Directors Best Movie, actor and perfomance of all time?

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  1. PeterK

    PeterK Supporting Actor

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    I have a hard time narrowing down my very favourite movie. I would have to say Contact, then TOOTSIE. I think the best actor would definately be Dustin Hoffman (although he was in this terrible movie I saw on tv about some sort of killer virus that was destroying a town) and my favourite performance would also be by Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie.(although his performance in The Graduate and Rain Man are also close behind)


    What does everone else think is the greatest of all??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Brandon_T

    Brandon_T Screenwriter

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    Hey, that was Outbreak with Cuba Gooding JR., Morgan Freeman, Donald Sutherland, and Rene Russo. I like that movie! :b
     
  3. Ernest Rister

    Ernest Rister Producer

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    Movie: Rock-A-Doodle
    Actor: Kenny Rogers (Gambler, Gambler 2, Gambler 3, Gambler 4, Six Pack)
    Performance: Jeremy Irons in Dungeons and Dragons ("Time to DIE!!!!)
     
  4. Bobby*K

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    Movie: Vanilla Sky

    Actor: Al Pacino

    Performance: Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector

    ** so many great performances out there that picking only 1 is almost unfair.
     
  5. Michael Elliott

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    I try to keep my "favorites" and my opinion of the "greatest" seperate so I'll go with the "greatest" here since that was the question.

    Those Ernest picked were all #2 on my list. [​IMG]

    Movie: On the Waterfront
    Actor: Marlon Brando
    Performance: Brando (Last Tango in Paris)
     
  6. LanieParker

    LanieParker Supporting Actor

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    This is a hard question to answer. I haven't seen every movie every made. Questions like this also seem to be more of a " what was your favorite" type of thing.

    I don't know I'll have to think about it longer.
     
  7. JonZ

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    Movie: 2001 A Space Odyssey

    Actor:Toshiro Mifune

    Performance:Takashi Shimura in Ikiru
     
  8. Jason Co

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    Always a great topic for some arguments. I don't know if you can consider them all time greats but off the top of my head 2 performances that really affected me were Ed Norton in Primal Fear and Tom Cruise in Magnolia. I really feel that that was Cruise's best performance in a career that has had quite a few good ones.

    J

    p.s. Go Twins
     
  9. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Movie: The Apartment

    Actor: Jack Lemmon (though I could easily list lots of others here)

    Performance: Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (though again, I could easily list lots of others here)
     
  10. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    I have yet to see lots of classics (Casablanca, 2001, Gone With the Wind, Citizen Kane, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather Trilogy, etc.), so keep that in mind:

    Movie: Traffic
    Actor: No particular favorite
    Actress: Julianne Moore
    Performance (absolutely no doubt): Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass)
     
  11. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    I abstain on the first 2 questions, but the Best Performance of All Time is Giulietta Masina in Nights of Cabiria
     
  12. Michael_Q

    Michael_Q Stunt Coordinator

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    Mine change all the time, but at the moment...

    Movie: Lawrence of Arabia
    Actor: Denzel Washington
    Performance: Marlon Brando as The Godfather
     
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    Rob P S Cinematographer

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    Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
    Actor: Morgan Freeman
    Actress: Kathy Bates
    Performance: Al Pacino - Serpico
     
  14. Lynda-Marie

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    Favorite Movie: Star Wars [Before it was Episode IV: A New Hope] Raiders of the Lost Ark [Tie]

    Favorite Actor: Harrison Ford

    Favorite Actress: Hard to say, since many actresses of the last 30 years or so that I have found intriguing get an Oscar or Emmy and then seem to have no career afterwards.

    Favorite Performance: George C. Scott as General George S. Patton in "Patton" and Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs" [Tie]
     
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    Movie : Vertigo
    Actor : Orson Welles
    Performance : Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream
     
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    Movie: 2001

    Actor: Brando

    Performance: Maria Falconetti - Passion of Joan of Arc

    Ernest: [​IMG]
     
  17. Jason Co

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    It is really interesting to see how people's taste varies.
    I saw Serpico and it really did nothing for me. I thought Pacino's performances in the Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon, and Scent of A Woman were much better than in Serpico. YMMV. Seeing someone that feels so passionate about it makes me think I need to revisit that movie.

    J
     
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    Movie: Les Quatre cents coups
    Actor: James Stewart & Actress: Catherine Deneuve
    Performance: Anthony Hopkins (The Remains of the Day) & Jeanne Moreau (Jules et Jim)
     
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    Movie: The Bride of Frankenstein
    Actor: Madeline Kahn
    Performance: Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream or Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd.
     
  20. Evan Case

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    Movie: The Empire Strikes Back

    Actor: Probably Spencer Tracy or Buster Keaton, though there are at least two dozen others who would be just as valid

    Actress: I don't have a standout favorite, but I like Rob's choice of Giulietta Masina

    Performance: George C. Scott in Patton (followed closely by Skeet Ulrich in Chilly Dogs); Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind is my top female performance (is that sound I hear George's brain exploding?)

    Evan
     

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