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’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Actors’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Actors’

It’s Sunday night, so that means we’re ready for another installment of ’30-YOC’s Top Ten’.

Tonight I am going to present you with my top ten actors list.  And while this list may be highly debatable by some, I have to believe that your preference for the style of entertainment that you like will dictate that actors that appeal to you.

With that being said, you won’t find Robert DeNiro or Jack Nicholson on my list.  No Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell either…

Ok, Let’s get this started!!!

Honorable Mention:  Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, Forrest Whitaker, Robert Duval, and John Travolta.

10.  Tom Hanks – Completed the cycle of comedic actor to dramatic actor better than anyone I have ever seen.  I just wish that he would work more…

9.  Leonardo DiCaprio – Probably the biggest box office draw of our generation.  Leo is solid as a lead actor, and performs each role brilliantly.  I would love to see him take on smaller, more minor roles.  Teaming him up with other top-notch talent would earn him even more praise.

8.  Keifer Sutherland – Known primarily for his role on 24, Sutherland was phenomenal as Jack Bauer.  On film, he is just as good – and he plays one hell of a bad guy!!

7.  Ben Stiller – The only truly comedic actor I care for.  And while some of his roles are questionable, Stiller is very funny.  But please, no more Focker sequels.

6.  Samuel L. Jackson – An absolute scene stealer.  I would guess that Jackson has one memorable scene in every movie he has been in – even the bad ones.  It’s very hard not to pay attention to him when he is on the screen.

5.  Christian Bale – Probably the most talented guy in the industry today.  Bale gets into his character like no other actor around.  And the roles are edgy – and pulled off to perfection each time.

4.  Ed Norton – So good.  If Norton stuck to dramatic and suspenseful roles, his star would elevate to the next level.  His timing is solid – now he needs to work on script selection.

3.  Mark Wahlberg – Wow, I really enjoy almost every film he has done – and I have seen them all.  Wahlberg has become an A-List actor over the last decade, and he continues to get better.  It’s just a matter of time before he is holding an Oscar.

2.  Denzel Washington – Simply superb.  Denzel never does anything poorly – even his bad films.  His ability to dominate the screen is unparalleled by any of his peers. Every role he tackles is convincing.

1.  Kevin Bacon – My favorite.  I just wish that he would work more often.  Bacon is such a talented guy; I cannot say that I have ever seen him in a bad movie.  And his ability to pull off all roles is excellent – while my preference is for him to be in dark films where he can play a ‘bad’ guy!

And there it is!!!! 

Give me your thoughts.  And let me knows who cracks your list.

Oh, and next week we’re talking college football as I offer up my ‘Top Ten Canes’ of All-time.  This one will be ‘All About The U’!!!

Thank you.

Celebrity First Pitch – Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Here is possibly the tallest ‘First Pitch’ ever thrown out at a baseball game.  None other than Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer, the great Kareem Abdul -Jabbar. 

I’ve always admired Kareem as a player, and I have to admit that seeing him in the movie “Airplane” made me an even bigger fan of his!!!  ‘My name is Roger Murdoch, I’m an airplane pilot.’

Rent This Movie: Bigger, Faster, Stronger.

I watched this movie last night and with all of the recent and non-stop talk about steroids in sports and specifically in baseball, I thouhgt I would put this out there as a recommendation for you to watch.

This film is a documentary about 3 brothers that grew up in an age when being the best meant being bigger, faster, and stronger than the competition.  Like many of us, these 3 guys idolized the same sports heroes that we did in our youth – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jose Canseco, Hulk Hogan, and others.  Yet 2 of these 3 brothers were unable to accomplish what they wanted in the gym or on the playing field so they turned to steroids as a means to get bigger, faster, and stronger.

Some of the more interesting parts of the film entail dealing with the parents of these 3 guys as the father certainly has an inkling of what they’re doing while the mom doesn’t.  Also, one of the guys is a high school football coach and family man and it’s very interesting to see how his students and especially his wife feel about the choices he’s made.  And this film also provides quite a bit of humor as the narrator and star of the film, Christopher Bell, interviews people all across America about the use of illegal steroids and the effect they are having on people of all ages.

I don’t want to provide all of the details of the film, just a summary and a recommendation to check it out if it sounds entertaining to you.  It should be noted that since the release of this documentary one of the brothers, Mike Bell, passed away at the age of 37 quite possibly due to the effects that steroids had on his body. 

Check out the trailer:

I just don’t get it…

I am the first to admit that I have a juvenile sense of humor.  Everything about my personality screams responsibile and sensible.  But when it comes to comedy, I am 12 years old.

Fart jokes make me laugh hysterically.  If I catch Tommy Boy or Dumb and Dumber on the television I stay glued to it even though I know what’s going to happen.  You would think that the effect of seeing these types of movies would begin to erode the effect it has on me, but much to my wife’s dismay it doesn’t.

But this is just one thing I don’t get!!