Favorite Actors

My Top 10 Actors 

(including my three favorite roles):


 

1. Marlon Brando



Don Corleone in The Godfather
Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire
Terry Malloy in On The Waterfront

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Robert De Niro



Johnny Boy in Mean Streets
James Conway in Goodfellas
Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver


 

 

 

 

 

3. Paul Newman


Brick Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Luke in Cool Hand Luke
Frank Galvin in The Verdict


 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Bela Lugosi



Count Dracula in Dracula 
Dr. Vitus Werdegast in The Black Cat


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. James Cagney



Tom Powers in The Public Enemy
Cody Jarrett in White Heat 
George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy


 

 

 

 

  

 

6. Spencer Tracy



Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind
John J. Macreedy in Bad Day at Black Rock 
Judge Dan Haywood in Judgment at Nuremberg






 

 

 

 

7. Peter O'Toole



King Henry II in The Lion in Winter
Jack, 14th Earl of Gurney in The Ruling Class 
Alan Swann in My Favorite Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Vincent Price



Frederick Loren in House on Haunted Hill
Prof. Henry Jarrod in House of Wax 
Prince Prospero in The Masque of the Red Death

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Al Pacino



Michael Corleone in The Godfather, Part II 
Lefty Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Jack Lemmon



Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts
Felix Unger in The Odd Couple 
Shelley Levine in Glengarry Glen Ross


3 comments:

Lally said...

Great list. I love the 2500 movie challenge. Notably absent: Jack Nicholson, Toshiro Mifune, Daniel Day Lewis

irish said...

Paul newman is my favourite. If he deserved the oscar for any movie, it was the verdict.
I can;t fault your choices for Pacino. I'm especially happy to see Donnie Brasco there.
Give me that over scent of a woman anytime.
Newman is really my only favourite actor.
But i do like some of the others. I would also include Robert Mitchum.

Katedra said...

Good list, lots of classics, I've never been that sure about Al though...