The Best Actors
The Best Actors Of All Time are Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Bruce Willis, Jack Nicholson, Tim Burton, Angelina Jolie, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Spacey, and Whoopi Goldberg. That’s nine out of ten! This
Well, the short answer is Kevin Spacey, who is up for the award for the best actor in a supporting role. He played Sam Rockwell in “Rocky” for two seasons, and received an Oscar nomination for it. Before that he had some success
The top actors of all time also includes such notables as Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Al Pacino. If you haven’t seen “The Godfather,” start watching it right now, before its listing in the next list. It is definitely worth the time to see this movie, which ranks at or near the top of my personal favorite movies of all time.
But what about the other great films of the past? We are going to start with “Grease” and work our way down from there. In fact, when I went to write this article, I was going to include “A Few Good Men,” but then decided that those two films just fit better with the other top 10 greatest movies ever made. I’m including them here because they are particularly good examples of the genre. “A Few Good Men” is a classy and subtle film (and Al Pacino’s acting is much better than it’s often given credit for) and a worthy winner of the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. And then “Grease” comes on
Two of the more popular and long standing acting awards are the Academy Awards and the Emmys. For many years the Emmys have been dominated by movies, although they have in the past been primarily focused on music and acting. They do, however, recognize some television programming, though. Over the past several decades, television has won eleven of the twelve major awards that are presented at the Oscars. Of those victories, three of them (Oscars, Television Awards, and Video Music Awards) have been shared between the films that have been winning best actor awards. Over the course of the last decade, more movies than ever before have been able to win multiple awards at the Oscars, which is an extraordinary number when you consider that in previous years, people were more likely to vote for things like Music and Drama categories.
It should be said, however, that the Emmys (as well as the Academy Awards) are not necessarily a popularity contest. The nominations are not ” Winner-phies” or “Merit.” The Awards are for entertainment value, and are not primarily based on who is the best or most talented performer that year. This is not to say that the awards aren’t based on quality of work, as the quality of any individual performance can and does rise and fall with the popularity of any performer. Still, the Emmys and the Oscars are a far cry from the widespread public vote that are generally used as the basis for the bulk of the voting at the movie industry trade shows and various other such ceremonies.
Of course, every year the best female actors of all time are still relatively unknown. One thing about the Emmys and the Oscars is that they tend to focus more on quality of production rather than popular vote. It is far less about “who is it?”