5
   

Who are some of your favorite actors (male or female)?

 
 
Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 11:24 pm
1. There are actors from the past.
2. There are actors in the present.
3. There are dramatic actors
4. There are comedic actors
5. There are action adventure actors.
6. There are sci-fi and fantasy actors.
7. There are actors of different ethnicities.
8. There are younger actors.
9. There are older actors.
10. There are up and coming actors.
11. There are actors who have since passed away.
12. There are actors on television shows.
13. There are actors in the movies.

Who are some of your favorite actors (male or female)?
 
Sturgis
 
  2  
Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2019 12:06 am
@Real Music,
Bernadette Peters
Gene Hackman
Katharine Hepburn



Far too many to name.
Real Music
 
  1  
Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2019 08:19 pm
@Sturgis,
I've only seen reruns of some of the older movies from the 1950s and 1960s.

Sidney Poitier was probably one of my favorites from watching some of his older movies as reruns on television.

I've seen several of Poitier older movies as reruns.

I don't remember the names of his movies.

I do remember (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner).

There was another movie where Poitier was a carpenter or a builder who was just passing through. He ended up stopping at a church and ended up helping the nuns build or fix their church. I can't remember the details of the movie.

I have also been a fan of comedic actor Steve Martin.
Steve Martin had a special talent to make you laugh and have heartfelt emotional moments.

(Plains Trains & Automobiles) contained many funny moments and heartfelt emotional moments.

Steve Martin skillfully knew how to blend comedy and a touch of drama to many of his roles, His physical comedy was also quite special.
Especially in (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).



glitterbag
 
  2  
Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2019 09:54 pm
@Real Music,
Jack Lemmon
Walter Matthau
In Westerns I like Kevin Costner, Sam Elliott, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman,
Love Gene Hackman in everything
In Tombstone..hands down Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer (best Doc Holiday ever), Sam Elliott was also in that one and terrific

Christopher Walken
Steve Buscemi

more later and I'll include the actresses
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  2  
Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2019 10:18 pm
I love dozens of old time actors. So, I will just touch on a few.
Richard Boone
Henry Fonda
Wallace Beery
Jack Carradine
Glenn Ford
John Wayne
James Stewart
Charlton Heston
Edward G Robinson
Kirk Douglas
Gregory Peck
Humphrey Bogart
Marjory Maine
Jane Russell
Joan Crawford
Betty Davis
Katy Jurardo
Katharine Hepburn
Jane Darwell
PUNKEY
 
  1  
Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 06:21 am
@edgarblythe,
Most of those people weren’t “acting” but rather playing out their own personalities in roles that asked for that kind of genre.

Ever see John Wayne do comedy or song and dance, or be the villain? Christian Bake, on the other hand, even transformed his body to get into character.
edgarblythe
 
  2  
Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 07:27 am
@PUNKEY,
You define it your way; I will define it my way.
0 Replies
 
najmelliw
 
  3  
Reply Thu 15 Aug, 2019 11:46 pm
Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman immediately come to mind.
Sandra Bullock is also one of my favorites, because I find her charming
in almost all of her parts, and I applaud anybody with the balls to actually come collect their Razzi awards in person.
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Fri 16 Aug, 2019 07:26 am
@PUNKEY,
PUNKEY wrote:

Most of those people weren’t “acting” but rather playing out their own personalities in roles that asked for that kind of genre.

Ever see John Wayne do comedy or song and dance, or be the villain? Christian Bake, on the other hand, even transformed his body to get into character.


For the most part I don't see an improvement in today's acting onscreen, compared with the old contract actors. The most popular get as many jobs as they want and are not so different. In each generation, we have all levels of talent, where certain ones rise to the top.
0 Replies
 
Ragman
 
  2  
Reply Fri 16 Aug, 2019 07:31 pm
@Real Music,
Off the top of my head, I think highly of the following:

Past:
Rod Steiger
Burgess Meredith
Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall
Marlon Brando
George C. Scott
Katherine Hepburn
Spencer Tracy
Audrey Hepburn
Henry Fonda
Jack Lemon
Cary Grant
Clark Gable



Present:
Anthony Hopkins
Frances McDormand
Morgan Freeman
Christopher Walker
Gene Hackman
Tom Hanks
Meryl Streep
Harrison Ford
William H. Macy





Ragman
 
  2  
Reply Fri 16 Aug, 2019 07:51 pm
@Ragman,
Add Gene Hackman to both lists. I could add at least a dozen more but these are my favorites without looking online for reminding.
Ragman
 
  2  
Reply Fri 16 Aug, 2019 08:34 pm
@Ragman,
Ethnic actors

Dev Patel(Slumdod Millionaire) for starters
0 Replies
 
Ragman
 
  2  
Reply Sat 17 Aug, 2019 06:46 am
@Ragman,
Argh typo = Walken
Slumdog
0 Replies
 
Sturgis
 
  1  
Reply Sat 17 Aug, 2019 03:08 pm
@PUNKEY,
Quote:
ever see John Wayne do comedy..

Be sure to check out a rom-com, Without Reservations
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Sat 17 Aug, 2019 03:29 pm
John Wayne was always given run of the mill scripts by John Ford. Then Wayne was borrowed by another studio. I think the film was Red River. Ford was quoted as saying, "I didn't know the big son of a bitch could act." So he started giving him more complex roles after that.
0 Replies
 
glitterbag
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Aug, 2019 10:23 am
Rosalind Russell
Myrna Loy
William Powell
David Niven
Gregory Peck
0 Replies
 
Sturgis
 
  1  
Reply Wed 21 Aug, 2019 10:43 pm
I forgot Sissy Spacek
0 Replies
 
Ragman
 
  1  
Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2019 08:30 pm
@Ragman,
My list of current actors should include.so many more. That being said, Im including Bruce Dern because of his versatility and the intense and amazing acting he’s done,

Along with this, I’m including the female star of Misery, ... ohhh, ...got it:
Kathy Bates. Gawd, she’s great,

Oh and the old timers list should include Liz Taylor and Richard Burton too.
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2019 09:34 pm
@Ragman,
I love them both, rags.
glitterbag
 
  1  
Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2019 10:30 pm
@edgarblythe,
Some favorites of mine from American Horror Story (television series)
Sarah Paulson
Jessica Lange
Kathy Bates
Francis Conroy
Angela Bassett
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Who are some of your favorite actors (male or female)?
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 08/25/2019 at 07:28:15