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Your three favorite male actors of all time

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I list 

 

1 James Stewart

Laurence Olivier

3 Humphrey Bogart

 

Welcme to the boards, Michael.  And you have my admiration....

 

That you can pare your list down to a mere THREE is something I find most difficult.

 

 

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Mine are:

 

1. Dick Powell (could do anything)

2. James Garner (enigmatic, adept in film and television)

3. Fred MacMurray (from my home state of Wisconsin)

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1. James Stewart

2. Tom Hanks

3. Humphrey Bogart

 

Honorable Mentions

Cary Grant

Marlon Brando

John Wayne

Jack Nicholson

Denzel Washington

Sidney Poitier

Daniel Day-Lewis

Spencer Tracy

William Holden

Jack Lemmon

The Marx Brothers (Particularly Groucho)

Frank Sinatra

Gene Kelly

Robert DeNiro

Bob Hope

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1. Cary Grant

2. Paul Newman

3. Jimmy Stewart

4. Rock Hudson

5. Humphrey Bogart

6. Marlon Brando

7. Laurence Olivier

8. Ryan O'Neal (saw him in Love Letters w/ Ali MacGraw!!)

9. Jack Lemmon

10. Gregory Peck

11. Henry Fonda

12. Tyrone Power

13. Charlton Heston

14. Sean Connery

15. James Garner

16. Montgomery Clift

17. Fred MacMurray

18. Tony Curtis

 

 

Favorite singer/dancer actors:

1. Gene Kelly/Fred Astaire

2. Bing Crosby/Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin

 

** I also have a list for newer actors, but I'm not going to type that up now. Pierce Brosnan is #1 on that list.

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Toshiro Mifune--Stray Dog /Nora Inu

 

Leslie Howard--The Scarlet Pimpernel

 

Cary Grant--My Favorite Wife & Bringing up Baby

 

 

 

James Dean--East of Eden

Spencer Tracy--The Father of the Bride

 

Erich von Stroheim-- Sunset Boulevard

 

Humphrey Bogart--The Maltese Falcon

Peter Lorre--Casablanca & "

 

Basil Rathbone-- The Son of Frankenstein

Boris Karloff--Frankenstein & The Walking Dead

Bela Lugosi-- The son of Frankenstein

 

Fred MacMurray-- Double Indemnity

 

James Cagney-- Angels with dirty faces

Jimmy Stewart--Vertigo

Ronald Colman--Random Harvest

 

Sidney Poitier--Guess Whose Coming to Dinner?

 

Al Pacino--Godfather 2 & Dog Day Afternoon

 

Richard Widmark--Two Rode Together

 

George Sanders-- Rebecca & Foreign Correspondent

Robert Mitchum-- Out of the Past

 

William Powell--The Thin Man

Gary Cooper-- Meet John Doe

Dick Powell-- Murder, my sweet

 

Edward Everett Horton--Top Hat

Fred Astaire--Top Hat

Charles Coburn-- Gentlemen prefer blondes

Jack Nicolson-- Five Easy Pieces

 

Gérard Depardieu-- Cyrano de Bergerac

Daniel Auteil--Jean de Florette

Charles Laughton-- the Ruggles of red gap

Morgan Freeman-- Million Dollar Baby

 

William Holden-- Sunset Boulevard

 

Lon Chaney Jr--The Wolfman

Johnny Depp--Ed Wood

Leonardo di Caprio-- Catch me if you can

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Cary Grant

Peter O'Toole

Humphrey Bogart/James Cagney/Edward G. Robinson  (I find it very difficult to separate these three actors so I just keep them linked together listed alphabetically)

 

Honorable Mention:

John Garfield

Claude Raines

George C. Scott

Walter Matthau

Spencer Tracy

James Garner

Jack Lemmon

Fredric March

William Powell

Sidney Poitier

Richard Widmark

Walter Brennan

Gene Hackman

 

 

 

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I guess I would define this as the ones I enjoy watching, but maybe not the best actors:

 

Albert Finney (he can look so different you don't know it is him)

Jack Warden

Henry Fonda

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*in no particular order*

Top 3: 

1. Robin Williams 

2. Tom Hanks  

3. Cary Grant  

*Honorable Mentions*

Dustin Hoffman 

Dick Van Dyke

William Powell 

 

 

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Personal favorites? Tough to cite just three. Under duress, ranking 'star appeal' only, I might cut it down to: 

William Holden

Frederic March

Sterling Hayden

Sorting another way: actors I respect the utmost for their acting ability

Sir Ralph Richardson

Sir Alec Guinness

Charles Laughton

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This is difficult, but I guess my top three are Humphrey Bogart, Sean Connery, and Denzel Washington.

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