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

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Dr. Pepper, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Adam Sandler's highest-rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes is Punch-Drunk Love. (79%). Well, other than Top Five (86%), the Chris Rock movie Sandler appeared in last year (and which I wouldn't count).
  2. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Maybe not the greatest actor, but man he's been in some good movies:

    Mark Wahlberg

    Three Kings...war
    The Departed...crime drama
    The Fighter...sports
    Boogie Nights...porno ;)

    Ted is probably the most questionable as a great film, but it's still damn funny (for half its length anyway).
  3. RayS

    RayS Paying attention like a rattlesnake does

    Just one man's opinion, but "Infernal Affairs" (the film that "The Departed" remakes) is head and shoulders above "The Departed".
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  4. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I saw it and I prefer it too.
  5. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans

    I think I would have used Ghost World instead of The Conversation, simply because I think she is in one single scene of The Conversation??
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  6. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Damn, I totally forgot she was in Ghost World. Good one! :righton:
  7. How can this be? Does it have the Winter Hill Gang cruising over the Zakim Bridge to the sounds of the Dropkick Murphy's 'Shipping out to Boston'?:D

    I thought not….
  8. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    Susan Sarandon:

    Thelma & Louise or Dead Man Walking (take your pick) - Crime Drama
    The Client - Legal Thriller
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Musical/Comedy/Horror
    Bull Durham - Sports Romantic Comedy
    The Witches of Eastwick - Comedy-Fantasy
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  9. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

    Christopher Walken

    The Deer Hunter - war film
    Pulp Fiction - crime drama
    Annie Hall - comedy
    The Dead Zone - science fiction
    Heaven's Gate - historical drama
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  10. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I was considering her the other day but didn't pull the trigger. One of the movies I would have listed is "Atlantic City" with Burt Lancaster. I love that film.
  11. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    I watched the first minutes when it was broadcast on TV then ( can't remember why, maybe there was a soccer game) I switched over, so I can't really comment. I just remember its opening scene was on a beach and that the character portrayed by Sandler was some kind of Superman...
  12. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    Warren Beatty:

    Splendor In The Grass - Romantic Drama
    Bonnie And Clyde - Biographical Crime
    Heaven Can Wait - Sports Comedy
    Reds - Epic
    Bugsy - Crime Drama

    Either Heaven Can Wait or Reds is my favorite Beatty film.

    (Left out Shampoo, Dick Tracy, Bulworth and a few other popular good films starring Beatty because I don't think they are considered great films; just good films.)
  13. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I considered him too and I would have included McCabe & Mrs. Miller (western). :)
  14. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    He was, but he played it for laughs, as the action hero really wanted to be a hairdresser. Usually when Sandler plays super-duper-awesome characters, he's insufferable - think "Big Daddy" - but I thought he was likable and charming in "Zohan" because he didn't make the character some alpha male...
  15. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    that's ok; I'll watch "Zohan" from start to finish the next time is on TV
  16. Left Field

    Left Field Forum Resident

    Claudia Cardinale

    Once Upon A Time In The West - Western
    The Leopard - Period Drama
    8 1/2 - Comedy/Drama
    Fitzcarraldo - Autobiographical/Drama
    Big Deal On Madonna Street - Caper
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  17. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Inspired by Ridley Scott's The Martian, opening next week and currently 93% on RT:

    Matt Damon

    Good Will Hunting...drama
    Saving Private Ryan...war
    Bourne series...action
    The Departed...crime/drama/thriller
    The Martian...sci-fi
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  18. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    Gregory Peck

    12 O'Clock High, Pork Chop Hill - war
    The Omen, Boys from Brazil - horror
    To Kill a Mockingbird, Gentleman's Agreement - drama
    The Gunfighter, The Bravados, Duel in the Sun - western
    David and Bathsheba - Bible epic
    Moby Dick - literary adaptation
    Designing Woman, Roman Holiday - rom-com
    Beloved Infidel, MacArthur - bio pic
  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Two versatile actors.
    Arguably the best out there.
    Daniel Day Lewis and Javier Bardem.
  20. Brother_Rael

    Brother_Rael Forum Resident

    Scottish Borders

    The Godfather I & II - Crime thriller
    Frankie & Johnny - Romance
    The Merchant of Venice - Historical / Shakespeare adaption
    Danny Collins - Comedy
    Glengarry Glen Ross - Corporate drama
  21. Michael

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

    James Cagney
    Mr. Roberts
    The Oklahoma Kid
    The Roaring 20's
    The Strawberry Blond
    Johnny Come Lately
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  22. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    River's Edge - Teen Slacker Murder Drama
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - Comedy
    My Own Private Idaho - Drama
  23. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    De Niro

    The Deer Hunter - drama/war/intimate epic/Taxi Driver prequel etc...
    Jackie Brown - Elmore LeoNoir
    The Mission - history/drama
    Taxi Driver - redemption-or-not drama
    Mad Dog & Glory - black comedy
  24. Michael

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

    Mel Gibson-
    Conspiracy Theory
    What Women Want
    Lethal Weapon
    Man Without A Face
  25. PonceDeLeroy

    PonceDeLeroy Forum Resident

    And genres!

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