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Better Actor/Comedian: BEN STILLER or ADAM SANDLER?

Old 01-15-04, 12:08 AM
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Better Actor/Comedian: BEN STILLER or ADAM SANDLER?

Smirnoffski's Battle of the Comedians poll I


ADAM SANDLER or BEN STILLER??

Who is the better overall actor/comedian all things considered?

One or the other

Vote now!




I will be making a series of polls comparing actors/actresses of similar style.

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Perhaps you should post a poll with your poll.
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Even though they're both one trick comedians, I went with Adam.

Haven't seen Punch Drunk Love yet, but i've enjoyed his previous flicks. [Mr. Deeds, though, not as much. I kept it for the Dave Matthews video.]

However, Ben's show kicked MUCH ass.

Still, I broke the tie by counting whose DVDs I own more of...
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Tough question. Both have had there fare share of good stuff and awful crap.
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The end of Tennenbaums, where Stiller had his resolution with Hackman (dog scene) had me choked up a little, I think he did a good acting job there.

Punch drunk love showed some promise in Sandler, but I always have to keep in mind that the part was written for him, and feel I need to see more before I make up my mind on his acting ability.

I think the jury is still out on both.

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I hate sandler.. HATE HATE HATE him.

So you know what my choice was.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton


So you know what my choice was.
Sandler?
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Ben Stiller has the better acting range, but Adam Sandler is funnier. I give it to Stiller for his greater flexibility.
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Anyone who ever watched THE BEN STILLER SHOW should be able to answer this question with ease. Ben's much more creative than Adam. Not always funny, but then again, I don't think Adam is EVER funny.
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Stiller gets my vote based on Something About Mary, Meet The Parents and his recent spot on Curb Your Enthusiasm
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Ben at his best is funnier than Adam could ever hope to be. Ben also has better acting range. Even sticking to comedy, Ben is able to do some spot-on impersonations and characters, while I've never seen Adam do anything other than loud funny voices.
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No comparison, Stiller all the way.

Adam Sandler only knows one, (painfully unfunny), stupid voice and uses it for every character he plays.
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Ben Stiller just cracks me up no matter what role he plays(except for Permanent Midnight) while every Adam Sandler movie since Happy Gilmore has been terrible, so I had to pick Stiller.
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Ben has awesome reactions.... His timing is almost perfect.

I like both of them though. (picked Ben)
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Adam Sandler by far. Too bad the poll doesn't show that.
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Ben Stiller by far. Fortunately, the poll shows that.

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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
I hate sandler.. HATE HATE HATE him.

So you know what my choice was.

Stiller?

I couldn't couldn't couldn't agree with you more.
The only place I could ever tolerate Sandler was
on "SNL" (small increments).
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Originally posted by PalmerJoss
. . . while every Adam Sandler movie since Happy Gilmore has been terrible . . .
I agree, with the exception of The Wedding Singer . . . that was every bit as funny as Happy Gilmore
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The price is wrong, bitch.
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Ben Stiller is easily the better of the two. Sandler's ranger has only two gears, idiot man-child and disturbingly violent.
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Ben Stiller is by far the better actor and comedian.
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
Ben Stiller is easily the better of the two. Sandler's ranger has only two gears, idiot man-child and disturbingly violent.
I agree, although I really liked Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, Sandler has proved pretty weak in overall comedic range since those movies. Ben Stiller has a much better range, from subtly funny to over the top.
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Ben Stiller for sure. Adam Sandler can only play one annoying character and not very well or very funny at that. No competition.
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They both more or less just play the same characters over and over...but Adam made Punch Drunk Love...so...I go with Adam...
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one trick ponies. You could almost add Jim Carey to the poll as well, if it weren't for Truman.

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