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My favorite US directors, no particular order, and doubtless I've forgotten a few, and yeah, I know many are not US born:

 

Orson Welles

John Huston

Michael Curtiz

Sam Fuller

Raoul Walsh

Robert Siodmak

Jacques Tourneur

Jules Dassin

Fritz Lang

Jim Jarmush

David Lynch

John Waters

Roman Polanski

Preston Sturges

Terry Gilliam

John Sayles

Spike Lee

The Coen Bros.

Edgar Ulmer

 

 

Favorite Canadian directors:

 

Guy Maddin

Atom Egoyan

David Cronenburg

 

Edited by: ValentineXavier on Jan 18, 2011 2:13 AM

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I always knew Gloria Grahame was your number one, based on what you have written about her in the past. She was a great actress.

I would say the following films were my favorites of hers.....

 

It's a Wonderful Life

Crossfire

In a Lonely Place

The Bad and the Beautiful

The Big Heat

 

 

I am currently working on several lists. The first list will take a while. A new list covering the number of actors totaled in my collection. It should be an interesting list now.

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I always knew Gloria Grahame was your number one, based on what you have written about her in the past. She was a great actress.

 

When I first joined the board, I listed Barbara Stanwyck as my favorite actress. Then, as time went by, I started to realize that Gloria was really my favorite.

 

I would say the following films were my favorites of hers.....

 

It's a Wonderful Life

Crossfire

In a Lonely Place

The Bad and the Beautiful

The Big Heat

 

My list is pretty similar. I've only seen nine of her films.

 

Favorite Gloria Films

 

1. In a Lonely Place

2. The Big Heat

3. It's a Wonderful Life

4. Odds Against Tomorrow

5. Human Desire

6. Macao

7. The Glass Wall

8. Crossfire

9. Sudden Fear

 

Favorite Gloria Characters

 

1. Ginny (Crossfire)

2. Debby Marsh (The Big Heat)

3. Maggie Summers (The Glass Wall)

4. Irene Neves (Sudden Fear)

5. Helen (Odds Against Tomorrow)

6. Laurel Gray (In a Lonely Place)

7. Vicki Buckley (Human Desire)

8. Margie (Macao)

9. Violet Bick (It's a Wonderful Life)

 

Favorite Gloria Performances

 

1. In a Lonely Place

2. The Big Heat

3. Human Desire

4. Crossfire

5. Sudden Fear

6. The Glass Wall

7. Macao

8. Odds Against Tomorrow

9. It's a Wonderful Life

 

I am currently working on several lists. The first list will take a while. A new list covering the number of actors totaled in my collection. It should be an interesting list now.

 

That's intense! I only list a few performers for each film. I'm currently tracking 622 performers.

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I enjoy your lists.

 

Thank you, Movieman. Like Rey, I really enjoy lists. It find lists to be a quick way to take in the opinions of others. I also like the "going on record" aspect of lists.

 

I would have a hard time making one in that fine an order.

 

I've learned to keep my lists. I look to update them after I watch a movie.

 

One thing we can certainly agree on is that Joan Crawford isn't on my list either.

 

Actually, Joan is on my list. She's not in my top 50 because I haven't seen any of her 30s and 40s flicks. I have liked her "later" performances quite a bit. But she's clearly on the "quiet" side in those.

 

I missed Jean Arthur at number 16. (Sorry about that Chief.)

 

Jean was one of the very first classic actresses that I liked. I liked her right away. She's as good as it gets when it comes to comedy and her romanticism carries a sweetness. She exudes decency.

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About the only lists I keep are of films I have seen and then by my favorite people. Unlike you I would have a hard time slipping someone in between 55 and 56. You have great attention to detail.

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About the only lists I keep are of films I have seen and then by my favorite people. Unlike you I would have a hard time slipping someone in between 55 and 56. You have great attention to detail.

 

When it comes down to it, 55 and 56 are basically the same. It's 5 and 6 compared to 55 and 56 that are really different.

 

I just like the challenge of thought.

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*1. Vivien Leigh*

*2. Carole Lombard*

*3. Myrna Loy*

*4. Marilyn Monroe*

*5. Gene Tierney*

*6. Ava Gardner*

*7. Lana Turner*

*8. Maureen O'Hara*

*9. Elizabeth Taylor*

*10. Rita Hayworth*

*11. Brigitte Bardot*

*12. Natalie Wood*

*13. Linda Darnell*

*14. Bette Davis*

*15. Barbara Stanwyck*

*16. Grace Kelly*

*17. Thelma Ritter*

*18. Kim Novak*

*19. Marlene Dietrich*

*20. Irene Dunne*

*21. Jean Simmons*

*22. Maureen O'Sullivan*

*23. Julie Christie*

*24. Hedy Lamarr*

*25. Greta Garbo*

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What a fascinating actress list! Lots of surprises.

 

I didn't realize Gene Tierney ranked so highly with you. Ahead of Ava! I'm surprised Linda Darnell is on the list and ranks as high as she does. She's ahead of Bette! I didn't know you liked Grace and Kim as much as you do. Hedy was a surprise. I do like seeing Maureen O'Sullivan on your list.

 

I'm in the mood to watch some Marilyn, actually.

 

Here's my next 50:

 

51. Elizabeth Russell

52. Maureen O'Sullivan

53. Anna Lee

54. Jane Russell

55. Jane Wyman

56. Jeanne Crain

57. Jean Peters

58. Irene Dunne

59. Tippi Hedren

60. Lana Turner

61. Merle Oberon

62. Rhonda Fleming

63. Susan Hayward

64. Constance Towers

65. Joan Crawford

66. Kay Francis

67. Greer Garson

68. Mary Beth Hughes

69. Ginger Rogers

70. Doris Day

71. Hedy Lamarr

72. Anne Baxter

73. Coleen Gray

74. Sue Lyon

75. Dorothy McGuire

76. Donna Reed

77. Margaret Lockwood

78. Evelyn Ankers

79. Helen Walker

80. Rosalind Russell

81. Mary Astor

82. Sara Allgood

83. Gloria Stuart

84. Laraine Day

85. Elizabeth Taylor

86. Audrey Hepburn

87. Natalie Wood

88. Judith Anderson

89. Angie Dickinson

90. Loretta Young

91. Agnes Moorehead

92. Anne Revere

93. Ann Harding

94. Fay Wray

95. Anny Ondra

96. Ruth Hussey

97. Suzanne Pleshette

98. Lucille Ball

99. Martha Hyer

100. Ruth Warrick

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> What's wrong with Ruthie?! She's lovely in Guest in the House!

 

I forgot about her in that. She just has no defined personality to me...or look.

 

> She has a nice can!

 

 

That's never going to appeal to me.

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I forgot about her in that. She just has no defined personality to me...or look.

 

There have been two times with Ruth where I wondered, "who's that actress?" That's how she landed on my list.

 

That's never going to appeal to me.

 

It's always going to appeal to me!

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> There have been two times with Ruth where I wondered, "who's that actress?" That's how she landed on my list.

 

I had the same reaction. That's how she did not land on my list. :P

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> Poor Ruthie!

>

> In the past, you gave me heck for Sue Lyon. :D

 

Well, I guess you're improving.

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From August 21st, 2007:

 

Actors:

1. Gary Cooper

2. Clark Gable

3. William Powell

4. Robert Montgomery

5. Spencer Tracy

6. Errol Flynn

7. Brian Keith

8. John Barrymore

9. John Wayne

10. James Stewart

 

Actresses:

1. Vivien Leigh

2. Carole Lombard

3. Myrna Loy

4. Gene Tierney

5. Marilyn Monroe

6. Ava Gardner

7. Lana Turner

8. Bette Davis

9. Rita Hayworth

10. Lee Remick

 

Not bad!

 

I'm trying to find one of my earliest listings of faves.

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> From August 21st, 2007:

>

> Actors:

> 1. Gary Cooper

> 2. Clark Gable

> 3. William Powell

> 4. Robert Montgomery

> 5. Spencer Tracy

> 6. Errol Flynn

> 7. Brian Keith

> 8. John Barrymore

> 9. John Wayne

> 10. James Stewart

>

 

Oh, I forgot about Brian Keith!

 

 

> Actresses:

> 1. Vivien Leigh

> 2. Carole Lombard

> 3. Myrna Loy

> 4. Gene Tierney

> 5. Marilyn Monroe

> 6. Ava Gardner

> 7. Lana Turner

> 8. Bette Davis

> 9. Rita Hayworth

> 10. Lee Remick

>

 

And I forgot about Lee, too. I knew I was leaving someone out!

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> Brian Keith made your list, Silly Goose.

 

Oh I forgot that I didn't forget.

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I can't find one of my early list of faves. I'd love to see what has changed for me. I know Barbara Stanwyck and James Stewart were at the top when I first joined the board.

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All right, I found one. It's from July 5th, 2007. I was a baby on this board... and it really shows!

 

Actors

 

Jimmy Stewart

Cary Grant

Robert Mitchum

Robert Ryan

Henry Fonda

Clint Eastwood

Harrison Ford

John Cusack

Kurt Russell

Boris Karloff

Humphrey Bogart

Edward G. Robinson

Orson Welles

Peter Lorre

Dana Andrews

Richard Widmark

Jack Nicholson

Paul Newman

Burt Lancaster

Chevy Chase

Burt Reynolds

Joseph Cotten

Dan Duryea

Montgomery Clift

Ernest Borgnine

William Holden

George Sanders

Sterling Hayden

Glenn Ford

James Mason

 

Actresses

 

Barbara Stanwyck

Madeline Kahn

Linda Darnell

Gene Tierney

Gloria Grahame

Ingrid Bergman

Grace Kelly

Madeleine Carroll

Ava Gardner

Claire Trevor

Jean Arthur

Thelma Ritter

Carole Lombard

Joan Bennett

Jane Russell

Katharine Hepburn

Bette Davis

Ida Lupino

Angela Lansbury

Olivia de Havilland

Shirley MacLaine

Ginger Rogers

Shelley Winters

Veronica Lake

Louise Brooks

Vera Miles

Lauren Bacall

Janet Leigh

Rita Hayworth

Marie Windsor

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oh my goodness you have chevy chase on your list! Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!! I cannot stand the sight of him.

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Vacation Here, There and Everywhere? He was on "The Nanny" the other day and she said "One thing you have to say about Chevy, he was versatile." :P

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