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My 30 favorite screen villains – PT2 (20-11)

April 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

20        JOAQUIN PHOENIX as Commodus in GLADIATOR (2000) I have often wondered if Joaquin Phoenix resents Russell Crowe for stealing his thunder in Gladiator. Crowe was so good in the title role that Joaquin tended to be forever in his shadow which must have been frustrating because Phoenix really gave an outstanding performance. When he suddenly bellowed, ‘Am I not merciful?’ in [...]

50 TOP MALE SUPPORTING ACTORS PT 1 (50-26).

July 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

    50 GREAT MALE SUPPORTING ACTORS Most of the truly great movies owe much of their success to, not just their leading players, but to the quality of the character actors who support them. We all have our favorites, but here is a selection of mine. You may not recall all the names but most of their faces should be immediately familiar. You will not find the likes of Jack Palance or Ward Bond [...]

Character actors – the great faces?

May 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

  For the next few days I am going to focus on character actors, beginning with what I believe are (or were) the ten most ‘interesting’ faces. The old adage, ‘his face was his fortune’, applies as much to character actors as it does to the stars. If you are a movie fan you will almost certainly have seen most of my choices at some time or another, although remembering their names is [...]