Cagney has been my fave actor pretty much all my life, so he's #1, a VERY close second is Kirk Douglas...after that lets see...
Edward G Robinson
ok i cant do it! i cant only pick 20...cuz i love Coop just as much as Widmark and Gable! and Fonda, Stewart and Cary Grant as much as Bogart, Eddie G and Flynn...then there's Claude Rains, Fredrick March, Spencer Tracy, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Douglas Fairbanks Sr and Jr, Alan Hale sr, William Powell, Karloff, Frank McHugh, Alan Ladd, Pat O'brien, George Tobias, George Brent, Lon Chaney, Lee Van Cleef, Chaplin, Beery, Brando, Dean, Harvey Keitel, Anthony Quinn, Al Pacino, both Barrymores, Guy Kibbee, Joe E. Brown...ugh, this is impossible! :D
haha glad i could help being this thread to your attention! Van Cleef is best known for appearing in 2 of Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy" spaghetti westerns with Clint Eastwood, but he is in a TON of westerns...i think High Noon was his first. he nearly always played a bad guy and got killed at some point haha
but i forgot a few more...Ty Power, Ward Bond, Harry Carey sr and jr, Ben Johnson, Robert Barratt, Allen Jenkins, Charlton Heston, Brain Donlevy, John Gilbert, Joel McCrea, William Bendix...
yup, hes one of the bad guys ;) he also in Gunfight at OK Coral, the Bravados, the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Conqueror, Tribute to a Bad Man, The Tin Star, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence and also tons of westerns made in Italy in the 60's and 70's as well as a boatload of TV. he has almost 200 credits to his name!