REEL Actor Rankings (as of 3/6/17)

1.   Casey Affleck – Well, despite the up and down swings of momentum this past awards season, Affleck wound up reaching the pinnacle position with his Best Actor win at the Oscars for his best career role thus far in Manchester by the Sea. As a result, he reaches the stop spot on our list as well.

2.   Hugh Jackman – Logan, aka Wolverine, himself lands at the number two spot this month, as the self-titled film debuted this past weekend with not only a huge box office draw ($85 million weekend opening domestically and $237.8 worldwide), but also rave reviews.

3. Matt Damon – The star of The Great Wall, which is currently hanging on to a top 5 position at the box office, is mainly on this list due to his behind the scenes success of Manchester by the Sea. It’s a great story that Damon, who was a producer of the film, gave his role in the movie to his childhood buddy Casey Affleck, who then went on to win an Oscar.  The film was a success for all involved, and Damon was one who led the charge.

4.   Tom Hiddleston/Samuel L. Jackson – The duo of Hiddleston and Jackson are co-starring in the highly anticipated film, Kong: Skull Island. Both men always give great performances in their work, and this movie should be no different.  Kong should serve as a nice appetizer for the summer blockbuster season, which will be here before we know it.

5.   Keanu Reeves – Keanu is starring in John Wick: Chapter 2, the sequel to the successful action film that began in 2014. The original movie was a surprising success, and believe it or not, the sequel may be even better.  Reeves has once again found his way to being the face of an exciting action blockbuster series.