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    Great roles, great actors?

    Since we did the "Tough Guy" thread....

    What actor/actress performed in a role that drove you crazy?

    I mean crazy like I-still-yell-at-the-screen role?

    My all time fave is Juliet Lewis in Cape Fear!

    I wanted to slap her so bad...especially when she was in the auditorium with DeNiro...

    About two thirds thru the movie I realized that I was talking to the TV...That made me realize what a good actress she was...she hasn't done any thing else I liked, but that ROCKED!

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    At the risk of sounding like a total nerd...

    I loved Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek Voyager. She did a very good job at making the character convincing. Her acting really helped me get into the show a lot more than other Star Trek series (No I'm not sparking a what captian is better debate )
    Another convincing role that comes to mind is the lead female role in the first (the VERY first) Night of the Living dead movie. She really had you going that she was in fact, the dumbest woman on earth.

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    Paul Newman in Cat on a Cat Tin Roof is my all time FAVORITE movie. If only he were single and I were older. *sigh*

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    Seven Years in Tibet with Brad Pit. That's a really good movie. I was surprised I liked it because I don't usually go for those type movies.

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    River Phoenix in Stand By Me, Dogfight, My Own Private Idaho, Running on Empty.

    Britanny Murphy in Dont Say a Word & Girl [i]Interrupted[/b].

    My mind has gone blank atm, i am sure i will be back to add to this later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJFyrewolf36
    At the risk of sounding like a total nerd...

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    Angelina Joli in "Girl Interrupted" - her character was so manipulative.

    Leonardo DiCaprio - in "Blood Diamond"

    and Harrison Ford in "Mosquito Coast"
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    John Lithgow in the World According to Garp.
    He played a transexual football player named Roberta Muldoon.
    And as Emiliano Lizardo in Buckaroo Banzai-that was a real dumb, but funny movie!
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    Gerard Butler in Phantom of the Opera! I was crying and talking at the Tv as well


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    Malcolm McDowell as Alex de Large in A Clockwork Orange
    Ian McShane as Al Swearengen in Deadwood
    Clancy Brown as Justin Crowe in Carnivale
    Kevin McKidd as Lucius Vorenus in Rome
    Polly Walker as Atia in Rome
    Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator
    Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars
    Patrick Stewart as Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek

    Im sure I'll think of more later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalei
    Gerard Butler in Phantom of the Opera! I was crying and talking at the Tv as well
    Oh, I agree 100%! He was absolutely great for the part.

    And I'm sure you'll know what I'm gonna say...

    Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. Seriously, if it weren't for him acting as the total jack a$$ pirate I probably wouldn't like the movie as much as I do. He plays the part so well, and I don't know, the character seems so much like me. Yes, I am admitting I'm a jack a$$

    I also like Reese Witherspoon in Sweet home Alabama. There's not really a particular reason, but she just plays the part good.
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    Ricardo Montalban as Khan

    Harrison Ford as Han Solo

    ALan Alda as Hawkeye Pierce

    George C. Scott as Patton (He was better as Patton than Patton was as himself, in reality George sounded like a whiny kid)

    Donald Sutherland in "Kelly's Heroes" (Okay, the entire cast of Kelly's Heroes, but the best line in the movie is "Always with the negative vibes, Moriarty, always with the negative vibes!")

    John Wayne as Donovan in "The Fighting Seebees"

    John Belushi and Dan Akroyd in "The Blues Brothers"
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    Edward Norton in American History X.

    and again in Primal Fear.

    In both of those he makes me cringe, but I just can't look away.
    He is fantastic!
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    Oh excellent choices, Montalban as Khan was so perfect. I would like to add a few more to your wonderful list here.

    Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly
    Christopher Llyod as Emment Brown

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human
    Ricardo Montalban as Khan

    Harrison Ford as Han Solo

    ALan Alda as Hawkeye Pierce

    George C. Scott as Patton (He was better as Patton than Patton was as himself, in reality George sounded like a whiny kid)

    Donald Sutherland in "Kelly's Heroes" (Okay, the entire cast of Kelly's Heroes, but the best line in the movie is "Always with the negative vibes, Moriarty, always with the negative vibes!")

    John Wayne as Donovan in "The Fighting Seebees"

    John Belushi and Dan Akroyd in "The Blues Brothers"

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    Paul Newman as Cool Hand Luke!

    Steve McQueen-Great Escape, Bullitt.

    Charlton Heston-Omega Man.

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