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Old 05-02-03, 11:51 AM
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In no particular order:

Toshiro Mifune
Audrey Hepburn
Carey Grant
Humphrey Bogart
Udo Kier (not really, I just can't think of a 5th right now)
Old 05-02-03, 01:36 PM
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I enjoy the classics much more than I enjoy modern movies, so in that regard there are just too many that I call "favorites" that I would struggle to narrow it down to ten, let alone five:

James Stewart
Gary Cooper
Cary Grant
William Holden
Alec Guinness
Burt Lancaster
Orson Welles
Jack Lemmon
Charlton Heston
Tony Curtis
Claude Rains
Bette Davis
Grace Kelly
Donna Reed
Ingrid Bergman
Gloria Swanson

And a few of my favorite character actors:
Ward Bond
Henry Travers
Ernest Borgnine
Thelma Ritter
Jack Hawkins
Old 05-17-03, 03:25 PM
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Without a doubt, my 2 favorites:
John Wayne & Errol Flynn

Lesser known (perhaps), but very high on my favorites list:
Richard Widmark
Robert Taylor
Jeff Chandler

Other well-known favorites:
Bud Abbott & Lou Costello
Charlton Heston
Kirk Douglas
Gary Cooper
Gregory Peck
Jimmy Stewart
Burt Lancaster

Can't forget to include:
Randolph Scott
Anthony Quinn
Glenn Ford
Audie Murphy
Stewart Granger

(edited to add) I shouldn't neglect to include:
Henry Fonda

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Old 05-18-03, 04:14 PM
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cary grant
james stewart
william holden
james cagney
marlon brando
and
james dean in all 3 of his films


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rita hayworth
katherine hepburn
jennifer jones
barbara stanwyck
jane wyman
and
justine bateman

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Old 05-18-03, 04:26 PM
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Jimmy Stewart
Cary Grant
Alec Guinness
Gene Kelly
Peter Sellers
Old 05-19-03, 10:58 AM
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Actors:
Cary Grant
Paul Newman
Spencer Tracy
Jack Lemmon
Lee Marvin

Actresses:
Joanne Woodward
Katherine Hepburn
Marilyn Monroe
Bette Davis
Shirley MacLaine
Old 05-21-03, 02:43 PM
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DVDJay - on your list and comment about classic movies. Another for mentioning Claude Rains
and Gloria Swanson. They are both sadly neglected when it comes to these threads. Many forget that Gloria Swanson was a great deal more than Sunset Blvd.

BTW: Many members of this forum know that I consider Sunset Blvd to be a perfect 10 as far as movies go. IMHO to change a thing would be to make it less than the "perfect" film it is. I just felt like saying that


flixtime - You always get a I have come to expect that anything you post should be read with interest.

I'm really happy that you mentioned names like Jeff Chandler, Richard Widmark, Randolph Scott, Glenn Ford and Stewart Granger (just to name some without repeating the whole list).

These actors are amazingly looked over too often

BTW: I'm sorry I haven't been posting over the past few months. As you know I've been having health problems over the past 2+ years. The last few months have in particular been pretty awful.

I have been spending about 3 days a week at the doctors and am quite tired to do anything by the time I get home. In fact, I saw 3 on Monday alone (which is nothing unusual).

I just found 3 new specialists who have been doing more to help me than all those I've seen in the past few years. So, things are begining to look up.

I'll try to post more as my health and time (as I'm still selling the house to move to AZ) permits. Today has been a good day, so I'm posting.

Take care.......Feel free to e-mail me if you get the chance. I think you have my private address (if I remember correctly)

Dimension X - As usual your list is top shelf. I know we discussed this before......But I wish you had included Cary Grant.......Since you didn't I've included your favorite gif below

Old 05-23-03, 04:25 PM
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Actors:
Two favorites of all time:
Jack Lemmon
Jimmy Stewart

and these guys are no slouches either:
Cary Grant
Henry Fonda
Charlton Heston
Gregory Peck
Humphrey Bogart

Actress:
Grace Kelly
Audrey Hepburn
Ingrid Bergman
Old 05-23-03, 04:30 PM
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Actors:
1. Jimmy Stewart
2. Gary Cooper
3. Kirk Douglas
4. Cary Grant
5. Humphrey Bogart

Actresses:
1. Betty Davis
2. Joan Crawford
3. Audrey Hepburn
4. Ingrid Bergman
5. Katherine Hepburn
Old 05-23-03, 04:36 PM
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Al Pacino
Shaun Connery
Robert De Niro
Sir Ian Mckellen
Peter Lorre

hey, i'm a young guy
Old 05-23-03, 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by Daytrip
Al Pacino
Shaun Connery
Robert De Niro
Sir Ian Mckellen
Peter Lorre

hey, i'm a young guy

for mentioning Peter Lorre
Old 05-24-03, 02:27 AM
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American:

1. William Holden
2. Steve McQueen
3. Jimmy Stewart
4. Marlon Brando
5. Warren Oates (the most underated actor in the history of time)


Foreign:

1. Peter O'Toole
2. Lawrence Olivier
3. Alec Guinness
4. Richard Burton
5. Peter Sellers


Female:

1. Vivien Leigh
2. Katherine Hepburn
3. Olivia de Havilland
4. Ingrid Bergman
5. Audrey Hepburn

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