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15 Actors Greatest Movies, Your Opinion

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

  1. Fyreball

    Fyreball Contributing Member

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    I think Good Fellas was DeNiro's, Pesci's, AND Liotta's best movie.
     
  2. plcmts17

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    1. Robert De Niro - Raging Bull/Ronin
    2. Tom Hanks - Splash
    3. Johnny Depp -
    4. Jack Nicholson - As Good As It Gets
    5. Sylvester Stallone -
    6. Morgan Freeman - Se7en
    7. Harrison Ford - Raiders Of The Lost Ark/The Fugitive
    8. Brad Pitt -
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - The Aviator
    10. Russell Crowe - LA Confidential
    11. Clint Eastwood - Absolute Power
    12. Jim Carrey -
    13. Bruce Willis - The Sixth Sense
    14. Kurt Russell - The Thing
    15. Kevin Costner - The Untouchables
    16. Kevin Spacey - LA Confidential
    17. Edward Norton - American History X
    18. Denzel Washington - Fallen
    19. Adam Sandler - The Wedding Singer (actually it's the only good movie he's done)
    20. Val Kilmer - Thunderheart
    21. Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon

    Why is there Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Jim Carrey yet no Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Richard Dreyfuss, Harvey Keitel, Gene Hackman, Daniel Day Lewis or William Hurt?

    So to add to a very incomplete list

    Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie/Midnight Cowboy
    Paul Newman - The Sting
    Robert Redford - All The President's Men
    Richard Dreyfuss - Moon Over Parador
    Harvey Keitel - Reservoir Dogs
    Gene Hackman - The Quick and The Dead
    Daniel Day-Lewis - Gangs Of New York
    William Hurt - Body Heat/Broadcast News
     
  3. pugsly8422

    pugsly8422 Contributing Member

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    Godsend
    Meet the Fockers
    Shark Tale
    Analyze That
    The Score
    Men of Honour
    Analyze This
    Great Expectations
    Cop Land
    The Fan
    Heat (I think I've seen this one, not 100% sure)
    The Deer Hunter

    Mostly newer ones, none of the legnedary ones like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Untouchables, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, A Bronx Tale or Casino. I knew I would take heat for this, that's why I made sure to mention that I haven't seen most of his "better" ones.

    Pugs
     
  4. Nero

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    1. Robert De Niro - Ronin - Maybe not as many people have seen this one.. and of course The Untouchables
    2. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump - Sorry, one of he greatest movies ever, and won an Oscar, so this is it for him
    3. Johnny Depp - Captain Jack Sparrow - Iconic. Made Depp the star he is. Nuff said.
    4. Jack Nicholson - As Good as it Gets - he actually became human here
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Meh. Demolition Man maybe? Snipes made it fun
    6. Morgan Freeman - shrug.. he just plays Morgan Freeman, which is fine, but nothing stands out
    7. Harrison Ford - You cannot separate the Holy Trinity of Indy, Han Solo, and Deckard
    8. Brad Pitt - Nothing stands out. Not my cup of tea I guess.
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - He has grown on me, I used to not like the guy. His most recent is also my favorite - Inception
    10. Russell Crowe - Yes, Gladiator, for sure
    11. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven is a great great movie, but I actually like In the Line of Fire better, as far as just a 'fun to watch' Eastwood movie
    12. Jim Carrey - How did he make this list? Truman though, no question
    13. Bruce Willis - 6th Sense, easy. But he has been a busy busy man.
    14. Kurt Russell - Big Trouble in Little China
    15. Kevin Costner - as much as people rag on Waterworld, it's still fun

    And the others left off this list, some mentioned below..

    How do you leave off:

    Tom Cruise - A Few Good Men .. just a great great movie
    Eddie Murphy - Arguably the biggest star of the 80's and into the 90's.. Trading Places is always the most fun to watch for me
    Kevin Spacey - As others have remembered. But for me, it is definitely The Ref .. so much so, it is an annual Christmas tradition at my house lol
    Robert Downey Jr - Can't leave him off. And among all the fun things he has done, the recent Sherlock Holmes is just so re-watchable, he is just magnificent fun in that role
    Richard Dreyfus - So many brilliant things, Jaws, Close Encounters, but I may actually have to say Krippendorf's Tribe.. that movie is a riot
    Dustin Hoffman - maybe I am just showing my age.. but you can't leave him out either The Graduate? Marathon Man? Kung Fu Panda? (lol)
    Al Pacino - Nobody did Satan better

    Soo many more.. Sam Jackson, Bill Murray, Liam Neeson, Ben Stiller, Tommy Lee Jones, Christian Bale, Jeff Bridges, Sean Connery, Will Smith, Jamie Fox, George Clooney, etc etc etc... lots of big-time guys out there, all of whom arguably could be on that top list.. ah well, fun to talk about
     
  5. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Sylvester Stallone - Cop Land
     
  6. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    1. Robert De Niro - Raging Bull
    2. Tom Hanks - Gump
    3. Johnny Depp - Donnie Brasco/Blow
    4. Jack Nicholson - The Shinning
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Rocky I (is this a question?) although I love Copland
    6. Morgan Freeman - Glory
    7. Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones I
    8. Brad Pitt - Fight Club
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - Catch Me if You Can/Blood Diamond
    10. Russell Crowe - Beautiful Mind
    11. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
    12. Jim Carrey - Truman Show/The Majestic
    13. Bruce Willis - Die Hard
    14. Kurt Russell - Big Trouble in Little China
    15. Kevin Costner - Bull Durham
     
  7. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    underrated performance, I didn't see your post when mentioning it. good movie also
     
  8. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    great death for spacey, I love this movie. spacey is so cool
     
  9. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Yep. I thought he was excellent in a very subdued role for him. I also enjoy this movie.
     
  10. imasonamagun

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    I took all of the Actors listed from this Thread. This is my Personal opinion and can be argued.


    1. Robert De Niro - Casino
    2. Tom Hanks - The 'Burbs / Apollo 13
    3. Johnny Depp - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    4. Jack Nicholson - The Shining
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Cliffhanger
    6. Morgan Freeman - DreamCatcher /Shawshank Redemption
    7. Harrison Ford - Air Force One
    8. Brad Pitt - Legends of the Fall
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - The Beach
    10. Russell Crowe - Gladiator
    11. Clint Eastwood - Gran Torino
    12. Jim Carrey - The Truman Show
    13. Bruce Willis - The Fifth Element
    14. Kurt Russell - Escape From L.A.
    15. Kevin Costner -WaterWorld
    16. Kevin Spacey - K-pax(J/K) Really liked him in Se7ev
    17. Edward Norton - Being John Malkovich
    18. Denzel Washington - Remember the Titans
    19. Adam Sandler - I'm gonna have to go with Billy Madison
    20. Val Kilmer - Tombstone
    21. Al Pacino - The Devils Advocate
    22. Will Smith - Independence Day / Enemy of the State
    23. Joe Pesci - Gone Fishin' (J/K) He was Awesome in Goodfellas
    24. Arnold Schwarzenegger -End of Days / Total Recall
    25. Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man
    26. Paul Newman - The Sting
    27. Robert Redford - Indecent Proposal
    28. Richard Dreyfuss - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    29. Harvey Keitel - Pulp Fiction
    30. Gene Hackman - The Royal Tenebaums
    31. Daniel Day-Lewis - Gangs of NewYork
    32. William Hurt - Dark City

    I'm going to add 3 to round this list out

    33. Woody Harrelson - Natural Born Killers
    34. Mel Gibson - The Patriot
    35. John Travolta - Face Off
     
  11. pugsly8422

    pugsly8422 Contributing Member

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    Michael Douglas - Falling Down (something about this movie I love)
    Matt Damon - Bourne Series

    Pugs
     
  12. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    I change freeman to Driving Mrs Daisy, Freeman does tend to be one dimensional, but he stepped out a little on this
     
  13. DFWRocket

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    Wow, I think a Lot of these folks are highly one-dimensional..but here it goes

    1. Robert De Niro - The Deer Hunter
    2. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
    3. Johnny Depp - Edward Scissorhands/Ed Wood
    4. Jack Nicholson - The Shining/One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
    5. Sylvester Stallone - Rocky
    6. Morgan Freeman - Shawshank Redemption
    7. Harrison Ford - American Graffiti
    8. Brad Pitt - Snatch
    9. Leonardo DiCaprio - The Aviator
    10. Russell Crowe - Cinderlla Man
    11. Clint Eastwood - The Outlaw Josey Wales
    12. Jim Carrey - The Truman Show
    13. Bruce Willis - The Sixth Sense
    14. Kurt Russell - Silkwood
    15. Kevin Costner - The Untouchables
     
  14. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

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    michael keaton - my life.
     
  15. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

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    Not to beat a dead horse, but....

    Good LORD, man! You need to go rent Taxi Driver like.....right now! That's like saying Hakeem's best game was that preseason game against the Clippers back in 1992.

    One role De Niro doesn't get a lot of mention for is This Boy's Life. Creepiest stepfather ever.
     
  16. tmoney1101

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    Great movie but I don't think it was keaton that stared in it.
     
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  17. Prince

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    I just think Kevin Spacey is a trying hard actor.
     
  18. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    He may not have stared in it, but he definitely starred in it.
     
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  19. Nero

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    It never fails. LOL
     
  20. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    LOL @ people giving the OP a hard time because of his favorites... :grin:

    "Got into it with my girlfriend" should have been a clue to let the man have his favorites, y'all...

    NERO: how could I have forgotten that guy... :eek:

    Eddie Murphy -
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    Coming to America
     

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