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    Jessica Lange – Tragedienne
    Meryl Streep – Chameleon 
    Tilda Swinton – Incisive  

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    Halo_Insider
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    Kate Winslet – Engaged
    Sam Rockwell – Unpredictable
    Cate Blanchett – Articulate
    Steve Buscemi – Assured
    Gary Oldman – Adaptive  

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    Carol Channing: RASPBERRIES

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    mk
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    Meryl Streep ; Legendary
    Marion Cotillard ; Astonishing 
    Joaquin Phonix ; Genius
    Helena Bonham Carter : Unique
    Denzel Washington ; Brave
    Tilda Swinton ; Exceptional
    Angelina Jolie : Unforgettable
     

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    ENGLAND
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    Tom Hanks- Hero
    Marlon Brando- Leader
    Charlize Theron- Sexy
    Angelina Jolie- Dark
    Daniel Day-Lewis- Chameleon
      

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    babypook
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    Ryan Gosling: Canadian

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    Titanium
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    Katharine Hepburn – Trailblazer
    Jessica Lange – Raw
    Joaquin Phoenix – Fearless
    Amy Adams – Versatile
    Jessica Chastain – Classic
    Christoph Waltz – Warm
    Natalie Portman – Refined 

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    Scottferguson
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    Whomever it might be, the appropriate word would be “irrelevant” since actors are a minor part of movie creativity.

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    Whomever it might be, the appropriate word would be “irrelevant” since actors are a minor part of movie creativity.

    I love you, but repeating this as mantra won’t help the masses. 

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    allabout oscars
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    SF..we all know your feelings regarding actors in relation to the “whole”
    of a film..but calling them irrelevant certainly is a very strong negative comment.
    So, you go to the movies to hear the director and all the technical people say the lines..???
    Without the cinematographer, there can be NO FILM…thats a statement that makes sense
    to me…but calling actors irrelevant to the creativity of film is IMO…off the wall….not an attack…
    SF….just a bewildering account of YOUR statement….no defense is necessary….

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    The actors, the cinematographer, the editor, all the personnel, in any film of any quality, are following the direction (hence the word director) of one person. In most great movies, actors could be substituted for others to equally fine results with enough good direction.

    Irrelevent of course is over stating things, but the importance of actors and acting in movies is so overrated (fetishized almost) here and in most other non-critical film discussion that it what’s I figured I’d post in this thread. 

    The director is the puppetmaster; actors (in films, not so much on stage) are the puppets. 

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    allabout oscars
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    Certain actors of quality make mediocre directors look much better than they actually are!!!!

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    The actors, the cinematographer, the editor, all the personnel, in any film of any quality, are following the direction (hence the word director) of one person. In most great movies, actors could be substituted for others to equally fine results with enough good direction.

    Irrelevent of course is over stating things, but the importance of actors and acting in movies is so overrated (fetishized almost) here and in most other non-critical film discussion that it what’s I figured I’d post in this thread. 

    The director is the puppetmaster; actors (in films, not so much on stage) are the puppets. 

    You are going too far here. While I agree with you generally, there are many specific instances where directors and actors collaborate in a way that creates something better. This is one of the reasons I think that many great actors are also able to become directors and vice versa. Orson Welles is probably the prime example (Clint Eastwood and George Clooney are other examples). Perhaps a good example of a strict director and strict actor collaborating to create something great would be Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman whose discussions with each other are what created The Bride character in Kill Bill (I use this example because I’m lazy and I just rewatched the movie yesterday). And I do have to wonder how any actor could have replaced Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove. And we can’t ignore the fact that great actors often make mediocre films watchable or even possible. One example would be The Devil Wears Prada which should have been a horrible movie, but was actually entertaining due to Meryl Streep’s brutal performance.

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    Scottferguson
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    We just don’t know because we haven’t seen the alternatives. And how much of Sellers’ great performance in DS is Kubrick’s creation?

    Nobody who the actor is, in almost all cases they have a range of quality of performances. And in my experience it usually correlates with whom the director of the film is, and the quality of the overall film.

    Welles (who was a director his whole stage and film career) and Eastwood and Clooney became directors because they realized that director is the main creative force in a film. And a good director will take an actor’s strengths into account, and sometimes work together a bit. But I’ve seen Uma Thurman in nearly all her films – what made her performance in the Kill Bill films so much better than most of her work? Tarantino of course.   

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    Logan
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    There are examples of actors that served in more than one area on a film (Bjork composed the music for Dancer in the Dark; Damon and Affleck wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting; etc.), which makes them more important contributors but make no mistake, the director gets the credit. If the director wasn’t so crucial, he or she would be allowed to make one turkey after the other. Would Katharine Hepburn’s career have  gone on if she had been held to a director’s standard during her “poisonous” period? No, but it’s a different business per role, and directors have more hurdles to jump over.

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