Friday, April 1, 2011

Let’s Hear It For The Boys

My sister Gail asked me about some of the great male actors. She listed Cary Grant, Russell Crowe, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. There are terrific actors and there are heartthrobs. Occasionally you get both in one package. Cary Grant is an excellent example of the total package! But some actors draw you in, catch you up in their character; the story and and draw you into the film. Here’s my list of the guys from an earlier era whom I love to watch:

William Powell
Jimmy Stewart
Humphrey Bogart
Gregory Peck
William Holden
and yes,
Cary Grant


Roo said...

Hey hey

I love the old black and white musicals, and any of the Ealing comedies. I'm also like you, as I don't like horror, but I have a leaning towards sci-fi that could be nerdish, however any good film I'll give a go.

Glad to hear all is getting better with your eye too

Hugs all round

Nicole said...

I'm a huge John Barrymore and Lon Chaney, Sr., fan myself. And Maurice Chevalier and Ronald Colman, too.

Kate said...

Two words: Paul Walker.

Not a good actor at all. Lousy movies. Potentially dumb.

But my god. The man does not need to talk, he just needs to look good.


And in the over-50 category, I vote Viggo Mortenson.

Fiona said...

I am a huge fan of the old movies..loved all the same actors. My Dad and Mum took us to the cinema about twice a week growing up Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant was my favourites and I just loved John Wayne and Tony Curtis as we seemed to have so many cowboy movies in those it is all science fiction (not my favourite at all!!) xx

Pink Granite said...

Hi Roo -
I had never heard the term Ealing Comedies, but some Googling showed that I know some of the individual movies.
My scar is healing well - thank you!

Hi Nicole -
All great actors! And Ronald Coleman is terrific! I loved him in Random Harvest.

Hi Kate -
I love your "over 50" category! Viggo Mortenson has gotten better looking with age.
And honestly I had no clue who Paul Walker was so I Google Image searched him. The very first thing that struck me was how much he resembles your husband! I guess you chose well for many reasons!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Fiona -
Ooops! We overlapped on the comments!

I've never been a huge fan of John Wayne although that's in part because I don't enjoy Westerns. Tony Curtis on the other hand can be such good fun to watch!