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Jack Lemmon..And Other Stars Who Could Do It All

 
 
Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 08:43 pm
We somehow got started talking (over on the quotes thread) about the amazing talent and career of Jack Lemmon.

He had a career in films that spanned several decades and delivered one memorable performance -- in one memorable film -- after another.

Everything from searing drama (Days of Wine and Roses), poignant comedy/drama (The Apartment) and hilarious comedy (Some Like It Hot, The Odd Couple).

What Jack Lemmon films and performances are your favorites?

In fact, are there any other actors -- or actresses -- whom you think could do it all? Drama, Comedy, and everything in between?

I'd have to say Jason Robards was one. He could make you laugh (A Thousand Clowns) or make you depressed (Long Day's Journey Into Night).

Any others?
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 09:01 pm
Dustin Hoffman
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 09:06 pm
Rip Torn believe it or not..not a leading man but an amazing body of work.

Karl Malden comes to mind.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 09:09 pm
Tom Hanks.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 09:10 pm
Oh, and "Out of Towners" is probably my fav off-hand.
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 09:30 pm
Gene Hackman.

I loved Jack Lemmon as C.C. Baxter in "The Apartment." It's one of my favorite films and favorite performances. He owned that character from beginning to end.
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 09:32 pm
Jimmy Stewart

You guys have really zoned in on it. Great answers.

<formulating a weekend film festival>
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 09:49 pm
Even with a few recent not-so-great movies, I think Kevin Spacey is building what will end up being a memorable career. I still believe he has the most startlingly poignant death scene when he is shot in "LA Confidential" I've ever seen. The whole revelation flashes across his face as he takes his final breaths on Earth.
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 09:57 pm
Yeh, Spacey. Garden of Good and Evil and "The Shipping News" .
Sean Connery.
Hunt for Red October
The Medicine Man
Name of the Rose

My fav Dustin Hoffman movie is
Little Big Man
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 10:02 pm
Henry Fonda in his best days.

I watched him in The Ox-Bow Incident Saturday.
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Stray Cat
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 11:09 pm
How about James Cagney? From gangster films to tap dancing musicals...always thought he was one of the greats!
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 11:13 pm
Loved Little Big Man. Tootsie. I Heart Huckabees.

Wait. They're all comedies. I know he did All the President's Men--but what really good dramatic movies did he do...? (Blocking)
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Stray Cat
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2005 11:21 pm
Kramer vs. Kramer.....Rain Man....
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 12:13 am
There are so many. Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman immediately come to mind.
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 07:15 am
I don't remember any comedies for Mr. Fonda. Or Steve McQueen.

Cary Grant could do it all.

I loved Jimmy Stewart with Maureen O'Hara in "Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation." He was a hoot! With just his face, he could tell a story.

How about female actors who could do it all? Doris Day. Natalie Wood.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 07:59 am
My favorite Jack Lemmon movie is "Save the Tiger".

What a great movie.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 08:07 am
eoe wrote:
How about female actors who could do it all? Doris Day. Natalie Wood.


Bette Midler.
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Stray Cat
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 06:23 pm
I'd have to say my favorite Jack Lemmon movie was The Odd Couple. Such great comedy with him and Walter Mathau. So many great scenes. Especially when they entertained the Pidgeon sisters.

As far as an actress who could do it all -- Katherine Hepburn. She did several comedies with Spencer Tracy, and many great dramatic performances (Long Day's Journey Into Night, Lion in Winter, etc.)
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Stray Cat
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 06:23 pm
Sorry!
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Stray Cat
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 06:23 pm
Sorry, double post!
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