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18 hours ago, HappyDays said:

I watch way too much TV and film so I'm going to have to split it. In no particular order:

 

Movies:

Tom Hanks - Castaway

Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Uma Thurman - Kill Bill vols 1 & 2

Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Jack Nicholson - The Shining

 

TV:

Michael Richards - Seinfeld

James Gandolfini - The Sopranos

Edie Falco - The Sopranos

Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

Jon Hamm - Mad Men

 

If I made the list tomorrow I'd probably have 10 completely different names. Good topic.

For TV you got to have Woody Harrelson/Matthew McConnaughey season 1 of True Detective.

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On 5/20/2022 at 1:56 PM, GETTOTHE50 said:

 

1. Keir Dullea as Dr Dave Bowman - 2001: A Space Odyssey

 


interesting choice…
 

Love the movie and have seen it about 8 times .. even went to see it at the cinema (although had seen it several times before) when they had a 25th anniversary screening,  as I wanted the big screen experience…

 

But whilst I don’t have a problem with Dullea’s acting in the movie…I think it’s hard to classify it as a “top 5 great” performance given the lack of emotion and dialogue…

 

Just my opinion…

 

23 hours ago, Gugny said:

 

Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's  nest

 

 


Now this one I can get behind….great performance along with Louise Fletcher…

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2 minutes ago, Aussie Joe said:


interesting choice…
 

Love the movie and have seen it about 8 times .. even went to see it at the cinema (although had seen it several times before) when they had a 25th anniversary screening,  as I wanted the big screen experience…

 

But whilst I don’t have a problem with Dullea’s acting in the movie…I think it’s hard to classify it as a “top 5 great” performance given the lack of emotion and dialogue…

 

Just my opinion…

 


Now this one I can get behind….great performance along with Louise Fletcher…

I STILL hate that old ‘cratchet’!

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5 minutes ago, Miyagi-Do Karate said:

If you all are including TV, Mandy Moore (as the elderly version of the mom) this past year on “This is Us” was phenomenal. She has to be winning an Emmy. 

If we're talking TV something recent I saw that was great was Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight.

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12 hours ago, Chandler#81 said:

Bob & Doug McKenzie, eh?

Those were the character’s name.  Not sure of the actor’s names but they were silly dumb and ridiculous just like real Canadians.

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wow I will really need to pare this down how hard to pick just 5. Im going to go by roles that were instantly Iconic 

 

Leo DiCaprio.................The Wolf of Wall St

Keanu Reeves................The Matrix

Samuel L Jackson...........Pulp Fiction

Meryl Streep....................The Devil Wears Prada

Judy Garland......................The Wizard of OZ

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On 5/20/2022 at 1:25 PM, Chandler#81 said:

Tom Hanks in

 

The Green Mile

Forrest Gump

Saving Private Ryan 

Cast Away

Joe Versus The Volcano

 

Hank's version of: "13 Seconds"

 

😆... Even the best one's out there throw down a clunker/steamer!

 

 

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14 minutes ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

Joe Versus The Volcano

 

Hank's version of: "13 Seconds"

 

😆... Even the best one's out there throw down a clunker/steamer!

 

 

I liked Joe. Stupid, yes. But fun -though certainly NOT among my favorites 

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3 hours ago, Aussie Joe said:


interesting choice…
 

Love the movie and have seen it about 8 times .. even went to see it at the cinema (although had seen it several times before) when they had a 25th anniversary screening,  as I wanted the big screen experience…

 

But whilst I don’t have a problem with Dullea’s acting in the movie…I think it’s hard to classify it as a “top 5 great” performance given the lack of emotion and dialogue…

 

Just my opinion…

 


Now this one I can get behind….great performance along with Louise Fletcher…


asides from the time travel scene, his emotional moments are subtle as he’s a professional astronaut. i get what you mean though. when I think of space films, and astronauts, he first comes to mind. And I have to include an astronaut in the top 5

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6 hours ago, GoBills808 said:

For TV you got to have Woody Harrelson/Matthew McConnaughey season 1 of True Detective.

 

Yeah they were great in that.    The 6 minute continuous shot in episode 4........

 

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