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#16    ChewiesArmy

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:03 AM

View Posteuroninja, on 01 March 2013 - 04:08 AM, said:

Philip Seymour Hoffman is a one trick pony just like John Malkovich.

Yeah...because his roles in Boogie Nights, Along came Polly, and Capote are all pretty much the same role.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:53 AM

Right. The role he almost broke away from the seymour school of acting was Flawless.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:32 AM

Joe Pesci : the best one trick pony there is

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

Johnny Debt, William Dafoe, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Leo Dicaprio, Natalie Portman and a whole mess of others.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson. Even in the dross Avengers franchise they shine. Did anyone ever see him in Chaplin? Just brilliant.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

I just saw Gary Oldman on TV ... he's won something for best on screen villain before haven't he ? If not I suggest we give him a UM Screen Actors Award for best lifetime Achievement for contributions to the art of Personifying Screen Villains.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:32 PM

View Postthird_eye, on 02 March 2013 - 07:12 PM, said:

I just saw Gary Oldman on TV ... he's won something for best on screen villain before haven't he ? If not I suggest we give him a UM Screen Actors Award for best lifetime Achievement for contributions to the art of Personifying Screen Villains.

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only one i know of is a saturn award for dracula, either way i love gary oldman loooved his work in the professional


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:13 AM

View Postthird_eye, on 02 March 2013 - 08:32 AM, said:

Joe Pesci : the best one trick pony there is
LOL, Joe Pesci! He's totally underrated -- Very funny and yet, bratty dangerous with an Oscar on his belt. Excellent choice, third_eye.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:26 AM

View Postthird_eye, on 02 March 2013 - 07:12 PM, said:

I just saw Gary Oldman on TV ... he's won something for best on screen villain before haven't he ? If not I suggest we give him a UM Screen Actors Award for best lifetime Achievement for contributions to the art of Personifying Screen Villains.

Nominations ?

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Well yeah, Royal Shakespeare Company -- count me in. Talk about body of work, literally. From vampire to mutants...

Edited by braveone2u, 03 March 2013 - 01:27 AM.

"Also, if they (Gospels) were written early (before 70 AD), this would mean that there would not have been enough time for myth to creep into the gospel accounts since it was the eyewitnesses to Christ's life that wrote them."

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:50 AM

Daniel Day-Lewis and Meryl Streep are acting royalty, and an argument can be made that they're the King of Actors and Queen of Actresses in our generation. I have a list of favorites that is too long to type. It extends from Humphrey Bogart to Paul Newman to Robert De Niro to Sean Penn to George Clooney to the next big thing. That's just my list for *American* actors.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, it's a must-see.

"Also, if they (Gospels) were written early (before 70 AD), this would mean that there would not have been enough time for myth to creep into the gospel accounts since it was the eyewitnesses to Christ's life that wrote them."

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:13 PM

Gary Oldman stands out by a mile.

Others:

Hugh Jackman
Tom Hanks
Brad Pitt (Loved him in Fight Club and 12 Monkeys)
Edward Norton
Angelina Jolie
Sally Field
Cate Blanchett
Sam Worthington
Sigourney Weaver
Harrison Ford
Willem Dafoe
Sean Connery
Leonardo DiCaprio (except for Titanic)
Helena Bonham Carter

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

Jeremy Renner in anything from The Town and earlier.

My faves of his The hurt Locker...Oscar Nomination

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Dahmer.....I'm pretty sure he won a few independent awards for that one.

I feel recently he's sold out to Hollywood, but hopefully this year we'll see a return to his awesome acting skills.When he has a great part he literally becomes that character.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:54 PM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 03 March 2013 - 04:50 AM, said:

Daniel Day-Lewis and Meryl Streep are acting royalty, and an argument can be made that they're the King of Actors and Queen of Actresses in our generation. I have a list of favorites that is too long to type. It extends from Humphrey Bogart to Paul Newman to Robert De Niro to Sean Penn to George Clooney to the next big thing. That's just my list for *American* actors.

You listed 3 of my favorites Bogart,Newman,and De Niro all 3 are/were very versatile unlike most today where special effects must take up a good portion of the film so people do not realize how poor their acting really is.

I cant put clooney in as a best actor he just always seems the same.Very over rated in my opinion,his best work to me was in O Brother,Where Art Thou.I love that movie haha

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:22 AM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 06 March 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

You listed 3 of my favorites Bogart,Newman,and De Niro all 3 are/were very versatile unlike most today where special effects must take up a good portion of the film so people do not realize how poor their acting really is.

I cant put clooney in as a best actor he just always seems the same.Very over rated in my opinion,his best work to me was in O Brother,Where Art Thou.I love that movie haha

I couldn't agree more with your point about special effects, taking the place of superb acting, in many new movies. The weird thing is that some of the new special effects look more fake than some of the ones in old films. We see the best and the worst of CGI. It's a shame when creators try to use CGI as a substitute for good plots. Stories make or break movies, and a bad script seldom can be saved by bells and whistles. Still, I love it when the two are affectively combined in a classic movie like the original "Star Wars". You get the best of both worlds. Now, a lot of movies rely too much on special effects at the expense of good plots. BTW, I'll add Nicholson and Pacino to my list of celluloid thespians. :tu:

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