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

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    Absolutely and why I wanted to have this challenge.

    Agree with Hanks. Why I didn't include Bosom Buddies or either of those movies on the negative list. Was thinking more of Nothing in Common, Dragent reboot
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    Jack Nicholson
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    Yeah, I honestly think some of Hanks worst stuff has been more recent. The Langdon movies are pretty lame. But he hasn't really done anything that is nearly as bad as some others.
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    I honestly think you have to exclude composers, or there isn't much debate. John Williams did the score for both Jaws, all the Star Wars, ET, Indiana Jones, Shindlers list, Home Alone,
    Hook, Superman, Saving Private Ryan, three Harry Potters, Memoirs of a Geisha, Lincoln, War Horse, and not counting a ton of other movie and TV stuff.

    He's got the 2nd most academy award nominations behind Walt Disney.
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    Christopher Walken?
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    That's who I was thinking of, although I don't have a strong feel for how many bad movies any of these actors may have been in.

    I would think Hanks would be up there also. Hanks was great in comedies. And, he first caught my attention in that Bosom Buddies tv show - as stupid as the premise was, he was very funny and made that show work IMO!

    I'm sure it was a lot harder back in the big studio days for actors like Jimmy Stewart to always be selective. Seems like Brando was pretty selective. Some other older actors were mentioned earlier in the thread, but again I have no idea if they were in a lot of dogs also.

    I like just about every movie I've seen Robert Duvall in.

    And, as a darkhorse, I've seen Kevin Kline in some good movies that didn't get much press.
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    Marlon Brando - as mentioned by someone earlier older actors have the advantage that their crappy movies pretty much have fallen off the face of the earth and are more of an unknown at this point.
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    Kline is a solid actor and though he was also in wild wild west he did bag Phoebe Cates. And that is a resume builder if ever there was one.
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    I have two segues:

    I saw Ennio Marcone in Verona in 2003. I couldn't believe how many songs I recognized from epic films.

    Tuesday I was two people behind Natalie Portman in the security line at JFK. This is officially a pattern of me standing very very close to celebs in the security line.

    2 months ago it was Paul Rudd last Tuesday it was Kyle MacLachlan. Today on my way back from SFO I was right next to Diana Ross. I'm in a vortex. How do I get in the vortex of "win the lottery" or something useful?!?
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    He sure is, more than almost anyone, but if you excluded projects with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, it would be very short.

    IMHO, Williams makes memorable scores, but he is not half the composer Marcone is and probably hasn't scored half as many films. Marcone doesn't have many Academy Awards because most of his films he scored are not in English and didn't get distribution in the US. The Academy honor him a lifetime achievement award, which was followed by the most awkward acceptance speech ever. The English translation was read to the audience by Clint Eastwood who took the stage without his reading glasses.
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    Did Diana look fabulous?!? :grin:
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm...Phoebe Cates :joecool:
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    Ralph Fiennes - There probably have not been many actors with a better resume over the last 20 years - perhaps not one of the first names that pops into your head, but he's been in some great stuff
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    Danny Elfman

    I win.

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    Gregory Peck ... That voice of his sends shivers down my spine. He was so versitile too, think of the rolls he played from the rock hard weather beaten Captain Ahab in Moby Dick to the soft spoken Penny Baxter in the Yearling. From Articus Finch to General McArther to Abe Linclon Peck could play any role you put him in. I can't think of a single bad movie he made.
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    Harrison Ford. Cannot think of a stinker he has starred in.

    Hanks has had a few forgettable movies but he has more than made up for it with The Green Mile, Apollo 13, Forrest Gump, and That thing you do ( which I like)
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    She actually looked good. Natalie Portman looked average. Kyle looked exactly like on TV and Paul Rudd was just so fricking nice. I'm off to LA next month. Hope the trend continues ;)

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