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Leper Messiah
11-15-2004, 09:58 AM
just watched Forrest Gump on DVD, the end of that films a choker :( Watchin the Green Mile tomorrow as well, which i defy any human being not to get upset at the end of. damn Tom Hanks what did he have to be the worlds best actor for?

El Sitherino
11-15-2004, 10:02 AM
Great actor, yes. Best, hardly.

Forrest Gump bores me now. It's just... I dunno don't like it as much as I did when I was younger.

Leper Messiah
11-15-2004, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Great actor, yes. Best, hardly.

Forrest Gump bores me now. It's just... I dunno don't like it as much as I did when I was younger.

who's better than Hanks? might be some arguably as good but none better

Pie™
11-15-2004, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
who's better than Hanks? might be some arguably as good but none better Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp :D


*is a fanboy*

Forrest Gump was great though :)

jon_hill987
11-15-2004, 10:41 AM
so it isn't just me then, though i didn't cry i did find forest gump very sad.

txa1265
11-15-2004, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
who's better than Hanks? might be some arguably as good but none better I love Tom Hanks, but it is still amazing to me as someone who grew up with him as a cheesy comic doing the sitcom 'Bosom Buddies' and 'Bachelor Party', who was assumed to have hit his peak with 'Big' (look what he did right after that - Turner and Hooch? Joe vs. the Volcano? other nonsense?), to then turn around and do Philadelphia ... it was something ...

Mike

El Sitherino
11-15-2004, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
who's better than Hanks? might be some arguably as good but none better
Jimmy Stewart, Robert Redford, Sam Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Cooper, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford.

Leper Messiah
11-15-2004, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Jimmy Stewart, Robert Redford, Sam Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Cooper, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford.

(in my opinion) nope, nope, nearly, as good, nope, who? and are you kidding me?

weiderudare
11-15-2004, 11:19 AM
Forrest Gump is awesome. No question about it. One of my top ten favorites. I cried when I was smaller. Same impact still, but when it reminds me of something that has died, I always get a tear...:(
And yes, Tom Hanks is awesome. He does some ok movies, and some that really shines through. Private Ryan, Green Mile, Terminal, Apollo 13....
All these sad movies... cept the Terminal, where he is just plain awesome

KBell
11-15-2004, 11:21 AM
Tom Hanks
Mel Gibson
Johnny Depp


In that order.

ckcsaber
11-15-2004, 11:23 AM
Ed Norton.


I win.

The Seeker
11-15-2004, 11:32 AM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
Ed Norton.


I win.

Agreed. That guy could play a mute couch potato and be riveting.

Russel Crowe is also amazing.
And we can't forget Viggo Mortensen.

The_One
11-15-2004, 11:48 AM
Kevin Spacey.

Dath Maximus
11-15-2004, 12:22 PM
Tom Hanks Pwns you!

now then....what would oscar winner micheal kain do if he were here?

Spider AL
11-15-2004, 03:41 PM
Tom Hanks is a good actor... but the idea that there are and/or never have been better is a leeeetle far-fetched. Alastair Sim, Paul Newman, Alec Guinness, Cary Grant, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine... The list of people who are and have been monumentally talented is endless.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
11-15-2004, 03:47 PM
Well, you can't really say one actor is better than all others... They did different kinds of movies :rolleyes:


he is damn good though

SeleneRayne
11-15-2004, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Pie™
Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp :D


is sexay! :naughty:

Tom Hanks is a good actor. I really like Jack Nicholson, Mel Gibson, and Johnny Depp as well.

Spider AL
11-15-2004, 03:53 PM
Well, you can't really say one actor is better than all others... They did different kinds of movies :rolleyes:Surely one judges an actor by the quality of his body of work. Hanks has just not turned in enough memorable/inspired performances to be in the same league as the really heavy-hitters.

And even if you WERE correct, we can certainly compare Guinness and Hanks, since they played the same role in their respective Ladykillers'. Hardly a toss-up. ;)

MaulerZ
11-15-2004, 04:00 PM
I have to admit I came really close to crying at the end of The Green Mile....

*Holds Hand in front of face while whispering*"Strong Mauler....Strong Mauler...Keep it together"





:p

Lady Jedi
11-15-2004, 04:09 PM
Actors: (in no particular order)

Mel Gibson

Matt Damon

Kevin Spacey

Johnny Depp :D

Tom Hanks

Viggo Mortensen

Edward Norton :D

Denzel Washington (sometimes annoying, but given the right role, this guy rocks)

Actresses: (no order)

Julia Roberts

Natalie Portman (NOT in Star Wars. Watch her in Cold Mountain. A very good actress indeed)

Kiera Knightly

Halle Barry

Many more, but I can't think of 'em right now.

KBell
11-15-2004, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by Spider AL
Hanks has just not turned in enough memorable/inspired performances to be in the same league as the really heavy-hitters.


Forest Gump

Saving Private Ryan

Road to Perdition


'nuff said.

Spider AL
11-15-2004, 08:10 PM
Three? Is that the best you can do? :p

Count Newman's. Count Guinness'. Count Kingsley's. Count Sim's.

These are truly GREAT actors, and they have many to their names.

Pie™
11-16-2004, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by SeleneRayne
is sexay! :naughty: Yes. Yes he is, and I'm not afraid to admit it :D

Sivy
11-16-2004, 01:37 AM
Tom Hawks is a good actor and has been in many great films.

i find it reassuring that no one here has mentioned Robert De Niro when talking about best actors.
i think De Niro is extremely overrated. sure, he does a great gangster or psycho… but that’s it. anything else he does is only carried by his reputation.

Brad Pitt is a good actor. him and Edward Norton are great in fight club. John Cusack is another fine actor. and of course Ewan Mcgregor.

i think James Franco could be 'the next big thing' he was great in spider-man 2.

El Sitherino
11-16-2004, 08:01 AM
Originally posted by Sivy

i find it reassuring that no one here has mentioned Robert De Niro when talking about best actors.
i think De Niro is extremely overrated. sure, he does a great gangster or psycho… but that’s it. anything else he does is only carried by his reputation.
it's not his fault he gets typecasted. People overcasted his gangster character. I liked him in Raging Bull and The King of Comedy.

Pie™
11-16-2004, 08:05 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
it's not his fault he gets typecasted. People overcasted his gangster character. I liked him in Raging Bull and The King of Comedy. He does have the option to say no thanks though.
But yeah, I guess most of his offers are ganster roles.

swphreak
11-16-2004, 08:14 AM
Robert De Niro is a great actor. I think he's good in all the movies of his I've seen. I especially like him in Meet the Parents.

Sam Jackson is a good one too.

El Sitherino
11-16-2004, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by Pie™
He does have the option to say no thanks though.
But yeah, I guess most of his offers are ganster roles. true, but he's gotta make money somehow and I'd say about 98% of his offers are for gangster roles.

KBell
11-16-2004, 11:48 AM
Originally posted by Spider AL
Three? Is that the best you can do? :p


I didn't think I'd need to add anymore, those are all considered some of the greatest movies of all time. It's no coincidence that Tom Hanks stars in them all.

El Sitherino
11-16-2004, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by KBell
those are all considered some of the greatest movies of all time. not really. Saving Private Ryan yes. The others, no, not really.

KBell
11-16-2004, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
not really. Saving Private Ryan yes. The others, no, not really.

Yes really.

Spider AL
11-16-2004, 12:31 PM
those are all considered some of the greatest movies of all time.:eek: No, they're really not. Forrest Gump, one of the greatest movies of all time? Sheesh... That's some lack of taste. :p

KBell
11-16-2004, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by Spider AL
Sheesh... That's some lack of taste. :p

Ya know, just because you add a ':p ' doesn't make that any less offensive. :rolleyes:

swphreak
11-16-2004, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by Spider AL
:eek: No, they're really not. Forrest Gump, one of the greatest movies of all time? Sheesh... That's some lack of taste.

Yes, I'm sure your taste is vastly superior to everyone else's, and more important.

Darklighter
11-16-2004, 02:30 PM
People can have completely different opinions when it comes to films/music, since they're made for different purposes. How would you decide that one film was more worthy of the title "greatest film of all time" (or one of)?

Originally posted by Spider AL
Surely one judges an actor by the quality of his body of work.

My opinion exactly. I also agree with your Sean Bean choice - seen him in Sharpe? He's brilliant :D And I'll remain annoyingly, Britishly patriotic and choose Ewan McGregor as well. I admit Johnny Depp is a fine actor, since he adapts himself to so many varied and often perculiar roles. After all, that's what acting is, becoming someone else. A great actor can't just play the same old crap over and over ;)

ET Warrior
11-16-2004, 02:52 PM
I'm with those who think Hanks is one of the greatest of all time. The man is absolutely brilliant, and if you say otherwise i'll punch you in your eye.

SeleneRayne
11-16-2004, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by Pie™
Yes. Yes he is, and I'm not afraid to admit it :D

Oh yeah. ;) He was great in Edward Scissorhands.

I didn't know that Robert De Niro played Frankenstein's monster in the movie Frankenstein. That was shocking to see him in that.

Pie™
11-17-2004, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by SeleneRayne
Oh yeah. ;) He was great in Edward Scissorhands. That's one of my favorite movies. ever. :indif: :)

Astrotoy7
11-17-2004, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by Pie™
Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Johnny Depp :D

*is a fanboy*

he he. Pie, why am I not surprised

US/English actors/actresses(and standout roles IMO)
Carey Grant - North by Northwest
Jimmy Stewart - Vertigo
Sir Laurence Olivier - Hamlet ...OMG f*kn awesomest Hamlet EVaR
Ed Norton - primal fear
Kenneth Brabagh - Henry V
Kevin Spacey - Seven
Billy Bob Thornton - Slingblade
Cheech Marin :D
Isabella Rosellini - Blue Velvet
Gary Oldman - The Professional
Dame Judy Dench - The best Lady Macbeth ever
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth

Non English/US actors:
Toshiro Mifune - Throne of Blood(Macbeth)
Alain Delon - Le Samurai
Catherine Deneuve - Belle de Jour
Julie Delpy - Three Colours Trilogy


thats all I can think of at 1 am.... plz note - Tom Hanks is not on my list. Though he does reasonable hollywood grade drama :)

mtfbwya

Spider AL
11-17-2004, 06:47 AM
My opinion exactly. I also agree with your Sean Bean choice - seen him in Sharpe? He's brilliantHave I? Why, they're some of my favourite dramas. And Bean, he's damn good. His measured, humanising performance made FotR the best of the Lord of the Rings trilogy IMO, and made Boromir a more sympathetic and admirable character than ever before... making his fate all the more poignant for that. And I saw him play Macbeth. Damn, he gave the play a whole new slant. Very talented actor. Both a lead, and a character actor.

Ya know, just because you add a ':p' doesn't make that any less offensive. :rolleyes:Yeah, it does. It means I was being self-effacing as well as giving my opinion. Smileys denote emotional accent, and make text less cold. I've found that many people simply can't understand when I'm joking unless I add a grinning smiley, for instance. Of course, as you've proven, there are people who still don't catch on. :p

Yes, I'm sure your taste is vastly superior to everyone else's, and more important.Taste is a universal standard, surely. If you paint your bedroom green with purple-polka-dots and decorate it with posters of Wierd Al Yankovic, you may like it very much... but it can in NO way be called tasteful.

Thus we see that there are things that simply are tasteful, and those that are not.

And a movie in which a big hollywood star plays a mentally retarded individual and which makes fun of his slapstick, lucky antics throughout recent history, is NOT tasteful. That movie was Forrest Gump, and I found it patently offensive to nearly all my sensibilities.

I'm with those who think Hanks is one of the greatest of all time. The man is absolutely brilliant, and if you say otherwise i'll punch you in your eye.I'll punch you back!

Sam Fisher
11-17-2004, 09:24 AM
Yea, Tom is a pretty good actor, but I really don't know how to rate them :D