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Poll: Most Influential Decade Defining Actor

Each decade, we witness a handful of supremely talented thespians whose abilities transcend the art of acting. They don't merely act out their characters on screen but actually become them. Through considerable dedication, research and an inherent gift, these actors deliver viscerally captivating performances and present us with cinematic gold.

In your opinion, which of these actors have had the most profound influence over the course of films?

After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

Results of 2,788 votes:

  1. 1.

    Marlon Brando

     
    Marlon Brando brought an unprecedented, gripping realism to the art of acting. Often cited as being the most important influence on acting ever, his magnetism, method acting and masculinity cement him…
  2. 2.

    Leonardo DiCaprio

     
    Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most talented actors working today. His ability to seamlessly transform himself between roles is matched by few competitors, whether its as a crooked, drug-loving banke…
  3. 3.

    Charles Chaplin

     
    Charlie Chaplin and his persona as "The Tramp" are indisputably one of, if not, the most substantial figures in cinema history. As a perfectionist who created virtually every detail of his f…

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