Favorite Actors

Bill I’s Note:

For a change from movie reviews, how about listing your favorite actors? My favorite male actors in no particular sequence:

Philip Seymour Hofman, Gary Oldman, Ciaran Hinds, Bill Nighy, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner, Liam Neeson, Denzel Washington, Benecio Del Toro, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamotti, Harvey Keitel, Sacha Baron Cohen, Robert Downey Jr., Jonah Hill, Kenneth Branagh

My favorite female actors:

Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Rachel Weisz, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Michelle Williams, Bryce Dallas Howard

I’m sure I left out some, and realize it’s obvious there are terrific actors not on this list such as Meryl Streep and Dustin Hofman, but I was going from who I have seen in the recent year or two and loved.

Please post your favorites in the comments below…

Bill C’s List

I like this idea for a topic and for the most part I like Bill’s list with a few exceptions.  Instead of putting my entire list I’ll just list some additions and any I’d leave out.  I know I’m forgetting some. I also tried to keep to the last couple of years. and these are not in any order

Actors: Matthew McConaughy, Marc Duplass, Seth Rogen, Michael Fassbender, Edward Norton,  Steve Buscemi, Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Jeff Bridges,  Josh Brolin.  Mark Wahlberg and Ciraran Hines wouldn’t make my list.

Actresses: Emma Stone, Frances MocDormand, Greta Gerwig, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdam, Amy Adams. I don’t think Bryce Dallas Howard would make my list

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6 thoughts on “Favorite Actors”

  1. Male actors: Sean Penn, Sean Connery, Paul Newman, Kenneth Branagh, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson and Paul Giamotti. Javier Bardem… I’m sure I’ll think of more… NOT Brad Pitt – his head is too small for his body and he has a “cara de tonto.”

    Female actors: MERYL STREEP!!!!, Judy Dench… there are a lot of Spanish actresses who I like too.

  2. Adding Edward Norton, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Jake Gyllenhall, Javier Bardem, Wendell Pierce
    Melissa Leo, Amy Adams, Greta Gerwig, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep, Samantha Morton, Judy Dench, Helen Mirren. I can’t add Seth Rogan as much as I love his films, but maybe he’s such a good actor that he just looks like he’s not acting, and every role is for someone who is just like Seth Rogan. Same with Aziz Ansari.
    I know Frances McDormand is a great actor, but her characters usually irritate me, so I won’t add her. Same with Bill Macy.

    1. I think that’s why i like rogan. He is like a real person when he acts – most actors talk perfectly, never stop to think, etc. I liike Bill Macy too 🙂

  3. all my favorites ,are dead! James Mason. William Holden. Spencer Tracy and cary Grant———Rosalind Russell. Ann Sheridan. Vivien Leigh. Grace Kelly,Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner. They don’t make them like this any more –sobsob. Also I liked Jean Harlow and Carole Lumbard but unless you’re a fan of TCM you never heard of them. More boo hoos!

    1. This is funny. Every summer one of the theaters in Austin shows a lot of old classics and I see quite a few that have many of these actors/actresses

      1. I thought of more favorites –Ginger rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Myrna Loy. You’l notice I did’nt mention Ingrid Bergman., Bette Davis.Joan Crawfprd L:auren Bacall — not my favorites! Too bad more people don’t a ppreciate these iconic actors.

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