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View Poll Results: Bogart vs. Gable
Bogart 20 58.82%
Gable 14 41.18%
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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Default Humphrey Bogart vs. Clark Gable

who's the better actor?
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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To tell the truth the only movie I can think of Gable making was GWTW, and I hated it. One of the things I like to do is think about an actor's roles and picture another, even current actor in the same role. Does it improve or lessen the movie.

Then I like to picture the actor in other, even more recent parts and consider the same question regarding the other film. IMO Bogart holds up very well in this regard.

I can picture Bogie in several parts in several Coen Brothers' movies.

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Old 12-12-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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To tell the truth the only movie I can think of Gable making was GWTW, and I hated it. One of the things I like to do is think about an actor's roles and picture another, even current actor in the same role. Does it improve or lessen the movie.

Then I like to picture the actor in other, even more recent parts and consider the same question regarding the other film. IMO Bogart holds up very well in this regard.

I can picture Bogie in several parts in several Coen Brothers' movies.

golfgod
agreed- I gotta wait to rep you though
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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Clark Gable wasn't an actor; he was a movie star.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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Well, I like them both. They are probably apples and oranges, but I prefer the Gable's King to Bogie's gritty noir persona.
I read a recent Gable biography.
Gable worked harder at his craft than you all might think--arguably harder than Bogie ever did. Gable took his job quite seriously, was very conscientious. I dunno, maybe Bogart just made his work look effortless.
I simply prefer Gable.
It Happened One Night is one my very favorite movies.
Mutiny on the Bounty and The Misfits are other films in which he shines.
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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I agree with BlueWillowPlate. Clark Gable was a very accomplished actor, acted in all sorts of parts over his very long career. He began on the stage, moved to bit parts, shorts, before his big break during the depression. I remember him in Mogambo, Run Silent Run Deep, as well as It happened One Night, Mutiny, Misfits.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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Bogart was well cast in the roles he played in most of his films and he got some great scripts. Think about it, he was in some of the best films of all time.

He is my all-time fave.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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Thanks to bluewillow plate and others for reminding me of "It Happened One Night". That is a great comedy. Not sure how it slipped my mind. Still I think overall Bogie (although he tended to play similar characters much of the time) has a better overall "body of work".

golfgod
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:40 AM
 
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Clark Gable could do comedy and dark drama...his talents were just touched on with the soap opera of GWTW.
Besides that, he was so handsome! Wink!
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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Gable had some great speeches which were comic, metaphorical and allegorical. Love it! But I voted for Bogie. Not just for Casablanca, either.
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