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 Posted:   Apr 24, 2013 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

James Mason
Jimmy Stewart
Patrick Stewart
William Shatner - yeah really

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2013 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

There is no real way for me to narrow it down to one but the first one that pops up and is close to it is:

Peter O'toole. I love his looks, his delivery, just everything about him.

Next up would be:

Anthony Hopkins
Ian Holm
Max Von Sydow
Robert Shaw
Gregory Peck
Paul Giamatti
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Ian McKellen
James Mason
Alec Guinness
Peter Sellers
Morgan Freeman.

I've had to edit this several times as names keep coming up. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2013 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

To paraphrase the late Fred Allen, reading this thread is like reading the telephone book.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2013 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   razorback64   (Member)

Paul Douglas. He was great in a movie called '14 hours' with Richard Baseheart.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2013 - 4:55 AM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

Probably Michael Caine. He seems to be always "on", and I love his attitude toward his craft.

But for older actors, Jack Lemmon was pretty good, I thought.

Oh wait, I guess Michael Caine IS an older actor now!

Make Jack Lemmon and older older actor then. ;-)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2013 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

To paraphrase the late Fred Allen, reading this thread is like reading the telephone book.

did someone say top 5? any excuse for a list!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

"Well ..."

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

contemporary seems out of place here, but...

Leonardo DiCaprio : great actor, been in a lot of very interesting films

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Sean Connery

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 9:55 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

Johnny Depp - not because he's the most convincing actor but because he bothered to. I feel like there are many more talented actors who do not push the envelope the way in which he tries. In all honesty I'd say on average he misses more than he hits, but even when missing I still feel like he's hitting because of his principles. As one documentary mentioned, his career feels like 'a body of work', and as another here has said, 'he can do no wrong.' What I find fascinating is his choices in his influences for a given character. A good example of that is combining a drunk Keith Richards with Pepe Le Peuw to create Captain Jack. In "Pirates of the Carribean", Geoffrey Rush's pirate is the more consistently convincing, but Depp's is the more unique. In his best moments he seemed to create a whole new pirate that wasn't a throwback to all the other pirates IMO. I honestly believe whatever fame and fortune he has received he earned because of his principles and vision.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

contemporary seems out of place here, but...

Leonardo DiCaprio : great actor, been in a lot of very interesting films


Arnie Grape = untouchable

 
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