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Monday, December 21, 2009

My Top 20 Favorite Actors

I saw recently where a lot of people have been making their top 20 lists of favorite actors and actresses. So I decided to finally list my favorites. I will start with the men as most others as done as well. Here we go:

1. Cary Grant
Favorite Roles: His Girl Friday, My Favorite Wife, and Arsenic &Old Lace

2. William Holden
Favorite Roles: Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, Union Station

3. Jack Lemmon
Favorite Roles: Some Like It Hot, The Out-of-Towners, The Odd Couple

4. Sidney Poitier
Favorite Roles: Lilies Of The Field, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, To Sir With Love

5. James Garner
Favorite Roles: The Great Escape, Thrill Of It All, Support Your Local Sheriff

 6. William Powell
Favorite Roles: The Thin Man series, Libeled Lady, Mister Roberts

7. Frank Sinatra
Favorite Roles: From Here To Eternity, Ocean's Eleven, Suddenly

8. James Stewart
Favorite Roles: Rear Window, Destry Rides Again, The Philadelphia Story

9. Humphrey Bogart
Favorite Roles: The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not

10. Dean Martin
Favorite Roles: Rio Bravo, Some Came Running, Ocean's Eleven

11. Steve McQueen
Favorite Roles: Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven, The Getaway

12. Paul Newman
Favorite Roles: Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, The Verdict

13. Clark Gable
Favorite Roles: It Happened One Night, Gone With The Wind, Red Dust

14. Fred Astaire
Favorite Roles: Top Hat, Easter Parade, Holiday Inn

15. James Cagney
Favorite Roles: The Roaring Twenties, Yankee Doodle Dandy, White Heat

16. Errol Flynn
Favorite Roles: Robin Hood, Dodge City, Captain Blood

17. Glenn Ford
Favorite Roles: Gilda, The Big Heat,The Courtship Of Eddie's Father

18. Tony Curtis
Favorite Roles: Some Like It Hot, Operation Petticoat

19. Melvyn Douglas
Favorite Roles: Ninotchka, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Theodora Goes Wild

20. John Wayne
Favorite Roles: Rio Bravo, The Quiet Man, The Searchers


Mythical Monkey said...

That is a great list -- every name on it is a winner. Good pictures, too.

Tom said...

What? Jimmy Stewart below Dean Martin!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

terrific list - but no Robert Mitchum?!

monty said...

Tom - thanks for the mention about Jimmy and Dean. After some careful consideration I had to change them.

And Tristian, I do like Robert Mitchum and he would be bubbling just under the top 20.

Tom said...

Jimmy did a great job of playing a drunk in some of his movies, but I'm convinced that Dean really was drunk in some of his movies. I don't suppose you could bump Jimmy up another notch above Frank? Maybe two more up? Or am I pushing my luck?

monty said...

There is something about Frank that just gets me every time I see him act. So I think I'm pretty set with my list. But I know when I make my women list, that's gonna be tough. It will probably be a top 25 list, don't know if I can narrow it down to 20. Have you made a top 20 list for your actors? Oh and thanks for the friend invite. I accepted.

Tom said...

"No man is a failure who has friends". Thanks! I haven't made a top 20 list yet - that would be really hard for me at this point because I love so many equally, so I might do an ABC-order one. But I do have a current list of sorts as my latest post, in the "Guess the Actress" quiz.

Mrs. M. said...

what a cool post! I am going to have to comb through all the flicks and throw a couple new things in my Netflix queque


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