Your Favorite Actor's Best Movie ...

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Michael, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    Jeff Bridges

    Not sure what his best film is, but my favorite is a toss-up between The Fabulous Baker Boys and The Fisher King.
     
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  2. Monosterio

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    Runner-up: Denzel Washington and Flight
     
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  3. samthesham

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    Marlon Brando One-Eyed Jacks-1960
    Brando in his directorial debut.Practically black balled from great roles in 1960 Brando set out on his own here.Its a magnificent character study of the dark side of human nature.Set in the old west its Western gleaming with intelligence and grit.Sam Peckinpah-style 9 yrs before The Wild Bunch gained all the credit.This movie is just shamelessly overlooked.Hell you cant even get a good print of it.Some of Brandos best one liners and some of his best acting.Essential to any comprehensive movie collection.Peace.
     
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  4. Gramps Tom

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    Hard to ignore his role as The Joker in the first Batman film, or as Major Jessup in A Few Good Men......
     
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  5. Gramps Tom

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    Tom Hanks. Pick either Saving Private Ryan or Philadelphia.
     
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  6. Michael

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

    2 good ones!
     
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  7. Michael

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

    picked up Unstoppable recently...good one.
     
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  8. Gramps Tom

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    Martin Sheen, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg:

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  9. P(orF)

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    Midnight Cowboy (I’m walkin’ here)

    Barely over

    The Graduate (You’re trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson)

    Though if I were picking the best performances Tootsie, and Kramer vs. Kramer, and Little Big Man and Rain Man and on and on

    Dustin Hoffman is the best actor of my lifetime.
     
  10. Tim S

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    I haven't seen all of Washington's films, but I thought his performance in "Training Day" was exceptional and it would be my pick
     
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  11. Karnak

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    If you like 'brother' movies-there is also 'True Confessions'-with De Niro as his brother. Bleak, but I like it. I don't have a favorite actor myself...
     
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  12. alexpop

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    Favourite?
    Like good food i'm a gourmet man myself.
     
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  13. carrick doone

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    Al Pacino - Glengarry Glenross or Insomnia. In Gelngarry Glenross he just sits inside the character and gives it to us, in Insomnia he is ripe in his acting but there are touches of a character he is giving us with so many clues in so many small ways as to who this person is, how he holds himself and how he is going insane. Sorry, spoiler on a near twenty year old film.

    Meryl Streep - so many but let me use a scene from Bridges of Madison county where she walks away from Clint Eastwood and brushes her skirt. Complex and powerful.

    Heath Ledger for the Joker but far more than that.

    Phllip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War. I've said it before here, he may be in bad movies but he is never bad in a movie.
     
  14. Monosterio

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    Yep, that would have been my second pick for him. :righton:
     
  15. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen PORKCHOPS! Productions

    Great minds think alike!:cheers:
    My favourite Jack Nicholson performance is The Passenger. Nice and understated...he's not simply being "Jaaaaack" in that one:righton:
     
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  16. alexpop

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    What about his "human f torch " one ? :)
     
  17. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen PORKCHOPS! Productions

    I'm sorry, which film do you mean?
     
  18. alexpop

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    The Last Detail
     
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  19. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen PORKCHOPS! Productions

    Ah:righton: Good movie, he's still a little bit "Jack" in that one IMO. Love the "I am the m'f'n shore patrol, m'f'r!" line, though:laugh:
     
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  20. alexpop

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    Midnight Cowboy
    Robert De Niro's in it.
     
  21. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen PORKCHOPS! Productions

    :DI think yer thinking of Midnight Run...Midnight Cowboy is Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. De Niro could have played Ratso Rizzo, though, I suppose...
     
  22. alexpop

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    Bob. Small part, waiter at Andy Warhol party. De Niro admitted this in a interview with Dustin on TV talk show.
     
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  23. Phil147

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  24. alexpop

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    You've just made my day. :)
     
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  25. The Hermit

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    Kevin Spacey was just terrific in... um, uh... yeah... on second thoughts, never mind.
     

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