Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by Ra's al Ghul on Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:29 am

    ConorCelticFC wrote:
    BladeGunner wrote:There are plenty of very talented actors out there at the moment. I've already mentioned Daniel Day-Lewis and he's undoubtedly one of the greatest actors ever. If we're talking at around that age then there are others like Russell Crowe, Viggo Mortensen, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Javier Bardem who are all very accomplished. Younger than that and you've got the likes of Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender and Joaquin Phoenix but their careers are still very young so it's not exactly fair to compare them to greats like De Niro and Pacino.

    Aye but Brando was still Brando when he was young, know what I mean? Same with De Niro and Pacino. I think it's fair to say that Fassbender, Phoenix and Bale will never reach that level. Phoenix was brilliant in Walk The Line to be fair, very underrated.

    I'll agree with that.

    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by ConorCelticFC on Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:39 am

    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by Carlos Jenkinson on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:06 am

    Mark Strong and David Tennant I think are unsung heroes in reference to their theatre work and obvious acting.

    I think Marlon Brando was overrated during his early years, exceptional for the last 40 or so years but I don't think amongst the best. I'd personally say Daniel Day Lewis. I mean Brando made films like Streetcar and The Wild One but I wouldn't say the best ever
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by TheRangersFan on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:08 am

    ConorCelticFC wrote:In all seriousness, Dylan Moran or Jason Gann. There aren't really any Walkens or De Niros or Al Pacinos from this generation. The nearest one to that status is Bale for me.

    I don't know what else he's in, but Jason Gann is brilliant in Wilfred. Such a good show.
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    Post by Zzonked on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:09 am

    Fonseca wrote:Mark Strong and David Tennant I think are unsung heroes in reference to their theatre work and obvious acting.

    I think Marlon Brando was overrated during his early years, exceptional for the last 40 or so years but I don't think amongst the best. I'd personally say Daniel Day Lewis. I mean Brando made films like Streetcar and The Wild One but I wouldn't say the best ever

    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by ConorCelticFC on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:10 pm

    TheRangersFan wrote:
    ConorCelticFC wrote:In all seriousness, Dylan Moran or Jason Gann. There aren't really any Walkens or De Niros or Al Pacinos from this generation. The nearest one to that status is Bale for me.

    I don't know what else he's in, but Jason Gann is brilliant in Wilfred. Such a good show.

    Aye, I haven't seen him in anything else but he's so good in Wilfred.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by Jordi on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:55 pm

    Liam Neeson.. shifty
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:14 pm

    Chris wrote:
    If Jason Statham had took his role in most of those films, they would be much better. Although I will agree with you there are some great movies in that list, not because of DiCaprio though.. because of the script and great directing.

    Jason Statham will never be cast in any role other than a one-dimensional monotone tough guy role because that's the only role within his skill set. He has no chops outside of that. He has no range whatsoever. All you need to do a Statham role is muscles, a sharp chin and the ability to memorize lines (but even that isn't much of a necessity because the director can just remind you if you forget).




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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:15 pm

    BladeGunner wrote:
    kyro7 wrote:William Rufus Shafter for sure.

    Laughing

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    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees. Ralph Fiennes is a god. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. His performance in Schindler's List is probably my favourite performance of all time.

    Brilliant in The English Patient as well.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:47 pm

    English Patient spoiler:
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    Would have been a better movie if Jason Statham was in it. He could have carried Hana into town. Would've taken only about an hour. She never would have died.

    Or better yet, he would have just caught the airplane, set it down gently, snap Geoffrey's neck and then he and Hana live happily ever after.

    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by ConorCelticFC on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:53 pm

    menalawyerguy wrote:
    Chris wrote:
    If Jason Statham had took his role in most of those films, they would be much better. Although I will agree with you there are some great movies in that list, not because of DiCaprio though.. because of the script and great directing.

    Jason Statham will never be cast in any role other than a one-dimensional monotone tough guy role because that's the only role within his skill set. He has no chops outside of that. He has no range whatsoever. All you need to do a Statham role is muscles, a sharp chin and the ability to memorize lines (but even that isn't much of a necessity because the director can just remind you if you forget).



    Admittedly it's not much of a stretch but in Lock Stock he played a fast-talking cockney rather than his patented monosyllabic monotone tough guy.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:00 pm

    True. Bacon is pretty much the extreme end of Statham's range.

    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by ConorCelticFC on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:02 pm

    It would be hilarious to see him in something like Daniel Day Lewis' role from My Left Foot. Laughing
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:30 pm

    Imagine him as Daniel Plainview delivering the "I drink your milkshake" scene. Oh lordy

    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by ConorCelticFC on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:32 am

    Or as Heath Ledger's Joker. This is quite fun actually.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:52 am

    Jason Statham as Jules from Pulp Fiction.

    "English mother fucker, do you speak it?"
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by CollieBuddz on Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:25 am

    Jason Statham as the homo from Philadelphia.

    "I have aids"
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by dena on Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:37 am

    Jason Statham as Charles Kane

    "rosebud"

    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by Ra's al Ghul on Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:08 am

    Jason Statham as Randle McMurphy in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. He'd probably beat the shit out of everyone at the asylum and be out within a day.

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    Post by ConorCelticFC on Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:11 am

    Statham as Mrs. Doubtfire.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by CollieBuddz on Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:21 am

    ConorCelticFC wrote:Statham as Mrs. Doubtfire.

    He'll be doing kids films in a few years.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by ayvee1 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:49 am

    Jason Statham as Hans Landa.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:32 am

    Jason Statham as Nicky Santoro from from Casino

    "Listen here you Jew mother fucker you, you only exist out here because of me. Without me, you, personally, every fucking wise guy still around would take a piece of your JEW ASS!"
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:46 am

    Jason Statham as Abraham Lincoln.




    DDS da gawd...dude is a fucking chameleon.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by Guest on Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:21 am

    I love Daniel Day Lewis in "There Will Be Blood". He is amazing.

    Btw I like how people saw the poll then argued against it seriously. rofl
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:20 pm

    hmmm

    Pretty sure you were srs at first but after 4 pages of pummeling, you've resorted to the "I was just trollin ya" escape route.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by Guest on Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:25 pm

    menalawyerguy wrote:hmmm

    Pretty sure you were srs at first but after 4 pages of pummeling, you've resorted to the "I was just trollin ya" escape route.
    I can guarantee you he doesn't believe these are the best actors of our generation. lool
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by menalawyerguy on Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:37 pm

    kyro7 wrote:
    menalawyerguy wrote:hmmm

    Pretty sure you were srs at first but after 4 pages of pummeling, you've resorted to the "I was just trollin ya" escape route.
    I can guarantee you he doesn't believe these are the best actors of our generation. lool

    But if your guarantees were to come to fruition, then United would be in League 1 by now. Razz



    Srs though, I hope you're right. I like Chris. I want to maintain respect for him.
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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by Guest on Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:38 pm

    menalawyerguy wrote:
    kyro7 wrote:
    menalawyerguy wrote:hmmm

    Pretty sure you were srs at first but after 4 pages of pummeling, you've resorted to the "I was just trollin ya" escape route.
    I can guarantee you he doesn't believe these are the best actors of our generation. lool

    But if your guarantees were to come to fruition, then United would be in League 1 by now. Razz



    Srs though, I hope you're right. I like Chris. I want to maintain respect for him.
    I speak to him too often for this to be real life.

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    Re: Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

    Post by Sean on Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:39 pm

    Just go with him.

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