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Initial post: Oct 5, 2012 3:38:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 5, 2012 4:19:50 AM PDT
"Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made."

Howzit, folks.

Heaven is compiling a dream cast, and needs our help. Hell, not to be outdone, needs its own cast of thesps. We, the Amazon movie "experts", shall decide who goes up, and who goes down. This is not a fame game. Votes should not be cast on who is more famous. Votes should be cast on who you like, and who you don't like. If you know nothing of an actor, leave 'em be (or get out there and watch some of that actors films, STAT!).

As much as this is a game, it's also a place for chat. Praise or deride, it's all good.

Rules.
7 names at all times.
1 up-vote, 1 down-vote each, per day, following the PST timeline provided by Ammy.
10 points sends an actor above the clouds.
0 points sends an actor down below, where the boards are burnin' and the coffee is always hot, Hot, HOT!
After an actor ascends or descends, the next poster adds a new name to the list at 5 points, unless you choose to vote on that actor, where the points tally will start at either 4 or 6.

I think that covers it. Without further ado...curtains please......

Bette Davis - 5
Nicolas Cage - 5
Charlton Heston - 5
Edward G. Robinson - 5
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 5
Frances McDormand - 5

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 3:40:37 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 5, 2012 4:23:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2013 11:47:57 PM PDT
Actor's Pantheon
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Bob Balaban
Eric "Chop Chop" Bana
Annette Bening
Cate Blanchett
Helena Bonham Carter
Powers Boothe
Jeff Bridges
Ellen Burstyn
Steve Buscemi
Michael Caine
John Candy
Robert Carlyle
Keith Carradine
Chris Cooper
Marion Cotillard
John Cusack
Jeff Daniels
Bette Davis
Daniel Day-Lewis
Marlene Dietrich
Matt Dillon
Peter Dinklage
Colin Firth
Sally Field
William Fichtner
Harrison Ford
Jodie Foster
Michael Gambon
John Goodman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Cary Grant
Christopher Guest
Richard Harris
Ethan Hawke
Katharine Hepburn
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Dennis Hopper
Holly Hunter
Dianne Keaton
Nicole Kidman
Heath Ledger
Tommy Lee Jones
Jamie Lee Curtis
John Lithgow
Malcolm McDowell
Shirley MacLaine
John Malkovich
Jeanne Moreau
Emily Mortimer
Bill "The King" Murray
Paul Newman
Jack Nicholson
Gary Oldman
Nancy Olson
Al Pacino
Amanda Plummer
Natalie Portman
Noomi Rapace
Robert Redford
John C. Reilly
Thelma Ritter
Edward G. Robinson
Gena Rowlands
Saul Rubinek
Kurt Russell
Rosalind Russell
George C. Scott
Martin Sheen
Maggie Smith
Sissy Spacek
Audrey Tautou
David Thewlis
Jack Thompson
Lily Tomlin
Christopher Walken
Naomi Watts
Sigourney Weaver
Jobeth Williams
Debra Winger
Kate Winslet
Reese Witherspoon
Natalie Wood
Joanne Woodward

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Actor's leaky basement....
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Jennifer Aniston
Gemma Arterton
Sean Astin
William Atherton
Justin Baratha
Drew Barrymore
Dirk Benedict
Halle Berry
Charles Bronson
Gary Busey
Nicolas Cage
Phoebe Cates
Cedric the Entertainer
Dave Chappelle
Don Cheadle
Bradley Cooper
Tom Cruise
Johnny Depp
Zooey Deschanel
David Duchovny
Emilio Estevez
Ralph Fiennes
Jane Fonda
Greta Garbo
Mel Gibson
Bobcat Goldthwait
Gilbert Gottfried
Luis Guzman
Jake Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Lance Henriksen
Charlton Heston
Jonah Hill
Katie Holmes
C. Thomas Howell
Kate Hudson
Samuel L. Jackson
Toby Jones
Shia LaBeouf
Jessica Lange
Traci Lords
Bam Margera
Steve Martin
Rose McGowan
Mike Myers
Ellen Page
Gwyneth Paltrow
Simon Pegg
Basil Rathbone
Keanu Reeves
Judge Reinhold
Paul Reubens
Alan Rickman
Molly Ringwald
Julia Roberts
Seth Rogan
Charlie Sheen
Martin Short
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sylvester Stallone
Bruce Willis

After Overture, curtains, lights, This is it, you'll hit the heights
And oh what heights we'll hit, On with the show this is it.

Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 5
Charlton Heston - 4
Edward G. Robinson - 5
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 5
Frances McDormand - 5

Plus Bette Davis eyes
Minus The Hess

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 6:03:59 AM PDT
After THANK YOU Sloany for starting this game!!

Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 5
Charlton Heston - 4
Edward G. Robinson - 6
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 4
Frances McDormand - 5

Plus EGR
Minus Gibson (sorry, I know he's a fellow Aussie...)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 6:44:47 AM PDT
Nah, nah...don't you go trying to foist Mad Mel back onto us. We'll claim *part* of Mel, but once that accent goes, it's all over red rover in a convertible careening through Malibu with a half-empty bottle of Vodka raised to the sky as Vladeesha polishes the gearstick.

Mad Max rules. Totally rules. Take Mad Max out of the equation...slim pickings.

Anyway, you guys get Mel, we get Don Lane!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Lane

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 6:53:26 AM PDT
C. J. Vasta says:
After He's only an Aussie when directed by George Miller

Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 5
Charlton Heston - 4
Edward G. Robinson - 7
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 4
Frances McDormand - 5

Plus EGR
Minus nobody for now

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 10:47:12 AM PDT
Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 6
Charlton Heston - 4
Edward G. Robinson - 7
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 3
Frances McDormand - 5

+1 Cage
- Gibson

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 1:49:33 PM PDT
After Mr. T.,

Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 5
Charlton Heston - 4
Edward G. Robinson - 7
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 3
Frances McDormand - 6

+ Frances McDormand
- Nicolas Cage (that was hard... I don't dislike any of these actors, but Cage has been off his game more than the rest)

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 1:57:21 PM PDT
After Ŗśkyr ~ Undead in Castle Courtempierre:

Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 4
Charlton Heston - 4
Edward G. Robinson - 7
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 4
Frances McDormand - 6

+ Mel (For his acting...not his personal life)
- Nic (He's had more truly mediocre performances than the others put together)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 5:42:59 PM PDT
"that was hard"

I very purposely listed names that would make decisions difficult. The obvious two are Cage and Gibson. Two guys who are well liked when on song, but have the ability to irk some fans too. Very hard names for some to decide on.

I like Mel and Cage, but a glance through the filmography reveals a string of second rate films that aren't exactly salvageable for the turns. At some stage the weight of junk counts. Of the two, for mine, Cage is the hardest to decide on which way to vote. He has all these great/good roles, and all these bad/awful roles.

One thing I know for sure, I hope Cage comes back to injecting those moments of gold in-between the not-so-gold moments. He used to. The last film of his that I was really impressed with was 'The Weather Man'. Usually, he'd then do a couple of "entertaining" films, then return to more serious terrain, but it's been a while between drinks.

He currently has 11 films listed on IMDb as completed, post production, filming, and announced. Of interest is the Charlie Kaufman directed 'Frank or Francis' (A satire of Hollywood set to music, where a film director feuds with a blogger.), a possible return to form of David Gordan Green with 'Joe' (a redemptive tale). The rest seem to be ho-hum, even though secretly I kinda look forward to 'National Treasure 3'.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 6:33:00 PM PDT
Re: "He has all these great/good roles, and all these bad/awful roles."

Mickey Rourke and Michael Madson are two others that come to mind like that, who have a long string of B and C and D-grade misses to go along with their standout pluses.
For women, I'd put Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger in that category. Some A-list actresses have just as many substandard roles and the C-list men.

Re: "secretly I kinda look forward to 'National Treasure 3'"<

Hmm, I might keep that a secret.
If that was an embarrassing revelation in any way, I may have you beat: I saw 'First Daughter' TWO times in theaters, and I wasn't going for Katie Holmes or any of the actors in it. Michael Keaton did alright as the Mr. President, but it was honestly the photography that drew me in. Amazingly beautiful color worthy of a late-'50s Doris Day movie. Forest Whitaker's direction raises slightly above the duties of traffic cop.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 9:42:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 5, 2012 9:43:04 PM PDT
I can't criticize what I haven't seen (re: First Daughter)....but it's not looking good for you, Jon. Maybe we'll call it a tie.

This reminds me of that convo between George and Jerry.....

JERRY: You have no idea what an idiot I am. Elaine just gave me a chance to get out and I didn't take it. (Points to himself) This is an idiot.

GEORGE: Is that right? (Showing him up) I just threw away a lifetime of guilt-free sex and floor seats for ever sporting event in Madison Square Garden. So please, a little respect. For I am Costanza. Lord of the Idiots!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 10:30:32 PM PDT
About "You have no idea what an idiot I am...Lord of the Idiots" - George/Jerry - I just saw that episode last night!

Posted on Oct 6, 2012 12:29:21 AM PDT
C. J. Vasta says:
After mr. critic:

Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 4
Charlton Heston - 4
Edward G. Robinson - 8
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 4
Frances McDormand - 6

+ Edward G. Robinson
- No one

Posted on Oct 6, 2012 1:32:27 AM PDT
After CJ,

Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 4
Charlton Heston - 3
Edward G. Robinson - 9
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 4
Frances McDormand - 6

Plus Eddie G
Minus Charlie Hess

Posted on Oct 6, 2012 3:10:18 AM PDT
So, what are we gonna call this Actors Heaven and Hell?

Any suggestions?

Posted on Oct 6, 2012 7:24:51 AM PDT
After our OP,

Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 4
Charlton Heston - 3
Edward G. Robinson - 10 (next player add, please)
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 4
Frances McDormand - 6

Plus EGR
Minus the Melster

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2012 7:27:12 AM PDT
What are those phrases used when projects are given the go-ahead or lost in limbo, which mean life or death to an actor?

Actors Given the Green Light
Actors In Development

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2012 10:22:51 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2012 10:24:03 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2012 3:13:30 PM PDT
After Mischief,

Bette Davis - 6
Nicolas Cage - 3
Charlton Heston - 3
Philip Seymour Hoffman - 5
Kate Winslet - 5
Mel Gibson - 4
Frances McDormand - 7

- H. I.
+ Dot

Posted on Oct 6, 2012 3:14:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 6, 2012 5:55:02 PM PDT
Stanislavski's Method to Supreme Realism
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Edward G. Robinson

Troy McClure's 'So You Want to Be A Star' Night School
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2012 5:45:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 6, 2012 5:45:22 PM PDT
As a starting point, that'll do just just fine.

The evolution of the titles is your hands folks. I like to share the workload, you see. Call it smart management, or call it lazy.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2012 5:51:19 PM PDT
That's the way it morphed in the Movie game, so I thought 'why not?'...

Whoever's responsibility it is to enter actors into their respective destinations, gets to decide what's apposite heavenly and un-heavenly.

Posted on Oct 6, 2012 8:09:17 PM PDT
Hitchcock's Casting Couch
Uwe Boll's Casting Couch
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