Friday, January 30, 2009

meme: 20 actors

I know I am late to this meme; Twenty favorite Actors, but I promised Laura I would throw in my 2 cents. And besides, why should I let everyone else have all the fun? This one wasn't as hard, but that isn't to say I had many actors not on this list that I could've included. I love the work of many actors, but the 20 on this list represent the actors whose films I have most sought to see, just because they were in the film. (And I may have cheated on one or two entries by including teams- so sue me, it's my list!)
So here they are, in no particular order- JC Loophole's Twenty Favorite Actors.

John Wayne

Spencer Tracy

The Marx Brothers

Gene Kelly

Jimmy Stewart

Tyrone Power, Jr.

Sydney Poitier

Fred Astaire

Dana Andrews

Edward G. Robinson

Errol Flynn

Charlton Heston

Charles Laughton

Clark Gable

Humphrey Bogart

Bing Crosby and Bob Hope

Cary Grant

James Cagney

William Powell

Pat O'Brian

And of course I could go on with 20 more- but rules is rules. As far as tagging goes, it's a little late for that - so if you have some choices yourself - let us know in the comments section or give us a link to your own list.

Oh, I know it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me. I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

There's not much to say about acting but this. Never settle back on your heels. Never relax. If you relax, the audience relaxes. And always mean everything you say.


Anonymous said...

It's hard to argue with that list. You've got most of my favorites in there, but I would have included Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Randolph Scott and maybe Kirk Douglas (or Richard Widmark) at the expense of Power, Poitier and Kelly. Not sure who I'd squeeze out for that last place though.

J.C. Loophole said...

Yes, I could've added many more, especially the four you mentioned. By the way, I really enjoy reading your Film Journal site! Thanks for your comments!


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