Best Actors?

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  1. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 13 years ago

    Who are or have been the best actors?

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Gary Sinese, Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Heath Ledger, Marlon Brando, more.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    Kevin Spacey

  3. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 13 years ago

    Some good ones there - I would also include Robert de Niro, Robin Williams, Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington.

  4. Eco_Ali profile image68
    Eco_Aliposted 13 years ago

    Hi, just pokin' my nose around and got're all mentioning just male actors...what about the great women??

    Meryl Streep, Susan Serandon, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Hepburn, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman...and so on...the gals work real hard too!!

    But thats cuz I'm assuming when you say "actors" you mean the generic gender.  I'm also thinking Russell Crowe (mmmmm!)

    1. richtwf profile image61
      richtwfposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely right - There are some great female actresses you've mentioned there and yes they do work just as hard as the boys!

      P.S. Russell Crowe - great actor. Also forgot Anthony Hopkins.

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 13 years ago

    Billy Bob Thorton

  6. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 13 years ago

    can someone please warm up UW?  That's cruel!

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      andycoolposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, Richard Gere, Johnny Depp, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins,  Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington

      and of course Winona Ryder to name a few!

  7. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 13 years ago

    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

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    BuzzNightsposted 13 years ago

    Leonardo DiCaprio

  9. Mikeydoes profile image45
    Mikeydoesposted 13 years ago

    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


    There are plenty of actresses, but most of the time they aren't in the types of movies that I watch.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Daniel Day Lewis

      1. Nick Malizia profile image60
        Nick Maliziaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely right! He's always great!

      2. Mikeydoes profile image45
        Mikeydoesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Omg, probably my favorite performance ever in There Will Be Blood.

        I knew I was forgetting someone, and that is who it was!

  10. Dee aka Nonna profile image61
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. Nick Malizia profile image60
      Nick Maliziaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  11. Wayne Orvisburg profile image63
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 13 years ago

    Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Micheal Caine, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Johnny Depp.

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    C.J. Wrightposted 13 years ago

    Jack Nicholson, Samuel L Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jole, Brad Pitt. All are great actors IMO

  13. Nick Malizia profile image60
    Nick Maliziaposted 13 years ago

    A lot of greats here (I'm a movie nut.) I saw a special on Biography channel about Morgan Freeman. Aside from being an amazing actor, he's lead a really interesting life.

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image63
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Never thought about what he did before movies. I'll have to check that out.

  14. know one profile image60
    know oneposted 13 years ago

    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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