Do we all agree that Daniel Day-Lewis is STILL the greatest actor of his generation?

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#1

other than that silly film he did where there was singing and shit, I can’t think of him doing stuff that is anything other than fucking tremendous

thoughts?


#2

he’s no danny dyer


#3

Benefits from picking his roles very exclusively as well IMO.

Philip Seymour-Hoffman for me Silkz, Gandolfini would be right up there as well. It’s fucking awful that they’re both dead.


#4

agree on PSH, my man. beautiful actor, for sure


#5

always get him mixed up with darren day


#6

Gonna chuck Naomi Watts out there as well, she’s fucking wonderful.


#7

been digging oscar isaac of late


#8

Cate Blanchett or Tilda Swinton for me, Clive


#9

Simon Gregson


#10

both great


#11

Really been enjoying Julie Walters in National Treasure atm. She’s fucking brilliant


#12

Best thing about that show by a country mile.


#13

She was also great in Brooklyn (the last thing I saw her in). As was Saoirse(?) Ronan. She’s been great in everything I’ve seen her in actually


#14

not seen it but she’s always fucking brilliant, educating rita is a great film


#15

There’s hardly gonne be ONE person that’s “greatest of a generation” especially not while that generation is still active and all. But Day-Lewis is absolutely fucking tremendous, no doubt.


#16

Probably Johnny Depp


#17

if we’re just naming good actors then elizabeth moss


#18

why not?


#19

Barely seen any of his films, but he’s very good in Lincoln.


#20

Phillip Seymour Hoffman had an almost classless range. I don’t think there’s anyone he couldn’t have played,

A lot depends on what you want from an actor. If you want verisimilitude then someone like Nic Cage is a mile away from what you want but for intensity I think he deserves a mention. He walks a pretty unique line between art house cinema, main stream movies, b movie genre flics, and genuinely awful, made-for-tv level nonsense, and that’s kind of special. He’s doing a phenomenal job of writing himself off but he will end his career with a back catalogue like no one else, and if a director ever wanted to rehabilitate him I don’t think it would be that difficult to get another amazing role out of him.