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Favourite Actors

My favourite actors are mainly populated by film actors, however TV actors may turn up if I think they're great. The films I have mentioned serve not only as a reminder, but also give credit to where I found the actors were at their best. The order is random just now : )


Cary Grant - Bringing Up Baby / Monkey Business

Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man / Tootsie / Midnight Cowboy

Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones

Bill Murray - The Royal Tenenbaums / Ghostbusters

Marylin Monroe - Some Like it Hot

John Goodman - The Big Lebowsky

Christopher Lee - The Wickerman

David Thewlis - Naked

Tim Roth - Meantime / Lie to me

Richard E Grant - Withnail & I

John Belushi - Blues Brothers

Jason Momoa - Game of Thrones

Winona Ryder - Black Swan

Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland

Denise Richards - Wild Things / Undercover Brother

James Stewart -Harvey / It's a Wonderful World

Brad Pitt - Burn After Reading / Babel

Ewan McGregor - Little Voice / I Love You Phillip Morris

Boris Karloff - Frankenstein

Samuel L. Jackson - Jackie Brown

Jude Law - Sherlock Holmes / I Heart Huckabee

Evelyn Hamann - Papa Ante Portas

Loriot - Papa Ante Portas

Gerhard Polt - Kehraus

Robert Downey Jr - Sherlock Holmes

Ange Engelke - Ladykracher / Der Wixxer

Sophia Loren - Prêt-à-Porter

David Harbour - Stranger Things

Julianne Moore - Magnolia

Cate Blanchett - Coffee and Cigarettes

Keanu Reeves - The Matrix / The Devil's Advocate

Orlando Bloom - Lord of the Rings / Pirates of the Caribbean

Bette Davis - Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

Whoopie Goldberg - Jumpin' Jack Flash

Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd

Helen Mirren - Brighton Rock

Meryl Streep - Kramer vs. Kramer

Bob Hoskins - everything he has ever been in, my favourite actor of all times

Morgan Freeman - Seven

Henry Cavill - The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Sigourney Weaver - Alien

Gerard Departieu - Loulou

Sophie Marceau - La Boum

Romy Schneider - Sissi

CCH Pounder - Bagdad Cafe

Jim Carrey - The Mask / I Love You Phillip Morris

Natalie Portman - Léon: The Professional, SNL: Natalie's Rap

Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Franka Potente - Run Lola Run

Heinz Rühmann - Die Feuerzangenbowle

Melissa McCarthy - everything!

Olivia Newton-John - Grease

Carrie Anne Moss - The Matrix

Michael J. Fox - Back to the Future

Frances McDormand - Burn After Reading / Fargo

Steve Buscemi - Living in Oblivion

Vincent Cassel - Birthday Girl

Bjarne Mädel - Der Tatortreiniger - Schotti! I love you!

Jean Reno - Léon: The Professional

Anthony Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs

Joachim Krol - Wir können auch anders

Heike Makatsch - Männerpension

Sandra Bullock - Miss Congeniality

Paul Rudd - Our Idiot Brother

Julia Roberts - Erin Brockovich

Uma Thurman - Pulp Fiction

Pierre Brice - Winnetou

Susan Sarandon - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Kate Winslet - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Grace Kelly - High Society

Hugh Grant - Notting Hill / Cloud Atlas

Nastassja Kinski - Cat People

Moritz Bleibtreu - Run Lola Run

Peter Falk - Columbo

Helmut Fischer - Monaco Franze

Rachel Weisz - Runaway Jury

Christina Ricci - Buffalo '66

Liam Neeson - Unknown

Charles Chaplin - Modern Times

Micky Rourke - Wild Orchid

Olivia Spencer - The Help

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Happiness

Laurence Fishburne - The Matrix

Maggie Cheung - In the Mood for Love

Don Cheadle - The Guard

Ian McKellen - Lord of the Rings

Judi Dench - Red Joan

Robert De Niro - Jackie Brown

Al Pacino - The Devil's Advocate

Jamie Bell - Billy Elliot

Maggie Smith - Keeping Mum / The Lady in the Van / Downton Abbey

Pierre Cosso - La Boum II

Kristen Thomas Scott - Keeping Mum

Michael Caine - Alfie / Little Voice

Jennifer Hudson - Dream Girls

Robert Carlyle - Carla's Song

Brittany Murphy - Clueless

Maisie Williams - Game of Thrones

Rowan Atkinson - Keeping Mum

Dafne Keen - Logan

Harvey Keitel - The Piano

Ewan Bremner - Trainspotting

Didi Hallervorden - Sein Letztes Rennen

Marcello Mastrianni - Prêt-à-Porter

Catherine Hepburn - Bringing Up Baby

Bruce Willis - The Fifth Element / Moonrise Kingdom

Milla Jovovich - The Fifth Element

Chloe Sevigny - Kids

Francesca Martinez - The Extras

Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind

Rebel Wilson - The Hustle

Joe Pesci - My Cousin Vinnie

Anjelica Huston - The Royal Tenenbaums

Tim Robbins - High Fidelity

Kelly McDonald - Gosford Park

Verne Troyer - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Glenn Close - 101 Dalmations / Mars Attacks

Gustl Bayrhammer - Meister Eder und sein Pumuckl

Chadwick Boseman - Black Panther

Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave

Ben Kinsgley - Gandhi

Chackie Chan - Rush Hour

David Duchovny - Evolution

Jodie Foster - Silence of the Lambs

Toni Collette - Muriels Wedding

Tom Hanks - Cloud Atlas

Marlon Brando - The Godfather

Groucho Marx - Monkey Business (The Marx Brothers)

Nicole Kidman - Birthday Girl, Moulin Rouge!

Michelle Yeoh - Memoirs of a Geisha

Margaret Rutherford - Miss Marple

John Malkovich - Being John Malkovitch / Burn After Reading

Katrin Cartlidge - Naked

Jim Broadbent - Cloud Atlas

Doona Bae - Cloud Atlas

Penelope Wilton - Shaun of the Dead

Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine

Benedict Cumberbatch - Patrick Melrose

Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave

Halle Berry - Monster's Ball

Kumail Nanjiani - The Big Sick

Bill Nighy - Love Actually

Jamie Lee Curtis - A Fish Called Wanda

Parminder Nagra - Bend it like Beckham

Jon Hamm - Madmen

Jake Gyllenhal - Donnie Darko

Emma Thompson - Love Actually

Matthew Broderick - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Robin Williams - The Fisher King

Antonio Banderas - You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Rossy De Palma - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Daniel Day Lewis - My Left Foot

Jack Nicolson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Andy Serkis - Lord of the Rings

Lindsay Lohan - Just my Luck

Viola Davis - The Help

Gene Hackman - The Royal Tenenbaums

Chris Tucker - Rush Hour

Salma Hayek - The Velocity of Gary

James Dean - Rebels without a Cause

Catherine Denuve - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Marianne Sägebrecht - Bagdad Cafe

Martin Freeman - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy / The Office

Mackenzie Crook - The Office

Charlize Theron - Monster

Kate Winslet - Contagion

John C. Reilly - We need to talk about Kevin

William H. Macy - Magnolia

Kirsten Dunst - Melancholia

Brendan Gleeson - Cavalry

Roberto Benignini - Life is Beautiful

Jeremy Renner - The Bourne Legacy / SNL: Coroner

Mercedes Ruehl - The Fisher King

Nick Frost - Spaced / Hot Fuzz

Billy Connolly - A Series of Unfortunate Events

Dominique Pinon - Delicatessen

Val Kilmer - The Doors

Marisa Tomei - My Cousin Vinnie

Edward Norton - Moonrise Kingdom

Ricky Gervais - The Extras / The Office

Tim Curry - Rocky Horror Picture Show

Gisela Schneeberger - Kehraus

Tony Leung - In the Mood for Love

Mike Myers - Austin Powers

John Cusack - High Fidelity

Liv Tyler - One Night at McCools

Reese Witherspoon - Legally Blonde

Juliette Binoche - Les Amants du Pont-Neuf

Matt Dillon - One Night at McCools

Brenda Blethyn - Little Voice

Bruno Jonas - Wir Enkelkinder

You can find portraits of all my favourite actors on my pinterest account.

This list is by no means complete, I will keep adding to it.

All these films are worth watching.

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