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Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« on: May 02, 2009, 11:34:23 PM »
I'm off to bed in a few moments, but I felt like posting something that has been on my mind for a short while. So we've done the top 100 films (wassup Wilson) which was great fun and an obvious starting point (it's official, you must respect Casablanca now). Then we went for top 100 directors (wassup frosty), which as also fun and exciting. This made sense given how many of us, not all, but many of us tend to be rather 'director focussed' here at Filmspotting.

After that it was agreed that we would take a breather for a while (Filmspots were fast approaching at the time as well). Is the Filmspotting community ready for another list? Personally, I am.

Filmspotting has indeed made me somewhat of a 'director focussed' movie buff, but you don't get a movie without your stars, right? I love my actors and I love my actresses. It might be fun to create a top 100 actors/actresses list. Whether a combined gender list or two seperate lists, my thought process hasn't gotten that far yet.

Another one that I have in mind, and I don't know what popularity this would garner if any, would be a top 100 film characters. Acting is one thing, but a character is acting, writing and directorial choices all rolled into one. I mean, we all have our favourite characters, don't we?

So, what do you say? Are the engines sufficiently cooled off by now? Do we go for another mega list? If so, are actors/actresses or movie characters strong enough categories or is there something else Filmspotters would like to have done?

The floor is open.

N.B. Given that I'm the bloke bringing the topic up, I'd be willing to compile the numbers and host the countdown evening (just as wilson and frosty did) if we ever do agree to make this happen.

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Re: Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 11:36:46 PM »
Personally, my preference would be a Top 100 Performances list, as per Cinecast #100.
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Re: Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 06:34:33 AM »
I'm with Basil, 100 performances sounds like a fun countdown.

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Re: Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 08:01:52 AM »
I too prefer a list of performances.  However, if it comes down to choosing between actors/actresses or characters, I'd rather do a list of actors and actresses.
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Re: Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 09:43:50 AM »
Performances would be my vote too

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Re: Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 11:30:02 AM »
I'm down for whatever, but don't forget we do have the Filmspotters Top 100 Animated movies coming up at the end of the month.

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Re: Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009, 05:55:20 PM »
I'm down for whatever, but don't forget we do have the Filmspotters Top 100 Animated movies coming up at the end of the month.

I live for the shameless plug

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Re: Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009, 09:29:29 AM »
I'm down for whatever, but don't forget we do have the Filmspotters Top 100 Animated movies coming up at the end of the month.

I live for the shameless plug

Let's Go Hercules!

Honey, you mean Hunk-ules!

He was a no one (a zero, zero), now he's a hot shot (he's a hero)!

As sad as it will make you, Hercules will not be getting a vote from me.

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Re: Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2009, 09:32:26 AM »
A few have mentioned a preference for top 100 performances. I'm fine with that. It's hard to judge if we should do this or not based on this thread (lots of views but few replies).

I'll do a quick and simple poll.
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Re: Top 100 actors/actresses, characters, etc?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2009, 10:07:25 AM »
I'm down for whatever, but don't forget we do have the Filmspotters Top 100 Animated movies coming up at the end of the month.

I live for the shameless plug

Let's Go Hercules!

Honey, you mean Hunk-ules!

He was a no one (a zero, zero), now he's a hot shot (he's a hero)!

As sad as it will make you, Hercules will not be getting a vote from me.

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