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 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

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

Very much so.

Also, to ride on the back of the post immediately before this one, Javier Bardem in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Simply amazing. The Oscar was well-deserved.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 9:31 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

YES! dan & SBD!

Vincent Price in Theatre Of Blood. One of my all-time favorite performances, in a film that features a number of wonderful performances.
To this day I cannot believe that Diana Rigg fooled me the first time!
Coral Browne, Milo O'Shea, Harry Andrews...

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 11:48 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I posted this in another similar thread we had, but now I've found a clip to support it.

Viggo has been an acting hero of mine since I realized that, incredibly, Aragorn . . .



. . . was also Lalin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MGLdIYdCq0

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

SBD: Re: "Javier Bardem in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Simply amazing. The Oscar was well-deserved."

I agree that he was good, maybe even very good, but I simply hated the movie and was disgusted when it won that popularity contest they call the Oscars.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Michael K Williams - Omar Little from "The Wire"

Idris Elba - Stringer Bell from "The Wire"

Jeffery Wright - Dr. Narcisse from "Boardwalk Empire". best tv villain in a while

James Gandolfini/Edie Falco - "Whitecaps" episode of "Sopranos".

Lawrence Gilliard Jr - D'Angelo Barksdale from "The Wire"

J.K. Simmons - Vern Schillinger from "Oz". have a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that the same guy does the voice for the yellow M&M and Tenzin from "Korra". quite the range

Darrell Hammond - can't remember the character's name from "Damages"

Shailene Woodley - "The Descendants"

Steve Zahn - Davis McAlary from "Treme"

Andre Royo - Bubbles from "The Wire"

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Viggo has been an acting hero of mine since I realized that, incredibly, Aragorn . . .

Was also Lucifer!

http://youtu.be/tMmcCBEyEj0

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Was also Lucifer!


Seems like a pretty good singer too.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 1:19 AM   
 By:   Marlene   (Member)

Gary Oldman : Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

I always liked Oldman anyway, but I thought he really delivered in this tremendously under-stated role.


Yes, my mind exactly.

And... now this is awkward... Bette Davis in 'Pocketful of Miracles' and 'Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte'. She could do this wonderful and surprising mixture of dementedness and pain... she can always make my cry.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   mnrvason   (Member)

Strangely enough, the first role in which I absolutely marvelled at the actor's artistry (and the director's brilliance) belongs to (actor) Christian Bale and (director) Steven Spielberg. EMPIRE OF THE SUN was masterful in all aspects and watching Bale's transformation was simply awe-inspiring.

SheriffJoe

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

mnrvason: Re:Strangely enough, the first role in which I absolutely marvelled at the actor's artistry (and the director's brilliance) belongs to (actor) Christian Bale and (director) Steven Spielberg. EMPIRE OF THE SUN was masterful in all aspects and watching Bale's transformation was simply awe-inspiring.


And he was just 12 or 13 when they filmed it!!! Just love John Williams' music for that film.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Leonardo di Caprio - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump

Jamie Foxx - Ray

Soooo many others I can't think of right now

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Spencer Tracey INHERIT THE WIND
Charles Laughton HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Daniel Day Lewis MY LEFT FOOT
Marlon Brando VIVA ZAPATA!
Vittorio Gassman SCENT OF A WOMAN
Rod Steiger THE PAWNBROKER
Tom Hanks PUNCHLINE
James Stewart IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
George C Scott A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Gene Hackman SCARECROW

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 12:05 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Funny mentioning DiCaprio - I didn`t really take him that seriously until seeing him in Inception.

Btw, anyone know if Alec Guiness *did* embellish his lines in Star Wars, or could he simply not appreciate sci-fi quality when it passed under his nose (grin, yet honest query)?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I always considered Donald Pleasence a solid supporting actor, pigeon-holed by his appearance, but admittedly effective and sometimes touching (THE GREAT ESACAPE among a million other things).

That's until I saw his utterly AMAZING performance is Polanski's CUL-DE-SAC, in which he gives the complex role so many nuances that it's almost frightening in its authenticity. And it's probably my favourite Polanski film too, thanks in no small measure to Pleasence.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I always considered Donald Pleasence a solid supporting actor, pigeon-holed by his appearance, but admittedly effective and sometimes touching (THE GREAT ESACAPE among a million other things)..

splendid! Tea? And if you happen to spot a camera with a focal plain shutter, nab it for me!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

There are so many moments in movies that reveal the amazing abilities of certain actors.

I always thought Tom Hanks was a fine actor, but his performance in Philadelphia and Gump
made him rise to superb. In Gump, when he is told that the boy is his son and he tries to ask if
the boy is “ssttupid,” he demonstrates the depth of his abilities to inhabit a character.

I always thought of George Kennedy as an actor for villains, but his Oscar performance in Cool Hand Luke revealed new, intense layers.

I always liked Steve McQueen’s cool persona, but his fine acting chops were illustrated in The Sand Pebbles.

Meryl Streep could make the phone book interesting. Her acting in Sophie’s Choice showed her mastery.

Hugh Jackman as always been multi-talented. He can sing, act, dance, etc. However, he revealed
unbelievable depths as the tortured father in Prisoners.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

wink

thats ace, neo.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

On the "Best filmed adaptations of a book or play" site I got into a discussion about "The Lion In Winter" starring Peter O'Toole, and when I first saw that great film in 1968 I was startled by the actor's transformation -- he was unrecognizable from his roles in films like "Lawrence Of Arabia." Very earthy, very dominant, he was the heart of that great film and I'm still angry that he lost the Oscar in such a high profile popularity contest.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Quite tru (not Capote wink ), Ron II - twas, nay



Tis a TOWERING perf und he wuz well & royally robbed!!! mad

frown frown

 
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