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Most Versatile Actors and Actresses

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I think he's the greatest actor ever lived and he's become my most favourite actor ever. Judging from his movies that I've already seen, he's unbeatable at being versatile. I'm completely captured by his performance as

Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, in My Left Foot (1989)

Nathaniel Hawkeye, an adopted white Mohican, in The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Newland Archer, a young, popular, successful lawyer, in The Age of Innocence (1993)

Daniel Plainview, an oil conglomerate, in There will be Blood (2007)

He's really becoming the person he acted in each of his role. I can't wait to watch his other movies.

Average listal rating (4542 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Often hailed as the most versatile actor.

As Edward Scissorhands, an uncommonly gentle young man who had scissors instead of fingers, in Edward Scissorhands (1990).

As Sam, an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton, in Benny and Joon (1993).

As Ichabod Crane, a twenty-four year old officer investigating a series of brutal slayings, in Sleepy Hollow (1999).

As Roux, a gypsy, in Chocolat (2000).

As Sands, a CIA agent, in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003).

As Sir James Matthew Barrie, a famous Scottish playwright and novelist who created Peter Pan, in Finding Neverland (2004).

As Mort Rainey, a writer who is accused for plagiarism, in Secret Window (2004).

As Willy Wonka, an unparalleled genius candy maker, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

As Benjamin Barker a.k.a Sweeney Todd, a barber and serial killer, in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Sreet (2007).

As John Dillinger, a notorious bank robber in mid-western America, in Public Enemies (2009).

As Frank Tupelo, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart, in The Tourist (2010).

As Captain Jack Sparrow, an eccentric pirate, in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).
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Average listal rating (1992 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
At first I didn't understand what's the hype over this hunk. As time goes by, I realize that he's such a very talented actor; he's priceless. His acting grows in me.
RIP Heath.

As Patrick Verona, mysterious bad boy, in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).

As Dan, a junkie-poet who is in love, in Candy (2006).

As The Joker, the most evil, deranged, and flat out psychotic killer, in The Dark Knight (2008).
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Average listal rating (1962 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
He covers pretty... all roles. :)

As Dracula, the world's most famous vampire, in Dracula (1992).

As Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, a rather stupid industrialist, in The Fifth Element (1997).

As Carnegie, a greedy town-controller, in The Book of Eli (2010).

As Shen (voice), an ambitious peacock villain, in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).

As Sirius Black, the Godfather of Harry Potter, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).

As Jim Gordon, the police commissioner of Batman's home of Gotham City, in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
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Average listal rating (1602 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Simply the best actress in my opinion; willing to watch any movie just to see her performance.

As Joanna Kramer, a desperate wife and mother, in Kramer vs Kramer (1975).

As Linda, a desperate daughter and girlfriend, in The Deer Hunter (1978).

As Francesca Johnson, a seemingly unfaithful housewife, in The Bridges of Madison County (1995).

As Lee, a disinterested mother, in Marvin's Room (1996).

As Susan Orlean, an American journalist, in Adaptation. (2002).

As Clarissa Vaughan, a New Yorker-the embodiment of Mrs. Dalloway, in The Hours (2002).

As Aunt Josephine, a grammar-wise and paranoid, in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004).

As Eleanor Shaw, an ambitious politician and mother, in The Manchurian Candidate (2004).

As Lisa Metzger, a Jewish psychoanalyst, in Prime (2005).

As Miranda Priestly, a ruthless and cynical magazine editor, in The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

As Janine Roth, a skeptical television reporter, in Lions for Lambs (2007).

As Sister Aloysius, the strict and conservative principal of the attached school, in Doubt (2008).

As Donna Sheridan, a mother whose daughter is soon to be married, in Mamma Mia! (2008).

As Julia Child, an American chef, author and television personality, in Julie and Julia (2009).

As Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, in The Iron Lady (2011).

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Another excellent British actor. One of the first actors that I actually really adore.

As Jamie Graham, a young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II, in Empire of the Sun (1987).

As Laurie, the rich next door neighbour of the March family, in Little Women (1994).

As Patrick Bateman, a wealthy New York investment banking executive who hides his alternate psychopathic ego, in American Psycho (2000).

As Trevor Reznik, an industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity, in The Machinist (2004).

As Jim Luther Davies, an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates, in Harsh Times (2005).

As Alfred Borden, natural genius magician/illusionist, in The Prestige (2006).

As Dieter Dengler, a US Fighter pilot who is struggling for survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War, in Rescue Dawn (2006).

As Dan Evans, a small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw, in 3:10 to Yuma (2007).

As Melvin Purvis, a FBI agent who leads the hunt of John Dillinger, in Public Enemies (2009).

As John Connor, the leader of group of survivors who struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job after Skynet massacre, in Terminator Salvation (2009).

As Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman, in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
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Average listal rating (1643 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
A late bloomer. His rich smooth voice is one of his trade mark. :)

As Col. Christopher Brandon, the man who falls in love with Marianne at first sight, in Sense and Sensibility (1995).

As Metatron, the voice of God, in Dogma (1999).

As Harry, an unfaithful husband, in Love Actually (2003).

As Antoine Richis, a wealthy father, in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).

As Judge Turpin, the man who destroys Benjamin Barker's life, in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).

As Professor Severus Snape in all Harry Potter movies, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
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Average listal rating (2481 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
A distinguished British actress. The English Rose.

As Marianne Dashwood, the romantically inclined and eagerly expressive second daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Dashwood, in Sense and Sensibility (1995)

As Rose DeWitt Bukater, the heroine and the love interest of Jack Dawson, in Titanic (1997)

As Clementine Kruczynski, an unhinged free spirited woman, in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

As Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, the mother of the sons that inspired the creation of Peter Pan, in Finding Neverland (2004)

As Iris Simpkins, a society column editor for The Daily Telegraph, in The Holiday (2006)

As Hanna Schmitz, a tram conductor, in The Reader (2008)

As April Wheeler, an unhappy wife and mother, in Revolutionary Road (2008)
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I can't help but liking this weird-but-attractive looking actor. :)

As Cameron James, the guy who is head over heels for Bianca Stratford, in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).

As Tom Hansen, a trained architect who works as a writer at a greeting card company, in (500) Days of Summer (2009).

As Arthur, Cobb's right hand man, and apparently closest friend, in Inception (2010).

As Adam, a young man who finds out that he gets cancer and his girlfriend cheated on him, in 50/50 (2011).

As Blake, a hard-nosed young Gotham beat cop who is secretly helping Batman, in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

As Joe, a looper for a mafia company, in Looper (2012).
Average listal rating (212 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Simply charming.

As Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a notorious murderer, in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).

As Sebastian Flyte, an eccentric, extraordinarily good-looking and charming son of the Marchmains, in Brideshead Revisited (2008).

As John Keats, the latest born of the great Romantic poets, in Bright Star (2009).

As Freddie Lyon, a brilliant young journalist, in BBC TV series The Hour (2011).
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Often works with Tim Burton, her husband.

As Marla Singer, an impostor who is addicted to attending support groups and pretending to be a victim, in Fight Club (1999).

As Jenny/The Witch in Big Fish (2003).

As Mrs. Bucket, a kind-hearted and supportive mother, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

As Mrs. Lovett, the accomplice and only friend of fabled serial killer Sweeney Todd, in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).

As Queen Elizabeth, the wife of King George VI of Britain, in The King's Speech (2010).

As Bellatrix Lestrange, Lord Voldemort's most loyal and pure evil Death Eater, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
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Well, to be an actor or an actress is without question to be versatile. But these actors and actresses give the word versatile its true meaning for me.

More actors, actresses and roles will be added.
(depends on movies I have watched)

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