rank the actors

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rank the actors

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 05 Mar 2018, 21:30

Sean Penn
Spencer Tracy
Jim Carrey
Marilyn Monroe
Ethan Hawke
Barbara Windsor
Gary Oldman
Teri Garr
Jack Lemmon
Montgomery Clift
Gary Cooper
Jean Harlow
Robert Downey Jr
Clint Eastwood
Jane Fonda
George Clooney
Michael Douglas
Gena Rowlands
Kevin Spacey
Michael Caine
Joaquin Phoenix
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Re: rank the actors

Postby toomanyhatz » 05 Mar 2018, 22:39

THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:Sean Penn
Spencer Tracy
Jim Carrey
Marilyn Monroe
Ethan Hawke
Barbara Windsor
Gary Oldman
Teri Garr
Jack Lemmon
Montgomery Clift
Gary Cooper
Jean Harlow
Robert Downey Jr
Clint Eastwood
Jane Fonda
George Clooney
Michael Douglas
Gena Rowlands
Kevin Spacey
Michael Caine
Joaquin Phoenix


I will rank these later. Just quoting so Coan won't get all impatient and delete the thread.
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Re: rank the actors

Postby The Modernist » 05 Mar 2018, 22:49

It's a bit too long for me! I'll probably chime in with a few opinions later though.

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Re: rank the actors

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 06 Mar 2018, 08:48

Something like...

Gena Rowlands
Spencer Tracy
Jack Lemmon
Michael Caine
Montgomery Clift
Gary Oldman
Sean Penn
Kevin Spacey
Gary Cooper
Robert Downey Jr
Jane Fonda
Jean Harlow
George Clooney
Michael Douglas
Clint Eastwood
Marilyn Monroe
Teri Garr
Ethan Hawke
Joaquin Phoenix
Jim Carrey

Though a lot of them are ranked fairly arbitrarily.

I don’t really know Barbara Windsor.
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Re: rank the actors

Postby Dayodead » 06 Mar 2018, 11:07

Setting aside the personal peccadillos of some of those involved....:

Jack Lemmon
Gena Rowlands
Sean Penn
Spencer Tracy
Robert Downey Jr. (Needs to go back to acting and get out of that damn Iron Man suit...)
Kevin Spacey
George Clooney (Not given enough credit for being a pretty good actor and producing solid work)
Gary Oldman
Montgomery Clift
Michael Caine
Michael Douglas
Jim Carrey (Good when given the opportunity to actually act instead of mug)
Joaquin Phoenix (Something he will hear forever, but he's not in his brother's league as an actor)...
Clint Eastwood (Clint doesn't have a ton of range as an actor, but his films are often entertaining...)
Ethan Hawke (Hard to rank, because I don't think he's a great actor, but he "fits" most of his roles, if that makes sense...)
Jean Harlow (She's sort an incomplete...Did well with what was given and may have done greater things had she lived longer...)
Teri Garr (Good actress, just never given a ton to do...she's always complimentary, but others carry the heavier load)

Jane Fonda (Not a "bad" actress per se, but always comes off as unlikable on film...) 
Marilyn Monroe (A work in progress and had she conquered her demons and lived longer, may have developed into a better actress...)
Gary Cooper (He had the range of a pet rock)


*Barbara Windsor- Unfamiliar with her work

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Re: rank the actors

Postby Dr Markus » 06 Mar 2018, 11:12

Jack Lemmon
Sean Penn
Gary Oldman
Ethan Hawke
George Clooney
Spencer Tracy
Robert Downey Jr
Jane Fonda
Kevin Spacey
Joaquin Phoenix
Michael Douglas
Michael Caine
Clint Eastwood
Jim Carrey
Marilyn Monroe
Teri Garr
Barbara Windsor

Never knowingly seen them act.
Montgomery Clift
Gary Cooper
Jean Harlow
Gena Rowlands
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Re: rank the actors

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Mar 2018, 11:23

Excellent

Jack Lemmon - a bit ott perhaps but some great performances and films
Michael Caine - he's made a lot of crap but done some great stuff too, mostly in the 60s
Gary Oldman - I've not seen the Churchill one but he's pretty reliable. Probably suffers from not having made many great films so underrated as an actor
Sean Penn - Yeah, he has it. Some great performances. I thought he was wonderful in Milk especially
Michael Douglas - one of those underrated actors who rarely gets discussed as a great actor but one who is very reliable and who elevates damn near everything he is in. Always been a fan and he's still excellent (Behind the Candelabra)
Joaquin Phoenix - he's actually developed into a fantastic actor I think and benefited from his relationship with Paul Thomas Anderson.

Very good
Robert Downey Jr - Funny, charismatic, a good actor for blockbuster and more superficial fluff. I like him
Jim Carrey - Some good stuff. Particularly Eternal Sunshine.
George Clooney
Kevin Spacey

Clint Eastwood - great at being Clint

Meh

Ethan Hawke

No opinion..

Gena Rowlands
Spencer Tracy
Gary Cooper
Montgomery Clift
Marilyn Monroe
Teri Garr
Jane Fonda
Jean Harlow
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Re: rank the actors

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 08 Mar 2018, 10:27

totally subjective - based on how much I've enjoyed their performances over the years:


great

Michael Douglas
Gena Rowlands
Kevin Spacey
Jack Lemmon


good - at least sometimes

Gary Oldman
Sean Penn
Marilyn Monroe
Ethan Hawke
Teri Garr
Spencer Tracy
Robert Downey Jr


ok/uninspiring

George Clooney
Clint Eastwood
Jim Carrey
Michael Caine
Jane Fonda
Joaquin Phoenix


shit

Gary Cooper
Barbara Windsor


dunno

Montgomery Clift
Jean Harlow
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