What to Read Next

The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: Complete List (So Far)

Yahoo! Movies Staff
Yahoo Movies
May 8, 2014

For 50 straight weeks, Yahoo Movies is counting down Hollywood's very best working actors and actresses. Come back to Yahoo Movies every Thursday to see who makes the cut.

50. Brad Pitt

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 50 Brad Pitt]

49. Sigourney Weaver

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 49 Sigourney Weaver]

48. Joaquin Phoenix

 [Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 48 Joaquin Phoenix]

47. Paul Giamatti

 [Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 47 Paul Giamatti]

46. Forest Whitaker

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 46 Forest Whitaker]

45. Matthew McConaughey

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 45 Matthew McConaughey]

44. Viola Davis

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 44 Viola Davis]

43. Michael Douglas

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 43 Michael Douglas]

 42. Jodie Foster

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 42 Jodie Foster]

41. Ben Kingsley

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 41 Ben Kingsley]

40. Javier Bardem

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: #40 Javier Bardem]

39. Sally Field

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 39 Sally Field]

 38. Robert Downey Jr.

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 38 Robert Downey Jr.]

37. Jennifer Lawrence

 [Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 37 Jennifer Lawrence]

36. Clint Eastwood

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 36 Clint Eastwood]

35. George Clooney

[Read the Article: The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 35 George Clooney]

What qualifies actors for a slot on Yahoo Movies' running list of the 50 Greatest Actors Alive? First, we limited the pool to actors who are still currently working. Other factors taken into consideration: Pure skill in the craft; their ability to disappear underneath the skin of the characters they portray; versatility and the range of their roles; ratio of strong performances to weak ones; quality of films acted in; strength of recent work; awards and accolades from peers.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Powerful Tactical Flashlight Flying Off Shelves!

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!

Do NOT pay your insurance until you try this.

If you drive less than 55 miles/day OR have no DUI's you can get auto insurance for as low as $29/ Month! See if you qualify.

Consolidate your Student Loans by Refinancing

Refinance your student loans to a lower rate with SoFi. Find out how much you can save!

Personal Loan Rates as low as 5.99% APR

$25,000 for $742/mo. 3 yr repayment, $0 down payment. No obligation quotes. Get up to 5 offers in minutes. Quotes are free! Start loan request now.

Going Mobile with Wage Payments

Learn more about how ADP is helping employers with their mobile strategy

Pay $0 to file your taxes again this year

TurboTax Absolute Zero is back again. $0 Fed. $0 State. $0 to File. Your taxes done right. File your simple return with Zero hidden costs.

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Apply for Your Card Today.

Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

9 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.

Buying Medigap Plan F? Read This First

Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

Looking To Buy New Car Tires?

Confidently buy Goodyear® tires online with help from the experts! We'll help you find and compare tires based on your vehicle or tire size.