Here's the last of four posts, featuring my very favorite actors and actresses. Turns out there are twenty of each-- total coincidence, but it worked out pretty well. In the first post, I mentioned that they all had great acting chops, a lot of presence, and an over-abundance of sex appeal. Anyway, thanks for indulging me. I'm curious about YOUR picks, readers. Feel free to share.
Lauren Bacall. Must see movies: To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage.
Gene Tierney. Must see movies: Laura, Leave Her to Heaven.
Natalie Portman. Old school beauty, talent, and class. Must see movies: Leon: The Profesional, Closer, Black Swan.
Michael Shannon. Must see movies: Take Shelter, The Missing Person, Boardwalk Empire.
Paul Newman. Must see movies: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke,The Hustler, Hombre.
Steve McQueen. Just cool, man. That's all. Must see movies: Bullitt, The Getaway, Tom Horn.
Richard Widmark. No one did "psycho" better, but he also had amazing diversity. Must see movies: Kiss of Death, Night & the City, Pick-up on South Street.
Robert Mitchum. The epitome of film noir cool, no matter what role he played. Must see movies: Out of the Past, Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Crossfire.
Toshiro Mifune. Bad-ass, with a quiet intensity few could match. Must see movies: Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Rashomon.
Madeline Kahn. The funniest woman who ever lived. And sexy as hell. Must see movies: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety.
That's it. Here's some quick links to the first three posts:
Favorite Actors & Actresses
More Actors & Actresses
Yet More Actors & Actresses