:33
You've got Joaquin Phoenix even though his brother has a way cooler name; River Phoenix.
Oct 9th 2012, 17:33
Al Pacino? Jean Arthur? and yes, Maximilian Schell.
Oct 9th 2012, 17:41
Next, Total film likes the top 20 actress in order of t*t size, Go on, you know you want to...
Oct 9th 2012, 17:43
Slim Pickins was the first that came to my mind. I find some of the names on here though rather 'normal'.
Oct 9th 2012, 22:07
Uhhh - Viggo Mortensen, Uma Thurman, Sterling Hayden, Franchot Tone, Charles Boyer, Fred Astaire,
These are all cool to me!
Oct 10th 2012, 5:14
JAMES DEAN is dead. long live tom cruise. hurrah...
Oct 10th 2012, 7:16
Powers Boothe anyone?
Oct 10th 2012, 10:45
There's Kevin Bacon missing....everything is better with Bacon. And, not actually a full-time actor (was great in a "Columbo"-Episode though), how about Johnny Cash?
Oct 10th 2012, 12:00
I like Hadouken76's suggestion
Oct 10th 2012, 13:14
Max Von Sydow. Sounds like a ruler of the universea. After all he did play Ming.
Oct 10th 2012, 17:03
What about Benedict Cumberbatch? Or Honeysuckle, Perdita and Rollo Weeks?
Oct 11th 2012, 16:13
Portia Doubleday, she kind of sounds like a stripper...A high end stripper for governors or athletes.
Oct 21st 2012, 23:36
No Moon Bloodgood? Sounds like Alpha female in a pack of werewolves.
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