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Old 11-05-20, 08:59 PM
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Old 11-06-20, 08:48 PM
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

I'd like to add Jeremy Irons to Hokeyboy's Gravitas list.



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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

^ Lee Marvin is a great one.
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

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Goddamn, I would have loved to seen him play a Klingon in Planet of the Titans.
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

though he is not an actor, he has appeared on many fictional tv shows and a few movies, but this guy will always be cool in my book...



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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

It really depends on the role, but I'd consider adding David Niven to the list.
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

All the way to page three before a mention of the king himself?



RIP

Does it get any cooler than this guy?...



Oh wait yeah it does...



Even cooler...



even cooler....oh wait whoops ignore this one.



As for women, Linda Hamilton

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And even new...or old, newly old?



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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
Cool: Steve McQueen, Warren Oates, Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConnaughey, Jeff Bridges, Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery, Cary Grant

Gravitas: Daniel Day Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Forrest Whitaker, Dustin Hoffman, Marlon Brando

They can overlap, but they are entirely different things.
That's why some of the choices here baffle me. I think some are being pushed for the cool but lack the gravitas.
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

Olyphant is so god damn cool.
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

Olyphant has an unusually long torso and short legs which makes him look like a midget standing on another midget under a trench coat when he walks. Ain’t nothing cool about that!
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That's why some of the choices here baffle me. I think some are being pushed for the cool but lack the gravitas.
It is hard to have both coolness and gravitas at the same time, but some actors - or indeed regular people - exude coolness because of or despite their gravitas. The inverse is impossible, in my opinion, meaning it is impossible for one's suavity to impart gravitas.
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

The names that instantly pop in my head are

Cary Grant
Sean Connery
Steve McQueen
Kirk Douglas
Marlon Brando
Clint Eastwood
Katherine Hepburn
Myrna Loy
Meryl Streep

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