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  • Mad Max Guitarist
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    Hi, this is my first thread and I wanna ask you all about the comparison of classic and modern actor based on their respective movie career. Which one of them had the similarities if we look into their respective film resume?

    So any example?

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    Cary Grant and George Clooney immediately spring to mind.
    They were both well over thirty when they became superstars. Both are known for mastering comedy, thriller and the heist genre, and while Clooney is not a silver screen melodrama king the way Grant was, he does have ER in his resume {#emotions_dlg.laugh} Also, Grant pulled off a remarkably long career, a feat Clooney seems to be accomplishing as well. Not to mention all the obvious similarities in their star image.

    Others:

    – James Dean and River Phoenix (yes, Phoenix is a movie star of the modern age)
    – To a lesser extent, Montgomery Clift and Joaquin Phoenix
    – Mary Pickford and Jennifer Lawrence
    – Katharine Hepburn and Cate Blanchett
    – Robert De Niro and Jake Gyllenhaal
    (though labelling De Niro a vintage star is admittedly stretching it)

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    James Stewart and Tom Hanks. Both have the Everyman persona, but can take serious roles and provide an empathetic figure for the viewer to cling to. They’ve also both done comedies and dramas with the same success.

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    One that has been mentioned a lot is Marlon Brando and Emory Cohen, so long as he fulfils his potential. I also see a bit of James Dean in his swagger.

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    Sophia Loren and Marion Cotillard

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    Humphrey Bogart and Jack Nicholson

    Both revered actors employ a distinctive vocal inflection and physical appearance. Neither sought to change that from film to film. Rather then impede their work, it surprisingly enhances their performances. Not matinee idols, they charm women while men feel a bond with each actor.

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    Amy Adams and Irene Dunne.

    Multi talented actresses who can turn their hand the anything Drama/Comedy/Muicals.

    Very well liked and respected by all their peers and whilst big stars still seem relatively down to earth.

    A List but not global megastars.

    Attractive but relatable rather than movie star beautiful.

    Didn’t make it big in Hollywood until their 30’s.

    5 Oscar noms but no wins (Although I suspect this will change for Adams in the near future).

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