Mr T, you're coming awfully close to dragging Rara Avis into a best
actor debate! A case could also be made for DeNiro, and even for
Dustin Hoffman based solely on his performance in Straight Time, as
well as a number of actors including Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Sadly, if you took all of the films where Nicholson had great
performances like The Crossing Guard, The Pledge, Prizzi's Honor,
Carnal Knowledge, Ironweed, The Last Detail, Chinatown, etc., the one
piece of crap film he made with Adam Sandler, Anger Management,
probably outgrossed them all combined.
--- In email@example.com, "jacquesdebierue"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Patrick King <abrasax93@> wrote:
> <<I agree with you, Jack. I thought Ledger's performance was stunning.
> But star power is a funny thing. The guy I talked to thinks Nicholson
> is the greatest living actor. He actually told me that. Certainly
> Nicholson has been very good in 5 Easy Pieces for example.>>
> Nicholson has been in more masterpieces than any other modern actor I
> can think of. And in each he has held his own admirably. He has more
> range than Brando. People tend to associate him with hardboiled roles,
> where of course he shines, but he has done many different things. I
> mean, The Shooting, Carnal Knowledge, The Passenger, One Flew Over the
> Cuckoo's Nest, About Schmidt, The Shining, Chinatown, Prizzi's Honor,
> Ironweed, The Departed, etc. etc. I have no trouble pronouncing him
> the reigning king of American movie actors. He is extraordinary.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 20 Aug 2008 EDT