Originally Posted by Get Smart
totally! I was just talking about him the other day...how I imagine him being just like his characters in real life, like if you were in a real crisis situation the dood would just step up, take command, and get everyone thru it in flying colors. The last words I'd expect out of his mouth would be "shit, I dont what to do man"
Dead on. I don't care if he's playing a president on 24, selling insurance, or is playing an African baseball player...the man is just unreal with the amount of confidence he portrays in his actions and words. If someone were to ask me, "If Haysbert jumped off a bridge, would you," I'd have to respond with, "Hell, he's probably on to something..." Oldman's up there, too. A piss-poor made-for-video movie called "Tiptoes" was on showtime last weekend; in it, he plays a dwarf. It wasn't until I imdb'd the movie that I realized it was even him. Man. Eric Stoltz is pretty solid but hasn't done a damn thing lately. I don't think von Sydow's THAT underrated, he's just getting up in years. He had a great role in 'Snow Falling on Cedars.' While he plays the same role in every film, Jason Statham is great at what he does. He's the poor man's Bond. Rhys Ifans is another good thing. Thought he did a great job with 'Danny Deckchair' and everyone remembers him from 'Notting Hill.' Lastly, another Euro actor: Colm Meaney. Always typecasted for the generic Irish role, but he's probably one of the country's best actors.