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15 Actors Greatest Movies, Your Opinion

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by pugsly8422, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. pugsly8422

    pugsly8422 Contributing Member

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    Got into it with my girlfriend on some of the best movies for specific actors. Obviously guys and girls usually have different views, especially she and I since I like action/horror and she likes drama/romance. Anyway, that got me thinking what people thought the best movies for some of the greatest actors are. While thinking of a list I came up with about 30 names, but obviously that's a few too many to list. Feel free to add to the list, I know I left off a lot of good names, and/or just answer a few.

    I made a blank list so you can copy and paste it if you want, then put my personal list below.

    Here's a link to a database of films, sorted by actor is you want to check it out.

    1. Robert De Niro -
    2. Tom Hanks -
    3. Johnny Depp -
    4. Jack Nicholson -
    5. Sylvester Stallone -
    6. Morgan Freeman -
    7. Harrison Ford -
    8. Brad Pitt -
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio -
    10. Russell Crowe -
    11. Clint Eastwood -
    12. Jim Carrey -
    13. Bruce Willis -
    14. Kurt Russell -
    15. Kevin Costner -

    1. Robert De Niro - Meet the Parents (sad I haven't seen Goodfells or Taxi Driver)
    2. Tom Hanks - Cast Away (I'm sure most will say Forrest Gump, but this list is your favorite, not everyone else's)
    3. Johnny Depp - From Hell (the original Pirates of the Caribbean is a close 2nd)
    4. Jack Nicholson - Batman (was a tossup...The Shining, As Good as it gets, and a few others)
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Rambo: First Blood (yeah, I pick that over Rocky)
    6. Morgan Freeman - Shawshank Redemption (I like a lot of his movies, but this may be my favorite movie of all time)
    7. Harrison Ford - The Fugitive (I can watch this any time, Indiana Jones is a close 2nd)
    8. Brad Pitt - Troy (nothing comes close, although I do like Fight Club)
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - Titanic (one of the all time greats, although I like a lot of his)
    10. Russell Crowe - Gladiator (no doubt in my mind)
    11. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven ("or I'll come back and kill all you sons a *******"....nuff said)
    12. Jim Carrey - Liar Liar (a very tough one, nothing stands out, but there are a ton of good ones)
    13. Bruce Willis - Die Hard (another one that has a ton of good ones, but I put this one just ahead of the rest)
    14. Kurt Russell - Tombstone (I think this is head and shoulders above the rest)
    15. Kevin Costner - Robin Hood (I don't know what it is about this movie, I just like it)

    I'll follow in SwoLy's footsteps:

    16. Kevin Spacey - The Negotiator
    17. Edward Norton - Fight Club
    18. Denzel Washington - Crimson Tide
    19. Adam Sandler - 50 First Dates
    20. Val Kilmer - Tombstone
    21. Al Pacino - Scarface
    22. Will Smith - Men in Black
    23. Joe Pesci - Home Alone
    24. Arnold Schwarzenegger - Terminator 2
    25. John Wayne - ehh, don't really know any of his movies
    26. Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man
    27. Paul Newman - Road to Perdition? (haven't seen many of his)
    28. Robert Redford - The Great Gatsby
    29. Richard Dreyfuss - Stand By Me
    30. Harvey Keitel - Red Dragon
    31. Gene Hackman - Unforgiven
    32. Daniel Day-Lewis - Gangs of New York
    33. William Hurt - The Village
    34. Tom Cruise - Top Gun
    35. Eddie Murphy - Beverly Hills Cop (Coming to America is a close 2nd)
    36. Rober Downey Jr. - US Marshals
    37. Samuel L. Jackson - Die Hard: With a Vengeance
    38. Bill Murray - Ghostbusters
    39. Liam Neeson - Schindler's List (Taken is a close 2nd)
    40. Ben Stiller - Dodgeball (Night at the Museum and Meet the Parents)
    41. Tommy Lee Jones - The Fugitive
    42. Christian Bale - Dark Knight
    43. Jeff Bridges - Seabiscuit (I think Arlington Road is underrated)
    44. Sean Connery - The Rock (sooooo many great ones)
    45. Jamie Foxx - Ray
    46. George Clooney - Ocean's Eleven
    47. Michael Douglas - Falling Down (something about this movie I love)
    48. Matt Damon - Bourne Series
    49. Woody Harrelson - Natural Born Killers
    50. Mel Gibson - The Patriot
    51. John Travolta - The Punisher (way too many great ones)
    52. Michael Keaton - Batman (also like Quicksand)

    Pugs
     
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    Kevin Spacey-
    Ed Norton-
     
  3. pugsly8422

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    Kevin Spacey - The Negotiator
    Ed Norton - Fight Club (although I really like Red Dragon)

    Pugs
     
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    Kevin Spacey - Usual Suspects

    Ed Norton - American History X (Fight Club was a close second)
     
  5. moestavern19

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    Kevin Spacey / Russell Crowe : LA Confidential.
     
  6. Ramathorn006

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    1. Robert De Niro - Meet the Parents
    2. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump (Close between Cast Away)
    3. Johnny Depp - Edward Scissorhands
    4. Jack Nicholson - Batman- The Joker
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Rocky series
    6. Morgan Freeman - Shawshank Redemption
    7. Denzel Washington - The Book of Eli
    8. Brad Pitt - Fight Club
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - Shutter Island
    10. Russell Crowe - Gladiator
    11. Clint Eastwood - Gran Torino
    12. Jim Carrey - Bruce Almighty
    13. Bruce Willis - The Sixth Sense
    14. Adam Sandler - Waterboy
    15. Will Smith - The Pursuit of Happiness

    I had to change a few actors lol.
     
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    1. Robert De Niro -Awakenings
    2. Tom Hanks - Big
    3. Johnny Depp - Edward Scissorhands
    4. Jack Nicholson - As Good As It Gets
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Rambo: First Blood
    6. Morgan Freeman - Shawshank Redemption
    7. Harrison Ford - The Fugitive
    8. Brad Pitt - Legends of the Fall
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - Blood Diamond
    10. Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind
    11. Clint Eastwood - Dirty Harry in The Dead Pool
    12. Jim Carrey - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective - When Nature Calls
    13. Bruce Willis - Die Hard
    14. Kurt Russell - Tombstone
    15. Kevin Costner - Dances With Wolves

    finalsbound:
    16.1 Kevin Spacey - 21
    16.2 Ed Norton - Primal Fear

    Ramathorn006:
    17.1 Denzel Washington - Philadelphia
    17.2 Adam Sandler - The Wedding Singer
    17.3 Will Smith - Seven Pounds
    :eek:

    VAL KILMER - Tombstone
    AL PACINO - Scent of a Woman
     
  8. SpiffyRifi

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    1. Robert De Niro - The Godfather: Part II
    2. Tom Hanks - Apollo 13
    3. Johnny Depp - Finding Neverland
    4. Jack Nicholson - The Shining/As Good as It Gets
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Rocky IV
    6. Morgan Freeman - Shawshank Redemption/The Dark Knight
    7. Harrison Ford - The Empire Strikes Back
    8. Brad Pitt - Fight Club
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - Inception
    10. Russell Crowe - LA Confidential/A Beautiful Mind
    11. Clint Eastwood - Gran Turino
    12. Jim Carrey - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    13. Bruce Willis - The Sixth Sense
    14. Kurt Russell - Big Trouble in Little China
    15. Kevin Costner - Field of Dreams
    16. Kevin Spacey - Seven
    17. Ed Norton - American History X
     
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    deniro for meet the parents? really?
     
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    god, no doubt. makes me sad.
     
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    1. Robert De Niro - Godfather Pt 2
    2. Tom Hanks - Castaway
    3. Johnny Depp - Secret Window
    4. Jack Nicholson - A Few Good Men or Mars Attacks (I know lol)
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Rocky
    6. Morgan Freeman - Lean on Me
    7. Harrison Ford - The Fugitive
    8. Brad Pitt - Inglourious Basterds
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - Inception
    10. Russell Crowe - Gladiator
    11. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
    12. Jim Carrey - The Mask
    13. Bruce Willis - The 5th Element
    14. Kurt Russell - Tough: 3000 Miles to Graceland/Miracle/Stargate/Tombstone
    15. Kevin Costner - 3000 Miles to Graceland or Wyatt Earp
     
  12. pugsly8422

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    That's why I made sure to point out I haven't seen some of his "better" movies.

    Pugs
     
  13. SpiffyRifi

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    18. Denzel Washington - Glory
    19. Adam Sandler - The Wedding Singer
    20. Will Smith - Bad Boys
    21. Val Kilmer - Top Gun
    22. Al Pacino - The Godfather

    Joe Pesci - My Cousin Vinny
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Terminator 2: Judgment Day
     
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    That's what I thought. That almost deserves one of those LOLWUT images. Not a bad movie but far from any actors greatest performance in that one.

    Most of mine have been said, so instead of going through the whole list, I'll add "The Score" for Edward Norton. It's a three way tie with Fight Club and American History Ex for me. I've always felt like The Score was an underrated movie.
     
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    1. Robert De Niro - Raging Bull
    2. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
    3. Johnny Depp - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    4. Jack Nicholson - The Shining
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Rocky
    6. Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption
    7. Harrison Ford - Star Wars
    8. Brad Pitt - Kalifornia
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
    10. Russell Crowe - Gladiator
    11. Clint Eastwood - Outlaw Josey Wales
    12. Jim Carrey - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    13. Bruce Willis - Die Hard
    14. Kurt Russell - Escape from New York
    15. Kevin Costner - Dances with Wolves
     
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    1. Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver
    2. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
    4. Jack Nicholson - Cuckoo's Nest
    6. Morgan Freeman - Shawshank
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - Titanic
    12. Jim Carrey - Truman Show/ Eternal Sunshine
    13. Bruce Willis - Unbreakable
     
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    1. Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver
    2. Tom Hanks - Cast Away
    3. Johnny Depp - Finding Neverland
    4. Jack Nicholson - Chinatown
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Rocky
    6. Morgan Freeman - Se7en
    7. Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones
    8. Brad Pitt - 12 Monkeys
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed
    10. Russell Crowe - Gladiator
    11. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
    12. Jim Carrey - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    13. Bruce Willis - 12 Monkeys
    14. Kurt Russell - The Thing
    15. Kevin Costner - honestly, can't say I've enjoyed anything he's done.....
     
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    John Wayne - The Searchers
     
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    what De Niro movies aside from Meet the parents have you seen?
     
  20. The Real Shady

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    Saying De NIro's best work is Meet the Parents is blasphemy.

    1. Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver, Godfather, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Raging Bull
    2. Tom Hanks - Gump
    3. Johnny Depp - Donnie Brasco
    4. Jack Nicholson -
    5. Sylvester Stallone -
    6. Morgan Freeman - Shawshank Redemption
    7. Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones I
    8. Brad Pitt - Fight Club
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - The Aviator
    10. Russell Crowe - Beautiful Mind
    11. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
    12. Jim Carrey - Nothing
    13. Bruce Willis - Die Hard
    14. Kurt Russell - Big Trouble in Little China
    15. Kevin Costner - Bull Durham
     

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