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johnnyboy
05-15-2002, 07:13 AM
Hey guys! I'm new to this wonderful site and would like to ask everyone, how would you rate some of these fine actors in the scale of 1 to 10, and if you can be bothered then tell a reason, why you rated them that way too, ok here goes:
Morgan Freeman(Shawshank Redemption)
Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking, I Am Sam, Carlito's Way)
Brad Pitt (12 Monkeys, Kalifornia, Se7en)
Denzel Washington(Malcolm X,Training Day, Philadelphia)
Tom Hanks(Castaway, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan)
Jimmy Stewart(It's A Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window)
Russell Crowe(Insider,A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator)
Marlon Brando(The Godfather, On The Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire)
Robert De Niro(Taxi Driver, Raging Bull)
Edward Norton(Fight Club, American History X, Primal Fear)
Al Pacino(Scarface, Scent Of A Woman, Godfather)
Kevin Spacey(American Beauty, Usual Suspects)
I put some films in there too, in case someone doesn't recognise the names.:-)

Johnny Depp 7
Sean Penn 8
Brad Pitt 7
Denzel Washington 9
Tom Hanks 10
Jimmy Stewart 10
Russell Crowe 8
Marlon Brando 10
Robert De Niro 10
Edward Norton 9
Al Pacino 10
Kevin Spacey 10

Thats how i would rate them, what about you guys?

2-1B
05-15-2002, 11:06 AM
It looks like you subbed Johnny Depp for Morgan Freeman. :)

Johnny Depp 5
Sean Penn 6
Brad Pitt 5
Denzel Washington 9
Tom Hanks 9
Jimmy Stewart 8
Russell Crowe 9
Marlon Brando 9
Robert De Niro 9
Edward Norton 6
Al Pacino 9
Kevin Spacey 8
Morgan Freeman9

johnnyboy
05-15-2002, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by Caesar
Edward Norton 6


Doesn't he deserve more than that?
I think he and Sean Penn are two of the best actors of their generation. And probably wery underrated aswell.
Kudos for giving Russell Crowe 9 though:)

2-1B
05-15-2002, 12:29 PM
American History X was the only movie I really liked him in, everything else I've seen is good but not outstanding. :)

derek
05-15-2002, 03:51 PM
i've never liked rating things on a scale of 1 to 10. either i like something, or i don't. rating things always reminds me of those psychological exams employers give after an interview, to see if you're a nut or anti-social, or not the "team" type.:)

i think all the actors you listed are great, and have seen almost all their films, with exception of jimmy stewart(i've just seen a few of his movies).

if i had to rate them, i'd give them all at least an 8.:)

did i get the job? ...oh, there is no openings?...o.k.

SWAFMAN
05-16-2002, 08:12 PM
Morgan Freeman - 5 - overrated, in my opinion/seems to play most roles the same.

Johnny Depp - 8+ - I dont want to like him, but he consistently exceeds my expectations.

Sean Penn - 8.5 - He's done some remarkable work, I especially liked him in Carlito's Way.

Brad Pitt - 8 - He'd be a 5+, in my opinion, had I never seen Meet Joe Black and Snatch. Based on those two performances, he bumps up to 8.

Denzel Washington - 8 - sorry folks, I just don't see the better rating.

Tom Hanks - 9 - Comedy, Drama, doesn't always play the same type of guy in all his movies (like Arnold). I'd still like to see him in a traditional suspense film (maybe as a psychotic killer!) or in a sci-fi.

Jimmy Stewart - 9 - Anyone else feel any parallels between Hanks & Stewart?

Russell Crowe - 8 - Time will tell if Mr. Crowe can continue to turn in good work. I think he got an Oscar he didn't deserve for "What do u call a happy Roman?" but I think he wuz robbed of the best actor vote for "Beautiful Mind."

Marlon Brando - 7.5 - Maybe I've missed something, but the only thing I've ever thought he showed any major talent in was A Dry White Season and Don Juan DeMarco.

Robert De Niro - 9.5 - I'd give him a ten, except he does tend to play mostly the same type of character in most every movie.

Edward Norton - 8.5 - I think he's great, and I 'spect he'll rate a 10 in my book once he's logged a larger body of work.

Al Pacino - 10 - He seems to give 100% in practically every film. I enjoy the heck outta his stuff!

Kevin Spacey - 9 - If he'd keep his dumb@55 liberal mouth shut in interviews, I'd give a higher rating.

whaddabout:
Gary Oldman - 9.5 - Best character actor working today, including Jack!

Anthony Hopkins - 10+ - hands down, the best actor working today, in my opinion. But if he does another movie with Chris Rock, I'll drop him to a 6.

Chris Rock - ZERO - would someone PLEASE drop a boulder on this guy? And while I'm on a rant, when did it become a movie "Formula" for every comedy to feature a wise-cracking african american? It's just demeaning, in my opinion.

Vincent D'Onofrio - 8.5 - I really like this guy's acting.

I guess that's all for now...

RooJay
05-16-2002, 09:25 PM
Morgan Freeman - 10
Sean Penn - 8
Brad Pitt - 8
Denzel Washington - 9
Tom Hanks - 9
Jimmy Stewart - 10
Russell Crowe - 9
Marlon Brando - 9
Robert De Niro - 10
Edward Norton - 9
Al Pacino - 10
Kevin Spacey - 10
Gary Oldman - 10
Ian McKellen - 10
Anthony Hopkins - 10
William Hurt - 10

SithDroid
05-17-2002, 01:00 AM
Morgan Freeman - 6
Sean Penn - 6
Brad Pitt - 6
Denzel Washington - 9
Tom Hanks - 10
Jimmy Stewart - 6
Russell Crowe - 7
Marlon Brando - 8
Robert DeNiro - 9
Edward Norton - 9
Al Pacino - 8
Kevin Spacey - 8
Johnny Depp - 10

2-1B
05-18-2002, 01:17 AM
Originally posted by SWAFMAN
Tom Hanks - 9 - Comedy, Drama, doesn't always play the same type of guy in all his movies (like Arnold). I'd still like to see him in a traditional suspense film (maybe as a psychotic killer!) or in a sci-fi.

Hey Swaffy, you may take interest in the upcoming Road to Perdition starring Tom Hanks as a hit man in the employ of Paul Newman. Looks interesting, since Tom's son witnesses a killing . . . :)

QLD
05-18-2002, 01:32 AM
Johnny Depp 6
Sean Penn 7
Brad Pitt 8
Denzel Washington 9
Tom Hanks 9
Jimmy Stewart 9
Russell Crowe 7
Marlon Brando 9
Robert De Niro 7
Edward Norton 6
Al Pacino 8
Kevin Spacey 8
Morgan Freeman 8

SWAFMAN
05-18-2002, 03:50 PM
cool!, thanks Caesar!

derek
05-18-2002, 06:54 PM
SWAFMAN,

i second your comments on gary oldman and chris rock. oldman is so good, a lot of times if you don't know he's in the movie, you won't even realize it's him. he's my favorite actor. note i say actor, not personality.:)

and chris rock: this guy should stick to stand up. funny as ever on the stage, lamest ever on film.

Lobito
07-30-2002, 05:07 PM
Johnny Depp 5...I just dont like the way he acts...
Sean Penn 7
Brad Pitt 7
Denzel Washington 8
Tom Hanks 8
Jimmy Stewart...who's this guy?? I havent seen those 3 movies u posted...In what other movies did he appear??
Russell Crowe 8
Marlon Brando 9
Robert De Niro 10
Edward Norton 7
Al Pacino 10
Kevin Spacey 9

The other actor that would get a 10 in my scale would be Jack Nicholson

Mandalorian Candidat
07-31-2002, 11:14 AM
I have to admit that I have a hard time separating the actor from how they appear in public and their talent. For example, I despise Woody Allen in real life (I think he's a freakin perv) but I really like his earlier work. That being said take my ratings with a grain of salt.

Morgan Freeman - 10 (A great voice. Very soothing. Loved him in Shawshank)
Sean Penn - 5 (Neither like nor dislike him. I couldn't care less if he disappeared from the radar.)

Brad Pitt - 7 (I think he's a dopey guy, but his acting isn't bad.)

Denzel Washington - 7 (A loud mouth, but he is a decent actor.)

Tom Hanks - 8 (A good actor, but he's starting to bug the hell out of me.)

Jimmy Stewart - 8 (Good actor, but many of his roles just felt like they were the same to me.)

Russell Crowe - 7.5 (Same category at Pitt, Hands, Washington)

Marlon Brando - 10 (for skills with a knife and fork) - 2 as an actor (Except for Godfather; I'll give him a nine for that one.)

Robert De Niro - 7.5 (His earlier work was much superior but lately has just stunk. I do give him a 10 for Midnight Run; such a great flick.)

Edward Norton - 5 (See Sean Penn)

Al Pacino - 9 (This guy is great. The only crappy movie I can think of with AP is Dick Tracy. Hoo-haw!)

Kevin Spacey - 8 (Hits me as an elitist snob, but is a really good actor.)

Johnny Depp - 5 (Also see Sean Penn. He was OK in Ed Scissors)

Tom Cruise - 8.5 (Seems like another Hollywood phony like Pitt, but he has done some good acting.)

Anthony Hopkins - 9 (Just because he does do dumb stuff now and then. *cough*Bad Company*cough)

Vincent D'Onofrio - 9 (I have to agree with SWAFFY. Great actor. I hope L&O: CI stays on for a very long time.)

Mike Meyers (SP?) - 9 (This guy is really funny. Every movie he's in he does such a fantastic job with what he's been given. I though AP1 was crap, but he acted excellently.)

Sly Stallone - 2 (Driven, Cliffhanger, Oscar...Need I say more?)