My three favorite actors:

  1. Bruce Dern
  2. Donald Sutherland
  3. John Lithgow

My three favorite actresses:

  1. Laurie Metcalf
  2. Octavia Spencer
  3. Alexis Bledel

I enjoy watching actors like Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson build to a big explosive payoff, but I’m more impressed with the actors who can play the quiet scenes.

The most difficult thing for an actor to play convincingly seems to be joy. It’s not hard to make people feel sad, and making people angry is literally as easy as raising a finger, but the actors who can lift your spirits and bring a smile to your face are the ones who really have something special.


  1. Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis (hem, hem, hem… well, watch The Fifth Element!)… Tom Hanks. Jodie Foster? Dame Maggie Smith. Kate Hudson (‘How To Lose a Guy’ in Ten Days is hilarious).


  2. this is cool! Just off the top of my head…My three favorite actors: Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Kelsey Grammar. Ok, actresses: Meg Ryan, Ocatavia Spencer, Jennifer Aniston(in Friends, not movies)


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