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Old 05-01-03, 03:12 PM
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Your Top 5 Classic Actors

What are your top 5 "classic" actors...

- The majority of their films had to 1975 or earlier.


For me:

1. Jimmy Stewart

2. Humphrey Bogart

3. Spencer Tracey

4. Steve McQueen

5. Yul Brynner
Old 05-01-03, 03:44 PM
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1. Jimmy Stewart
2. Orsen Welles
3. Charlton Heston
4. Jack Lemmon
5. Gregory Peck
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1) Cary Grant

2) Orson Welles

3) Humphrey Bogart

4) Spencer Tracy

5) Jack Lemmon
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In no particular order...

Alan Ladd
James Stewart
Joseph Cotten
Cary Grant
William Holden
Old 05-01-03, 04:06 PM
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So as not to leave out noteworthy actors, I'm picking 12, although a few of them have done significant work post-1975.

James Stewart
Joseph Cotten
Alec Guiness
Paul Newman
Robert Shaw
Gregory Peck
Sidney Poitier
Steve McQueen
George C. Scott
Hayley Mills
Karl Malden
William Holden
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Oh man, all my favorite actors are probably considered classic actors...

1. William Powell
2. James Cagney
3. Burt Lancaster
4. James Stewart
5. Cary Grant

6. Orson Welles
7. Alec Guiness
8. Jack Lemmon
9. Peter Sellers
10. Humphrey Bogart
Old 05-01-03, 04:27 PM
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Actresses:
Katherine Hepburn
Betty Davis
Barbara Stanwyck
Audrey Hepburn
Ingrid Bergman

Actors:
Burt Lancaster
Jimmy Stewart
Henry Fonda
Humphrey Bogart
Vincent Price
Old 05-01-03, 04:28 PM
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1. James Stewart
2. Carey Grant
3. Humphrey Bogart
4. Orson Welles
5. ?
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Lon Chaney
Henry Fonda
Toshiro Mifune
Peter Sellers
James Dean
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1 Cary Grant
2 George C Scott
3 Gregory Peck
4 Jimmy Stewart
5 Ernest Borgnine
Old 05-01-03, 06:10 PM
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Actors:
Burt Lancaster
Humphrey Bogart
Buster Keaton
Jack Lemmon
Jimmy Stewart

Actresses:
Barbara Stanwyck
Katherine Hepburn
Deborah Kerr
Audrey Hepburn
Ida Lupino

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Picking my top five was easier than I thought.

1) Jimmy Cagney

2) William Holden

3) Mickey Rooney

4) Gene Kelly

5) Groucho Marx

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Cary Grant
Marilyn Monroe
Audrey Hepburn
Humphrey Bogart
Gene Kelly

And some more:

Orson Welles
Ingrid Bergman
Alec Guiness
Peter O'Toole
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William Holden
Gary Cooper
Cary Grant
Richard Burton
Marlon Brando
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John Wayne
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James Stewart
Vincent Price
Humphrey Bogart
Edward G. Robinson
James Cagney
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Oh, good choice on Edward G Robinson! I have about 50 actors in my top 10.
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1. Cary Grant
2. James Stewart
3. Alec Guiness
4. William Powell
5. Toshiro Mifune

On the Actress side:
1. Audrey Hepburn
2. Myrna Loy
3. Ingrid Bergman
4. Lillian Gish
5. Carol Lombard
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Actors:
01. James Stewart
02. Cary Grant
03. Errol Flynn
04. Humphrey Bogart
05. Lon Chaney
06. Ronald Colman
07. Edward G. Robinson
08. William Powell
09. Jimmy Cagney
10. Harold Lloyd

Actresses:
01. Joan Crawford
02. Katherine Hepburn
03. Bette Davis
04. Carol Lombard
05. Barbara Stanwyck
06. Greta Garbo
07. Laraine Day
08. Joan Fontaine
09. Priscilla Lane
10. Myrna Loy

* Sorry, but it was hard enough to list 10 of each than just 5. It was hard to leave out sooooo many others, but I'll stick with the above

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In no special order:
Alec Guiness
Spencer Tracy
Cary Grant
James Stewart
Peter Sellers

Louise Brooks
Kathy Bates
Bette Davis
Lillian Gish
Katherine Hepburn
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In no particular order:

Orson Welles
Humphrey Bogart
John Wayne
Alec Guiness
James Stewart

I haven't watched a lot of classics though...
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Marlon Brando
Toshiro Mifune
John Cassavetes
Marcello Mastroianni
Laurence Olivier
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Charlie Goose - Nice pick! Grouch Marx.... excellent choice. Somehow, I forgot all about him
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inri222 - man, I forgot about Laurence Olivier as well.
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Men
1. Orson Welles
2. Vincent Price
3. Jimmy Stewart (in the Hitch movies, mainly)
4. Max Von Sydow
5. Alec Guinness
6. Boris Karloff
7. Joseph Cotton (very happy to see him getting so much support here!!)
8. Marcello Mastrioanni
9. Cary Grant
10. Christopher Lee (if you consider Hammer 'classic'. May still be too contemporary to qualify for some)

Ladies
1. Grace Kelly
2. Rita Hayworth
3. Audrey Hepburn
4. Ingrid Bergman
5. Kim Novak

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