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Old 07-24-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Default Best overractors of all time

I nominate two:

1. Laurence Olivier

2. Charles Laughton

Unless you're a fan of classic movies, you may not have heard of them. They were from the old school of British stage where you had to project your emotions to the cheap seats.

Can anyone think of modern actors and actresses known for their eye-popping, scenery-chewing hamminess?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Charlton Heston:


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Moses Parts the Sea - The Ten Commandments (6/10) Movie CLIP (1956) HD - YouTube
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Maine
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William Shatner.

Is he over acting? Is he under acting? Who knows? But it's awesome.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Burt Lancaster - he played the same character in every movie
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I think some soccer and basketball players should be in contention for this award.


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Old 07-24-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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I don't think I'd put either Olivier or Laughton in that category.

As for Lancaster - being the same character (which he wasn't really - he just had the same speech patterns), that's not the same thing as over-acting.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Burt Lancaster - he played the same character in every movie

A liberal John Wayne?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Beaverton, OR
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Burt Lancaster - he played the same character in every movie
Have you watched "The Train" starring Burt Lancaster?
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: One of the "New" States
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Christopher Walken
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:49 AM
 
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William Shatner
David Caruso (CSI Miami)
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