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 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I had some time to spare during my daily walk (usually reserved for work related calls) and I was wondering which actor was most present in the movies to which I own a soundtrack.

From the get go, I figured that it would be someone like Sean Connery, Michael Caine... etc., but then it dawned on me: The Godzilla Perfect Collection box sets (all six) and all the other Japanese soundtracks I own.

The answer? Why Kenji Sahara, of course.

And it was a close contest with directors as well, but Ishiro Honda prevailed over Stephen Spielberg.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Ostinato   (Member)

Oh God, now I'm dreading having to go through all of the scores I have, and spot every recurring actor among the respective films. LOL! I may get around to making a list, but that'll have to wait for a while I'm afraid. However, one recurring actor I can immediately think of is Toshiro Mifune.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Oh God, now I'm dreading having to go through all of the scores I have, and spot every recurring actor among the respective films. LOL! I may get around to making a list, but that'll have to wait for a while I'm afraid. However, one recurring actor I can immediately think of is Toshiro Mifune.

Hahaha! I can see the onset of a headache indeed. In my case, Toshiro Mifune is climbing up the list rapidly. smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   Ostinato   (Member)

Hahaha! I can see the onset of a headache indeed. In my case, Toshiro Mifune is climbing up the list rapidly. smile

I got a headache merely from the thought! Oh yeah, Kenji Sahara is another one for me.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

John Wayne. From Tiomkin's "The Alamo" and Steiner's "The Searchers" and Rozsa's "Green Berets" through all the many Bernstein western classics, and Victor Young's "The Quiet Man", Alfred Newman's "How the West Was Won", Goldsmith's "In Harm's Way"... to mention just a few examples of the great many. There's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", "The Barbarian and the Geisha", "Cast a Giant Shadow", "The War Wagon"... all of which I have on CD plus MANY more.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

John Wayne. From Tiomkin's "The Alamo" and Steiner's "The Searchers" and Rozsa's "Green Berets" through all the many Bernstein western classics, and Victor Young's "The Quiet Man", Alfred Newman's "How the West Was Won", Goldsmith's "In Harm's Way"... to mention just a few examples of the great many.

I'm missing several of the western classics, but that gap will close over the next few years. One of the advantages of having the kind of middling, uniform kind of scoring we're getting these days is that there will be no shortages of music from the last eight decades to go through, not to mention the innumerable scores from foreign films.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Easy. Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 6:35 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)


I'm missing several of the western classics, but that gap will close over the next few years. One of the advantages of having the kind of middling, uniform kind of scoring g we're getting these days is that there will no shortages of music from the last eight decades to go through, not to mention the innumerable escort from foreign films.




Charlton Heston is associated with plenty of my favorite CDs... Ben-Hur, El Cid, The Omega Man, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The War Lord, The Ten Commandments, Will Penny, The Big Country, Touch of Evil, Major Dundee, Planet of the Apes etc etc.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)


I'm missing several of the western classics, but that gap will close over the next few years. One of the advantages of having the kind of middling, uniform kind of scoring g we're getting these days is that there will no shortages of music from the last eight decades to go through, not to mention the innumerable escort from foreign films.




Charlton Heston is associated with plenty of my favorite CDs... Ben-Hur, El Cid, The Omega Man, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The War Lord, The Ten Commandments, Will Penny, The Big Country, Touch of Evil, Major Dundee, Planet of the Apes etc etc.


Yes. I have the vast majority of those titles and they'll have to pry away The Omega Man away from my cold ... hands before I relinquish that CD, truly a godsend from FSM (no blasphemy intended).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Probably Sean Connery with scores by:

Barry
Goldsmith
Jarre
Morricone
Quincy
Legrand
Addison
Herrmann
Richard Rodney Bennett
Patrick Williams

but I don't own Connery scores by J. Williams and Horner

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

If I had to take an educated guess, I'd say probably Harrison Ford and Sean Connery are towards the top.

But I think the main cast from the original Star Trek takes the cake--several TV scores and all those movies.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Sean Connery
Roger Moore
Pierce Brosnan
William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
David Tenant
Kevin Costner
Robert Downey Jr.
Charlton Heston

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 9:48 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Daniel Radcliffe? (Harry Potter)

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Do William Shatner / Leonard Nimoy / DeForest Kelley work for all the Star Trek episodes or is that considered 1?

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Sean Connery
Roger Moore
Pierce Brosnan
William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
David Tenant
Kevin Costner
Robert Downey Jr.
Charleton Heston


Thanks for doing my homework for me. Wait, that Harrison Ford fellow probably gets pretty high up there.

And if I've got Downey I've probably got Evans and Hemsworth.

I seem to have a fair amount of Tom Cruise. Tom Hanks?

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Wayne, Eastwood, Bronson, Caine, Connery, Kirk Douglas, Gian Maria Volonte, Alain Delon, Lee van cleef, Toshira Mifune, Tomas Milian, Coburn, Marvin, Robert Ryan, McQueen, Bryner...

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 11:54 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)


Charleton Heston




Was that his imposter brother ? big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2021 - 12:57 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

I would say a lot of those mentioned too.
I would also add Christopher Lee. He would be high up. About 74 including individual tracks on those old hammer compilations.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2021 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I don't know, and I'm not sure how I would go about finding out. :-D
I would guess out of the blue Sean Connery, because he did lots of movies that had scores by favorite composers of mine, like John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, etc... but it's just a guess.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2021 - 3:10 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)



but I don't own Connery scores by J. Williams and Horner


Williams and Horner check out too in my "Connery" collection, there are sure lots of interesting scores for Connery movies. Obviously, there are not a lot of golden age composers like Miklós Rózsa etc. among the list.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2021 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Connery: 39
Ford:29
Caine :48
Heston 49
Cardinals :41

 
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