Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Michael, Dec 2, 2017.
Fantastic. Hoffman is great!
Saw Tootsie recently and yes, Fantastic.
No matter. He was still great in that.
I'm no Wahlberg fan. But he saves that film and IMHO gives it iconic status. DiCaprio, Nicholson, Damon and Sheen were also excellent in the film.
If you have not seen this, leave work now, go home and watch it. Or just do nothing at work, and stream it. Highly recommended.
John Wayne in The Searchers or True Grit
Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo. He had many really good films, but that one is the best, in my opinion.
Rear Window another classic have Blu Ray +I've got a great poster of that one.
Paul Newman, Hud
(just thought he deserved a mention; he's a great actor! too many movies to name!)
Burt Lancaster, From Here to Eternity
(really too many to name; Elmer Gantry, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Sweet Smell of Success, Birdman of Alcatraz, Come Back Little Sheba, The Professionals, The Train, Judgement at Nuremberg, Trapeze, Atlantic City, Field of Dreams!)
Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood or Gangs of New York . . . . it's a tossup.
Paul Newman -Cool Hand Luke
I don't have a favorite actor, per say. I do have a most admired performance. Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone cranks my tractor! For years I've wished somebody would devise a western for him where he could reprise his Doc Holiday dee-luxe. I can't get enough of his Doc Holiday but I can't watch Tombstone too often.....
took me years, cuz I'm no Leo fan, but I second his opinion. Wahlberg anchors the piece.
I don’t really have one favorite actor but here’s a contender.
Henry Fonda in “12 Angry Men”
I remember seeing trailers for that film when it was new. I was too young to see it. Even at the age of 10, I knew that Hopkins was no ordinary actor.
Dirk Bogarde, The Servant.
Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca
Often considered one of the best films of all time. Coincidentally, the Jimmy Stewart character has the same name as my dad.
have you since seen it?
Saw it many years later. Didn't think much of the film but loved A.H.'s performance.
Cary Grant - North by Northwest
I totally agree.A pimply faced Randy Quaid was perfectly cast as was JN.Peace.
Fats was great! and Hopkins did his own ventriloquism...very impressive.
Tyrone Power, Witness for the Prosecution, Mark of Zorro, The Razor's Edge
William Holden, Sunset Boulevard,, Bridge Over the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch
AND assuming Actor means women too, as it does in some circles (you could have your head torn off for referring to Actresses! I am serious!)
Ann Baxter, All About Eve
Bette Davis, All About Eve, Jezebel, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
Gene Tierny, Laura, The Razor's Edge, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Theresa Wright, The Best Years of Our Lives, Shadow of a Doubt, Pride of the Yankees, Mrs. Miniver
Greer Garson, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Mrs. Miniver
Some days, my Bogie best might be between The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon, Sleep with a thin edge.
As long as we're in really vintage films, I'd suggest:
Separate names with a comma.