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Old 11-26-20, 07:53 PM
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Actors you love and the movie you discovered them in?

Actor: Chiwetel Ejofor.
Movie: Love, Actually...even though small part, I liked him, he had charisma, charm. Been watching him ever since and glad he is getting higher profile gigs like Doctor Strange. After, went back and saw Dirty Pretty Things (which I really like and need to see again),but that was only bc I was infatuated with Audrey Tautou after the amazing Amélie. Watching Serenity now, probably where I really took notice. He’s amazing as the nameless Operative for The Alliance and the way he kicks off opening credits is great. He is great in this movie. As are the rest in cast, but obviously he was new character from series and that last fight with Mal was epic. Loved him as over the top baddie in Four Brothers, everything really. Oh, especially Redbelt. Him and Mamet, it is great. He’s been in so many great ones.

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Grace Kelly in “Dial M for Murder”

Ran across that movie on TCM channel around 2003 and was fascinated by Grace Kelly and her life ever since. I even borrowed a biography book from my college library and read it in a couple days. Fascinating and tragic life.
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Great movie. Saw the 3D Blu.
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Mark Strong - Body of Lies & Rock n Rolla, which came out the same year in 2008.
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Saoirse Ronan - "Brooklyn". This movie is now one of my all-time favorites. She's one of my favorite actresses now and I've collected a few of her movies recently. I sort of compare her to Kate Winslet - another favorite actress of mine. Can't wait to see their movie "Ammonite"!
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I remember being totally blown away by Nicole Kidman in a tiny low budget film called Dead Calm that I went to see in the theater because Siskle and Ebert recommended it. I was so impressed with this young actress that I had never seen or heard of before and told my friend who accompanied me that she was going to be a big star.
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Originally Posted by mickey65
Saoirse Ronan - "Brooklyn". This movie is now one of my all-time favorites. She's one of my favorite actresses now and I've collected a few of her movies recently. I sort of compare her to Kate Winslet - another favorite actress of mine. Can't wait to see their movie "Ammonite"!
I love Saoirse Ronan, too. I first saw her in Atonement, in which she plays an unlikeable character. Then I saw her in Hanna and was really wowed by the screen presence she had at such a young age. I've seen a lot of her movies now, but still need to catch up on some.

Another young actress that I like a lot is Mia Wasikowska. Probably her best-known role--and the first time I saw her--was as Alice in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. I don't actually care much for that movie or its sequel, but I did like Wasikowska and she has been in some good smaller films such as Stoker, Only Lovers Left Alive, and Tracks, among others.

I recently rewatched LOTR: The Two Towers, which includes Karl Urban playing Eomer. He's been great in a lot of roles since then, such as Dredd, McCoy in Star Trek, and Butcher in The Boys.
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I wouldn't say I love him but I was impressed with Timothy Olyphant in a small role in "Go". Rutger Hauer in "Nighthawks"; I wasn't aware of his earlier Dutch films. Alan Rickman in "Die Hard".
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I discovered Mia Wasikowska in the HBO Show 'In Treatment'. I loved that show, but Mia Wasikowska was by far the best thing in it. Her performance was just perfect.
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Robert Ryan - Beware, My Lovely

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Ben Mendelsohn - I had seen him in a few things, but he totally grabbed me in "Animal Kingdom."
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Keith David, in "Pitch Black" and "Requiem for a Dream" back to back. Just an incredible change from one film to another.
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Originally Posted by mickey65
Saoirse Ronan - "Brooklyn". This movie is now one of my all-time favorites. She's one of my favorite actresses now and I've collected a few of her movies recently. I sort of compare her to Kate Winslet - another favorite actress of mine. Can't wait to see their movie "Ammonite"!
absolutely. Have never seen anything with her, cried at this one, watched her or have most of hers ever since. Looking forward to Little Women, others. Yes, cried.
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She was an Oscar nominee eight years earlier for Atonement. Such a good movie and she was amazing in it at the age of 13.
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Grace Kelly in “Dial M for Murder”

Ran across that movie on TCM channel around 2003 and was fascinated by Grace Kelly and her life ever since. I even borrowed a biography book from my college library and read it in a couple days. Fascinating and tragic life.
I first discovered her when I was 13 and flipping through the channels on my tiny black and white TV I had in my bed room and Rear Window was on. When she first entered Jimmy Stewart's apartment I was mesmerized.
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I remember the last day of 6th grade, The Alamo was shown to the class. Been a fan of JOHN WAYNE movies ever since.




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Bringing up "older" actors makes me wonder.... I'm an old, old man and I wonder when was the first time I saw Burt Lancaster, or Jack Lemmon, or Jimmy Stewart or John Wayne. They were a part of my growing up in the days of three to five TV channels. After a certain age, I could generally tell you where I first encountered an actor (sometimes with a little prompt).
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Ray Liotta in Something Wild (1986). When his character arrived on-screen he really took over the last third of the film.
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Originally Posted by Jaymole

Jennifer Jason Leigh: Miami Blues
You watched 1990's Miami Blues before 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High?
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You watched 1990's Miami Blues before 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High?
No, but it says when you discovered you love an actor, I did not take much notice of her until I saw Miami Blues.
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No, but it says when you discovered you love an actor, I did not take much notice of her until I saw Miami Blues.
Actually it says Actors you love, and the movie you discovered them in. 😁

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