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11-27-2019 at 05:10 PM
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Favorite movie actors and movies

Since my posts seem to be getting a lot of hits lately, lets have a fun discussion about things other than games. Who do you consider to be the greatest actors/actresses of all time. Not guilty pleasure actors...that's obviously Stallone, Schwarzeneger, Willis, Seagal, Van Damme. I'm talking these guys can play anything and they steal the show.

In no particular order.

1. Gary Oldman - This guy has played so many different character types it's insane.

2. Leonardo Decaprio - Most everything he is in he fantastic.

3. Tom Hanks - Another all around actor.

4. Matt Damon - Another guy who just crushes his roles.

5. Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood pretty much sums up how awesome this guy is.

Honorable mentions - Robin Williams really was a fantastic character actor. The Bird Cage, Mrs Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society. He wasn't just a funny guy, he could really bring out a character.

Good but not great actors IMO. De Niro is awesome, but is usually the same type of guy. He just does it really well. Same with Pacino. Danny Devito is great. Joe Pesci, awesome intimidator and funny man. Sam Rockwell in Moon. Kurt mother fucking Russell is the man. Some horrible movies but some damn good ones.

Best Movies of all time.

1. Back to the Future - Funny, 95% historically accurate, best time travel movie.

2. The Departed - Frickin awesome.

3. Tarantino movies - Yep, I'm cheating. They are all great except Death Proof. Didn't care for it.

4. Forest Gump - Another Robert Zemeckis movie that just has it all

5. Terminator 2: Judgement Day - This movie was pretty damn advanced for it's time and just awesome.

6. Major League - I'm a sports guy and this is hands down the greatest sports movie of all time (There are others like Tin Cup, Rudy, Rocky, The Longest Yard (Burt Reynolds version), The Natural, Field of Dreams but this one just does it for everyone it seems.

Honorable mentions - Almost all movies. They all have their place with me. I've watched at least a thousand movies in my lifetime. I will say there was one movie that caught me completely off guard and that was St. Vincent with Bill Murray. Holy **** people, watch this movie. It's kind of crude, heartbreaking, then heart warming, and I'll be honest I shed a few tears by the end. It was so well done and Bill Murray seemed to actually act in it. Watch it.

Okay, what you people got?

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  1. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Too sick to go full-on, but you mentioned possibly my favorite movie-

    If you don't at least get a little close to shedding a tear, more than once, when watching Field of Dreams, even if you already know the movie by heart, something is wrong with you.


    I like Ernie Hudson pretty good. Lawrence Fishburn is always great.

  2. Snowflake's Avatar

    bruce campbell, and whatever the name of the guy is who plays putty on seinfeld/evil johnny johnson newsradio, joe family guy

    back to the future, better of dead, not another teen movie, army of darkness, and clueless are top picks for me

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  3. datagod's Avatar

    Boy, that is a tough one. Hard to separate the bias of guilty pleasure from truly great acting.

    - Joaquin Phoenix

    - Russel Crowe

    - Orson Welles (especially his outtakes)

  4. RTM's Avatar

    Favourite Actors (in no particular order)
    Clint Eastwood
    James Cagney
    Charleton Heston
    Al Pacino
    Tom Hanks

    Favourite Films (US domestic)
    The Shining (1980)
    T2: Judgment Day (1992)
    Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
    Commando (1985)
    The Quiet Man (1952)

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  5. datagod's Avatar

    I have to say the movie that changed my life the most would have to be -- beyond question -- The King of Kong!

    I am here on this site as a result of watching that movie. I met and friended over half the people in the movie. My family vacations have centered around funspot for the past 9 years. I became well known in a community for my photography contributions. I had my photos published in Guinness and several large circulation magazines. I have my photos on trading cards, websites, even some of them taped on various ceilings (lots of Billy groupies out there).

    I made some of the best friends I have ever had in my life in this community. I travelled to 15 or more events all across America. I had wild adventures and wild drama wars. Friends, enemies, and a never ending stream of laughter at all the funny shenanigans that I see and cause (lets be honest, I do like stirring pots).

    So I have to thank the creators and the actors in King of Kong as the most impactful movie ever. :)

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  6. thegamer1185's Avatar

    Patrick Warburton is Joe and puddy from Seinfeld. Field of dreams gets a tear at the end, yep...want to have a catch? Yep.

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  7. Joonas's Avatar

    Don't understand why you guys like Tom Hanks. He is as boring as a cardboard box.

  8. RaGe's Avatar

    Eastbound and down!

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    Updated 11-28-2019 at 06:39 AM by RaGe
  9. thegamer1185's Avatar

    Tom Hardy is becoming a favorite of mine as well. I suppose all actor sooner or later become boring. Tom Hanks has a strong 25 years of great movies though. 80s and 90s he was good.

    Eddie Murphy, Dan Akroyd, Steve Martin all were great and now are boring. I here there is a Beverly Hills Cop 4 being made so that could a reboot-ish for Eddie.

  10. MyOwnWorstEnemy's Avatar

    Here's a short list of my favorite actors / movie favorites.... no particular order

    - Morgan Freeman

    - Robin Williams

    - Tom Hardy

    - Kurt Russell

    - Matt Damon

    - Vincent D'Onforio

    - Christopher Walken

    - Ben Kingsley

    - Eric Bana

    - Shawshank Redemption

    - Unforgiven

    - Lucky Number Slevin

    - American History X

    - Goodwill Hunting

    - Hannah

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  11. Marco1019's Avatar

    A few movies that I usually watch straight through whenever they air (and in no order): Heat, Goodfellas, The Hunt For Red October.

    Gary Oldman had that great run as a heel (Air Force One, The Fifth Element, Léon: The Professional, et al).

    Hanna was the indie film with Eric Bana, right? He trained his daughter to become an assassin or something like that? It's a good, fun little movie.

    Eddie Murphy just came back with Dolemite Is My Name which I've read is pretty good, and it's reportedly an even bigger comeback film for Wesley Snipes.

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  12. Joonas's Avatar

    Dances with Wolves is one of my favorites; long film, but worth it.

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  13. thegamer1185's Avatar

    Wow....I completely forgot about Shawshank Redemption.

    Marco, fricking spot with the "when they are on" movies. Absolutely, Heat is so of those movies that was overlooked because there were other power house movies released at the same time. Good Fellas is probably my favorite mobster movie of all time, Fifth Element...might as well throw in Indiana Jones and Rocky movies. Hunt for the Red October I always watch when I see it. I don't know why, I just do it.

    I really liked Kill the Irishman. Put together so well. He is one of those antagonists who is also the protagonist. Bourne movies. I just enjoy movies.

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  14. RTM's Avatar

    Now that Thanksgiving (in the US) is officially over, I'd like to add the opposite of the original LEAST favourite films and actors...I've seen so many over the decades that a few are standouts that I saw from beginning to end

    I'm leaving off films that I have not seen such as "Bolero" (Bo Derek) else that would have made the list for sure.

    Least Favourite Films (US-based) - in no particular order

    Cloverfield 2 - the monster does not appear until the final 10 seconds of the film...this film makes the list based on that alone

    2000 Maniacs - normally in "slasher" films the victims (some or most anyway) never see it coming or at least make some effort once they do to get away. In this film the victims are among the dumbest ever in the entire slasher genre

    Freddy Got Fingered - Tom Greene's worst film outing you know right off the bat this one will be pretty bad

    It's Pat: the Movie - at that point I vowed never to watch another movie for the sole reason that it was based on an SNL sketch again

    Ganjasaurus (1987) - saw it in a bargain bin for two bucks...I should have given the money to a wino instead. This is likely the worst on this list, and here's a peek, watch it if you dare -

    Least Favourite Actors (from US-films) - in no particular order

    Tom Greene - how me made a living from acting only God knows

    Chris Elliott - never fully recovered from "Get a Life" delivering newspapers

    Eddie Deezen - perhaps the most annoying voice that I've ever heard on film, and it's hard to hold your head high after playing the character "Sphincter" in "A Polish Vampire from Burbank"

    Rob Schneider - small wonder that he was parodied so viciously in "South Park"

    Pauley Shore - where do I begin with this guy ? As bad as Schneider is Shore is multiple times worse :(

    Updated 11-29-2019 at 07:24 AM by RTM (typo)
  15. thegamer1185's Avatar

    Pauley Shore - Jesus, just horrible

    Daughter from Godfather III - I've acted more during bowel movements than she has. Don't even know here name, not going to look it up.

    Orlando Bloom - He's just a pretty boy. Just don't think he adds anything to his characters.

    Steven Seagal - I will say his first 5 movies are his best movies; he was a bad mother fucker in the 90s movies...still horrible at acting.

    Ben Affleck - I guess everybody gets Spider-Man says.

    There has been only one movie I have never watched all the way through and it was a Seagal movie. I can't remember if it was Sniper: Special OPs or Code of Honor. Either way, got through 10 minutes and just stopped. No ****, it's the only movie in my life I started watching expecting to see the whole thing, and quit watching it.

  16. Marco1019's Avatar

    The daughter from Godfather III was Sofia Coppola, who pivoted & has had a pretty good career behind the camera (Lost In Translation, et al).

    I believe Ben Affleck's best role was The Accountant.

    I forgot there was a sequel to Cloverfield. I cheered for the monster in the 1st movie, especially when it ate the annoying cameraman.

  17. Almighty Dreadlock's Avatar

    Pre '90s Sigourney Weaver was the best, thanks to her roles in 'Alien' and 'Ghostbusters', two of my all time favourite films

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  18. Almighty Dreadlock's Avatar

    For anyone into old school Kung Fu films, I think we shall all agree that no one can compare to the Silver Fox

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  19. Intellivision Master's Avatar
    We had a Terminator Marathon in the house a few weeks ago. I have the collection. Every film just got better and better. I thought part 2 Judgment Day was the best Sci-fi movie that could possibly be made... then it was topped with part III and again in part V Genesis. An EXTREMELY rare example where the sequels hold the same weight (or more) than the original.

    Three lesser-known movies that you folks would love to see

    X-Machina (10/10)
    Time Lapse (10/10)
    Her (9/10)
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