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Old 11-24-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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... of the past say 50 or 60 years. Could be brand new or long dead, could be Male or female, British, American or international actors known to the English speaking world...

In no particular order...

1. DeNiro
2. Pacino
3. Sean Penn
4. Meryl Streep
5. Bette Davis
6. Jack Lemmon
7. John Wayne
8. Montgomery Clift
9. Marlon Brando
10. Robin Williams
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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No Particular order............

1. Al Pacino 2. Bette Davis 3. James Cagney 4. Kirk Douglas 5. Sean Penn

6. Robert Redford 7. Glenn Close 8. Joan Crawford 9. Tom Cruise 10. James Stewart
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Nome
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Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Jack Nickelson, Dana Delaney, Steve McQueen, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Helen Hunt
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Some great picks; Cagney, Redford and Stewart could have easily made my list as well. Cagney, more of a personality maybe, but what a personality, an American original like Wayne. Redford one of the most subtle actors in my opinion, and Jimmy Stewart, the ultimate nice guy, like a Tom Hanks, never quite pulled off the villain persona; saw him in a Western with I think Dean Martin when he tried, but I wasn't buying it. Loved Jimmy Stewart though in, "Anatomy of a Murder," with the deadly sexy Lee Remick, where he played if not a villain, then a character with some flesh and bones on him. Thanks Lucky Lady.

Eastwood, Nicholson and McQueen, three of my favorites as well. And I do like Helen Hunt, liked her with Nicholson in, was it, "As You Like It?" I think I'm off, but anytime I think of her I think of Holly Hunter because of the similarity of their names. Hunter's I think, one of the best actresses working today. Thanks aurora.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:16 PM
 
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Johnny Depp
Russell Crowe
Heath Ledger R.I.P (Dark Knight was amazing!)
Naomi Watts
Jennifer Connelly
Edward Norton
Kate Winslet
Clint Eastwood
Robin Williams (just because of Good Will Hunting)
Sean Connery (I'm sad that he doesn't act anymore.)
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Denzel Washington
Brad Pitt
Morgan Freeman
Robert DeNiro
Al Picino
Jason Statham
Will Smith
Samuel L. Jackson
Don Cheadle
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Leslie Howard
Charlie Chaplin
Diane Keaton
Robert Redford
Chris Cooper
Montgomery Clift
Katharine Hepburn
Laurence Olivier
Greta Garbo
David Strathairn
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Eastport, ME
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In no particular order (after the first two):

Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Johnny Depp, Robert DiNiro, Emily Watson, Robert Mitchum, Alec Guinness, Helena Bonham Carter, Andre Braugher, Sigourney Weaver
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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My current modern favs:

Jessica Lange--brilliant and beautiful in almost anything.
Meryl Streep--simply one of the best actors ever.
Sally Fields--wonderful emoting ability--one of the best.
Julia Roberts--her chops aren't super deep, but has star presence and commands the screen like few others.
Jodi Foster--plays intense, multi-layered characters to perfection.
Matt Damon--action star of now and the future. Good growth potential.
Jack Nicholson--a classic. Brilliant in anything.
Anthony Hopkins--mesmerizing in any role. Like butta...
Sean Penn--able to adapt to most any role. Excellent depth.
Russell Crowe--a pleasure to watch...extreme talent and can sink into roles, making the audience forget that it's "Russell Crowe."
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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Eastwood, Nicholson and McQueen, three of my favorites as well. And I do like Helen Hunt, liked her with Nicholson in, was it, "As You Like It?" I think I'm off, but anytime I think of her I think of Holly Hunter because of the similarity of their names. Hunter's I think, one of the best actresses working today. Thanks aurora.

Did he say, "As You Like it,"?, "As Good As It Gets," he must have meant. He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, is he?
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