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By far the best work of a screen actor's life

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Columbo, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Watching the Monk marathon, seeing Ted Levine play the police chief, getting freaked out every time....

    Levine so exceeded anything else in his career as Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs.

    Though not quite to the same extent, David Strathairn did the same in Good Night and Good Luck.

    Any other nominees?
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Good Night, And Good Luck was the first thing that came to mind. Probably because I bought the DVD the other day.
  3. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Speaking of those who were on TV shows with Tony Shaloub ....

    Thomas Haden Church in Sideways.

    Also, Judy Garland in Wizard of Oz ... Mark Hamill in Star Wars ... Henry Thomas in E.T.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I'll agree there, he did a great job
  5. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Tom Berenger in Platoon. Even though I love Major League, he was excellent.
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    David Spade in Joe Dirt.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I still can't watch Monk without screaming "Silence of the Lambs" lines at the TV every time Levine shows up ...

    "Put the fucking lotion in the basket..."

    "Are you about a size 13?"

    "It puts the lotion on the skin or else it gets the hose again..."
  8. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Buffalo Bill: Don't hurt my dog
    Cathering Martin: Don't you make me hurt your dog
    Buffalo Bill: Hey, you don't know what pain is.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Charles Bronson -- Once Upon A Time In The West
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Kevin Costner -- The Big Chill. ;)
  11. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    I can understand the anti-Costner sentiment, to a point ...

    Seems like Field of Dreams made his profile higher than it should have been.

    But if you've never seen "Fandango," the cult classic from '84 in which Costner plays the wise-cracking college kid in Austin, Texas, during the height of the Vietnam war ... give it a try.

    Even if Marvin J. McIntyre's stoner pilot -- ''you don't mind if I fire up, do you," he asks a terrified Judd Nelson, who's about to hop out of the rickety, straw-filled plane with Hendrix posters and the like, with a faulty parachute, it turns out -- threatens to steal the film.
  12. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    The guy in the middle.

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