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Best Actor Ever Made

PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2000 11:53 pm
by dan-2
Max von Sydow, now that Marcello Mastroianni is gone.

Re: Best Actor Ever Made

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2000 5:42 pm
by sewsmile
Am looking for movies starring Louise de Funes. He was very funny and often played comedy police officers. Great voice and facial expressions.

Re: Best Actor Ever Made

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2000 1:12 am
by cinemasmooch
I have a thing for Australian actor Russel Crowe at the moment - a good balance of masculinity and sensitivity

Re: Best Actor Ever Made

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2000 8:15 pm
by cinemasmooch
From USA Today, July 11, '00: "The Men of Our Dreams - Women swoon over Hollywood's strong-but-selfless ideal male" (in part) -
Whether by folly or forethought, Hollywood is offering up a new slate of "mythical" male heroes these days. And women are eating it up with a spoon, complaining between helpings that contemporary men are falling short.
The new icon is often flawed, sometimes tortured, a confident and capable if reluctant fighter, battling whatever elements or evils keep him from a principled goal. Most important is his overriding selflessness - the key factor separating him from today's self-absorbed male minions, women say. By all accounts, this is not the Arnold Schwarzenegger "Hasta las vista, baby" brand of action tough guy. Nor is he the Tom Hanks variety of sensitive, nurturing male in vogue in recent years.
Rather, he is a diciplined, sometimes-terse man of character, with a keen sense if responsibility to country, family, a simpler way of life or some higher purpose for which personal sacrifice is dead certain. Mel Gibson's devoted dad-turned-combatant in "The Patriot" fills the bill, audience surveys suggest. Russell Crowe's self-sacrificing Roman general, Maximus, in "Gladiator" is directly on point. Samual L. Jackson's detective in "Shaft" works, as does George Clooney's fisherman in "The Perfect Storm."
It's the tough guy and nurturing male all rolled into one irrestible package, women say.

Re: Best Actor Ever Made

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2000 7:12 pm
by LF_CELINE
I'd say Chow Yun Fat. He can portray powerful emotions with just the simplest of gestures.

Re: Best Actor Ever Made

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2000 2:43 am
by BEK
Takeshi Kaneshiro. See Fallen Angels for proof.

Re: Best Actor Ever Made

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2000 5:37 am
by CClaudel
Best actor I ever made? Best actor Hollywood ever made? Best actor God ever made?
Let's get specific. And, hey, this is too long a list. Let's qualify it and make several lists...

Re: Best Actor Ever Made

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2000 2:28 am
by mjkeitges
Alain Delon, for one performance: "Le Samourai"

Re: Best Actor Ever Made

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 2:20 am
by wpqx
Well if you're talking actor, then you can't ignore Marlon Brando. Regardless of his sparse and disappointing work over the last twenty or so years, you can't deny his greatness prior to that. And he could count for those insisting it be foreign. His work in Last Tango in Paris is enough to earn him the greatest actor ever title, if you don't agree see the film again.