September 22, 2008 1:58 pm
Apropos of nothing: my favorite actors, in no particular order:
- Edward Norton
He’s been my favorite actor for a looong time now. Obviously I loved him in Fight Club, but his characters in The 25th Hour, Death to Smoochy, and Primal Fear are what made me really appreciate his acting. He makes such a great magician in The Illusionist; I found him terrifying in American History X; and yet somehow he is totally believable as an over-enthusiastic children’s TV show host with a myriad of dietary oddities in Death to Smoochy.
- Ewan McGregor
This is a fairly new development, but after watching him in Moulin Rouge and Big Fish I just found him so endearing. One of my favorite things about him is how genuinely happy he looks when he sings. I put the movie Emma on our Netflix list a while back and was pleased to discover that he sings in that movie too!
- Martin Freeman
Tim from The Office! The cute fiancé in Confetti! The Shaun look-alike Declan in Shaun of the Dead! ARTHUR DENT! At first when I heard The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was being made into a movie, I was scared, because the TV version of Arthur Dent was PERFECT. He embodied everything that Arthur Dent was in the books and I wasn’t sure anybody else would work, but once I found out it was Martin Freeman, I had confidence that it would all turn out all right, and it did.
- Cary Elwes
BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING, I am speaking of the young Cary Elwes, circa The Princess Bride and Robin Hood: Men In Tights. These are two of my most favorite movies ever. He starts to go downhill after Liar Liar, and lately he’s managed to get himself into crap like The Saw, BUT! Young Cary Elwes is so quirky and cute, and I just can’t help but like him.
- John Cusack
The first movie I saw that I really got into John Cusack was Better Off Dead. It was one of his first movies and he plays a young man who has just been dumped for the star of the Ski Club at his high school. His suicide attempts are continually unsuccessful and hilarity ensues.
What are some of your favorite actors?
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