Actors you watch, no matter what the film is about

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Mr. ChiO said
Timothy Carey
No! Really? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Have you seen the short piece on TCM done by his son? Every time I see it, I want to call you up to make sure you're watching!!!!

Thanks for sharing your faves. The directors are still all a blur to me, when I see a name I recognize I don't think of a "style" just an "Oh, boy, here we go" or a "Great!!!!". Have patience, I'm still learning!
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Have you seen the short piece on TCM done by his son?
Is it the one with Romeo Carey that was tied to the showing of THE WORLD'S GREATEST SINNER? That I have seen and recorded, but if there is another....

Then there was the day a movie pal called and asked what I was doing. Watching and recording I'LL CRY TOMORROW, I replied.

Really? That doesn't seem like your kind of movie.

IMDb says that Timothy Carey's in it, I responded impatiently.

And sure enough, near the end, with no dialogue, he walks across the screen...and makes it all worthwhile. Of his 50+ film appearances (not counting made-for-TV movies), I have only seen 19 (and have 13 of those on some form of recording). Plus a beautiful half-sheet of BAYOU and a few photos from THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE. Those of us who watched Baretta, Charlie's Angels or Columbo TV movies during their formative years, must have him etched in memory.

May 11 marks the 15th year of his genius passing from this plane to another. And, to think, no screen credit in THE WILD ONE, CRIME WAVE, or EAST OF EDEN.
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I just chanced upon this thread, and enjoyed it so much I thought I'd add my own lists. So here they are, probably incomplete, and without rhyme or reason to their order beyond listing Frances Dee first.

Actresses:
Frances Dee
Anita Louise
Ginger Rogers
Ann Harding
Janet Gaynor
Andrea Leeds
Loretta Young
Greta Garbo
Margaret Sullavan
Nancy Carroll
Anne Shirley
Joan Leslie
Irene Dunne
Alice Faye
Mary Pickford
Deanna Durbin


Actors:
Ronald Colman
Fred Astaire
Charles Farrell
Ronald Reagan
Joel McCrea
Robert Montgomery
William Powell
John Boles
Tony Martin

I'd love to add Tom Brown and Tom Drake to that list, too, but then I find a title like The Choppers (1961) in their filmographies...

Directors:
Henry King
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Lovely to see you here again.
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movieman1957 wrote:Lovely to see you here again.
How kind you are! Thank you, Chris.
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Well I'm currently trying to watch all the extant Myrna Loy, King Vidor, and Fritz Lang films.

I'd similarly love to track down all of Wellman and Cukor's existing films.

As for actors and actresses well,

Cary Grant
Mae Clarke
Myrna Loy
Katharine Hepburn
Henry Fonda
Sylvia Sidney
Gene Tierney
Claudette Colbert
Barbara Stanwyck
Fredric March
Harold Lloyd
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Too many to name, but off the top of my head:

Edward G. Robinson
Gong Li
Barbara Stanwyck
John Garfield
Boris Karloff
Margaret Sullavan
Peter O' Toole
Liv Ullmann
Klaus Kinski
Robert Ryan
Van Heflin
Jean Gabin
Ann Sheridan
Harvey Keitel
Joan Crawford
Lillian Gish
Ingrid Bergman
Bogart
Myrna Loy
Ed Begley
Toshiro Mifune
George Sanders
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Without going into all those recognizable classic film names...I'm going with Margaret Lindsay.
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I agree; there really are too many to mention. I have commented on this thread before, but I just had to make a list. It is so inspriring! But, many on my list have already been mentioned, so I'll just add these.

But, here goes my list:

Greta Garbo
Tyrone Power
Hedy Lamarr
Errol Flynn
Jean Harlow
Burt Lancaster
Marlene Dietrich
Cary Grant
Rita Hayworth
Randolph Scott
Ava Gardner
Clark Gable
Alice Faye
Ronald Colman
Betty Grable
Nelson and Jeanette
Charles Laughton
Gale Sondergaard
Dana Andrews
Gene Tierney
The Barrymores
Mickey and Judy
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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I know I revive some older threads, but I hope that's ok, eh? ;)

Actresses:
Bette Davis
Jean Harlow
Greta Garbo
Marlene Dietrich
Tallulah Bankhead
Lana Turner
Ava Gardner
Marilyn Monroe
Olivia deHavilland
Carole Lombard
Hedy Lamarr
Rosalind Russell
Joan Blondell
Marion Davies
Gloria Swanson
Romy Schneider
Meryl Streep

Actors:
William Holden
Vincent Price
Gary Cooper
Errol Flynn
Ronald Colman
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Peter Lorre
Boris Karloff
Bela Lugosi
Tyrone Power
Lionel Barrymore
Jack Lemmon
Cary Grant
Clark Gable
Montgomery Clift
Rudolph Valentino
Erich von Stroheim
Adrien Brody
Daniel Auteuil
Jean Pierre Léaud

Directors:
Billy Wilder
Francois Truffaut
Erich von Stroheim
Josef von Sternberg
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charliechaplinfan wrote: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

for now
It's fun to revisit old threads, since posting my actors and actresses my viewing experience has increased and I would add new favorites

Charles Boyer
James Mason
John Gilbert
Edward G Robinson
Boris Karloff
Lon Chaney

the girls

Mary Pickford
Clara Bow
Jean Harlow
Ingrid Bergman
Sophia Loren
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Most of us have really long lists. We're quite some movie buffs for sure! Btw, seeing your list chaplinfan, I noticed I forgot Sophia Loren.
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Libertine wrote:I know I revive some older threads, but I hope that's ok, eh? ;)
That's not a problem at all, Libertine. We all do it all the time around here.

Besides, it's fun seeing if our previously spouted opinions have changed over time.
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I may be in a minority here.

The key phrase here is "no matter what the film is about"; I know there are hundreds and thousands of movies that were made in the past 50-75 years and way I look it at it; if there is a Gene Kelly movie on TCM and I see the title of the film - before I watch that particular movie ... I always use the IMDb to find out what kind of movie it is. If this movie is ...

Not my Cup of Tea ... ... and this means one thing ... I don't watch it.

Because of the subject matter, film genre, and/or million other things as well ... like an certain actor/actress that you can't stand watching ... that's also taken into considerations. For example I refused to watch any Rita Hayworth's movies right after she finished making "CIRCUS WORLD" because she was on a downward path from that point on and people in my mind exploiting her, making a mockery out of her, and no one quite understand the medical conditions that she was facing at this time. That Alzheimer's disease (at that time its was in its infancy) that I'm talking about. I've seen every Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford movies except "Money Trap" ... I have a friend of mine who live in Los Angeles and he have a copy of that movie in VHS format back before DVD's came on and I refused to watch it because it's pains me to see a legendary actress like Rita being shown like this ... I saw clips of its and I vowed myself to not to see any of her films right after Circus World. It's hurts me to watch them. It's makes me :( .

This is my way of saying ... forget it. I don't have a list of actors/actresses here ... but, to me its all about making a choice here and frankly I have a very difficult time watching certain types of movies that offended me (there is quite of few of them in my lifetime and I actually walked out the theater with friends that doesn't understand why) greatly. So, my friends called me up and asked me why ... I told them why and they understand why I walked out and totally respected my opinion and did not make fun of me. They even learned a thing or two from me.

This thread is very enlightening to me and gave me times to think about what all of you said here. I'm kind of moviegoer that takes time to educate what the movie is all about; if this movie is not "my cup of tea" I don't watch it period - its doesn't matter its has your favorite actor/actress in it.

I maybe in the minority here ... but, I wanted to share my thoughts on this thread from a different perspective and/or angle here.
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I want to add Peter Lorre to my list, I find it difficult to watch anyone else when he is on the screen.
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