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message 1: by Daniel (new)

Daniel | 7 comments Classic actors whom I make a point of seeing their movies:

Cary Grant
William Holden
Spencer Tracy

Classic actresses whom I make a point of seeing their movies:

Katharine Hepburn
Jean Arthur
Barbara Stanwyck

message 2: by Robert (new)

Robert | 4 comments All good choices, but I'm going to go outside the box and cite as my favorite classic screen actor:

Fred MacMurray

Think about it. From "Double Indemnity" and "The Apartment" to "Murder He Says" and "The Gilded Lily," MacMurray could play it nasty or mean, romantic or funny. He was always believable, and you never saw the wheels turn.

message 3: by Daniel (new)

Daniel | 7 comments When the AFI did their tribute to Billy Wilder, MacMurray noted that of his whole film career, the only two films that people wanted to talk about were "Double Indemnity" and "The Apartment," the only two movies in which he played bad guys. He said that obviously Wilder saw something in him that nobody else did.

I recall reading that the reason Paramount let MacMurray play a killer in "Double Indemnity" was that it was the final film of his contract and so they didn't care about what it might do to his image. :)

message 4: by Louisa (new)

Louisa Teresa | 5 comments Mod
Audrey Hepburn
Elizabeth Taylor
INgred Burgman

Al Pacino ☺
Marlon Brando
James Caan
(notice all from the Godfather)
James Stewart

message 5: by Jade (last edited Oct 15, 2008 07:53AM) (new)

Jade (goodreadscomshoggoth) | 7 comments Lon Chaney Sr.,Clark Gable, William Powell
Marilyn Monroe, Carole Lombard, Clara Bow

message 6: by Kim (new)

Kim | 3 comments Are we doing "classic" here?

Katherine Hepburn
Lauren Bacall
Barbara Stanwyck
(and I can't get enough of Audrey and Bette movies either--oh and Gloria Swanson)

Cary Grant
Paul Newman
Jack Lemmon
(with a nod to Jimmy Stewart, William Holden, Spencer Tracy)

Yeah, I'm not good at narrowing favorites.

message 7: by Jade (new)

Jade (goodreadscomshoggoth) | 7 comments i had the same problem--I hate choosing just a few--so many great ones! Also love Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart

TheGirlBytheSeaofCortez (Madly77) Actress

Katharine Hepburn
Bette Davis
Myrna Loy


Cary Grant
Clark Gable
William Powell (ties with Humphrey Bogart)

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