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Old 9th August 2012, 12:29 PM   #11
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Then there was a man who did his "acting" on paper. Tex Avery. The best of the best.
+1000. I still crack up every time I hear, "Kissed a cow."
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My next door neighbor is an assistant principal at North Dallas High, where Avery went (and the expression, "What's up, doc?" originated). I haven't seen it yet but she tells me there is a mini-museum there with lots of neat old memorabilia dedicated to him.

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Anthony Hopkins, or maybe Clint Eastwood in his later films like Unforgiven.
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Old 9th August 2012, 02:29 PM   #14
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The best actor is one that "becomes" the character to the point where you no longer see the actor, only this other person. Tom Cruise, and many other 'actors' portray themselves trying to be a character. The fellow who does the "Die Hard" series, is a good example, it's always him, not another person.

You may not even recognize who is doing this metamorphosis, because frequently they do not get the sort of star status they deserve.

Something to consider.

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I am not sure I even know what Sir Laurence looked like. He was THAT good. Little sleeper: Sluth. Larry and Michael.
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Old 9th August 2012, 04:20 PM   #16
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The best actor is one that "becomes" the character to the point where you no longer see the actor, only this other person. Tom Cruise, and many other 'actors' portray themselves trying to be a character. The fellow who does the "Die Hard" series, is a good example, it's always him, not another person.

You may not even recognize who is doing this metamorphosis, because frequently they do not get the sort of star status they deserve.

Something to consider.

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just what i wanted to say, bear. (but you said it better)

early sean penn comes to mind. daniel craig used to character acting brilliantly but not so much after he;s become an a-list alpha male.
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An antique wireless forum I frequent in the UK has an area for discussions about modern technology, but this is only accessible/visible to people who have posted in the other areas first. This keeps out the "My TV doesn't work, what should I do?" questions from the great masses. Maybe 'The Lounge' ought to have a similar lock on the door? There are other sites for people who only want to talk about books and actors.
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Another silly thread, but I should say I watched the other day Runaway Train and was impressed with John Voight's performance. An actor I was never impressed with before. It's not about actors it is about memorable performances.
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Ricardo Darín from Argentina is very good representing "porteño" (People in Buenos Aires, Argentina), and Olmedo from Rosario, is/was very good (comic) actors here in my 3rd world.

And from the USA, Moe, Larry, Curly and Shemp, but the original ones, not this last poor remake. At my 43´s they still make me laugh very much.
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I am not sure I even know what Sir Laurence looked like. He was THAT good. Little sleeper: Sluth. Larry and Michael.
Sleuth (1972) The two of them together, one of the finest acting jobs ever.

I would add Paul Scofield and Terence Stamp to my short list too.
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