Of all time is really hard for me. There are so many films from the past that have always held a very prominent and sacred place in my heart - leaving
me enamored and endeared with their stars...
Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke
Steve McQueen in Papillon
Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath
James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause
Marlon Brando in On The Waterfront and Apocalypse Now
Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, The Rum Diaries, The Ninth Gate, The Astronauts Wife, The Libertine, Donnie Brasco, Finding Neverland,
and so many others leaves him the most logical choice...
If I had to choose just one
actor who has touched me in multiple films, touched me on a deeply personal and thought provoking level - I'd have
to go with the decidedly unpopular personal choice of this guy:
His performances in The Fisher King, What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, Dead Poets Society, Goodwill Hunting - and others... leave me feeling that,
for me, based upon a body of work... he is the man.
Regarding my opinion of pure acting ability? Not one of my personal favorites... but I think he deserves endless kudos for being a master of his
Of modern actors - I'll again mix it up and post what will likely be unpopular opinions ( at least one of them )
edit on 7/27/13 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)