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    Posted: May 12 2013 at 12:47
Some favourite classic actors, I limited to a few so it's likely that your personal favourites may be missing.

Marlon Brando



Richard Burton



Michael Caine



Sean Connery



Tony Curtis



Alain Delon



Cary Grant



Jack Lemmon



Marcello Mastroianni



Paul Newman



David Niven



Gregory Peck



Peter Sellers



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2013 at 12:54
Connery and Peck. Voted for Connery, though Peck is nearly at the same rate for me.
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Sellers, if only for Being There.
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Originally posted by Kotro Kotro wrote:

Sellers, if only for Being There.

Don't you like all the other things he did?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2013 at 15:49
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Sean Connery over MC
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An impossible vote really.
My two faves are probably Sellers and Brando. Given that I voted for inspector Clouseau the last time.in one of these, then here's one to the slurring, mumbling genius of Marlon.
He may well have had an artistic ego the size of Portugal, but he was quite simply one of the best imo. Even when he got to the size of a small whale.

Can you imagine anyone else playing Vito Corleone? Or Kurtz for that matter? Not that that says much in itself, you could apply the same sort of question to a Ben Stiller flick really - but with Brando, you get the sense of the timeless and genuine aspect of acting. He lost himself in the characters, completely and quite on purpose, and along with James Dean, they were among the first Hollywood stars to bring this 'danger' and intensity to the big screen.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2013 at 08:28
I was going to vote for Sean Connery for his ability to take different accents and make them all sound Scottish, but I've gone for my favourite, Michael Caine.
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Simply couldn't choose.....too many fine actors there.
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Is Paul Newman the gent in Cool Hand Luke?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Morningrise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2013 at 08:20
I'm between Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck and Peter Sellers. I'll give Newman its first vote.
 
Nice list. Mine would have included at least Jimmy Stewart, Toshiro Mifune and Max Von Sydow.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2013 at 09:20
Originally posted by AlexDOM AlexDOM wrote:

Is Paul Newman the gent in Cool Hand Luke?
 
You bet......
 
 
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Love this scene with Sellers.........Cool
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2013 at 09:27
All great. I voted for Gregory Peck because he didn't have a vote but I could as well have picked most anyone on this list.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2013 at 09:40
One of my favorite Burton films.....let's give a vote for Richard.Clap
 
 


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Going with Michael Caine from the list, with honourable mentions to Brando & Connery.

All 3 have made memorable films, but Caine just pipped it because of his stunning underplayed performance in this gem:


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I'm sorry but your classic actors list seems to be missing classic actors:

Henry Fonda
James Stewart
Spencer Tracy
James Cagney
Clark Gable
Burt Lancaster
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2013 at 13:36
Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

I'm sorry but your classic actors list seems to be missing classic actors:

Henry Fonda
James Stewart
Spencer Tracy
James Cagney
Clark Gable
Burt Lancaster
Oh sure, and Walter Matthau and Bogart and Jean Paul Belmondo and many more! I said right from the start that I limited the list to a few favourites of mine. 13 choices is already enough to make some scratch their head Tongue
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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

One of my favorite Burton films.....let's give a vote for Richard.Clap
 
 

His performance on this film alone is enough to earn him a vote indeed!
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impossible to choose
I don't think Connery is in the same league with the others




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