23. Daniel Day-Lewis
Notable Roles: There Will Be Blood (2007); Lincoln (2012); Gangs of New York (2002); The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Arguably one of the best living actors of our time, Daniel Day Lewis creates characters that last with an unwavering focus. Known for his in-depth and exhaustive preparations for roles, he establishes a high standard of acting that seems unmatched while having a distinct personal style often including jewelry that isn't the easiest to pull off.