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Actors who just OWN the movies they're in...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SuperflySnuka, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. After starting the Bulworth thread, I got to thinking about actors who are so far-and-away better than the rest of the cast that it's unfair...Add on to the list

    Oliver Platt, Bulworth
    Paul Giammatti, Private Parts or just about anything
    Paul Rudd, 40-year old Virgin
    The Brother (what's his name?), Little Miss Sunshine
    Hank Azaria, The Birdcage
    Grandpa Joe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (first one, not shitty remake)
    Forrest Whitaker, Phenomenon
    Ed Norton, the People vs. Larry Flynt
    The football coach (what's his name?), Mr. Holland's Opus
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Paul Rudd was better than Steve Carell in 40-Year-Old-Virgin?

    Edit: Actually, I disgree with almost all of your examples.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hank Azaria the Birdcage?
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    James Woods in just about anything but especially Against All Odds
    Kevin Kline in Fish Called Wanda
    Gene Hackman

    gotta agree on Platt though - he makes anything he's in watchable
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Joe Pesci in JFK.
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Shirley MacLaine ... in damn near anything.
  7. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Christian Bale in American Psycho
  8. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Three immediately come to mind:

    Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
    Gene Hackman, Unforgiven
    Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine

    I suppose that's why those guys all won Oscars for their supporting roles.
  9. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    If you're talking about actors who own everything they're in?

    I recently saw Sophie's Choice again for the first time in years... and by coincidence, the next day, I caught The Devil Wears Prada for the second time.

    Meryl Streep is the only actor who owns absolutely everything she's in.

    I tried to think of a male actor - couldn't really think of one. Maybe Paul Newman.
  10. Mira

    Mira Member

    Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, Schindler's List. Their performances blew me away.

    Tom Hanks, Philadephia
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I just had a flashback to Susan Sarandon's guest appearance on Friends, when she's coaching Joey.
  12. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Just what I was thinking.

    John Cusack in Say Anything, High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank.
    Chris Cooper in American Beauty, Lone Star
    Gene Hackman, French Connection
    Anthony Hopkins, Silence of the Lambs.
    John Wayne, The Searchers and The Quiet Man
    Ben Affleck, Gigli. Well, maybe not
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