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Best actors (of your generation)

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

  1. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Seems only fair.

    Edward Norton
    Christian Bale
    Johnny Depp
    Javier Bardem
    Mekhi Phifer
    Daniel Bruhl
    ...and I'm drawing a blank (mid 30's)

    koji
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Ryan Gosling. Period
     
  3. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

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    The most obvious one missing would have to be Leonardo di Caprio. His roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Marvin's Room, a Boy's Life, and Basketball Diaries are all excellent.

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman is really great.

    I think Michael Imperiolli is tremendously talented.
     
  4. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Gosling and Imperioli, totally. DiCaprio not at all, imo.

    koji
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I like Steve Buscemi, and I do believe that actor Joseph Gordon Levitt is rather good.
     
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    Violinist Senior member

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    Gosling and Imperioli, totally. DiCaprio not at all, imo.

    koji


    Why not?

    Some really great actors, including DeNiro, think Dicaprio is among the most talented of his generation. Have you seen any of the movies I listed?
     
  7. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Why not? Some really great actors, including DeNiro, think Dicaprio is among the most talented of his generation. Have you seen any of the movies I listed?
    I thought Imperioli totally out-acted him in Basketball Diaries. I couldn't stand him in Gangs of New York, or The Departed. koji edit: I forgot about Catch Me if you Can--he was quite good in that.
     
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    ghulkhan Senior member

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    I dont see how of your generation seems fair if you have seen their movies....

    My generation would be: Ryan Gosling, Emile Hirsche, Jake Gylenhaal, Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon
    For women: I cannot think of any simply from their acting.
    There are probably more however I cannot name them.

    Pure Acting from movies I have seen: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Sean Penn, Dustin Hoffman, Ray Fiennes as a villain


    People I enjoy watching and I think are good: All the ones from the pure acting, Clooney, Pitt, Crowe, Damon, Pacino, De Niro...

    For women it has nothing to do with acting for the most part. I cant think of as many women from an acting standpoint...
     
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    I thought Imperioli totally out-acted him in Basketball Diaries. I couldn't stand him in Gangs of New York, or The Departed.

    koji

    edit: I forgot about Catch Me if you Can--he was quite good in that.


    I think from an acting standpoint he can play more roles than anyone else in his generation...
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I made it a generational thing, because it's too broad a subject for all-time (and I'm sure it's already been discussed on here ad infinitum).

    koji
     
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    ghulkhan Senior member

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    I made it a generational thing, because it's too broad a subject for all-time (and I'm sure it's already been discussed on here ad infinitum).

    koji


    Yea,
    Im 21..I couldnt really think of any in my generation so I included everyone from Emile Hirsche to DiCaprio...
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I think from an acting standpoint he can play more roles than anyone else in his generation...

    Christian Bale and Edward Norton are far more believable in the myriad roles they've tackled than DiCaprio for me.

    koji
     
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    Christian Bale and Edward Norton are far more believable in the myriad roles they've tackled than DiCaprio for me.

    koji


    I am not going to argue you even though I think DiCaprio deserves a spot up there. Those two actors are really really good. Christian Bales played so many different and weird roles and hes killed em all...
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I am not going to argue you even though I think DiCaprio deserves a spot up there. Those two actors are really really good. Christian Bales played so many different and weird roles and hes killed em all...

    As great as he was in American Psycho, I was really blown away by the Machinist.

    koji
     
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    As great as he was in American Psycho, I was really blown away by the Machinist.

    koji


    Bale is definitely a very good actor, I usually like him way better than the movies he stars in, he's one of the few american actors who can elevate a picture.
     
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    I thought Imperioli totally out-acted him in Basketball Diaries. I couldn't stand him in Gangs of New York, or The Departed.

    koji

    edit: I forgot about Catch Me if you Can--he was quite good in that.


    Most often, an actor's best work are the smaller movies they did. Check out his films alongside DeNiro, Streep, Diane Keaton, and Johnny Depp.
     
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    Forgot about Emily Watson, I've always enjoyed her work.

    koji
     
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    Bale is definitely a very good actor, I usually like him way better than the movies he stars in, he's one of the few american actors who can elevate a picture.

    yea, except that Bale is Welsh.
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    yea, except that Bale is Welsh.

    That shocked the hell out of me too, the first time I heard him interviewed; his accent was completely convincing in American Psycho!

    koji
     
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    That shocked the hell out of me too, the first time I heard him interviewed; his accent was completely convincing in American Psycho!

    koji


    He's known as a specialist with accents.
     

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