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    Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    I think these guys and gals are the most versatile of our day. If any of them are in a movie, I'll definitely watch it.
    • Edward Norton
    • Steve Buscemi
    • Charlize Theron
    • John Malkovich
    • Paul Giamatti
    • Cate Blanchett
    Who are the most non-versatile actors/actresses with the most hype? Well, these are my picks.
    • Nicolas Cage (This guy can only play one role and never deviate from it)
    • Keanu Reeves
    • Mark Wahlberg
    So, who is on your list?

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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Most versatile:
    Denzel Washington
    Tom Hanks
    Brad Pitt(for the most part)

    Least versatile:
    Jack Black
    Jason Reitman



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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Based just on stuff I've seen lately:

    Robert Downey Jr.
    Denzel Washington
    Bradely Whitford (Just discovered "the Good Guys" on Hulu--really fun show)

    Digging deeper:

    Charlize Theron
    Hugh Laurie (have to go back and watch the Black Adders and Jeeve & Wooster to begin to appreciate what he is doing on House)
    Hugh Jackman (trying to remember Hugh Laurie's name triggered this one; when I lived overseas I watched a lot of his Australian stuff and was really impressed with how he did in American fare)
    Johnny Depp (recently watched the 21 Jump St pilot and Willy Wonka)
    Daniel Day Lewis
    Emma Thompson
    Heath Ledger (truly missed)
    Halle Berry
    Robert Duvall
    Liam Neeson
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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Men:
    Tom Hanks
    Johnny Depp

    Women:
    Cameron Diaz


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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Sorry Sir, but Cameron Diaz can't act to save her life. She's the female equalivent of Keanu Reeves. And not even a paperbag would help...


    Good:
    Definitely, Paul Giamanti. He is always great, no matter how bad the movie is (Planet of the Apes).

    Another good one would be Michael Sheen. Always a superb actor.

    Have made clear previously I'm a big Robert Downey, Jr fan. Just can't beat him when he's sober...

    David Tennant has all the makings of being on of the greats. But I admire that for the most part, he's playing "small" roles that he enjoys and that it appears to be more about the art than the money. Smart of him professionally though since he is so closely associated with Doctor Who.

    If she continues acting beyond "bit" roles, I believe Emma Watson could be a first class actress to be compared to the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, and the many other fine British actresses that have graced the silver screen.

    Helena Bonham Carter. She is into every role she plays, and genuinely impressed me in The King's Speech.

    Bad:
    Cameron Diaz - refer to beginning of post.
    Seth Rogen - I get he's a comedic actor, but he's really not that funny to me. He's a comedic Nicolas Cage, but without the Coppola family name to get him jobs. He's always the same actor in every film.
    Sam Worthington - He can't act. Another "actor" that is just the same thing over and over.
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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    No Will Smith? I know he's in a cult and all, but he seems pretty versatile.
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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by JuBru View Post
    Sorry Sir, but Cameron Diaz can't act to save her life.
    But she looks pretty damn versatile.

    Also wanted to add, Leonardo DiCaprio.

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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Tom Hanks is a great great actor, but versatile? Just because he played Forrest Gump?

    Probably won't make any list because he ain't PC, but Mel Gibson puts the V in versatile.

    Robert Duvall, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Paul Newman
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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Sir Anthony Hopkins!
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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Another versatile actor not mentioned...William H. Macy.

    What about Reese Witherspoon? She had great roles early in her career with darker movies like Election, Pleasantville, & Cruel Intentions. Since then, she's been in Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, and Walk the Line.

    Not so versatile actors/actresses (in no particular order)...Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson. I'm surprised no one mentioned Jennifer Lopez yet (so much hype and fame years ago, so many bad movies). I wouldn't call this next person an actor, but Larry the Cable Guy (other than Cars).
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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by TechAlum05 View Post
    Another versatile actor not mentioned...William H. Macy.

    What about Reese Witherspoon? She had great roles early in her career with darker movies like Election, Pleasantville, & Cruel Intentions. Since then, she's been in Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, and Walk the Line.

    Not so versatile actors/actresses (in no particular order)...Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson. I'm surprised no one mentioned Jennifer Lopez yet (so much hype and fame years ago, so many bad movies). I wouldn't call this next person an actor, but Larry the Cable Guy (other than Cars).
    What about Fear? Marky Mark played a surprisingly good role in that one.

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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    Sir Anthony Hopkins!
    Lately, I've only seen him play dark, sinister roles, but he plays them better than anyone can.

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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    DANE COOK IS AWFUL AT EVERYTHING HE DOES! He can not act. He is not funny.



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    Re: Who Do You Consider to be the Most Versatile Actors/Actresses of Today?

    Tracy Lords. most versatile of all
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