Favorite Actors of Right Now

  1. Naomi Watts
  2. Renee Zellweger
  3. Tom Hanks
  4. Maggie Gyllenhaal
  5. Mel Gibson
  6. Monica Bellucci
  7. Bruce Willis
  8. Johnny Depp
  9. Sean Penn
Author Comments: 

This is based on current or very recent work. Some candidates still doing great work (Paul Newman, Tom Hanks) didn't make the list because they aren't doing their best work right now.

I'll certainly add to the list as I think of others.

Movies in parentheses are recent movies (in the 2000s) that had performances I loved from these actors.

i'd have to add jim carrey and benicio del toro to that list

Yeah, they're cool. Actually, I watch so few recent movies that I really probably shouldn't even have this list :-)