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Better Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis or Anthony Hopkins???
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    Stank83
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    This is funny because Sir Anthony and Daniel Day Lewis worked in a movie together, and sir Anthony eclipsed Daniel Day Lewis

    Come on, it was The Bounty (1984), Hopkins was 47, Day-Lewis was only 26 years old ( which, funny enough, was the same age DiCaprio had when he had to act alongside him in Gangs of New York).

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    Come on, it was The Bounty (1984), Hopkins was 47, Day-Lewis was only 26 years old ( which, funny enough, was the same age DiCaprio had when he had to act alongside him in Gangs of New York).

    Oh yeah and Daniel Day Lewis eclipsed DiCaprio in that movie.

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    Anthony Hopkins because he’s done an entire different assortment of movies. DDL specifically only does Oscar baity and showy roles every few years, and I can’t stand that. DDL in Gangs of New York is one of my all time favorites though

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    Some people say that it’s Hopkins because he can do naturalistic acting, he makes look acting effortless in certain roles.

    But that’s exactly what Day-Lewis did in many roles in the early 80s and 90s, and Phantom Thread is a return to that type of acting and a masterclass about it.

    Instead I can’t absolutely see Hopkins in his prime pull off a Christy Brown, Bill The Butcher, Daniel Plainview, or Abraham Lincoln. That’s why he’s the best.

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    Come on, it was The Bounty (1984), Hopkins was 47, Day-Lewis was only 26 years old ( which, funny enough, was the same age DiCaprio had when he had to act alongside him in Gangs of New York).

    It’s interesting that people use this as a means to bash Leo but make excuses for DDL lol

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    I don’t think you can compare them fairly because they’re from different generations and their work is so wonderfully different. But anyone saying one surpasses the other by a significant amount is way off the mark. Two GOATs.

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    Wow. AH 59.81%. AH is destroying DDL in votes here. Now it’s clear why DDL was 4th and De Niro was voted Greatest Actor Ever here

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    I love Hopkins but it’s DDL. Unpopular opinion but the way The Father was edited (it was win-worthy for Film Editing in my opinion) really aided the impact of his performance. Mads Mikkelsen also improved on his performance of Hannibal Lecter.

    For Your Consideration:

    I May Destroy You in all categories
    (especially Michaela Coel in Lead Actress and Writing)

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    Marcello Mastroianni…oh, wait. They’re on pretty equal footing, in my eyes, given that their respective strengths are so, well, strong. Day-Lewis has an intensity that lends his talent to enigmatic and eccentric characters, whereas Hopkins’ adaptability allows him to play his cards closer, breathing life in measured and specific means. Bit of a toss-up really, and it probably comes down to my mood on any given day.

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    Interesting how a few days ago DDL seemed to be clearly in the lead. With that being said, I picked DDL, but of course as other people have said, they are difficult to compare. DDL is a more method character actor that has a more diverse and impressive filmography, but I’ll admit I agree that he has a somewhat self-consciousness to his acting where Hopkins is completely natural and lived-in. I don’t think Hopkins is quite as much of a chameleon as DDL though. They’re both incredible.

     

     

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    Surprised and elated to see Hopkins leading since I expected the DDL cult to hijack this lol. There’s a simplicity that Hopkins always brings to his performances which always drew me to him. This late career surge is  exciting since I’ve always felt him to be quite underappreciated by cinephiles. His work in The Remains of the Day is unrivalled. His ability to say things with so little truly encapsulated his usual mastery. Shame he had to lose to a mediocre actor like Tom Hanks that year. Utterly disgraceful.

    DDL tends to be too bombastic if that’s the right word, even in his earlier work, so he has been a hit or miss case for me but I can see his allure. He is genuinely great when he reins it in and lets the character speak for himself. Sadly that has been rarer in his recent, more popular work.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis is certainly “most’ actor, but Anthony Hopkins is always compelling, even when he’s really terrible or forgettable movie. And while Day-Lewis is not a cold actor, per se, he’s just not as emotionally accessible as Hopkins.

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