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Your vites for the all-time greatrest performances by an actor and Actress?

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Just now, LawrenceA said:

Have you ever received an invite to visit? You'll need a physical, where they take your vitals. You may be diagnosed with St. Vitus' Dance. If so, don't get angry or vituperative.

If I'm diagnosed with St. Vitus' dance, maybe I can take some vitameatavegamin and it will help.

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6 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

If I'm diagnosed with St. Vitus' dance, maybe I can take some vitameatavegamin and it will help.

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LOL

Coincidentally, my wife has this Lucy doll sitting on the shelf above her desk in our den...

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 Actress – – a tie between Anne Bancroft in the pumpkin eater and Julie Christie in Petulia. Runners up, Mia Farrow in both the purple rose of Cairo and the Great Gatsby , Barbra Streisand in what’s up Doc, and Glenda Jackson in women in love. 

 

Actor – – a tie between Donald Sutherland in ordinary people and gene Hackman in both the conversation and Eureka

Excuse the lack of proper capitalization. 

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2 hours ago, TopBilled said:

You do know that translated into English the phrase casa blanca means vite house...white house.

Also Vita/ Vitas is Latin for "life."

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45 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

Also Vita/ Vitas is Latin for "life."

As in LA DOLCE VITA (1960)...the sweet life, baby!

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I wouldn't know what were the greatest performances by an actor but I know what are probably my three favourites.

1. James Cagney in White Heat

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2. Walter Huston in Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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3. Charles Laughton in Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  1. Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
  2. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
  3. Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront

 

  1. Falconetti, The Passion of Joan of Arc
  2. Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard
  3. Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress 
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18 hours ago, TopBilled said:

If I'm diagnosed with St. Vitus' dance, maybe I can take some vitameatavegamin and it will help.

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I prefer Gummy Vites--Tastes just like candy!

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...But, it's getting late, and I gotta hit the sack for my greatrest.

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I thought of Lucy's vitavitavegiman but couldn't come up with an adequate lead in. 

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1 hour ago, laffite said:

I thought of Lucy's vitavitavegiman but couldn't come up with an adequate lead in. 

Well, maybe that's 'cause you've just been too tired, rundown and listless lately to have come up with it, laffite?! THAT'S all!

(...you haven't been pooping-out at parties lately TOO, have you?)

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Btw, I found MYSELF "listless" once, and at THE most inopportune moment!

And so I just had to remember the stuff my wife sent me to the supermarket for.

(...this was before the advent of cellphones, of course)

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On 5/22/2019 at 10:07 AM, Dargo said:

LOL

Coincidentally, my wife has this Lucy doll sitting on the shelf above her desk in our den...

(Speedracer5 removed the photo of Lucy Ricardo as "your Vitameatavegamin girl.") 

 

I have that doll too! I have a bunch of the other ones as well. I also have a Vitameatavegamin shirt! 

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On 5/23/2019 at 1:03 PM, laffite said:

I thought of Lucy's vitavitavegiman but couldn't come up with an adequate lead in. 

Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular?

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10 minutes ago, speedracer5 said:

Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular?

That and a lot worse. And the vitavigevilmavoota--whatever the heck it's called is not helping much. I try to be poopular and not pop out but folks keep asking, "What have you been drinking?" I end up just saying, "vitavigevilmavoota..." and then give up, show the bottle, and say, "THIS STUFF !!!."

 

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13 minutes ago, laffite said:

That and a lot worse. And the vitavigevilmavoota--whatever the heck it's called is not helping much. I try to be poopular and not pop out but folks keep asking, "What have you been drinking?" I end up just saying, "vitavigevilmavoota..." and then give up, show the bottle, and say, "THIS STUFF !!!."

 

The 23% alcohol content might be part of the problem 😉

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My votes:

Actor - Errol Flynn in "The Adventures Of Robin Hood" (1937)

Errol IS Robin Hood, now and forever!

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Actress - Bette Davis in "All About Eve" (1950)

Ms Davis is THE classic B****!

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6 hours ago, Rumann Koch said:

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Actress - Bette Davis in "All About Eve" (1950)

Ms Davis is THE classic B****!

Miss D might a Classic B in some films ... but not necessarily this one. I've see her a lot worse.

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12 hours ago, laffite said:

Miss D might a Classic B in some films ... but not necessarily this one. I've see her a lot worse.

I would say her roles in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? or Beyond the Forest would win Bette the "B" crown.

I would agree that she's not a B in All About Eve, Anne Baxter earns the B title hands-down in this film.

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My personal favorite performances:

 

Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca

Errol Flynn, Gentleman Jim

Bette Davis, Now, Voyager

Gene Tierney, Leave Her to Heaven

Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity

Jack Lemmon, Some Like it Hot

Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein

Charles Chaplin, City Lights

Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard

Ann Blyth, Mildred Pierce

Patty Duke, Valley of the Dolls (I'm not choosing this for acting prowess, but she's so over-the-top that she makes this film)

William Powell, The Thin Man

Burt Lancaster, Sweet Smell of Success

Tony Curtis, Sweet Smell of Success

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1 hour ago, speedracer5 said:

I would say her roles in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? or Beyond the Forest would win Bette the "B" crown.

She wasn't exactly a nice girl in The Little Foxes either.

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On 5/21/2019 at 11:50 PM, TopBilled said:

 

I also like Luise Rainer's performance as O-lan in THE GOOD EARTH (1937) very much. 

 

As opposed to the uncounted thousands of Chinese movies where the women were played by actual Chinese actresses?

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49 minutes ago, skimpole said:

As opposed to the uncounted thousands of Chinese movies where the women were played by actual Chinese actresses?

My comment was about Rainer's performance (technique) as an actress. Not about Hollywood's casting of ethnic roles at that time.

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4 hours ago, TopBilled said:

My comment was about Rainer's performance (technique) as an actress. Not about Hollywood's casting of ethnic roles at that time.

I'm strongly inclined to believe that if Hollywood knew more Chinese women, either in person or on film, they would have been much less likely to give Rainer the award

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