One great actor in 5 great films from five different genres?

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  1. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry? Thread Starter

    Try to do what the title of the thread says.

    Jimmy Stewart

    Philadelphia Story
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Winchester '73
    Rear Window
    Anatomy of A Murder

    Bonus: Flight of The Phoenix and Spirit of St. Louis

    I think that is seven genres
     
  2. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry? Thread Starter

    Dustin Hoffman

    The Graduate
    Papillon
    The Marathon Man
    Kramer Vs. Kramer
    Tootsie

    Bonus: Rain Man
     
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  3. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry? Thread Starter

    Tom Hanks

    Sleepless in Seattle
    Philadelphia
    Saving Private Ryan
    Apollo 13
    Forrest Gump

    Bonus: Splash, Big, Cast Away, Toy Story, The Green Mile, Saving Mr. Banks
     
  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Anthony Hopkins:
    Magic
    World's Fastest Indian
    The Elephant Man
    Proof
    Bad Company
     
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  5. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

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    I think you should have to add what genre you think the film is.
     
  6. Laibach

    Laibach Forum Resident

    Mads Mikkelsen

    Pusher
    Flame and Citron
    After the wedding
    Casino Royale
    The Green Butchers
     
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  7. razerx

    razerx Who me?

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    Bruce Willis - he is no Jimmy Stewart or even Tom Hanks but still a talented and ranged actor.

    In Country - drama
    Sixth Sense - drama, suspense
    Die Hard, series - action
    Red - action comedy
    Looper - sci if drama
    Moonrise Kingdom - comedy drama
     
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  8. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪

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    Canada
    Jack Nicholson

    The Shining - Horror
    Batman - Superhero
    Five Easy Pieces - Drama
    Chinatown - Film Noir
    Mars Attacks - Science Fiction
     
  9. JFS3

    JFS3 Forum Resident

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    Hootersville
    Gary Cooper

    Sgt York - War Movie
    High Noon - Western
    Sabrina - Romantic Comedy
    Mr Deeds Goes To Town - Screwball Comedy
    The Pride of the Yankees - Drama
     
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  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    just following the leader...
     
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  11. redmetalmoose

    redmetalmoose Forum Resident

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    Actor is man or woman now right?
    If not, nevermind...

    Meryl Streep

    Deerhunter - War Movie

    Kramer vs Kramer - Domestic War movie

    Defending Your Life - Another funny Albert Brooks existential comedy (that no one else but me has seen)Rom-com

    Doubt - She plays a Sister at a Catholic school with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
    Religious Movie

    Fantastic Mr.Fox - She's the voice of Mrs.Fox. Animated Movie

    Bonus:Musical-Mama Mia
    Broadway - Into The Woods
    Historical - The Iron Lady
    Sophies Choice.Enough said.
     
  12. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

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    Tom Cruise:

    Risky Business and Tropic Thunder - Comedy
    Top Gun - Action
    Rain Man - Drama
    Born on The Fourth of July - Biographical/Historical War Drama
    Interview With The Vampire - Horror

    Some more:

    Eyes Wide Shut - Erotic Thriller
    Legend - Fantasy Adventure
    Jerry Maguire - Sports (comedy-drama)
    Collateral - neo-noir crime thriller
    The Firm - Legal Thriller

    He's been in quite a few Sci-fi films lately, but I don't know if any of those are considered great (some are definitely good.)

    There are many other great films with Cruise not listed (mostly dramas)
     
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  13. MartyTem

    MartyTem Forum Resident

    :righton: Great movie!
     
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  14. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    Robert DeNiro:

    Godfather II (crime drama)
    New York, New York (musical)
    Brazil (science fiction)
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (horror)
    Meet the Parents (comedy)
    Ronin (action-adventure)

    He's done a million different films in different genres. Even when the films are not great, DeNiro himself almost always is.
     
  15. Gary Cooper was not in Sabrina...but you got me thinking about who was...
     
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  16. Humphrey Bogart

    African Queen -romance adventure
    Maltese Falcon -noir / detective
    Cain Mutiny -courtroom drama
    Sabrina -romantic comedy
    The Petrified Forest -gangster movie
     
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  17. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

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    Mee-chigan
    Robert Duvall

    The Godfather - crime drama
    Network - satirical comedy
    Apocalypse Now - war film
    The Great Santini - coming-of-age story
    Tender Mercies - character study
     
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  18. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry? Thread Starter

    Yep.
     
  19. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry? Thread Starter

    Nice, though I wouldn't consider Mars Attacks a great film, but you could substitute a dozen others, like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest or the one where he drives the car with his feet on the beach.
     
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  20. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry? Thread Starter

    Didn't even think about Cruise because he does mostly action flicks now, but you are right. I wouldn't consider tropic of thunder as great film, but you nailed the rest. He just might win with the most diversity and great films, I'll bold his five greatest IMHO:

    Taps - Coming Of Age Neo-Military Drama
    Risky Business - Coming of Age Comedy
    Top Gun, Jack Reacher, Mission Impossible (series) - Action
    Rain Man - Drama
    Born on The Fourth of July - Biographical/Historical War Drama
    Interview With The Vampire - Horror
    Firm and A Few Good Men - Legal Thriller
    Eyes Wide Shut - Erotic Thriller
    Legend - Fantasy Adventure
    Jerry Maguire - Sports (comedy-drama)
    Collateral - neo-noir crime thriller
    War of The Worlds, Minority Report - Sci Fi
    Color of Money - Con/caper movie?
     
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  21. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry? Thread Starter

    Your right. I would have included a personal favorite of mine, Sunset - Early Hollywood Period Western? I have not seen Looper, Moonrise Kingdom, and In Country, are they great?
     
  22. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry? Thread Starter

    Unfortunately for women, finding great roles in great films from multiple genres can be difficult. My guess is Meryl is the modern winner here for women, but I wonder if some classic leading ladies would be able to step up to the challenge?
     
  23. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry? Thread Starter

    Sally Field

    Smokey and The Bandit - Caper Comedy
    Norma Raye - Biographical Drama
    Absence of Malice - Legal Drama
    Forrest Gump - Historical Fiction
    Mrs. Doubtfire - Family Comedy

    Bonus:
    Sybil - mini series
    Hooper - sexiest non sex scene ever!
     
  24. razerx

    razerx Who me?

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    I highly recommend Looper. It is not your typical sci-fi action film. Moonrise Kingdom is typical Wes Anderson quirkiness. In Country is not a great film but showcases Willis' range as an actor.
     
  25. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    A lot of people have a very loose definition of "great movie"! :shh:
     

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