Science is honing in on better ways to treat chronic pain. Read about it in this AARP series.

Reply
Conversationalist
0
Kudos
3647
Views

Re: Favorite Movie Actor

3,647 Views
Message 41 of 48
I agree, Hackman is great.
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
3647
Views
Conversationalist
1
Kudos
3665
Views

Re: Favorite Movie Actor

3,665 Views
Message 42 of 48

Paul Giamatti. And not just for sex appeal.

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
3665
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
3
Kudos
3717
Views

Re: Favorite Movie Actor

3,717 Views
Message 43 of 48

 

 

 

 

                                   Al Pacino

Report Inappropriate Content
3
Kudos
3717
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
3765
Views

Re: Favorite Movie Actor

3,765 Views
Message 44 of 48

@doglover52 wrote:

My favorite movie actor for years has been Gene Hackman. He could take a part whether it was good or bad and still make the film worth seeing. He's been in a few 'clunkers' along the way through out his long career,which happens to all good actors. I'm thinking those film roles looked good on paper but never  materialized on screeen or took the role because he needed the money. Of all the movies he's made these are my 3 favorites:

1. Hoosiers'86. He plays a disgraced college basketball coach, who is given his last chance of redeeming himself by coaching a high school basketball team in Indiana in the 50's.He takes the team to the state championship finals.

2. Mississippi Burning"88. He plays an FBI agent/Southern lawman working with another FBI agent{Wilem Defoe} as they try to figure out what really happened to 3 missing Civil Rights  workers in 1964. It was terrific performance by Hackman,was nominated for Best Actor Oscar.

3. Class Action'91. He plays a lawyer who takes on a class action case involving a negligent auto company. The opposing attorney in the case is his estranged daughter played by,Mary Eliz. Mastrantonio,some intense scenes between the two.

Hackman is retired from acting,he's now 86,last movie was in 2004.. He appeared in a cameo  in Mel Brook's very funny movie"Young Frankenstein",'74, played the blind hermit. In the movie"The Birdcage" towards the end,he walks down the runway in drag LOL!

Who is your favorite movie actor? Sue


I forgot to mention this, Hackman has won 2 Academy Awards,Best Actor in "The French Connection'73,best supporting  actor in "Unforgiven'92

Walkers Take It All In Strides
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
3765
Views
Super Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
3660
Views

Re: Favorite Movie Actor

3,660 Views
Message 45 of 48

One of my favs is Bruce Willis.  Hard to believe he was once a NYC bartender.  He has done many of his own stunt scenes.  Good lookin and fearless.  George Clooney is another fav, tho since he married that middle eastern chick.....he may have lost favor with his fans!  He doesn't play those love scenes with his co-stars the same anymore......

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
3660
Views
Trusted Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
3593
Views

Re: Favorite Movie Actor

3,593 Views
Message 46 of 48

Helen Merrin.


"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
3593
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
3514
Views

Re: Favorite Movie Actor

3,514 Views
Message 47 of 48

Robert de Niro. The only bad movie he ever did was Brazil, in my opinion. He was great in everything else he did.

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
3514
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
3370
Views
47
Replies

Favorite Movie Actor

3,370 Views
Message 48 of 48

My favorite movie actor for years has been Gene Hackman. He could take a part whether it was good or bad and still make the film worth seeing. He's been in a few 'clunkers' along the way through out his long career,which happens to all good actors. I'm thinking those film roles looked good on paper but never  materialized on screeen or took the role because he needed the money. Of all the movies he's made these are my 3 favorites:

1. Hoosiers'86. He plays a disgraced college basketball coach, who is given his last chance of redeeming himself by coaching a high school basketball team in Indiana in the 50's.He takes the team to the state championship finals.

2. Mississippi Burning"88. He plays an FBI agent/Southern lawman working with another FBI agent{Wilem Defoe} as they try to figure out what really happened to 3 missing Civil Rights  workers in 1964. It was terrific performance by Hackman,was nominated for Best Actor Oscar.

3. Class Action'91. He plays a lawyer who takes on a class action case involving a negligent auto company. The opposing attorney in the case is his estranged daughter played by,Mary Eliz. Mastrantonio,some intense scenes between the two.

Hackman is retired from acting,he's now 86,last movie was in 2004.. He appeared in a cameo  in Mel Brook's very funny movie"Young Frankenstein",'74, played the blind hermit. In the movie"The Birdcage" towards the end,he walks down the runway in drag LOL!

Who is your favorite movie actor? Sue

Walkers Take It All In Strides
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
3370
Views
47
Replies