Best actors (of your generation)

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

  1. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,820
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
    How is Will Smith underated??? Are you mixing it up with the worst actors thread?
    While he can be spotty depending on the material, he was pretty spectacular in Ali. He does do a lot of action/comedy stuff but to be fair, he gives the performance that the majority of moviegoers are looking for in that type of film.
     


  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    Jack Lemmon.

    Way to date yourself there, Grandpa.

    [​IMG]


    I will agree with Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Emile Hirsch, and Ryan Gosling.

    But sort of a sleeper/underrated/frequently makes bad career decisions, but can also act his ass off occasionally: Josh Hartnett. When he's not good, he's wooden and horrible, so I expect to catch some flack for this, but go watch Black Hawk Down, Virgin Suicides, Resurrecting The Champ, and my guilty pleasure Lucky Number Slevin... then tell me he doesn't have any skills.

    As far as the girlies go... its a little tougher.

    Evan Rachel Wood, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Polley, Christina Ricci, and Kate Winslet are the ones that come immediately to mind.
     


  3. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    Way to date yourself there, Grandpa.

    [​IMG]


    How about even older?

    Joseph Cotten.

    Jon.
     


  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

    Messages:
    21,170
    Likes Received:
    1,740
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006


  5. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

    Messages:
    3,244
    Likes Received:
    396
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    A random underdog that just crossed my mind: Gillian Anderson aka Skully of the X-Files. I still watch the show late nights when I can't sleep, and she is completely convincing in her role, which is what acting is all about for me. Watch a few interviews with Gillian Anderson- she's a completely different person than the role she plays.
     


  6. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

    Messages:
    39,489
    Likes Received:
    1,724
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Jack Lemmon.
    Yeah. Lemmon in "Glengarry Glen Ross" was one of the best things I've ever seen.
     


  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    What about the Walken?
     


  8. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

    Messages:
    13,383
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    There are a few i'd put up there, but in defense of DiCaprio, he was very good in The Aviator i thought. He probably would've have won the Acadamy Award for Best Actor if Ray didn't have such impeccable timing for Jamie Foxx. I liked ray and thought foxx was good in it, but i didn't think he was near as great as everyone was raving about at the time. If ray charles didn't die, i think Leo wins the award. Not that Acadamy Awards mean all that much but just saying. gosling depp bale some others but i really need sleep. The my generation thing is tough. I'm 21 but not sure if i should put actors who are in the prime of their career during my generation or are actually in my generation age wise.
     


  9. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

    Messages:
    5,545
    Likes Received:
    380
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The Internet
    I think David Caradine is worth mentioning since Kill Bill 2.
     


  10. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    In the not too distant future
    Jack Lemmon.

    Dude, you're like 16. How is Jack Lemmon of your generation?
     


  11. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1
    Yeah. Lemmon in "Glengarry Glen Ross" was one of the best things I've ever seen.

    +one billion, he was fantastic.

    koji
     


  12. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1
    Andy Lau

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

    koji
     


  13. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    In the not too distant future
    Anne Hathaway.
     


  14. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003
    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.
     


  15. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    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!
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by