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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 10:20 PM   
 By:   Paul Ettinger   (Member)

Rod Steiger - NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY. And a fine action score from Stanley Myers .

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 10:29 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Rod Steiger was great in most of his roles -- remember "The Pawnbroker"? Or Mr. Joyboy in "The Loved One"!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 12:56 AM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Ron, you asked me, "Remember him as Hayley Mill's father (and Maureen O'Hara's ex-husband) in Disney's "Parent Trap"?"

Ohmygoodness, that had to be the very first time I ever saw Brian Keith! I was only eight or nine years old when mom & dad took me to see that one. Not many years later, he was in the TV sitcom "Family Affair". I probably didn't realize the man could really ACT until I saw The Wind And The Lion!

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Bill Paxton as Dale "Hurricane" Dixon in One False Move (1992)

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Though I've been a David Warner fan for as long as I can remember, I was blown away by the fact that an actor who's been pidgeonholed into playing men of POWER and STOIC LEADERSHIP and VILLAINY... could express such angst and sadness in what is a totally thankless production for television.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

James Stewart - (Possible favourite: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE).

Though Its A Wonderful Life would probably get my vote for his best acting performance (and it was Stewart's own favorite film), I'd mention his role in The Naked Spur in the same breath. The man played a real sonuvabitch in that film.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Most astute general assessment thar, Le, and it only anchors the specific evidence that, far more than his equally illustrious peers, Mr. Stewart's career is chockful of complex characters



that were truly fascinatingly 'flawed' HUMAN beings rather than being idealistic icons.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Most astute general assessment thar, Le, and it only anchors the specific evidence that, far more than his equally illustrious peers, Mr. Stewart's career is chockful of complex characters

FSM's own Sarge pointed me in the direction of this little Western (Firecreek) last year or the year before. Its a nice little production, if nothing particularly special - but it has a great speech in it by the lead actor.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Christopher: Re: "Ohmygoodness, that had to be the very first time I ever saw Brian Keith! I was only eight or nine years old when mom & dad took me to see that one. Not many years later, he was in the TV sitcom "Family Affair". I probably didn't realize the man could really ACT until I saw The Wind And The Lion!"

Which made his suicide such a shock and disappointment. But I'm glad he's remembered fondly by some of us.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

oops ... let's try it again, shall oui ...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



And don't forget to remember Der Great Scot (positively notorious for not suffering nitwits passively, professionally or otherwise) must've really enjoyed working with him because they appeared together again a few years later in the otherwise utterly underwhelming eek "Meteor" eek.


 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Mr. Yunioshi really made me appreciate Mickey Rooney's depth and versatility.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Tom Hanks in "Philadelphia" and Anne Bancroft in "The Miracle Worker" both startled me with the transcendence of their performances beyond mere acting. There are a few more that will come to mind as I think about this but these two rise to the top.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 4:01 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Angelina Jolie in The Good Shepherd, and then again even though in voice only for Beowulf. She has stage presence.

Patrick McGoohan in Columbo as the military academy commandant.

Ian McKellan in Apt Pupil. Wow.

Michael Shannon as Richard Kuklinski in The Iceman.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Al Pacino in Insomnia (late in the career, I know, but for some reason this character appealed to me most; tremendously natural & believable). I confess the music may have bouyed this to my mind.

Sam Neill in The Hunt For Red October.

Ed Harris in Enemy At The Gates.

Alec Guiness, Star Wars (unf**ked version). Again, utterly natural, and the dialogue was mythologically brilliant, in direct contrast to the actor`s own opinion about it (unless what we got was *after* Mr. Guiness had modified it?...).

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

And... Burt Lancaster in Seven Days In May, followed closely by the disturbing Executive Action.

SOrry to hog the boardspace.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Yeah, watchit, Loky - how dast thou?! smile

Nah, carry on, Matey - tis' enlightening - or, Betcha Can't Name Just One big grin Department. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Whist we never envisioned anyone ever actually usurping

as our all-tyme highest 007 brilliantly equal adversary,

Senor Bardem managed the impossible by now being tied with his illustrious predecessor easily
the cleverest CLASSIEST scene-stealing with substance entry since McQueen forever stole the
Magnificent spotlight from



From his terrific theatrical entrance - simply strolling with such arrogantly-assured seeming omnipotence
has rarely been so hypnotically-transfixing -



to all the delicious levels of sexual insinuation/unanchored affection/seething subliminal rageoholic revenge ...
it should've garnered (not James) a Best Supporting Actor nomination from the meyers (oops, Oscars wink )
at the very unforgettably bonded most ...!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THEATRE OF BLOOD-73- VINCENT PRICE, What diversity.

 
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