We all have favorite actors, and, to some degree, we all want to see them in movies that are playing in our local theaters. What’s great is that there are actors who have worked on so many projects that they have a long list of films to their credit. These appearances are not only in movies, but also in TV shows, and we know that they have made investments in a variety of platforms.
You’ll notice that many of the people on this list are members of Hollywood’s Old Guard, which is only natural given that they’ve been around the longest. We anticipate that this list will evolve over time. For the time being, be surprised by who is ranked first.
Rank 7 – Susan Sarandon (124+ acting projects)
Because the majority of the people on this list are men, let us begin with a woman, Susan Sarandon. There is no denying that males tend to dominate acting roles, but this is changing in Hollywood. Sarandon’s career spanned from 1970 to 2014, and she became a familiar face in Hollywood. She has appeared in documentaries, films, and television shows. Her credits include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, White Palace, and Igby Goes Down, among others. She is a brilliant actress who received several award nominations and won several awards, including an Academy Award, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA, to name a few.
Rank 6 – Robert Duvall (141+ acting projects)
When we think of older actors, we usually associate them with classic films. This is not the case with Robert Duvall, who has appeared in every medium imaginable, including video games. He’d probably teach an online class if he could. The Godfather Part II, Geronimo: An American Legend, and The Wild Wild West are a few of his more notable projects. He played a doctor in that last TV show, but he could probably play a lawyer’s character just as well. His versatility as an actor is evidenced by his Academy Award nominations.
Rank 5 – Samuel L Jackson (158+ acting projects)
Samuel L Jackson can be found in a variety of films, including Glass, Captain Marvel, and The Hateful Eight. He is best known for his roles in action films and, more recently, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nick Fury. In addition to his work as an actor, he has provided narration for a number of documentaries, video games, animated films, and television series. Hearing Jackson’s voice has just that much appeal. It has, to some degree, a magical quality to it.
Rank 4 – Danny Glover (161+ acting projects)
While he is getting older, Danny Glover, to his credit, is showing no signs of slowing down. He has appeared in over 161 projects to date, many of them in leading roles. His films include The Last Black Man in San Francisco, A Rage in Harlem, and Predator 2. He is not only a well-known actor, but he is also recognized for his decades-long work in human rights through the medium of film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed this honor on him in 2021.
Rank 3 – Michael Caine (161+ acting projects)
Michael Caine would inevitably amass a large number of projects over the course of his seven-decade career. In modern times, he is best known as Alfred, Batman’s butler. Others may recognize the English actor from his roles in The Italian Job, A Bridge Too Far, and The Last Valley. Caine, along with three others, has the distinction of being nominated for five different Oscars.
Rank 2 – Robert Loggia – (225 acting projects)
The name Robert Loggia does not immediately bring to mind a face, but when you see him, you will recognize the number two most prolific actor in Hollywood. He currently has over 225 acting credits to his name. Among his most well-known works are The Sopranos, Malcolm in the Middle, and The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca. He passed away in 2015, but his legacy lives on.
Rank 1- Christopher Lee – (280 acting projects)
And, as promised, we have Christopher Lee, our surprise number one entry. He has appeared in every major fandom film, including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Indiana Jones. If you ever want to spend time with your friends, you can have a Lee movie marathon. To begin, we recommend The Wicker Man, The Hobbit, and Dracula. In his films, you can see the degree of development he went through as an actor.