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Showtime Meme
Drive By - jlk-lumberjack
Comment with “SHOWTIME!” and I will give you ten actors and ten actresses. Then post in your Livejournal with your favorite films of theirs. flourhurricane gave me these.

01. Hugh Laurie - sadly, I haven't seen Hugh in many films, but I still think "Sense & Sensibility" is the best

02. Robert Downey Jr. - it's either the first "Iron Man" or "Sherlock Holmes"... I can't decide; maybe that will change when I see "A Guide To Recognising Your Saints"

03. Forest Whitaker - "The Last King of Scotland" without a doubt

04. Tom Hanks - "Apollo 13", it's the beginning of him being cast as the great American Everyman but he's not typecast by "Forrest Gump" yet and he's so strong and central in this film (plus, Gary Sinise is in it too)

05. Bruce Willis - "The Sixth Sense", cliched but true

06. Robin Williams - "Aladdin", I know it's a cartoon but he completely steals the show

07. Jude Law - "Sherlock Holmes", without a doubt, it's the only film where he's actually likeable

08. James McAvoy - "ATONEMENT". Broke my heart but so beautiful.

09. Morgan Freeman - "The Shawshank Redemption". Come on, do I need to give a reason?

10. Alec Baldwin - "The Shadow". I know, I know.

01. Cate Blanchett - fnnnng, just one? Okay, "Elizabeth". She's amazing in all her films but this is the first film where I saw her and was blown away by her portrayal of Elizabeth Tudor, who's one of my historical heroines, and her cheekbones.

02. Kate Winslet - "Holy Smoke", where she plays an Australian who experiences a spiritual awakening in India. Her parents are appalled by this and make her come back so they can 'unbrainwash her'. They hire a character played by Harvey Keitel, who's supposed to be the expert in cases like this. Only it doesn't quite work out like that...

03. Sally Field - "Forrest Gump", because it's the only film I've seen her in. *cough*

04. Keira Knightly - "Pride and Prejudice". Yes, yes, I know that as a purist, I should love the BBC series more. I do love the BBC series, but I also think that Keira was a great Lizzie and I loved Matthew Macfadyen as Darcy.

05. Meryl Streep - "The Hours", where she plays a modern Clarissa Dalloway. Although "Death Becomes Her" comes VERY close.

06. Cameron Diaz - it's still "The Mask", which was her very first film.

07. Julia Roberts - "Notting Hill". Okay, she is sort of playing herself but she is very likeable in this film, which is not always the case.

08. Natalie Portman - She's one of my favourite actresses, how do I choose?! "Leon" or "Beautiful Girls" or "Garden State" or "Closer"? Although I love "Leon" more, I think she's BETTER in "Beautiful Girls" and she has a harsher character in "Closer"...

09. Charlize Theron - "The Cider House Rules"

10. Scarlett Johansson - "Lost In Translation". I love this film so much and she's the still point at the centre of it all
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1. Gary Oldman
2. Ryan Reynolds
3. Burt Lancaster
4. Jeremy Irons
5. Kurt Russell
6. Robert Redford
7. Paul Newman
8. Steve McQueen
9. Humphrey Bogart
10. Cary Grant

1. Sally Field
2. Bette Davis
3. Ali McGraw
4. Alicia Silverstone
5. Uma Thurman
6. Michelle Pfeiffer
7. Marisa Tomei
9. Darryl Hannah
10. Maggie Smith

1. David Thewlis
2. Michael Gambon
3. Robbie Coltrane
4. Kenneth Branagh
5. Kevin Kline
6. Will Smith
7. Matt Damon
8. Ben Affleck
9. Joseph Fiennes
10. Geoffrey Rush

1. Gwyneth Paltrow
2. Winona Ryder
3. Christina Ricci
4. Janeanne Garofalo
5. Audrey Hepburn
6. Julie Walters
7. Maggie Smith
8. Emma Thompson
9. Imelda Staunton
10. Miranda Richardson

So true about Tom Hanks. I love that movie.


And I'm so glad someone else appreciates Matthew Macfayden and Keira Knightley! Plus, the movie has Carey Mulligan in it, whom I am now very fond of.

1. Matthew Macfadyen ;)
2. Christian Slater
3. Robert Downey Jr.
4. Charlie Sheen
5. Anthony Edwards
6. Peter O'Toole
7. Michael Gambon
8. Ian McKellen
9. Elijah Wood
10. Ewan McGregor

1. Liv Tyler
2. Gwyneth Paltrow
3. Julie Christie
4. Marilyn Monroe
5. Natalie Wood
6. Jane Seymour
7. Michelle Yeoh
8. Susan Sarandon
9. Shirley Maclaine
10. Kathleen Turner

That's my kind of meme. Showtime!

At least I can pick some European actors for you :)

1. Christoph Waltz
2. Harrison Ford
3. Daniel Brühl
4. Vincent Cassel
5. Javier Bardem
6. Gerard Depardieu
7. Vincent Perez
8. Christopher Reeve
9. Gael Garcia Bernal
10. Michael Douglas

1. Isabelle Adjani
2. Isabella Rossellini
3. Emmanuelle Beart
4. Penelope Cruz
5. Cate Blanchett
6. Naomi Watts
7. Amanda Seyfried
8. Elizabeth Taylor
9. Diane Kruger
10. Rose Byrne

Re: At least I can pick some European actors for you :)

I FINALLY got round to doing it, it was great fun. Also, like you I am unable to decide whether I like RDJ better when he's Tony Stark or Sherlock Holmes. Even though his Holmes was very Starkian, so maybe I don't have to decide after all? :)

What fun! I'll play. Showtime!

1. Shia LeBoeuf
2. Josh Harnett
3. Brad Pitt
4. George Clooney
5. Kevin Spacey
6. Ben Stiller
7. Owen Wilson
8. Vince Vaughan
9. Mike Wahlberg
10. Hugh Jackman

1. Cate Blanchett
2. Renee Zellweger
3. Julia Roberts
4. Maggie Gyllenhall
5. Kirsten Dunst
6. Kristen Bell
7. Kate Winslet
8. Ellen Page
9. Tina Majorino
10. Rachel McAdams


Re: I'll give it a go...

Hi! I haven't seen you around before! :)

Re: Hi! I haven't seen you around before! :)

Hi! I'm Lark! I've been quietly enjoying the R/T fics and art this talented group produces for the past couple of years. Every once in a great while I would work up my courage to make a comment. I have some illnesses that can limit my ability to participate as fully as I'd like sometimes. I've been feeling really great emotionally and mentally recently, though, so I've been getting more involved in the fun stuff of life again! I'm hoping to get to know others here better. Thanks for noticing me! :)


Re: Hi! I haven't seen you around before! :)

Welcome, Lark! I assume you're talking about metamorfic_moon? I'm glad you're feeling better now and look forward to commenting on your contributions. :)

Re: Hi! I haven't seen you around before! :)

1. David Thewlis
2. Michael Gambon
3. Robbie Coltrane
4. Kenneth Branagh
5. Kevin Kline
6. Will Smith
7. Matt Damon
8. Ben Affleck
9. Joseph Fiennes
10. Geoffrey Rush

1. Gwyneth Paltrow
2. Winona Ryder
3. Christina Ricci
4. Janeanne Garofalo
5. Audrey Hepburn
6. Julie Walters
7. Maggie Smith
8. Emma Thompson
9. Imelda Staunton
10. Miranda Richardson


Thanks for sending me this list. I will do my best with it. I had almost forgotten what it was for and had to go back and check to make sure I knew what to do with it. lol I didn't want to do something ridiculous with it.

Please forgive my limited experience with some of these fine actors as I am an American and apparently have not seen very many good movies. :(

Anyway, here goes:

1. David Thewlis - I have enjoyed his work in a few movies, but my favorite is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, followed by the other Harry Potter movies.

2. Michael Gambon - As far as I am aware of, I have only seen him in the Harry Potter series, but my favorite performance of his would have to be in Half-Blood Prince.

3. Robbie Coltrane - Another I've only seen in the Harry Potter series, I enjoyed him in Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets where he had larger roles than in the later films.

4. Kenneth Branagh - Although I've seen him in quite a few things, right now I can only think of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in which I thought he was excellent as Gilderoy Lockhart.

5. Kevin Kline - The movie Dave in which he plays a dual role including a man impersonating the President of the United States.

6. Will Smith - I really like Will and I've seen quite a few of his movies. Hmmm... I love The Pursuit of Happyness... but... It's a tie between Men in Black and Independence Day.

7. Matt Damon - Matt's great! I think the Bourne movies are my favorites.

8. Ben Affleck - I love Ben! I know it's considered a cheesy movie, but I love Armageddon.

9. Joseph Fiennes - I don't think I've seen a movie with him in it.

10. Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech was simply awesome and he was fabulous in it.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow - Country Strong

2. Winona Ryder - I love Beetlejuice! I've seen it numerous times and still laugh every time.

3. Christina Ricci - I love her in Mermaids with Winona Ryder and Cher and in the children's movie Casper.

4. Janeanne Garofalo - I can't think of a movie I've seen her in.

5. Audrey Hepburn - I adore Audrey! Wait Until Dark is a classic thriller and I enjoy it. But my favorite is My Fair Lady.

6. Julie Walters - I love her as Molly Weasley! So far, my favorite movie of hers is Mamma Mia! The Movie, but I have a feeling this may change when Deathly Hallows Pt. II opens...

7. Maggie Smith - I love her as Professor McGonagall. My favorite movies of hers would be a tie between the Harry Potter series and the Sister Act films.

8. Emma Thompson - She is great as Sybil Trelawny. My favorite movie of Emma's is Sense and Sensibility. I love that movie!

9. Imelda Staunton - She did a wonderful job of playing a character I was destined to despise. The only movies I've seen her in that I'm aware of are the Harry Potter series. The Order of the Phoenix would be my favorite film of hers.

10. Miranda Richardson - Rita Skeeter. Another character I was destined to despise. I've probably seen Miranda in other movies, but I can't think of them right now. Goblet of Fire is my favorite movie of hers.

And there you them. Sorry the list is so anti-climatic. Thanks again for sending it to me!


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