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Author Topic: 5 Best Living Actors?  (Read 1231 times)

lawdog77

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2021, 12:50:44 PM »
Hoffman and Spacey have a lot of strong performances over their careers.  Of course they seemingly have major probs off screen. 

As far as Leo D he's very good at what he does but he always gets the best parts.  And that's to his credit. At the same time I see D-D-L and Nicholson at a completely different level.  Here's a name I'll throw out there:  Jeff Bridges?
Here's my unpopular opinion: The Big Lebowski is not a good movie.

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2021, 12:56:16 PM »
Here's my unpopular opinion: The Big Lebowski is not a good movie.


I love Coen bothers movies, but that one is at or near the bottom of the list.
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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2021, 01:17:10 PM »
Here's my unpopular opinion: The Big Lebowski is not a good movie.

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #53 on: June 10, 2021, 01:17:16 PM »
Hoffman and Spacey have a lot of strong performances over their careers.  Of course they seemingly have major probs off screen. 

As far as Leo D he's very good at what he does but he always gets the best parts.  And that's to his credit. At the same time I see D-D-L and Nicholson at a completely different level.  Here's a name I'll throw out there:  Jeff Bridges?

Bridges was thrown out. Hes awesome. Definitely an A-list talent.

Can't follow the Leo logic though. You get the best parts for a reason. Leo is a selective actor he isn't(at least to this point) going to take roles strictly for money grabs. He doesnt do Blockbusters/Comic book roles. DDL is actually very similar in this regard. He always worked even more sporadically than Leo. But both are selective in their own rights.

There are a lot of guys that have their pickings of roles. Thats why each year you see the same like 10ish names in the awards convo with a couple outliers joining the race.

Scorscese isn't casting Vin Diesel when he knows he can get Bale or Leo. Just won't happen.
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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #54 on: June 10, 2021, 01:35:31 PM »
Great lists so far. I'll throw in Forest Whitaker. And for young people. Jared Leto.

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #55 on: June 10, 2021, 02:25:47 PM »
Here's my unpopular opinion: The Big Lebowski is not a good movie.

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2021, 02:35:04 PM »
If you don't like The Big Lebowski you're wrong.

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« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2021, 02:50:07 PM »
If you don't like The Big Lebowski you're wrong.

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2021, 03:36:16 PM »

I love Coen bothers movies, but that one is at or near the bottom of the list.

The character is great.  The movie is just OK.

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2021, 03:40:24 PM »
The character is great.  The movie is just OK.

I'm down with that.
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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #60 on: June 10, 2021, 03:59:50 PM »
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« Reply #61 on: June 10, 2021, 04:10:26 PM »
Here's my unpopular opinion: The Big Lebowski is not a good movie.

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« Reply #62 on: June 10, 2021, 04:51:01 PM »
The character is great.  The movie is just OK.

I agree. Very well played by Bridges and extremely quotable. But overall I thought the movie was boring. It took me several tries to get through it.
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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #63 on: June 10, 2021, 05:23:40 PM »
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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #64 on: June 10, 2021, 06:57:18 PM »
I’d liken Brad Pitt to a modern day Paul Newman or Robert Redford.  Pitt’s early career was all about his looks and “hunk” status, but he’s become a very well-crafted actor who’s made some interesting career choices in the last fifteen years.  He’s been in iconic films and absolutely deserved his Oscar for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.  Leo was also excellent in that movie.

I’d liken George Clooney to a modern day Steve McQueen.  He’s a better actor than McQueen was, but both are the very definition of masculine cool.

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2021, 09:37:01 PM »
I couldn’t believe George C Scott hadn’t even been mentioned - until I remembered he died more than 20 years ago.

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #66 on: June 10, 2021, 09:40:09 PM »
I couldn’t believe George C Scott hadn’t even been mentioned - until I remembered he died more than 20 years ago.

Tremendous actor.  I loved him in The Hustler.  The Color of Money was excrement btw. 

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #67 on: June 10, 2021, 10:19:26 PM »
I’d liken Brad Pitt to a modern day Paul Newman or Robert Redford.  Pitt’s early career was all about his looks and “hunk” status, but he’s become a very well-crafted actor who’s made some interesting career choices in the last fifteen years.  He’s been in iconic films and absolutely deserved his Oscar for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.  Leo was also excellent in that movie.

I’d liken George Clooney to a modern day Steve McQueen.  He’s a better actor than McQueen was, but both are the very definition of masculine cool.

Reasonable take on Pitt.

He killed it in Inglorious Basterds, and was great in Hollywood.
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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #68 on: June 11, 2021, 12:42:55 AM »
I’d liken George Clooney to a modern day Steve McQueen.  He’s a better actor than McQueen was, but both are the very definition of masculine cool.

I feel like Clooney is more a modern Cary Grant than a McQueen.  McQueen was a more rough and tumble antihero who loved racing and doing his own stunts and had a large stable of action film roles.  Clooney had one or two, but he was always the more suave debonair type. Manly and cool, but not overly macho IMO

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Re: 5 Best Living Actors?
« Reply #69 on: June 11, 2021, 09:05:36 AM »
I feel like Clooney is more a modern Cary Grant than a McQueen.  McQueen was a more rough and tumble antihero who loved racing and doing his own stunts and had a large stable of action film roles.  Clooney had one or two, but he was always the more suave debonair type. Manly and cool, but not overly macho IMO

Yes, Cary Grant is probably a better comparison for Clooney.

Man, I loved all those “hard men” like McQueen, Bronson, and Lee Marvin.  You don’t see movie stars like that anymore.  Actually, now that I think about it, Liam Neeson has kind of turned into a modern day Bronson.

 

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