AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

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Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Postby Dexter » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:57 am

Here's the full list and the spreadsheet

Rank, Actor/Actress, Score
1. Jack Nicholson
751.1602979
2. Robert De Niro
727.5960037
3. Marlon Brando
626.9400794
4. James "Jimmy" Stewart
555.7352285
5. Al Pacino
535.2554808
6. Dustin Hoffman
468.6614868
7. Charles "Charlie" Chaplin
439.0771821
8. Humphrey Bogart
428.7965886
9. Cary Grant
413.7413012
10. Tom Hanks
405.2220722
11. Paul Newman
351.5169064
12. Jack Lemmon
346.2404353
13. Ingrid Bergman
342.6025988
14. Daniel Day-Lewis
332.1385313
15. Katharine Hepburn
323.7442316
16. Meryl Streep
300.4387314
17. Philip Seymour Hoffman
299.030413
18. Julianne Moore
272.3091339
19. Samuel L. Jackson
245.363395
20. Robin Williams
230.6498235
21. Morgan Freeman
223.0072696
22. Nicole Kidman
209.0571117
23. Michael Caine
205.9888342
24. Audrey Hepburn
203.6026589
25. Bryan Cranston
203.3370025
26. Bette Davis
196.148737
27. Laurence Olivier
187.3180872
28. Jeff Bridges
186.9146258
29. Henry Fonda
185.6011487
30. Woody Allen
184.4127524
31. Cate Blanchett
183.6149153
32. Toshiro Mifune
183.022076
33. Leonardo DiCaprio
182.5566857
34. Clint Eastwood
180.9227156
35. Harrison Ford
179.0614815
36. Gregory Peck
175.9010439
37. Elizabeth Taylor
174.2800526
38. Sidney Poitier
171.422846
39. Kevin Spacey
167.2883222
40. Gene Hackman
167.2566746
41. Catherine Deneuve
164.5004227
42. Fred Astaire
163.8691933
43. Kate Winslet
161.5572327
44. Orson Welles
160.862848
45. Gary Cooper
160.3169252
46. Denzel Washington
160.1270551
47. Brad Pitt
159.9356156
48. Bill Murray
159.7990611
49. Peter Sellers
153.0803926
50. John Wayne
152.4444592
51. Naomi Watts
152.3919176
52. Edward Norton
152.2270605
53. Lucille Ball
152.2049397
54. Anthony Hopkins
151.8402502
55. Emma Stone
142.7864648
56. Christopher Walken
142.0414845
57. Marcello Mastroianni
133.0425165
58. Spencer Tracy
127.8387321
59. Buster Keaton
123.4803355
60. Jim Carrey
121.1155051
61. Alan Rickman
121.0905008
62. Jodie Foster
120.7342565
63. Scarlett Johansson
120.5129064
64. Natalie Portman
119.65335
65. Tom Cruise
117.7097956
66. Ginger Rogers
117.5259653
67. Jake Gyllenhaal
116.2088302
68. Marlene Dietrich
115.7915474
69. Robert Downey, Jr.
113.4487384
70. Amy Adams
112.2331735
71. Robert Duvall
111.7637845
72. Isabelle Huppert
111.6875983
73. Ian McKellen
108.0812564
74. Judy Garland
106.9560149
75. Gérard Depardieu
105.1844433
76. Shirley MacLaine
105.0663682
77. Robert Mitchum
104.7833718
78. Clark Gable
104.6213704
79. Marx Brothers
104.4204818
80. Greta Garbo
104.1451861
81. Peter O'Toole
103.9064072
82. Diane Keaton
103.0624052
83. Jennifer Lawrence
102.6195351
84. Max von Sydow
102.5861006
85. Marilyn Monroe
102.5061113
86. Christian Bale
102.4047578
87. George Clooney
102.2737939
88. Sean Connery
101.7320092
89. Liv Ullmann
101.6172384
90. Jane Fonda
101.3088368
91. Faye Dunaway
101.0531799
92. Johnny Depp
100.8874584
93. Kirk Douglas
100.8056053
94. Gena Rowlands
100.6645083
95. Betty White
100.420115
96. Julie Andrews
100.3960943
97. Burt Lancaster
100.3892184
98. John Goodman
100.1653594
99. Bea Arthur
100.0575175
100. Sally Field
100.027673
101. Tommi Korpela
100
102. Louis Jouvet
91.57927872
103. Viola Davis
91.18840414
104. Joaquin Phoenix
90.98885862
105. Patrick Stewart
81.74552929
106. Will Smith
80.29481082
107. John Travolta
79.7219266
108. Vicki Lawrence
78.32707168
108. Jean-Louis Trintignant
78.32707168
110. Myrna Loy
77.31717975
111. Jackie Gleason
76.25205813
112. Steve Carell
74.77532927
113. Rue McLanahan
73.01700544
113. Klaus Kinski
73.01700544
115. Grace Kelly
71.29893732
116. Heath Ledger
71.19288425
117. Mads Mikkelsen
70.79661385
118. Setsuko Hara
70.65091104
119. Gene Wilder
69.11252857
120. Michelle Pfeiffer
68.08531615
121. Sigourney Weaver
68.01459816
122. Harvey Keitel
66.1068824
123. James Cagney
65.80032567
124. Eddie Murphy
65.76470938
125. Steve Buscemi
65.53806837
126. Anne Hathaway
64.74990121
126. Tilda Swinton
64.74990121
128. Tony Randall
64.25476916
128. Jackie Chan
64.25476916
128. Charles Denner
64.25476916
128. Paulette Goddard
64.25476916
132. Robert Redford
64.16040124
133. Benecio Del Toro
64.1407884
134. Alec Guinness
63.78392262
135. Will Ferrell
63.23286184
136. Joseph Cotten
62.3548994
137. Tony Curtis
61.33946275
138. Vivien Leigh
61.26730657
139. Hugh Jackman
60.9247991
140. Jack Klugman
60.59614998
140. Sandrine Kiberlain
60.59614998
140. Jean Dujardin
60.59614998
143. William Holden
60.22691522
144. Ewan McGregor
60.05408397
145. Paul Giamatti
58.99202974
146. Sissy Spacek
58.38045915
147. Helen Mirren
58.15351317
148. Mary Tyler Moore
57.68512996
149. Katharine Helmond
57.31778234
149. Greta Gerwig
57.31778234
149. Danny DeVito
57.31778234
152. Jessica Lange
56.20058303
153. Jennifer Jason Leigh
54.93001738
154. Nicolas Cage
54.90279147
155. Robert Guillaume
54.36262004
155. Annette Bening
54.36262004
155. Mark Hamill
54.36262004
158. Kati Outinen
53.98939656
159. Deborah Kerr
53.51386402
160. Juliette Binoche
52.65374277
161. Isabelle Adjani
51.87827185
162. Estelle Getty
51.68448233
162. Karin Viard
51.68448233
162. Brie Larson
51.68448233
165. J.K. Simmons
51.51829238
166. Michael Keaton
50.26430319
167. Mia Farrow
49.58496618
168. Richard Mulligan
49.24558456
168. Jeanne Moreau
49.24558456
168. Helena Bonham Carter
49.24558456
168. Eusebio Poncela
49.24558456
168. Tim Curry
49.24558456
168. Gilda Radner
49.24558456
174. Olivia de Havilland
48.99354695
175. Willem Dafoe
48.40083918
176. Ryan Gosling
48.27826359
177. Kristen Bell
48.20303211
178. Charlize Theron
47.57314687
179. Cathryn Damon
47.01471289
179. Daniel Radcliffe
47.01471289
179. Louise Brooks
47.01471289
179. Federico Luppi
47.01471289
179. John Belushi
47.01471289
184. Kathy Bates
46.7703552
185. Frances McDormand
46.53588883
186. Julie Delpy
46.2853051
187. Maggie Smith
45.96598838
188. Ian McShane
45.00234757
189. Vivian Vance
44.96585537
189. Zachary Quinto
44.96585537
189. Anna Mouglalis
44.96585537
189. Daniel Auteil
44.96585537
193. Sean Penn
43.73587161
194. Art Carney
43.07716158
195. Glenn Close
42.38928539
196. Donald Sutherland
42.12369189
197. Charles Laughton
40.88906616
198. Ethan Hawke
39.81931909
199. Lon Chaney, Sr.
39.73318947
200. François Cluzet
39.70904713
200. Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
39.70904713
200. Kristen Wiig
39.70904713
203. Carol Burnett
38.20037531
203. Michel Serrault
38.20037531
205. Ralph Fiennes
37.98168656
206. Michael Shannon
36.85739982
207. Sophia Loren
36.82550478
208. Jean-Pierre Bacri
36.79248793
208. Ella Raines
36.79248793
210. Bibi Andersson
36.13305238
211. Audrey Meadows
35.4752976
211. William Powell
35.4752976
211. Toni Servillo
35.4752976
211. Rooney Mara
35.4752976
211. Ryan Reynolds
35.4752976
216. Emily Watson
35.32061334
217. Mel Blanc
34.94209061
218. Gary Oldman
34.43421717
219. Sarah Michelle Gellar
34.24001818
219. Dick Bogarde
34.24001818
219. José Sacristán
34.24001818
219. Claude Rains
34.24001818
223. Ben Kingsley
33.75338135
224. Natalie Wood
33.27727408
225. Lynda Carter
33.07896146
225. Vincent Price
33.07896146
227. Caroll O'Connor
31.98537084
227. Patrick Dewaere
31.98537084
227. José Luis López Vázquez
31.98537084
227. Paul Dano
31.98537084
227. Patrick Wilson
31.98537084
227. Louis de Funès
31.98537084
227. Zero Mostel
31.98537084
234. Whoopi Goldberg
31.87456739
235. Gloria Swanson
31.31306504
236. John Malkovich
31.06780227
237. Judith Light
30.95328428
237. Vin Diesel
30.95328428
237. Marie Trintignant
30.95328428
240. Michelle Williams
30.14756212
241. Jamie Lee Curtis
29.97742081
241. Matti Pellonpää
29.97742081
243. Judi Dench
29.27295439
244. Susan Lucci
29.05308593
244. Walter Huston
29.05308593
246. Jean Stapleton
28.49840966
247. Reese Witherspoon
28.34410429
248. Dan Castellaneta
28.17609236
248. Octavia Spencer
28.17609236
250. Jean Rochefort
27.48298535
250. Susan Sarandon
27.48298535
252. Javier Bardem
27.46633277
253. Candice Bergen
27.34269329
253. Romy Schneider
27.34269329
253. Christopher Plummer
27.34269329
253. Jani Volanen
27.34269329
253. Ellen Burstyn
27.34269329
253. Burgess Meredith
27.34269329
253. Louis C.K.
27.34269329
260. Peter Lorre
26.88534614
261. John Ritter
26.5495259
261. Lillian Gish
26.5495259
261. Fernando Rey
26.5495259
261. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
26.5495259
261. Barbara Stanwyck
26.5495259
261. Steve McQueen
26.5495259
261. LaKeith Stanfield
26.5495259
268. James Dean
26.11890602
269. Viggo Mortensen
25.81151898
270. Anna Karina
25.79356337
270. Jeremy Irons
25.79356337
270. Marisa Paredes
25.79356337
270. Audra McDonald
25.79356337
274. Erika Slezak
25.07207389
274. John Barrymore
25.07207389
276. Billy Bob Thornton
25.06560326
277. Gong Li
25.01664576
278. Matt Damon
24.75172621
279. Doris Roberts
24.38258557
279. Benoit Poelvoorde
24.38258557
279. Adam Driver
24.38258557
279. James Gandolfini
24.38258557
283. Albert Dupontel
23.72285614
283. Michael Douglas
23.72285614
283. Gael Garcia Bernal
23.72285614
283. F. Murray Abraham
23.72285614
287. John Cleese
23.60853356
288. Richard Burton
23.30508984
289. Ray Romano
23.09084694
289. Gene Tierney
23.09084694
289. Carey Mulligan
23.09084694
289. Stanley Tucci
23.09084694
293. Joan Crawford
22.99795057
294. Gene Kelly
22.67256204
295. Charlotte Rae
22.48470022
295. Andy Serkis
22.48470022
295. Colin Farrell
22.48470022
295. Michael McKean
22.48470022
299. Takeshi Kitano
21.99737451
300. Geena Davis
21.90271953
300. Mike Myers
21.90271953
300. Emmanuelle Béart
21.90271953
303. Colin Firth
21.41500746
304. David Canary
21.34335251
304. Orlando Bloom
21.34335251
304. Isabelle Carré
21.34335251
304. Tommy Lee Jones
21.34335251
304. Saoirse Ronan
21.34335251
309. Michael Fassbender
20.97778736
310. Patricia Heaton
20.8051759
310. Hayden Panettiere
20.8051759
310. Hélène Fillières
20.8051759
310. Winona Ryder
20.8051759
314. Julia Barr
20.28688238
314. Keira Knightley
20.28688238
314. Emmanuelle Devos
20.28688238
314. Sally Hawkins
20.28688238
314. Andy Griffith
20.28688238
314. Keith David
20.28688238
320. Russell Crowe
20.27924582
321. Julia Roberts
20.08510047
322. John Turturro
19.88878294
323. Cher
19.78726893
323. Edward James Olmos
19.78726893
323. Mathieu Amalric
19.78726893
323. Philip Baker Hall
19.78726893
323. Christopher Lloyd
19.78726893
328. Dorothy Lyman
19.30522663
328. Emma Watson
19.30522663
328. Guillaume Depardieu
19.30522663
331. Penélope Cruz
18.9175123
332. Desi Arnaz
18.83973159
332. Michel Simon
18.83973159
332. Fabrice Luchinni
18.83973159
332. Hanna Schygulla
18.83973159
336. Marla Gibbs
18.38983696
336. Larry David
18.38983696
338. Leah Remini
17.95466574
338. Jonah Hill
17.95466574
338. Peter Falk
17.95466574
338. Susan Hayward
17.95466574
338. John Hawkes
17.95466574
338. Bruce Willis
17.95466574
338. Gwyneth Paltrow
17.95466574
345. William Frawley
17.53340447
345. Casey Affleck
17.53340447
345. Edie Falco
17.53340447
345. Madeline Khan
17.53340447
349. Daniel Kaluuya
17.12529753
349. Meg Ryan
17.12529753
349. Janet Leigh
17.12529753
352. Ava Gardner
16.72964207
352. Melissa Leo
16.72964207
354. Lana Parilla
16.34578345
354. Olivia Newton-John
16.34578345
354. Rachel McAdams
16.34578345
354. Michel Piccoli
16.34578345
354. José Isbert
16.34578345
354. Kirsten Dunst
16.34578345
354. Ann-Margret
16.34578345
361. John C. Reilly
15.99942714
362. Elijah Wood
15.97311115
362. Will Friedle
15.97311115
364. Ginnifer Goodwin
15.61105512
364. Gabriel Byrne
15.61105512
364. Luis Tosar
15.61105512
364. Chisu Ryu
15.61105512
368. Montgomery Clift
15.28952789
369. Sherman Hemsely
15.25908238
369. Andrés Pajares
15.25908238
369. Fredric March
15.25908238
372. Vanessa Redgrave
15.10635088
373. Walter Matthau
15.00080138
374. Sharon Gless
14.91669414
374. Alberto Sordi
14.91669414
374. Michael Ironside
14.91669414
374. Giulietta Masina
14.91669414
374. Forrest Whitaker
14.91669414
374. Rachel Hurd-Wood
14.91669414
380. Dinah Manoff
14.58342297
380. Jean Yanne
14.58342297
380. Bradley Cooper
14.58342297
380. Martin Sheen
14.58342297
384. Isabel Sanford
14.25883042
385. Hal Sparks
13.94250474
385. Michael Sheen
13.94250474
385. Fernando Fernán Gómez
13.94250474
388. Jennifer Morrison
13.6340589
388. Alfredo Landa
13.6340589
388. Matthew McConaughey
13.6340589
388. William Daniels
13.6340589
388. Lana Turner
13.6340589
393. Jean Gabin
13.40177007
394. Nancy McKeon
13.3331287
394. Takashi Shimura
13.3331287
396. Lisa Whelchel
13.03937108
396. Jean Seberg
13.03937108
396. Elizabeth Banks
13.03937108
396. Goldie Hawn
13.03937108
400. Jon Hamm
12.89737201
401. Brad Garrett
12.75246264
401. Céline Sallette
12.75246264
401. William Hurt
12.75246264
404. Madonna
12.47209817
404. Irene Jacob
12.47209817
404. Jacques Tati
12.47209817
404. Phil Hartman
12.47209817
404. Bill Hader
12.47209817
409. Denis Lavant
12.34433271
410. Valerie Harper
12.19798939
410. Michel Bouquet
12.19798939
412. Marisa Hargitay
11.92986377
412. Yves Montand
11.92986377
412. Carmelo Gómez
11.92986377
412. Richard Harris
11.92986377
416. Megan Mullally
11.66746343
416. Michael Chiklis
11.66746343
416. Lisabeth Movin
11.66746343
416. William H. Macy
11.66746343
420. Christopher Meloni
11.41054417
420. Kyle MacLachlan
11.41054417
420. Melissa Gilbert
11.41054417
423. Beverly Archer
11.15887454
423. Donald Pleasence
11.15887454
423. George C. Scott
11.15887454
423. Don Knotts
11.15887454
423. David Niven
11.15887454
428. Ken Berry
10.91223498
428. Jerry Lewis
10.91223498
428. Walton Goggins
10.91223498
428. Lucy Boynton
10.91223498
432. Joan Fontaine
10.67041707
432. Barbara Eden
10.67041707
432. Nancy Olson
10.67041707
435. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
10.5065147
436. Zooey Deschanel
10.4332228
436. Sulevi Peltola
10.4332228
436. Paul Robeson
10.4332228
436. Shelley Duvall
10.4332228
440. Peter Boyle
10.20046387
440. Vittorio Gassman
10.20046387
440. Uma Thurman
10.20046387
443. Kevin James
9.971961146
443. Charles Bronson
9.971961146
443. Guilietta Masina
9.971961146
446. Tatsuya Nakadai
9.747544033
447. Charlton Heston
9.527049969
448. Jean Reno
9.310323928
448. Elina Salo
9.310323928
448. James Earl Jones
9.310323928
451. Christopher Lee
9.097217971
451. George Sanders
9.097217971
453. Greg Kinnear
8.887590818
453. Harold Lloyd
8.887590818
453. Redd Foxx
8.887590818
453. Matthew Broderick
8.887590818
457. Michael C. Hall
8.681307456
457. Mary Pickford
8.681307456
459. John Hurt
8.478238769
459. Pilar Bardem
8.478238769
459. Klaus Maria Brandauer
8.478238769
462. Leslie Nielsen
8.2782612
462. Pam Grier
8.2782612
464. Tom Hardy
8.08125643
464. Joan Collins
8.08125643
464. Mariam Hopkins
8.08125643
464. Rowan Atkinson
8.08125643
468. Jean-Pierre Marielle
7.887111076
468. Anthony Perkins
7.887111076
468. Malcolm MacDowell
7.887111076
471. Robert Taylor
7.695716417
471. Alida Valli
7.695716417
473. Harriet Andersson
7.506968132
474. Carmen Maura
7.320766051
474. Don Cheadle
7.320766051
476. Dominic West
7.137013935
476. Audrey Tautou
7.137013935
476. Kim Novak
7.137013935
479. Jean-Pierre Darroussin
6.955619249
479. Cecilia Roth
6.955619249
479. Everett Sloane
6.955619249
479. James Mason
6.955619249
483. Alain Chabat
6.776492974
483. Idris Elba
6.776492974
483. Victoria Abril
6.776492974
486. Marion Cotillard
6.599549404
486. James Garner
6.599549404
486. Nathan Lane
6.599549404
489. Delphine Seyrig
6.424705978
489. Carole Lombard
6.424705978
489. Harry Dean Stanton
6.424705978
489. Anthony Quinn
6.424705978
489. Bill Cosby
6.424705978
494. Kenneth Brannagh
6.251883109
494. Leea Klemola
6.251883109
494. Edward G. Robinson
6.251883109
494. Tim Robbins
6.251883109
498. Matthieu Kassowitz
6.081004024
498. Alain Delon
6.081004024
498. Dave Chappelle
6.081004024
501. Kurt Russell
5.911994616
502. Sandra Hüller
5.744783307
502. Woody Harrelson
5.744783307
504. Dean Martin
5.579300913
504. Jamie Foxx
5.579300913
504. Fernandel
5.579300913
507. Shelley Winters
5.415480515
507. Charo López
5.415480515
507. Steve Martin
5.415480515
507. Renee Jeanne Falconetti
5.415480515
507. Alicia Vikander
5.415480515
512. Brigitte Bardot
5.253257348
512. Ana Belén
5.253257348
512. Mickey Rourke
5.253257348
515. Robert Carlyle
5.092568684
515. William Shatner
5.092568684
515. Zhang Ziyi
5.092568684
518. Carrie Ann-Moss
4.933353727
518. Michael K. Williams
4.933353727
518. Jan Decleir
4.933353727
521. Peter Capaldi
4.775553513
521. Dominique Sanda
4.775553513
521. Monica Vitti
4.775553513
524. Vincent D'Onofrio
4.619110812
524. Ray Wise
4.619110812
526. Kerry Fox
4.463970042
526. Arnold Schwarzenegger
4.463970042
526. LeVar Burton
4.463970042
526. Bob Hoskins
4.463970042
526. Emily Blunt
4.463970042
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Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Postby whuntva » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:58 am

I wanted to submit, but never could find the right list. Eventually, I just decided I couldn't decide. I got too busy to submit a great performances list though.

If it sweetens the pot a bit, De Niro in "Raging Bull" would most likely have been my #1.
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Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Postby babydoll » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:16 am

Dexter wrote:113 Rue McLanahan 73.01700544

Wait, Rue McClanahan almost made the top 100? As a Golden Girls fanatic, I am seriously freaking out right now. Who voted for her? (I'm too lazy to look it up.) She was amazing in Maude, too.

Even though, it doesn't seem Estelle Getty even received a vote, because I think that out of all the Golden Girls, she deserved her Emmy the most. "Old Friends" is one of the most heart-wrenching episodes from the series, and of course, Getty won her Emmy based on that episode.

Superpan, I am seriously hoping you'll watch The Golden Girls now. Every weeknight and morning on Hallmark Channel, plays quite a bit on TV Land (during the weekends, I think), and also plays quite a bit on LogoTV. It would seriously make up for saying Ivanhoe was the best Elizabeth Taylor movie (a big no-no on several fronts).

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Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Postby Dexter » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:47 am

Coming up with a list, in hindsight, was pretty time consuming. A great performances list should be an interesting poll.
Rue and Estelle got a solitary vote from JR, the champion of TV stars, his top 11 are:
1. Lucille Ball
2. Bea Arthur
3. Betty White
4. Vicki Lawrence
5. Rue McLanahan
6. Jackie Gleason
7. Tony Randall
8. Jack Klugman
9. Katherine Helmond
10. Robert Guillaume
11. Estelle Getty

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Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Postby prosecutorgodot » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:41 am

Thanks so much, Dexter!

Wow, Myrna Loy almost made it! She's great in the Thin Man series.

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Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Postby bonnielaurel » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:55 am

Thanks for the work, Dexter. That was a good presentation. I wouldn't have guessed this was your first poll.

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Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Postby Superpan » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:43 am

Wow, awesome to finally have the list altogether! Will have my reflections on the top 20 after the Fourth of July is over. Haven't read everyone's ballot yet, but surprised to see Paulette Goddard ranked so high in the overall poll as I would have guessed I'd be the only who voted for her.

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Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Postby Superpan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:42 am

Apologies for the weeks-long double-post, but here's my final analysis!

Robin Williams - The sad clown. As over-exposed as he was in his day, his tragic end forever paints his work in sadness. So let it be said that he was always good at being vulnerable and improvising on the fly, whether he was the Genie, Peter Pan, or Dwight Eisenhower. The only man who could be an alien and about 2-3 US Presidents. He's dearly missed. Number Of Films I've Seen: 13 (Theatrical) Favorite Film: Aladdin

Samuel L. Jackson - The (currently living) movie star who's appeared in the most movies he's seen, perhaps he doesn't get enough credit for the iconic stature he enjoys today like few others. Just dropping him into a film instantly lends it not just gravitas but also gives it some bad-ass credentials. Part of this may be due to his two most famous roles, Mace Windu and Nick Fury, being uncharacteristically quieter supporting turns for him. But see him in a Tarantino film or Kingsman: The Secret Service and watch the fireworks go off! Number Of Films I've Seen: 21 Favorite Film: Captain America: The First Avenger and Iron Man are both in my top 50, but then Goodfellas is in my top 150 which then leaves Do The Right Thing as my favorite film where he has a substantial role. Yes, Pulp Fiction is fifth.

Julianne Moore - Perhaps the prestige actress with the most appeal right now. I've used the word range a lot, but she always makes brave choices that pay off handsomely. From walking around bottomless in Short Cuts to braving a Boston accent in 30 Rock, her skill at doing the impossible and getting to the heart of the character remains a high mark to her professionalism and her craft. Number Of Films I've Seen: 8 Favorite Film: The Big Lebowski

Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Another 2014 tragedy. Hoffman essayed some of the most poetically damaged men on screen. The introvert's pain could be found in him as he quietly bore what seemed to be worlds of depression inside his unremarkable frame. That said, he could be quite charming as he demonstrated in The Hunger Games films. Number Of Films I've Seen: 7 Favorite Film: The Big Lebowski

Meryl Streep - A fine actress who is very good at her roles. However, I think this Onion article sums up my feelings on her: http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/name-o ... d-in-11490 Number Of Films I've Seen: 7 Favorite Film: The Deer Hunter

Katharine Hepburn - The first lady of big screen acting, even if she didn't place in my top 50. People say she didn't have much range or that she comes across as mean, but for me she always screamed intelligence and bluntness. She radiated elegance yet could get down and dirty if a part such as Bringing Up Baby demanded it. That's part of why her and Cary Grant are my second favorite movie couple and why she managed to appear in adaptations of two of J. M. Barrie's plays. Number Of Films I've Seen: 8 Favorite Film: Bringing Up Baby or The Philadelphia Story as she's caught up in the Cary Grant five-way tie explained below.

Daniel Day-Lewis - If he's really retiring, it may mean that Phantom Thread is the last we see of the man who has perhaps defined the craft and old-school extreme Method acting for the last twenty years. Day-Lewis disappears in his parts yet always manages to deliver a gut-wrenching performance. He's an enigma as a person but his roles feel like they've been lived in. If nothing else, watching him in Lincoln was like seeing the President come back to life. Number Of Films I've Seen: 2 Favorite Film: Lincoln

Ingrid Bergman - The highest ranked woman on this list and while she didn't place on my ballot, I can't say I begrudge her. She had no problem being beautiful, but she also had no problem playing complex, intelligent characters with rich inner lives. If Casablanca was nothing else but a series of close-ups of her face, tears glistening in her eyes...it'd still be a masterpiece. Number Of Films I've Seen: 4 Favorite Film: Casablanca

Jack Lemmon - One of my top five favorite actors! Yes, he was the everyman but he's also the lovable goofball as well. You couldn't help but fall in love with him and root for him, even when he was in desperate situations such as in Glengarry Glen Ross. No man was ever daffier than he was in Some Like It Hot nor more mundanely tragic in The Apartment. If I do keep acting, he's a gold standard for me. Number Of Films I've Seen: 12 Favorite Film: Some Like It Hot

Paul Newman - Cool. Like legit cool. Calm and collected with piercing blue eyes. While I'm not the biggest fan of his, he definitely leaves an impression. To the point that they're still bringing him back for Cars films, making him one of the three actors on the list who has been brought back to life in the 21st Century to play a role long after he died. Number Of Films I've Seen: 5 Favorite Film: Road to Perdition

Tom Hanks - If Denzel Washington is the heir to Jimmy Stewart's dark side, "National Teddy Bear" Tom Hanks is the most visible heir to his everyman persona. I wonder if there's a more likable actor working today. That's why we trust him to tell us our history! While Hanks perhaps isn't the flashiest actor who ever lived, no other man could play Woody like he does. An American treasure. Number Of Films I've Seen: 16 Favorite Film: Toy Story 3

Cary Grant - Jimmy Stewart may be who we are, but Cary Grant is who we want to be. The superego of the movies, the creation of "Cary Grant" was the graceful construct of one Archie Leach. Fighting past his own insecurities, Leach became the graceful, clever Grant. A comedian superstar, he could go big or small, suave or clumsy, likable or scary. His screen persona contained multitudes- polished to an inch of his life, you can't look away when he's on screen. He's the only actor I love so much, he doesn't have a film on my top 100 at the moment because I can't decide. Cary Grant is everything we love about the movies. Number Of Films I've Seen: 29 Favorite Film: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer or Bringing Up Baby or Monkey Business or The Philadelphia Story or His Girl Friday, I can't decide! It used to be The Philadelphia Story but a variety of factors about that movie have knocked it down a peg with no clear winner emerging.

Humphrey Bogart - The King of cool. He reeks of noir before noir was even a thing. Cagney may be the classic crime figure, tightly wound, but Bogart is the laid-back cynical counterpart that has become an idol to many audience members. He's world-weary and always ready with the wisecrack, but he's love and lost. Sometimes that loss can even be his mental state as seen in The Treasure of Sierra Madre. A giant of film masculinity. Number Of Films I've Seen: 9-10 Favorite Film: Casablanca

Charlie Chaplin - I won't go into why he made the rough draft of my ballot before I cut him for essentially playing one role for most of his career. I also won't go into how I was terrified of him as a child because I felt like he wouldn't stop staring at me. Instead I'll just say that he's still one of cinema's greatest auteurs, his Victorian sentimentality feeling old-fashioned but not dated with truly affecting performances. Plus I still think he's the funniest comedian of cinema's early period. Number Of Films I've Seen: 8 (and 3 shorts) Favorite Film: Modern Times

Dustin Hoffman - Hoffman's a famously picky actor, but he's another great example of someone who so embodies his roles. Not only do you get a great sense of himself in every performance, but he does this despite striving to be a chameleon. Looking at his filmography, you'd be surprised to learn he's appeared in Dick Tracy and A Series of Unfortunate Events. A true legend. Number Of Films I've Seen: 10 Favorite Film: The Graduate

Al Pacino - Much like Francis Ford Coppola, Pacino made his mark in the 1970s and has never quite reached those heights again. But any man who can contain in him both Michael Corleone and Tony Montana is still an acting legend by any definition. Hoo-Ha! Number Of Films I've Seen: 5 Favorite Film: The Godfather

James Stewart - My favorite actor of all time. Stewart is America in all its complications: optimistic for its future but haunted for it's past. An icon of aw-shucks old-fashioned niceness, his darkness would often define him both early in his career when he was typecast as a murderer and later in his career when he explored the angry impotence of man in films by Alfred Hitchcock and Anthony Mann. Of course, Frank Capra had already seized upon these qualities in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington and It's A Wonderful Life, which are not just two of their best films but also two of the best films ever made. Whether in Washington or the Wild West, Stewart's presence is guaranteed to be wonderful to watch. Number Of Films I've Seen: 36 Favorite Film: It's A Wonderful Life

Marlon Brando - A game-changer. Watch Brando in his later performances and you might think he never left a bit of scenery unchewed. But just watch him in On The Waterfront and see how he plays with Eva Marie Saint's glove early on in it. There's few more honest pieces of acting in the cinema than in that scene. This was an honesty Brando brought to all of his films, even ones like Superman or Julius Caesar where you wouldn't expect to find him. Number Of Films I've Seen: 9 (counting both Superman Returns and the director's cut of Superman II) Favorite Film: On The Waterfront

Robert De Niro - Maybe his film selection hasn't been the best lately. But all it does is cloud the electric performer he was back in the 1970s. Taxi Driver scales its disturbing heights all thanks to his terrifying performance. His ability to inhabit frustrated rage believably is unparalleled, yet he can still play more mundane monsters in films such as Goodfellas. Still an undeniable talent. Number Of Films I've Seen: 11 Favorite Film: Goodfellas, though Taxi Driver won't get out of my head

Jack Nicholson - In retrospect, I'm surprised at how surprised I was that he was the top choice. Few men could hold the screen like him. To say the word "Jack" is to conjure up his sneering presence. Whether that sneer is good or evil depends on where he's at, both mentally and physically. A restrained loose cannon, Nicholson may lack a true masterpiece in my eyes but will always be an icon. Number Of Films I've Seen: 9 Favorite Film: The Little Shop of Horrors

As this post is long enough, I won't over-analyze the list or the ranking. All I'll say is great job Dexter and excited for any future competitions coming up!

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Re: AMF's 100 Greatest TV and Film Actors and Actresses of All Time (2017): Results

Postby Dexter » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:02 am

Thank you prosecutorgodot, bonnielaurel, and Superpan for the gratitude shown though this would not be possible without your votes. Thank you Superpan in return for your individual insights of those who made it to the list; your last commentary I mostly agree though I find Samuel L. Jackson's talent wasted playing the same one-note character (but what a note) and as it goes with the music industry, depression has robbed us of great talents. Also, it is a revelation that the top 3 actors are method actors not mention the presence of Pacino, Hoffman, and Day-Lewis. I guess great method acting transcends traditional acting and when played right is not self-indulgent and superfluous.


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