Challenge: Who has the best IMDB resume of all time?

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  1. Wuerffel5220
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    Not just the person with a few great movies, but top to bottom, you can't find an issue with many or any movie choices they've made.
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    The longest and one of the most impressive is probably Ennio Marconne, but it's easier for a composer to do multiple projects in a year.

    Actors; Natalie Portman has worked almost exclusively with A-list directors at the expense of turning down some pricier projects. She has not made a lot of money in her lifetime given her pedigree, but her filmography is extremely impressive. It probably didn't help that she spent four years at Harvard, plus over a year at grad school in Israel.

    Don't have the energy to do into as much detail with the rest.

    Actors; Max Von Sydow, Paul Newman, Peter O'Toole.

    Directors; Ingmar Bergman, Steven Spielberg, Coppola, Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, John Sayles, Billy Wilder, Sidney Lumet

    Producers: Coppola, Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy

    Screenwriters; William Goldman, Paddy Chayevsky, Woody Allen, Melissa Mathison, Charlie Kaufman
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman and Richard Jenkins would be good dark horses.
    Pretty much everything they have been in I liked, and it crosses a bunch of genres.
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    John Williams has to be up there
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    Christian Bale.
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    While he had a couple questionable movies, I think Will Smith's resume is pretty solid. So far his newest film is sort of bombing but we all know we can't really equate box office success with good movies. All around, I think he is one of the better actors of the last 20 years. By that I mean I think he has done a lot of different roles and really pulled them off better than anyone else could. Comedy, serious, super hero, sad... he does it all.
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    Al Pacino ?
    or Tom Hanks ?

    Both have had great movies over time.

    For some comedy though -- maybe Chris Farley
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    Tom Hanks
    Harrison Ford
    Cate Blanchett
    Sigourney Weaver
    Kathy Bates

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    Alec Guiness
    Richard Burton
    Peter O'Toole
    Omar Sharrif(ton of great movies plus one real stinker---Top Secret)

    Meryl Streep
    Katherine Hepburn
    Audrey Hepburn
    Olivia de Havilland

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    though the above may have a few poor movies, their resume of great movies is extensive---And the greatness of those movies are due in great part to the greatness of the actors/actresses I listed
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    John Cazale

    Appeared in 5 feature films, all nominated or won Best Picture

    The Godafather (Best Picture Winner)
    The Conversation (Best Piture Nominee)
    The Godfather Part II (Best Picture Winner)
    Dog Day Afternoon (Best Picture Nominee)
    The Deer Hunter (Best Picture Winner)

    Unfortunately died at 42 from cancer.
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    Steve McQueen
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    old picked mine...I was going to say Harrison Ford.

    Tom Hanks is a pretty good choice too...
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    3 movies i could watch anytime have brad pitt in them.

    --true romance
    --fight club
    --snatch
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    Claire Danes
    Edward Norton

    I will watch any movie just because either one of them are in it.
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    Daniel Day-Lewis
    Jodie Fister
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    Oops. Jody FOster.

    I'm not sure how she feels about fisting.
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    What a perfect porn name. :grin:
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    Appreciate people playing the challenge game. And glad Robert DeNiro didn't end up on any lists. Have to say the same about Al Pacino. Just look at the last 10 years. Sorry Mtown.
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    It's a short list but don't think anyone can beat that, in terms of the challenge.
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    Tom Hanks has ALOT of movies I love but you also have to count a good number on the negative side of the ledger--- Turner and Hooch, You've Got Mail, a couple of the cheesy 80's ones...

    Jodie Foster did Contact, that's enough to put her in the negative with me forever.
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    Hanks was a goofball in the 80s before he started putting out his really good stuff. But some of that goofy stuff was awesome in its own right. Money Pit, Joe Vs. The Volcano? Classics.

    Some of the others listed have some really bad movies on their resumes. Reign of Fire and Wild Wild West come to mind. Anyone with those on their resume should be automatically excluded.

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