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The Empire Forum's Top 100 Actors: Discussion Thread - 2/8/2010 12:38:00 PM   
Sugarman Treacle


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Hi there forumites and welcome to my very first ever top list...!

The Empire Forum's Top 100 Actors - a list to list our favorite male actors (I plan to make one for the females as well later) ever, their best film and performance!

The idea is very simple. You pick out your 20 favorite actors of all time, rank them and choose your favorite film and performance for each of them. This will result in a point system, where your number one choice will get 20 points and your 20th choice 1 point. How many points and votes an actor gets will decide the rank.

Each actor will have their best film and performance next to him on the list. Which means every vote is important to decide what film and performance it will be. The film and performance with the highest amount of votes wins, and will be shown on the list.

To the deadline then. The final date to submit votes is 30th September, after that I'll work as fast as possible to present the results.

Do you have any questions or other thoughts of your own about the list? Feel free to use this thread to post them.

Copy the template below and send your votes to empire100actors@hotmail.com (with your username)

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01. 20 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

02. 19 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

03. 18 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

04. 17 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

05. 16 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

06. 15 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

07. 14 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

08. 13 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

09. 12 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

10. 11 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

11. 10 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

12. 9 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

13. 8 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

14. 7 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

15. 6 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

16. 5 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

17. 4 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

18. 3 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

19. 2 points - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title

20. 1 point - Actor
Favorite film: Title
Favorite performance: Title


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Thanks for participating, I hope you'll enjoy the project!

Sugarman Treacle

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 12:39:34 PM   
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Cool. I'm in. Can you clarify whether it's actors and actresses (apologies to any outraged feminists), rather than just, y'know, male actors.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 12:49:22 PM   
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Fuuuuuuck, another list.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 12:50:09 PM   
Sugarman Treacle


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quote:

ORIGINAL: rick_7

Cool. I'm in. Can you clarify whether it's actors and actresses (apologies to any outraged feminists), rather than just, y'know, male actors.


This is a list for actors, that's why I decided to write male next to it to make it even more clear. But you're right, it's probably not necessary.

As for actresses... well, as I wrote, I will do one for the females later on when this one is done.

And by the way, thanks for participating rick.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 12:51:18 PM   
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quote:


To the deadline then. Well, since I'm new with this... how long time is enough for a project like this? When should I close the voting? I would like to hear your opinion.


Normally 6 - 8 weeks is given for lists to come in, if that's any help.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 12:54:36 PM   
rick_7


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sugarman Treacle

quote:

ORIGINAL: rick_7

Cool. I'm in. Can you clarify whether it's actors and actresses (apologies to any outraged feminists), rather than just, y'know, male actors.


This is a list for actors, that's why I decided to write male next to it to make it even more clear. But you're right, it's probably not necessary.

It probably is very much necessary. My post wasn't sarcastic, I genuinely read all the way through and missed that word, so I was checking. 
 
Hmm. I know my favourite 10 actors, but 20's going to throw up some interesting quandries. Could I urge everybody to vote for Robert Mitchum and Fred Astaire. Thank you.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:01:43 PM   
Sugarman Treacle


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To the deadline then. Well, since I'm new with this... how long time is enough for a project like this? When should I close the voting? I would like to hear your opinion.


Normally 6 - 8 weeks is given for lists to come in, if that's any help.



Yes, thanks, that's good to know. Does the first lists usually come in by then? That means the voting should be open longer than that. Any suggestions for a final date?

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:18:40 PM   
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Ditto Rick - the word actor is, outside of the Oscar, regularly used in  a unisex way. I'd assumed it was acting generally before clicking in too.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:19:34 PM   
Sugarman Treacle


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ORIGINAL: rick_7

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ORIGINAL: Sugarman Treacle

This is a list for actors, that's why I decided to write male next to it to make it even more clear. But you're right, it's probably not necessary.

It probably is very much necessary. My post wasn't sarcastic, I genuinely read all the way through and missed that word, so I was checking. 
 


I'm not sure that I took your reply as sarcastic. I just took the opportunity to explain once again, it is easy to miss words sometimes... has happened to me as well. Now you know though, it's all about the men for now.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:21:48 PM   
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I wonder how many will have a favourite film with the actor in different to favourite performance? The results there might be quite interesting

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:23:09 PM   
rick_7


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OK cool; at crossed purposes, sorry.
 

V  O  T  E    M  I  T  C  H  U  M

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:25:06 PM   
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Also, if everyone votes for this actor (the ginge), in this performance, in this film -



- this will legitimately be the best list ever.


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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:28:29 PM   
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Not sure whether I'll be able to do this. The problem, once again, is that I've not seen enough films.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:28:41 PM   
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Oh Lord, twenty? Can we not do a joint list of 20 with men and women? So much easier

I'll have to think about this; Brad Pitt gives probably two of my favourite performances ever, but a body of work like Robert DeNiro or something should count as more?

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:29:32 PM   
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Not sure whether I'll be able to do this. The problem, once again, is that I've not seen enough films.


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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:31:10 PM   
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Not sure whether I'll be able to do this. The problem, once again, is that I've not seen enough films.

I can think of a solution to this.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:33:37 PM   
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Yup - submit a list made up by a fellow forumite.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:33:39 PM   
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I'm trying to watch more for the directors list. I'm also going to attempt the Visually beautiful films list and maybe, at a stretch, the Asian films list.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:40:41 PM   
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Yup - submit a list made up by a fellow forumite.

I've done one for you. Congratulations to Charles Hawtrey on scooping top spot.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:44:34 PM   
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Vote Mullan. Mullan is awesome. Vote for him. 

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 1:57:15 PM   
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the Asian films list.


Well that's easy - vote Shimura, Mifune, Song, Choi, Jeon, Ryu, Hara you're a fair way there.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 2:41:38 PM   
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Ooh, count me in.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 2:46:54 PM   
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Yay! I'll do this.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 3:20:45 PM   
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Ooooh, for once I've caught one of these lists in its infancy. Sign me up too! 

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 4:18:30 PM   
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I have a hmmm?, with regard to "Greatest Actors" in the thread title, vs "Favourite Actors" in the description.

This may sway things (including my participation). I'll happily acknowledge that a number of my favourite actors aren't necessarily great at acting!....

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 6:11:51 PM   
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I wonder how many will have a favourite film with the actor in different to favourite performance? The results there might be quite interesting


Quite a few of my list will have this problem. Oh and im in btw.

Oh and as for your problem Gram (Greatest v favourite), I was just thinking it would land up as a mix of the 2.


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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 6:38:39 PM   
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Quick question, what if you think the actor's best work is in a made for t.v. film, is it eligible?

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 7:21:07 PM   
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Can I have tv series as my favourite performance for an actor? Gandolfini, namely.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 8:00:28 PM   
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I've decided that I am going to vote, because someone has to put Michael Cera at number one.

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RE: The Empire Forum's 100 Greatest Actors - 2/8/2010 9:43:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gram123

I have a hmmm?, with regard to "Greatest Actors" in the thread title, vs "Favourite Actors" in the description.

This may sway things (including my participation). I'll happily acknowledge that a number of my favourite actors aren't necessarily great at acting!....


Hmm, yes... you do have a point there. I didn't really think about that problem. But that's easily solved by changing the title.

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