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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:27 PM

for gen X-ers. now that PS Hoffman is gone who do you think is the best male actor of our generation

Age wise I would put Dicaprio on the younger end and Sean Penn on the older end of the spectrum

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Reply for gen X-ers. now that PS Hoffman is gone who do you think is the best male actor of our generation (Original post)
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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:30 PM

1. Joaquin Phoenix? n/t

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:32 PM

3. definitely a good one. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:31 PM

2. Couldn't agree more with either choice.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:33 PM

5. I would put "marky mark" wallburg in there too. though not as good as Dicaprio or penn. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:32 PM

4. DiCaprio is a good bet: he's a genius, really..and a dark horse: McConaughey

His work in Dallas Buyer's Club and True Detective are a revelation, and reflect back on all the rom-com characters he was forced to play. Think of him in Dazed and Confused: he already stole that film, and his part was trifling, reducible to a line (I keep gettin' older and they keep stayin' the same).

There are many more. Clive Owen is silly good, but hasn't been given the range of roles to prove it.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:35 PM

8. yeah mccaunaghey' rise reminds me of penn a la spicoli nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:35 PM

6. Older: Crowe. Younger: Bale.

For the sake of discussion, I'll throw those two names in.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:37 PM

11. both great nt

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:40 PM

13. clooney? nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:14 PM

28. I like Clooney.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:22 PM

29. and he would be older end genx, no? nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:43 PM

34. i think so.

Edited: actually according to wikipedia he was born 61 so technically, that's a boomer.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 09:12 PM

44. Did you ever see...

... Dusk Till Dawn? (1996) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116367/

I watched it by accident, about a week ago, for the first time. (Late night, early morning red beers and chronic...) It's a Tarantino film. Good performances by the main characters, including George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin and Harvey Keitel.

It's a surprisingly good film considering its alt grindhouse genre, but then, I like all Quentin Tarantino films. I really think this might be one of George Clooney's better performances.

Not a film for everyone. Check it out, Warren...

TYY

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Response to TeeYiYi (Reply #44)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 09:23 PM

48. I think I did, a long time ago. It's like a vampire/mystical zombie type deal, right?

There were a lot of movies I watched in the 90s that I have only a hazy recollection of... probably not too hard to figure out why.

Perhaps one of these days I will revisit it. Thanks for the recommend!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #48)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 10:55 PM

50. I had no idea about the vampire angle...

...until it happened. What a twisty surprise. I'm not big on vampire/zombie movies so I'm pretty sure that had I known in advance, I'd have probably skipped it entirely... Glad I didn't. It was a Tarantino film that I'd never even heard of.

To any Friday night weekend warriors reading this subthread, --->> you should queue 'From Dusk till Dawn' into your party weekend 'B-Movie' mindless entertainment lineup...

TYY

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Response to TeeYiYi (Reply #50)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:02 AM

68. Yeah, shit, sorry for the spoiler.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #68)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:39 AM

72. No, you didn't spoil it...

I watched it a week or two ago. I meant that I didn't have a clue what it was about before I watched it. The vampire angle surprised me.

It was solid B movie, late night weekend entertainment.

TYY

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:35 PM

7. Ryan Gosling

Kinda on the cusp (born in '80 I believe). Amazing actor.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:35 PM

9. more millenial, no?

But damn good.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:41 PM

14. Not millenial... Possibly GenY

Most dates I've seen would count someone born in 1980 as tail end Gen X

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:42 PM

15. yeah you are right x/y axis. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:37 PM

10. Matt Damon is pretty good.

 

RIP River Phoenix
RIP Heath Ledger
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:38 PM

12. all huge losses nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:44 PM

16. Ed Norton

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:46 PM

17. oh hell yeah

What about Pitt. Those two guys were brilliant in Fight Club among many other things.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:04 AM

74. I agree.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:50 PM

18. does malkovich make gen x cut or late baby boomer? nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:53 PM

19. Baby Boomer

He's 60 - 8 days younger than me. Kim Basinger is a day older than Malkovich, which is harder for me to believe.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:55 PM

20. I enjoyed PS, but I wouldn't ever say he was the "best male actor" of my generation.

And there really isn't one. They all bring something different to the table. I'm not an actor snob.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:01 PM

22. I did. thought his range was incredible

But that's cool. Milliage may vary.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:03 PM

23. I thought he was terrific, and I will miss him terribly.

Just as I miss Heath.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:58 PM

21. For older actor, I go with Tom Hanks... Younger is Tatiana Maslany - nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:07 PM

24. Paul Giamatti hands down

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Response to trublu992 (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:08 PM

25. Yes.

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Response to trublu992 (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:23 PM

30. oooh good one nt

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Response to trublu992 (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:33 PM

32. Good choice.

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Response to trublu992 (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:06 PM

54. Good one, I think he'll be picking up the PSH roles, too

I've also been told he's my celebrity look-alike. And it used to be Billy Joel!

Johnny Depp and Mark Ruffalo in addition to everyone else named

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Response to WhaTHellsgoingonhere (Reply #54)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:31 PM

63. Woody Harrelson, too

I mean, I'm just naming a bunch of honorable mentions at this point.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:11 PM

26. Daniel Day-Lewis, but he's 10 years older than PS Hoffman was.

Still, two Academy Awards. Not shabby.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:44 PM

35. Three: "My Left Foot," "There Will Be Blood," "Lincoln."

An outstanding actor. Also, he delivered a great acceptance speech last year at the Academy Awards Show.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:13 PM

27. He hasn't done anything to challenge his chops, lately, but Robert Downey Jr. is very good.

Also Johnny Depp, who is eminently watchable.

DiCaprio has good range, as he has proven with the historical roles like Hoover and Hughes.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:23 PM

31. never saw hoover

You recommend?

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:41 PM

33. Im a total history nerd, so i may not be the best person to ask.

I found it interesting, not spectacular. Maybe like a 6 or 7.

Like the Howard Hughes thing it spent a good amount of time speculating on the psychology of the dude, which i found compelling.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 08:04 PM

38. I will put it up the list nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:50 PM

36. Okay, my picks miss Gen X by 3 years but I'm picking them anyway

Steve Buscemi & Frances McDormand

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #36)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 09:27 PM

49. You want to feel old?

Okay, nerdy Doctor Who fans who also happen to be film buffs.

This guy:



is this guy:




Oh, and this lady:



is this lady:

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:52 PM

37. Joaquin phoenix

Leonardo Dicaprio, Matthew mcconaughey, Michael Fassbender

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 08:22 PM

39. Don Cheadle

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Response to fishwax (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 08:39 PM

41. fuck yeah cheadle nt

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Response to fishwax (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 08:44 PM

43. Yes! How could I forget Cheadle? nt

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Response to fishwax (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:19 PM

58. +1000

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 08:22 PM

40. Richard Armitage is damn good.

And of course Robert Downey Jr., Viggo Mortesen, Sean Bean, Kenneth Branagh. Tom Hiddleston, but I guess he's Millennial.

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Response to historylovr (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 08:43 PM

42. RD jr for shure

What happened to all the brat packers who were supposed ti be our generations' best? Ironically Robert California wasbthe best of that bunch.

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Response to historylovr (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 09:18 PM

47. Viggo Mortensen. Oh, yes.

Yum.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #47)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:03 PM

53. He is SO hot.

I'm an old boomer, but I can still appreciate eye candy. (Yes, I'm objectifying.)

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 09:14 PM

45. Damon for sure

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 09:17 PM

46. Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington

Just a few that I could name. I'm sure that there's more.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 10:57 PM

52. all really damn good.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:17 PM

56. Bale is a fine actor, no question. And I used to not like Jackman

 

but he very much impressed me in "Wolverine". Yep, his acting impressed me (for the first time) in a super hero film, weird but true.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 10:57 PM

51. Does Edward Norton make the age cut?

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #51)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:28 AM

75. I think he's fantastic. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:14 PM

55. My opinion is Russell Crowe is an amazing actor

 

and sorry, but I don't think Dicaprio is "all that", nor Sean Penn either.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #55)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:23 PM

59. I agree with you about Crowe, but he rarely makes movies that I'm interested in seeing

I'm afraid that he is going to inherit Charlton Heston's mantle of "Leading Actor Who Plays Characters Who Don't Wear Pants"

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #59)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:25 PM

60. He has done some duds lately

 

I fear you might be right about his future roles.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:19 PM

57. I hope that Hoffman's death means that Vincent D'Onofrio will now get more work

I know that sounds crass, but it's true.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #57)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:26 PM

61. Headed to the bottom of this thread to post Vincent D'Onofrio when I saw your post

I have thought for a long time he is in a class by himself. I have not seen anyone equal to him.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #61)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:44 PM

64. He is the best

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #57)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:08 AM

70. I loved him in Happy Accidents which has one of my crushes Marisa Tomei

 

I first saw it on IFC and bought the DVD soon after back around 2004. Very quirky great movie concept.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:30 PM

62. I see no one has mentioned Tom Cruise. Ok, but I think in terms of sheer "movie star" charisma

 

he is either at the top or near the top. I happen to think he is a good actor too. Not one of the best, but good.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #62)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 12:34 AM

65. Tom Cruise is not a Generation X

He was born in the early 1960's. Russell Crowe would also be considered a Boomer. The cutoff for Gen Xer's is generally no early than 1966 and no later than 1976 or 1977.

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Response to TM99 (Reply #65)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 12:37 AM

66. OK, fine. I just was wondering why he hadn't been mentioned

 

I know many people don't like him any more because of the Scientology thing, but I personally don't care about that, he can believe anything he wants to.

And I have also heard he is super nice in real life, he is not like many big movie stars who are arrogant jerks.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #66)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 01:59 AM

67. Oh, please don't get me wrong

I was not disparaging him, I was just pointing out that he was not a Gen Xer.

I personally have always enjoyed his body of work. The Last Samurai is still in my top 10 list of great films that I personally like.

I have some friends in the industry, and while I have never met him myself, I too have heard that he is a very nice man in real life despite his rather 'wanky' religious beliefs.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:06 AM

69. I agree with DiCaprio and Bale but would give the edge to Bale. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:48 AM

73. Matthew Mcconaughey should also be mentioned. nt

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