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Favorite Actors and Actresses + Why!?

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Average listal rating (1741 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
1. Christian Bale
Why? The Dark Knight & Batman Begins The Prestige

Director on both Films:
Chrtistopher Nolan

Other Films:
- 3:10 to Yuma
- I'm Not There
- Terminator: Salvation
- Rescue Dawn
- El Maquinista (aka - The Machinist -)
- American Psycho
- Equilibrium
- Reign of Fire
- Pocahontas as Thomas
- Shaft

Disappoinments?:
- Public Enemies

Looking Forward to see:
- The Fighter
- Killing Pablo
- Terminator 5
- Untitled Batman Project

+
- Empire of the Sun
- Harsh Times
- The New World
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (2516 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
2. Brad Pitt
Why? Fight Club Se7en

Director on both Films:
David Fincher

Other Films:
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- Inglourious Basterds
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- Burn After Reading
- Snatch
- Babel
- Troy
- Ocean's Elleven/Twelve/Thriteen
- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
- Twelve Monkeys
- Spy Game
- Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
- True Romance

Disappointments?:
- The Mexican

Looking Forward to see:
- The Tree of Life

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- Thelma & Louise
- Kalifornia
- Meet Joe Black
- Legends of the Fall
- The Dark Side of the Sun
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (1979 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
3. Leonardo DiCaprio
Why? Inception The Departed

+ Shutter Island

Director on both Films:
Inception = Christopher Nolan
The Departed (+ Shutter Island) = Martin Scorsese

Other Films:
- Blood Diamond
- Gangs of New York
- Catch Me if You Can
- Body of Lies
- Titanic

Disappoinments?:
- Romeo + Juliet
- The Basketball Diaries

Looking Forward to see:
- Hoover

Average listal rating (1735 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
4. Jack Nicholson
Why? Chinatown The Departed

Director on both Films:
Chinatown = Roman Polanski
The Departed = Martin Scorsese

Other Films:
- The Shining
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Batman
- Anger Management
- Mars Attacks!

Disappointments?:
- The Bucket List

Looking Forward to see:
- Untitled James L. Brooks Project

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- The Two Jakes
- Hoffa
- Easy Rider
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (745 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
5. Clive Owen
Why? Sin City Shoot 'Em Up

Director on both Films:
Sin City = Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez (+ Quentin Tarantino as special guest director)
Shoot 'Em Up = Michael Davis

Other Films:
- Closer
- King Arthur
- Children of Men
- Duplicity
- Inside Man
- Beyond Borders
- The International
- The Bourne Identity
- "The Hire"-Films (A series of 7-8 films of well-known directors like Tony Scott. Easy, they're just like 2-5 minutes long).

Disappointments?:
- Pink Panther as 006

And for the record, HE could be Bond, James Bond!!

Looking Forward to see:
- Sinatra
- Inside Man 2 (It will be interesting to see what they make out of this sequel)

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- Elizabeth: The Golden Age
- I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
- The Echo
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (686 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
6. Jason Statham
Why? Snatch Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels

Director on both Films:
Guy Richie

Other Films:
- Death Race (2008)
- The Bank Job
- Cellular
- The Transporter/Transporter 2
- Revolver
- The Italian Job
- Chaos
- War
- Crank/Crank: High Voltage
- The Expendables
- The One
- Mean Machine

Disappointments?:
- In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
- Ghosts of Mars
- Transporter 3

Looking Forward to see:
- 13
- The Mechanic
- Blitz
- Pretty, Baby, Machine
- The Brazilian Job
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (451 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
7. Simon Pegg
Why? Shaun of the Dead Spaced (Tv-Show)

Director on both Films:
Edgar Wright

Other Films (/Mini-Series):
- Star Trek
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaures (as "Buck")
- Run Fatboy Run
- Hot Fuzz
- Big Nothing
- Mission Impossible III (as "Benji")
- Free Jimmy (as "Odd")
- "Band of Brothers" (The two first episodes, as William Evans)

Disappointments
- Lose Friends & Alienate People

Looking Forward to see:
- The Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn as Inspector Thompson
- Paul
- The World's End
- Untitled Star Trek Sequel
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (1945 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
8. Morgan Freeman
Why? The Shawshank Redemption The Dark Knight

Director on both Films:
The Shawshank Redemption = Frank Darabont
The Dark Knight = Christopher Nolan

Other Films:
- Batman Begins
- Se7en
- Danny the Dog
- Lucky Number Slevin
- Unforgiven
- Million Dollar Baby
- Invictus
- The Contract
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- Edison
- Wanted
- Bruce Almighty

Disappointments?:
- Evan Almighty
- The Bucket List

Looking Forward to see:
- The Dark Knight Rises
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (941 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
9. Hugo Weaving
Why? The Matrix (With: The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolution) V for Vendetta

Director on both Films:
The Matrix-trilogy = Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski
V for Vendetta = James McTeigue

Other Films:
- "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King" as Elrond
- "Transformers" & "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" as Megatron
- Happy Feet as Noah the Elder

Disappointments?:
- Babe as Rex
- Babe: Pig in the City as Rex
- The Wolfman as Abberline

Looking Forward to see:
- The Hobbit: Part 1
- The Hobbit 2
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (485 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
10. Joe Pesci
Why? Lethal Weapon 2-4 GoodFellas

Director on both Films:
Lethal Weapon 2-4 = Richard Donner
GoodFellas = Martin Scorsese

Other Films:
- Casino
- Home Alone/Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
- Raging Bull
- My Cousin Vinny

Disappointments?:
- No one, yet...

Looking Forward to see:
- The Good Shepherd
- The Death Collector
- Once Upon a Time in America
- A Bronx Tale
- JFK
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (1025 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
11. Sean Connery
Why? "Goldfinger" and the rest of his Bond-Films Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Director on both Films:
Goldfinger = Guy Hamilton
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade = Steven Spielberg

Other Films:
- The Untouchables
- The Rock
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- Entrapment
- Der Name der Rose

Disappointments?:
- Dragonheart

Looking Forward to see:
- The Hunt for Red October
- Murder on the Orient Express
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (1303 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
12. Liam Neeson
Why? Taken Schindler's List

Director on both Films:
Taken = Pierre Morel
Schindler's List = Steven Spielberg

Other Films:
- Batman Begins
- Love Actually
- Les misérables
- The A-Team
- Gangs of New York
- Kingdom of Heaven
- Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian as Aslan

Disappointments?:
- Clash of the Titans

Looking Forward to see:
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as Aslan
- The Next Three Days
- Unknown White Male
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (1706 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
13. Cate Blanchett
Why? The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Babel

Director on both Films:
The Curious Case of Benjmain Button = David Fincher
Babel = Alejandro González Iñárritu

Other Films:
- Notes on a Scandal
- I'm Not There
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring/The Two Towers/The Return of the King
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- The Gift
- Robin Hood (2010)
- Hott Fuzz as Jeanine (Uncredited)

Disappointments?:
- The Aviator (I'll have to see this film one more time)
- Bandits

Looking Forward to see:
- The Hobbit: Part 1

+
- The Good German
- Veronica Guerin
- Coffee & Cigarettes
- The Talented Mr. Ripley
- Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (1726 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
14. Nicole Kidman
Why? The Others The Interpreter

Director on both Films:
The Others = Alejandro Amenábar
The Interpreter = Sydney Pollack

Other Films:
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Cold Mountain
- Days of Thunder
- Moulin Rouge!
- Happy Feet as Norma Jean
- The Peacemaker

Disappointments?:
- Batman Forever
- The Golden Compass

Looking Forward to see:
- Nine

+
- Australia
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (981 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
15. Naomi Watts
Why? Mulholland Dr. 21 Grams

Director on both Films:
Mulholland Dr. = David Lynch
21 Grams = Alejandro González Iñárritu

Other Films:
- Funny Games U.S.
- King Kong
- Eatern Promises
- The International
- The Ring/The Ring 2

Disappointments?:
- Babe: Pig in the City as Additional Voices

Looking Forward to see:
- Fair Game
Kris's rating:

Average listal rating (1659 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
16. Helena Bonham Carter
Why? the Harry Potter-Films Fight Club

Director on both Films:
Harry Potter-Films = David Yates
Fight Club = David Fincher

Other Films:
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Terminator: Salvation
- Corpse Bride as Corpse Bride
- Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit as Lady Campanula Tottington
- Conversations with Other Women
- Hamlet
- Alice in Wonderland

Disappointments?:
No one, yet...

Looking Forward to see:
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- The King's Speech

+
- Big Fish
[- Planet of the Apes (2001)]
Kris's rating:


 

This is my favorite actors and actresses + why they are my favorites...

You got to understand that this is not a list of the good films nor what I think of the movies itself... It's about how they play the character and how much I adore them/think their cool!

Just have that in mind, and you'll do fine :)

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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 24 16:30
Both Connery and Caine were really good in The Man Who Would be King

I found Nicholson flat in About Schmidt but a convincing devil in Witches of Eastwick.

I also liked Clive Owen in Croupier (rated 98% at RT)
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 25 13:54
I Will Check them out! Thanks for the suggetions :)
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 25 20:11
I agree, Beech, one of the best movies of the 1970's.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 26 2:21
Wow, you have almost the exact favourite actors/actresses as me! Except you are missing one very important person, Johnny Depp.

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