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Topic: Better Actor?
Posted By: 1800iareyay
Subject: Better Actor?
Date 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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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date 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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Posted By: kazansky
Date Posted: July 13 2007 at 11:25
Cage

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Posted By: 1800iareyay
Date Posted: July 13 2007 at 16:35
Originally posted by bhikkhu bhikkhu wrote:

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?


Posted By: Arsillus
Date Posted: July 16 2007 at 14:43
Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.

I'd say Nic Cage is better, though. Probably because Keanu Reeves is easier to make fun of.


Posted By: tardis
Date Posted: July 16 2007 at 14:44
I'm not much of a big fan of either of them, so I won't vote.


Posted By: Figglesnout
Date 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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Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: July 16 2007 at 18:10
Originally posted by 1800iareyay 1800iareyay wrote:

Originally posted by bhikkhu bhikkhu wrote:

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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Posted By: stonebeard
Date 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

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Posted By: tardis
Date Posted: July 16 2007 at 18:32
Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

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

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You mean it was a good performance?


Posted By: Dean
Date 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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Posted By: Atavachron
Date 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



Posted By: tardis
Date 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.


Posted By: asimplemistake
Date 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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Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: July 16 2007 at 22:06
Neither of them,


Posted By: BaldFriede
Date Posted: July 16 2007 at 23:38
Originally posted by darqdean darqdean wrote:

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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Posted By: bluetailfly
Date 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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Posted By: tardis
Date Posted: July 17 2007 at 02:20
Originally posted by bluetailfly bluetailfly wrote:

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!


Posted By: Logos
Date Posted: July 17 2007 at 04:37
"Finest actor of our time" ? Umm.. neither?


Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 17 2007 at 04:52
Philip Seymour Hoffman

...`nuff said


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 17 2007 at 13:13
Originally posted by tardis tardis wrote:

However, if I see him b*****dize another foreign movie again (Wings of Desire), I'll boycott his movies for life!
Seconded. Oh Wim, what were you thinking CryCryCry


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Posted By: JJLehto
Date Posted: July 19 2007 at 01:22
Nicholas Cage, because he's better AND he gets the sh*t beat out of him  every movie he's in!


Posted By: tardis
Date Posted: July 19 2007 at 02:42
Originally posted by JJLehto JJLehto wrote:

Nicholas Cage, because he's better AND he gets the sh*t beat out of him  every movie he's in!


Seriously? LOL

Darqdean, I meant Wings of Desire was the original, and the Hollywood version was the travesty that was completely uncalled for...can't remember it's name nor do I care to. It was a stripped down version complete with a brazen classic Hollywood sex by the fireside scene...I'm sorry, but Hollywood has yet to master the art of "subtlety". WoD is a beautiful film, but this version didn't do any justice to the original.


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 19 2007 at 04:36
Originally posted by tardis tardis wrote:

Originally posted by JJLehto JJLehto wrote:

Nicholas Cage, because he's better AND he gets the sh*t beat out of him  every movie he's in!


Seriously? LOL

Darqdean, I meant Wings of Desire was the original, and the Hollywood version was the travesty that was completely uncalled for...can't remember it's name nor do I care to. It was a stripped down version complete with a brazen classic Hollywood sex by the fireside scene...I'm sorry, but Hollywood has yet to master the art of "subtlety". WoD is a beautiful film, but this version didn't do any justice to the original.
It was called City of Angels and Wim Wenders wrote the screenplay for that too Unhappy


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Posted By: Visitor13
Date Posted: July 19 2007 at 14:20
Originally posted by 1800iareyay 1800iareyay wrote:

Keanu: He can ... travel through time itself to complete a history project and to learn guitar/




Posted By: 1800iareyay
Date Posted: July 19 2007 at 19:57
Originally posted by Logos Logos wrote:

"Finest actor of our time" ? Umm.. neither?
You do know I wasn't being serious, yes? I put laughing emoticons everywhere i could to enseure i wasn't taken seriously.


Posted By: 1800iareyay
Date Posted: July 19 2007 at 19:59
I just watched Much ado About nothing again and I've come to the conclusion that Kenneth had just been boxed about the ears when he cast Reeves. cage is i think the forerunner to Reeves. Neither can act but they wind up with the best roles perhaps due to a blood pact with the Desolate One


Posted By: SoundsofSeasons
Date Posted: July 24 2007 at 20:37

Hmm whos the better D list actor? Probably Kiano... Quiano....Keyannoe? But Nicolas Cage has got to be the most overrated, and terribly overrated at that, actor in a long time. I stick out my tongue and blow raspberries at them both Tongue.



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Posted By: mrcozdude
Date Posted: July 25 2007 at 22:32
i like reeves movies but cage has been in so many more which arent half bad so i'll go with cage,does anyone feel thought cage movies feel cheap even though their not?

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Posted By: el bŲthy
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 15:11
Keanu and good actor in the same line... it just feels wrong

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Posted By: Zargus
Date Posted: August 02 2007 at 08:33
Cage by 1k miles.. but none of em are even close to being the best. Dead

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: August 15 2007 at 03:51
I voted for Nicolas Cage only because Keanu Reeves manages to stay off the bottom of the barrel by standing on Kevin Costners shoulders.

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