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Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

prompted by the passing of Sir Sean Connery (RIP), i was wondering which actors you felt just epitomize this air of coolness and gravitas to almost every role they play. perhaps just an actor that is always or frequently badass. doesn't have to be based on looks alone. just how they portray and carry themselves in roles.

**please name actor or actress in case someone doesn't know simply by picture alone**

my picks:

of course

Sir Sean Connery:


Brad Pitt:


Timothy Olyphant:


Gina Carano:


Idris Elba:


Harrison Ford:


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Billy Petersen

He's been cool since Manhunter and To Live and Die in LA and of course CSI
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Billy Petersen

He's been cool since Manhunter and To Live and Die in LA and of course CSI
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

Lee Marvin
Steve McQueen
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

Hmm, agree with all except for Olyphant, who to me exudes arrogance and obnoxiousness. Even when he's supposed to be playing the good guy, it seems to me like he's just faking it and any scene he'll throw off the cloak and reveal himself as the secret villain.
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Hmm, agree with all except for Olyphant, who to me exudes arrogance and obnoxiousness. Even when he's supposed to be playing the good guy, it seems to me like he's just faking it and any scene he'll throw off the cloak and reveal himself as the secret villain.

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Pick any Keanu Reeves picture from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s.
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

Hmm. Certainly didn't expect to click on this thread and see Gina Carano and William Peterson amongst the first half dozen names.

The answers, by the way, are Clint Eastwood, Alain Delon and Samuel L. Jackson when he's not in Star Wars or Marvel movie. And for the ladies, it's Charlize Theron.
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Samuel L. Jackson and Humphrey Bogart
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

Sean Connery
Adam West
William Shatner
Patrick Stewart
Harrison Ford
Denzel Washington
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Brad Pitt
Samuel L. Jackson
Pierce Brosnan
Robert Stack

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Hmm. Certainly didn't expect to click on this thread and see Gina Carano and William Peterson amongst the first half dozen names.

The answers, by the way, are Clint Eastwood, Alain Delon and Samuel L. Jackson when he's not in Star Wars or Marvel movie. And for the ladies, it's Charlize Theron.

Petersen's Will Graham in Manhunter is one of the coolest characters ever IMO





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Petersen's Will Graham in Manhunter is one of the coolest characters ever IMO
Fair enough, but I stand by my statement. When asked which actor epitomizes coolness, I still don't expect anyone's first answer to be the guy from the Beast. And I like William Petersen!
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Fair enough, but I stand by my statement. When asked which actor epitomizes coolness, I still don't expect anyone's first answer to be the guy from the Beast. And I like William Petersen!
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

Sean Penn
Mickey Rourke
Ray Liotta
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Lung cancer is so Fetch.
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Stop trying to make fetch happen. It's not going to happen.
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

While I wouldn't call him necessarily a "tough guy", James Garner had effortless charisma.
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Heath Ledger
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

In addition to some of those mentioned already, a couple who spring to mind are Rutger Hauer and Lino Ventura.
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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

i know people have mentioned Clint Eastwood, but without a pic of his iconic squinty eyes in EVERY one of his westerns doesn't do this thread justice...



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Re: Which actors just epitomize coolness and gravitas?

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In addition to some of those mentioned already, a couple who spring to mind are Rutger Hauer and Lino Ventura.
definitely Rutger. man was he something...

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