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Posted on 15 Mar 2012 20:03:02 GMT
Cary grant
Laurence Olivier
James Stewart
Clint Eastwood
Tom hanks

Bette Davis
Katherine hepburn
Joan Fontaine
Meryl Streep
Doris day

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 18:35:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Mar 2012 18:54:01 GMT
Dan says:
Actors
1 Jack Nicholson
2 Jim Carrey
3 Robert De Niro
4 Dustin Hoffman
5 Christopher Walken

Actresses
1 Michelle Pfeiffer 
2 Uma Thurman 
3 Angelina Jolie
4 Kate Winslet
5 Audrey Hepburn
         

Posted on 3 Mar 2012 18:00:06 GMT
mister joe says:
jeremy irons
john malkovich
james spader
marlon brando
gary oldman

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 15:46:47 GMT
carruthers says:
spencer tracy
greta garbo
robert mitchum
charles laughton
meryl streep

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 09:59:14 GMT
R. Irvine says:
Doris Day...don't laugh!
Anna Friel
Anthony Hopkins
Charlton Heston
Clint Eastwood

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 22:12:01 GMT
james stewart crying scene wonderful life, bette davis whatever happend to baby jane, tom hanks green mile, peter o'toole lawrence of arabia,claude rains wonderful performance in Casablanca

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 20:53:56 GMT
DJ-Cyphon says:
IMO;
Nicolas Cage
Ryan Reynolds
Daniel Craig
Jet Li
Jason Statham

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 15:36:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Feb 2012 15:39:26 GMT
has to be these as they can act so many different parts convincingly... surely thats the point of an actor....ewan mcgregor, johnny depp, john cusack, julie walters,anthony hopkins. i also rate nicholas cage in there but thats 6 !!!

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 01:35:46 GMT
i'm sorry harry, but you can't be serious can you? john cena as one of the all time great actors, i think not. he can barely wrestle let alone act. steve austin as well. really? please tell me this is a joke. yes he was a considerably better wrestler than cena and probably miles better at acting, but no where near the same level as anyone who can actually act. also, daniel radcliffe has done very little in terms of roles and therefore his versatility is relatively unknown. nicholson and cage on the other hand, i can completely understand.

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 11:48:27 GMT
Harry says:
Steve Austin
Jack Nicholson
Nicolas cage
John cena
Daniel radcliff

Posted on 22 Feb 2012 23:56:08 GMT
schwarzeneger has appeared in some of the greatest movies ever made and is so under-rated. yes you have the terminator films, but what about predator, total recall, twins, commando and many more. i also wanted to add the name mark heap. he played brian in spaced, which was an amazing comedy role. as well as this, he has also done some amazing straight performances.

Posted on 18 Feb 2012 16:29:54 GMT
Arnold Shwarzeneger (sp?) was good at attracting attention from directors for those Terminator films -- that one director -- btw, Kate Winslet stole that movie right from under Leonardo DeCaprios nose--Titanic--so you have to put Her on this list. She is my favorite UK actress -- other than Julie Christie who is mesmirizing in Away From Her. Though for that movie one has to give credit to Sarah Polley and the man who was Opposite J.C.

Also, Glenda Jackson, (wasted in her Now Role--She would have been perfect in Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher--playing her nemisis as it were), All those UK actresses with the big voices and great accents. Also, Annette Bening in Anything she is acting in wow, she put Kathleen Turner out of action...with Her deep voice.

Posted on 18 Feb 2012 00:25:04 GMT
steve buscemi, vigo mortensen, jeff bridges, donnie yen, vincent cassel, brad pitt (mainly for his part in true romance), dan akroyd, gary oldman, benecio del toro, clint eastwood, and arnold schwarzenegger (yes that's right, i said arnie, and i don't care what anyone else thinks)

Posted on 15 Feb 2012 17:09:16 GMT
I just saw Eli Wallach listed. He was in The Misfits, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and a Tennessee Williams movie "Baby Doll" with Carol Baker. A better anti-hero type actor I don't think has existed. But, also, I notice all nationalities listed...exellent--any list w/o Peter O'Toole or Richard Burton listed is incomplete.

Richard Burton in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He was scary and heartbreaking and Liz almost stole the film from him, but NOT in scenes with just him and Richard Segal--his contempt for his fellow humans was scary and well done-almost ingratiating--up to a point. But, he ones attention like Robert Shaw did in Jaws.

My iist, *Humphrey Bogart--Key Largo, (i dislike this actor but he made an impression) *Tom Cruise in Rain Man--all his others were kind of just posturing except I hear in Born on the 4th...; *Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia; *Richard Burton in Taming of the Shrew, Anne of a Thousand Days; *Paul Newman--Hud, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; *Suddenly Last Summer--*Elizabeth Taylor, *Katherine Hepburn, *Montgomery Clift; Glenda Jackson -- *Stevie, *Hedda, *Women in Love, *Elizabeth R, and A Touch of Class--comedy wise she made a human come alive with caustic/interested wit; Julie Christie in *The Go-Between, Petulia, Darling, Dr. Zhivago, Away from Her--she still is breathtaking at 70 and omg good at acting. (any male that exists, gay or str8, would fall in love with this woman).

Posted on 15 Feb 2012 15:23:45 GMT
james w. says:
james w
Peter o' Toole
Richard Burton
Lawrence Olivier
Tom Hanks
Eli Wallach
Mel Gibson
Alan Rickman
Robert De Niro
Alec Guinness

Posted on 13 Feb 2012 23:44:56 GMT
de Niro
Crowe
Banderos
Pacino
Bronson

Posted on 13 Feb 2012 21:52:51 GMT
John morris says:
Robert de nero
Christian bale
Al pacino
Denzel washington
Morgan freeman

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2012 05:51:04 GMT
Roger Weston says:
I agree, Khadeer.

Posted on 13 Feb 2012 05:31:42 GMT
Khadeer says:
Steve McQueen
Gregory Peck
Cary Grant
Humphrey Bogart
John Wayne

Posted on 4 Feb 2012 09:28:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2012 09:29:32 GMT
Lector says:
Heard earlier on the radio that the American actor Ben Gazzara sadly died yesterday, 3rd February, aged 81. Some of you will remember him from his role as Sergeant Angelo in war film 'The Bridge at Remagen' and many others. A marvelous actor, with great presence, he worked a lot with the late Director, John Cassevetas.

From wikipedia:

'During filming of the 1969 war movie The Bridge at Remagen co-starring Gazzarra and his friend Robert Vaughn, the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia. Filming was halted temporarily, and the cast and crew were detained before filming was completed in West Germany. During their departure from Czechoslovakia, Gazzara and Vaughn assisted with the escape of a Czech waitress whom they had befriended. They smuggled her to Austria in a car waved through a border crossing that had not yet been taken over by the Soviet army.'

Biagio 'Ben' Anthony Gazzara, American actor,
Born; August 28th, 1930. Died; February 3rd, 1012.

Posted on 3 Feb 2012 19:10:36 GMT
Dan Simmons wrote book called "The Terror" that details nw passage exploring

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2012 19:08:27 GMT
i know bout scott he was the most romantic (as in charisma) to fail...sad

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2012 19:07:44 GMT
yes yes um that book,
roger w,
IS the book I do think

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012 20:31:02 GMT
My favorite Lovecraft story is the one called Re-animater. try It

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012 04:00:05 GMT
I. Buchan says:
Not sure about that Lec will discuss later with you
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