REEL Actor Rankings (as of 12/5/16)

  1. Ben Affleck – Ben has sort of become like the Dallas Cowboys – you either love him or hate him. One thing you can’t deny, though, is the man is a Hollywood gold mine. Haters are gonna hate, the bottom line is Mr. Affleck isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.  Already having had success with his role in The Accountant this fall, he also has Live by Night (which he wrote, directed and will star in) coming out later this month. Oh yeah, and he gave us a taste of his rebooted rendition of Batman earlier in the year in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad.
  2. Casey Affleck – Casey is becoming an early favorite to win Best Actor this year with his performance in Manchester by the Sea.  I am really looking forward to seeing this movie and Casey’s performance.  He is a name we may be hearing a lot of within the next 3-4 months.
  3. Andrew Garfield – This year, Garfield is really doing a great job of showing off his acting range. He is currently starring in the powerful WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, and will soon be seen in Martin Scorsese’s new film, Silence. It may be hard to keep him silent come awards season.
  4. Benedict Cumberbatch – The always solid Cumberbatch has the box office booming with his latest film, Doctor Strange.  It’s always a great move to star in a Marvel Comics production, and this one is no different.
  5. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – I have been a big fan of the Rock since I was a young teenager watching him as a wrestler lead the Nation of Domination on Monday Night Raw every week. Now, he dominates Hollywood – being named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive and starring in the current #1 movie in America, Moana.