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Poll Question: Which one do you believe is the finest actor of our time?
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    Posted: July 13 2007 at 09:54
After watching films by both of these men I can safely say the spirit of Brando, Bogart, and other luminaries lives on.
 
Keanu: He can surf, correspond with a woman from a different time period, travel through time itself to complete a history project and to learn guitar, stop a bomb-laden bus, and, most importantly, he knows kung-fu.
 
Cage: He knows the location of priceless treaure that the forefathers hid, he can brave Alcatrazz (but only with the help of a geriatric Scotsman), and his face turns to fire in the pale moonlight.
 
I vote Keanu, the greatest actor since DeNiro
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2007 at 11:18
And don't forget that Keanu can also claim to be Shakespearian actor.

I mean honestly, what was Kenneth Branagh thinking?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2007 at 11:25
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2007 at 16:35
Originally posted by bhikkhu

And don't forget that Keanu can also claim to be Shakespearian actor.

I mean honestly, what was Kenneth Branagh thinking?
OMG I totally forgot about that. I'm trying to remember which one it was: was it Othello?
 
Also, wasn't he in Dangerous Liasons with John Malkovich?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 14:43
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I'd say Nic Cage is better, though. Probably because Keanu Reeves is easier to make fun of.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 14:44
I'm not much of a big fan of either of them, so I won't vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 15:24
proven by both the matrix and A Scanner Darkly, Reeves likes to take red pills...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 18:10
Originally posted by 1800iareyay

Originally posted by bhikkhu

And don't forget that Keanu can also claim to be Shakespearian actor.

I mean honestly, what was Kenneth Branagh thinking?
OMG I totally forgot about that. I'm trying to remember which one it was: was it Othello?
 
 
The movie was Much Ado About Nothing,he played Don John.
 
I am not a huge Reeves fan,mostly because my wife is OBSSESSED with him,but he played a violently abusive husband in a movie called The Gift with Cate Blanchett and Hilary Sw**k and I was surprised at  how good he was in the role.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 18:16
You haven't seen the full extent of Keanu's acting until you see him portray Siddharta with chilling accuracy in Little Buddha. LOL

http://imdb.com/title/tt0107426/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 18:32
Originally posted by stonebeard

You haven't seen the full extent of Keanu's acting until you see him portray Siddharta with chilling accuracy in Little Buddha. LOL

http://imdb.com/title/tt0107426/


You mean it was a good performance?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 19:10
Of course, like Brando and De Niro, they are both exponents of Method Acting and through the Stanislavski System they were taught that to act their way out of a paper bag, first they had to imagine they were the paper bag, then to learn to feel as the paper bag and finally to become the paper bag. Sadly, they both dropped out of the The Actors Studio at that moment and are now forever trapped in the character of the paper bag.
 
Anyway, my vote goes to Keanu for his multi-dimensional portrail of Jonathan Harker (2 is more than 1 so qualifies as multi) and his astounding grasp of the English accent (equal only to Johnny Depp IMHO) in the film Nicolas Cage's Uncle's Draclua. And for his playing of Ted Logan in the classic film The Matrix, which is easily one of the films ever made, until the next one came out, then that was, except the last one, which I haven't seen yet, unless it was called Johnny Mnemonic's Bogus Adventure on Speed - in which case he would have made a great Sailor Ripley in Wild At Heart (or was it Captain Coreli's Alien). Sorry, what was the question?
 
But then Nicolas Cage did make John Travolta look good in Face Off didn't he - or was it the other way around?Confused


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 19:14
^ other way 'round.. Travolta can act circles around Cage, and did a great job imitating him in that movie

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 20:27
Nicolas Cage just infuriates me for some reason. As I see his wide-eyed face and toothy grin in my mind's eye, I have a sudden urge to punch something.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 22:00
i liked "The Rock" and that's the only movie I remember right now from the two so...Cage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 22:06
Neither of them,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 23:38
Originally posted by darqdean

Of course, like Brando and De Niro, they are both exponents of Method Acting and through the Stanislavski System they were taught that to act their way out of a paper bag, first they had to imagine they were the paper bag, then to learn to feel as the paper bag and finally to become the paper bag. Sadly, they both dropped out of the The Actors Studio at that moment and are now forever trapped in the character of the paper bag.
 
Anyway, my vote goes to Keanu for his multi-dimensional portrail of Jonathan Harker (2 is more than 1 so qualifies as multi) and his astounding grasp of the English accent (equal only to Johnny Depp IMHO) in the film Nicolas Cage's Uncle's Draclua. And for his playing of Ted Logan in the classic film The Matrix, which is easily one of the films ever made, until the next one came out, then that was, except the last one, which I haven't seen yet, unless it was called Johnny Mnemonic's Bogus Adventure on Speed - in which case he would have made a great Sailor Ripley in Wild At Heart (or was it Captain Coreli's Alien). Sorry, what was the question?
 
But then Nicolas Cage did make John Travolta look good in Face Off didn't he - or was it the other way around?Confused

Travolta is an excellent actor and a lot better than Reeves. Reeves is in my opinion nothing but a beau; he can't act for sour apples.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2007 at 00:39
I vote for Cage, mainly because of his excellent performance as two identical twin brothers in "Adaptation."

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2007 at 02:20
Originally posted by bluetailfly

I vote for Cage, mainly because of his excellent performance as two identical twin brothers in "Adaptation."


Oh! That movie was good! I take back what I said about Cage Embarrassed

However, if I see him b*****dize another foreign movie again (Wings of Desire), I'll boycott his movies for life!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2007 at 04:37
"Finest actor of our time" ? Umm.. neither?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2007 at 04:52
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