Top 10 Greatest Cult Actors

Top 10 Greatest Cult Actors

Actors and actresses who aren’t quite mainstream, but have die hard fans that love everything they do, and appear in movies that are more indie or underground. WatchMojo presents top 10 Actors who have a cult following. But who will take our number one spot? Will it be The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Tim Curry, or Dracula’s Christopher Lee? Watch to find out!

01:13 #10. Nathan Fillion
02:20 #9. Vincent Price
03:51 #8. Steve Buscemi
04:50 #7. Pam Grier
05:53 #6. Dennis Hopper
07:03 #5. Robert Englund
08:04 #4. Kurt Russell
09:12 #3, #2, #1… ?

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  1. Kelly Migs
    May 31, 2017

    Happy to see Tim Curry and Bruce Campbell took the top spots, as they deserve to and was happy that Jeffrey Combs snagged an honorable mention

  2. MaxiPad
    June 3, 2017

    love ur #2 choice

  3. Mag60t
    June 3, 2017

    Doug Bradley – Hellraiser (Pinhead)

  4. Knightshade08
    June 6, 2017

    OMG Vincent Price is WWWWAAAAAAYYYYYY too low!

  5. Daniel DeRey
    June 7, 2017

    One and two were perfectly chosen but I think Alan Tudyk should have been an honorable mention

  6. joppadoni
    June 9, 2017

    These are all A list actors. Bob Englund, Bruce and Combs are the only cult ones listed.. maybe Ironside.. but i think hes a big un..

  7. Richard Mcginnis
    June 20, 2017

    hail to the king baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Outland
    July 1, 2017

    Rutger Hauer, David Prowse, Victor Wong, Carrie Henn and Bill Paxton?

  9. Gary Kirby
    July 10, 2017

    Ya gotta love Kurt Russell 😀

  10. Melisa Piquet
    July 20, 2017

    I love Tim Curry! He's one of the greatest talents I've ever had the pleasure to see!

  11. Linda Venturelli
    July 21, 2017

    yeeeesssss!!!!! Tim Curry!!!!!!❤❤❤❤❤

  12. btp248
    August 10, 2017

    YEAH! I was about to lose my cool if Bruce Campbell didn't show. Way to pull through for once WM haha.

  13. jamie dubose
    August 14, 2017

    Tim Curry should be #1

  14. Chipwhitley274
    August 19, 2017


    I'm throwing rocks tonight. Mark it Dude.

    What tied the room together Dude?


    I was bowlin'.

    Yeah Walter what's your point?

    What the fuck is he talking about?

    He peed on The Dude's rug.

    This guy peed on it.

    His name is Lebowski? That's your name Dude.


    I'm slammin' 'em tonight. You guys are dead in the water.

    What's a "pederass" Walter?

    What's during League Play?

    What's wrong with Walter Dude?

    What do you mean Dude?

    I Am The Walrus.

    I Am The Walrus.

    I Am The Walrus.

    What the fuck is he talking about?

    They posted the next round for the tournament.

    This Saturday, from ten unt…


    They already posted it.

    How come you don't roll on Saturday Walter?

    What's that Walter?


    Oh yeah, how'd it go?

    Hey Walter, if you can't ride in a car, how do you get around on Shabbos?

    Who's got your undies Walter?

    Where you goin' Dude.

    Phone's ringin' Dude.

    They were Nazis Dude?

    Uh huh.


    Well, he, he…

    Wha'do you need that for Dude?

    Those are good burgers Walter.

    We'll be near the In-n-Out Burger.


    Who's in pajamas Walter?

    Are these the Nazis Walter?

    Are these guys gonna hurt us Walter?


    I, I got eighteen dollars.

  15. Fil Piovano
    August 24, 2017

    Vincent Price at no9? Are you kidding me?

  16. elrota
    September 16, 2017

    This list lost ANY credibility (not that Mojo has any) with making Danny Trejo and Ron Perlman as HONOURABLE MENTIONS and putting Nathan Fillion on this list at all. Ive never felt Fillion was cult-status. And their description of Kurt Russell, really? He was a Disney Lot kid who's grown to be Hollywood gold. I've never considered him a Cult actor, he's Hollywood Legend, and we in the 21st Century aren't only NOW getting familiar with him because of the "Fast and Furious" films. We've known him for his amazing work because he's been in the game for so long most of us grew up with him, like in Fox and the Hound, Overboard, to Miracle. I've personally always considered him A-list (not that being a cult star makes you a B-Lister, because it doesn't) but B-List/Cult movies have a sort of "we know we're being cheesy/tongue and cheek" and I've never felt he was that sort of "Cult" actor as you at Mojo felt he is, especially to make him #4. I don't have issue with who compiles these lists but who gives them the okay?

  17. Antonio Brooks
    September 16, 2017

    Literally everyone on this list is an A-Lister. Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell, Parker Posey, Harry Dean Stanton, William Hurt are cult actors/actresses

  18. Antonio Brooks
    September 16, 2017

    The honorable mentions are actually legit cult actors/actresses

  19. Selena
    September 17, 2017

    Is there another video? If not then please make one.

  20. Clusteronandon
    September 22, 2017

    PETER FRICKING CUSHING should have been on this list. You mention him, but why isn't he here. I would have taken off Fillion.

  21. Reginald Mizer
    September 25, 2017

    Tom Cruise
    Jon Heder
    Wait, did I miss the point of this list?

  22. LobsterPuncher
    September 26, 2017

    Hold up, you keep saying Boo-simmi. I've always said Boo-Shimmy. Am I wrong??

  23. Gabe Lugo
    September 26, 2017

    Hail to the king baby. All the rest is pillow talk

  24. Talya Mungin
    September 27, 2017

    James Spader?

  25. DaryTremar
    October 1, 2017

    Vincent Price of course!!! McDowell and Walken should have been here too.

  26. AntiNubDevice
    October 4, 2017

    No comments read, I've watched 10 down to 2… If #1 isn't Bruce Campbell, I dunno wtf is happening. >.>

    Edit: Nailed it! This is one of the best top 10's I've seen from you guys.

  27. Jared Mehraban
    October 8, 2017

    I was about to say, Bruce Campbell had to be at the top of this list.

  28. James Anthony
    October 17, 2017

    There are usually one or two choices you folks stick on your lists that I don't agree with, but this one hit the nail on the head with each and every one (including the Honorable Mentions). Good job! 🙂

  29. David Cottone
    October 17, 2017

    Brad douriff shouldn't be honorable mention but at least on the list

  30. geoffrey cornwell II
    October 18, 2017

    forgot james woods and adam west

  31. Brian Banegas
    October 18, 2017

    A lot of my favorite actors are on this list, what's that say about me?

  32. sjoerd wams
    October 18, 2017

    Ser* Christopher Lee

  33. Daniel Schubert-Skelly
    October 19, 2017

    David Warner deserves (at least) an honourable mention. Combs should near the top. Love Russel but I think he's beyond cult status.

  34. A Silver Rose
    November 3, 2017

    Hail,to the King, baby. No one else could top this list!

  35. Goofy McGooferson
    November 4, 2017

    Before I even watched this, I said to myself "They better mention Bruce Campbell!" And, they did. He's Number One, baby.

  36. Saltire
    November 8, 2017

    Ha it could only be Bruce Campbell at #1.

    Vincent Price, what a voice, just like with Charles Gray, you could listen to them for hours. And Pam Grier, what a woman!!

  37. peter dundon
    November 9, 2017

    What about David Carradine?

  38. Keith Rice
    November 9, 2017

    Yes!!!!!! I’m glad you did the list right with #1

  39. Anzevuil
    November 9, 2017

    Angus Scrimm (a.k.a. Rory Guy)
    Bud Cort
    Jack Nance
    Robert Forster (I got to meet him a few years ago in Buffalo! 😀 )

    (I am only warming up here 😛 )

  40. Davey Wilson
    November 13, 2017

    If you really like Bruce Campbell He does a good job as ex-navy man with alongside main character played by Jeffrey Donovan in Burn Notice. Don't know why they couldn't mention a role hew was in for nearly ten years.

  41. Ahmed Aiman
    November 18, 2017

    Christopher walken
    Cillian Murphy
    Nic Cage
    John Travolta

  42. soft hearts, electric souls
    November 26, 2017

    I wanted Tim to be number 1

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