Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Aug 29, 2019.
Who’s your best actor in 21st Century?
Or Daniel Day-Lewis.
Ok, if Daniel Day wants to play at being retired then it's still Meryl.
Robert de niro,
A class actor,
The younger and older versions of Jake lamotta
In raging bull,
Were phenomenal performance's
Even if the film is at times a bit heavy going!
He was good in his day for sure.
Obviously superb in the godfather and mean streets,
But now he's in a lot more comedy roles which he plays really well,
Meet the fockers comes too mind.
I think Marlon Brando is a fantastic actor also with just great charisma, much like Orson Welles!
Fockers( 1999) was fun.
Don’t really like him in the 21st C myself.
No! His films in the 21stc are brilliant.
Just a shame he’s retired.
Yeah, you've got a good point there Alex.
I guess I do prefer his earlier films especially 1970 to 1990 ish.
Nicholas Hoult is really good. The roles I've seen him do are pretty diverse and he delivers unique performances.
Thought he did a great job in
First Man as Neil Armstrong, great actor.
Also Drive another movie he did well.
I liked Drive and that one with Bradley Cooper.
Walter White, nuff said.
"Best" is pretty difficult but I liked:
Christoph Waltz in Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman was a great actor
Eastwood and Hopkins
"The Place Beyond The Pines". Shot here in town. Very good film. I respect The Coop for coming back to town for the premiere. Seems like a nice guy.
Dude can’t play the guitar, but he sure can act !!!
OP, where are yours?
No "bests" for me/favorites. Those who have hit largely in the 21st Century...Important actors of this time period & give consistently terrific performances...
& I just plain enjoy! Quickly, off top of head:
Joaquin Phoenix (can't really know how his career would have been, had River lived, but I'm sure he'd be on this list, too, probably @ top, although he hit big in 20th Century.)
I completely discounted Phillip Seymour Hoffman. As an actor I just miss him. Every performance I have ever seen of his was brilliant. He was the type of actor who made any film better and bad films really good.
Can’t make my mind up yet. ....but
Two favourites on your list would be
Sam Rockwell ..Moon & Lawn Dogs ( 1997).
James McAvoy ..Filth.
Exactly! He played so many great roles and so many little supporting roles that were so memorable. Looking at his filmography I can recall almost all of his roles I've seen. It was so sad that he died at the age of 46. Much too soon.
Well if push come to shove it would have to be Daniel Day-Lewis a master class actor for There Will Be Blood.
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