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jvc
06-09-2010, 11:48 PM
It seems we are in need of a Super Dooper Celebrity Death Match Thread. And here it is.

Simply pick two actors to match up and compare them. To the Death.

Rules:

1) It can be as serious or as fun as you like.
2) Remember to be civil and keep with the over-riding rule we have on the forums 'respect your fellow writer'.
3) Don't compare Richard Dean Anderson with anyone else, he's too good for that.



(All compare the actors threads will be merged into this one in the future)



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Mr Unstable
06-24-2010, 12:40 AM
Who is the better actor? Tom Hanks of Johnny Depp?

I love them both, but I will have to go with Tom Hanks. I would say that he makes his separation because the characters he has played have had more impact. (in my opinion)

Forrest Gump, Andrew Beckett, Josh from Big, and even as the FBI agent in Catch Me If you Can - these performances I considered as truly powerful, and they actually stayed on my mind for a few days after the credits had scrolled.

I love Johnny Depp, but overall his characters haven't been branded into my brain the way that Tom Hanks has been able to do.

jvc
06-24-2010, 01:48 AM
Oh good lord, not another one.

ChaosTitan
06-24-2010, 01:50 AM
Anyone else remember those animated "Celebrity Death Match" cartoons?

That's what this feels like....

Oh yeah, Hanks.

leahzero
06-24-2010, 02:21 AM
Hanks plays the Everyman.

Depp plays a dandy.

I prefer Depp.

Elle
06-24-2010, 02:41 AM
Anyone else remember those animated "Celebrity Death Match" cartoons?


Yes. I was probably too young to watch something so gory, but I thought it was great.

Tom Hanks. Johnny Depp bores me.

robeiae
06-24-2010, 02:53 AM
DiCaprio.

Haggis
06-24-2010, 02:56 AM
Cary Grant.

eta: DiCaprio's a weasel.

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 03:01 AM
Ingmar Bergman

robeiae
06-24-2010, 03:03 AM
Isn't that the guy that knocked out Floyd Patterson?

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 03:07 AM
That was Scarlett Johansson

jvc
06-24-2010, 03:09 AM
Who, the tennis player?

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 03:16 AM
No, that's Scarletpeaches

MsGneiss
06-24-2010, 04:41 AM
I vote for Tom Hanks because of that movie with the mermaid. Brilliant thespian.

Smish
06-24-2010, 04:46 AM
I really like both of them. They're both amazing actors.

But Hanks is best. :D

Don Allen
06-24-2010, 05:13 AM
Johnny Depp is not only a better actor, but is in that rarified air of actors that will be called a Classic by the time his career is finished. Hanks on the other hand, while a durable sort of actor, is pretty much done as far as his career is concerned, other than a Toy Story V.O. Depp will be producing blockbusters for years to come.

I would argue that Johnny Depp is a better character actor than either Hoffman or De Niro in the other thread.

Pirate, Gangster, Freak of nature, (sissorhands) Cocaine addict, Undercover detective, (jump street) Murderous Musically Gifted Barber, (seville). Gilbert Grape, to mention a few... A level onto himself, sorry Hanks ain't even on the same playing field.

Maybe Johnny's best role, was that of the creator of Peter Pan.....

triceretops
06-24-2010, 05:14 AM
Frickin' tough call.

Ed Wood anybody? I dunno, Hanks for serious drama, but Depp for raaaaange. So, Depp. And man I hated saying that

Tri

dgiharris
06-24-2010, 05:23 AM
Johnny Depp is not only a better actor, but is in that rarified air of actors that will be called a Classic by the time his career is finished. ...

I would argue that Johnny Depp is a better character actor than either Hoffman or De Niro in the other thread.

Pirate, Gangster, Freak of nature, (sissorhands) Cocaine addict, Undercover detective, (jump street) Murderous Musically Gifted Barber, (seville). Gilbert Grape, to mention a few... A level onto himself, sorry Hanks ain't even on the same playing field.

Agreed. I think its Johnny Depp, and its not even close.

Granted, I love Hanks, he is an amazing actor who has made some simply brilliant films.

But i've watched many Johnny Depp films and completely forgot it was Johnny Depp. His range is out of this freaking solar system and he has more gravity than a black hole.

This contest is like trying to determine which is heavier, Mt. Fuji or Mt. Everest.

Truth is, they are both so heavy as to be meaningless. But, if you were to have a cosmic scale, you'd see that Mt. Everest dwarfs Mt. Fuji.

That is how I regard this. Hanks is phenomenal, but Depp is in his own class IMO.

Mel...

poetinahat
06-24-2010, 05:26 AM
Well, how about it... Mel "Stow it, Flo!" from Alice, or Mr. French from Family Affair?

For me, Tayback's got the catch phrase, but Cabot's got the gravitas.

Synonym
06-24-2010, 05:40 AM
Struggling to remember either one...I know I saw both shows. :tongue


It's so unfair to make me choose between these two fine actors. LOL

poetinahat
06-24-2010, 05:41 AM
Understood! I was going to compare Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Cat in the Hat, but that would've been just silly.

jennontheisland
06-24-2010, 05:45 AM
At least I'd have known who they are.

Synonym
06-24-2010, 05:48 AM
Spanky or Alfalfa?

poetinahat
06-24-2010, 05:51 AM
At least I'd have known who they are.
Yeah, well, we know Canada ain't got no culture, so you are excused.

Imagine it's, say, Tim Horton vs. Maggie Trudeau.

poetinahat
06-24-2010, 05:52 AM
Spanky or Alfalfa?
I'm voting the independent ticket - Buckwheat/Petey '12.

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 05:53 AM
I'm a sucker for an accent. Cabot all the way.

How about Mrs. Beasley vs. Cindy Brady's creepy doll (the name of which I can't remember)? ETA: Kitty Carryall (I looked it up).

Don Allen
06-24-2010, 06:00 AM
Cabot's acting ability peaked unbelievable heights when for example: his disgust was evident as he tried to remove peanut butter from his beard that Jody had accidentally smeared all over it. You could almost feel his rage and desire to pick up the waft by his nostrils and body slam him to the ground.

But for me the show was exemplified by the sexual tension so obvious between Cabot and Brian Keith as two closeted socialite gay lovers forced to abandon their radical life style in lieu of raising three bratty kids in the 60's.

Even 15 year old Cissy's crouch short mini-skirts couldn't get an eyebrow raised from the stoic Mr.French or a second look from Keiths character, Mr. davis.

Instead you were just privy to the long enduring looks the two wanting men gave each other as they deliberated whether to solve the kids problems or turn them over to the department of childrens services.

There Poet...... Did that wake you up.....

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 06:07 AM
No poll, just opinions here

Jersey Chick
06-24-2010, 06:09 AM
Eggplant.

:)

poetinahat
06-24-2010, 06:10 AM
Jeez, Don, thanks for getting this thread punted to Erotica! *laughs, a little too nervously*

My favorite episode was the one where Mr French gets a job endorsing marmalade, and he can't finish filming the commercial, because he can't bring himself to swallow the stuff. Mr French wouldn't kiss anyone's grits, at any price.

Elle
06-24-2010, 06:10 AM
I'm gonna go with Taz.

SWest
06-24-2010, 06:11 AM
Meep, meep! :D

Synonym
06-24-2010, 06:11 AM
wile e. coyote?

poetinahat
06-24-2010, 06:13 AM
Neeeehhhh... Bugs is the Tom Cruise of cartoons. He'll play any role, but he uses the same expression in every one. He's never the character; he's Bugs as the character.

Roadrunner is more of a prop than an actor.

Wile E. has much greater range and pathos.

But I'm really a big fan of the understated, dignified Droopy - he says so much with a simple "Y'know whut?".

Synonym
06-24-2010, 06:14 AM
Too much angst and not nearly enough action, poet. :D

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 06:15 AM
I forgot Quickdraw McGraw

SWest
06-24-2010, 06:16 AM
El Kabong!

(Kabong!)

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 06:17 AM
The sexual tension between Mel and Alice was through the roof.

Sebastian Cabot :D

Synonym
06-24-2010, 06:18 AM
Marvin Martian...he's cool.

ETA: Yosemite Sam :)

Don Allen
06-24-2010, 06:18 AM
Hey i was trying to cheer you up, I seen your deleted post in the Depp/Hanks thread.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 06:18 AM
There's also Yahooey. Some say Yippy and Yapppy carried him, but I disagree

SWest
06-24-2010, 06:19 AM
I'll be doin' th' thinnin' 'round here! :roll:

poetinahat
06-24-2010, 06:23 AM
Hmmm... Heckle, or Jeckle?

:e2seesaw:

BenPanced
06-24-2010, 06:23 AM
Cheese.

No. This Cheese.

<--- HIM

poetinahat
06-24-2010, 06:25 AM
You did, Don, you did!

Synonym
06-24-2010, 06:26 AM
*whispers*

Squidbillies

SWest
06-24-2010, 06:28 AM
Penelope Pitstop
(Ha-yalp, ha-yalp!)



Love me some Cheese-Louise, too...

robeiae
06-24-2010, 06:36 AM
Oh, that Barney Rubble...what an actor.









(bonus points for identifying the source of that quote)

rhymegirl
06-24-2010, 06:44 AM
Oh, that Barney Rubble...what an actor.


(bonus points for identifying the source of that quote)

Robeieeieieiei?

maestrowork
06-24-2010, 06:47 AM
Night Shift... why am I not surprised, robeaiea?

I vote for Jessica Rabbit. Do I really need to give a reason?

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 06:48 AM
Barney Rubble was a better stage actor IMHO

rhymegirl
06-24-2010, 06:48 AM
I'd have to pick Tom Hanks.

maestrowork
06-24-2010, 06:54 AM
Barney Rubble is a ROCK star.

katiemac
06-24-2010, 07:09 AM
Tom Hanks. He's made me cry more than once.

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 07:16 AM
Barney hits the high note (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE)

maestrowork
06-24-2010, 07:16 AM
I like Depp Hanks. He was in Toy Story in Wonderland.

EFCollins
06-24-2010, 08:10 AM
wile e. coyote?

QFT. The way those eyes of his bug out every single time something is about to fall on him... it's just wonderful.

Though, if the Pink Panther had been a Looney Toon, I'd have gone that way. Just sayin'.

ether
06-24-2010, 08:18 AM
I like Depp Hanks. He was in Toy Story in Wonderland.

Pirates of the Gump was better. Gosh, I love that Johnny Tom.

slcboston
06-24-2010, 08:20 AM
Daffy Duck.

... although I suspect the avaristic prima donna act wasn't really much of a stretch.....

leahzero
06-24-2010, 08:22 AM
Johnny Depp.

slcboston
06-24-2010, 08:31 AM
Johnny Depp.

hmmm....

well, he's kind of like a cartoon character.

:D

SirOtter
06-24-2010, 08:33 AM
Ralph Phillips

Snowstorm
06-24-2010, 08:54 AM
Bullwinkle.

What he can do with his antlers ... was so real.

nighttimer
06-24-2010, 08:57 AM
Foghorn Fuckin' Leghorn (http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/foghorn-leghorn-rant/76a9aea96e2f1fcd76c676a9aea96e2f1fcd76c6-61111664682?q=foghorn%20leghorn&FORM=VIRE1=) :wag:

Lock thread.

nighttimer
06-24-2010, 09:12 AM
Lt. Martin Castillo of Miami Vice.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/4/40/MV-COLTPEACE-2.jpg/400px-MV-COLTPEACE-2.jpg

He can kill you will his gun, his hands, his face or his skinny ties. :guns:

Shadow Dragon
06-24-2010, 11:19 AM
Daffy Duck.

... although I suspect the avaristic prima donna act wasn't really much of a stretch.....
I'm glad somebody mentioned Daffy. Look at how much range he has. Daffy did it all, crazy, drunk and egotistical. He started as just another crazy animal and then he really came into his own.

Though Bugs and Wile E Coyote are certainly close second and thirds behind Daffy.

fredXgeorge
06-24-2010, 01:56 PM
Johnny Depp is amazing. The amount of different characters he can play is awesome. I also love Leo :D

Diana Hignutt
06-24-2010, 03:15 PM
Bugs Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Sis-Boom-Ba
Bugs Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Ra-Ra-Ra

Diana Hignutt
06-24-2010, 03:17 PM
Depp, for hotness factor... (he's even dreamier in person!)

Diana Hignutt
06-24-2010, 03:19 PM
I'm not sure either of those two, actually did any acting. But Cabot.

alleycat
06-24-2010, 03:36 PM
Well?

Mr Flibble
06-24-2010, 03:38 PM
But i've watched many Johnny Depp films and completely forgot it was Johnny Depp. His range is out of this freaking solar system and he has more gravity than a black hole.



This. When I can forget that this is the hottest man on the planet and just see the character...That,sir, is acting.

scarletpeaches
06-24-2010, 03:38 PM
Don't mess with the Shat.

alleycat
06-24-2010, 03:39 PM
Cabot never got a fair change to play the romantic lead.

alleycat
06-24-2010, 03:42 PM
Don't mess with the Shat.
This is his best work.

Hopefully you can view it in the UK.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE6iAjEv9dQ

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 03:44 PM
Lock thread (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0GAjK64VZg)

Synonym
06-24-2010, 03:52 PM
Oh, I thought it was a beauty contest. I voted for the rat. :D

Don Allen
06-24-2010, 03:55 PM
Its just so silly..

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 03:57 PM
Rat's asses can be quite tasty if marinated in garlic, brine, cilantro and chicken hearts.

Thump
06-24-2010, 04:01 PM
The Shat has more range.

donroc
06-24-2010, 05:13 PM
Past Tense rules this one.

BenPanced
06-24-2010, 05:49 PM
Well? It's up to the people!

Synonym
06-24-2010, 05:53 PM
That block of pine can out-act the Baldwin boy any day of the week. Er, well 'splinters' down. Lacking hands and all that...

Don Allen
06-24-2010, 05:53 PM
People criticize Pine but i actually went to school with a block of pine and found the range of the pine to be both stimulating and engaging. Pine is obviously more versatile than Baldwin, it can play a chair, a table, floor.. Baldwin does as well, but not nearly as good.

Synonym
06-24-2010, 06:04 PM
A certain luster and lack of depth to the grain. Yeah, I see your point. Actually, I think Pine is more malleable. :D

jvc
06-24-2010, 06:35 PM
Understood! I was going to compare Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Cat in the Hat, but that would've been just silly.
I'd have so gone for Thing 2 :D

Hey i was trying to cheer you up, I seen your deleted post in the Depp/Hanks thread.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I loved that deleted post, too. ;)

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z

jvc
06-24-2010, 06:37 PM
Cap'n Shat all the way :D

maestrowork
06-24-2010, 07:30 PM
I. Am. Not. Going. To. Vote.

maestrowork
06-24-2010, 07:34 PM
I suspect a smack-down by the mods soon...

Alpha Echo
06-24-2010, 07:38 PM
Hehehe...I love that you left no room for Megan Fox...

jvc
06-24-2010, 07:44 PM
Or a huge thread merge ;)

jvc
06-24-2010, 07:45 PM
I was considering voting for Meryl Streep, but then thought maybe Meryl Streep was better. I finally went with Meryl Streep though.

Paul
06-24-2010, 07:59 PM
The Shat has more range.


:ROFL:


My poor weak heart.

KTC
06-24-2010, 08:16 PM
a was comin' in here guns ablazin' just waitin' to yell my face off at you, RayRay. Thank God I saw the poll first. How dare those two names be mentioned in concert!

kaitiepaige17
06-24-2010, 08:18 PM
Meryl Fox.

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 08:20 PM
The dingo ate my baby!

BenPanced
06-24-2010, 08:21 PM
Babies ate my dingo!

KTC
06-24-2010, 08:22 PM
this one's easy. DEPP by a LANDSLIDE.

#1 - He'd never share camera time with a douchebag volleyball.

#2 - Refer to #1. (and...he's simply BETTER)

KTC
06-24-2010, 08:23 PM
i once ate dingo.

maestrowork
06-24-2010, 08:24 PM
Poor Meryl Streep... no one voted for her!

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 08:24 PM
I once played Bingo.

robeiae
06-24-2010, 08:33 PM
Kevin's just mad because that volleyball beat him out for the part.

KTC
06-24-2010, 08:35 PM
such a disparity in the voting. Meryl just doesn't have what it takes to outshine Meryl.


And...

I too can write jingos.

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 08:36 PM
Geez, and I was going to vote for Wilson. That volleyball's got class, man.

maestrowork
06-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Wilson's deflated you didn't vote for Mr. Hanky.

KTC
06-24-2010, 08:41 PM
Kevin's just mad because that volleyball beat him out for the part.

Actually...I turned it down. I took a role in a Pauly Shore movie instead. What can I say...I thought he was the next big thing.


Geez, and I was going to vote for Wilson. That volleyball's got class, man.

He's clearly gauche. Clearly.

robeiae
06-24-2010, 08:44 PM
You guys should see the video of Kevin's screen test as a volleyball. Hilarious!



(actually, that would make a good YouTube video: William Shatner playing Wilson the volleyball)

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 08:45 PM
You guys should see the video of Kevin's screen test as a volleyball. Hilarious!
He would've been wise to use a stunt double.

robeiae
06-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Ray was busy trying out for the part of Johnny Depp's hat in PoC.

KTC
06-24-2010, 08:49 PM
He would've been wise to use a stunt double.

instead, i used a stunted rube. or was that a stunned bubble?

robeiae
06-24-2010, 08:50 PM
I suspect a smack-down by the mods soon...

I dare you to make a "Who is the better Mod" poll: jvc or ChaosTitan.

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 08:50 PM
Ray was busy trying out for the part of Johnny Depp's hat in PoC.
Instead he got the part of Johnny Depp's right front jacket pocket. Sadly, uncredited.

robeiae
06-24-2010, 08:51 PM
Rumor has it that Kevin played a jelly doughnut in Strange Brew...







:D Hi, Kevin!

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 08:53 PM
Rumor has it that Kevin played a jelly doughnut in Strange Brew...







:D Hi, Kevin!
That's the only Canadian movie you know, isn't it?

robeiae
06-24-2010, 08:54 PM
There are others?

KTC
06-24-2010, 08:55 PM
Rumor has it that Kevin played a jelly doughnut in Strange Brew...







:D Hi, Kevin!


my best role to date was that of a scent in WayDownTown.

robeiae
06-24-2010, 08:57 PM
Interesting. CaroGirl was the scent in Scent of a Woman.

KTC
06-24-2010, 08:58 PM
Interesting. CaroGirl was the scent in Scent of a Woman.

Whoo-ah.

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 09:01 PM
Sadly, uncredited. But I got to keep my clothes on.

maestrowork
06-24-2010, 09:02 PM
robeiae isn't in Grown Up.

Alpha Echo
06-24-2010, 09:03 PM
Depp. Plus I know secondhand that he's a really good guy.

Diane Amy
06-24-2010, 09:20 PM
While in the midst of a horrific NY heatwave... thanks to all for a much needed laugh!

I voted for Meryl... not Meryl.

jvc
06-24-2010, 09:23 PM
I dare you to make a "Who is the better Mod" poll: jvc or ChaosTitan.
:e2tongue:

Kelly would win everytime, she's a lot smarter than me and a hell-of-a lot prettier too.

Mr Unstable
06-24-2010, 09:25 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! !

Why would I do this???? This is such a hard decision!!!!!!

I love Will Smith! Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is one of my all time favorites! Oh he was so fantastic in that show! I felt so connected to Will - he did an amazing job. Ever see the episodes where Carlton almost OD's on speed? Where Will's father comes back and then leaves? The episode where Will got shot and his confrontation with Carlton?

In case you don't...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3id-gBwnAJ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScJ3ur3A9v0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqZFzzp0IR8&feature=related


Now Jim Carrey is an amazing actor as well. He was magnificent in The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind. I also got a kick out of Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura. Now obviously the last two don't really display his acting skills at all, but in the serious movies he has done he has been amazing.

I am going to have to go with Will Smith. He has made me cry many times. There has never been a character from any sitcom that I have felt as human and close to as Will Smith on the Fresh Prince.

I see a lot of people copying/mocking my best actor threads. Are these annoying?

jvc
06-24-2010, 09:28 PM
:e2thud:

Mr Unstable
06-24-2010, 09:34 PM
Seriously though, I wish you guys would stop mocking my threads. I mean could you be any less graceful about it? I'm choosing actors that make very interesting match-ups and pose actual questions. You guys are going to end up forcing all of the threads to be deleted, or merged which is just as bad.

Gravity
06-24-2010, 09:46 PM
Gotta go, Ah say, Ah gotta go with ol' Foggie (any of this gettin' through to ya son? I keep throwin' 'em and you keep sidesteppin' 'em...)

But, truth to tell, I also hold, deep in my heart, some undying love for Deputy Dawg.

thothguard51
06-24-2010, 09:47 PM
Hands down, Will Smith. Very versatile while Carey is one dimensional...

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 09:48 PM
Will Smith is HAWT.

Shadow_Ferret
06-24-2010, 09:48 PM
I can't stand Jim Carey, don't like his movies.

I'd go with Will Smith.

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 09:51 PM
Pine smells better. Besides, I prefer blonds.

Shadow_Ferret
06-24-2010, 09:52 PM
I have no idea who Billy Baldwin is, but that block of pine... man, it's performances are just so wooden.

thothguard51
06-24-2010, 09:55 PM
The block of pine has been known to nail its performance while Billy usually just bends nails...

CaroGirl
06-24-2010, 09:55 PM
I have no idea who Billy Baldwin is, but that block of pine... man, it's performances are just so wooden.
He's just another one of those Baldwin boys. I think the only thing I ever saw him in was Flatliners. His eyebrows remained the same in every scene. His acting might be more wooden than pine.

Shadow_Ferret
06-24-2010, 09:56 PM
I can't stand either actor.

Eggplant.

LOG
06-24-2010, 10:06 PM
I fracking love Jim Carrey.

BenPanced
06-24-2010, 10:10 PM
http://www.williambaldwin.net/

Smileycat
06-24-2010, 10:17 PM
Don't mess with the Shat.


I agree.

KTC
06-24-2010, 10:19 PM
Well?

this is a trick question, since neither are actors.

Shadow_Ferret
06-24-2010, 10:20 PM
Shatner was one of the hottest young stage actors when they grabbed him for Star Trek.

No contest here.

Shatner.

Mr Unstable
06-24-2010, 10:43 PM
Hands down, Will Smith. Very versatile while Carney is one dimensional...

Have you ever seen The Truman Show or Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind?

ether
06-24-2010, 10:46 PM
Have you ever seen The Truman Show or Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind?

This. Those are my two favorite movies of his.

Shakesbear
06-24-2010, 10:49 PM
Never heard of the Baldwin geezer but have heard of the Block of Pine - over here he is called BOP and anyone who can bop has my vote! There is something soi resinous about the way he bops ...

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 10:53 PM
You're quite ravishing

BenPanced
06-24-2010, 10:56 PM
Never heard of the Baldwin geezer but have heard of the Block of Pine - over here he is called BOP and anyone who can bop has my vote! There is something soi resinous about the way he bops ...
MmmBOP! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHozn0YXAeE)

Shadow_Ferret
06-24-2010, 10:58 PM
Which actress would I rather watch?

Megan Fox.

BenPanced
06-24-2010, 11:02 PM
Marjoe Gortner.

Oh, quit looking at me like that. You know what Google's for. Use it.

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 11:04 PM
Victor Victoria

Wayne K
06-24-2010, 11:05 PM
Dude, Meryl Streep is getting gassed

Lavern08
06-24-2010, 11:18 PM
Depp, for hotness factor...

...and for mad acting skillz.

http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/2008/08/johnny-depp-cc.jpg

Diana Hignutt
06-24-2010, 11:19 PM
Depp. Plus I know secondhand that he's a really good guy.

For a reptoid:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=depp+reptoid

Don Allen
06-24-2010, 11:20 PM
I remember the movie "Walk the plank" starring Block-o-Pine, it was during the esoteric part of his life. He killed in that role. OMG that's too funny.... Sorry I have to laugh.

Diana Hignutt
06-24-2010, 11:26 PM
One day you haters will see that Megan is the greatest actress of all time. Why don't you people LEAVE MEGAN ALONE!!!! She's a gifted, gifted person, who was an actress until like Jonah Hex bombed. It's not here fault no one understands the power of her art!










Yes, I'm kidding....

maestrowork
06-24-2010, 11:28 PM
Which actress would I rather watch?

Megan Fox.

There are magazines and porn for that kind of stuff...

Shadow_Ferret
06-24-2010, 11:30 PM
There are magazines and porn for that kind of stuff...

Megan Fox did porn? Which?

SirOtter
06-25-2010, 02:38 AM
Shatner was in Judgement at Nuremburg, one of the finest motion pictures of the 20th Century. He worked on that movie with Spencer Tracy, one of the four or five best actors ever.

Seagal was not in that movie, did not work with Spencer Tracy, may not even know who Spencer Tracy was.

Case closed. Shatner by a mile.

EFCollins
06-25-2010, 03:02 AM
Jim Carey isn't even human. Can't be. Dude is just too good. Want evidence? Watch The Mask, then Dumb and Dumber, then Liar, Liar... then The Number 23. Oh, and let us not forget him as "The Riddler" in that old Batman movie (I can never remember which one). Dude can morph his frigging entire being in crazy ways. He's versatile, unique, good looking enough (in a tres weird way), and his presence on screen is like. No. Other.

I can't imagine Will Smith actually playing an antagonist. He is an incredibly handsome man, suave and he. Can. Act. But I don't think he's got Carey's chops. I'm sorry, I just don't.

Therefore, I must say unto you good people that, verily, my decision is Carey.

rhymegirl
06-25-2010, 03:10 AM
Oh it has to be Shatner.

And Alleycat is a troublemaker, isn't he?

Wayne K
06-25-2010, 03:16 AM
But Will is handsome...

rhymegirl
06-25-2010, 03:18 AM
Um, some of you have a little too much time on your hands.

And I voted for Meryl Streep.

rhymegirl
06-25-2010, 03:20 AM
Now this is a tough category to vote on.

I'll get back to you after I've viewed a few of their shows.

Wayne K
06-25-2010, 03:21 AM
I think the dark horse here is Peter Potomus

rhymegirl
06-25-2010, 03:31 AM
I remember the movie "Walk the plank" starring Block-o-Pine, it was during the esoteric part of his life. He killed in that role. OMG that's too funny.... Sorry I have to laugh.

:roll:

I read that as "he was killed in that role." Which makes it even funnier.

EFCollins
06-25-2010, 03:39 AM
I had a nice, long response to this typed out, but deleted it because I realized I was talking out my ass to hear my head rattle.

To be short, thankfully Wayne, looks alone aren't enough for me.

Wayne K
06-25-2010, 03:53 AM
He's also a fresh prince

CaroGirl
06-25-2010, 04:08 AM
Six Degrees of Separation. Nuff said.

poetinahat
06-25-2010, 04:09 AM
Seriously though, I wish you guys would stop mocking my threads. I mean could you be any less graceful about it? I'm choosing actors that make very interesting match-ups and pose actual questions. You guys are going to end up forcing all of the threads to be deleted, or merged which is just as bad.
Or to stop new ones from being generated every fricken day. Blimey. If you can't take a gentle jab, maybe you could slow down on the "who is better" threads. If there's that much "mockery" happening, you might consider looking at your MO.

Oh, okay. Why compare these two? I fricking HATE Jim Carrey. Have done ever since he carved out a niche as The Stereotypical Stupid Honky on In Living Color. He may have talent, but I hate his style of comedy. It's poisoned me against him, so I'm very reluctant even to see a film where he plays it straight. Life's too short; there's other stuff I do want to see.

Will Smith in a walk. Case closed. Loved The Pursuit of Happyness.

Next thread. Who would win in a fight: Batman or Spiderman? :rolleyes:

MsGneiss
06-25-2010, 04:14 AM
This is easy. Will Smith. Also, I disagree on your point that these two make an "interesting matchup."

Of greater interest and importance is the question: In a fist fight, who would win - Henry Rollins or Glenn Danzig?

EFCollins
06-25-2010, 04:49 AM
Or to stop new ones from being generated every fricken day. Blimey. If you can't take a gentle jab, maybe you could slow down on the "who is better" threads. If there's that much "mockery" happening, you might consider looking at your MO.

Oh, okay. Why compare these two? I fricking HATE Jim Carrey. Have done ever since he carved out a niche as The Stereotypical Stupid Honky on In Living Color. He may have talent, but I hate his style of comedy. It's poisoned me against him, so I'm very reluctant even to see a film where he plays it straight. Life's too short; there's other stuff I do want to see.

Will Smith in a walk. Case closed. Loved The Pursuit of Happyness.

Next thread. Who would win in a fight: Batman or Spiderman? :rolleyes:

Jim Carey does far more than comedy. Just sayin'.

Spidey all they way. Batman has gadgets. Spidey has senses. No contest.

robeiae
06-25-2010, 04:54 AM
Or Wally Gator.

MsGneiss
06-25-2010, 04:55 AM
But Batman has billions of dollars. I vote for Batman.

DeleyanLee
06-25-2010, 04:59 AM
Actually, I think this is a tough call.

Living Color and Fresh Prince--FP hands down, but that's because I seriously disliked the humor common in LC. Had nothing to do with either Will or Jim because I thought they both sucked.

However, then I saw The Truman Show and was utterly blown away. That was some good acting and not a twitch out of a normally twitchy guy. That showed range that I didn't expect out of Carrey.

Yeah, he does the rubber face stuff in other movies (which I really detest), but that was the perfect cast for The Mask because Carrey had to both be serious and completely bouncing in the left field bleachers wacko and totally sell both characters. Which I think he did.

I'll admit that I haven't seen as much of Will Smith, since he tends to choose vehicles that simply don't interest me to watch, however he brought a depth of character to ID4 and held his own against some very top-notch actors in that film, which also impressed me greatly and made me think of him as more than yet another singer who thinks he can act.

So, for me, it's not a choice I can make. They both like to do thinks that I think sucks Everest through a bar straw--but when it's something I'm interested in, their names on it are big pluses. Big enough pluses that they'll outweigh negatives of actors I greatly dislike.

I'm not sure I can choose, honestly.

Mr. Anonymous
06-25-2010, 05:02 AM
Fox is hot. Hotness > Talent.

DeleyanLee
06-25-2010, 05:05 AM
Snagglepus

Exit Stage Left

kaitiepaige17
06-25-2010, 05:08 AM
Megan Fox did porn? Which?

None yet...I'm keeping tabs....

Wayne K
06-25-2010, 05:23 AM
I can't believe I'm still the only Meryl Streep vote

donroc
06-25-2010, 05:37 AM
Pepe Le Pew.
And Wolfie, a Jim Carey before his time.

ChaosTitan
06-25-2010, 05:39 AM
Best. Thread. Ever.

:roll:

ChaosTitan
06-25-2010, 05:46 AM
Seriously though, I wish you guys would stop mocking my threads. I mean could you be any less graceful about it? I'm choosing actors that make very interesting match-ups and pose actual questions. You guys are going to end up forcing all of the threads to be deleted, or merged which is just as bad.

No one's threads are going to be deleted or merged. It's hot in many parts of the world, and people just need a little summer fun. jvc and I, as mods of this forum, allow a certain level of amock-ness and silliness here.

The "mocking" is not mean-spirited. It's just folks goofing off. Parodies are part of filmmaking, yes? :)

jvc
06-25-2010, 05:54 AM
Seriously though, I wish you guys would stop mocking my threads. I mean could you be any less graceful about it? I'm choosing actors that make very interesting match-ups and pose actual questions. You guys are going to end up forcing all of the threads to be deleted, or merged which is just as bad.
My response is exactly what ChaosTitan said below. However, maybe allowing some time to pass between these types of threads is a good idea so we don't get snowed under with them.

No one's threads are going to be deleted or merged. It's hot in many parts of the world, and people just need a little summer fun. jvc and I, as mods of this forum, allow a certain level of amock-ness and silliness here.

The "mocking" is not mean-spirited. It's just folks goofing off. Parodies are part of filmmaking, yes? :)

Cella
06-25-2010, 05:58 AM
Jim Cary is awful. Just. Awful. I don't mean an awful actor, necessarily, just one I can't bare to look at.

He and Adam Sandler are on my list of "won't see just because he's in it"' movies.

know who is hillarious? Will Ferrell (most of the time).

Cyia
06-25-2010, 06:01 AM
I can't imagine Will Smith actually playing an antagonist. He is an incredibly handsome man, suave and he. Can. Act. But I don't think he's got Carey's chops. I'm sorry, I just don't.

I think he'd make an amazing bad guy. He just hasn't had the chance.

Jim Carey makes a great psycho for the same reason that Robin Williams or any other comedian does. It's so far out of their established persona that no one expects to find evil in their face - just like the real worst psychos out there.

ChaosTitan
06-25-2010, 06:03 AM
I dare you to make a "Who is the better Mod" poll: jvc or ChaosTitan.

:evil

Cyia
06-25-2010, 06:03 AM
I hear Meryl will be taking the role Megan lost in Transformers. She's working on her "hot" accent, but apparently it's flawless.

:D

Wayne K
06-25-2010, 06:03 AM
Is Block of Pine and Deforrest Kelly the same person?

Cyia
06-25-2010, 06:04 AM
Is Block of Pine and Deforrest Kelly the same person?


BoP was his given name, then there was that incident with a chainsaw and he came deforrested.

ChaosTitan
06-25-2010, 06:04 AM
Why is there no poll option for Shatner's Tribble--er, his toupee?

jvc
06-25-2010, 06:09 AM
You're quite ravishing

:e2brows:

Cella
06-25-2010, 06:10 AM
Depp.

He's on my list of "will watch anything if he's in it" movies.

Cyia
06-25-2010, 06:12 AM
Depp.

And I shall flay anyone who argues with a rusty eggplant.

jvc
06-25-2010, 06:13 AM
Khaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRnSnfiUI54

Jersey Chick
06-25-2010, 06:13 AM
:ROFL:

jvc
06-25-2010, 06:15 AM
Depp.

And I shall flay anyone who argues with a rusty eggplant.
Might be worth it, I haven't had a good flaying in such a long time :D

jvc
06-25-2010, 06:16 AM
Is Block of Pine and Deforrest Kelly the same person?
In his own words, "I'm a Doctor, Jim, not a block of pine."

poetinahat
06-25-2010, 06:27 AM
I hear BoP has signed for the lead in upcoming biopic Big Red: The Life and Times of Johnny Bench...

backslashbaby
06-25-2010, 06:27 AM
Didn't Bugs do Wagner? Yeah, I'm going with Bugs.

Day O'
06-25-2010, 06:58 AM
Umm...bugs had lines. He's my guy. RR meeped. But to be fair...Mel Blanc rules. Doesn't matter if he's Bugs or RR or Fog Horn or Daffy...the guy just rocked. I don't think he was ever Taz. Too late, that's why those ones sucked:(

kuwisdelu
06-25-2010, 07:51 AM
Depp. No contest.

Tom Hanks used to make some good movies, but frankly, he sucks now.

Watch some of Johnny Depp's older movies when he was younger. Just amazing.

IMO, Dead Man and Arizona Dream are the best movies he's ever made.

dgiharris
06-25-2010, 07:56 AM
I used to think Shatner was more of just an overrated legend...

And then I saw him on Boston Legal.

That is his finest work to date and he kills me everytime I watch him.

Him and James Spader have incredible on screen chemistry.

Seriously, if you haven't seen Boston Legal, you are missing out on an incredible Sitcom (though on occassion you have to suffer through a morality lesson)

Mel...

kuwisdelu
06-25-2010, 07:57 AM
This is pretty hard.

The stereotypes of them both suck. They both pretty much used to play themselves, but have really come into their own, and their newer movies frankly blow me away.

For Will Smith, Pursuit of Happiness and I Am Legend are great. When he really started playing the characters instead of himself.

For Jim Carrey, the same for Eternal Sunshine. Truly great in that movie. I wish he'd do more dramas.

A close call, but I'm giving it to Carrey since Eternal Sunshine is one of my favorite movies ever.

dgiharris
06-25-2010, 08:01 AM
THis isn't a good comparison since both actors occupy complete different acting spaces.

Jim Carey is a comedic genuis. Period, so in terms of comedy, he outshines Smith. No contest (though Smith is hilarious).

In terms of Leading Man roles, Will Smith is a Titan and squashes Jim Carey in that arena.

This question is like asking which is deadlier: a vat of Liquid Nitrogen or a pool of lava...

I love both actors and they are nearly untouchable in their respective balliwicks, but they really aren't comparable IMO

Mel...

BenPanced
06-25-2010, 08:15 AM
Followed by Simon Birch.

EFCollins
06-25-2010, 08:33 AM
Carey can play anyone though. Will Smith's sheer intensity, which is something that can be seen in every single role he plays and no he can't help it, but it limits him. He may be able to play an antagonist if it was the perfect role as Cyia suggests because I'm willing to give that maybe Smith hasn't had the opportunity... maybe what I should have said is that he could never play a weak personality (and many antags do have weaker personalities versus the protags). Carey can though. He can play a snivelling little asswipe. Comedy wise, I think they both can carry their own... Carey is obviously a different type of comedy, but it has its attractions as long as it doesn't get too stupid. I can really only think of one role Smith has been in that I don't think Carey could play... and that was Ali. Not because of his race, but a buffed up J. Carey is as foreign a thought to me as Smith in a weak personality.

I'm a little saddened that no one has mentioned The Number 23. Jim Carey really frightened me in that film. (My husband sometimes talks in numbers... it's weird, he's only adding and subtracting out loud, but it is still odd when he just starts listing numbers... 19, 87, 64... because he only says half the mathematical equation out loud and I can never make sense of what he is doing, and I know that is why the movie scared me but anyhow...) I have to say that I've never had a movie scare me in quite that way. It didn't scare me pantiles, but it disturbed me like nothing else I've ever watched. Not a scare like The Exorcist, but still pretty friggin disturbing. I gained tons of new respect for him simply because of 23 & Sunshine.

Xelebes
06-25-2010, 09:01 AM
I have never been able to sit through a movie and watch Jim Carrey muck his way through a film. Just can't stand him.

Will Smith is alright. I can stand watching him through a movie but nothing spectacular.

Mr Unstable
06-25-2010, 09:13 AM
I think he'd make an amazing bad guy. He just hasn't had the chance.

Jim Carey makes a great psycho for the same reason that Robin Williams or any other comedian does. It's so far out of their established persona that no one expects to find evil in their face - just like the real worst psychos out there.

If someone doesn't think Will Smith can play an antagonist than they should watch the first 5 minutes of 7 Pounds. He definitely was convincing as a disgusting and heartless man in that conversation on the phone with the blind man.

Mr Unstable
06-25-2010, 09:15 AM
No one's threads are going to be deleted or merged. It's hot in many parts of the world, and people just need a little summer fun. jvc and I, as mods of this forum, allow a certain level of amock-ness and silliness here.

The "mocking" is not mean-spirited. It's just folks goofing off. Parodies are part of filmmaking, yes? :)

If they aren't going to be deleted or merged than I don't mind at all.

Xelebes
06-25-2010, 09:21 AM
However, BoP has been a terrible comedian and satirist. I mean, did anyone here watch Erin Blockovich?

smsarber
06-25-2010, 09:37 AM
Johnny Depp! Really loved Blow. And 9th Gate. And P. o. t. Carribean, and Alice in Wonderland.............. Liked Hanks in Green Mile.

Shadow Dragon
06-25-2010, 10:09 AM
I think he'd make an amazing bad guy. He just hasn't had the chance.

Jim Carey makes a great psycho for the same reason that Robin Williams or any other comedian does. It's so far out of their established persona that no one expects to find evil in their face - just like the real worst psychos out there.
I agree that Will Smith could be amazing as a antagonist. He could possibly be even better as the antagonist than he does as the protagonist. However, that's the problem.

In most cases, you don't want the antagonist of the film to out shine the protagonist. So, the director would have to be very careful on who he selected to play opposite of Will Smith.

On the original question, I think it's a very close call. Though I'm leaning a bit towards Will Smith, at the moment.

HelloKiddo
06-25-2010, 10:21 AM
I thought Jim Carey would take this one, hands down. I'm surprised, WS is kickin his ass. I like both, but I think Carey is much more talented.

poetinahat
06-25-2010, 11:35 AM
What Mel said. Boston Legal - amazing show. Shatner and Spader are brilliant together.

Denny Crane!

Lock and load.

Kitty27
06-25-2010, 11:43 AM
Captain Kirk FTW.

robeiae
06-25-2010, 03:31 PM
Depp.

And I shall flay anyone who argues with a rusty eggplant.
Are you saying you're a rusty eggplant?

jvc
06-25-2010, 04:58 PM
I used to think Shatner was more of just an overrated legend...

And then I saw him on Boston Legal.

That is his finest work to date and he kills me everytime I watch him.

Him and James Spader have incredible on screen chemistry.

Seriously, if you haven't seen Boston Legal, you are missing out on an incredible Sitcom (though on occassion you have to suffer through a morality lesson)

Mel...
Never seen Boston Legal, although I keep hearing good things about it. Not even sure if it's been on over here. Will have to keep an eye out for it. But if it's not as good as you say it is, I'm coming after you :D

BenPanced
06-25-2010, 05:12 PM
But...but...how can you forget the classic All About Leaves?

robeiae
06-25-2010, 05:19 PM
Or the classic western, High Plains Driftwood.

rhymegirl
06-25-2010, 05:56 PM
He had a cameo role in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Celia Cyanide
06-25-2010, 08:00 PM
Agreed. I think its Johnny Depp, and its not even close.

Me too. I'll leave the quality of films out of this, because I believe that good actors can do bad movies sometimes. Actors do movies for many different reasons, and the reason is not always that the end result will be the best thing ever. Sometimes they like the character, and sometimes they just like they people they will be working with.

Acting is about making choices. Good actors make good choices. Johnny Depp, however, makes choices that most actors don't even see as possiblities. He's very creative in his choices. They might not always work, but he takes more risks than most of the bigger names in Hollywood.

maestrowork
06-25-2010, 09:33 PM
Hanks is exceptional in what he does best - regular guy. He deserved his two Oscars and I thought he was great in Green Mile, Castaway and Saving Private Ryan. He's also great in the Toy Story franchise.

Depp, however, is a more versatile actor. His range is amazing. And because Depp chooses to play so many different roles, his performance is not always consistent. I really liked him in Finding Neverland, Potc, Edward Scissorhands, etc, but not in some other films. That said, Hanks has given some bad performances, too. I mean, who made him Robert Langdon? That was just a horrible role.

But since I like Hoffman more because of his range, I'd have to go with Depp here. I think range is very important and some of the best actors in the world (such as Meryl Streep) has great ranges.

Celia Cyanide
06-25-2010, 09:42 PM
I really liked him in Finding Neverland, Potc, Edward Scissorhands, etc, but not in some other films.

Yes, I agree. There are times when I don't like what he's doing. But it is VERY rare for me to see him in a movie and think, "Wow, Johnny Depp really didn't do anything interesting here." Even when I don't like what he's doing, it's almost always a bold choice and not the obvious choice. A lot of times, he makes choices that other actors would never make, because they would never think they could make it work. Johnny Depp isn't afraid to look silly, which is why I think that even his less than stellar performances are at least interesting.

Tom Hanks has done a lot of movies in which he makes bold choices too, I think there are very few actors in Depp's generation who do it as consistently as he does.

Cyia
06-25-2010, 09:46 PM
Are you saying you're a rusty eggplant?


Are you saying I'm not?

dgiharris
06-25-2010, 10:51 PM
I thought Jim Carey would take this one, hands down. I'm surprised, WS is kickin his ass. I like both, but I think Carey is much more talented.

Guess it depends on what you place value in.

If you value comedy more than drama/action, then sure, hands down Carey.

If you value drama/action more than comedy, hands down its Smith.

If you consider all artforms equal, then I think overall, Smith comes out on top. He pretty much does all artforms.

Of course, Carey has also done some drama, but IMO you add everything up and i'd give it to Smith.

Though I maintain that I don't like comparing them against each other since I don't think they match up well-- like apples and oranges...

Mel...

Diana Hignutt
06-25-2010, 11:01 PM
So, we're had a few of these polls for lesser actors, but now it's time to match up the big guns. Who's mad acting chops are better that guy who played Dr. Smith (johnathan harris) in the Lost in Space TV Show (not Gary Oldman in the movie) or that guy who played Lurch (who f-in knows) in the classic Addams Family TV show? Inquiring minds want to know.

BenPanced
06-25-2010, 11:15 PM
that guy who played Lurch (who f-in knows) in the classic Addams Family TV show?
Ted Cassidy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0144252/) (He also played Bigfoot in The Six-Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman (the original, not the sucktacular remake).)

Diana Hignutt
06-25-2010, 11:23 PM
Ted Cassidy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0144252/) (He also played Bigfoot in The Six-Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman (the original, not the sucktacular remake).)

I was gonna guess Ted Cassidy actually, but I was too lazy to double check. My thanks.

shawkins
06-25-2010, 11:43 PM
Didn't Bugs do Wagner? Yeah, I'm going with Bugs.

Yeah, that was one of my faves too. Also, IIRC, the transgender romance (http://www.lollipopanimation.com/images/gallery/large/female_bugs_bunny_viking.jpg) element was considered pretty groundbreaking at the time.

Wayne K
06-25-2010, 11:47 PM
Yeah, that was one of my faves too. Also, IIRC, the transgender romance (http://www.lollipopanimation.com/images/gallery/large/female_bugs_bunny_viking.jpg) element was considered pretty groundbreaking at the time.

He has great legs :D

SirOtter
06-25-2010, 11:47 PM
Umm...bugs had lines. He's my guy. RR meeped. But to be fair...Mel Blanc rules. Doesn't matter if he's Bugs or RR or Fog Horn or Daffy...the guy just rocked. I don't think he was ever Taz. Too late, that's why those ones sucked:(

Yes, Mel was the voice, as it were, of Taz.

SirOtter
06-25-2010, 11:53 PM
Pepe Le Pew.
And Wolfie, a Jim Carey before his time.

I've always been a big fan of M. Le Pew. Not sure how he managed to be French, since skunks are mostly found only in North America. Perhaps he is from Quebec, non?

I still prefer Ralph Phillips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IOvEo9f4bk

benbradley
06-26-2010, 12:16 AM
I'm not much on acting stars (though I recall the near-blind Mr. Magoo, at least he ended up on that deserted island where he can't hurt himself walking off tall buildings), but I have to admire Bugs for the way he says "What's up, doc?"

Oh, and that "What a maroon!" line - a classic!

SirOtter
06-26-2010, 12:59 AM
Oh, and that "What a maroon!" line - a classic!

A true maroon will point out that you've just misspelled 'moron'.

benbradley
06-26-2010, 01:09 AM
I recall the original episode of "Lost In Space" - before launch, "Dr. Smith" was some foreign (probably Soviet? This WAS the middle of the Cold War) spy, sneaked aboard the Jupiter II and reprogrammed the robot to destroy the ship or something after it was launched, but before leaving he had to hide behind some panel or something when someone else was coming by, and he couldn't get off the ship before it was launched. After launch he remembered to turn off the robot's power switch (located on a wall), but he casually and disgustedly flicked it off. He didn't noticed that he only turned it halfway off, and after he left the room the robot detected intermittent power and went over to turn the switch fully on.

I Don't remember the rest of the episode other than calamity ensued, but then (spoiler alert! :)) everyone was saved. But in that episode he was remarkably different from others - though he failed at his task, he appeared to be a menacing, determined, (yes, here comes That Word from another thread) evil person/entity. In subsequent episodes, in most of his interactions he was a bumbling, idiotic, completely incompetent person, and even though he honestly tried to help with things, he was more of a liability than an asset to the Jupiter II and its other inhabitants.

Regardless of the inconsistencies in the character, playing either first-episode or later episodes of Dr. Smith took much more talent that showing up at the sound of a bell and saying in an incredibly deep voice "You rang?" The guy playing Lurch may well have been more talented, but the character certainly didn't let him show off any talent he might have had.

I actually know little about acting (the local rural small-town theatre does amazing work as far as I'm concerned), but with such deep analyses, I should be a TV and movie reviewer...

poetinahat
06-26-2010, 04:47 AM
It's a shame Baldwin doesn't get more recognition for The Piano... he was constantly being upstaged by Alicia Keys.

BoP shoulda been cast in The Cedar House Rules! :rant:

robeiae
06-26-2010, 05:10 AM
Or in Squirrel Harbor.

Don Allen
06-26-2010, 06:06 AM
Didn't BoP have a supporting role in "Bridges of Madison County"?

Wayne K
06-26-2010, 06:09 AM
He was in something with Natalie Wood

Mr Unstable
06-26-2010, 08:53 AM
If you could give your opinion that would be appreciated. I was having a heated argument about it at work today.

I say Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate as Benjamin Braddock.

He says Malcom McDowell as Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange.


If you vote then I thank you.

maestrowork
06-26-2010, 04:15 PM
Are you bored?

jvc
06-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Dude, come on, when I said you should let a bit of time pass between starting new threads such as these, I meant longer than one day. There are still half a dozen other threads on a similar vein still active, at least let them run their course for a while before starting more.

Make this one the last for at least a week.

jvc
06-26-2010, 07:32 PM
I've decided to merge all the 'Compare the Actors' threads into one bumper thread. As I said in the first post of the thread (don't ask about the time stamp on the first post), simply compare two actors. To the Death.

Rules:

1) It can be as serious or as fun as you like.
2) Remember to be civil and keep with the over-riding rule we have on the forums 'respect your fellow writer'.
3) Don't compare Richard Dean Anderson with anyone else, he's too good for that.


(If anyone posts a 'Compare the Actors' thread in future, it will be automatically merged into this one)

Haggis
06-26-2010, 08:09 PM
Natasha Fatale vs. Boris Badenov. Which one is more Russian?

robeiae
06-26-2010, 08:37 PM
Who is Richard Dean Anderson?

BenPanced
06-26-2010, 09:49 PM
I've decided to merge all the 'Compare the Actors' threads into one bumper thread. As I said in the first post of the thread (don't ask about the time stamp on the first post), simply compare two actors. To the Death.

Rules:

1) It can be as serious or as fun as you like.
2) Remember to be civil and keep with the over-riding rule we have on the forums 'respect your fellow writer'.
3) Don't compare Richard Dean Anderson with anyone else, he's too good for that.


(If anyone posts a 'Compare the Actors' thread in future, it will be automatically merged into this one)
WHO IS THE BETTER ACTOR: RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON OR A BOWL OF PANCAKE BATTER?

G'head. Banninate me. I dares ya. :hi:

robeiae
06-26-2010, 10:18 PM
Now pancake batter, I've heard of.

benbradley
06-27-2010, 04:05 AM
Best Character: Opie Taylor or Wesley Crusher?

poetinahat
06-27-2010, 11:04 AM
WHO IS THE BETTER ACTOR: RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON OR A BOWL OF PANCAKE BATTER?

I didn't know who he was either, but I checked out IMDB and was overcome with mirth.


Now pancake batter, I've heard of.

In a perfect world, he and Mrs. Butterworth would be able to live their lives away from prying eyes, just them and their little pigs in blankets.

jvc
06-27-2010, 03:16 PM
WHO IS THE BETTER ACTOR: RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON OR A BOWL OF PANCAKE BATTER?

G'head. Banninate me. I dares ya. :hi:
I've done much worse than that. I've tied your shoe laces together. Mwahahahahahahahahahahaha :evil

Mr Unstable
06-28-2010, 06:43 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Unstable
Seriously though, I wish you guys would stop mocking my threads. I mean could you be any less graceful about it? I'm choosing actors that make very interesting match-ups and pose actual questions. You guys are going to end up forcing all of the threads to be deleted, or merged which is just as bad.

No one's threads are going to be deleted or merged. It's hot in many parts of the world, and people just need a little summer fun. jvc and I, as mods of this forum, allow a certain level of amock-ness and silliness here.

The "mocking" is not mean-spirited. It's just folks goofing off. Parodies are part of filmmaking, yes?

Lies. Lies. Lies.

I wish that the parody threads that ultimately rendered the concept of comparing two actors useless were at least somewhat entertaining, but no, they had to be painfully ungraceful and cliched. Oh well.

poetinahat
06-28-2010, 06:52 AM
"Lies"? :Wha:

If it helps, just think of the parody threads as nature's way of telling you the tribe has spoken, and it's time to find something new to post about.

ChaosTitan
06-28-2010, 07:00 AM
Lies. Lies. Lies.

I wish that the parody threads that ultimately rendered the concept of comparing two actors useless were at least somewhat entertaining, but no, they had to be painfully ungraceful and cliched. Oh well.

Do enlighten me, Mr. Unstable. Which parts of my post were lies?