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Old 05-20-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Since there was a thread where you named actors you hate (and I had quite a few), how about one for naming actors you like and whose work you admire. To keep it from being confusing, assume actors are NOT actresses.

These actors (eventually) demonstrated a broad range of talent:
Kevin Kline
Kevin Spacey
Morgan Freeman
Michael Douglas
Sean Connery (can do more than James Bond movies)
Michael Caine (his one "black eye" was "Blame It on Rio")
Richard Gere (morphed out of bad-boy mode - "Primal Fear" was excellent - you think he's an attorney and NOT Richard Gere)
John Travolta (morphed out of "Saturday Night Fever" mode, despite recent image problems)
Jack Nicholson (a little typecast as a curmudgeon or odd, but talented)
Roy Scheider
Sidney Poitier
Tom Berenger
Gregory Peck (an actor's actor)
Al Pacino
Robert DeNiro
William Hurt
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Martin Sheen.

I respect him as an actor AND as a human being.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:40 AM
 
Location: USA USA USA
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John Goodman!!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Well I believe they're all dead, but:

Charlie Chaplin
Jimmy Stewart
Cary Grant
Ronald Colman
Gary Cooper

And character/supporting actors:
Thomas Mitchell (possibly my favorite actor)
Claude Rains
H.B. Warner
Edward Arnold
Charles Lane
Roland Young
John Halliday
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Some who spring to mind at the moment:



David Suchet
Gary Oldman
Ryan Gosling
Kenneth Brannagh
John Hurt
Bruno Ganz
Kevin Kline
Gabriel Byrne
Rufus Sewell
Vincent Cassel
Romain Duris
Ciaran Hinds
Daniel Auteuil
Albert Finney
Alec Guiness
Michel Piccoli
Philipe Noiret
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Martin Sheen
George Clooney
Geoffrey Rush
Matt Damon
Paul Newman
Bill Murray ( a grossly underated actor)
Robert Duval
William Macy
Aaron Eckhart
Steve Buscemi
Tim Roth
Sean Penn
Willem Dafoe
Jean Reno
Ben Kingsley
Mark Strong
Edward Norton
Colin Firth
Toby Jones
Paul Giamatti
Daniel Day lewis
Ralph Fiennes
Tim Robbins
Bruno Cremer
Michael Lonsdale
Matthieu Almaric
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't much care for entertainers in general.

But I really do have a very warm spot for Lucille Ball, Michael J Fox, and Patrick Swayze.

Everyone else...meh.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: USA USA USA
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I don't much care for entertainers in general.

But I really do have a very warm spot for Lucille Ball, Michael J Fox, and Patrick Swayze.

Everyone else...meh.
Lucille Ball the Communist?
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lucille Ball the Communist?
Ha. They are all communists.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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Al Pacino
Robert De Niro
Kirk Douglas
Jimmy Stewart
Robert Redford
Marlon Brando
James Cagney
Dustin Hoffman
Christopher Walken
Anthony Hopkins
Russell Crowe
Sly Stallone
Peter O'Toole
Clint Eastwood

There's more but these come to mind right away.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Male actors

Liam Neeson.
Cillian Murphy
Don Cheadle
Robert Downy Jr (What a comeback!)
Mickey Rourke
Jeff Bridges
Thomas Jane
Cam Gigandet
JCVD
Keanu Reeves

Female actors

Helen Mirren
Diane Lane
Charlize Theron (Stunning to boot!)
Maria Bello
Meryl Streep
Kate Beckinsdale
Kat Dennings

Thumbs down: Thought I would add..

Andy Dick
Mel Gibson
Chris Noth
Ed Westwick (Punk!)
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