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.
Samuel L. Jackson
* Rachel McAdams (hot, talented & CANADIAN for you guys way up North)
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
Benicio del Toro
Robert De Niro
Samuel L. Jackson
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Billy Bob Thornton
John Cazale (a short stint, but it was one hell fo a stint, he left us far too soon)
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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