50 Greatest Actor Names

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    • Sandrine

      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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    • Wozboz

      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...

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    • ChrisWootton

      Oct 9th 2012, 8:41

      Welcome to Zoo everyone. I bid you all a fond farewell

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    • tinadee

      Oct 9th 2012, 9:35

      Well this was underwhelming

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    • Firedragon76

      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....

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    • andrewwylie

      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

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    • FBSDeMorgan

      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.

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    • apo1978

      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.

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    • Kellend11

      Oct 9th 2012, 13:12

      Tom Cruise. Reeeeeaaaally?

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    • nealcopeland

      Oct 9th 2012, 14:13

      No January Jones, Jackson Rathbone, Moon Bloodgood, Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa.....!!!!

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    • Doyle

      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.

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    • garethjnash

      Oct 9th 2012, 14:50

      Maximilian Schell & Sylvester Stallone should be on the list.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Oct 9th 2012, 15:04

      what about - Wanda De Jesus

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    • BaleAndNolanFan

      Oct 9th 2012, 16:33

      You've got Joaquin Phoenix even though his brother has a way cooler name; River Phoenix.

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    • sinemaestro

      Oct 9th 2012, 17:33

      Al Pacino? Jean Arthur? and yes, Maximilian Schell.

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    • Hadouken76

      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...

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    • fblee

      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'.

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    • lfrost

      Oct 9th 2012, 22:07

      Uhhh - Viggo Mortensen, Uma Thurman, Sterling Hayden, Franchot Tone, Charles Boyer, Fred Astaire, These are all cool to me!

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    • sinemaestro

      Oct 10th 2012, 5:14

      JAMES DEAN is dead. long live tom cruise. hurrah...

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    • growlindan

      Oct 10th 2012, 7:16

      Powers Boothe anyone?

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    • Bandit1

      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?

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Oct 10th 2012, 12:00

      I like Hadouken76's suggestion

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    • PatBateman11

      Oct 10th 2012, 13:14

      Max Von Sydow. Sounds like a ruler of the universea. After all he did play Ming.

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    • MirandaJayne

      Oct 10th 2012, 17:03

      What about Benedict Cumberbatch? Or Honeysuckle, Perdita and Rollo Weeks?

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    • JuLeanne

      Oct 11th 2012, 16:13

      Portia Doubleday, she kind of sounds like a stripper...A high end stripper for governors or athletes.

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    • normanharrison

      Oct 21st 2012, 23:36

      No Moon Bloodgood? Sounds like Alpha female in a pack of werewolves.

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    • watcher

      May 17th 2014, 16:21

      Other cool names. Lucy Lawless ,Rebel Wilson ,Lucy Punch ,

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