Greatest all time American actor

Discussion in 'Movie Stars' started by Jezmund, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. squawkers7

    squawkers7 radical rebel

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    From your list I like Tom Hanks & Denzel Washington but You forgot~

    Jack Nicholson
    Nicholas Cage
    Robin Williams
    Steven Segal
     
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    Mary

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    OH GOD squawkers listed steven seagal

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  3. sm0key42o8

    sm0key42o8 Senior Member

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    Pacino by far. GODFATHER anyone???
     
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    What do you think of Christian bale?

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  5. PSYCHEDELICA MAN

    PSYCHEDELICA MAN The psychman

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    brando! apocalypse now,on the waterfront,the godfather,a streetcar named desire,the wild one,.....
     
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    Edward Norton-he's amazing, completely blows me away. love him. his movies stay with me for days after, very touching.
     
  7. malcolmx88

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    on that list its a tie for me between deniro and brando.

    The author of the poll should be condemned for failing to recognize Daniel Day Lewis as a possible greatest actor ever. Although his film resume isnt as lengthy as Deniro or Brando, his acting skills are magnificent, and he is brilliant.

    To immerse oneself in the roles as he does is a rare things. My Left foot, Age of Innocence, The Unbearable lightness of being, the crucible, Ballad of Jack and Rose, Gangs of New York, etc.... Daniel Day lewis although not on this list should be recognized!
     
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    I've gotta go with Sean Penn... although there are a lot of amazing actors...
     
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  10. Maanling

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    Tom Hanks
     
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    Eh... Am I the only one aware of the fact that Mel Gibson is australian?
    And secondly, I'll say Jack Nicholson is the greatest american actor, closely followed by Johnny Depp.
     
  12. maryjanegirl_2005

    maryjanegirl_2005 Controlled Chaos

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    I put Robert De Niro but, i think Gregory Peck was a far better actor..
     
  13. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

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    I think that has already been discussed.
     
  14. The_Walrus

    The_Walrus Sgt. Pepper

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    I say Jimmy Stewart. He was very versatile. He could be the charming, sweet guy, he could be the young politician, he could be the nice guy turned insane, he could be a cowboy, etc.

    I love him.
     
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    johnny depp and leonardo decaprio (whats eating gilbert grape)
     
  16. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

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    What about Lon Chaney Sr.? He was the absolute master of disguise. The other supposedly versatile actors listed here don't hold a candle to Chaney's versatility! He could literally play any character. Easily the finest actor of the silent era, and, in my opinion, possibly the best ever, he was well known for enduring physical pain and going great lengths for his performances.

    There's a story about Chaney putting on his make up to play an old asian man (and Chaney wasn't asian, of course) and going out in public to test it out. His make up and acting was so good that even out in public no one could recognize this huge Hollywood star as anything other than an old asian man. Impressive.

    Also, had it not been for his early death, Chaney probably would have been very successful through the '30s and '40s. After all, Chaney was supposed to play Dracula in Tod Browning's 1931 version. However, due to Chaney's death, Boris Karloff, Chaney's student, took the role.

    And Denzel Washington? You've got to be kidding me! He plays the same damn character in every movie! :tongue:
     
  17. maddhatter

    maddhatter Senior Member

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    robert de niro, his best was taxi driver imo
     
  18. surrealist glow

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    al pacino , by far .

    but i would also mention :
    robert de niro
    john malkovich
    sean penn
    jack nicholson
    mickey rourke
     
  19. passittotheleft

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    I really think Anthony Hopkins should have been on there.
     
  20. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

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    Anthony Hopkins is not American, he is Welsh! Watch him in The Remains Of The Day.
     

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