Actors you watch, no matter what the film is about

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vallo
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Burt Lancaster, Errol Flynn, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Muni, Bette Davis and Gary Cooper. to name a few



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dfordoom wrote:
traceyk wrote:because I'm prejudiced against war movies and westerns. I shear off from anything with words like "battle" or "squadron," "cheyenne," "canyon, " "west," etc in the titles, no matter who's in them.
Yes, same here!
Probably missing some good films because of it, but oh well.

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I dragged this old thread out after reading Hollis' thread about great character actors. Anyone want to update or add anything? or I can just go back to my quiet little corner.......
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The only actors I can think of that I will watch no matter the picture they're in:

Judy Garland
James Mason
Agnes Moorehead

I'll watch these folks multiple times in an otherwise bad picture! :D :D
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I have become such an AM fan! I think the first time I saw her was in the Humphrey Bogart-Lauren Bacall Dark Passage or in Since You Went Away and she was so nasty, I fled from anything with her name in it. SILLY ME!!!!. After Johnny Belinda, and then Pollyanna, I started looking for anything with her in it. Wonderful actress! I think my favorite of her movies will always be Our Vines have Tender Grapes
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Charles Laughton
Claude Rains
Peter Sellers
Peter Lorre
Emil Jannings
Vincent Price
Alec Guinness
Cary Grant
Toshiro Mifune
Lon Chaney
George Sanders
Jack Palance
Boris Karloff
Carole Lombard
Joan Blondell
Myrna Loy
Margaret Sullavan
Miriam Hopkins
Diane Keaton
Marie Dressler
Bette Davis
Angela Mao (aka Angela Mao-Ying)
Joan Crawford
Lana Turner
Glenda Jackson
Barbara Steele
Linda Blair
Sissy Spacek
Shelley Winters
Hayley Mills
Tuesday Weld
Pam Grier
Pia Zadora
Katharine Hepburn
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Wow, Stephen, what a list! Do you even have time to take a breath? I'm teasing of course, but when I really look at your names, almost every one of them is a "Well, of course! Why didn't I think of him/her before?"
Thanks for sharing
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Clark Gable
Errol Flynn
Cary Grant
Toshiro Mifune
Marcello Mastroianni
Charlie Chaplin
Buster Keaton
Rudolph Valentino
Maurice Chevalier
Jean Gabin
Gene Kelly
Fred Astaire


Ava Gardner
Katharine Hepburn
Carole Lombard
Marlene Dietrich
Greta Garbo
Marilyn Monroe
Catherine Deneuve
Jeanne Moreau

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Allison, I am just going to take your list and add Hedy, Norma, and Doug, Jr.
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I want to add two more to my list, who occurred to me this afternoon:

Paul Scofield (though he made precious few films)
Catherine Deneuve

Knitwit45-- congratulations are in order! :D :P 8) I'm dying for Our Vines Have Tender Grapes to be released on DVD, so I can finally see it.
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PT, I just went to Amazon.com, typed in the title, and had this link show up:

http://stores.films-classic.com/-strse- ... Detail.bok

don't know anything about the site, but you might want to visit???
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knitwit45 wrote:when I really look at your names, almost every one of them is a "Well, of course! Why didn't I think of him/her before?"
Thanks for sharing
You're welcome! Don't tell me you're a Pia Zadora fan as well? :wink:

And don't feel too sorry for me. After this week, I'll have plenty of time to take a breath. I'm finishing up on my job and while the last month has been hectic, after Friday I'll have oodles of free time.

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Actors:
Barbara Stanwyck
Robert Ryan
Edward G. Robinson
Johnny Depp
Timothy Carey

Directors:
Orson Welles
Carl Th. Dreyer
Jacques Tourneur
Yasujiro Ozu
Samuel Fuller
John Cassavetes
F.W. Murnau
Max Ophuls
Jean Renoir
Nicholas Ray
Charles Burnett
Edgar G. Ulmer
Joseph H. Lewis
Kenji Mizoguchi
Charles Chaplin
Robert Bresson
Michael Powell (with or without Emeric Pressburger)
Anthony Mann
Ed Wood, Jr.
Jean-Pierre Melville
Otto Preminger
Fritz Lang
Mitchell Leisen
and many more....
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Garbomaniac wrote:Allison, I am just going to take your list and add Hedy, Norma, and Doug, Jr.
I can go with Norma, would rather have Doug snr but jnr is cute. Can't say I've watch much of Hedy only Algiers. Perhaps if I were a guy I'd appreciate her more. For her type of beauty I'd rather have Ava Gardner, she really catches my eye. I love The Barefoot Contessa. She has something, if I were a guy, that's whose poster I'd have up.
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