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Which of the Five Most Bankable Comedic Actors Is Your Favorite?


Forbes has come out with yet another one of its lists, ranking comedic performers by their ability to draw the masses to theaters. The top 10 includes some people you'd expect (Eddie Murphy, Steve Carell, Jack Black), though I was a little surprised to see Robin Williams on there, and Vince Vaughn apparently made it to the top five:

  1. Adam Sandler
  2. Will Ferrell
  3. Ben Stiller
  4. Jim Carrey
  5. Vince Vaughn

What do you think of these guys? In terms of their abilities to attract you to the theater, who tops the list?

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karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
Toss up between Ben Stiller and Jim Carey. Of Vince Vaughn's stuff I've only ever seen Dodgeball but I really liked it
jmast jmast 8 years
Hmm, it's between Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Adam Sandler for me. I guess I'd say Ben Stiller. I love me some Jack Black though :)
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Ben Stiller or Vince Vaughn, the others can be so over-the-top that it's annoying rather than funny.
laka laka 8 years
Jim Carrey! I loved him when I was a kid, and anyone who could hold my attention back then must have something special. :P
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
For Elf, Old School, and Anchorman - Will Ferrell FTW! But I love them all...
heart-of-steele heart-of-steele 8 years
None of these actors would bring me to a theater!! Of all of them I like Will Ferrell the best, but what about Seth Rogan? Michael Cera? Steve Carrell anyone?? and what about some women in this category....Tina Fey could get me to watch anything!!!!
mouldy mouldy 8 years
Will Ferrell for me! Come on, Frank the Tank? Mr Mugatu!!! Ron Burgundy?! Cowbell anyone?
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Out of these five, Ben & Will. Zoolander, Anchorman, Blades of Glory and the "Meet The..." franchise are some of my favourite movies! But overall, I LOVE LOVE Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Steve Carell, Jason Segel & Owen Wilson. :love: I know these two aren't classed as just comedians, but I also love Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert :D
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
out of those 5, i picked will farrell
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i love jim carrey . i think that he makes sure to switch it up with the types of roles that he takes and that's what makes him the most successful.
michlny michlny 8 years
I love Adam Sandler...but I think Will Smith should be in the top 5!! Though I guess Will does more than simply comedy.....
kythera kythera 8 years
Adam Sandler hands down. I am soooo in lust with him. :P
johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 8 years
Ben Stiller, but I Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, and Jason Segel are hilarious also!
Sarana Sarana 8 years
I avoid films with these actors in it. Just don't look their kind of humour, especially Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler.
emalove emalove 8 years
I love love LOVE Ben Stiller. He is my favorite! I also love Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Seth Rogen. I like the funny guys. I'd take one of them over a Brad Pitt-type ANY DAY.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
Vince Vaughn, I don't find Will Ferrell all that amusing. Elf was cute but meh.
justjosh85 justjosh85 8 years
was this a list from like 5 years ago that they forgot about and just decided to release? cause really, none of these guys has been that much of a force lately. i might pick jim carey, but i love him for his more serious roles, so i don't think that counts. ha
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Will! "I'll burn your house down!"
Grantz Grantz 8 years
Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson, are not on the above list. But, I love them, they make me laugh so much; they are definately in my top 5.
Grantz Grantz 8 years
Of the list above. Ben Stiller makes me laugh the most. But, I love the snappy way Vince Vaughn delivers a line. Paul Rudd has a brilliant delivery as well. Cheers~ Grantz
misshouston misshouston 8 years
What, no Seth Rogen? For me, it was a tossup between Sandler and Ferrell ... then I remembered I skipped both of their most recent movies (Bedtime Stories and Semi-Pro, respectively). Definitely time for some new blood, folks! Or at least some better writing.
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
I find this list very interesting.... because personally, Vince Vaughn is the only actor I can tolerate. The rest I can't stand! Will Ferrel on SNL, yes-- movies, no. Jim Carrey in ESFTSM, yes--most others, no. Ben Stiller--generally don't like any of the movies he's in. Adam Sandler-- avoid movies he's in. I am surprised there aren't different actors on this list.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Will Ferrell. Watch him in Elf and Kicking and Screaming, and you are set to go.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
Not a fan of Will Ferrell, and out of these 5 Vince Vaughn and Adam Sandler are my favorites. :)
linds1019 linds1019 8 years
This was hard for me, b/c I love Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller. They're both hilarious and make movies that I can watch over and over.
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