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08-28-2005, 11:40 AM
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All time favorite actor?

Simple question who is your all time favorite actor (male)? Personally I have to go with Paul Newman, sure he had more than his fair share of stinkers but he was also in some of the greatest movies ever made in Slap Shot, The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke, and The Hustler.

There are the obvious others in Heston, Brando, Pacino, De Niro, Alec Guinness, and the like, but I just seem to like Newman's movies and his personality more than the others. Steve McQueen is also up there. Both not the best actors per say but I really like the personality that they bring off the screen as well as on screen. So lets hear some of your guy's picks.


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1. Samuel L. Jackson - Mark my words, he will have an Academy Award before he is done. He should have won at least a best supporting for Pulp Fiction, and I thought he was better than Travolta in that movie as well.

2. Peter Sellers - The best character actor of all time. An absolute genius at juggling roles.

3. Marlon Brando - He is in just about all my favorite movies. Said my favorite quote ("I coulda been somebody, I coulda been a contender) in On The Waterfront. Constantly looked like he was down and out only to come back big in the 70's (Apocalyspe Now, The Godfather).

4. Al Pacino - Scarface, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, The Godfather, etc. etc.

5. Robert De Niro - Raging Bull. Enough said.

Of course Jack Nicholson too, everyone knows he is one of the best. Easy Rider, OFoTCN, The Shining, Chinatown, etc.

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No Order...

Will Smith (Various)
Kiefer Sutherland (24)
Carlos Bernard (24)
Dennis Haysbert (24)
Matt Damon (Bourne)
Tom Cruise (Collateral)
(Female) Mia Kirshner (24)

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al pacino
benicio del toro
johnny depp
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No particular order:

Denzel Washington
Samuel L. Jackson
Ed Norton
Al Pacino
Johnny Depp
Clint Eastwood
Christopher Walken
Kevin Spacey
**Keira Knightley
*Natalie Portman
* Rachel McAdams (hot, talented & CANADIAN for you guys way up North)

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Johnny Depp
Benicio del Toro
Al Pacino
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Robert De Niro
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Loved him as Rollin Hand in Mission:Impossible.

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Will Smith (Various)
Kiefer Sutherland (24)
Carlos Bernard (24)
Dennis Haysbert (24)
Matt Damon (Bourne)
Tom Cruise (Collateral)
(Female) Mia Kirshner (24)
WILL SMITH!? You are pathetic!

I'll say Robert De Niro. Even though he hasn't been in a good movie i've really liked since Ronin, you can't go wrong with him.

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Denzel Washington
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WILL SMITH!? You are pathetic!

I'll say Robert De Niro. Even though he hasn't been in a good movie i've really liked since Ronin, you can't go wrong with him.


What about Analyze This and Men Of Honor?

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Paul Giamatti
Good call.
Giamatti is becoming one of my favs also.
I also am a big fan of Ving Rhames too.

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The great Sir Alec Guiness shoudl get some recongnition here. A Bridge of River Kwai is one of my favourites.

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Id have to add a few to my list

Arnold
Charles Bronson
Sly Stallone
Ving Rhames
Tony Shaloub

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...seriously, Christopher Walken.

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Add James Woods to my favs list.
Can't believe I forgot him, he's prbably in my top 3 of alltime.

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Hmm, long list.

In no particular order (as they come to mind),

Johnny Depp
Christian Bale
Benicio del Toro
Ed Norton
Gary Oldman
Robin Williams
Al Pacino
Robert De Niro
Marlon Brando
Samuel L. Jackson
Christopher Walken
Geoffrey Rush
Morgan Freeman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Jack Nicholson
Tom Hanks
Billy Bob Thornton
Steve Buscemi
Ewan MacGregor
John Cazale (a short stint, but it was one hell fo a stint, he left us far too soon)
Paul Giamatti

And if Jim CArrey can keep it up with the dramatic performances he'd earn a spot on my list as well.

Actresses would include Thurman, S**** and Kidman


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