BEST Santa Claus PERFORMANCE?

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  1. Road Warrior Registered

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    According to IMDb, Santa Claus has starred in 607 movies, TV shows, and cartoons. Now...the question is...which actor gave the best performance in the role? Since there has been so many actors to play the role I am not gonna do a poll. So...I'll leave it up to you guys to discuss.

    I know most people will either choose Tim Allen for his Santa Claus trilogy OR Billy Bob Thorton in Bad Santa (although technically he wasn't playing Santa) but ever since a kid I have felt that David Huddleston (of Blazing Saddles fame) is the best Santa. When you watch him in 1985's Santa Claus: The Movie you feel like you're watching Santa instead of an actor trying or making fun of the character.

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    Tim Allen and Billy Bob Thorton.
     
  3. Figs Registered

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    Should have made a poll with the well known actors who played him in movies.
     
  4. odiin Registered

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    All 607 of them?
     
  5. Catman Registered

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    -Edmund Gwenn (Miracle on 34th Street, 1947)
    -John Call (Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, 1964)
    -Jeff Gillen (A Christmas Story, 1983)
    -David Huddleston (Santa Claus: The Movie, 1985)
    -Tim Allen (The Santa Claus Movies)
    -Richard Attenborough (Miracle on 34th Street, 1994 version)

    ^ Those are like the only actors who have played Santa Claus that most people remember. Well...you could also count Billy Bob and Paul Giamatti.
     
  6. A Dark Knight Registered

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    Billy Bob Thorton in Bad Santa :woot:
     
  7. bullets bang bang

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    yeah but he played a mall santa
     
  8. I'd have to say Edmund Gwenn and Richard Attenborough were the best Santa's for me.
     
  9. Timstuff Registered

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    Santa Claus is crap. Down with holiday commercialism! :down:mad:
     
  10. Yurka Let The Games Begin!

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    I agree :up:
     
  11. WorthyStevens Green Man

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    Nothing deters from the great performance of Bill Goldberg. :o
     
  12. GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

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    Richard Attenborough - no disrespect to Gwenn, but this guy made me really appreciate Santa Claus as a character, and I don't know any other movie that's done that.
     
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    Billy Bob Thorton
     
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    I guarantee you about 98-99% of those weren't well known. A lot were probably the mentioned forgerable TV ones.
     
  16. Drizzle You'll get your rent when Ditkovich is in the MCU!

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    My favorite is Richard Attenborough from "Miracle on 34th Street".

    Coming into this thread depressed me once I saw that people were actually voting for Tim Allen as best portrayal of Santa....come on. COME ON!!!!!
     
  17. Obi-Ron Deal with it

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    Mickey Rooney, Rankin/Bass style
     
  18. Da Games Elite Registered

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    The best Santa I've ever seen was in the orginal Miracle on 34th Street. That's what Santa would be like if he was a real person. He wouldn't be on the North Pole, he'd be among us, and his character is so absolutely believable. Tim Allen is nothing compared to his performance.
     
  19. aaron bullet in your face

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    dickieeee
     
  20. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Tom Hanks :csad: :up:
     
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    Billy Bob Thorton.
     
  22. Catman Registered

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    Now I know that I don't have to get you guys anything for Christmas. :cwink:


    Oh yeah! I forgot that Hanks played Santa Claus!
     
  23. hammy American Ham

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    I liked the guy in the newest version of Miracle on 34th street. :up: Richard Attenborough.
     
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  25. Paste Pot Pete No, I build a rocket.

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    Forget Goldberg! The original -

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