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In the post Oscar slump let’s decide best movie actor of all time.

I was horrified to read this citation on IMDB whilst watching The Godfather for the nth time last night.

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949, a decision for which he was severely criticized…

Anyway, I put my horror out there on Facebook to see if I was alone in feeling this was a ridiculous statement.

I was not.

200 or so Facebook comments later we’d drawn up a late Sunday night shortlist that stretches to a grand old baker’s dozen.

Now it’s your turn.  Vote on who you really think is the greatest.

You can vote for three actors and in a week I’ll tell you the result.  Please feel free to share this via your social media channels.  The more the merrier

 

 

 


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I was part of said discussion, 2 points that made me smile were how Mark opened his post on FB (before he inserted the IMDB quote above)…he simply wrote “highly debatable”…200 FB comments is testament to this assumption! The other thing to note is the absence of Brando from the list above! Did think later that Hanks could be replaced by Paul Newman? A quick glance at my phone shows me that the actress debate has also opened…

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Comment by Felix

For the record, I went for Lemmon, De Niro and Nicholson…

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Comment by Felix

Actors came on the scene after the 70’s Felix;)

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Comment by markgorman

Appreciation of them only began in the 90s though…the decade I turned 15…ageist!

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Comment by Felix

maybe it was the golden age.

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Comment by markgorman

You like a film vote, try this one..http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2b7f7ND4fPVYmy8FqbVR98y/space-film-vote

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