It's a loaded question. Who is the best actor who was born in or once lived in New Jersey? Garden State residents' votes have led to a top three. Let's see if you agree.

New Jersey has been blessed over the years to be the home to some of the most amazing actors the world has ever seen.

The Best Actors From New Jersey

Even off the top of our heads, the list is a Hollywood who's-who. New Jersey can claim Joe Pesci, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, and Bruce Willis as our own. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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If you had to choose which of these or the dozen other great Garden State celebrities that come to mind, which one would you pick?

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We asked that exact question over social media platforms, and here are the results. These are your top 3 best actors from New Jersey.

The Top Three Best New Jersey Actors

#3 Danny DeVito. This beloved actor may not be the first to come to mind when you think about New Jersey acting, but his resume speaks for itself.

#2 Jack Nicholson. His versatility is legendary and his acting is among the best Hollywood has ever seen.

#1 Meryl Streep. Over her career, she has brought acting to a level not seen by any other actor. This Summit-born performer is considered to be the best in a generation, and we agree.

We also want to pay tribute to great performers like Queen Latifah, Ray Liotta, Frank Sinatra, Susan Sarandon, Michael Douglas, Whitney Houston, and all the others who received votes.

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