Compare/Contrast two actors

Students will watch one of the movies listed below, paying careful attention to one of the actor’s listed. After watching the film the student will then choose an actor/film from the Film Response # 1 or 2 list (that you did not write about before) and also watch that film. The objective is to compose a paper comparing and contrasting the two-actor’s performance style, believability and physicality. You can do some brief cited research on the actors training if you’d like but it’s not necessary. The important thing is to focus on what similarities or differences you see in each actor by watching each film. Did you believe or prefer one actor to the other? Make sure you choose two movies you’ve never seen and that your own response to the two actors in each film is apparent in the paper. Minimum word requirement is 600 to 750 words, but feel free to expand if needed. Again, if research is used cite all sources!

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Timothy Hutton, Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland: Ordinary People (1980)

Sissy Spacek: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

Jack Nicholson: The Shining (1980), A Few Good Men (1992), As Good as it Gets (1997), About Schmidt(2002)

Robert DeNiro: Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1982)

Peter O’Toole: The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982)

Robert Duvall, Michael O’Keefe: The Great Santini (1980)

Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor: Stir Crazy (1980)

Mel Gibson: Gallipoli (1981), Hamlet (1990), Pocahontas (John Smith) 1995

Paul Newman: Absence of Malice (1981), The Verdict (1982), Nobody’s Fool (1994)

Robin Williams: The World According To Garp (1982), Awakenings (1990), Aladdin (1992), Good Will Hunting (1997), One Hour Photo (2002)

Jerry Lewis: The King of Comedy (1982)

Glenn Close: The World According To Garp (1982), Fatal Attraction (1987)

Mel Gibson: Gallipoli (1981), Hamlet (1990)

Richard Gere, Louis Gossett Jr.: An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Jessica Lange: Tootsie (1982), Sweet Dreams (1985)

William Hurt: Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986), Broadcast News (1987), A History of Violence (2005)

Debra Winger: An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Terms of Endearment (1983), Shadowlands (1993), The Lovers (2017)

Sean Penn: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Milk (2008)

Meryl Streep: Silkwood (1983) The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Music of The Heart (1999), Adaptation (2002), Julie and Julia (2009), The Iron Lady (2011), The Post (2017)

Cher: Silkwood (1983), Moonstruck (1987)

Shirley MacLaine: Terms of Endearment (1983)

Matthew Broderick: War Games (1983), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Sally Field: Places in the Heart (1984)

Molly Ringwald: Sixteen Candles (1984), Pretty in Pink (1986)

Haing S. Ngor: The Killing Fields (1984)

Whoopi Goldberg: The Color Purple (1985) Ghost (1990)

William Hurt: Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986), Broadcast News (1987), A History of Violence (2005)

Margaret Avrey, Oprah Winfrey: The Color Purple (1985)

Michael J. Fox: Back to the Future (1985), Casualties of War (1989)

Harrison Ford: Witness (1985), Presumed Innocent (1990), Patriot Games (1992)

Ed Harris: Sweet Dreams (1985), Pollock (2000), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Kodachrome (2018)

Diane Wiest: Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Parenthood (1989)

Dennis Hopper: Blue Velvet (1986), Hoosiers (1986)

Michael Douglas: Fatal Attraction (1987)

Nicholas Cage: Raising Arizona (1987), The Family Man (2000), Adaptation (2002)

Holly Hunter: Raising Arizona (1987), Broadcast News (1987), Home for the Holidays (1995)

Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta: Dominick and Eugene (1988)

Jodie Foster The Accused (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Tom Hanks: Big (1988), Philadelphia (1993), Toy Story 3 (2010), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks(2013), Bridge of Spies (2015), The Post (2017)

Denzel Washington: Glory (1989), Philadelphia (1993), Flight (2012), Fences (2016)

Morgan Freeman: Glory (1989), Driving Mrs. Daisy (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen: Parenthood (1989)

Daniel Day Lewis: My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007), Lincoln (2012), Phantom Thread (2017)

Kevin Costner: Field of Dreams (1989) The Upside of Anger (2005), Molly’s Game (2017)

James Earl Jones: Field of Dreams (1989)

Bruce Willis: In Country (1989), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Jessica Tandy: Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Peter Gallagher, James Spader, Andie MacDowell: Sex Lies and Videotape (1989)

Patrick Swayze: Ghost (1990)

Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary Louise Parker: Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon: Thelma and Louise (1991)

Kathy Bates: Misery (1990), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Primary Colors (1998), About Schmidt (2002)

Nick Notle, Kate Nelligan: The Prince of Tides (1991)

Anna Chlumsky, Macauley Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis: My Girl (1991)

Kevin Bacon: JFK (1991), The River Wild (1994), My Dog Skip (2000), The Woodsman (2004)

Samuel L. Jackson: Jungle Fever (1991), A Time To Kill (1996), Unbreakable (2000)

Brad Pitt: A River Runs Through It (1992), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Moneyball (2011)

Robert Downey Jr.: Chaplin (1992), Home for the Holidays (1995) Zodiac (2007)

Clint Eastwood: Unforgiven (1992), The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Marisa Tomei: My Cousin Vinny (1992), The Wrestler (2008)

Leonardo DiCaprio: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Marvin’s Room (1996), Catch Me if You Can (2002)

Anthony Hopkins: Shadowlands (1993)

Angela Bassett, Lawrence Fishburne: What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993)

Forest Whitaker: The Crying Game (1993), The Last King of Scotland (2006), The Butler (2013)

Johnny Depp: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Benny and Joon (1993), Finding Neverland (2004)

Toni Collette: Muriel’s Wedding (1993), The Sixth Sense (1999), About a Boy (2002), The Way Way Back(2013), Hereditary (2018)

Emma Thompson: Sense and Sensibility (1995), Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Will Smith: Six Degrees of Separation (1995), Ali (2001)

Kate Winslet: Sense and Sensibility (1995), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008), Steve Jobs (2015)

Irene Badard/Judy Kuhn: Speaking and Singing voice Pocahontas: Pocahontas (1995)

Steve Buscemi: Fargo (1996), Ghost World (2001)

Francis McDormand: Fargo (1996)

Edward Norton: Primal Fear (1996), 25th Hour (2002), Birdman (2014)

Tom Cruise: Jerry Maguire (1996), Magnolia (1999)

Cuba Gooding Jr.: Jerry Maguire (1996)

William H. Macy: Fargo (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999)

Natalie Portman: Beautiful Girls (1996), Closer (2003). Black Swan (2010), Jackie (2016)

Julianne Moore: Boogie Nights (1997), The Hours (2002), The Kids are Alright (2010), Don Jon (2013), Still Alice (2014)

Greg Kinnear, Helen Hunt: As Good as it Gets (1997)

John C. Reilly: Boogie Nights (1997)

Matt Damon: Good Will Hunting (1997), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Burt Reynolds Marc Walhberg: Boogie Nights (1997)

Angelina Jolie: Playing By Heart (1998), Changeling (2008)

Annette Benning: American Beauty (1999), The Kids are All Right (2010)

Hugh Grant: Notting Hill (1999), About a Boy (2002), Music and Lyrics (2007)

Jude Law: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Closer (2003), Side Effects (2013)

Julia Roberts: Notting Hill (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000) Closer (2003), August Osage County (2013), Ben is Back (2018)

Russell Crowe: The Insider (1999), A Beautiful Mind (2001), 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Christian Bale: American Psycho (2000), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Fighter (2010), American Hustle (2013), The Big Short (2015), Vice (2018)

Willem Defoe: Shadow of a Vampire (2000), The Florida Project (2017), At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

Javier Bardem: Before Night Falls (2000), Vicki Cristina Barcelona (2008), No Country for Old Men (2007)

Laura Linney: You Can Count on Me (2000), Mystic River (2003), Kinsey (2004), The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Mark Ruffalo: You Can Count on Me (2000), Zodiac (2007), The Kids are Alright (2010) Foxcatcher (2014)

Cate Blanchette: The Gift (2000), Notes on a Scandal (2006), I’m Not There (2007), Blue Jasmine (2013), Carol (2015)

Ellen Burstyn: Requiem for A Dream (2000)

Ewan McGregor: Moulin Rouge (2001), I Love You Phillip B. Morris (2009) Beginners (2010), The Impossible (2012)

Nicole Kidman: Moulin Rouge (2001), The Others (2002), The Hours (2002), Rabbit Hole (2010), Boy Erased (2018)

Ryan Gosling: The Believer (2001), Half Nelson (2006), Lars and the Real Girl (2007), Blue Valentine(2010), The Ides of March (2011), Drive (2011), The Place Beyond the Pines (2013), The Big Short (2015), La La Land (2016), First Man (2018)

Clive Owen: Gosford Park (2001), Closer (2003)

Helen Mirren: Gosford Park (2001), The Queen (2006), Hitchcock (2012), Woman in Gold (2015), Trumbo(2015)

Renee Zellweger: Bridget Jones Diary (2001), My One and Only (2009)

Chiwetel Ejiofor: Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Talk to Me (2007), 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Jason Statham: The Transporter (2002), Crank (2006)

Sam Rockwell: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Joshua (2007), Moon (2009), The Way Way Back(2013), Vice (2018)

Naomi Watts: 21 Grams (2003), The Impossible (2012), St Vincent (2014)

Charlize Theron: Monster (2003), Young Adult (2011)

Rachel Weisz: The Shape of Things (2003), The Constant Gardener (2005), The Favourite (2018)

Paul Rudd: The Shape of Things (2003)

Don Cheadle, Sophia Okonedo: Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Jamie Foxx: Ray (2004), Collateral (2004)

Paul Giamatti: Sideways (2004), Barney’s Version (2010), The Ides of March (2011), Saving Mr. Banks (2013). Love and Mercy (2015)

Thomas Hayden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh: Sideways (2004)

Sarala: Water (2005)

Amy Adams: Junebug (2005), Julie and Julia (2009), The Fighter (2010), American Hustle (2013), Her(2013), Arrival (2016)

Jake Gyllenhaal: Brokeback Mountain (2005), Love and Other Drugs (2010), Nightcrawler (2014), Stronger(2017), Wildlife (2018)

Heath Ledger: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Viggo Mortenson: A History of Violence (2005), Captain Fantastic (2016), Green Book (2018)

Felicity Hoffman: Transamerica (2005)

Mads Mikkelson: After the Wedding (2006), The Hunt (2012)

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Capote (2005), The Ides of March (2011)

Michael Sheen: The Queen (2006), Frost/Nixon (2008)

Penelope Cruz: Volver (2006), Vicki Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Adrianna Barraza: Babel (2006)

Judi Dench: Notes on a Scandal (2006), Philomena (2013)

Will Ferrell: Stranger than Fiction (2006), Blades of Glory (2007)

Ben Affleck: Hollywoodland (2006), Gone Girl (2014)

Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy: Dreamgirls (2006)

Taraji Henson: Talk to Me (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Casey Affleck, Amy Ryan: Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Ryan Reynolds: The Nines (2007), Buried (2010), Definitely Maybe (2008), Mississippi Grind (2015)

Marion Cotillard: La Vie En Rose (2007), Rust and Bone (2012), Two Days, One Night (2014)

Isla Fisher: Definitely Maybe (2008)

Colin Ferrell: In Bruges (2008)

James Franco: Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), The Disaster Artist (2017)

Hiam Abass: The Visitor (2008)

Richard Jenkins: The Visitor (2008), The Shape of Water (2016)

Josh Brolin: Milk (2008)

Mickey Rourke: The Wrestler (2008)

Frank Langella: Frost/Nixon (2008)

Viola Davis: Doubt (2008), Fences (2016)

Red West, Souleymane Sy Savane: Goodbye Solo (2009)

Jeremy Renner: The Hurt Locker (2009), The Town (2010), American Hustle (2013), Wind River (2017)

Jim Carrey: I Love You Phillip B. Morris (2009)

Anthony Mackie: The Hurt Locker (2009)

Maya Rudolph,: Away We Go (2009)

John Krasinski: Away We Go (2009), A Quiet Place (2018)

George Clooney: Up in the Air (2009), The Ides of March (2011) The Descendants (2011)

Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick: Up in the Air (2009),

Jim Carrey: I Love You Phillip B Morris (2009)

Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique: Precious (2009)

Carey Mulligan: An Education (2009), Shame (2011), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). Wildlife (2018)

Colin Firth: Bridget Jones Diary (2002), A Single Man (2009), The King’s Speech (2010)

Jeff Bridges: Crazy Heart (2009), Hell or High Water (2016)

Anne Hathaway: Love and Other Drugs (2010), Les Miserables (2012)

Mark Wahlberg, Melissa Leo: The Fighter (2010)

Annette Bening: The Kids are Alright (2010)

Tim Allen: Toy Story 3 (2010)

Barbara Hershey: Black Swan (2010)

Geoffrey Rush: The King’s Speech (2010)

Miles Teller: Rabbit Hole (2010), The Spectacular Now (2013), Whiplash (2014)

Michelle Williams: Blue Valentine (2010), My Week with Marilyn (2011), All the Money in the World(2017)

Jonah Hill: Moneyball (2011)

Owen Wilson, Corey Stoll: Midnight in Paris (2011)

Demian Bichar: A Better Life (2011)

Christopher Plummer: Beginners (2010)

Tom Hardy: Warrior (2011), Locke (2014)

Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte: Warrior (2011)

Rooney Mara: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Side Effects (2013), Carol (2015)

Patton Oswald: Young Adult (2011)

Michael Fessbender: Shame (2011), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Steve Jobs (2015)

Bryan Cranston: Drive (2011), Argo (2012) Trumbo (2015)

Shailene Woodley: The Descendants (2011), The Spectacular Now (2013)

Isiah Whitlock Jr.: Cedar Rapids (2011)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 50/50 (2011), Don Jon (2013)

Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Anjelica Huston: 50/50 (2011)

Ed Helms: Cedar Rapids (2011), Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)

Jason Segel: Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012), The End of the Road (2015)

Matthew McConaughey: Magic Mike (2012), Mud (2013), Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Bradley Cooper: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Place Beyond the Pines (2013), American Hustle (2013), A Star is Born (2018)

Jennifer Lawrence: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), Mother (2017)

Logan Lorman, Ezra Miller, Emma Watson: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

John Hawkes: The Sessions (2012), Small Time Crime (2018)

Matthias Schoenaerts: Rust and Bone (2012), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

John Goodman, Bryon Cranston: Argo (2012)

Quvenzhane Wallis: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Hugh Jackman: Les Miserables (2012)

Eddie Redmayme: Les Miserables (2012), The Theory of Everything (2014), The Danish Girl (2015)

Tom Holland: The Impossible (2012)

Sharni Vinson: You’re Next (2013)

Jared Leto: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb: Nebraska (2013)

Julia Louis Dreyfus, James Gandolfini: Enough Said (2013)

Michael B Jordan: Fruitville Station (2013), Creed (2015)

Robert Redford: All is Lost (2013), The Old Man and the Gun (2018)

Oprah Winfrey:The Butler (2013)

Lupita N’yongo: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Scarlette Johansson: Her (2013)

Joaquin Phoenix: Her (2013), You Were Never Really Here (2018), Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot(2018)

Steve Coogan: Philomena (2013), Ideal Home (2018)

Reece Witherspoon: Mud (2013), Wild (2014)

Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Felicity Jones: The Theory of Everything (2014)

Steve Carrell: Foxcatcher (2014), The Big Short (2015), Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Channing Tatum: Foxcatcher (2014)

Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader: The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Michael Keaton: Birdman (2014), Spotlight (2015)

Emma Stone: Birdman (2014), La La Land (2016), Battle of the Sexes (2017), The Favourite (2018)

Patricia Arquette: Boyhood (2014)

Ethan Hawke: Boyhood (2014), First Reformed (2018)

J.K. Simmons; Whiplash (2014)

Rosemund Pike: Gone Girl (2014)

David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo: Selma (2014)

Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett: The Mend (2015)

Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay: 45 Years (2015)

Brie Larson, Jacob Trembley: Room (2015)

Ben Mendelsohn: Mississippi Grind (2015)

Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks: Love and Mercy (2015)

Jesse Eisenberg: The End of the Tour (2015)

Alicia Vikander: The Danish Girl (2015)

Sylvester Stallone: Creed (2015)

Saoirse Ronan: Brooklyn (2015), Lady Bird (2017)

Mark Rylance: Bridge of Spies (2015), Dunkirk (2017)

Rachel McAdams: Spotlight (2015)

Chris Pine: Hell or High Water (2016)

Ben Foster: Hell or High Water (2016), Leave No Trace (2018)

Isabelle Huppert: Elle (2016)

Naomie Harris, Andre Holland (adult Kevin), Trevante Rhodes (adult Chiron), Alex Hibbert(child Chiron): Moonlight (2016)

Mahershala Ali: Moonlight (2016), Green Book (2018)

Ruth Negga: Loving (2016)

Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers: Southside with You (2016)

Andrew Garfield: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Hailee Steinfeld,: Edge of Seventeen (2016)

Woody Harrelson: Edge of Seventeen (2016), Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

James McAvoy: Split (2017)

Fionn Whitehead:Dunkirk (2017)

Laurie Metcalf: Lady Bird (2017)

Tatiana Maslany: Stronger (2017)

Michelle Pheiffer: Mother (2017)

Elizabeth Oleon, Gil Birmingham: Wind River (2017)

Gary Oldman: The Darkest Hour (2017)

Ben Stiller: Brad’s Status (2017)

Jessica Chastain: Molly’s Game (2017)

Mary J. Blige: Mudbound (2017)

Alison Janney, Margot Robbie: I Tonya (2017)

Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer: The Shape of Water (2017)

Dan Stevens: The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville: Phantom Thread (2017)

Timothee Chalemet: Call Me By Your Name (2017), Beautiful Boy (2018)

Armie Hammer: Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Bob Odenkirk: The Post (2017)

James Franco: The Disaster Artist (2017)

Brooklynn Prince, Brie Vinaite: The Florida Project (2017)

Jason Sudaris: Kodachrome (2018)

Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds: A Quiet Place (2018)

Alex Wolff: Hereditary (2018)

Charlie Plummer: Lean on Pete (2018)

Yalitza Aparicio: Roma (2018)

Olivia Colman: The Favourite (2018)

Lucas Hedges: Ben is Back (2018), Boy Erased (2018)

Jeremy Allen White/Maika Monroe: After Everything (2018)

Paul Rudd: Ideal Home (2018)

Elsie Fisher: Eight Grade (2018)

Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant: Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018)

Lady Gaga/Sam Elliot: A Star is Born (2018)

Ed Oxenbould: Wildlife (2018)

John David Washington/Adam Driver: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Regina King: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Thomasin McKenzie: Leave No Trace (2018)

 

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