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Jeff Bridges is getting better and better. I loved his character in Hell or High Water.




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I always think of Robt Duval as America’s actor. After Godfather, he kept getting better roles.
 
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Sean Connery, Robert Duvall, and Tom Selleck.
 
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Gotta mention McConaughey. He still plays versions of himself from Dazed and Confused every now and then but things like True Detective, Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, et. Al. Have shown a lot of progression.

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DiCaprio

That was my initial thought too. Then I thought back to the earliest that I saw him and What's Eating Gilbert Grape came to mind. I don't know that I've hated a movie more than that one, but he was VERY good and he was just a kid then.

I think he's always been very good. Perhaps he's getting better, but IMO it's tough to go up from the top. He consistently gets my vote for the best actor.


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Jeff Bridges is getting better and better. I loved his character in Hell or High Water.


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Jeff Bridges is getting better and better. I loved his character in Hell or High Water.


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Iron chef, I pretty much disagree with everything you wrote.


I pretty much agreed with everything he wrote. Pacino, DeNiro... they've all been Big fat Elvis for a long time.

+1 Particularly Pacino. He's been playing the same role for the last 20+ years.

As for actors who've improved, the first name that comes to mind for me is Jeff Bridges. IMO, his role as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit was the best performance of his career.


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As usual, I'm getting a good edumacation from SigForum.

Tom Hanks, Tom Selleck, and Clint Eastwood are people I've seen enough and agree with.

Morgan Freeman - it's impossible to see him in a role and not think he's Morgan Freeman. Not being critical of his face, it just doesn't change.

Samuel Jackson on the other hand, I am beginning to see that he does a great job of being an actor and hiding himself behind the role. Maybe that's why he gets mistaken for other actors.



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DiCaprio

That was my initial thought too. Then I thought back to the earliest that I saw him and What's Eating Gilbert Grape came to mind. I don't know that I've hated a movie more than that one, but he was VERY good and he was just a kid then.

I think he's always been very good. Perhaps he's getting better, but IMO it's tough to go up from the top. He consistently gets my vote for the best actor.

so much of our perception of actors is the roles they played. dicaprio, and many others, have had to fight the pop-idol label and the lame scripts that come along with that. when they get older they get better scripts requiring more depth and with better directors and then we see them as better actors.



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I’ll throw one out that hasn’t been mentioned


Ben Affleck

The Town, Argo, the accountant


All excellent movies


Yes, there is the Batman stuff, but you work with what you get and he has been the best part of those movies


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I’ll throw one out that hasn’t been mentioned


Ben Affleck

The Town, Argo, the accountant


All excellent movies


Yes, there is the Batman stuff, but you work with what you get and he has been the best part of those movies


Yeah, he surprisingly went from an actor I couldn't stand to one I enjoy...including his directing.




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Jeff Bridges is getting better and better. I loved his character in Hell or High Water.

Sorry, I posted before clicking over to this page and seeing several call outs for Jeff Bridges. Razz


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Gary Oldman


The best.

I can't imagine:

...from anyone else.

And while some of his more recent stuff isn't quite so dramatic, he draws you in.


My wife and I met him a few years ago at a small Holiday house party (maybe 25 guests). He was very polite, subdued, almost shy. Stayed pretty much to himself but interacted when approached or introduced. Seemed like a really nice guy. His persona was nothing like the intense characters he sometimes plays.
 
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What about child actors such as Ricky Schroder?
But yeah every year Gary Oldman seems to be able to play yet another character.




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