Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight


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Tim Curry is an actor's actor. He has down countless roles over the years, starting with his starring role as an alien transvestite in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1985, he would get two of his most inconic roles, those being Darkness, a giant horned demon in Ridley Scott's Legend, and Wadsworth in Jonathan Lynn's Clue. Finally, in 1995, he'd take on the role of Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island.

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Bill Murray. He had a number of fairly distinct periods: early on he was the SNL guy you got when you needed smarm and pure, unadulterated sarcasm (Stripes, Meatballs, Ghostbusters) or insanity (Caddyshack). Then came a middle period where he was doing a lot of crap, but with some intelligent (Groundhog Day) or at least interesting (What About Bob?) films snuck in there. Finally, he boarded the Wes Anderson train, where we saw that he had a lot of acting ability and deep reservoirs of sadness and anger that could be tapped for great effect (Rushmore, Lost in Translation, The Royal Tenenbaums).

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Timothy Dalton should happen in 2016. I've not seen much of him aside from his TV work and the Bond films, and from what I gather he either finds himself doing genre work or lousy movies. For a man who maintains the level of respect and dignity he's amassed despite some questionable roles, that's gotta be interesting to investigate.

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How about two actors who wound up being in award winning/nominated movies virtually every major release.

One being one of the biggest icons in Hollywood history, while the other seemed poised to eventually break out of a "That Guy" supporting role character actor mold, despite at least one iconic role to his credit.

Of course the former, James Dean achieved his icon status more due to the cult of personality that follows not only him, but his time in American pop culture, the 1950s. Specifically with his untimely car crash death that made his best known work posthumous releases.

The latter, John Cazale, besides being Fredo Corleone in The Godfather and The Godfather II and archive footage in The Godfather III (granted YMMV with it being Oscar nom worthy or not, of course), every movie he was in got a Best Picture nomination; The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter.  The last released after Cazale's death from lung cancer at the age of 42.

 

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I'd like to hear you guys talk about a classic Hollywood actor like Cary Grant (if he fits the criteria). Or if not that, maybe a Hitchcock episode, I'm sure one or the other of you has seen Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo etc. It's a guaranteed quality group of films and it'll broaden your horizons far better than Halle Berry month.

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