BEST ACTOR Tournament -- Winner inside!

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by droideka27, Sep 4, 2005.

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  1. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    Nicholas Cage

    Meryl Streep

    Tom Cruise

    Elizabeth Taylor
  2. SeventhAngelicSlayer Jedi Knight

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    Christian Bale
    Meryl Streep
    Tom Cruise
    Sean Bean
  3. Mace Windy Manager Emeritus

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    Nicholas Cage

    Meryl Streep - I know that this is a Star Wars board, but anyone who is voting against Meryl Streep is terribly off-the-mark. Meryl has been nominated for more Oscars than any other actor or actress in Academy history.

    Helen Mirren

    Elizabeth Taylor



    :cool: Mace Windy,
    six years of windiness!
  4. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Nicholas Cage

    Ian McDiarmid (After ROTS THIS IS A GIVEN)

    Tom Cruise

    Sean Bean
  5. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    How can you pit Hugh Jackman against Viggo Mortensen :mad: You're trying to make me insane aren't you?

    Opps, I missed that round [face_blush]

    Nicholas Cage

    Meryl Streep

    Helen Mirren

    Elizabeth Taylor
  6. war_monger Jedi Grand Master

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    Christian Bale

    Ian McDiarmid

    Helen Mirren

    Sean Bean
  7. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Nicolas Cage

    Ian McDiarmid (I know, Mace Windy, I know, but just because she's been nominated heaps of times doesn't mean IMO that she's the best. I personally find her quite annoying.)

    Tom Cruise

    Sean Bean
  8. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Nicholas Cage
    Meryl Streep
    Tom Cruise
    Elizabeth Taylor
  9. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    Christian Bale

    Meryl Streep

    Helen Mirren

    Elizabeth Taylor

  10. Darth-Lutgerous Force Ghost

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    Thanks for mentioning this. Something of the same sort happened in the last round when Natalie Portman beat out Bette Davis. Davis won two Oscars and had been nominated eleven times. She is also one of the greatest movie actresses ever!
  11. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Excuse me. Is this contest about which actor we think is the best, or the actor that the people who give out Oscars think is the best?
  12. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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  13. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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  14. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Alec Guinness

    Brad Pitt (fight club and snatch prove this. Oh, and it's BArrymore, not BErrymore)

    Alan Alda

    Robin Williams
  15. RattsTyerell38 Jedi Knight

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    Alec Guinness

    Brad Pitt

    Alan Alda

    Robin Williams
  16. war_monger Jedi Grand Master

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    Alec Guinness (just for the record, voting against Kevin Kline really pisses me off.)

    Brad Pitt

    Alan Alda

    Daniel Day-Lewis
  17. Darth-Lutgerous Force Ghost

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    Alec Guiness

    Brad Pitt

    Tim Robbins

    Robin Williams

  18. Mace Windy Manager Emeritus

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    If you honestly think that the Star Wars actors are better, than that is who you should vote for. When I see that the greatest actress of all-time looses to an actor whose film roles are few and far between, I get the impression that some of our voters haven't seen enough films to make a proper judgement.


    Anywho, my votes for this round:


    Alec Guinness

    Brad Pitt

    Tim Robbins - gosh, this was hard. Alan Alda is also amazing, but the fact that Tim stares in my favorite film The Shawshank Redemption puts him over the top.

    Daniel Day-Lewis




    :cool: Mace Windy,
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  19. neeldawg66 Force Ghost

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    Alec Guinness

    Brad Pitt

    Tim Robbins

    Daniel Day-Lewis

  20. Darth-Lutgerous Force Ghost

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    Thanks for saying that Mace Windy.
  21. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Okay, fair enough. I agree with you that many people who voted for the Star Wars actors either are very biased or haven't seen anything with the other actor in it. Take Hayden Christiansen for example. If he had been up against an actor that not many people on the boards had heard of (i.e. well before they were born) then I wager he would have gotten more than the no votes he got. However, you shouldn't assume that everyone voting for Star Wars actors is doing so simply because they know them and they don't know the other person. I'd be interested to hear how many people in here haven't heard of Meryl Streep. As you said, she's supposedly the greatest actress ever (as we are repeatedly told) and yup, she's still kicking, so I guess we can't blame her loss on her non-existence. Personally, I have seen just as many Streep films as I have seen McDiarmid films, and while I certainly have no illusions about McDiarmid being the greatest actor of all time I cannot for the life of me understand why Streep gets the press she does.

    So basically, you can now call me stupid instead of ill-educated. :p
  22. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Alec Guiness

    Brad Pitt

    Tim Robbins - tough choice, I love Alan Alda

    Robin Williams
  23. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

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    I'd expect that, out of all people, a former prequel movie forum mod should be able to realize that two people can see the same movies and have greatly differing opinions of the actors and their acting skills.

    Anyways...

    Alec Guinness
    Brad Pitt
    Alan Alda
    Robin Williams
  24. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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  25. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Alec Guiness

    Drew Barrymore

    Alan Alda

    Robin Williams
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