People who come along only once every two to three hundred years (who do you think possess this sort of quality?)
I think there won't be another actor like Heath Ledger for another two to three hundred years. Actors with his sort of talent are rarely very rare.
Who do you think possess this sort of quality and why and do you think Heath Ledger is THE best actor of the last two centuries?
I don't know anyone who thinks he's the best actor of any century.
Why do you keep bringing up Heath Ledger?
R2 Because I heart him.
Gay men revere Heath Ledger because he played that masculine bi cowboy in BBM. It's every queer's fantasy to bag a straight-acting mo (preferably a top).
If I had to guess, OP, I'd say he had no personality of his own so when he put on someone else's, it went deeper and farther than other actors'.
Ledger was a good actor, but come on OP.
[quote][R2] Because I heart him.
So this troll is back being silly about the talents of a sluggish, mumbling drughead of moderate talent who couldn't tell when he was ODing?
Once in 300 years?
How about a dime a dozen, chump?
Reading the title of the thread, I thought we would be talking about the likes of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Michelangelo, Ben Franklin or even Judy Garland.
But Heath Ledger??
Heath Ledger was not a great actor. He was more Jack Nicholson (a good caricaturist) than a Daniel Day Lewis or Denzel Washington (ACTORS...all caps). He wouldn't have even won an Oscar if he hadn't died of a drug overdose and left behind a popular ex-girlfriend and pwoor wittle gwirl.
Ben Franklin? Puh-leeze. Gangster and counterfeiter.
OP, I hear Heath calling you. He's right there, right over the ledge. If you jump you can meet him quicker!!
Man, I was thinking Einstein, Newton, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, etc.
Princess Diana, obviously!
Unless you believe in reincarnation, people really don't come along more than once ever.
You all better just let this thread die. Mary-Kate Olson will be pissed if she finds out people are digging through the skeletons in Heath's closet. And you don't want to see her when she's pissed.
OP, he is essentially already forgotten about...life moves on.
OP, Heath is dead. HE'S DEAD! DEAD! HEATH IS DEAD!
Okay, he's fine. He sends his love.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
I think that takes care of the Stevens.
I thought if I ignored this thread (I'd've been the first R), it would go away.
What about Connie Stevens?
Oh hi Heath Ledger Troll.
Mind if I call you... MARY!
Gee, I would have agreed with you if you'd said every four hundred years.
200 or 300 years? So we are ignoring Olivier, Richardson, Guinness, Gielgud, etc. - after all they were just stage actors who made some variable movies!
The self-actualized Oprah Winfrey.
I dunno about every 200-300 years- in that catagory you have to place people like, Churchill, Lincoln, Gandi, Picasso, Mozart, Bethoven... and more like 100 years.
Now in the 50 year category in terms of entertainers, Garland, Sinatra, Streisand, Streep, Day Lewis, Tracy, Hepburn, Davis, Beatles (John Lennon), Dylan, maybe Hendrix, Holiday, Ella, Armstrong (basically brought jazz North), Ray Charles, Elvis. In terms of sheer charisma as actors on screen I would include Grant, Taylor, Loren, Garbo, Gable, Newman. Then you have to include the creative geniuses from directors to people like Gates and Jobs in the business world, along with Rockefeller, Henry Ford and few more like that-those tycoons whose businesses changes the world.
You do realize if he hadn't died he would have disappointed you by now?
[quote]Heath Ledger was not a great actor. He was more Jack Nicholson (a good caricaturist) than a Daniel Day Lewis or Denzel Washington (ACTORS...all caps). He wouldn't have even won an Oscar if he hadn't died of a drug overdose and left behind a popular ex-girlfriend and pwoor wittle gwirl.
That's not true. He disappeared into roles so completely that it can take a while to realize it's him. His death was a great loss.
I agree there are rare types, but I would never NEVER consider Heath Ledger one of them! A reasonably good, yet dissipated pretty boy actor with a few good roles who died young due to his drug addiction. I think he's fun and hammy in Batman, but the adulation is puzzling. He's filed under "No Big Deal" to me, but to each his own.
Tesla and any other visionary.
Film visionaries without whom cinema would not be what it is today:
A lot of the names R29 mentions.