Top 5 Most Likeable Actors in Hollywood

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Some actors simply aren’t especially nice people. Others get too caught up in themselves and their larger-than-life Hollywood personas to be easily liked. A select few actors, though, stay true to themselves and remain genuinely likeable—even after making it big in film or television.

5 Danielle Radcliffe

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The charming and down-to-earth personality that Danielle Radcliffe displays in his signature role in “Harry Potter” apparently aligns closely with the actor’s real-life character. The British actor supports an array of charities in the United States and in Britain, and was described as “friendly and humble” in the Xfinity Entertainment list of “Hollywood Nice Guys.” In August 2009, he made a significant but undisclosed donation to the “Trevor Project,” which is a 24-hour suicide-prevention hotline for people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning, or LGBTQ, community.

4 Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Few actors as accomplished at such an early age as Joseph Gordon-Levitt remain as likeable and approachable. The star of “Inception” and “500 Days of Summer,” Gordon-Levitt maintains a humble, boyishly charming personality that endeared him to “500 Days” co-star Zooey Deschanel. The two remain good friends. Gordon-Levitt, who made his television debut at the age of 3, is an active social entrepreneur. He contributes his talents to a cooperative of music and video professionals who distribute free music and video productions to inspire and support the creative works of others.

3 George Clooney

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Women love him because of his classic good looks, but Hollywood loves George Clooney because of his all-around nice guy image. Clooney is certainly liked and adored by fans and his acting peers, but his appeal also stems from his constant and ambitious leadership in many social causes. He has stepped in to head up or participate in multiple relief aid efforts and fundraisers. Some of his most notable efforts have centered on drawing attention to human rights atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region. Clooney has co-founded charities to support the people of Darfur and was famously arrested, along with his father, as part of a protest at the Sudan Embassy in Washington D.C. in March 2012.

2 Will Smith

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Will Smith has maintained the same likeable image he projected in his 1990s hit television series, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Before getting into acting, Smith was an accomplished rapper, proving that you could make rap music without profanity and crude messages. He and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are among the most charitable and well-liked actors in Hollywood, according to an “Xfinity Entertainment” list of “Hollywood’s Nice Guys.” Smith is especially passionate about programs that support inner-city youth.

1 Tom Hanks

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Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks is a rare example of an actor who has achieved greatness largely because of his nice-guy appeal. Hanks appears at the top of more than one list of likeable actors, including the Xfinity Entertainment list of “Hollywood Nice Guys.” Hanks supports a number of charitable causes, including UNICEF and the Elevate Hope Foundation. He has made few enemies in Hollywood and generally stuck to loveable character types.

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