From timeless classics to lighthearted fare, the film is a fantastic way to find joy, escape, and adrenaline. The following list is for anyone who has ever laughed out loud while in line at the grocery store recalling.
Madeline Kahn’s hilarious crooning in Blazing Saddles or Will Ferrell’s bullying in Old School, and for those who have seen a movie just to enjoy Cary Grant’s furrowed brow or John Cleese’s ludicrous physicality, turn of phrase, and frenzied mental unraveling.
These are ten of the funniest actors who have ever graced the screen, and cinephiles will be sure to recognize several of their favorites, as well as a few you may not be familiar with or have been wanting to give another shot.
1) Jim Carrey
James Eugene “Jim” Carrey is a comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer from Canada. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar.
Jim Carrey, after the iconic Robin Williams, for sure, because of his flexibility, effortlessness, voice modulation, classic movies, performances, body language, charisma, energy, screen presence, and everything else! Whether or if he has issues in his personal life, he is still a legend.
He’s the funniest guy on the planet. I believe he should be number one, despite Ben Stiller’s popularity.
While I adore Ben Stiller, I believe Jim deserves a lot of credit for his acting, which includes making funny faces and saying things that make people laugh so hard during the moments. The film Liar Liar should serve as an example.
2) Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell is an actor, comedian, producer, and writer from the United States. He rose to prominence as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live in the mid-1990s.
Will Ferrell is the comic mastermind behind Anchorman, Step Brothers, and even the children’s picture Megamind. I’ve laughed my ass off in every movie he’s been in. He was hilarious even in a little role in Wedding Crashers.
Step Brothers was one of my all-time favorite shows because it was so unpredictable and hilarious. Anchorman is, without a doubt, the greatest comedy film of all time. Get Hard was a stunning film. Elf is the Christmas movie’s gold mine.
3) Bill Murray
Bill Murray is an actor, comedian, and writer from the United States. He rose to prominence after appearing on Saturday Night Live, for which he won his first Emmy Award, and then went on to star in comedies such as Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Scrooged, and What Happened to Baby Jane.
He possesses a wider range of comic abilities than the other individuals on the list (excluding Steve Martin) or those who should be on it (like Robin Williams). He may portray a side-splittingly amusing imbecile.
He has the ability to be comically unlikable (Groundhog Day) as well as completely assume other personas (Where the Buffalo Roam). He was fantastic on Saturday Night Live, playing signature roles and filling in the gaps in skits. When you watch Bill Murray, you’re watching comedic gold.
4) Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was an actor and comedian from the United States. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s and is credited with reviving the comedy scene in the city. In 2014, he passed away.
Inside the Actors Studio is a television show where you can see him. One of the funniest improvised routines ever. He was, without a doubt, one of the funniest people on the planet.
The other one is Groucho Marx, who isn’t even in the top 50 (or maybe not at all – I didn’t see him), and who puts everyone else on this list to disgrace (except perhaps Robin Williams). Steve Carell isn’t even supposed to be on this list.
5) Adam Sandler
Adam Richard Sandler is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer from the United States. Sandler went on to star in a number of Hollywood feature films after joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, grossing a total of nearly $2 billion at the box office.
Adam Sandler is one of my favorite actors. I think his films are superior to those of Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller. He has a lot of amazing movies that make you smile, and he simply makes me smile and laugh in a legit way when I’m watching him.
6) Steve Carell
Steven John Carell is an actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director from the United States. He is most known for his role as Michael Scott, the bumbling boss on the American version of The Office, for which he also served as an occasional producer, writer, and director.
There is no one better than Steve Carell when it comes to having a good time while seeming casual. He has made a significant contribution to the comedy industry, and his films are consistently amusing.
7) Eddie Murphy
Edward Regan “Eddie” Murphy is a comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer from the United States. From 1980 until 1984, Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live.
8) Charlie Chaplin
Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977) was an English comedian, filmmaker, and musician who rose to prominence during the silent film era. He is regarded as one of the most influential figures in the film industry’s history.
I’m surprised he hasn’t already been mentioned. He was an absolute genius! For the majority of his films, he directed, performed, wrote the scripts, composed the music, and more. ‘Modern Times,’ ‘City Lights,’ ‘The Gold Rush,’ ‘The Great Dictator,’ (not many dared to mock Hitler at the time).
9) Ben Stiller
Benjamin Edward Meara “Ben” Stiller is an actor, comedian, and filmmaker from the United States.
He’s recognized for his roles in films including There’s Something About Mary, Zoolander, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and Tropic Thunder.
10) Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson is a British actor, comedian, and screenwriter who is best known for his roles in the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean. He can twist his face like Jim Carrey, perform slapstick like John Cleese, and deliver a witty quip like John Cleese.
He may make himself appear afraid, sneaky, arrogant, or whatever the situation calls for. The Black Adder series is one of my favorites as a history enthusiast.