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Best Movie, actor and perfomance of all time?

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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   PeterK


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Posted March 15 2005 - 01:37 PM

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)

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#2 of 24 OFFLINE   Brandon_T



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Posted March 15 2005 - 02:12 PM

although he was in this terrible movie I saw on tv about some sort of killer virus that was destroying a town

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

#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Ernest Rister

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Posted March 15 2005 - 02:17 PM

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!!!!)

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Posted March 15 2005 - 02:44 PM

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 of 24 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted March 15 2005 - 02:46 PM

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. Posted Image

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

#6 of 24 OFFLINE   LanieParker


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Posted March 16 2005 - 12:31 AM

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 of 24 OFFLINE   JonZ


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Posted March 16 2005 - 12:47 AM

Movie: 2001 A Space Odyssey

Actor:Toshiro Mifune

Performance:Takashi Shimura in Ikiru

#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Jason Co

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Posted March 16 2005 - 01:19 AM

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.


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#9 of 24 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted March 16 2005 - 03:35 AM

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)
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#10 of 24 OFFLINE   ThomasC


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Posted March 16 2005 - 03:52 AM

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 of 24 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted March 16 2005 - 09:14 AM

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

#12 of 24 OFFLINE   Michael_Q


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Posted March 16 2005 - 12:35 PM

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

Movie: Lawrence of Arabia
Actor: Denzel Washington
Performance: Marlon Brando as The Godfather

#13 of 24 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted March 16 2005 - 02:12 PM

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

#14 of 24 OFFLINE   Lynda-Marie


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Posted March 16 2005 - 03:12 PM

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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#15 of 24 OFFLINE   Scott_MacD


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Posted March 16 2005 - 04:02 PM

Movie : Vertigo
Actor : Orson Welles
Performance : Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream

#16 of 24 OFFLINE   Jan H

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Posted March 16 2005 - 04:06 PM

Movie: 2001

Actor: Brando

Performance: Maria Falconetti - Passion of Joan of Arc

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#17 of 24 OFFLINE   Jason Co

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Posted March 17 2005 - 01:46 AM

It is really interesting to see how people's taste varies.
Performance: Al Pacino - Serpico
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.


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Posted March 19 2005 - 07:51 AM

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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Posted March 19 2005 - 09:40 PM

Movie: The Bride of Frankenstein
Actor: Madeline Kahn
Performance: Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream or Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd.
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#20 of 24 OFFLINE   Evan Case

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Posted March 20 2005 - 02:22 PM

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?)

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