whos youre favorite actor?

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by EyeofSauron, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    i was kinda suprised that i couldnt find this thread anywhere (maybe i didnt look hard enough)

    so, whos your favorite actor?
  2. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    If I had to pick one who has maintained his awesomeness throughout his career? Robert Downey Jr.
  3. dbuck

    dbuck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I do have quite a few favorites, but I will not make a list.

    Clint Eastwood.

  4. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    I don't know many actors that are hoosiers.
  5. Stansfield

    Stansfield Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If Gary Oldman doesn't win an Oscar this year.......**** will go down!
  6. Jedi2016

    Jedi2016 Sr Member

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    Way too many to narrow it down to just one.

    And yes, Stansfield.. Gary was awesome in TTSS.
  7. ChaoBreeder

    ChaoBreeder Active Member

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    Morgan Freeman
  8. Shadow345

    Shadow345 Well-Known Member

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    Robert Shaw
  9. Darthdavi79

    Darthdavi79 Member

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    Hugh Jackman from X-Men movie, every knows really.
  10. jedimarkj

    jedimarkj Well-Known Member

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    Alot of my favourite actors are Brits and my top 3 all happen to be Knights of the Realm:
    -Sir Alec Guinness
    -Sir Christopher Lee
    -Sir Ben Kingsley

  11. wannab

    wannab Sr Member

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    Robert Duvall

  12. Jannix Quinn

    Jannix Quinn Sr Member

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    Brad Pitt
  13. Captain Han Solo

    Captain Han Solo Sr Member

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    Sean Connery
    Clint Eastwood
  14. Rupert_Angier

    Rupert_Angier Sr Member

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    Daniel Day Lewis
    Hugh Jackman
    Clint Eastwood
  15. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Sam Neil
    Liev Schreiber
    Michael Keaton
    James Mason
    Stephen Chow
    Gene Wilder
    Mel Gibson (yep)
  16. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    I don't really play "What's your favorite..." or "Who's your favorite" any more. But of the men in the biz I'd like to meet before they pass, these two.

    Add to the list Harrison Ford, I suppose...
  17. jcoffman99

    jcoffman99 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Jimmy Stewart
  18. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    Hard to say, but if you put a gun to my head, I might say Jeff Bridges. He can be funny, tough, he's got that great voice...I love Eastwood, but I don't really buy him as a three-dimensional character in most of his roles, more of a "type." I could say the say thing about Mifune, who would also make my top five list. But I really buy Jeff Bridges most of the time.

    Sadly, he hasn't been in a lot of movies I've really liked, but I'm trying to seperate that from the actor for the sake of the exercise...
  19. aeonpulse

    aeonpulse Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  20. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I never had a favorite actor in my life. Then along came he! Richard Dean Anderson! He's incomparable to any other actor. ;)
  21. Vermithrax 4

    Vermithrax 4 Well-Known Member

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    Living: Gary Oldman

    Dead: Nigel Hawthorne
  22. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    I'm always amazed at how different his characters are
  23. xaoslord

    xaoslord Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't agree more. He becomes the character and doesn't seem to carry mannerisms over from one to another.
  24. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bruce Willis
    Harrison Ford
    Tom Cruise
  25. PotionMistress

    PotionMistress Sr Member

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    Michael C. Hall
  26. Cookiee Monsta

    Cookiee Monsta Well-Known Member

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    Damian Lewis
    Tom Hardy
    Idris Elba
    Toby Kebbell
    Brian Cox
  27. CelticRuins

    CelticRuins Sr Member

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    Gary Oldman, definitely.

    Ian McKellen
    Cate Blanchette
    Sam Rockwell
    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
  28. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    Man, now I'm remembering all the awesome things Oldman's done...can I change my answer?! :lol I also wanna watch True Romance again :thumbsup
  29. payton paison

    payton paison Well-Known Member

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    Clint Eastwood
    Morgan Freeman
    Gene Hackman
  30. Spaceace

    Spaceace Well-Known Member

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    Jack Nicholson
    Clint Eastwood
  31. Bizarro Lois

    Bizarro Lois Sr Member

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    I don't have one favorite, but the list definitely includes William Holden and James Cagney.
  32. Crank729

    Crank729 Sr Member

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    Jack nicholson and Dustin Hoffman.
  33. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 Master Member

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    The thing is, you've named two actors who take very different approaches to their craft.

    There are actors like Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jack Nicholson (to an extent), etc., who have created a specific on-screen "persona" (for lack of a better term)--and fans go to see their movies expecting to see that character.

    Then there are actors like Jeff Bridges, Gary Oldman, Kate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, etc., who create completely new characters for each movie, then inhabit those characters so well that they (the actors) almost disappear within those characters.

    To me, neither approach is right or wrong, and I enjoy performances by actors from both groups. But I truly marvel at those actors in the second group who have that ability to become someone who is often completely different from their real selves, and maintain that flawlessly throughout an entire filming schedule.

    Back to the main topic, there are so many actors whose work I appreciate that I couldn't possibly choose only one, or even narrow it down to a manageable list.

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