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Who are your favorite actors/actresses?

Asked by Luiveton (4142 points ) November 21st, 2012

Are they new/current/old actors/actresses?
Why are they your favorite?
I think mine would be Robert Downey Jr. at the moment, I like his cocky personality for some reason, it makes him entertaining as a character. He’s also very, very handsome.

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Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Actresses:
Modern: Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johannsson, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams
Old: Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn

Actors:
Modern: Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Chris Evans, Will Smith, Hugh Laurie
Old: Gene Kelly, Jimmy Stewart

bhec10's avatar

I really liked Edward Norton in Fight Club, Italian Job and specially in American History X.

That movie was amazing!

He looks really cool in all his movies!

marinelife's avatar

Actors: Don Cheadle

Actresses: Judi Dench

Coloma's avatar

I parrot @Aesthetic_Mess and would also ad Liam Nissen (sp? ), Kurt Russel, Sam Elliot and my heart throb, Val Kilmer. I want to sleep with the entire cast of Tombstone. lol
Old actors/actresses: Betty Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Agnes Moorehead ( Endora on Bewitched ) and I love, love, love Katherine MacGregor ( Harriet Olson from the Little House series in the 70’s ). All time favorite old actress…Irene Ryan in her role as ” Granny” on the Beverly Hillbillies.

She was amazingly finny!

Kardamom's avatar

Love me some Fran Drescher. Back in the day, I thought like a lot of people, oh she’s just that woman with the crazy voice, but then my SO happened upon her show The Nanny and he started watching it and finally got me to check it out. I was hooked instantly. Ms. Drescher is not only beautiful, she is hilariously funny. She is able to pull off physical comedy in a similar way that Lucille Ball did on I Love Lucy, but she’s also got a very quick wit and the writing on that show, some of which was done by her and her former husband, Peter Marc Jacobsen, was brilliant. She also has the knack for pulling together stellar ensemble casts with The Nanny and Happily Divorced. I really like her, too in that she has really opened the eyes of a lot of people with regards to cancer (she’s a uterine cancer survivor) and gay rights (her husband came out as gay after the The Nanny show was over). She and he together, produce her current show Happily Divorced. And I think she’s mighty sexy. Here’s a few highlights from The Nanny

And everybody (who’s been on her for awhile) already knows of my deep admiration for Alan Rickman. His voice alone would do it for me, even if he was simply doing recitations from the phone book. Luckily, Mr. Rickman has a wide range of theatrical successes under his belt, The Harry Potter series being one of them. If you want to see Severus Snape in something completely different, check out Snow Cake and Dark Harbor

Other favorites: Patrick Stewart, Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Judi Densch, James McAvoy, David Hyde Pierce, Julie Andrews, David Ogden Stiers and John C. McGinley.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@Kardamom John C. McGinley! Looove him.
I was only thinking of movie actors at the time. I would like to include:
John C. McGinley (also an awesome voice actor), Donald Faison, Matthew Perry, Tom Hiddleston, Adrien Brody, Zach Braff, Tina Fey

trailsillustrated's avatar

nicole kidman. edward norton.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Love me some Gale Harold. :)

http://youtu.be/67MpTsrGWY4 (NSFW for language mostly)

http://youtu.be/RiZgX3UZeYw

flutherother's avatar

Michelle Pfeiffer

Judi Dench

Jack Nicolson

Kevin Spacey

They always hold my attention when on screen.

tups's avatar

Uh, so many to pick from.
I really like the deceased River Phoenix, though I’ve only seen him in one movie. I also thought Garret Hedlund was amazing in On The Road.
I like Penelope Cruz, Tom Hanks, James Franco, Heath Ledger was also a terrific actor. And many more, maybe I’ll add more later.

jonsblond's avatar

Bill Pullman, Sam Neil and Johnny Depp are some of my favorite actors.
Some actresses I really like are Claire Danes, Parker Posey and Reese Witherspoon. One of my favorite characters Reese has played was in Freeway, one of her earlier films.

Kardamom's avatar

OMG! How could I forget Morgan Freeman?

ragingloli's avatar

Sasha Grey and Keanu Reeves.

ucme's avatar

Paul Newman
Steve McQueen
Spencer Tracy
Martin Balsam
Robert De Niro
Daniel Day Lewis
Tom Hardy

Audrey Hepburn
Maggie Smith
Helen Mirren
Madeline Kahn

filmfann's avatar

Edward Norton and Natalie Portman.

Crumpet's avatar

Denzel Washington

Leanne1986's avatar

Actresses
Julie Graham
Angelina Jolie
Maggie Smith
Julie Walters
Dawn French
Celia Imrie
Barbra Streisand

Actors
Martin Clunes
Anthony Hopkins
Dustin Hoffman
Morgan Freeman

Kardamom's avatar

@Aesthetic_Mess Here’s some more TV actors for you that I forgot to list. Chi McBride. He used to play the principal, Steven Harper, on Boston Public.

I also like Cleo King the actress who plays Carl’s grandma on Mike and Molly.

And Jennifer Coolidge who plays Sophie on Two Broke Girls.

And Wanda Sykes., especially her character Barb from the series The New Adventures of Old Christine and her most recent voice over character, the granny sloth in the newest Ice Age movie, Continental Drift.

And Loretta Devine who played teacher Marla Hendricks on Boston Public

And Fyvush Finkel who played teacher Harvey Lipschultz on Boston Public.

And both Tony Shaloub, and Ted Levine who played captain Leland Stottlemeyer on Monk.

bhec10's avatar

@Kardamom I’m gonna be honest and say that I don’t know any of the artists you wrote down, but I’ll give you a GA for putting a link to everyone of them!

Kardamom's avatar

Ha Ha! I’m guessing that you @bhec10 are either too young to know who any of these folks are, or you’re not from the U.S.

Some of these folks are probably not as familiar to everyone, because, with the exception of Tony Shaloub, they’re character actors, rather than lead actors. I really love good ensemble casts on TV shows.

Some of my favorite ensemble shows are:

The Nanny

Body of Proof

NCIS

Sherlock

Happily Divorced and This Funny Bunch of Clips

Frasier

Star Trek the Next Generation

Glee

bhec10's avatar

@Kardamom Ha I’m both! 21 years young and from Europe!

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