Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fav Actors & Actresses

Inspired by a thread, I decided to list some of my favorite actors & actresses here, along with a few of their best known productions. I figured these might good suggestions when it comes time to figure out which golden oldies might be worth your time to rent.

Note:: I define 'favorite' as a performer whose name on a production would immediately cause me to consider watching it...


Will Smith (Independence Day, Men In Black)

Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Carribbean movies, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)

Sean Connery (Bond films, The Man Who Would Be King, The Wind and the Lion)

Orlando Bloom (LotR, Pirates of the Carribbean films, Troy)

Elijah Wood (Deep Impact, LotR)

Sir Alec Guinness (Star Wars, Lawrence of Arabia, Murder by Death, Doctor Zhivago)

Harrison Ford (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Witness, Frisco Kid)

David Tennant (Dr Who, Harry Potter/Goblet)

Peter Ustinov - (Evil Under the Sun, Thief of Baghdad, Blackbeard's Ghost)

James Earl Jones (Conan, Star Wars, Lion King)

Kenny Baker (Star Wars, Time Bandits, Amadeus)

Billy Barty (Willow, UHF, Foul Play, Rumpelstiltskin)

Roddy McDowell (My Friend Flicka, Martian Chronicles, Planet of the Apes)

Jim Dale (Disney- Hot Lead & Cold Feet, Pete's Dragon, Harry Potter audiobooks)

Jimmy Stewart (Harvey, Its a Wonderful Life, Rear Window)

Peter Sellers - (Pink Panther, Dr Strangelove, Being There)

Peter Davidson - (Dr Who, Campion, All Creatures Great & Small)

Derek Jacobi (Cadfael, I Claudius, Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Donald O'Conner (Singing in the Rain, Francis series, The Buster Keaton Story)

Peter O'Toole (Man of La Mancha, High Spirits, Masada)

David Warner (Hogfather, Time Bandits, Masada, Tron, Time After Time)

Patrick Troughton (Dr Who, Sinbad & the Eye of the Tiger, The Six Wives of Henry VIII )

Tom Baker (Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Rasputin, Dr Who)

Mandy Patinkin (Princess Bride, Alien Nation, Yentl)

Billy Crystal (Princess Bride, Monsters Inc, Howl's Moving Castle)

Ian Holm (LotR, Brazil, Madness of King George)

David Suchet (Hercule Poirot, Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Gene Wilder (Blazing Saddles, the Frisco Kid, Haunted Honeymoon, Young Frankenstein)

John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, LotR, Shogun)

Jeremy Brett (Sherlock Holmes, My Fair Lady)

Michael York (Logan's Run, 3 & 4 Musketeers, Romeo & Juliet)

Oliver Reed (3 & 4 Musketeers, Oliver, Adventures of Baron Munchausen)

Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Haunted Honeymoon, Pirates of the Carribbean movies)

Mel Gibson (Chicken Run, Air America, Braveheart)


Maggie Smith (Harry Potter, Evil Under the Sun, Sister Act)

Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Shrek 2)

Angela Lansbury (Pirates of Penzance, Sweeney Todd, Murder She Wrote, Bedknobs & Broomsticks)

Emma Thompson (Sense & Sensibility, Harry Potter, Much Ado About Nothing)

Kate Winslet (Sense & Sensibility, Titanic, Finding Neverland)

Eileen Brennan (Clue, Murder By Death, Private Benjamin)

Goldie Hawn (Foul Play, Private Benjamin, Overboard)

Faye Dunaway (3 & 4 Musketeers, Chinatown)

Katherine Helmond (Time Bandits, Brazil, Overboard)

Jennifer Ehle (Pride & Prejudice)

Katherine Hepburn (Rooster Cogburn, African Queen, Lion in Winter)

Audrey Hepburn (My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's)

Lesley-Anne Down (Sphinx, Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter/Phoenix, Wallace & Grommit/Wererabbit, Hamlet, Corpse Bride, Twelfth Night)

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