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Old 20-03-2013, 16:21
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Whilst Googling something I came across this:
http://www.imdb.com/list/eiEikL2ztXU/
Now I don't claim to be any kind of expert and I love Bruce Willis but he's there along with - Raquel Welch, Jennifer Anniston, Edie Falco (who I've only seen in Nurse Jackie!), Tim Allen. In fact most of them on the list shouldn't be there!

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Old 20-03-2013, 19:00
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My favourite actor would probably be Jack Lemmon who was brilliant in everything he did. I love lots of comedy actors particularly the Carry On team, Laurel and Hardy etc, but I think Jack Lemmon was someone who could do anything.


Again with actresses I love Hattie Jacques, Edie Adams etc but I think two great actresses were Margaret Lockwood and Googie Withers. Probably no-one else will agree with these
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:03
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Whilst Googling something I came across this:
http://www.imdb.com/list/eiEikL2ztXU/
Now I don't claim to be any kind of expert and I love Bruce Willis but he's there along with - Raquel Welch, Jennifer Anniston, Edie Falco (who I've only seen in Nurse Jackie!), Tim Allen. In fact most of them on the list shouldn't be there!
They are just personal lists aren't they?

If you like The Sopranos and Friends then more than likely the actors may appear in a list.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:32
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Peter O'Toole is certainly an actor who is in contention. He's among the pantheon of the greats.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:54
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Daniel Day Lewis
Meryl Streep

Oh... I thought you were asking the question.
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:00
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My favourite actor would probably be Jack Lemmon who was brilliant in everything he did. I love lots of comedy actors particularly the Carry On team, Laurel and Hardy etc, but I think Jack Lemmon was someone who could do anything.


Again with actresses I love Hattie Jacques, Edie Adams etc but I think two great actresses were Margaret Lockwood and Googie Withers. Probably no-one else will agree with these
Good call. Re Jack Lemmon. Walter Matteau was brilliant also. Those two in the odd couple was just

I agree with the Carry on team. Great comedy actors/actresses.

I've always thought that Leonard Rossiter and Frances de la tour were excellent together in Rising Damp. Rigs by and Miss Jones.
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:24
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Good call. Re Jack Lemmon. Walter Matteau was brilliant also. Those two in the odd couple was just

I agree with the Carry on team. Great comedy actors/actresses.

I've always thought that Leonard Rossiter and Frances de la tour were excellent together in Rising Damp. Rigs by and Miss Jones.
We are all out of cornflakes FU

Yes I think a lot of people underrate the Carry On team they were brilliant at what they did.


Agree with Leonard Rossiter and Frances de la tour as well. Come to think of it there are hundreds of actors and actresses I think are great Ronnie Barker, Terry-Thomas, June Whitfield, Peter Falk, Harry Andrews, Michael Ripper etc.
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:48
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We are all out of cornflakes FU

Yes I think a lot of people underrate the Carry On team they were brilliant at what they did.


Agree with Leonard Rossiter and Frances de la tour as well. Come to think of it there are hundreds of actors and actresses I think are great Ronnie Barker, Terry-Thomas, June Whitfield, Peter Falk, Harry Andrews, Michael Ripper etc.
Yes Terry Thomas with his gappy teeth. He was in a film with Jack Lemon in How to murder your wife. Sounds bad but a really funny film. As was Its a mad mad mad mad world. Another great movie. Oops going off thread there.
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:54
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Yes Terry Thomas with his gappy teeth. He was in a film with Jack Lemon in How to murder your wife. Sounds bad but a really funny film. As was Its a mad mad mad mad world. Another great movie. Oops going off thread there.
Yes I've got both of them, brilliant films . Also he's in Too many Crooks, great film.
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Old 20-03-2013, 22:46
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Of all time that's a tricky one - some good ones anyway:

Meryl Streep
Bette Davis
Anne Hathaway will be a contender I think.

Heath Ledger - most of his stuff - the Joker in the Dark Knight was disturbing.
Jack Nicholson
Laurence Olivier - too wooden and too many false noses!

At home - David Jason, Paul Whitehouse.
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Old 20-03-2013, 23:26
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Top actors for various occasions (drama and comedy)

Orson Welles
James Stewart
Peter O'Toole
Faye Dunaway
Walter Matthew
Robert Shaw
Cary Grant
Paul Newman

I find modern actors tend to disappoint - they tend to be either of the "fussy" 'what's my motivation for this character?' types or bland clothes horses trading on an easy smile. Hardly a true movie star left in the business.

There is a subset of "character actors" like Thelma Ritter and Harry Dean Stanton but that's too long list.
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Old 21-03-2013, 08:55
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Old 21-03-2013, 09:27
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Spencer Tracey , Edward G Robinson and James Cagney all three could play serious dramatic roles but were also versatile enough to play comic roles Cagney was also a very good dancer
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Old 21-03-2013, 15:49
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If we're talking critical acclaim, I think Katherine Hepburn would be in the top 5.
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Old 21-03-2013, 16:00
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Tom hanks
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Old 21-03-2013, 16:43
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Eli Wallach the man is a living legend.
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Old 21-03-2013, 18:20
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They are just personal lists aren't they?

If you like The Sopranos and Friends then more than likely the actors may appear in a list.
Oh, you're right, thanks for that. Doh! I hadn't realised they were just 'somebody's' greatest IYKWIM


I don't know if you'd class him as great, depends how you define 'great' but I love Timothy Spall, he really is very versatile. I loved his Fagin in a TV adaptation of Oliver Twist some years ago.
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Old 21-03-2013, 18:43
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Robert Mitchum. Committed the cardinal sin of making it look easy.
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Old 23-03-2013, 22:44
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Doris Day
James Stewart
Cary Grant
Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall
Sigourney Weaver
Fred Astaire
Ginger Rodgers

I haven't heard of some of the people on that list.
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Old 24-03-2013, 01:02
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Robert De Niro
Al Pacino
Jack Lemmon
Spencer Tracy
Diane Keaton
Bette Davis
Katherine Hepburn.
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Old 24-03-2013, 04:48
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Jean Harlow
Elizabeth Taylor
Lauren Bacall
Lana Turner
Barbara Stanwyck
Joan Fontaine
Bette Davis

The only current actress I really rate is Meryl Streep.

Paul Newman
James Stewart
Jack Lemon
Rock Hudson
Broderick Crawford
Marlon Brando
Robert de Niro
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Old 24-03-2013, 11:56
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Doris Day
James Stewart
Cary Grant
Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall
Sigourney Weaver
Fred Astaire
Ginger Rodgers

I haven't heard of some of the people on that list.
Google is your friend.
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:21
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Spencer Tracy
Gene Hackman
Bette Davis
Katherine Hepburn
Robert DeNiro
Al Pacino
Jack Lemmon
George C Scott
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:40
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Google is your friend.
Oh yeah, forgot about google
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Old 21-06-2013, 23:50
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Joan Crawford.
Bette Davis.
Barbara Stanwyck.
Olivia De Havilland.
Joan Fontaine.
Gene Tierney.
Marilyn Monroe.
Faye Dunaway.
Elizabeth Taylor.
Meryl Streep.
Nicole Kidman.
Julia Roberts.
Tilda Swinton.
Sharon Stone.
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