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Johnny Depp
27.45%
Matt Damon
3.92%
Edward Norton
14.71%
Tom Cruise
2.94%
Will Smith
1.96%
Leonardo DiCaprio
9.80%
George Clooney
2.94%
Russell Crowe
13.73%
Brad Pitt
2.94%
Other (Please List)
19.61%
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Best actor under 50 years old?

Old 02-03-08, 07:51 AM
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Depp's impressed me. Bale is phenomenal. DiCaprio...up and coming. He's getting better.
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
... it's the same detached performance he gives each and every time.
I think John Cusak is guilty of this.
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Old 02-03-08, 07:59 AM
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Eh..ya Cusak for sure.
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Old 02-03-08, 10:45 AM
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Bale for sure.. Another guy I'm keeping an eye on is Ben Foster. He impresses me more and more.
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I like Russell Crowe. Brad Pitt is also a favorite of mine.
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Ryan Gosling is good... he reminds me of a latter day Jimmy Stewart.
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i love all the choices and they are all great in their ways, but Johnny Depp to me optimizes the versatility and truly transforming actors actor. He can seemingly take on any role and do it with such ease. He brings such verve and newness to every role that he really does get lost in the role.
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Old 02-03-08, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mike2
Depp's impressed me. Bale is phenomenal. DiCaprio...up and coming. He's getting better.
oh yeah, Christian Bale should def be on the list. i would put him a very close second to Depp.
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Many talented actors, but I'll say Kevin Spacey.
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Old 02-03-08, 02:16 PM
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I think Johnny Depp is the best actor regardless of age so he's my number 1. Always brings in a great performance.

Honorable mention to (no specific order):

Dicaprio
Christian Bale
Ed Norton
Matt Damon- Although he's usually his best in lighter roles
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Old 02-03-08, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Goat3001
I think Johnny Depp is the best actor regardless of age so he's my number 1. Always brings in a great performance.

Honorable mention to (no specific order):

Dicaprio
Christian Bale
Ed Norton
Matt Damon- Although he's usually his best in lighter roles
Can't argue with your choices.
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Old 02-03-08, 02:43 PM
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Many talented actors, but I'll say Kevin Spacey.
Kevin "with each new project, I'll do a variation on Kevin Spacey" Spacey?
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Old 02-03-08, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
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Ryan Gosling is good... he reminds me of a latter day Jimmy Stewart.
Good Call. Gosling should be on that list.

I voted for Norton.
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Old 02-03-08, 03:17 PM
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Sweeney Todd, Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Sir James Matthew Barrie, Frederick Abberline, George Jung, Ichabod Crane, Raoul Duke, Donnie Brasco, Don Juan, Ed Wood, Gilbert Grape and Edward Scissorhands are all shades of the same character ? Give me a fucking break.
Funny how you have this huge list and don't even mention Axel Blackmar, his best role!
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Someone not yet mentioned, Sam Rockwell rocks!
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Some good names here, but I don't think anyone can touch Johnny Depp's versatility.
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Old 02-04-08, 09:27 AM
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1. Bale
2. Depp
3. Crowe
4. DiCaprio
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Why isn't Rob Schneider on this list? He's was wonderfully persuasive as the delivery guy in "Big Daddy," and served as the emotional center of that movie. He gave an awe-inspiring naturalistic performance as the Cajun guy in "Waterboy," immortalizing the phrase "You can do it," which tops my list of the greatest lines in cinema, edging out "You had me at 'hello.'"

In "Deuce Bigelow," he carefully navigated the line between the seedy nature of the premise and the sweet nature of the character, delighting audiences with the contrast, a feat most actors would not be up to.

I, for one, am eagerly anticipating Schneider's next transformation.
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Old 02-04-08, 11:18 AM
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Under 50, over 50...doesn't matter. Russell Crowe is our best living actor.
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Old 02-04-08, 11:23 AM
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By Far Ryan Gosling.
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First name I thought of...

Philip Seymour Hoffman.

I'm glad to see others agree.
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Old 02-04-08, 12:38 PM
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Bale for sure.. Another guy I'm keeping an eye on is Ben Foster. He impresses me more and more.
If Ben Foster can follow the Christian Bale path with his roles, then he can make the top 10 within 5 years.

That aside:

1. Depp
2. Crowe
3. Bale
4. DiCaprio
5. Daniel Day Lewis (welcome back, sir)

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