Favorite Actor(s)?

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  1. Sex Panther

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    So who are your favorites?

    Also, how would you rank (1-5/1-10) the best actors (or actresses) out there? I guess we could do all-time AND of this generation.
     
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    I'm shit with coming up with things like but Johnny Depp is my favorite actor. I just feel like he takes every role he gets and makes it the best part of the movie.
     
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    Edward Norton, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp.

    My top 3.
     
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    Gary Oldman
    Daniel Day Lewis
    Leonardo Dicaprio
    Edward Norton
    Peter Sarsgaard

    thats my favorites list. All time favorite list would take some thinking for me though.
     
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    Leo has always been a great actor. The thing is I've never seen him in a role that truly impressed me. He never seems to have an outstanding performance in a movie, but he's always quite solid.

    I <3 Gary Oldman.
     
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    Leo isn't exactly the greatest actor, but no one picks roles better than him. I don't think any of his films past The Man in the Iron Mask were bad.
     
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    All-time favorite actors:
    Daniel Day Lewis
    Jack Nicholson
    Toshiro Mifune
    Robert DeNiro
    Peter Sellers

    Current actors that I really like:
    Edward Norton
    Sean Penn
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman
    Forest Whitaker
    Jim Carrey - Particularly The Truman Show, Man on the moon, and Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind.

    Bale, Depp, Damon, and Dicaprio are all pretty good too.
     
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    I forgot about Whitaker, he steals scenes in just about every movie.

    I'm actually surprised you came up with an all time list fairly quickly O, I gotta think about mine. All I know is Peter O'Toole and Gene Kelly are in it.
     
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    Deniro, Nicholson, and Day-Lewis are set in stone as my favorite actors of all time. As for Sellers, one of my all-time favorite movies is Dr. Strangelove and Sellers gives a great performance as three different characters. And the reason for Mifune is, it was a toss up between him and Richard Burton, but I like Mifune's films more as the only one I really like from Burton is Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    That and I've thought about this question before.
     
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    Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro, come to mind immediately.

    Al Pacino, Bale, Leo, Norton, would be in a lower group. Also I don't think hes a great actor but if we're talking favorite people to see in the movies Vince Vaughn always has me rolling.
     
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    Brad Pitt has always intrigued me, but he's too inconsistent.
     
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    Same. Hes very good in support or co-starring but never really nails it as a lead man. IMO hes at his best when bringing to life some wacky characters: Lt. Aldo Rain, Tyler Durton, whatever his name was in Snatch, and his roles in Twelve Monkeys and True Romance. He was great with Clooney in Ocean's 11 too. Not that hes bad in leading roles with more normal characters but hes just kind of boring or non-descript (his character from Se7en and Benjamin Button come to mind).
     
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    Money about Pitt! He's a great co-star, but I don't think he's ever really nailed a starring role that well.

    My favorite current actors -- Bale, Depp, Norton, Washington, Russell Crowe

    All-time: De Niro, Denzel,
     
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    I like Johnny Depp, but lately he's been getting waaaaay too much credit for his work. He's become overrated, imo.

    And LOVE Russell Crowe.
     
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    That's a pretty spot on assessment. Even in the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford he was pegged as the lead but it was Casey Affleck who stole the show.
     
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    Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, Will Smith, Russel Crowe, and Benicio del Toro.
     
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    Remove Russel Crowe and put in Tom Hanks.
     
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    Fuck Tom Hanks. I can't stand the guy. The only thing I like him in is SPR.
     
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    Tom Hanks is a stud. SPR, Forrest Gump, Green Mile, Castaway, Road to Perdition, Catch me If You Can, Terminal. I haven't even seen any of his pre-Forrest Gump stuff but those are some of his most famous movies that put him on the map (Big, Philadelphia, etc)
     

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