Tom Hanks is up there as a favourite with his fabulous portrayals of Forrest Gump, Joshua Baskin, Paul Edgecombe and Woody!! His body of work is faultless. But although I love the films, he isn't necessarily one of those actors I'm interested in personally, which I think is part and parcel of the "favourite" label.
Obviously Brad Pitt would be a good choice because not only is he eye candy but he can also act...mostly! His "on the edge" characters are brilliant. Tyler Durden and the crazy guy in Twelve Monkeys were amazing....but Mr and Mrs Smith....not so much! I avoid watching that film at all costs...the first ten minutes were enough for me. Plus I can't forgive him for packing in Jennifer Aniston!
An actor who had both the appeal of Mr Hanks and the beauty of Mr Pitt was Heath Ledger. I cried when I found out he had died...he was so beautiful, so talented, so promising, yet so fragile. He had only just found his stride when he accidentally OD'd. His darkness and inner turmoil made him an amazing artist, but also foreshortened his amazing career. We were robbed when he died, his best was surely yet to come.
Bruce is so, so pretty. The perfect bald man...if Ian ever starts balding he is going to shave his head Bruce Willis style. I also love his private life...how he is friends with Demi and Ashton...how cool is that! And he was in Friends, so he really is the full package. He fulfils all my criteria for being my favourite actor!