Favorite 1950's A-list actor.

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by MrScissorhands, Aug 19, 2005.

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Who's the greatest ?

  1. Cary Grant

  2. James Stewart

  3. Gregory Peck

  4. Charlton Heston

  5. Rock Hudson

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  1. MrScissorhands

    MrScissorhands Registered

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    Only 5 options, sorry if your favorite isn't amongst them.


    James Dean isn't on the list for a couple of reasons :
    1 : He's too young and therefor too different from the other candidates
    2 : In the 1950's he was never really an A-lister
    3 : He'd win

    Who's the greatest ?
     
  2. Silver Sable

    Silver Sable Wild Pack Commander

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    No Marlon Brando? :confused: :(
     
  3. Jess

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    Where is the world is Marlon Brando!?

    He created post war method acting in America. Unless you count the group theatre players (Stella Adler) who trained him.

    He revolutionized the way you act in film. Even if you dont like him, I uarentee you someone you love in the acting business was inspired by him.
     
  4. Riven

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    out of that list, Cary Grant! :up:


    "Hello, my name is Cary Grant and I own your soul."
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Kaboom

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    why is it just males?
     
  6. Kmack

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    My top 5

    1. Marlon Brando
    2. James Dean
    3. Cary Grant
    4. Jimmy Stewart
    5. Paul Newman
     
  7. tzarinna

    tzarinna Mamochka

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    I picked Gregory Peck
     
  8. skorponok

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    Brando Dammit!!!!!
     
  9. Mister J

    Mister J Whatever It Takes

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    Tough call, but I'm going with Cary Grant. I'm partial to him, Peck and Stewart, but Grant was ridiculously awesome in To Catch a Thief and North By Northwest.
     
  10. KingOfDreams

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    Ah, crap. I picked Peck. I like him but I didn't see Jimmy Stewart because you listed him as James Stewart. He's my favorite.
     
  11. Mr.Webs

    Mr.Webs Something Witty Here

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    Cary Grant is awesome, but personally, Stewart has to be the way to go.
     
  12. Tangled Web

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    Jimmy Stewart is the best!!!
     
  13. Majik1387

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    My fave is Cary Grant with Stewart and Peck tied in 2nd.
    Technically Actor=Males while Actresses=Females.
     
  14. MrScissorhands

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    Brando isn't on the list because I picked five names that could pretty much all be cast for roughly the same part. It's not hard to picture Cary Grant or Gregory Peck sitting in the wheel chair in Rear Window. Brando on the other hand...?
    These five were all leading men that were popular with a general audience of middle aged, middle class movie goers. Brando and Dean appealed mostly to the youth counterculture and had such a specific acting style they should compete in a league of their own.
     
  15. The Chairman

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    That poll sucks. Off of it I go with Grant.
     
  16. Shuley

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    Brando is best...He was awesome in A StreetCar Named Desire *Throws his dinner plate at the wall* "I cleared my plate want me to clear yours too"?
     
  17. Cyrusbales

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    BOGART???? He is the greatest actor of all time, and he died before the end of the decade, yet still wins!
     
  18. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Cary Grant.
    Oddly, the dictionary definition of "actor" makes no mention of sex.
     
  19. Edward Brock

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    Gregory Peck. That guy could give class to a Uwe Boll movie.



    OK, almost. :o
     
  20. The Chairman

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    In all honesty, Stewart and Grant should not even be on the poll, because I've always thought they were more associated with the 1940s'. To leave off Dean and Brando is idiotic.
     
  21. Superman

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    Cary Grant.
    [​IMG]
     
  22. Tangled Web

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    Stewart would hands down destroy everyone if we were doing the 1930's.
     
  23. Goddessreicho

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    Atticus Finch pwns all!

    Go Peck.
     
  24. WorthyStevens

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    From that list, Cary Grant.


    Those reasons don't make any sense to exclude him from this poll... :confused:
     
  25. Majik1387

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    Men win Best Actor awards and Women win Best Actress awards. Hollywood has its own dictionary.
     

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