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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?

by Anonymousreply 3403/18/2013

Judy

by Anonymousreply 103/17/2013

I don't know anyone who thinks he's the best actor of any century.

Why do you keep bringing up Heath Ledger?

by Anonymousreply 203/17/2013

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'.

by Anonymousreply 503/17/2013

Ledger was a good actor, but come on OP.

by Anonymousreply 603/17/2013

[quote][R2] Because I heart him.

Why?

by Anonymousreply 703/17/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 803/17/2013

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??

by Anonymousreply 903/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1003/17/2013

Ben Franklin? Puh-leeze. Gangster and counterfeiter.

by Anonymousreply 1103/17/2013

OP, I hear Heath calling you. He's right there, right over the ledge. If you jump you can meet him quicker!!

by Anonymousreply 1203/17/2013

Man, I was thinking Einstein, Newton, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1303/17/2013

Princess Diana, obviously!

by Anonymousreply 1403/17/2013

Unless you believe in reincarnation, people really don't come along more than once ever.

by Anonymousreply 1503/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1603/17/2013

OP, he is essentially already forgotten about...life moves on.

by Anonymousreply 1703/17/2013

OP, Heath is dead. HE'S DEAD! DEAD! HEATH IS DEAD!

Okay, he's fine. He sends his love.

by Anonymousreply 1803/17/2013

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Steven Spielburg.

I think that takes care of the Stevens.

by Anonymousreply 1903/17/2013

I thought if I ignored this thread (I'd've been the first R), it would go away.

by Anonymousreply 2003/17/2013

Brent Corrigan

by Anonymousreply 2103/17/2013

What about Connie Stevens?

by Anonymousreply 2203/17/2013

Rula Lenska

by Anonymousreply 2303/17/2013

Oh hi Heath Ledger Troll.

Mind if I call you... MARY!

by Anonymousreply 2403/17/2013

Gee, I would have agreed with you if you'd said every four hundred years.

by Anonymousreply 2503/17/2013

bump

by Anonymousreply 2603/18/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 2703/18/2013

The self-actualized Oprah Winfrey.

by Anonymousreply 2803/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2903/18/2013

You do realize if he hadn't died he would have disappointed you by now?

by Anonymousreply 3003/18/2013

Juice Newton.

by Anonymousreply 3103/18/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3203/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3303/18/2013

Tesla and any other visionary.

Film visionaries without whom cinema would not be what it is today:

D.W.Griffith

Orson Welles

Hitchcock

Bunuel

Godard

A lot of the names R29 mentions.

by Anonymousreply 3403/18/2013
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