Dockside Chat - Who's the best actor and actress of all time

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08087
03-30-2012, 12:11 PM
Not just a fan favorite like Clint Eastwood or John Wayne. To me the mark of a "Good" actor is someone that can take on any role and make you believe he/she is the person in the movie.

Leave political opinions of these actors out of your decision making this is about acting ability alone.

My choice will be either Sir Laurence Olivia' or Tom Hanks I’ll need some time for the women’s vote.


HOTSPOT
03-30-2012, 12:13 PM
Robert Downey Jr, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock

Eyeball
03-30-2012, 12:13 PM
Actors past: Robert Mitchum and Anthony Quinn.

Still alive, Eric Stoltz.


Bugbuster
03-30-2012, 12:17 PM
Hanks................................... buuuuuuuuuuba.

Captain Willie
03-30-2012, 12:18 PM
William Shatner.











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/:grin:

SirFer
03-30-2012, 12:19 PM
Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter.

Taken Lightly
03-30-2012, 12:25 PM
Gene Hackman

Captain Willie
03-30-2012, 12:27 PM
The dude that played the joker was damned good--I can't think of his name but here is his best line with a photo:














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yarcraft91
03-30-2012, 12:48 PM
James Cagney

Meryl Streep

HOTSPOT
03-30-2012, 12:48 PM
The dude that played the joker was damned good--I can't think of his name but here is his best line with a photo:














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Just lost control of the sneeze muscle....

magua
03-30-2012, 12:52 PM
Deniro and Pacino especially in "Heat" where they had the sit down...good guy against bad guy

what a scene

Eastwood as has been mentioned, Gene Hackman,Harvey Kietel,Marlon Brando in the Apocolypse, Robert Duvall, Athony Hopkins as hanibel Lector and many other movies.

Just to name a VERY few

Way to many to consider one the best imo.

BottomPicker
03-30-2012, 01:05 PM
John Garfield & Lana Turner in The Postman Rings Twice

BottomPicker
03-30-2012, 01:06 PM
Bogart in Treasure of Sierra Madre! Much better than Casablanca

njbassr
03-30-2012, 01:08 PM
My personal favorite is Jenna Jamison.

Danny33486
03-30-2012, 01:09 PM
Ron Jeremy or Peter North.

LI Sound Grunt
03-30-2012, 01:20 PM
Michael Gross and Finn Carter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXx-aMqSyIc

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231038

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BACKTOTHESEA
03-30-2012, 01:21 PM
Ron Jeremy or Peter North.

I hope your a woman, otherwise I question your choice.

CJS
03-30-2012, 01:23 PM
Duvall, hands down. Has he ever made a bad movie???

08087
03-30-2012, 01:24 PM
It's too easy to pick 1 actor for 1 movie role. This is about an actor that can be any character and pull it off.

Clint is always the heavy, the cop, the solider, the cowboy, much like John Wayne.

Gene Hackman is one that can play many roles well, anyone else?

Danny33486
03-30-2012, 01:32 PM
I hope your a woman, otherwise I question your choice.

I like their technique - They taught me everything I know. :)

nickmo
03-30-2012, 01:41 PM
Gene Hackman

:thumbsup:

Because Boat
03-30-2012, 01:45 PM
Dustin Hoffman and Sophia Loren

Reel 007
03-30-2012, 01:52 PM
Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole,
Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Mirren.

DavenFla
03-30-2012, 01:53 PM
My ex wife

Miss Sadie
03-30-2012, 02:15 PM
Spencer Tracy and Maggie Smith

Boat Bum
03-30-2012, 02:19 PM
I was a stunt double for Ron Jeremy.

davedowneast
03-30-2012, 02:24 PM
I was a stunt double for Ron Jeremy.

Better than being his "fluffer". :grin:

I hope you weren't "standing in" for the face shots. :trout:

andyp262
03-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Another vote for Daniel Day-Lewis. Watch "There will be blood" or him as Bill the Butcher in "Gangs of New York"

Jus Teasin
03-30-2012, 03:22 PM
Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford
Merril Streep and Julia Roberts

sorry, couldn't just pick one ;?

oceandansar
03-30-2012, 03:29 PM
Clint Eastwood Gene Hackman Denzel Washington Helen Hunt

08087
03-30-2012, 03:37 PM
Dustin Hoffman and Sophia Loren
FYI

When do a press release for the "Marathon man" a reported asked Dustin Hoffman how he made himself look so tired for one of the shoots. Dustin replied that he would get up in the middle of the night and run a few miles to wear himself out.

On that note Laurence Olivier' quip, "My dear boy, you really should learn how to act".

I thought that to be one of the most telling lines I ever heard.

magua
03-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford
Merril Streep and Julia Roberts

sorry, couldn't just pick one ;?

could'nt dis agree more, there is a reason they don't cast him anymore

triumphrick
03-30-2012, 04:14 PM
Robert De Niro

magua
03-30-2012, 04:23 PM
could'nt dis agree more, there is a reason they don't cast him anymore

actually the reasons name is Liam Neeson

Gator56
03-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Come On Punk Make My Day..........Clint Eastwood & He's filming a movie up here in North Jawja right now....

glacierbaze
03-30-2012, 04:42 PM
actually the reasons name is Liam Neeson

When I asked myself, who is as bad an actor as HF, I immediately thought of Liam Neeson;)

Surprised there is no love here for Stephan Segal.

LuckyLaRue
03-30-2012, 04:51 PM
It's too easy to pick 1 actor for 1 movie role. This is about an actor that can be any character and pull it off.

Clint is always the heavy, the cop, the solider, the cowboy, much like John Wayne.

Gene Hackman is one that can play many roles well, anyone else?

You are Right,

John Wayne once said, The real actors are the "Character Actors"


A character actor is one who predominantly plays unusual or eccentric characters. The Oxford English Dictionary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_English_Dictionary) defines a character actor as "an actor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor) who specializes in character parts", defining character part in turn as "an acting role displaying pronounced or unusual characteristics or peculiarities".

Seacat FL
03-30-2012, 04:55 PM
Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter.

Who the heck are they?;?

Seriously, never heard of them.

Mr. Paul
03-30-2012, 04:58 PM
1 Gene Hackman
1A Robert Duval
2 Johnny Depp
3 Daniel Day Lewis
4 Dustin Hoffman
5 Meryl Streep
6 Sandra Bullock
7 Leonado Di Caprio after DD Lewis took him to school in Gangs of New York
8 Christian Bale
9 Clint Eastwood depending on the movie outstanding in The Unforgiven and Gran Torino
10 Morgan Freeman when not talking politics and is just acting.

Gator56
03-30-2012, 04:59 PM
http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-republican-actor-and-conservative-actors-list/famous-conservatives

This may help you select.....

Seacat FL
03-30-2012, 04:59 PM
Since Blazing Saddles was the best and most significant film ever made (Jaws & Godfather 2 in 2nd & 3rd place) I would give the best actor award to Cleavon Little the best actress to Madeline Kahn.

Who could argue with that?

1rider
03-30-2012, 05:06 PM
Dreyfus has several incredible performances. Don't know about acting ability but Jennifer aniston is certainly a favorite. :thumbsup:

Severance
03-30-2012, 05:29 PM
Not neccesarily in this order, but some of the greatest.
Denzel Washington
Richard Gere
Meryl Streep
Sandra Bullock
John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Morgan Freeman
Julia Roberts
Liz Taylor
Robert De Niro
Paul Newman
Al Pacino
Henry Fonda
Humphrey Bogart
Anthony Hopkins
Marlon Brando
Steve McQueen
Richard Burton
Robert Mitchum
Russel Crowe

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Mr. Paul
03-30-2012, 05:35 PM
Not neccesarily in this order, but some of the greatest.
Denzel Washington
Richard Gere
Meryl Streep
Sandra Bullock
John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Morgan Freeman
Julia Roberts
Liz Taylor
Robert De Niro
Paul Newman
Al Pacino
Henry Fonda
Humphrey Bogart
Anthony Hopkins
Marlon Brando
Steve McQueen
Richard Burton
Robert Mitchum
Russel Crowe

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good list!!

mertzy
03-30-2012, 05:41 PM
Since Blazing Saddles was the best and most significant film ever made (Jaws & Godfather 2 in 2nd & 3rd place) I would give the best actor award to Cleavon Little the best actress to Madeline Kahn.

Who could argue with that?


Cleavon Little.....Sir...me and you need to hang out!!!!! :thumbsup:

FlyingCircus
03-30-2012, 05:46 PM
Not neccesarily in this order, but some of the greatest.
Denzel Washington
Richard Gere
Meryl Streep
Sandra Bullock
John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Morgan Freeman
Julia Roberts
Liz Taylor
Robert De Niro
Paul Newman
Al Pacino
Henry Fonda
Humphrey Bogart
Anthony Hopkins
Marlon Brando
Steve McQueen
Richard Burton
Robert Mitchum
Russel Crowe

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+1 that's a great list...I'll add Robert Redford....and I think you did right putting Denzel at the top...Johnny Depp was mentioned previously and I'll agree with that.....hard to pick just one

gofastsandman
03-30-2012, 05:48 PM
Not neccesarily in this order, but some of the greatest.
Denzel Washington
Richard Gere
Meryl Streep
Sandra Bullock
John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Morgan Freeman
Julia Roberts
Liz Taylor
Robert De Niro
Paul Newman
Al Pacino
Henry Fonda
Humphrey Bogart
Anthony Hopkins
Marlon Brando
Steve McQueen
Richard Burton
Robert Mitchum
Russel Crowe

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Good list. I`ll add Robert Shaw. Died early.

Ms. Streep chills my hair. Dead on. She can slide.

tprice
03-30-2012, 06:55 PM
Not neccesarily in this order, but some of the greatest.
Denzel Washington
Richard Gere
Meryl Streep
Sandra Bullock
John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Morgan Freeman
Julia Roberts
Liz Taylor
Robert De Niro
Paul Newman
Al Pacino
Henry Fonda
Humphrey Bogart
Anthony Hopkins
Marlon Brando
Steve McQueen
Richard Burton
Robert Mitchum
Russel Crowe

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Damn good list but would have to add Martin Sheen and Johnny Depp

Got to add this one though, one of my all time favorites.


Marylin Chambers RIP

Ranger88
03-30-2012, 07:05 PM
I'll go with the great character actors on 60's TV shows. I like watching ME TV, and these guys play the Leader of the Cloud People on Star Trek, the crooked sheriff on Bonanza, the german officer on Combat, and so on...........................


http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo161/Ranger88_photo/ca2.jpg

CaptKennyW
03-30-2012, 07:17 PM
No love for Jimmy Stewart?

He IS the best and a man everyone should try to be like as well.


And for the modern era, Johnny Depp.

ocean.playtime
03-30-2012, 08:08 PM
Without reading three pages I'll have to say Rene Russo has to be one of my favorites after I watched her performance and the dance scene in the Thomas Crown Affair. It kidda sticks in the back of your mind and never really goes away. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ooLpB09ISw

magua
03-30-2012, 08:13 PM
Deniro and Pacino especially in "Heat" where they had the sit down...good guy against bad guy

what a scene

Eastwood as has been mentioned, Gene Hackman,Harvey Kietel,Marlon Brando in the Apocolypse, Robert Duvall, Athony Hopkins as hanibel Lector and many other movies.

Just to name a VERY few

Way to many to consider one the best imo.

Have to add

Charleton Heston

Donald Sutherland

Danny33486
03-31-2012, 04:41 AM
Since Blazing Saddles was the best and most significant film ever made (Jaws & Godfather 2 in 2nd & 3rd place) I would give the best actor award to Cleavon Little the best actress to Madeline Kahn.

Who could argue with that?

I will argue that

Airplane is #1 Blazing Saddles is 2. Lessie Nielsen and OJ Simpson are the best non porn actors of all time.

Kamper
03-31-2012, 04:55 AM
Bob Denver. Really check out his range of characters...

Beatnick. Seaman/castaway. Soda jerk. Farmer. Pothead.

iFly
03-31-2012, 05:48 AM
Gene Hackman, and a mention to
Philip Seymour and
Paul Giamatti

Liz Taylor & Streep & Bette Davis
Kate Winslet is a good contemporary.

cgrand
03-31-2012, 08:10 AM
actor: william shatner
actress: traci lords

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Eyeball
03-31-2012, 08:29 AM
Not neccesarily in this order, but some of the greatest.
Denzel Washington
Richard Gere
Meryl Streep
Sandra Bullock
John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Morgan Freeman
Julia Roberts
Liz Taylor
Robert De Niro
Paul Newman
Al Pacino
Henry Fonda
Humphrey Bogart
Anthony Hopkins
Marlon Brando
Steve McQueen
Richard Burton
Robert Mitchum
Russel Crowe

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+ Peewee Herman. :thumbsup:

Rascalsdad
03-31-2012, 08:30 AM
Edward Norton comes to mind. For women it's Cate Blanchett hands down.

Boat Bum
03-31-2012, 08:34 AM
I don't think I've seen Jack mentioned.

Ft Myers Ken
03-31-2012, 09:04 AM
Actor: Morgan Freeman.
Actress: Meryl Streep.

Then there are so many greats...
Pacino, Christopher Walken, Kevin Spacey, Robert Downey Jr.,Susan Sarandon, Johnny Depp, etc...

GerryRM3
03-31-2012, 09:35 AM
No love for Jimmy Stewart?

He IS the best and a man everyone should try to be like as well.


And for the modern era, Johnny Depp.

X2

And Maureen O'Hara for actress

ndb8fxe
03-31-2012, 10:17 AM
If I have to pick one, its Tom Hanks for range.

rayteagarden1
03-31-2012, 10:33 AM
Ye Gads people, have you not seen Henry Fonda in Grapes Of Wrath or in Twelve Angry Men????????

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h211/rayteagarden/RayCharicture.jpg

rayteagarden1
03-31-2012, 10:40 AM
Ye Gads people, have you not seen Henry Fonda in Grapes Of Wrath or in Twelve Angry Men????????

Won't let me delete this double post.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h211/rayteagarden/RayCharicture.jpg

iFly
03-31-2012, 11:55 AM
Ye Gads people, have you not seen Henry Fonda in Grapes Of Wrath or in Twelve Angry Men?

Henry Fonda played Henry Fonda in EVERY Henry Fonda movie, IMO. Same with Jimmy Stewart.

I would have put Peter Sellers on my short list but, I think most people get stuck on the Clouseau character.

Eyeball
03-31-2012, 12:02 PM
Ye Gads people, have you not seen Henry Fonda in Grapes Of Wrath ...




A Hollywood produced, communist propaganda film.

Mersiles
03-31-2012, 12:17 PM
What about Christopher Walken? Come on!! Tons of great movies and the scene with him and Dennis Hopper in True Romance will be forever remembered. That doesnt even include Deer Hunter and King of NY.

The dude has talent and is funny. Just in case anyone hasn't seen this video, supposedly he did this in one take (No CGI :grin:)...

http://youtu.be/sMZwZiU0kKs


MORE COWBELL!

iFly
03-31-2012, 12:41 PM
What about Christopher Walken? Come on!! Tons of great movies and the scene with him and Dennis Hopper in True Romance will be forever remembered. That doesnt even include Deer Hunter and King of NY...

Good argument.

I'd say Mickey Rourke too but this bad movies, put too much stink on his good movies.

ndb8fxe
03-31-2012, 02:49 PM
What about Christopher Walken? Come on!! Tons of great movies and the scene with him and Dennis Hopper in True Romance will be forever remembered. That doesnt even include Deer Hunter and King of NY.

The dude has talent and is funny. Just in case anyone hasn't seen this video, supposedly he did this in one take (No CGI :grin:)...

http://youtu.be/sMZwZiU0kKs


MORE COWBELL!

A fun Walken video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1Ee3qJEVZQ

SRQMynatt
03-31-2012, 03:34 PM
Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter.


Very nice choices, Daniel Day-Lewis has moved me in a bunch of his films, I loved him in Gangs of new York although some what cheesy.

Alex Stanley
03-31-2012, 03:52 PM
I like their technique - They taught me everything I know. :)

Peter North got his start in the industry doing gay porn. lol :o:trout::thumbsup:

iFly
03-31-2012, 04:07 PM
Greatest actor?

Alfonso Bedoya.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XQ7BBdLpmE&feature=related

yarcraft91
03-31-2012, 04:50 PM
No love for Jimmy Stewart?

He IS the best and a man everyone should try to be like as well.

You're talking about Major General James Stewart, US Air Force Reserve, WWII and Vietnam veteran, B-17 instructor and pilot with 20 official combat missions over Europe, right?

Great respect for that man!

magua
03-31-2012, 05:00 PM
I don't think I've seen Jack mentioned.


Good call !

One of my favorites.

Ray Zor
03-31-2012, 05:21 PM
Duvall, hands down. Has he ever made a bad movie???
No question about it. Duvall is as good as it gets. Tender Mercies.......

ezu pirate
03-31-2012, 05:42 PM
Rod Steiger in "The Illustrated Man".
Jodie Foster in "The Silence of the Lambs".

Now I have 11 posts dammit.

semperfifishing
03-31-2012, 06:29 PM
Spencer Tracy and Kathryn Hepburn.

For modern.. Meryl Streep.

And for just one movie..John Wayne in The Searchers..hard to beat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QABT3K6_Bpg

CaptWill
03-31-2012, 06:48 PM
1 Gene Hackman
1A Robert Duval
2 Johnny Depp
3 Daniel Day Lewis
4 Dustin Hoffman
5 Meryl Streep
6 Sandra Bullock
7 Leonado Di Caprio after DD Lewis took him to school in Gangs of New York
8 Christian Bale
9 Clint Eastwood depending on the movie outstanding in The Unforgiven and Gran Torino
10 Morgan Freeman when not talking politics and is just acting.


Great list, but I would also include Jack Nicholsen.

wdkerek
03-31-2012, 07:14 PM
Anthony Hopkins
Natalie Portman

CaptKennyW
03-31-2012, 08:25 PM
You're talking about Major General James Stewart, US Air Force Reserve, WWII and Vietnam veteran, B-17 instructor and pilot with 20 official combat missions over Europe, right?

Great respect for that man!


The one and the same, he had numerous unofficial combat missions on B-24s, as well as a few as an observer on a B-52 over the skies of Hanoi during Vietnam, as well being awarded a two DFCs and 3 Air Medals and rose from private to Colonel in 4 years. :o

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp75/classicmoviediner/stewart.jpg

osudaddy
03-31-2012, 08:55 PM
My wife and I just talked about this today.

Hanks and Streep........hands down.

semperfifishing
03-31-2012, 09:10 PM
The one and the same, he had numerous unofficial combat missions on B-24s, as well as a few as an observer on a B-52 over the skies of Hanoi during Vietnam, as well being awarded a two DFCs and 3 Air Medals and rose from private to Colonel in 4 years. :o

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp75/classicmoviediner/stewart.jpg

Jimmy had an outstanding record while serving.

In August 1943, Stewart was assigned to the 445th Bombardment Group at Sioux City AAB, Iowa, first as operations officer of the 703d Bombardment Squadron and then as its commander, at the rank of captain. In December 1943, the 445th Bombardment Group flew its B-24 Liberator bombers to RAF Tibenham, Norfolk, England, and immediately began combat operations. While flying missions over Germany, Stewart was promoted to major. In March 1944, he was transferred as group operations officer to the 453rd Bombardment Group, a new B-24 unit that had been experiencing difficulties. As a means to inspire his new group, Stewart flew as command pilot in the lead B-24 on numerous missions deep into Nazi-occupied Europe. These missions went uncounted at Stewart's orders. His "official" total is listed as 20 and is limited to those with the 445th. In 1944, he twice received the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions in combat and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. He also received the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. In July 1944, after flying 20 combat missions, Stewart was made Chief of Staff of the 2nd Combat Bombardment Wing of the Eighth Air Force, and though he was no longer required or expected to fly missions, he continued to do so. Before the war ended, he was promoted to colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years.[6][31]
At the beginning of June 1945, Stewart was the presiding officer of the court-martial of a pilot and navigator who were charged with dereliction of duty for having accidentally bombed the Swiss city of Zurich the previous March – the first instance of U.S. personnel being tried for an attack on a neutral country. The Court acquitted the defendants.[36]
Stewart continued to play a role in the United States Air Force Reserve after the war, achieving the rank of Brigadier General on July 23, 1959.[37] Stewart rarely spoke about his wartime service. He did appear on the TV series The World At War to discuss the October 14, 1943, bombing mission to Schweinfurt, which was the center of the German ball-bearing industry. This mission is known in USAF history as Black Thursday because of the high casualties it sustained; 60 aircraft were lost out of 291 B-17s dispatched unescorted to Schweinfurt. The available escort aircraft lacked the range to accompany them. At his request, he was identified only as "James Stewart, Squadron Commander" in the documentary.[38]
After the war, Stewart served as Air Force Reserve commander of Dobbins Air Reserve Base in the early 1950s. In 1966, Brigadier General James Stewart flew as a non-duty observer in a B-52 on a bombing mission during the Vietnam War. At the time of his B-52 flight, he refused the release of any publicity regarding his participation, as he did not want it treated as a stunt, but as part of his job as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. After 27 years of service, Stewart retired from the Air Force on May 31, 1968.[39] He was promoted to Major General by President Ronald Reagan.[40]
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Eyeball
03-31-2012, 09:21 PM
Best actress (this has got to make Al's leg shake uncontrollably :grin:) ... Linda Hunt.

auntiepaula
04-01-2012, 05:24 AM
Cary Grant is my favorite.

yarcraft91
04-01-2012, 05:50 AM
Stewart rarely spoke about his wartime service. He did appear on the TV series The World At War to discuss the October 14, 1943, bombing mission to Schweinfurt, which was the center of the German ball-bearing industry. This mission is known in USAF history as Black Thursday because of the high casualties it sustained; 60 aircraft were lost out of 291 B-17s dispatched unescorted to Schweinfurt. The available escort aircraft lacked the range to accompany them. At his request, he was identified only as "James Stewart, Squadron Commander" in the documentary.

Stewart never sought glory for his wartime work. You are a great American, Jimmy! :thumbsup:

My uncle flew a B-24 in the Black Sunday raid over Ploesti, Aug. 1, 1943. Must have been wired like Stewart, because I never knew it until I went through his scrapbooks after he died.

gofastsandman
04-01-2012, 06:38 AM
A Hollywood produced, communist propaganda film.

??? Please explain. I`ll make the popcorn.

Chaplin, EG Robinson, Orson Whales, Sean Penn ,Clark Gable.

Fish'nFool
04-01-2012, 06:45 AM
One of the most under appreciated actors... Gary Oldman



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTsuvykUZk&feature=player_detailpage

Fish'nFool
04-01-2012, 06:52 AM
One of my favorite characters... "You must have thought it was white boy day...." :rofl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w94dZtKXaaE&feature=player_detailpage

Alex Stanley
04-01-2012, 07:11 AM
One of my favorite characters... "You must have thought it was white boy day...." :rofl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w94dZtKXaaE&feature=player_detailpage

One of the best movies of all time.

sako300
04-01-2012, 05:39 PM
Tommy Lee Jones
Clint Eastwood

gofastsandman
04-02-2012, 05:23 PM
Stewart never sought glory for his wartime work. You are a great American, Jimmy! :thumbsup:

My uncle flew a B-24 in the Black Sunday raid over Ploesti, Aug. 1, 1943. Must have been wired like Stewart, because I never knew it until I went through his scrapbooks after he died.

Was your Uncle stationed in Venosa?

maxsajenda
04-02-2012, 06:28 PM
Not in order but : John Candy, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington (esp. in Man on Fire) and whoever the main character is in V is for Vendetta

greylion
04-02-2012, 08:22 PM
Barney and Betty Rubble

Boatless33
04-03-2012, 02:47 AM
I don't know classical films too well so I won't bother with an answer to the question. Best director however, I'll give that honor to Quentin Tarantino

Actress: Selma Hayek.
In terms of talent, I don't think shes the best but her on scene presence more than makes up for it

s_ebels
04-03-2012, 06:08 AM
Best character actor has to be B.H. 0bama

yarcraft91
04-03-2012, 06:15 AM
Was your Uncle stationed in Venosa?

I'd have to check the scrapbook and it may not say. Once he left the States, he never mentioned his base in letters to my Dad (have all those). Uncle flew 50 missions in B-24s, starting at a base in Libya, eventually moving to one in Italy. Said he was really grateful when they finally got fighter escorts.

Mr. Demeanor
04-03-2012, 06:19 AM
When Joaquin Phoenix played Johnny Cash in Walk The Line he went near the top of my list. That was really incredible and he has played some other really good roles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODMDqs75xVg&feature=related

gettinwet
04-03-2012, 06:49 AM
"you cant handle the truth"!!!!!!!

jack is the man

gofastsandman
04-03-2012, 03:26 PM
When Joaquin Phoenix played Johnny Cash in Walk The Line he went near the top of my list. That was really incredible and he has played some other really good roles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODMDqs75xVg&feature=related


Spooky good.

Eyeball
04-03-2012, 03:51 PM
John Malkovich is a fine actor, better than almost any other I have seen.

ThreeLittleFish
04-03-2012, 05:17 PM
Marlon Brando.... Apocalypse Now and The Godfather
Maritn Sheen.... Apocolypse Now
Robet Duval.... Apocolypse Now, Sling Blade
Billy Bob Thornton... Sling Blade
Edward Norton..... American History X
Robert Deniro.... Taxi Driver
Christian Bale.... The Machinist
George Clooney.... O Brother Where Art Though

gofastsandman
04-03-2012, 06:05 PM
I'd have to check the scrapbook and it may not say. Once he left the States, he never mentioned his base in letters to my Dad (have all those). Uncle flew 50 missions in B-24s, starting at a base in Libya, eventually moving to one in Italy. Said he was really grateful when they finally got fighter escorts.

Some sought glory, some did their jobs. There came a point in time when the escorts had to turn back. Sometimes on fumes.

Papa flew 24`s as well. I have about 24 Brownie pics.

He said he loved the Italian women. They were fun.

The boy could flat out fly.

Scary good. Do all of you have to frighten cattle?

Jus Teasin
04-03-2012, 07:27 PM
could'nt dis agree more, there is a reason they don't cast him anymore
I couldn't care less about your opinion! I like Harrison Ford and the movies he's made.

notgottaboatyet
04-04-2012, 05:15 AM
Adam Sandler- Operation Man

FINNally
04-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Not sure he's been mentioned yet....but the guy who currently plays the US President.

Great ACTOR :thumbsup: Never misses his lines.

Ben Had
04-04-2012, 09:12 AM
Chuck Norris

twotems
04-04-2012, 11:25 PM
Convincingly playing various roles and doing multiple accents defines acting for me. Looks are unimportant. With that in mind:
Actress: Meryl Streep
Actor: Sir Lawrence Olivier
All time best Male or Female: Meryl Streep

Most American actors can't do ANY accents other than their own. Robert Redford as a British Officer with an American accent in Out of Africa? Meryl Streep played opposite him as a Danish writer and made him look like a beginner.

FloatinChecks
04-05-2012, 03:03 PM
Hands down. Charlie Sheen

Reel 007
04-05-2012, 10:54 PM
Now that we have done the best actor deal, now about the worst actor?.

at the top of my list.
Owen Wilson.

Mr. Demeanor
04-07-2012, 06:36 AM
I think a best adult movie actress thread would be much more interesting :)

Luby6915
04-08-2012, 04:14 PM
Spencer Tracy, Glen Ford

osudaddy
04-08-2012, 05:28 PM
When Joaquin Phoenix played Johnny Cash in Walk The Line he went near the top of my list. That was really incredible and he has played some other really good roles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODMDqs75xVg&feature=related


The guy is a space cadet.:roll

SurfFishLife
04-09-2012, 01:12 PM
Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Jack Lemmon, Robert Duvall
Katharine Hepburn , Meryl Streep, Sissy Spacek, Juliette Lewis when she was younger

Reel 007
04-09-2012, 01:30 PM
I have seen some good suggestions, but how could we all miss.

Zorba the Greek and all his other great work.
Anthony Quinn.



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