I was just curious to see how many we could list. By streaks I mean a string of consecutive movies by one Actor/Actress that were well/very well received critically. Oscar nominations are not necessary, but they can help you in your quest to find these streaks. I think we could consider 3 or more movies a streak, don’t you agree?
Here are some examples:
Al Pacino: 1973-1975: Scarecrow, Serpico, The Godfather: Part II, Dog Day Afternoon.
Tom Hanks: 1993-2002: Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Toy Story, That Thing You Do!, Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail, Toy Story 2, The Green Mile, Cast Away, Road to perdition, Catch Me If You Can (arguably, this streak may have stopped in 1998 with “You’ve Got Mail”, but that movie wasn’t exactly badly received so I decided to keep it going)
Leonardo DiCaprio: 2002-2006: Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Blood Diamond
Any others you can come up with?
Daniel Day-Lewis: 1989-2007: My Left Foot, The Last of the Mohicans, The Age of Innocence, In the Name of the Father, The Crucible, The Boxer, Gangs of New York, The Ballad of Jack and Ross, There Wll Be Blood.
Eddie Murphy: 1982-1984: 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop
Jim Carrey: 1997-1999: Liar Liar, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon
Harrison Ford (1980-1990): The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Witness, The Mosquito Coast, Frantic, Working Girl, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Presumed Innocent
Tina Fey (2004-2010):
Felicity Huffman (2004-2008…
Phoebe in Wonderland
Allison Janney (2007-2011…
Pretty Ugly People
Away We Go
Life During Wartime
Emma Stone (2010 -2012…
Friends with Benefits
Crazy Stupid Love
The Amazing Spiderman
1939 Dark Victory
1940 The Letter
1941 Little Foxes
1942 Now Voyager
These are just consecutive oscar nominations, Bette Davis has receiced consecutive critically aclaimed roles in movies from 1934 until the early 50’s!
Waking the Dead
Requiem for a Dream
A Beautiful Mind
House of Sand and Fog
I know some of the movies are really divising (Hulk, Dark Water) but she has one of my favorites “great” acting streaks ever.