13) Liev Schrieber
His nickname allegedly is “Huggy” but Schrieber’s roles have been far less cuddly than that name might imply. Schrieber is a highly talented, and physically dominating actor, who continues to make the transition successfully between theatre, films, and television. He has received countless Tony nominations and awards for his theatre work and he is equally adept at interpreting modern playwrights as he is the classics such as Shakespeare. He has appeared in nearly every genre of films, from horror (The Omen, 2006), drama (The Hurricane, 2000), science-fiction fantasy (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2009) to espionage (The Manchurian Candidate, 2004). He has been successful in television, too, starring as Ray Donovan in the eponymously named series. Given Schrieber’s extensive theatre career, it might come as no surprise that he did his graduate work at the Yale School of Drama, where he received his Master’s degree.