So, who are your favorite actors???

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So, who are your favorite actors???
Thu, 09-16-2004 - 1:04pm
Seen as we're all talking about movies and our chats tend to move toward the actors in the movies!! Who are your favorites AND they're favorite roles!!

Can't wait to hear all about it!!



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Thu, 09-16-2004 - 1:57pm
I already mentioned some of these:

Ralph Fiennes: The End of The Affair

Sam Neil: Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, or anything he is in

Johnny Depp: I loved him in Secret Window! So cute in his glasses and messy hair.

Gary Sinese: Forest Gump and anything else he is in

I used to like Harrison Ford a lot, loved him in Witness and The Fugitive, but I think he should retire now!

I'm sure I'll be thinking of many more!

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Thu, 09-16-2004 - 2:41pm
I still like Harrison Ford. I like the roles in which he plays an average guy who has unusual circumstances forced on him, like in 6 Days, 7 Nights, or the Indiana Jones movies, the most.

Sean Connery is another favorite. I loved his role of I. Jones' father. And I just love to listen to him talk! LOL!

Tom Hanks is one I almost always like. His roles are often varied, but he's always good (or almost always). Road to Perdition, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump and Castaway are just a few of the movies I've loved him in.

Will Smith is another actor I really like. I can't think of a movie I've seen of his that I didn't like. Or like his acting in. the Bad Boys movies, I, Robot, Independence Day and even his brief appearance in Jersey Girl, were all really well done.

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Thu, 09-16-2004 - 3:46pm
I tend to go for the older actors...

Colin Firth..."Pride and Prejudice" "Bridget Jones" "Girl With Pearl Earring" He is good as a comic or dramatic actor.

John Travolta....Like him better as a funny Character. My favorite is Michael. Don't like him as a bad guy, except in "Pulp Fiction"

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Thu, 09-16-2004 - 4:45pm
My favorites are Samuel L. Jackson, that many plays such diverse characters and I'm glued to the set EVERY time!! Of course a Time to Kill is my fav of his!!

Kevin Spacey: I adore Kevin Spacey!! I loved the shipping news, yet another dark fav, but my all time fav of his is the Usual Suspects. It took me forever to come down off that shocker!!

Denzil Washington: His most recent is my favorite, Man on Fire, watch it, its awesome!! I also loved him in John Q. Although I think he deserved the award for best actor, I really didn't like him playing the bad guy in the movie he played and won for, I'm drawing a blank, ugh!!

Russell Crowe: Not sure if I like him as a person, and I can't forgive him for doing that awful movie with Meg Ryan (ugh, love her just really didn't like the movie!!) He deserves ALL future acting awards for his protrayal in Gladiator!!

Viggo Mortensen, of course LOTR!!!!

Matthew McConahey (sp?), Judd Law, Ben Affleck, Johnny Deep, Orlando Bloom, and of course Brad Pitt are all darlings in my heart.

BUt my ALL TIME favorite actor is.........

George Clooney, no not for his movie acting career, but for being Dr. Doug Ross on ER!! Yes, I suck, lol ;)



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Thu, 09-16-2004 - 4:53pm
Oh yes, how could I forget Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt. I LOVE both of them. I love all the movies I've ever seen either of them in.

I also adored Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind.

And who couldn't love Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption, one of my all time favorite movies.

Now you've got us started we may not be able to stop!
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Thu, 09-16-2004 - 6:35pm
Yes, Denzel Washington is another I like a lot! He was really good in "Man on Fire"! And did you ever see "The Bone Collector"? I think that was him in that and it was really, really good!

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Thu, 09-16-2004 - 9:48pm
Well after thinking a bit, this is a hard question because there are so many actors that I like. I would have to say Edward Norton, he plays the bad guy so well, and is able to bring something different to every part he plays.


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Fri, 09-17-2004 - 9:52am

I love Colin Firth and Colin Farrell (The Recruit, Phone booth)

My all time favorite

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Fri, 09-17-2004 - 1:20pm
OMG I can't believe I forgot Colin Farrell, he is oh so sexy!!!!

Brad in LotF was amazing, I loved him in that movie!!!!

He AND George were amazingly gorgeous in Oceans 11, man the older they get the better they look ;) I can't wait for 12 to come out!!

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Fri, 09-17-2004 - 5:32pm
Colleen, you are so right about Edward Norton. I think he is an extremely talented actor. Two movies with him come to mind but I can't for the life of me think of the names of them right now. One was something X. The other OMG I can't remember but I can see him sitting there being interrogated for a crime he was arrested for. I am having mind blank but maybe you know what movies I am talking about. Anyway, I agree he is an awesome actor.