perhaps not the best; the most famous or best looking, the most loved means something different. He/she makes you want to watch a movie for them, even though the movie is awful, they put a smile on your face when you hear them speek,see them on the screen; they breath life into something otherwise dead. the reason i thought of this is because, i think and i may be wrong the most loved actor/actress in the world is Morgan Freeman, I know he is one of the best as well. He is so loved that his voice is used to sell insurance; he is so loved that any film he is in is watched because he is in it no matter how bad it is; no one ever has a bad word to say about him and i must admit he is the only celebrity i would ever ask for an autograph because it would be a real pleasure to meet him. perhaps this is a bit over the top but what do other people think and are there other actors/actresses held in the same regard. Of course, I would loved to have met James Stewart as well, perhaps Morgan Freeman is this generations Jimmy stewart?