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Better Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis or Anthony Hopkins???
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    Stank83
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    #1204220015

    Since we have already put him against Olivier and O’Toole (and won against those two) in the polls, then why not completing this ultimate trifecta with Daniel Day-Lewis???

    So who’s a better/greater actor, Hopkins or Day-Lewis???

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    burbigo1
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    Definitely Anthony Hopkins, no hesitation about that

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    boredandricho (they/them)
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    Love hopkins but DDL all the way

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    Stank83
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    My Beautiful Laundrette
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    My Left Foot
    The Last of The Mohicans
    In The Name of The Father
    The Age of Innocence
    The Crucible
    The Boxer
    Gangs of New York
    There Will Be Blood
    Lincoln
    Phantom Thread

    DDL, no question.

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    String Cheese Theory
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    I always know Sir Daniel is acting, I can’t get it out of my head when I watch him. There is something slightly self conscious. Whereas Sir Anthony feels more versatile, convincing and seamless. They’re both insanely good.

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    #1204220720

    DDL

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    Beastialg
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    DDL

    I can’t see Hopkins doing half of the roles DDL has done and pull it off.

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    crabbie
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    DDL has the better filmography and his character work is exquisite.

    Michelle Williams Oscar campaign manager.

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    methaddiction
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    Daniel Day-Lewis by a long shot.

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    Day-Lewis has a wider voice, accent and general character range, although Hopkins is far more naturalistic.

    As someone above said, for most of Day-Lewis’ post 2000s work, you can feel the performer-y element in his work even though he is extremely method as an actor and wants to live and breathe his characters. Hopkins has a more classical feel as a performer, tends to find truth in his character from the people/things around him and his character’s personal circumstances rather than full on transforming into his character like DDL does.

    DDL’s performances in the 20th Century were a lot like Hopkins’ in general in a lot of ways – more understated and naturalistic.

    Depends on what you want really – both are among the greatest actors ever, and both give two of the greatest performances of the 21st Century (There Will Be Blood, The Father).

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    Hopkins. Because he is more natural, while Day Lewis has that vibe of “look how hard I’m acting”. Though Day Lewis in Gangs of New York is better than anything Hopkins has done.

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    This is harder than picking Best Actress

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    Miguel Marrero
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    Daniel Day Lewis and its not even close. He has the transformative quality which Hopkins lacks.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis. No to the trifecta tho.

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    DDL because he transforms like no other actor I have ever seen.

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