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Richard
10-03-2005, 09:30 PM
There's a similar thread already like this in the Keira Girls forum but I want it in here, and this time I'm also adding directors. I'm compiling my list at the moment so I'm just starting this thread now to get it going until I return.

I've returned. Look below.

marine
10-03-2005, 09:40 PM
ok, actors: Johnny Depp (and it's not because of his look.......well not only :p) and Denzel Washington, I coul add some more.
actresses: Kate Winslet, Natalie portman, liv tyler, christina ricci, charlotte gainsbourg, scarlett johansson
Directors: I don't have any, I really liked Sofia Coppola first two jobs, I hope she's going to do as well with her project on Marie-Antoinette, I like Quentin Tarentino work too, but I don't really have any fav.

EmotionSickness
10-03-2005, 11:00 PM
Actors (note: I find these actors to be some of the most talented. I have other "favorites", for other reasons): Bobby Deniro, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Al Pacino, Danny Devito, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, Jon Voight, Gene Wilder, Morgan Freeman ... to name a few, haha.

Other faves: David Bowie (yeah, he acts, too), Will Ferrell, Bruce Campbell, Michael Keaton, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson.

Actresses: Audrey Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland .. I don't have many favorite actresses.

Directors (I have a lot!): David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Sidney Lumet, Robert Altman, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen (I can't stand him, personally, but I love his work), Steven Spielberg, Joel and Ethan Coen, Elia Kazan, Victor Fleming, John Huston, Peter Weir, John Schlesinger, Oliver Stone, Robert Wise, Wes Anderson, Mel Brooks.

Yeah, I like all the greats.

Digital_Ice
10-03-2005, 11:17 PM
hmmm..... off the top of my head....

Directors...
Baz Lurman, Richard Curtis, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick,

Actors...
Male: Hugh Grant, Andrew Lincoln, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Chris Barrie, Ewan Mcgreggor, Brad Pitt....
Female: Keira, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman ummm.... Rachel Leigh Cook, Katie Holmes, Jordanna Brewster, Cameron Diaz..... oh and Parminder Nagra was very good in BILB....

i may add more later

Kelsey
10-03-2005, 11:41 PM
Actors...
Owen Wilson
Don Cheadle
Matt Damon

Actresses...
Sandra Bullock
Miranda Richardson
Scarlett Johansson
Laura Prepon
Angelina Jolie

Directors...
WES ANDERSON
Ron Howard
Donald Petrie
Baz Luhrman

I'll add writers to my list too, since that's kind of my thing...
Charlie Kaufman
Richard Curtis
Wes Anderson/Owen Wilson
Paul Haggis
Brian Helgeland

mufiman
11-03-2005, 01:44 AM
Actors: Ed Norton, Jack Nicholson, Peter Sarsgaard Christian Bale, Jeff Bridges, Al Pacino, and Brad Pitt, because hes so cool.

Actresses: KK, Monica Bellucci, Elisha Cuthbert, Salma Hayek, Naomi Watts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Evan Rachel Wood, and Natalie Portman.

Directors: David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorcese, Robert Rodriguez, Stanley Kubrick, Michael Mann, Oliver Stone, and the Coen brothers

Renegade
11-03-2005, 02:20 AM
Actors:
Tom Hanks, Giovanni Ribisi, Clint Eastwood, Peter Saarsgard, Morgan Freeman, Ian McKellen, Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels.

Actresses:
Natalie Portman... And um, can't think of any more worth mentioning at the moment.

Directors:
Spielberg, Tarantino, Fernando Meirelles, Peter Jackson, Bryan Singer, Kubrick (though I didn't think 2001 was all that great. Interesting, but not great.)

Writers:
Charlie Kaufman, Richard Curtis, Dan Harris, Kevin Smith, Farrelly brothers.

Ashley
11-03-2005, 03:04 AM
Actors: Jim Carrey, Paul Rudd, Johnny Depp, Colin Firth, Christopher Walken, Oliver Platt, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Gene Kelly, Gary Cooper, Peter Sellers

Actresses: Kate Winslet, Judy Garland, Maura Tierney, Sandra Bullock, Kathrine Hepburn

Directors: Michel Gondry (even his music videos are awesome), Wes Anderson, Vincent Minnelli, Woody Allen, Hal Ashby, Baz Luhrman, Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Mel Brooks, Mel Gibson hmm... I'll think of more later I'm sure.


BTW: ES... good taste!

Richard
11-03-2005, 03:40 AM
Favorite Actors:
Steve McQueen, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Spencer Tracy, Peter Sellers, James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Sidney Poitier, Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Gene Kelly, Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Tom Hanks, Christopher Reeve, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Spacey, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Johnny Depp, River Phoenix, Mel Gibson, Keanu Reeves, Danny Glover, Christopher Walken, Brad Dourif, and Steve Buscemi.

Favorite Actresses:
Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Vivien Leigh, Millie Perkins, Faye Dunaway, Lauren Bacall, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman, Myrna Loy, Cate Blanchett, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman, Kate Beckinsale, Joely Richardson, Daryl Hannah, Evan Rachel Wood, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, and Sharon Stone.

Favorite Directors:
Howard Hawks, George Cukor, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Mike Nichols, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, John Carpenter, Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne, David Fincher, Tim Burton, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Roman Polanski, Ridley Scott, Robert Zemeckis, Clint Eastwood, and Danny Boyle.

Ashley
11-03-2005, 05:37 AM
Additions: (mostly taken from Richard who has jogged my memory)

Actors: Gregory Peck, good call Richard can't believe I forgot Atticus. Leo, and Christopher Reeve as well.

Actresses: Cate Blanchett definately, Emma Thompson, Laura Linney

Directors: How I forgot Scorsese and Polanski I'll never know. And of course Tim Burton, his visuals are amazing I'd love to get into his brain for 5 minutes. And Kubrick as I remember The Shining, and Dr. Strangelove.

frodo1511
11-03-2005, 12:14 PM
Actor: Clive Owen, Bruce Willis

Actress: Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman

Director: Peter Jackson

Jacoby
11-03-2005, 07:04 PM
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, John Cusak, Brad Dourif, Kieran Culkan

Actresses: Audrey Tautou, Kate Winslet, Joan Cusak

Directors: Michael Gondry, Paul Thomas Anderson, Milos Forman

Ranman
11-03-2005, 07:44 PM
Actors

Jim Carrey
Denzel Washington
Tom Hanks
Johnny Depp
Hugh Jackman

Actress

Kate Beckinsale
Keira Knightley
Kate Winslet
Halle Berry
Angelina Jolie

Director

Steven Spielberg
James Cameron
Martin Scorsese
Ron Howard
Robert Zemeckis

hasselbrad
11-03-2005, 08:10 PM
Actors: David Caruso and Carrot Top
Actresses: Paris Hilton and Jenna Jameson
Director: Michael Bay
:p

Kidding...

Actors: Val Kilmer, Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Gary Sinise, Gary Oldman, Gene Hackman and Jason Lee are names I haven't seen mentioned whose work I enjoy.

Actresses: Frances MacDormand is the only actress that pops into my mind presently.

Director/Writer: Kevin Smith.

Kelsey
11-03-2005, 09:11 PM
Richard, who *isn't* your favorite? :)

Mags
11-03-2005, 09:12 PM
Richard, who *isn't* your favorite? :)


Scarlett Johannson

Richard
11-03-2005, 09:22 PM
I hate that I mostly love mainstream actors. I actually have fewer of everything else.

My problem with Scarlett Johansson is that I haven't seen any good films from her yet. I mean, I hated 'Lost In Translation' and disliked that Spongebob Movie (seriously, it sounded nothing like her). The only good film I saw from her was Ghost World, speaking of Ghost World I can't believe I forgot Steve Buscemi. Amazing talent that Steve.

I also forgot to mention Chris Walken, Giovanni Ribisi, and Brad Dourif. I conclude I love many actors. :)

EmotionSickness
11-03-2005, 09:43 PM
Scarlett is overrated, I think. I, personally, have yet to be really "wowed" by her in anything. Bill Murray stole the show in Translation, not her, and I have found her to be rather mediocre (or slightly above average, at best) in everything else (Horse Whisperer, Man Who Wasn't There, Ghost World, Pearl Earring, Perfect Score, In Good Company, etc.)

People have been calling her the next "it" girl forever, but, in my opinion, she still hasn't found that "it" girl role yet.

Anyway, I can't believe that I forgot Gary Oldman! Thanks for reminding me, Brad. What an amazing and versatile actor.

Kelsey
11-03-2005, 09:55 PM
Richard you haven't seen any of her movies then! I hated - strongly disliked rather - Lost in Translation as well. The reason I like Scarlett is her unapologetic, focused and determined personality. She's forbiddingly tough and knowing, yet that seems to mask a softer core. She's cool and detached - necessary for someone both young and in the entertainment industry. You'll see her in that "it" part.

EmotionSickness
11-03-2005, 10:05 PM
You'll see her in that "it" part.


Ohh, I know I will. I really like her, as a person, but she just hasn't made me take notice of her acting ability ... yet.

Jacoby
11-03-2005, 11:58 PM
Actors: Val Kilmer, Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Gary Sinise, Gary Oldman, Gene Hackman and Jason Lee are names I haven't seen mentioned whose work I enjoy.



How did I forget Jason Lee? He's one of my top three. He used to be a professional skateboarder, too. He started up again.

Jacoby
26-03-2005, 08:03 PM
This isn't a double post.

Director: Darren Aronofsky.

Probably the best director ever. He did Requiem for a Dream and Pi. I just watched Requiem again today, and, oh man. It's intense.

Louie
26-03-2005, 08:14 PM
Actors - Leonardo Dicaprio, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Samuel Jackson, Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, Jude Law, Jake Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey.

Actresses - Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Renee Zellweger, Selma Hayek.

Directors - Tim Burton, Quentin Terentino, Steven Spielberg

Digital_Ice
26-03-2005, 08:20 PM
i knew i'd forgotten some...

Darren Aronofsky
Quentin Tarentino

hannahjane
26-03-2005, 09:06 PM
i knew i'd forgotten some...

Darren Aronofsky
Quentin Tarentino

Tarantion...the Kill Bill volume's are amazing, but you have to admit that guy's completely fucked in the head, not "amazing". Love the films though :p, so, er, does that make me the same?

Actors:
Ryan Phillippe (I'm in love; plus he was FANTASTIC as Sebastien Valmont, CI)
Johnny Depp (best actor in the world; fit and talented!)
Leonardo Dicaprio
Sean Penn
Dustin Hoffman
Owen Wilson
Jude Law
Adam Brody
Benicio Del Toro (sp?)
Brad Pitt
Matt Damon
Daniel Craig
Paul Bettany

Actresses:
Keira Knightley
Angelina Jolie
Nicole Kidman
Naomi Watts
Uma Thurman
Alicia Silverstone
Jennifer Connelly


Directors:
Roger Krumble
Tarentino
Clint Eastwood

I'm sure there's countless others....I just can't think right now. I'll update. ;) Suprised by people dissing the movie Lost In Translation. Although, it has been a while since I've seen it. My feelings change from it being a great, thought-enciting and promoting movie too a boring, yawn infested sit-through. At the moment I'm going with the first. ;)

Richard
27-03-2005, 02:20 AM
Director: Darren Aronofsky.

Probably the best director ever. He did Requiem for a Dream and Pi. I just watched Requiem again today, and, oh man. It's intense.

Damn you. I wanna see Pi.

Anyways, I have an update on a director as well. Howard Hawks. Monkey Business is a hidden gem, and Bringing Up Baby is arguably the best comedy ever made. Jesus that was a great movie.

Kelsey
27-03-2005, 02:35 AM
I've changed my mind. After talking to her, Laura Prepon is definitely my favorite actress.

hannahjane
27-03-2005, 11:21 AM
I've changed my mind. After talking to her, Laura Prepon is definitely my favorite actress.

Sorry for my ignorance....Laura Prepon? Wait, is she of That 70's Show? If so, yeah she's funny. As is everyone on that show. What else has she been in?

Kelsey
27-03-2005, 06:08 PM
She just created and produced a new (better, imho) poker show. Otherwise, mostly independant films (which I much prefer). Perhaps you know her from "Slackers?" She produces and has plans to write and direct. Plus, she's totally awesome and we totally hit it off - she's definitely someone I admire and now that I have met her, look up to. I'm meeting with her again in a few weeks for lunch.

Richard
27-03-2005, 07:47 PM
I've seen Slackers. It was a side of Laura you don't see on That 70s Show.

Lunch!?! Next thing you know you'll have her cell phone number. :p

hannahjane
27-03-2005, 09:12 PM
She just created and produced a new (better, imho) poker show. Otherwise, mostly independant films (which I much prefer). Perhaps you know her from "Slackers?" She produces and has plans to write and direct. Plus, she's totally awesome and we totally hit it off - she's definitely someone I admire and now that I have met her, look up to. I'm meeting with her again in a few weeks for lunch.

Haven't seen Slackers, but I'll be sure to check it out if I get the opportunity, now that you've said she's in it. It's great that she "plans to direct and write"; I love it when actors can broaden their talents, I have much more respect for them, because so many working actors these days seem to be, um, mediocre in their ability to actually act (as opposed to stand around, pout, look pretty, and pout a bit more....or, in the case of men, stand around, pout, look pretty, and pout a bit more!!! lol. Oh, and flex a bit of bicep!).

Anyway, yeah I really admire writers and directors. (Which reminds me, I can't believe I forget to put Spielberg in for Fav Directors! He's a highly unoriginal choice, I'm sure, but still the best out there).

So Kels, how is it that you met her? Seems intriguing....do you meet loads of these showbiz types then coz you live in Cali?

And, finally, *winces* briefly off topic, but I'm sure you'll drag it back on - is your av a screen shot? Or does SJ actually smoke?

Kelsey
29-03-2005, 05:13 AM
Yeah, I definitely love when actors decide to pursue other things in the industry, that's a big part of the reason I have so much respect for the people I do. Richard, I have her manager's personal cell and e-mail...so I guess I'm half way there right? And I'm working on getting hers. "Slackers" is kind of blah, it's pretty funny though. One of her earlier films. HannahJane, I met her pretty much because I was going to the show and really wanted to meet her. I happen to be the editor of my school paper so I used that to kind of get my foot in the door. Ended up getting on the VIP list, back stage, and talked to her for over an hour. I don't meet loads of these people, but when I get the chance I take it. The same day I met Laura, I happened to come across Sandra Bullock getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Everyone was yelling her name and telling her they love her, so I figured it would be a good time to inform her that I'm going to work for her. She asked for my name. Score. I also got myself into a conversation lasting about 5 minutes with Demi Moore about how the episode turned out. Pretty cool. It doesn't really matter where you live, if you have the opportunity to get your foot in the door, you've just got to take it, and if you come across a famous person, act like you're the President of the company that writes them a huge check. It's really easy to screw things up and act like an idiot, but if you say the right things and act like you should be respected, you're gonna be taken seriously. Anyways, enough rambling on for one day.

And as for my av, it's a screenshot from "Lost in Translation" (the fantastic bar scene), though I wouldn't be surprised if she smokes in real life.

Ashley
02-05-2005, 03:07 PM
This isn't a double post.

Director: Darren Aronofsky.

Probably the best director ever. He did Requiem for a Dream and Pi. I just watched Requiem again today, and, oh man. It's intense.


I know, I know... bumped.


Requiem for a Dream got a unanimous vote in my apartment in that everyone wanted to vomit afterwards. I liked it though, but nothing I'd watch over and over again.... I do need to see Pi however.

Another addition to my actresses list: Audrey Tautou. Holy Christ, what is she not good in? He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not is fantastic. Go rent it.