It's a tough job to pick the best Irish actors of all time but we took a look through our favorite Irish actors and ranked these Irish men as coming out on top

Ireland has produced some of the world’s most loved artists, so we wanted to take a stab at creating a list of our favorite Irish actors. Many Irish actors are now known widely across the globe and have large cult followings. Whether you love them for their accents, talents, or workmanship; Irish actors are all over Hollywood. Their success in the film industry continues to pave the way for young aspiring artists/actors to work hard and know that there is a place for them in film.

Ranker, a website that allows people to vote on a variety of topics and creates lists from the outcomes, came out with the best male Irish actors of all time, as voted by the public. This inspired us to create our own very list! While it doesn't include Irish American actors, it does include both Northern Irish actors and actors from the Republic of Ireland and actors of any age from under 30 to over 50. 

Here are 10 actors we love:

Liam Neeson

Best Irish actors: Liam Neeson. Image credit: WikiCommons.

Best Irish actors: Liam Neeson. Image credit: WikiCommons.

Neeson is originally from Northern Ireland and shot to international fame. Some of his most popular films are Taken, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, and Schindler's List.

Richard Harris 

Best Irish actors of all time: Richard Harris as Dumbledore.

Best Irish actors of all time: Richard Harris as Dumbledore.

Harris was originally from Co. Limerick. Some of his most famous films are Gladiator, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Colin Farrell

Best Irish actors of all time: Colin Farrell.

Best Irish actors of all time: Colin Farrell.

Farrell is originally from Castleknock, a suburb of Dublin. Farrell is well known from the Minority Report, Daredevil, and Horrible Bosses.

Read more: Who were the top Irish American Oscar winners of all time?

Brendan Gleeson

Best Irish actors of all time: Brendan Gleeson.

Best Irish actors of all time: Brendan Gleeson.

Gleeson is originally from Dublin. Some of his most famous films are Braveheart, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Gangs of New York.

Cillian Murphy

Best Irish actors of all time: Cillian Murphy

Best Irish actors of all time: Cillian Murphy

Murphy is originally from Co. Cork. Some of his most-famed films are The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, and most recently, Dunkirk.

Pierce Brosnan

Best Irish actors of all time: Pierce Brosnan.

Best Irish actors of all time: Pierce Brosnan.

Brosnan is originally Co. Louth in Drogheda. Some of his most popular films he is known for are Mars Attacks!, Mrs. Doubtfire, and GoldenEye.

Michael Fassbender

Best Irish actors of all time: Michael Fassbender

Best Irish actors of all time: Michael Fassbender

Fassbender is a German-born Irish actor. He is best known for Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Chris O'Dowd

Best Irish actors of all time: Chris O'Dowd.

Best Irish actors of all time: Chris O'Dowd.

O’Dowd is originally from Co. Roscommon. Some of his most popular films are Thor: The Dark World, Bridesmaids, and The Boat That Rocked.

Gabriel Byrne

Best Irish actors of all time: Gabriel Byrne.

Best Irish actors of all time: Gabriel Byrne.

Bryne is originally from Walkinstown, a suburb outside Dublin. Some of his most well-known films are The Usual Suspects, Excalibur, and Enemy of the State.

Jamie Dornan

Best Irish actors of all time: Jamie Dornan

Best Irish actors of all time: Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan is from Hollywood, Belfast in Northern Ireland. He is most well known for his performance on Fifty Shades of Grey, Marie Antoinette, and X Returns.

Who are your favorite Irish actors? Let us know in the comments.

H/T: Ranker

Cillian Murphy is, of course, included in our best Irish actors of all time. RollingNews.ie