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Old 10-30-09, 07:37 PM
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Actors/Actresses that can do no wrong

I am sure many of us here follow directors more than actors/actresses, and I am wondering. It got me to thinking: is there any actor or actress I will watch ANYTHING they are in regardless of who directs them or what movies they are in?

I honestly have to say I can't think of many...or really any. I mean, there is Bill Murray and I always try to pay attention to what he does but he did Garfield and then there was that horrendous Broken Flowers. Johnny Depp is perhaps one of my favorite serious actors but he accepts some crappy roles I will never watch him in.

I was just wondering if anybody here could think of actors they would watch regardless of what they were in? And why?
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Old 10-30-09, 08:08 PM
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No, there isn't. There's plenty of actors I like who do work I'm not interested in.
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Yes, there are too many to list.
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I love Broken Flowers, further cemented my love for Murray. But yea, he's been in stinkers, the odds really work against everyone in Hollywood. Maybe John Cazale was the only who had a great career, but it was cut short, I'm sure sooner or later he would've been in a truly bad film.
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Broken Flowers is a great movie.
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In the last 4 years, easy, Robert Downey Jr
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Downey Jr for sure the last 4 yrs....
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His filmography may be uneven (to say the least), but I've yet to see a disappointing performance by Sean Connery (except, in all honesty, Diamonds Are Forever). He was great in Medicine Man; the most enjoyable part of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, The Rock and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; he was flat-out great in The Untouchables and I will forever have a soft spot for the eerie Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
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Clint Eastwood is my favorite actor, but he's been in a bunch of real turds.

Maybe Edward Norton, but there's that movie with him as a priest and Ben Stiller as a rabbi.
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Old 10-31-09, 01:46 AM
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Daniel Day-Lewis seems to be the kingpin of excellent actors. Does whatever he wants, and turns in "the best performance of the year" every so often.
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Old 10-31-09, 02:34 AM
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Watching ANYTHING an actor might be in is a tall order, and I've not seen his entire filmography so there may be plenty of stinkers in it, but this is the guy who came immediately to mind for me:
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Warren Oates (shown here in the Outer Limits episode The Mutant)

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I love Broken Flowers, further cemented my love for Murray. But yea, he's been in stinkers, the odds really work against everyone in Hollywood. Maybe John Cazale was the only who had a great career, but it was cut short, I'm sure sooner or later he would've been in a truly bad film.
If Pachino and DeNiero can appear in crap so would have Cazale.
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Jason Statham and Megan Fox.
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Daniel Day-Lewis seems to be the kingpin of excellent actors. Does whatever he wants, and turns in "the best performance of the year" every so often.
He's never acted good in my opinion. It's all great.
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George Clooney get close.
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George Clooney get close.
He will always have Batman and Robin.
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Ah-nold. Now he is retired now, but I would always give his movies a try because you knew what you were getting each time: good action, cheesy one liners, and arnold kicking ass.
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Ah-nold. Now he is retired now, but I would always give his movies a try because you knew what you were getting each time: good action, cheesy one liners, and arnold kicking ass.
He too, will always have Batman and Robin.


There really isn't anyone I can think of, except maybe Daniel Day Lewis, and that might be proven wrong with "Nine".

In terms of people the general masses always seem to give a free pass to regardless of how crappy their movie is, I would say Will Smith and Vince Vaughn. I also tend to notice that older audiences are always willing to give Jodie Foster a free pass (until recently).
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Meryl Streep comes to mind.

Even in bad movies, she's always good in my opinioin.
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I liked him in every movie I saw him in.
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Paul Newman
Gene Hackman
Glenn Ford
Lee Marvin
Kurt Russell
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This thread has gone so off-topic it's not even funny, from "actors that can do no wrong" to "actors I really really like".
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