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Poll Question: Classic film actors
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2 [5.71%]
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2 [5.71%]
3 [8.57%]
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Gregory Peck for movies like "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Moby Dick", "Spellbound", "Arabesque" or "Mirage".


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 03:58
Lemmon for timing and humor; Sellers and Brando for range.   I find great actors often are great mimics, and Sellers and Brando did great impersonations of people.  

I would also include Spencer Tracy and Kim Hunter .

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mechanicalflattery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 09:22
Marlon Brando is the definite pick here, but Richard Burton and Paul Newman are naturally excellent as well.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mechanicalflattery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 09:26
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

I don't think Connery is in the same league with the others

I'd agree with you if not for the excellent and direly underrated 1965 film The Hill. It was Connery's attempt to break from the Bond archetype, and he succeeds admirably. 
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Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

I don't think Connery is in the same league with the others

I'd agree with you if not for the excellent and direly underrated 1965 film The Hill. It was Connery's attempt to break from the Bond archetype, and he succeeds admirably. 

I don't think I've seen that, the title seems unfamiliar, I'm gonna try and watch it soon. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 09:29
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

Great list. I love all those guys. From the OPs list, I chose Gregory Peck
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I love Alain Delon in an erotic way.
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I loved Steve McQueen movies growing up. :)
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Marcello not because of his acting but because of the great movies in which he played.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 13:56
I went with Brando but gave  Richard Burton & Sean Connery serious consideration.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 14:00
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

I loved Steve McQueen movies growing up. :)

Me too, I was a huge Steve McQueen fan growing up. Wish he would have lived
longer to see what else he would have done.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 14:48
My mother named me after Gregory Peck (my last name being Onthecheek, Peck rather fit).

I love Gregory Peck in Omen and Boys From Brazil. :)

Caine, Delon, Mastroianni, or Peck. Was going to vote for Delon, but maybe Mastroianni. Don't know.

EDIT: And being a big Bond and Zardoz fan, as well as The man Who Would be King (with Caine) perhaps I should go with the Mish Moneypenny option.



Edited by Logan - September 13 2017 at 14:53
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 15:15
I can't believe what my eyes (don't) see - where's James Stewart ?
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From the list Cary Grant, my vote  - and I think McQueen could be rightfully be listed, too.
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Hi,

As much as Peter Sellers is one of my favorites, going way back to his GOON days, and even Dr. Strangelove (6 different voices/roles there!), all in all, Marlon Brando was the "voice" of American theater in the 50's before he became such a huge star, and his "STELLLLLLLLLLAAAAA!" still is the "voice" of the great American studio that brought out so many folks into film and theater at that time, not to mention playwrights. In this sense, Marlon Brando is the most important of all these in the list.
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Cary Grant, all the way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2017 at 23:29
Sadly the shiniest tallents died to young James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, both whom had the least auditions at Paice University (Inside the Actor Studio) ( one rehersal, Brando had two)

Interesting note is that Mickey Rourke in audition takes, has as many takes as Marlon Brando, the raw tallent of Rourke is among the highest by American Actor skill, if one account pure tallant

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2017 at 09:11
Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Originally posted by Kotro Kotro wrote:

Sellers, if only for Being There.

Don't you like all the other things he did?

Including 6 roles/voices in one Stanley Kubrick film!

But in reality, Peter was far better in THE GOONS, and his voicing abilities were incredible and already very strong ... and one example of it is the ending bit after the credits in "Being There", as to how Peter could change so quickly and so well ... something that he perfected with THE GOONS. In a live radio setting he would be doing at least 5 or 6 or more voices and readings ... and that was where a lot of his acting came from, although he was actually, in the screen a much more "physical styled" actor (Closeau and Chance) than anything, even though there were always some very fine moments.

Favorite is "After The Fox" ... absolutely and totally insane and fun film! Very Italian, but still a lot of fun!
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