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Best actors (of your generation)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Thracozaag, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Lemmon in "Glengarry Glen Ross" was one of the best things I've ever seen.

    +one billion, he was fantastic.

    koji
     
  2. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    Andy Lau

    He and Tony Leung were just outside my self-imposed age-range--both are terrific, imo.

    koji
     
  3. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    Anne Hathaway.
     
  4. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    Some of my generation, some not (and leaving out many already mentioned):

    Actors:

    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    John C. Reilly
    Russell Crowe
    Kevin Spacey (before he became KEVIN SPACEY)
    David Straitharn
    Chris Cooper


    Actresses:

    Sissy Spacek
    Meryl Streep
    Kate Winslet
    Cate Blanchett
    Anne Hathaway
    Helena Bonham Carter

    FWIW, I've always found Clive Owen to be kind of wooden.
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Some of my generation, some not (and leaving out many already mentioned):
    I find it sort of puzzling how people define "their generation" on this list. Your disxlaimer notwithstanding, Your list ranges in age from 25 to 58. I KNOW LabelKing isn't even close to Christopher Walken's age, and Jack Lemmon? this poll should have read "best living actors? or something since nobody seems to be following the rules. [​IMG] Where's Dakota Rube? He can vote for Walken!
     
  6. thinman

    thinman Well-Known Member

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    So as not to put too fine a point on the "generation" issues, how about anyone living during my lifetime?

    Let's also open the competition to TV/stage actors:

    John Lithgow.

    Fire away, Connie.
     
  7. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    Men:

    Paul Giamatti
    Bruce Willis
    Ryan Gosling
    Edward Norton
    Matt Damon

    Women:

    Natalie Portman
    Rachel McAdams
    Kate Winslet
    Hillary Swank
    Charlize Theron
    Christina Ricci
     
  8. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    yea, except that Bale is Welsh.

    Ok, anglo-saxon, my bad. For the record I consider that, say Banderas, is now an american actor, although he used to be a spanish one....
     
  9. MetroStyles

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    Sylvester Stallone
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Rob Schneider
     
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    Violinist Well-Known Member

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    Sylvester Stallone
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Rob Schneider


    Wrong thread.
     
  11. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    In addition to some names previously mentioned:
    Terence Stamp
    Does being in Star Wars make Gielgud of my generation?
    And if he counts, then so do Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.
    Also, Tim Roth.
     
  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    I KNOW LabelKing isn't even close to Christopher Walken's age, and Jack Lemmon?
    I had surgery. I'm also going to say Dean Stockwell--his turn as Ben in Blue Velvet was a minor triumph.
     
  13. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Well-Known Member

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    Wrong thread.
    It was getting way too stuffy in here.
     
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    Joaquin Phoenix (man, thats a hard name to spell)
    Johnny Depp
     
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    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Robert Downey Jr.
    Cate Blanchett
    Rachel Weisz
     
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    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    Does being in Star Wars make Gielgud of my generation?

    I think you're thinking of Alec Guinness here.
     
  17. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    I think you're thinking of Alec Guinness here.

    You are, of course, right. I must be closer to that generation than I've been willing to acknowledge.
     
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    Vincent Cassel.
     
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    Alec Baldwin, but only in Glengarry Glen Ross.

    Jon.
     
  20. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Vincent Cassel.
    Absolutely. Unfortunately, he's been so typecast in English language movies that his talent may not be apparent to all
     

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