Oct 17, 2011

My Top Ten Favorite Actors

After last week’s rant regarding great actors losing their talent as they’ve grown older, here’s a list of my top ten all-time favourite actors, with a list of their must see performances:

Jack Nicholson

see: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Detail, Chinatown, Easy Rider, Carnal Knowledge, The Passenger, The Pledge, About Schmidt

Philip Seymour Hoffman

see: Capote, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Synecdoche New York, The Savages, Doubt, Happiness, Almost Famous, 25th Hour, The Big Labowski

Michelle Williams

see: Blue Valentine, Brokeback Mountain, I’m Not There, Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff, Shutter Island, The Station Agent

Dustin Hoffman

see: The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Pappillon, I Heart Huckabees, Lenny, Kramer vs. Kramer, Wag the Dog, Rain Man, Tootsie, Straight Time, Marathon Man, All the President’s Men, Straw Dogs

Klaus Kinski

see: Aguirre Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, Nosferatu, Woyzeck, Cobra Verde

Ryan Gosling

see: Half Nelson, Blue Valentine, Lars and the Real Girls, Drive

Kate Winslet

see: Little Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Extras, Heavenly Creatures, Revolutionary Road, Mildred Pierce

Abbie Cornish

see: Candy, Somersault, Bright Star

Marlon Brando

see: Apocalypse Now, Last Tango in Paris, The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront

Julianne Moore

see: Safe, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, A Single Man, Short Cuts, The Big Labowski, The Kids Are Alright, The Hours, Far From Heaven

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