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Who is the greatest actor of all time?

Asked by Awww (113points) May 24th, 2008 from iPhone
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Rosyblue's avatar

Robert Downey, Jr.!!! I can watch him in anything. The guy is brilliant.

Rosyblue's avatar

@martinez00anita: He is awesome, too!

spendy's avatar

My husband…he nailed the “bait and switch” scene. :)

Awww's avatar

My favorite actor is the man who plays as Zack in the soap opera “All My Children”, don’t make fun of me because I watch a little of my wife’s soap, its just kinda catchy. I think he’s pretty good because he plays as what he is in real life, and he isn’t over-reactant. Calm, and always learning something from the way he acts.

PupnTaco's avatar

I’d go with James Stewart or Alec Guinness.

trudacia's avatar

Robert Deniro or Daniel Day Lewis. Brad Pitt was great in Jesse James and Fight Club. Ed Norton is also really good. “All time” is too difficult to name.

marinelife's avatar

Lawrence Olivier

Adina1968's avatar

Modern Day: Robert Downey Jr.
Past: Gary Cooper

pattyb's avatar

Paulie Shore, hands down.

nayeight's avatar

Haha, I love Pauly Shore! Is that wrong? Lol….

GD_Kimble's avatar

Richard Burton

ninjaxmarc's avatar

Samuel L. Jackson

The movie can suck but he can still pull it through.

Snakes on a Plane
Formula 51

mirza's avatar

Marlon Brando

skfinkel's avatar

I loved James Earl Jones—especially in The Great White Hope.

delirium's avatar

I think we ask a lot less of our actors now than we used to.

Awww's avatar

Yes, delirium. Does anyone else agree that now is more drama rather than emotions/reactions?

monsoon's avatar

Brad Pitt.

I used to hate him, because all my friends were in love with him, and then I saw him in 12 monkeys.

Been uphill since then.

jstringham21's avatar

Is everyone else on here a total idiot?

Tom Hanks. No question.
Two words for you all: Cast Away.

Awww's avatar

How about ‘The Terminal’?
I prefer those two words.

mirza's avatar

Tom Hanks = Forrest Gump.
I am guessing none of you guys saw a Streetcar Named Desire

monsoon's avatar

@jstring, so hostile. spread the brad pitt love.

monsoon's avatar

tom hanks also = the guy from Big.

TheHaight's avatar

Denzel…, Tom Hanks & Samuel L. Jackson. Love them!

wildflower's avatar

Humphrey Bogart, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken come to mind – and Brad Pitt won brownie points for his accent in Snatch, that was just uncanny!

jmbm's avatar

Jimmy Stewart, and Henry Fonda. Two great actors.

spendy's avatar

I second the motion – Tom Hanks rules. It doesn’t get much better (unless you’re adding Denzel or Samuel L Jackson, like TheHaight said). :) These guys rock.

But, I have to give it to my fav femme – Charlize Theron. She’s one heck of a character actor. Anyone seen Monster? You forget it’s even her.

PupnTaco's avatar

Anyone armed with a NetFlix account and AFI’s top 100 movies list has the power to school themselves about true greatness.

buster's avatar

Paul Reubens. “Im sorry i took the money. IM NOT SORRY!”

susanc's avatar

No no no no no no no. The greatest actor of all time is TIM ROTH>

marinelife's avatar

Where is Mrs Dr Frank N Furter? I was sure she would say Tim Curry.

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

Tim Curry DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And yes Marina you are TOTALLY right. I just got a henna tattoo of the boss heart thing in the RHPS that Dr Frank N Furter wears!

naty's avatar

why tom haks is the greatest of all time

pramod's avatar

Tom ‘the utimate’ Hanks :-)

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