This is not the best title; but I want to ask, Who do/did you really like for their acting? (That can be combine with star power.)
The Old-Time Movie Stars
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Bogart, he was so cool.
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Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Spencer Tracy, Ronald Colman, Claude Rains.
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I endorse most of the others, and add William Powell and Myrna Loy.
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Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant, and Carole Lombard
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To Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Bette Davis, and Claude Rains I would add Margaret Sullavan, Robert Montgomery, and Ida Lupino.
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Bette Davis, Cary Grant (one of my absolute favorites), Katherine Hepburn (when she wasn't too mannered), Judy Garland (of course--the greatest musical comedy star ever), and the fascinating Garbo.
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Bette Davis just all around.
Ava Gardner in terms of beauty and living her life on her own terms. She did not give a shit.
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Claude Rains, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Jack Lemmon, Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Jimmy Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Ida Lupino, Susan Hayward, Jimmy Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Laird Creiger, Merle Oberon, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Brando, James Dean, John Garfield, Montgomery Clift, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor.
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Audie Murphy, Cathleen Nesbitt, Robert Francis, Glenn Ford, Gia Scala, Yul Brynner, Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Guy Madison, Susan Hayward, Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Ingrid Bergman, Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy
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I've always liked Jennifer Jones.
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MGM's Crown Princess, Joan of Crawford!
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Those are great lists, & I'm particularly glad to see Claude Rains appreciated.
But where are George Sanders & Robert Mitchum?
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Robert Ryan. Yeah, he always played the same guy. But that guy was riveting.
And he makes my mangina misty.
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Women: Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Ingrid Bergman.
Men: Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Montgomery Clift.
Honorable mentions: James Garner - great in comedy & drama Susan Hayward - dramatic Brooklyn girl with pizzazz!
Totally overrated: Audrey Hepburn (don't get me started) James Stewart (same as above)
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Rita Hayworth (she was a pretty good actress, IMO)
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Robert Ryan was great in the Broadway musical "Mr. President." Robert Ryan and Robert Alda should have had the leads in the film version of "Guys and Dolls."
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Yes R22, I liked him in a few movies, a good underrated actor.
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Joan Blondell. Honest and real in everything she did.
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Henry Fonda, Frederic March, Charlie Chaplain, Tony Curtis, Doris Day, Claire Bloom, Tuesday Weld, Rod Steiger, Sean Connery, Vivien Merchant.
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Thank you, r15, for mentioning Audie Murphy. His "Red Badge of Courage" is brilliant. He was not only handsome; he was a completely natural and believable actor.
I'd add Robert Cummings, Fred MacMurray, Freddie Bartholomew, Anna Magnani, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Clifton Webb, and so many more great British actors.
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No love of Gregory Peck? He starred in some very well known movies, acted until he was in his 70s, was very handsome AND was a die-hard liberal Democrat.
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William Holden all the way!! From Rachel and The Stranger to Network.
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I love Gregory Peck but I think he has been mentioned upthread.
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Merle Oberon. Could not act her way out of a paper bag, but what a face!
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Nobody has mentioned Jean Arthur--quirky but a terrific comedian.
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I've always loved Marlene Dietrich. No one before or since was ever like her, and she's fun to watch on-screen. I wish I had been around to see her live performances.
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Some men who aren't the usual suspects:
Robert Ryan (though nice to see him already mentioned)
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To me the most beautiful were (besides Garbo) Vivien Leigh and Hedy Lamar.
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George C Scott
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Edna Mae Oliver
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Rosalind Russell was one of a kind, smart and funny and attractive. They don't make them like her anymore.
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Just enjoyed two Roz Russell movies on TCM.
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[quote]Robert Ryan and Robert Alda should have had the leads in the film version of "Guys and Dolls."
That's for sure. Sinatra and Brando were all wrong for that film.
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Guy Madison was gorgeous.
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Edna Mae Oliver
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Cary Grant. Could do drama and mad cap comedy with such elegance.
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