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Best Michael Douglas film ?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. Dissidence

    Dissidence Forum Dissident

    Black Rain
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  2. Michael

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

  3. geetar_await

    geetar_await jack of many trades, master of none.

    Wall Street. i think he got trophy'ed for that role.
  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Just watched Wall Street(dvd).
    Last time I seen it was in the cinema in 1987.
    Seem to remember the theatrical version being better / different.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2021
  5. thgord

    thgord In Search of My New Euphoric Groove

    Moorpark, CA
    David Fincher's The Game
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  6. keef00

    keef00 Forum Resident

    Wonder Boys - far and away my favorite of his
    Romancing the Stone
    The American President
    Falling Down
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  7. Michael

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

    loved him in Antman.
  8. Peace N. Love

    Peace N. Love Forum Resident

    War of the Roses. Although I really enjoyed him in A Perfect Murder; his performance has a sort of subtly comedic edge to it that I like.
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  9. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    I love this movie and will watch it again these few days but need to ramp up my suspension of disbelief.
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  10. thgord

    thgord In Search of My New Euphoric Groove

    Moorpark, CA
    To put it another way, I just like to strap myself in and enjoy the mind-fukke of a ride the movie takes you on.
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  11. ruben lopez

    ruben lopez Nunc Est Bibendum

    Barcelona Spain
    Maybe Black Rain.
  12. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    Tell you one thing, it ain't Romancing the Stone! Just watched it for the first time in 30-something years and boy it has not dated well... and I liked it back in the day...
  13. Zep Fan

    Zep Fan Sounds Better with Headphones on

    N. Texas
    Best acting: Wall Street
    Best Film: Basic Instinct - Not complaining about acting, just a better film, imo.
  14. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    "War of the Roses"
    "Falling Down"
    "The China Syndrome"
    And (of course) "Basic Instinct"
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  15. Armjim

    Armjim Music is indeed a gift from Heaven

    San Antonio, TX
    Wall Street is probably my favorite by him, but I also really liked Black Rain. He is one of those actors I don't necessarily think of when having to list best actors, yet I believe he is a fine actor.
  16. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    I have what is perhaps a more informative question:

    What has he done after 2000 that is really good and worth seeking out?
  17. Gregory Earl

    Gregory Earl Senior Member

    Did he ever do a western film? If so I've never seen it.

    His Dad was the perfect cowboy western star back in the day ya know.

    Maybe that's the reason he didn't.
  18. vconsumer

    vconsumer unapologetically 70s

    Toss-up between Falling Down and The Game.
  19. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    I think this is his finest work on film. :D

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021
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  20. Hugo Spanky

    Hugo Spanky Well-Known Member

    The first I saw was The Star Chamber and he's still great. But all the Michael Douglas movies are cool. And the TV series too (from The Streets of San Francisco to The Kominsky method)
  21. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    United Kingdom
    Love Falling Down, The American President and Wonder Boys. I haven't seen Wall Street though. I think The American President was a great central performance, taking on a role that Robert Redford accepted then rejected for being "too political" (what did you expect Robert?). It was a dry run for The West Wing TV series.

    Apart from the actors in common between movie and TV show, it's a good lounge game spotting the pieces of set used in both, especially a a particular staircase. In the movie it's the one that Annette Benning and Michael Douglas descend on their way to meet the French Ambassador.
  22. Greg Gee

    Greg Gee "I told him we already got one!"

    The Wonder Boys is my fave.

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