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RussianThunder November 11th, 2017 4:56am

Who do you consider the finest actor and actress of our generation (well, let’s say between 1990 and now)?

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DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
11/14/17 5:43 am

Daniel Day Lewis is #1 (there's literally no debate over this)
Denzel Washington
Meryl Streep
Judi Dench
Care Blanchett

dylkohl The Media Lies
11/11/17 9:08 pm

separating the abilities from the person who possesses them; kevin spacey

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/11/17 8:55 pm

Kenneth Branagh and Cate Blanchett.
Sorry, America. No offense.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/11/17 8:57 pm

And Sir Anthony Hopkins!

DonWichita Kansas
11/11/17 5:36 pm

It's got to be Henry Winkler!
Proof?
Compare his off screen persona with his acting ability as Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli (better known as "Fonzie").
There can be no doubt.
😁

catpillow Florida West Coast
11/11/17 5:11 pm

Toshiro Mifume is one of the best actors I have ever seen. He doesn’t even have to speak to steal a scene.

I’m can’t seem to choose just one actress.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/11/17 3:23 pm

Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Grant. Anthony Hopkins.

Ducttape
11/11/17 3:23 pm

Audrey Hepburn and Bruce Willis

MrsCrayonWax
11/11/17 3:14 pm

Denzel Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio

ozzy
11/11/17 7:01 am

Charlton Heston
John Wayne
Danny Kaye

ozzy
11/11/17 7:02 am

Oops. Wrong generation.

Jackie chan

Malekithe Lets go Rangers
11/11/17 5:27 am

Ian McKellen or Tom Hanks
Meryl Streep

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Malekithe Lets go Rangers
11/11/17 5:28 am

Denzel is another top pick.
If i have to pick 1 make actor, i am going with Denzel

STONEYTJONES Indiana
11/11/17 4:30 am

Mel Gibson easy. Yes he is crazy but he is a good actor.

Female, Lena Heady.

Wackacrat Harford County
11/11/17 4:21 am

Denzel! He's the man.

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phalnx Ohio
11/11/17 3:40 am

Erg...the best I've seen is F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus, but he's mostly '80's. Tom Hanks is pretty solid, but I'd rather see a Harrison Ford film over any of his. How's about Morgan Freeman...he was great in Shawshank Redemption. Johnny Drop is an excellent, quirky performer.

For women, I liked Geena Davis in A League Of Their Own. I've always had a thing for Winona Ryder. Michelle Pfeiffer had a few good roles...including Scarface. Natalie Portman is normally good, though she was wooden in Star Wars. Sandra Bullock's earlier stuff (The Net) was decent.

Malekithe Lets go Rangers
11/11/17 5:21 am

Natalie Portman also was wooden in both Thor movies.
Not a good actress

phalnx Ohio
11/11/17 5:40 am

She was great in Leon: The Professional. She does a lot better with the artsy-fartsy stuff than with blockbusters.

Malekithe Lets go Rangers
11/11/17 6:03 am

For me a truly great actor must be good in every role

mark4
11/11/17 3:12 am

There are so few to choose from. My criterion for good actors and actresses is that in some of their roles you don't know who they are until someone else has to tell you, or it has to slowly dawn on you.

On the other hand, there may be many and I still don't know them from their roles.

mark4
11/11/17 1:33 pm

Most actors and actresses merely say the lines as they portray themselves.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/11/17 1:36 am

Neil Patrick Harris
Natalie Portman
Sean Astin
Anne Hathaway
Cate Blanchett
Greg Kinnear
Heath Ledger
Jodie Foster

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/11/17 1:58 am

Viola Davis
Will Smith
Alfre Woodard
Lou Diamond Phillips
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Adam Beach
Lin Manuel Miranda

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/11/17 12:57 am

Of the past 20 years and still alive, probably Joaquin Phoenix or Benedict Cumberbatch. I need to think about female roles as there are many.

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Maat wisdom listens
11/11/17 12:56 am

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks

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lostriver Oregon
11/11/17 12:12 am

Sally Fields, Robin Willams

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lostriver Oregon
11/11/17 12:16 am

I can’t leave out Will Smith

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/11/17 5:30 am

Robin Williams. I just could not list him. I believe he will be seen as one of the greatest actors of his era but something kept me from writing his name. His death was so tragic and so shocking.
I don’t know. I know I’m making no sense but Robin Williams....I guess I still kind of mourn him.

gluxford1 Arizona
11/10/17 11:43 pm

Tom Hanks
Sandra Bullock

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anniepoops fear the deer
11/10/17 11:25 pm

I think Ralph Fiennes is super underrated. I’ve always thought he was fantastic.

For actress: probably a tie between Kate Winslet and Julianne Moore

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/10/17 10:35 pm

Jaden Smith

No but seriously....probably Daniel Day- Lewis

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/11/17 12:57 am

He was fantastic in Gangs of NY.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/11/17 9:40 am

He was Lincoln too, wasn’t he?

Alcerus fascist
11/10/17 10:24 pm

I was seriously going to say Meryl Streep just to troll, but I guess the trolls have already arrived, so I'll just see myself out

Alcerus fascist
11/11/17 6:58 am

She's not a bad actress, I'm just referring to her comments about the president lol

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/11/17 8:05 am

Oh right....well, yes she’s a hypocritical ass but I was basing this only on acting skills

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/11/17 8:06 am

Though, right now, it’s hard to separate them as the Hollywood elite keep inserting themselves into politics.

Alcerus fascist
11/11/17 8:21 am

Yeah, if I want to hear about politics, I'll turn on the radio.

My favorite actor would be Christopher Walken. Favorite actress Milla Jovovich

b4mytime Orange County, CA
11/10/17 10:22 pm

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks

Actresses: Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, and Viola Davis

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Kay41 the Midwest
11/10/17 10:04 pm

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep
I also like Jodie Foster.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/10/17 9:57 pm

Tom Hanks
Meryl Streep

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delaluna
11/11/17 5:17 am

My picks too.