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Matt Damon
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Edward Norton
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Tom Cruise
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Will Smith
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Leonardo DiCaprio
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George Clooney
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Russell Crowe
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Brad Pitt
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Best actor under 50 years old?

Old 02-02-08, 08:58 PM
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Best actor under 50 years old?

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From that list, I choose Russell Crowe. This poll prompted me to look up a couple of actors, and I can't believe Tom Hanks is 52! Bosom Buddies seems like yesterday to me!
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Christian Bale, his performance in American Psycho is one of my favorites.
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out of that list, the only one with any "range" is Edward Norton. The others just play shades of the same character (quite well, I might add) over and over again.
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Fucking hell, how did I forget Christian Bale? That's inexcusable on my part.
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
out of that list, the only one with any "range" is Edward Norton. The others just play shades of the same character (quite well, I might add) over and over again.
After seeing Ed Wood, Pirates, and Sweeney Todd, I have to say Johnny Depp is pretty good at playing different characters. I tend to agree with the rest of the list, though. Norton's range has been somewhat limited lately though.

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Fucking hell, how did I forget Christian Bale? That's inexcusable on my part.
No clue how you did. Inexcusable! . On a side note, Ledger may have been my pick if he were still alive, he proved he could play casual, upbeat (Casanova) and downbeat (Ennis) and looked to play insane (Dark Knight) pretty well, but we all know that that ended.

I also like Philip Seymour Hoffman (40). Cillian Murphy and Ryan Gosling are getting there as well.

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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
out of that list, the only one with any "range" is Edward Norton. The others just play shades of the same character (quite well, I might add) over and over again.
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.
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Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He's great in everything he does. Not only acts in mainstream, but still does alot of Indie work. DiCaprio would be a close second.

Will Smith is on the list?
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Johnny Depp is my second pick, but my first would be John Cusack.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He's great in everything he does. Not only acts in mainstream, but still does alot of Indie work. DiCaprio would be a close second.

Will Smith is on the list?
I was mainly looking to fill 10 spots, and forgot about Seymour Hoffman and Bale. Although I do think that Smith is a fantastic actor.
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Here's another for Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
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I voted Russell Crowe
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Yeah Russell Crowe all the way. He can play any part. Well.
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On that list...Russell Crowe

Other possibilities...

Don Cheadle
Eric Bana
Gary Oldman (just barely, but still under 50)
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Personally I would rank the list this way:

1.Johnny Depp
2.Edward Norton
3.Leonardo DiCaprio
4.Christian Bale
5.Russell Crowe
6.George Clooney
7.Matt Damon
8.Tom Cruise
9.Brad Pitt
10.Will Smith
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Out of who is on the list, I think I'd say Russell Crowe.
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
out of that list, the only one with any "range" is Edward Norton. The others just play shades of the same character (quite well, I might add) over and over again.
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My vote's for Norton.
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Norton or Phillip Seymore Hoffman, Johnny Depp and Don Cheadle are all great too though.
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I voted DiCaprio, for me personally he's turned in more strikingly good performances. Special nods to Norton who needs to get back on track and wow people, Crowe who needs another epic story to work with (Best in Insider, LA Confidential & Gladiator IMO), and Clooney should definately get props for having range and being very entertaining no matter what role he plays.
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
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.

OK, time to clean your Johnny Depp bed sheets, and teach me the Depp-head secrety society handshake.

To ME, Depp takes on diverse roles, but at its core, yes, to me, it's the same detached performance he gives each and every time.
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