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Old 07-11-2009, 12:54 AM
 
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Meaning their acting, not them personally.....also this doesn't necessarily mean they are amazing actors, but something about them you just like ie how they carry themselves etc:

For me offhand and in no order at all:

DeNiro
Pacino
Hanks
Jeff Bridges
Spacey
Streep
Anne Bancroft
Eastwood
Jack Lemmon
Walter Matheau (those 2: best "team" ever)
Walter Brennan
Jimmy Stewart
John Wayne
Katherine Hepburn
James Cagney
Roddy McDowell
William Hurt
Kathleen Turner
Joe Pesci
Ian McKellan


And in the TV actors who have also done movie work category:
Carol O'Conner
Bebe Neuwirth ("Lilith" from Cheers)
D.O. Stiers
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:26 AM
 
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Edward Norton
Ewan McGregor
Juliette Lewis
Robert DeNiro
Liev Schreiber
Nicole Kidman
Jeff Daniels
Lili Taylor
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Kevin Kline
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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Toni Collette,
Tommy Lee Jones,
Walter Matthau,
Charlize Theron,
Johnny Depp,
Rachel Ticotin,
Gene Hackman,
Regina King,
Helen Mirren,
Judith Dench,
Taraji Henson, (see "Hustle and Flow"!)
Matt Dillon,
William Hurt,
Thandi Newton,
Michael Caine,
Sean Connery,
Audrey Tatou,
Chiweitel Ejiofor,
Djiomon Honsou,
Renee Zellweger,
Morgan Freeman,

There are others, but some of these don't get all the props they deserve.

golfgod
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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All time favorite Actress/ Comedian- Lucille Ball

1. Sidney Poitier- Guess who is coming over for dinner

2. Harrison Ford- Indiana Jones

3. Clint Eastwood- The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

4. Sean Connery- as 007

5. Al Pacino- Scarface

6. Robert Deniro- Goodfellas

7. Anthony Hopkins - Silence of the Lambs


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Old 07-12-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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There are some actors for whom I would sit through (and have sat through) a bad movie just to see them. And I will do so again, happily. A few who come to mind are:Emily WatsonGina McKeeMolly ParkerKate WinslettVera FarmigaJulianne MooreCate BlanchettEdward James OlmosSam ShepardSteve BuscemiOf course I don't think these folks are in lot of bad movies. I did, however, endure Equilibrium just to see Emily Watson.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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Some Actors and Actresses I truly admire , not an exhaustive list :


Toby Jones ( one of the greatest actors of his generation IMO)
Gabriel Byrne
Robin Wright-Penn
Ben Kingsley
David Suchet
Jean Reno
Liev Schreiber
Gerard Depardieu
Vincent Cassel
Bruno Cremer
Samuel Le Bihan
Emmanuelle Beart
Fiona Shaw ( an amazing stage actress as well as films)
Edward Norton
Ryan Gosling
Jodie Foster
Meryl Streep
Paul Newman
Robert de Niro ( though he is becoming a bit more "lazy" in his old days )
Sean Penn
Kate Winslet
Susan Sarandon
Tom Robbins
Julianne Moore
Johnny Depp ( though I have been profoundly disappointed by a few of his latest films)
Michell Pfeiffer
Emma Thompson
Daniel Day-Lewis
Clovis Cornillac
Daniel Auteuil
William Hurt
Morgan Freeman
Frances Mc Dormand
Renee Zellwegger ( not all her movies- Bridget Jones was utter rubbish for example)
Alan Arkin
George Clooney ( same as Renee Zellwegger, has a lot of talent does not always use it)
Jessica Tandy
Paul Newman
Gregory Peck
Isabelle Adjani
Carole Bouquet
Amy Adams ( is absolutely superb in some movies- some roles simply do not do her justice)
Liam Neeson
Oaquin Phoenix
Reece Witherspoon ( depending on the role she can be sublime)
Kevin Kline
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Heath Ledger
Tim Roth
Alan Rickman
Hugh Laurie
Rosalind Pike
Rachel Weisz
Julia Ormond
Casey Affleck
David Strathairn
Frank Langella
Al Pacino
Michelle Williams
Maggie Gyllenhaal
John Cusack
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Ryan Reynolds and Penelope Cruz

I can watch those two in any movie no matter how bad it is.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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How could I forget Jessica Tandy. Don't know her earlier stuff, but was awesome in all her later years material. Also Hume Cronyn. And

Kevin Kline
Val Kilmer
sean Connery
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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Gary Oldman, such a versatile actor.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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Mooseketeer, Toby Jones was brilliant as Truman Capote in Infamous (2006) - with many good supporting actors.
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