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

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  1. Matthew B.

    Matthew B. Scream Quietly

    Tokyo, Japan
    Maggie Cheung:

    Project A Part II (action comedy)
    Centre Stage (biopic)
    Green Snake (fantasy)
    Ashes of Time (wuxia)
    In the Mood for Love (romantic drama)
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  2. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

    Kenosha, WI. USA
    The closest I can come is Benicio del Toro.

    The Usual Suspects
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Sin City

    Other contenders I've looked at but didn't quite get there:

    Sir Alec Guinness
    James Woods
    James Spader, and
    Alec Baldwin

    Close, but no cigar. Great films, but uncertain there's enough diversity among the great films for each.

    Johnny Depp would certainly qualify if considered a great actor. You can practically pick five from his filmography. A lot of them are pretty diverse.
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  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    About the only sixties ( 1960s)Male actor still working. Made the right decision to change his name to Michael Cain.
  4. The Absent-Minded Flaneur

    The Absent-Minded Flaneur Forum Resident

    The EU
    Jean-Louis Trintignant

    And God Created Woman - sex kitten vehicle
    Ma nuit chez Maud - moral fable
    The Conformist - political thriller
    Rendez-vous - erotic drama
    Amour - romantic tragedy
  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    You could include sci fi " Guardians Of The Galaxy.
  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Forum Resident

    Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't look anyone did Samuel L Jackson....

    A Time To Kill - Drama
    Jackie Brown - Crime
    Unbreakable - Superhero
    Django Unchained - Western
    Jurassic Park - Adventure

    Bonus: Pulp Fiction (I look at it more as a dark comedy rather than a crime film)

    I know many will question Unbreakable as great but I have always loved that movie and thinks it great.
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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Unbreakable is one his top titles.
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  8. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    The Terminal is also a great one.
  9. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

    Ewan McGregor

    Moulin Rouge (musical)
    Star Wars (sci-fi)
    Down With Love (romantic comedy)
    Black Hawk Down (war)
    Big Fish (fantasy)
  10. davidb1

    davidb1 Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
    Kevin Spacey?
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  11. JMGuerr

    JMGuerr Forum Resident

    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, Drama=War)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Drama=Adventure)
    The Horse's Mouth (1958, Comedy)
    Great Expectations (1946, Drama)
    Star Wars (1976, Sci-Fi)


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    BLUESJAZZMAN I Love Blues, Jazz, Rock, My Son & Honest People

    Essex , England.
    Anthony Hopkins

    Hamlet 1969
    A Bridge Too Far 1977
    The Elephant Man 1980
    The Silence Of The Lambs 1991
    Hannibal 2001
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  13. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

    Bay Area, U.S.A.
    How are you characterizing the last two such that they are different genres? Moreover, Hannibal is a great film?
  14. daca

    daca Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Chuck Norris

    Way of the Dragon - Action
    Missing in Action - Actionesque
    Mission in Action II - Action based
    Missing in Action III - Action related
    Delta Force - Action packed
    Delta Force II - Action filled
    Expendables II - Action comedy
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  15. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Vincent Price
    - Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine: Comedy
    - The Abominable Dr. Phibes: Horror
    - The Ten Commandments: Biblical Epic
    - The Thief & The Cobbler: Animated Fantasy
    - Laura: Mystery/Film Noir
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  16. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

    Bay Area, U.S.A.
    I think we have a winner!
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    BLUESJAZZMAN I Love Blues, Jazz, Rock, My Son & Honest People

    Essex , England.
    Yes you are quite right!! I misread the title. Not sure How?? I had it in my mind that it was 5 different decades???? Brain rot!
  18. Charlton Heston

    The Ten Commandments-religious epic
    Planet of the Apes-Science Fiction
    Major Dundee-Western
    The Agony and The Ecstasy-Historical drama
    Touch of Evil-Noir thriller
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  19. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    I'm with you on Stewart (though I would've gone for The Naked Spur).

    Paul Newman - probably too easy, but...
    The Verdict
    The Drowning Pool (much prefer it to Harper...)
    The Hustler
    Cool Hand Luke

    Jeff Bridges -

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot - or The Big Lebowski
    The Last Picture Show
    True Grit - or Bad Company
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
    Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    Here's an unpopular one bearing in mind there are people hate who seem to hate him:
    Kevin Costner -
    Dances With Wolves
    The Untouchables
    Field of Dreams
    No Way Out

    Henry Fonda -
    My Darling Clementine
    Mr Roberts
    12 Angry Men
    The Grapes of Wrath

    Charlton Heston - for me, a ham in many films, but he's great in these:
    Will Penny
    Planet of the Apes
    El Cid
    Touch of Evil
    The Three Musketeers (which I'm including as a comedy...)
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  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Hope he makes more films.
  21. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Denzel-Fences..American Gangster..The Pelican Brief..Man On Fire..Malcolm X..Training Day.
  22. fuse999

    fuse999 Forum Resident

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    My Left Foot
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Gangs of New York
    There Will Be Blood
    Phantom Thread
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  23. I think he’s done.
  24. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    Those are all dramas/historical dramas...
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  25. joefont

    joefont Forum Resident

    Don't forget the comedy western Jimmy was in.....The Cheyanne Social Club

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