Since my previous thread, [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=7341073&replies=79]Your Favorite Actors - Who and Why?[/link], was turning into more of an appreciation thread, I decided close that one and start this to host a discussion of various actors. Please note, the term "actors" includes both male and female performers. To start, I will be going through each actor mentioned in the previous discussion thread. If you have suggestions on who you'd like to discuss, please PM me. Please remember that this will be a discussion of each actor's work, not an appreciation thread. I encourage your input and discussion (even if you don't like the actor presented) on each person listed. So, let's start with Gary Sinise: [image=http://www.sinisefans.org/gallery/toronto.jpg] You should recognize him from: [ul][li]Forrest Gump[/li][li]Apollo 13[/li][li]Ransom[/li][li]The Green Mile[/li][li]Reindeer Games[/li][li]The Stand[/li][li]Truman[/li][li]George Wallace[/li][/ul] Sinise grew up in Highland Park, Illinois and co-founded the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago. He has been nominated for Tony awards (theater) for A Streetcar Named Desire, Buried Child and The Grapes of Wrath. He's also been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Forrest Gump as well as SAG, Emmy and Golden Globe awards. In my opinion, Sinise is one of the most versatile and important actors of his generation. Watching his films, stage productions or tv roles is a study in the passion of acting and his ability to invest you emotionally in his character and the storyline. While Forrest Gump is probably one of his most recognized roles, one of my personal favorites is Ransom. In that film, Sinise created a character with depth and sincere movitives rather than playing it as a stereotypical bad guy. Please discuss.