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Favourite Actors
#1
Who are your favourite actors? What film (or TV) role of theirs is your favourite? Mine are, in alphabetical order:

  • Erick Avari (Kasuf from Stargate)
  • Bart the Bear (Bear from The Edge)
  • Laura Bertram ((purple) Trance Gemini from Andromeda)
  • Clancy Brown (Kurgan from Highlander)
  • Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven from Stranger Things)
  • Nicolas Cage (Red Miller from Mandy)
  • Bruce Campbell (Ashley J. Williams from the Evil Dead Trilogy)
  • Julie Christie (Clarisse from Fahrenheit 451)
  • Jeffrey Combs (Milton Dammers from The Frighteners)
  • Jennifer Connelly (Jennifer Corvino from Phenomena)
  • Tim Curry (Darkness from Legend)
  • Jaye Davidson (Ra from Stargate)
  • Mira Furlan (Delenn from Babylon 5)
  • Sarah Gadon (Grace Marks from Alias Grace)
  • Michael Ironside (couldn't begin to narrow this down)
  • James Earl Jones (Darth Vader from the Original Star Wars Duology)
  • Boris Karloff (John Gray from The Body Snatcher)
  • Heather Langenkamp (Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Mother from Mother!)
  • Christopher Lee (couldn't begin to narrow this down)
  • Tom McCamus (Mason Eckhart from Mutant X)
  • Richard Moll (Mestema from The Dungeonmaster)
  • Leonard Nimoy (Spock from Star Trek)
  • Peter O’Toole (Silas Ruthyn from The Dark Angel)
  • Vincent Price (couldn't begin to narrow this down)
  • John Saxon (Donald Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3)
  • Max von Sydow (Antonius Block from The Seventh Seal)
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#2
Willem Dafoe is a favorite of mine, with how expensive and unsettling he can be, along other factors. Of course my introduction to him was Spider-Man, though I also love him in Streets of Fire, and more recently, he's the best actor in Aquaman. 

I love Liam Neeson in Darkman and Phantom Menace, though I honestly haven't seen anything else with him. 

Michael B. Jordan is one of the only redeeming factors of the recent Fahrenheit 451 adaptation  Not to mention his role in the Creed films, I'm really enjoying his acting so far. 

Michael Shannon is another redeeming factor of Fahrenheit 451, and I can't think of a better actor for Beatty. He's pretty great in Shape of Water too. The only other film I've seen him in, Man of Steel, I personally don't like him as Zod. 

Chris Evans is hot, though while I love the 2005 Fantastic Four, I kinda can't stand Johnny Storm. But Chris Evans in Scott Pilgrim is pretty great. Oh, and that America guy, I guess that's cool too. 

But you can't have Lucas Lee without Jason Lee. Love him in My Name is Earl, love him in Skate 3, love him in We Bare Bears, and I probably haven't seen any of his best roles. 

From one Lee to another, Christopher Lee. Rasputin and Dooku. Enough said. Again, probably haven't seen his best roles. Rest in peace... 

I'm going to stop for now.
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#3
I'm going to put mine in a spoiler tag as it's pretty large.

Harrison Ford - I'm cheating on this one: Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Jack Ryan, Richard Kimble
Tom Hanks - Chuck Noland in Cast Away
Patrick Stewart - Jean Luc Picard in ST:TNG
Jimmy Stewart - Every single role he played, but I do love George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life
Gregory Peck - Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird
Cary Grant - Charade or Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest
Dick Van Dyke - Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
James Earl Jones - Mufasa in The Lion King
Sidney Poitier - Tommy Tyler in Edge of the City
Henry Fonda - Juror 8 in 12 Angry Men
Grace Kelly - Frances Stevens in To Catch a Thief or Lisa Carol Fremont in Rear Window
Sean Connery - Draco in DragonHeart
Tommy Lee Jones - Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive & US Marshalls or Agent K in Men In Black
Robert Redford - Jeremiah Johnson
John Wayne - Rooster Cogburn in True Grit & Rooster Cogburn
Peter Sellers - Grand Duchess Gloriana XII / Prime Minister Count Rupert of Mountjoy / Tully Bascombe in The Mouse That Roared
Edward G Robinson - I don't know that I have one role, I just think he was a fantastic actor
Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
Katharine Hepburn - Miss Eula Goodnight in Rooster Cogburn
Denzel Washington - Herman Boone in Remember the Titans
Brad Pitt - Rusty Ryan in Ocean's Eleven or Heinrich Harrer in Seven Years in Tibet
George Clooney - Danny Ocean in Ocean's Eleven or Everett in in O' Brother Where Art Thou
Robin Williams - Peter Pan(ning) in Hook or Jakob in Jakob the Liar
Leonard Nimoy - Spock - STII or STVI
Jeremy Brett - Sherlock Holmes
Maggie Smith - She's fantastic in every role she plays
Jean Arthur - Saunders in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington or Alice Sycamore in You Can't Take It with You
Ann Miller - Essie Carmichael in You Can't Take It with You
Helen Mirren - Victoria in Red
Thelma Ritter - Agatha Clegg in How the West was Won
Debbie Reynolds - Lilith Prescott in How the West was Won
Michael J. Fox - Marty McFly in Back to the Future
Jim Henson - Jen in The Dark Crystal
Frank Oz - Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back
Joseph Gordon Levitt - Arthur in Inception
Ian McKellen - Gandalf the Grey in The Fellowship of the Ring
Tom Cruise - Ethan Hunt
Tom Hardy - Eames in Inception
Sam Elliot - Captain Wood in I Will Fight No More Forever or Tell Sackett in The Sacketts
Brent Spiner - Data in ST:TNG
Charlton Heston - Juda Ben Hur in Ben Hur
Patricia Routledge - Hetty Wainthropp or Hyacinth in Keeping Up Appearances
Matthew McConaughey - Cooper in Interstellar
Heath Ledger - William in A Knight's Tale
Megan Follows - Anne of Avonlea
LaVar Burton - Geordi La Forge in ST:TNG or himself in Reading Rainbow Wink
Liam Neeson - Jean Valjean in Les Miserables
Morgan Freeman - I've never seen a bad performance, but I think my favorite is his portrayal of Azeem in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Andy Griffith - Ben Matlock in Matlock
Sterling Holloway - Winnie the Pooh
Paul Winchell - Tigger
Tony Shalhoub - Monk
Kevin Conroy - Bruce Wayne/Batman - B:TAS
Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker or The Joker in B:TAS
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#4
I completely forgot, one of my favorites is Edward Norton, because of Fight Club.
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#5
(01-20-2019, 01:59 AM)DigModiFicaTion Wrote: James Spader - Data in ST:TNG

Huh?
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#6
Ha!
Brent Spiner.... Rolleyes
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#7
I can understand the confusion. They both appeared in Roland Emmerich pictures, after all.  Wink
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#8
Some of my favorites, with links to my ranking lists...

Nicolas Cage (Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman, Adaptation)
John Cusack (Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything...
Johnny Depp (Edward D. Wood, Jr., Ed Wood)
John Goodman (Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Lancaster Dodd, The Master)
Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters)
Gary Oldman (Norman Stansfield, Leon: The Professional)
Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito, Goodfellas)
Joaquin Phoenix (Freddie Quell, The Master)
Tupac Shakur (Lucky, Poetic Justice)
Robin Williams (John Keating, Dead Poets Society)
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#9
I just realized I forgot to add Nic Cage to my list.

Damn me. Damn me all to hell.
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#10
I haven't seen any love here yet for some amazing British ladies: Cate Blanchet, Tilda Swinton, and Dame Judi Dench.  All phenomenal, and immediately class up anything they're in.

Hugo Weaving, Alan Tudyk, Oscar Isaac, and Peter Stormare are always amazing.  Tatiana Maslany, Lupita N'yongo, and Octavia Spencer can do anything, and I have recently become obsessed with Marion Cotillard. 

And it's always a joy to watch Ewan McGregor.
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