Does anyone come closer to the performances he has given?
He's great and has incredible range, but if you look at his roles individually they aren't as amazing
But yeah if you compare him in lincoln and there will be blood he looks amazing
Imagine he's replaced with Ralph Fiennes for every role except Lincoln and Gangs on New York
Now ask yourself if you still think he's the greatest actor ever
But that's just my opinion
Has anyone seen any of his movies besides There Will be Blood, Gangs of New York, and Lincoln?
He's only good in over the top roles where he can pretend he's on a stage
He literally doesn't know how to act like a normal person
Yeah, I was gonna come in and throw Brando out there as a contender (well, he could have been a contender).
Ol' Atticus and Meryl Streep are legit suggestions. I would put Robert DeNiro in there too. It's easy to dismiss him since he gives zero fucks these days and takes the steamiest piles of shit roles, but the first half of his career was one brilliant performance after the other.
In terms of sheer volume of great performances, no one else comes close
>2 Academy Award Nominations for Best Actor before he even turned 25
>2/3 of his movies were nominated for Best Picture, a ratio for any actor which has yet to be beaten
>Cultural icon, songs about him written by the Eagles, Madonna, &tc
>after his death, most of his roles went to Paul Newman
>the inspiration for The Fonz and Danny Zuko, as well as most Greasers in the fities
It's hard to say how could James Dean could have gotten
Phillip Seymour Hoffman was better imo. Daniel Day Lewis is good with appropriating accents and demeanors, but PSH had that as well as incredible emotional range.
I doubt any actor will ever surpass Paul Newman when it comes to both range and overall likability.
>yfw this is how most people rate acting performances
When will plebs stop falling for this dank meme? Method acting is nothing more than a crutch used by mediocre actors to trick audiences into thinking they're better than they are. The genuine greats don't need to stay in character 24 hours a day like some raging autist. They understand what acting is and they know how to simply turn it on and off.
its the Disneyfication of an intricate and brutal time period. society is a lot more comfortable and pc than it really was. and the politics are watered down. it looks pretty and ddl is good tho
Eh, there are some things that you can't make authentic unless you literally live the character
Also gaining or losing weight counts as method acting
That said you could achieve a lot more by doing drugs before a shoot to change your entire demeanor
That's because you don't understand how acting works. You've been conditioned to only enjoy modern Hollywood acting, which is "Do as the director says and pretend the camera isn't there" It takes zero talent. Maybe a few years to perfect it, but any old schmuck or famous person's kid can easily become one
Real acting is exaggerated motions, loud cries, delivery, and the art of story telling. When you're this type of actor, every movement tells a story. It's not something a hoplite would understand really...only a patrician would understand it. Only few actors nowadays do it.
Here, watch a few clips
> no one has posted based mikkelsen
are you guys for real?
The most overrated actor of all time.
Always on the verge to overacting. Always goes for as much severety as possible, not a comedic bone in his body. And he seems like a borderline psychopath with his ridiculous, years-long preparations for roles.
His choices of "challenging", severe roles always leads him to those overly serious Oscar-bait movies, that everyone watches once and then forgets about (only exception being TWBB).
People talk about his dedication, range and skill, but never about the actual character he portrays. He makes them feel alive, but NEVER three-dimensional, like realistic comic-characters.
He's more of a stand-alone gimmick, than anything else.
Also ZERO charisma.