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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: Denzel Washington

Posted by on Oct 10, 2010 in Actor | 2 comments

  Some actors carry an indefinable yet very tangible air of integrity. Spencer Tracy had it. Henry Fonda had it. And Denzel Washington...

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Actor: James Cagney

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Actor | 1 comment

I’m probably not alone in remembering Jimmy Cagney primarily as a tough guy. His role in The Public Enemy no doubt implanted that...

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Actress: Bette Davis

Posted by on Aug 26, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Bette Davis

Bette Davis still scares me. I can go back and watch movies from her early career, when she was young and beautiful, and I think,...

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Actress: Elizabeth Taylor

Posted by on Aug 13, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Elizabeth Taylor

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

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Actor: Spencer Tracy

Posted by on Jul 28, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Spencer Tracy

I’ve never been able to precisely characterize Spencer Tracy’s persona. You know, Marlon Brando = rebel…Tom Hanks = guy...

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Actor: Harrison Ford

Posted by on Jul 11, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Harrison Ford

Hollywood stars come in two varieties: Those who are propelled by their acting talent, and those who connect with audiences due to their...

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Actor: Gene Hackman

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman has certainly had the lead in enough films to richly deserve being described as a leading man. And yet, when I think of the...

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Actress: Sally Field

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Sally Field

Chances are your age will determine which picture of Sally Field comes to mind first. She’s worked professionally in six decades now...

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Actor: Dustin Hoffman

Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Dustin Hoffman

The first film I saw with Dustin Hoffman in the lead was The Graduate, and I completely believed him. The next role I saw him handle was...

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Actor: Gary Cooper

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in Actor | 1 comment

Imagine a continuum that defines acting styles. On the one side, you’d have the histrionic, almost melodramatic actors. William...

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