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Top 20 Actors Chart

This chart was compiled in January 2012 from the current list of films showcasing on otsoNY. Surprisingly, actors such as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Heather Graham, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Garner, Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Alba all missed out on a chart position due to the competition being so strong in regards to the quantity of New York based films each actor had featured in. We start our chart at number 20 with actress Angelina Jolie, who has so far been featured in 6 films.

20. Angelina Jolie

Born 4 June 1975 and is an American actress and director. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.

Film Count: 6

The Bone Collector  
Life of Something Like It  
Mr and Mrs Smith  

19. Matt Damon

Born 8 October 1970 and is an American actor and screenwriter whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting, from which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Film Count: 7

Rounders The Good Shepherd
The Talented Mr. Ripley The Departed
The Bourne Supermacy The Adjustment Bureau
The Bourne Ultimatum  

18. Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films.

Film Count: 7

Big Daddy The Cobbler
Mr. Deeds Anger Management
Little Nicky You Don't Mess with the Zohan

17. Meg Ryan

Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra was born 19 November 1961 and is professionally known as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and producer.

Film Count: 7

When Harry Met Sally Addicated to Love
Joe Versus the Volcano Sleepless in Seattle
You've Got Mail Kate and Leopold
In the Cut  

16. Sarah Jessica Parker

Born on 9 September 1960 and is an English actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César.

Film Count: 8

Extreme Measures If Lucy Fell
Sex and the City New Year's Eve
Sex and the City 2 The First Wives Club
Did You Hear About the Morgans? Here and Now

15. Sandra Bullock

Born 26 July 1964 and is an American actress and producer who rose to fame in the 1990s. She has been awarded a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Film Count: 8

Hangmen 28 Days
Miss Congeniality Miss Congeniality 2
Two Weeks Notice The Proposal
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Ocean's 8

14. Cameron Diaz

Born on 30 August 1972 and is an American actress and former model. She rose to prominence during the 1990s with roles in the movies The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary.

Film Count: 8

Being John Malkovich The Other Woman
Vanilla Sky She's The One
Gangs of New York Annie
What Happens in Vegas  
Knight and Day  

13. Jennifer Aniston

Born 11 February 1969 and is an American actress, film director, and producer. Aniston gained worldwide recognition in the 1990s for portraying Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Film Count: 8

She's The One The Bounty Hunter
Picture Perfect The Switch
Along Came Polly Wanderlust
The Object of My Affection She's Funny That Way

12. Téa Leoni

Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni was born on 25 February 1966 and is better known by her stage name Téa Leoni, is an American actress.

Film Count: 8

Switch House of D
Deep Impact Hollywood Ending
The Family Man Ghost Town
People I Know Tower Heist

11. Michael Douglas

Born 25 September 1944 and is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards; first as producer of 1975's Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role in Wall Street.

Film Count: 8

Romancing the Stone A Perfect Murder
Fatal Attraction Don't Say a Word
Black Rain Wall Street 2
Wall Street Solitary Man

10. Michelle Pfeiffer

Born 29 April 1958 and is an American actress. She made her film debut in 1980 in The Hollywood Knights, but first garnered mainstream attention with her performance in Brian De Palma's Scarface. Pfeiffer has won numerous awards for her work.

Film Count: 9

Scarface Married to the Mob
The Age of Innocence Frankie and Johnny
Wolf One Fine Day
New Year's Eve The Family
The Wizard of Lies  

9. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Black Swan.

Film Count: 10

Léon Everyone Says I Love You
Beautiful Girls Zoolander
Garden State Closer
My Blueberry Nights New York, I Love You
Black Swan Vox Lux

8. Meryl Streep

Born 22 June 1949 and is an American actress and singer who has worked in theatre, television, and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected actresses of the contemporary era.

Film Count: 11

Kramer vs Kramer Sophie's Choice
Falling in Love The Devil Wears Prada
Prime Music of the Heart
Julie and Julia Heartburn
It's Complicated The Hours
The Post  

7. Nicolas Cage

Born 7 January 1964 and is an Academy Award-winning American actor, producer and director.

Film Count: 11

Moonstruck It Could Happen to You
Lord of War National Treasure
The Family Man Knowing
World Trade Center Kiss-Ass
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Bringing Out the Dead
Vampire's Kiss

6. Tom Hanks

Born 9 July 1956 and is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Hanks won consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump.

Film Count: 12

Splash The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Money Pit Catch Me if You Can
Big You've Got Mail
Joe Versus the Volcano The Terminal
Sleepless in Seattle Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Bridge of Spies The Post

5. Edward Burns

Edward Fitzgerald Burns was born on 29 January 1968 and is an American actor, film producer, writer and director.

Film Count: 12

The Brothers McMullen She's The One
Sidewalks of New York The Groomsmen
Looking for Kitty Ash Wednesday
15 Minutes Man on a Ledge
Newlyweds Purple Violet
No Looking Back 27 Dresses

4. Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951 and was an American actor, stand-up comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. He died August 11, 2014.

Film Count: 13

The Fisher King The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Death to Smoochy Moscow on the Husdon
Old Dogs Awakenings
Seize the Day Night at the Museum
Noel Night at the Museum 2
House of D Deconstructing Harry
August Rush

3. Woody Allen

Woody Allen, born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; 1 December 1935 is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, jazz musician, author, and playwright.

Film Count: 17

Bananas Manhattan
Annie Hall Manhattan Murder Mystery
Broadway Danny Rose Small Time Crooks
The Front Crimes and Misdemeanors
Hollywood Ending Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Deconstructing Harry Hannah and Her Sisters
Sweet and Lowdown Mighty Aphrodite
Husbands and Wives Everybody Say I Love You
Anything Else  

2. Al Pacino

Born 25 April 1940 and is an American film and stage actor and director. He was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1993.

Film Count: 23

The Godfather Scarface
The Panic in Needle Park The Godfather Part 2
Dog Day Afternoon Cruising
Donnie Brasco Serpico
Carlito's Way People I Know
Sea of Love The Godfather Part 3
Frankie and Johnny City Hall
Devil's Advocate Righteous Kill
Two for the Money The Son of No One
Looking for Richard Author! Author!
Glengarry Glen Ross The Humbling
The Local Stigmatic

1. Robert De Niro

Born 17 August 1943 and is an American method actor, director and producer. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973. In 1974, he played the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His critically acclaimed, longtime collaboration with Martin Scorsese began with 1973's Mean Streets, and earned De Niro an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his roles in Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991). In addition, he received nominations for his acting in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978) and Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990). Also in 1990, his portrayal as Jimmy Conway in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination. He has received accolades for his esteemed career, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Robert De Niro has starred in 35 New York based films which is more than any other actor.

Film Count: 35

Raging Bull Taxi Driver Freelancers
New Year's Eve Goodfellas Limitless
Falling in Love Midnight Run Greetings
Mean Streets Hide and Seek Night and the City
Analyze This Analyze That Angel Heart
Flawless Awakenings 15 Minutes
Righteous Kill Once Upon a Time in America Born to Win
Cop Land The Godfather Part 2 Three Rooms in Manhattan
The Family Being Flynn American Hustle
The Good Shepherd The Bag Man The King of Comedy
The Intern Hands of Stone The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
A Bronx Tale The Wizard of Lies


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