Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Favorite Actors

Rebecca at Ladies Historical Tea Society has challenged bloggers to name their top 10 favorite male and female actors. Willow at Life at Willow Manor jumped right in with her list too. I thought I might throw in some of my faves from the up and coming crowd along with some of the more established actors.

In no particular order here are 10 of my favorite male actors:

Liam Neeson
James McAvoy
Christian Bale
Morgan Freeman
Colin Firth
Edward Norton
Russell Crowe
Will Smith
Ewan McGregor
Johnny Depp

And here are some of my favorite female actresses.

Rene Zellweger
Cate Blanchette
Nicole Kidman
Anne Hathaway
Meryl Streep
Oh heck, I think I'll just cut and paste Rebecca's list. It is practically the same!

Who are your favorites and why?


  1. Edward Norton, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Ewan McGregor! How could I forget them?! I think we needed to have a list of 15. 10 is just not enough space. LOL!! Too many men, too little numbers.

  2. I love your list of male actors -- I think I'd add Tom Hanks.

    Meryl Streep is high up on my list for the females and I use to love Meg Ryan but haven't seen her in ages, and believe it or not I loved Cher! "Moonstruck" is one of my all time favorite movies so I guess that is why. ( but I don't care much for Nicholas Cage --so I guess that can't be my excuse..lol!)

  3. I have many actors that I like, here are a few and the reasons I like them.....
    Tom Hanks romantic comedies
    Colin Firth Bridget Jones Diaries
    Cary Grant old school
    Spencer Tracy old school
    Kevin Costner :)
    Hugh Grant romantic comedies
    Jude Law Cold Mountain
    Skeet Ulrich Magic of Ordinary Days
    Russell Crowe just because
    Harison Ford :)

    Favorite actress
    Renee Zellweger I love Bridget Jones
    Meg Ryan romantic comedies
    Kate Winslet just because
    Meryl Steep just because
    Reese Witherspoon just becasue
    Myrna Loy old school
    Katherine Hepburn just because
    Ginnifer Goodwin up and coming
    Julia Roberts just because
    Anne Hathaway up and coming

    I usually like a romantic comedy. I am not a big sci-fi, knock um down shoot um up kind of movie goer.
    May I give an honorable mention to
    Orlando Bloom
    Johnny Dep
    Robert Redford
    Kirsten Duntz

  4. Denise, I absolutely agree with everyone on your list too! All good ones. How could I forget some of those?

    Willow, you are right we needed at least 15 choices!

    Pat, Tom Hanks is such a versatile actor. Why did I leave him off the list. He should be near the top. Moonstruck is an all time fave of mine too. Everyone in the cast gets rave reviews from me except Nicolas Cage. He always plays the same character...himself.

  5. Great, Steviewren! Thanks for joining in on the fun...Willow's right, 15 would've been better...Perhaps top 20 might get most of them covered? LOL!!!

    I very nearly had James McAvoy on there. He is amazing and gets better with every film! I also like Edward Norton, Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale is very talented, too.

  6. Interesting male choices, that run the gamut, although I confess I am not familiar with James McAlvoy.

    The female list...I agree, Rebecca fired all the big guns on her list.

    My list is on my sidebar. This was a lot of fun to do...


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