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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Robert Duvall.
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Here are two no one has mentioned: Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. Ooh and I just thought of Ben Kingsley.
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On 2013-01-25 22:32, mastermindreader wrote:
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Robert Duvall.


Woland did.
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On 2013-01-25 22:32, mastermindreader wrote:
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Robert Duvall.


He's greatness, but a slightly lower tier of greatness to some others.
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I think Kevin Spacey is a great actor.
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I know it may sound like I am jumping on the bandwagon, but Streep is our greatest living female actress. Gina Davis has done some good work and so has Glen Close. Signory Weaver has been in good movies.

Male is difficult to choose. I think Tom Hanks is very good. I am prone to choose De Niro, but you can also say Hoffman and Pacino.
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Ben Kingsley is one of the finest English actors. From Ghandi to that nutcase Don Logan in Sexy Beast, he's got incredible range.

I also love to watch Rob DeNiro, Al pachino, jack Nicholson, johnny Depp and many others.

Strangely unpopular, I think Tom Cruise can be pretty good too.

I think one of the best of the younger actors is Tom Hardy, great presence.

If I had to pick the best living actor though, I'd go for Al Pacino, he shouts a lot but man he did Shakespeare well.
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Actually now that I think about it Ian McKellian is really our finest living actor, although you wouldn't necessarily know it from his work in the movies. I've seen him on stage many times in London, and actually saw him when he was young enough to play Romeo. I still remember that being one of the finest performances I'd ever seen.
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Denzel Washington. Kathy Bates.


Ron
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Really like your choices R.S.

Mckellan, I've only seen once onstage, but wasn't blown away.
Johnny Depp I think is a really interesting actor, but not yet the best. Leonardo DiCaprio is also building a fine career.
Twenty years ago I would have said DeNiro and Pacino, but they've done so much self-parody (consciously and unconsciously) since their earlier days.
Nicholson is always entertaining, but IMO, he always plays the same character.
Branagh I think is right up there and I think he was best when he was acting with his ex-wife Emma Thompson.
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John Boehner is my favorite actor.
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On 2013-01-26 04:44, Sean Giles wrote:

Ben Kingsley is one of the finest English actors. From Ghandi to that nutcase Don Logan in Sexy Beast, he's got incredible range.



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Best Living Actor In a Drama or Action Movie?
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Throw my name in there for Streep. Funny, I am currently watching "It's Complicated" right now.

My favorite male actor is Jim Carrey. I know he's not the best at drama, but he his untouchable in overall comedic ability.

Of course these are just my opinions.

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On 2013-01-26 04:44, Sean Giles wrote:
Ben Kingsley is one of the finest English actors.


Agreed.
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On 2013-01-26 08:55, R.S. wrote:
Denzel Washington. Kathy Bates.


Ron


Man, I forgot Kathy Bates. Great actress.
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Let's not overlook Helen Mirren and Daniel Day Lewis.
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Lance Armstrong for drama, Rand Paul, and Mraco Rubio for great comedy.
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