Which actor and actress do you think have dominated films of the 2000s?

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#1 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

Basically which actor and actress do you feel has starred in more memorable movies in the past 12 years than any other?

Actor- Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actress- A tie between Juliette Binoche and Laura Linney

#2 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

That feel when you haven't heard of any of those people.

#3 Posted by themajormayor (25675 posts) -

That feel when you haven't heard of any of those people.

Storm_Marine
#4 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

Actually now I remember Laura Linney from Masterpiece Classic. But does that really count?

#5 Posted by Flubbbs (2908 posts) -

Leonardo Dicaprio

Cate Blanchett

#6 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

Sunny Leone.

#7 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

That feel when you haven't heard of any of those people.

themajormayor

I remember you saying you saw Love Actually. Laura Linney was in that.

#8 Posted by themajormayor (25675 posts) -

[QUOTE="themajormayor"][QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

That feel when you haven't heard of any of those people.

DharmaMember77

I remember you saying you saw Love Actually. Laura Linney was in that.

Was she the girl acting in the porn? I agree with PSH though.
#9 Posted by FMAB_GTO (14385 posts) -
Robert Downey Jr. he's the best!
#10 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

Daniel Day Lewis in all two of his films released the previous decade.

#11 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

Daniel Day Lewis in all two of his films released the previous decade.

TheFallenDemon

He was in four films this past decade

#12 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

[QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

[QUOTE="themajormayor"]themajormayor

I remember you saying you saw Love Actually. Laura Linney was in that.

Was she the girl acting in the porn? I agree with PSH though.

I haven't gotten around to watching it yet all I know is her character's name is sarah.

#13 Posted by mexicangordo (8631 posts) -

If you are talking about who starred in the most and received the most praise then its easily.

Actor- Brad Pitt, Ryan Gossilin, Sean Penn

Actress-Meryl Streep

#14 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheFallenDemon"]

Daniel Day Lewis in all two of his films released the previous decade.

DharmaMember77

He was in four films this past decade


No, that was Donald Day Louis.

#15 Posted by johnd13 (7913 posts) -

I will go for Tom Cruise. He' s so awesome!

#16 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

I will go for Tom Cruise. He' s so awesome!

johnd13


Gotta love dem guys with their Scientology and taller girl fetishes.

#17 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

[QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

[QUOTE="TheFallenDemon"]

Daniel Day Lewis in all two of his films released the previous decade.

TheFallenDemon

He was in four films this past decade


No, that was Donald Day Louis.

His evil twin?

#18 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -
actor - I dunno, PSH is a fine choice. Michael Shannon, maybe. It's easy for me to forget actors. actress - Zhao Tao
#19 Posted by Aljosa23 (24605 posts) -

Actor - Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lee Byung-hun
Actress - Juliette Binoche

#20 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheFallenDemon"]

[QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

He was in four films this past decade

DharmaMember77


No, that was Donald Day Louis.

His evil twin?


All part of the evil space norweigian conspiracy

#21 Posted by Laihendi (5800 posts) -
Elijah Wood for sure.
#22 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -
#23 Posted by narlymech (937 posts) -

Christian Bale and Cameron Diaz would be my guesses

#24 Posted by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

Liam Neeson and Jessica Alba

#25 Posted by Laihendi (5800 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"]Elijah Wood for sure.DharmaMember77

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B08BAHGJ_bM

You can laugh all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that he had the leading role in the most ambitious and commercially successful film trilogy in history.
#26 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -

poop

#28 Posted by Laihendi (5800 posts) -

poop

WolfattheDoor34
Yeah you better edit that post.
#29 Posted by Aljosa23 (24605 posts) -

[QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

[QUOTE="Laihendi"]Elijah Wood for sure.Laihendi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B08BAHGJ_bM

You can laugh all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that he had the leading role in the most ambitious and commercially successful film trilogy in history.

Leading role? He wasn't even the best hobbit.

#30 Posted by Laihendi (5800 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"][QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B08BAHGJ_bM

Aljosa23

You can laugh all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that he had the leading role in the most ambitious and commercially successful film trilogy in history.

Leading role? He wasn't even the best hobbit.

Quality of acting doesn't determine which role is the lead. The script does.
#31 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

[QUOTE="Laihendi"]Elijah Wood for sure.Laihendi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B08BAHGJ_bM

You can laugh all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that he had the leading role in the most ambitious and commercially successful film trilogy in history.

Leading role? It was an ensemble cast for f*ck's sake.

#32 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -
can't we just ignore the Elijah Wood/Pokemon fanatic?
#33 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28010 posts) -
Nice tumblr, Laihendi.
#34 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

I think Nicolas Kim Coppola is also an actor that defined the 00s

#35 Posted by Author_Jerry (564 posts) -

Basically which actor and actress do you feel has starred in more memorable movies in the past 12 years than any other?

Actor- Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actress- A tie between Juliette Binoche and Laura Linney

DharmaMember77
I happened to watch Mystic River this morning, and I didn't see anything noteworthy in Laura Linney's performance. Am I missing something? Now, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Marcia Gay Hardin were all excellent, however. And I'm curious: Why Juliette Binoche?
#36 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -

I think Nicolas Kim Coppola is also an actor that defined the 00s

TheFallenDemon

he really did though - one great film/perfromance (Bad Lieutenant), two very good ones (The Weather Man, Adaptation), a bunch of entertaining stuff, and some of the most hilariously bad films of all time (Next!)

#37 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

[QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

Basically which actor and actress do you feel has starred in more memorable movies in the past 12 years than any other?

Actor- Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actress- A tie between Juliette Binoche and Laura Linney

Author_Jerry

I happened to watch Mystic River this morning, and I didn't see anything noteworthy in Laura Linney's performance. Am I missing something? Now, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Marcia Gay Hardin were all excellent, however. And I'm curious: Why Juliette Binoche?

I don't think they really gave Linney much to do in Mystic River compared to all of the other actors in it so while it was a notable film in her career its not really the best showcase for her talent.

But if you look at the rest of her filmography from the 2000's: You Can Count on Me, The Squid and the Whale, The House of Mirth, Kinsey, The Savages etc. You can see why I put her up there.

As for Binoche she has worked with some of the greatest modern directors such as Haneke, Assayas, Hsiao-Hsien, and Kiarostami how could you not put her up there?

#38 Posted by Author_Jerry (564 posts) -

[QUOTE="Author_Jerry"][QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

Basically which actor and actress do you feel has starred in more memorable movies in the past 12 years than any other?

Actor- Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actress- A tie between Juliette Binoche and Laura Linney

DharmaMember77

I happened to watch Mystic River this morning, and I didn't see anything noteworthy in Laura Linney's performance. Am I missing something? Now, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Marcia Gay Hardin were all excellent, however. And I'm curious: Why Juliette Binoche?

I don't think they really gave Linney much to do in Mystic River compared to all of the other actors in it so while it was a notable film in her career its not really the best showcase for her talent.

But if you look at the rest of her filmography from the 2000's: You Can Count on Me, The Squid and the Whale, The House of Mirth, Kinsey, The Savages etc. You can see why I put her up there.

As for Binoche she has worked with some of the greatest modern directors such as Haneke, Assayas, Hsiao-Hsien, and Kiarostami how could you not put her up there?

I ask because I'm not a film buff. ;) I took a look at her filmography and saw Chocolat and a bunch of movies I've never heard of before. You make a good point about Linney's role in Mystic River. The most I had heard of Linney came from an interview for a USA Today article when her TV Show The Big C first aired, and then forgot about her. I'm not a TV buff, either . . .
#39 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

[QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

[QUOTE="Author_Jerry"] I happened to watch Mystic River this morning, and I didn't see anything noteworthy in Laura Linney's performance. Am I missing something? Now, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Marcia Gay Hardin were all excellent, however. And I'm curious: Why Juliette Binoche?Author_Jerry

I don't think they really gave Linney much to do in Mystic River compared to all of the other actors in it so while it was a notable film in her career its not really the best showcase for her talent.

But if you look at the rest of her filmography from the 2000's: You Can Count on Me, The Squid and the Whale, The House of Mirth, Kinsey, The Savages etc. You can see why I put her up there.

As for Binoche she has worked with some of the greatest modern directors such as Haneke, Assayas, Hsiao-Hsien, and Kiarostami how could you not put her up there?

I ask because I'm not a film buff. ;) I took a look at her filmography and saw Chocolat and a bunch of movies I've never heard of before. You make a good point about Linney's role in Mystic River. The most I had heard of Linney came from an interview for a USA Today article when her TV Show The Big C first aired, and then forgot about her. I'm not a TV buff, either . . .

Yeah she was also in that HBO mini-series John Adams with Paul Giamatti. Binoche is mostly an international actress (English Patient is probably the most notable american film she was in) so if you're not a film buff the chances of you hearing about her are slim.

#40 Posted by thebest31406 (3314 posts) -
Daniel Day Lewis, Sean Penn and Philip Seymour Hoffman come to mind. What's Hoffman doing these days anyhow?
#41 Posted by Laihendi (5800 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"]You can laugh all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that he had the leading role in the most ambitious and commercially successful film trilogy in history.worlock77

Leading role? It was an ensemble cast for f*ck's sake.

Frodo's quest to destroy the ring is the central aspect of the story. Everything and everyone else is auxiliary to that.

Nice tumblr, Laihendi.sammyjenkis898
Thank you

#42 Posted by ethanradd (654 posts) -
As for actors it's easily a tie between Leo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt, they have managed to keep a fine balance between quantity, quality, diversity and commercial success, I cant think of anyone who comes close As for actresses, I cant really say at the moment,
#43 Posted by free_milk (4368 posts) -
Rowan Acktinson aka mr bean
#44 Posted by Author_Jerry (564 posts) -
Daniel Day Lewis, Sean Penn and Philip Seymour Hoffman come to mind. What's Hoffman doing these days anyhow?thebest31406
I've heard his performance as a cult(-ish?) leader in The Master is Oscar-worthy. You can bet he'll at least be nominated.
#45 Posted by lo_Pine (5048 posts) -
Meryl Streep and Will Ferrell or Jake Gyllenhal because he made out with a guy
#46 Posted by Aljosa23 (24605 posts) -

Quality of acting doesn't determine which role is the lead. The script does.Laihendi
Thankfully the script didn't make it seem like Frodo was the lead. If you were to pick a lead in the trilogy it would be Aragorn.

#47 Posted by Laihendi (5800 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"]Quality of acting doesn't determine which role is the lead. The script does.Aljosa23

Thankfully the script didn't make it seem like Frodo was the lead. If you were to pick a lead in the trilogy it would be Aragorn.

Aragorn? Where was Aragorn when the story began in the Shire? Where was Aragorn when the fellowship finally ended with the sailing of Frodo and Gandalf from the Grey Havens? Aragorn was most certainly not the lead role. The story begins and ends in the Shire. Granted it begins with Bilbo and ends with Sam, Frodo is still clearly featured more prominently than either of those characters.
#48 Posted by johnd13 (7913 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

[QUOTE="Laihendi"]Quality of acting doesn't determine which role is the lead. The script does.Laihendi

Thankfully the script didn't make it seem like Frodo was the lead. If you were to pick a lead in the trilogy it would be Aragorn.

Aragorn? Where was Aragorn when the story began in the Shire? Where was Aragorn when the fellowship finally ended with the sailing of Frodo and Gandalf from the Grey Havens? Aragorn was most certainly not the lead role. The story begins and ends in the Shire. Granted it begins with Bilbo and ends with Sam, Frodo is still clearly featured more prominently than either of those characters.

I agree that Frodo had the leading role but Aragorn (and maybe Gandalf) wasn' t too far away in terms of importance. Actually the difference in significance of role between those three was pretty small. But even marginally, Frodo was the "main" one.

edit:IMO of course.

#49 Posted by XilePrincess (13115 posts) -

What do you mean 'dominated'? Been in the most films? Been in the best films? Made the most money? I'd say the Harry Potter cast. A lot of them were nobodies, or had only had small gigs. Even the seasoned actors who many of the younger generation had never heard of became household names. I don't think anything has been bigger than Harry Potter in the 2000s.

Even Robert Pattinson, he was MADE by Harry Potter. He only ended up in Twilight BECAUSE OF being skyrocketed to fame from his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

#50 Posted by shadowkiller11 (7953 posts) -
Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling if you count his recent films. I don't know It's not that I don't follow actors it's just when I'm into a particular actor I'll watch his filmography soon after and then move onto the next director, actor, actress, well received film etc. I also don't really follow release dates that closely.