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Who is the hardest working actor who you admire at the moment?

Asked by whitecarnations (1635points) March 7th, 2012

From variety, to passion, which actor/actress is selling you the most right now? How have they evolved so far?

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linguaphile's avatar

Patrick Stewart.


Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I have enormous respect and love for the actors in the community theater I’m involved with. They do it for the passion of the art form and nothing else.

I do love Meryl Streep. Her acting ability is sublime. I also admire Helen Mirren. Her work in The Tempest a few years ago was astounding.

I like Johnny Depp very much. He’s funny when he needs to be and serious at the right times, too. One of my longstanding favorites is Anthony Hopkins. He has great range.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Charlie Hunnam, who plays Jax Teller on “Sons of Anarchy.”

Mat74UK's avatar

Acting is called work??
Digging a hole is called work. Acting is more pretending to be someone you’re not!

elbanditoroso's avatar

I am with @Mat74UK – any actor who makes more than enough to live on is not working. They are having fun.

Haleth's avatar

Michael Caine.

mazingerz88's avatar

Michael Caine, indeed! ^^

linguaphile's avatar

@Mat74UK, @elbanditoroso Then you haven’t tried real theater. I have a work ethic that’s off the charts, and very few things equal the time, commitment, sweat and focus I put into work when I work with performers.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@Mat74UK & @elbanditoroso

The profession of acting has been maligned throughout the ages. The actor has been considered foolish not only when he was clowning on stage but even for having chosen to be an actor—a vagabond or hobo strolling through life without importance or worth. He has been denied burial ground and has been accused of prostitution and other varieties of immorality, egomania, vanity, ruthlessness, hypocrisy, toadyism, to name a few. Even when his gifts were recognized as extraordinary, his talent was looked upon as an accident of nature. When the public turned him into an idol, they treated him like some rare species behind bars. They poked into his private life and examined every detail of it with the audacity and curiosity they might have exhibited while watching monkeys at their most intimate moments in the zoo.

To bring an audience the revelation of the failings and aspirations, the dreams and desires, the negative and the positive aspects of human beings—this is what we should set as our goal as committed theater artists. Then we will be respected and have respect for ourselves and respect for acting!

Uta Hagen, Respect for Acting

Kardamom's avatar

Paul Giamatti, he’s kind of like the Gene Hackman of our time.

Course Alan Rickman, he does movies of all genres, does voice over work and is active in the theater. And he, along with Patrick Stewart still make me swooon, even though they’re older gentleman.

Mat74UK's avatar

He strikes—reels in

Rather you than me in theatre!

filmfann's avatar

George Clooney isn’t just acting. He is writting and directing and producing!
Plus, I like most of his choices recently. He is putting out a quality product!

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