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Whose performances keep your eyes glued to the screen? Bogart in Casablanca… Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath… Streep in Sophie’s Choice… Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body. Wait – Megan Fox? Don’t worry, she’s not in here.

Actor: Jack Lemmon

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Jack Lemmon

  There are some actors who are just fun to watch on the screen. That’s how I always felt about Jack Lemmon. He had his own way...

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Actress: Elizabeth Taylor

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Elizabeth Taylor

  Elizabeth Taylor lived such a tumultuous life that she attained a larger-than-life reputation. Married eight times to seven husbands...

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Actor: Buster Keaton

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Buster Keaton

  Is Keaton an excellent actor who could also direct, or an excellent director who could also act? I think of him first as an actor,...

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Actor: William Holden

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: William Holden

  William Holden was what some people call a “man’s man.” Not in the John Wayne shoot-em-up kind of way, but in a...

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Actress: Greta Garbo

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Actor | 1 comment

  Few actors or actresses made the transition from silent films to talkies while maintaining their popularity. Greta Garbo was a clear...

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Actor: Al Pacino

Posted by on Jan 4, 2011 in Actor | 2 comments

  Some actors get better with age. Witness a couple of men on this list, Tom Selleck (January 7, 2010) and Paul Newman (May 17, 2009)....

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Actress: Jean Arthur

Posted by on Dec 17, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Jean Arthur

  I’ll readily admit that Jean Arthur isn’t as well known today as some of her contemporaries. But during the 1930s and...

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Directors: The Coen Brothers

Posted by on Dec 3, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Directors: The Coen Brothers

I have both brothers down as Directors, because they’ve shared those duties, though until recently only Joel Coen received directing...

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Actor: Gregory Peck

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Gregory Peck

  Sometimes one role can capsulize an actor’s career, regardless of how many excellent films he makes. For Gregory Peck, that...

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Actor: W.C. Fields

Posted by on Oct 20, 2010 in Actor | 3 comments

  Most actors take pains to make sure you realize they aren’t like the characters they play. “That’s just a...

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