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Top Five Movie Drunks
« on: March 20, 2017, 11:29:36 PM »
Do you prefer the comedic drunk of Mitchum in El Dorado?  Or the deadly serious drunk of Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend? 

Here's my five:

1. Dudley Moore in Arthur
2. Nicholas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas
3. William Powell in The Thin Man
4. Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean
5. James Mason in A Star is Born
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Re: Top Five Movie Drunks
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 11:48:07 PM »
1. Jackie Chan in The Legend of Drunken Master
2. Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway in Barfly
3. Oliver Platt in The Ice Harvest
4. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
5. Gedde Watanabe in Sixteen Candles

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Re: Top Five Movie Drunks
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 11:53:20 PM »
There must be Chaplin's Tramp in City Lights.
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Re: Top Five Movie Drunks
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 12:27:19 AM »
Will Munny - drinking gives him super shooting abilities!
Legolas - "I think I feel something! A slight tingling in my fingers..."
Rooster Cogburn lying in the back room of the chinese grocer...
Miles from Sideways... the best worst drunk
Billy Bob in Bad Santa

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Re: Top Five Movie Drunks
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 05:21:10 AM »
I did this Top 5 a few years ago!

1 Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick in Days Of Wine And Roses
2 Maurice Ronet in The Fire Within (when you are a recovering alcoholic)
3 Mickey Rourke in Barfly
4 Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas
5 Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa

That Miles pick is agreat one .... smirnoff! And I wonder how Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend will fare when we come to that one in the Retrospot project?
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Re: Top Five Movie Drunks
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 05:51:04 AM »
In no particular order:

Lee Marvin (and his horse) in Cat Ballou
Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa
Jackie Chan in Drunken Master 2
William Powell in The Thin Man
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean
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Re: Top Five Movie Drunks
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 10:00:03 AM »
4. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

FTW

but also...

5. Gedde Watanabe in Sixteen Candles

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Re: Top Five Movie Drunks
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 02:45:17 PM »
There must be Chaplin's Tramp in City Lights.

Probably my favorite film with a drunk, but not my favorite drunk.

Ashamedly, I have not yet seen Legend of the Drunken Master.
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Re: Top Five Movie Drunks
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 11:27:31 PM »
1. Gena Rowlands in Opening Night
2, 3, 4 & 5. Ozu drunkards

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Re: Top Five Movie Drunks
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2017, 11:50:30 PM »
4. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

FTW

but also...

5. Gedde Watanabe in Sixteen Candles

You must be joking?

oldkid pretty well nailed it with his Top 5, so I went with 5 other options. Gedde Watanabe popped into my head and I thought, "well nobody else will even consider it," so I thought I'd bring him to the group.