The 9 Greatest Actors In Hollywood History

Michelle Yeoh

Michelle was reintroduced to American viewers in Crazy Rich Asians and Everything, Everywhere, All At Once.

Cicely Tyson

Many millennials remember Raul Julia as Gomez from The Addams Family, although Julia began his career as a Shakespearean actor in New York.

Ben Kingsley

Young audiences may recognize Ben Kingsley from Marvel films like Iron Man 3 and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Rita Moreno

Moreno had tiny roles in 1950s musicals like Singin' in the Rain and The King and I, but her Oscar-winning role as Anita in 1961's West Side Story was her breakthrough.

Lauren Bacall

Born to Jewish immigrants in the Bronx, Lauren Bacall began modeling as a teenager before making her film debut with Humphrey Bogart in 1944's To Have and Have Not.

Jason Robards

Although not many people know Jason Robards, that is kind of the purpose. Great actors don't always become famous.

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett accomplished the thing a four-decade acting career. She studied acting at Yale before working in NYC theater and moved to LA in the late 1980s to act.

Michael Shannon

Although not well-known, Michael Shannon has been seen by most people. Werner Herzog deemed Shannon the best actor of his generation.