DeNiro of course, Brando,Johnny Depp,Al Pacino, Denzel Washington , and even though he falls into the pretty boy category Brad Pitt is a pretty good actor.Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins round out my list
Christian Bale. Read about him doing the Machinist and then going straight to Batman Begins. He spends months at a time preparing for his roles, especially when he needs to lose or gain weight. Which is really the case in these two movies.
He was bone skinny for the Machinist and then bulked up big time for Batman Begins.
Others mentioned that I really like
Crowe Pitt Depp Spacey
There are plenty of actresses, but most of the time they aren't in the types of movies that I watch.
So many how can I pick.... I do TV --- Vincent D'onofrio is one of the greatest character actors --- he is leading as well. Kyra Segwick is great in everything I've seen her in. These are two of my personal favorites.
I used to love the early episodes of Criminal Intent, D'onofrio and the psych-thriller writers were a perfect fit. The only trouble with great series is they usually sell some of their substance to reach a larger crowd. I recently started watching a show called "Lie To Me."
The early episodes had a Holmesian brilliance, very sharp. Tim Roth, the protagonist, is also a very good actor. But like CI it started "dumbing down" in the continuing seasons. But the beginning episodes are still worth watching for Mystery/True Crime buffs.
James Spader, Viggo Mortensen, Kevin Costner, Michael Douglas, Robert Carlyle, Mickey Rourke, Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening, Susan Sarandon. I have high hopes for Robert Pattinson... with some big ifs. And I quite fancy Daniel Craig, Matt Damon, and Angelina Jolie in the right roles.
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