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Best Actors of Our Life Time

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    Aboubakarposted 10 years ago

    I Have watched many movies but I have really come to appreciate the role played by the Indian Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachan in the movie entitled BLACK.  Oh...what a great piece of first class work it is? A full and complete review of the movie is posted on the East African Tribune, blog.eatribune.com, for those interested you can read.

  2. LatestDud profile image69
    LatestDudposted 10 years ago


  3. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    jeff bridges, morgan freeman and philip seymour hoffman

  4. blush48 profile image75
    blush48posted 10 years ago

    RUSSELL CROWE is by far the best actor.  He thoroughly researches and prepares for his roles, and really gets IN to the character he's playing.  He really caught my eye in "Gladiator" - "strength and honor."  He got his revenge on the man who killed his family.

    Opposite of "Gladiator" was "A Beautiful Mind" - portraying a brilliant mind as opposed to a brawny man.

    He's the BEST !


  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 10 years ago

    Kenneth Branagh

  6. Silent Assassin profile image52
    Silent Assassinposted 10 years ago

    Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Kevin Spacey, Gene Hackman, to name a few

  7. RavenRose profile image47
    RavenRoseposted 10 years ago

    Robert Downey Jr. Christian Bale,Forrest Whittaker,James McAvoy,Viggo Mortensen,Val Kilmer,Al Pacino,Johnny Depp

  8. JarrodHaze profile image76
    JarrodHazeposted 10 years ago

    I'm surprised no one's mentioned Daniel Day-Lewis?  I didn't really notice him until I saw Gangs of New York... his presence in that film is phenomenal.

  9. LatestDud profile image69
    LatestDudposted 10 years ago

    Johnny Depp is definitely a fantastic actor! In real life, he is quite a boring person I have heard... I guess you could say he's a blank canvas and that's what makes him so great in movies! I absolutely loved him in POTC!

    1. fierycj profile image74
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Johnny Depp boring? Well, that's just cos he's not always making news about stupid, phony stuff like other celebrities. He's the man.

  10. helenathegreat profile image84
    helenathegreatposted 10 years ago

    Are we only talking about actors, or actresses too?

    Meryl Streep and Robert Downey Jr are my votes for best female and male, respectively.

  11. Trsmd profile image59
    Trsmdposted 9 years ago

    My favourite Actor is VIJAYKANTH.. to know his full details..


  12. BeatsMe profile image66
    BeatsMeposted 9 years ago

    Any actor who can play his character well and without giving me goosebumps is a good actor. But my choice is Hugh Jackman.

  13. Shirley Anderson profile image74
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    There are so many, but I have to say that I do like Hugh Jackman....for more than one reason!  smile

  14. AaronIsOnaRoll profile image49
    AaronIsOnaRollposted 9 years ago

    Come now girls!  I think you girls have mistaken the title of this thread lol.  It's "best" not "hunkiest" actors of our time. wink  There is no way that Wolverine is a better actor than Russell Crowe. ;p

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image74
      Shirley Andersonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol....if they're hunky, they must be good.
      if they're not, who cares?

      more seriously, although I actually do like Hugh Jackman's acting, and Mel Gibson's before him *wink*, I think that Tom Hanks has become very accomplished in his craft. 

      I'm having trouble thinking of anyone else, except the likes of all the knighted actors and Peter O'Toole, Gary Grant, etc.  Not that I'm old enough to know who they are....my grandma told me.

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    Hugh Jackman was wonderful in The Boy from Oz, he is an outstanding actor smile

  16. AaronIsOnaRoll profile image49
    AaronIsOnaRollposted 9 years ago

    Touche` Shirley.  lol  And I didn't say that Wolverine is not a good actor.  I just said that he is not as good as good as Russell Crowe.  Jackman has shown that he is more than adequate on the stage and on screen.  I just don't think that he has the chops of Russell Crowe.  In my humble opinion the best actors of our time are Russell Crowe, Daniel Day-Lewis, Javier Bardem and Leonardo DiCaprio.  I know a lot of people don't like Leo but I have to give him credit, he is very good.  I also think that Tom Hanks is very good but I just don't think he has the carisma of the others I named. 

    Oh, and Shirley I would not dare dream of thinking that you were old enough to know anything about Carry Grant.  Carry Grant, that's what the government gives to college students to help them pay tuition right Shirley? wink

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image74
      Shirley Andersonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, hilarious, very smooth....and true, of course. 

      You know who I completely forgot??  George Clooney!!!  He's my sister and friend's idol, I'm always breaking up arguments as to who he belongs to.  But when discussing his talent, I have to say that between Oh Brother Where Art Thou and some of his more sophisticated roles, he seems to have a good range.

      Thx Aaron, for clarifying for the forum that my chicken still has some spring.

  17. Astralbex profile image50
    Astralbexposted 9 years ago

    I love those old black and white flicks.

    For me my childhood idol of UK actor Norman Wisdom.

  18. Mcaxl profile image51
    Mcaxlposted 9 years ago

    An actor that is consitently under the radar is Gary Oldman, he can disappear into any role or character.

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    EarlofOzposted 8 years ago

    I love the conversation so far, but can't help feeling like one really important name has been omitted. What about Roy Scheider? Brilliant in Jaws, versatility shown in All That Jazz. I mean, Blue Thunder? AMAZING! Just my two cents. Happy hubbing!

  20. Justin McMarshall profile image56
    Justin McMarshallposted 8 years ago

    Johnny Depp is one of the best actors of all time. He has played so many versatile roles and has revolutionized the art of acting. Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Pacino, Travolta, Nicholas Cage, and yes, Polly Shore, and Keanu Reeves.

  21. spiderpam profile image73
    spiderpamposted 8 years ago

    Clive Owen, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet, Gerald Bulter, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Tyler Perry, Rachel Wiese, Jim Cavizel, Mickey Rourke, Guy Pierce, Jennifer Carpenter, Dallas Bryce Howard, and Casey Affleck. smile

    1. RKHenry profile image78
      RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      and Ed Norton.

      1. spiderpam profile image73
        spiderpamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh Thank you I forgot He was amazing in The Painted veil. and two more Jeff Daniels and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I think I'm done wink

        1. RKHenry profile image78
          RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I loved that movie.  I thought he did a great job at playing the Hulk character. I'm a huge fan of his.

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            spiderpamposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  22. Research Analyst profile image82
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    My favorite would be denzel washington.

  23. Prince Moses profile image61
    Prince Mosesposted 8 years ago

    Charlton Heston