Mr Charlie Chaplin
My favourite actor, director, writer,
composer ,you name it ,
is of course Charlie Chaplin !!
Born 1889 (!!) he sat a unik standard of behaving on film which
many later actors and directors are influenced by !
In several films, long or short, coloured or not, silence or with sound.
The Vagabond, The Kid, The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, Limelight ?
Only to mention a handful of his masterpieces....
From the "modern time" my favourite actors are:
1. male actor: Jack
Starting some 40 years ago (1958 !!)
he is best known for his latter films
BUT: I hope you haven't forgotten him in
Easy Rider (1969), as the passenger on motor-bike,
or the only (?) normal man , Mr Randle Patrick McMurphy (what a name),
in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
The masterpiece of modern horror: The Shining (1980),
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), (seducing (!) Jessica L. on the kitchen table),
And strangly enough not as witch in The Witches of Eastwick, (1987),
as Joker in Batman (1989), The Two Jakes, (1990),
Man Trouble (1992), A Few Good Men, (1992),
As Mr Hoffa in the film Hoffa (1992).
And more: Wolf(1994), The Crossing Guard, (1995),
The Evening Star(1996), Mars Attacks! (1996),
just to mention a few of the latter film where he appears.
He is a fantastic actor with great carisma !!!
Jack Nicholson on CelebSite !
The foremost female actress:
I remember Jodie Foster among others
from the movies Taxi Driver (1976),
very convincing showing us the raped victim in The Accused (1988),
Little Man Tate (1991),
and as the FBI agent Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs, (1991).
And of course : Shadows and Fog (1992),
Nell (1994), Flora Plum (1998),
- - - - -
(what she touches turnes into gold..)
She's not longer young, but she's certainly very promising !
More about Jodie
Foster on CelebSite !
Another female actress :
in King Kong (1976), All That Jazz (1979),
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) (with Jack N.),
Frances (1982), Tootsie (1982) (playing up to Dustin. H.),
Cape Fear (1991) fighting with Robert De Niro
And recently in Cousin Bette (1998) and Hush (1998).
of course Dustin
I meet him first as Benjamin Braddock
romancing (ms and) mrs Robinson in the Sound of Silence...,
Then I remember him with Paul Newman
in All the President's Men (1976),
jogging around Centrar Park and chasing or beeing chased by Sir Lawrence Olivier in Marathon
playing an unemployed actor acting as a the female actress in
Tootsie (1982) (I'm Dorothy Michaels)
And finally he will long be remembered for his Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man (1988).
No, I haven't mentioned :
, Wag the Dog (1997), Mad
Sleepers (1996), American Buffalo (1996), Outbreak(1995),
Hook (1991) , Billy
Bathgate (1991) ,
Should I ?
Do watch this wild gang with
John Cleese, Graham Chapman,
Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones,
Michael Palin, Eric Idle
doing easy named films like
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974),
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982),
Monty Python Meets Beyond the Fringe (1977),
Life of Brian (1979), and
The Meaning of Life (1983)
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