Who is your favorite film actor in the 70's?
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I agree. The first Star Wars movie came out in 1977. Clint Eastwood made a majority of his Dirty Harry films during that decade. I was a fan of the Disney movies during those years.
Robert Shaw, great character actor who whenever he appeared on screen elevated the movie to another level.
That's right Victor. I was only 7 years old at the time but I remember how popular that movie was not only with adults but with kids as well. George Lucas must have really made a killing from this (financially) and subsequent Star Wars movies.
The late John Belushi of Animal House and Saturday Night Live fame. Oh man I loved that guy! He was hilarious. It was a shame he died so young and well before his time.
We're all entitled to our own opinions Victor. While I liked him as an actor, I do agree with you when you mentioned that he was to blame for his own demise due to his drug use. He probably could have sought help for his drug problem, but whether he did or not I will never know. He did have talent and a great future ahead of him in the entertainment industry but ended up throwing it all away in the end.
You never know someone's full story, whether they are famous or not. I'm not familiar with Belushi's personal life and I don't need to be to have sympathy. On topic: I can't really disagree with your choices! I'd add Pam Grier (of course!) for myself. But you hit it on the head with Clint Eastwood (I've watched most of his movies from Play Misty For Me. I just love him), and yes, Bruce Lee!
I'd have to go with Eastwood for Drama. Gene Wilder for comedy.
Gene Wilder was stellar in Willy Wonka and Young Frankenstein.
I think Gene Wilder's best work was done in (3) of my favorite Mel Brook's movies: The Producers, Young Frankenstein, & Blazing Saddles.
Go Wolfman!! You're money. Go Wolfman!! You're money. AHWOOOO! The whole point is just to make you laugh.
Yes Wolfman you are money. Howl!!
Wolfman it's all good. When someone says you're money where I come from (Brooklyn) means you got it going on you got the goods. Bottom line: When you speak everyone knows what you say and respects your judgement. So one more time for those in the back row of the movie theater Go Wolfman!! You're money!!
There were many great actors during the 70s: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Richard Dreyfus, Michael Caine, Peter O'Toole, Jack Nicholson, Peter Sellers, Dirk Bogarde, Alan Bates, Richard Harris, Julie Christie, Vanessa Redgrave, Marsha Mason, Gena Rowlands, Liv Ullmann, Maggie Smith, Charlotte Rampling, just to name a few. And there were the young newbies coming up in the world like Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, and Anthony Hopkins. Yes, it was a great decade for acting. And you could still watch the master actors work in newer films, like Richard Burton, Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, and my personal noir favourite, Robert Mitchum, etcetera. There was a lot of experimentation going on, and films from other countries made by Truffaut, Bertolucci, and Bergman were becoming popular in the US. Walter Matthau made some really great films and gained a resurgence in popularity for his acting chops in serious roles again. Comedic stars rose like Goldie Hawn and Gene Wilder (whom you've mentioned already), and Diane Keaton. It wasn't just Star Wars, but The Godfather, Alien, The Exorcist, and even the campy fun of Rocky Horror, which helped to launch a young Susan Sarandon. There were tons of choices from great comedies to fabulous dramas. Steven Spielberg made Jaws, George Lucas rose to celebrity status, and others we take for granted today were just beginning then. An interesting decade.
Donald Sutherland, Richard Burton, in general. Also for sheer weirdness Roman Polanskis minor cameo parts, (usually in his own films.) Comedy wise John Cleese. Hard Boiled cop role Telly Savalas. Tortured soul roles Peter O Toole. Speaking of 70s this New Year 2016, I got several requests to buy DVD Fawlty Towers and Kojak when I'm back to London, (These 70s series are still in circulation, with my own box sets friends are desperately still clinging onto them.)
Want a scare of your life, watch the Marcus Nelson Murders with Telly. He plays Kojak in it. Just love him! Thanks for the remind.
This is difficult to pin down. I like so many. Young Jeff Bridges, John Cazale, Al Pacino, Woody Allen, Gene Hackman, Fred Williamson, Peter Falk and too many more. Actresses include: Gena Rowlands, Maggie Smith, Suzanne George, Pam Grier, Faye Dunaway, Jane Fonda. This is difficult I just named the ones off the top of my head so I am sure I missed to many. My boy Gunnar Hansen, even though you don't see his face he's great in Texas Chainsaw Massacre. These are my opinions only. Exploitation Rules!!!
I don't know if he was my favorite- but George C. Scott was always in great movies.
I think George C. Scott is great as well. I loved him as Patton and in the underrated Hardcore.
Sally has a cameo only in Five Easy Pieces, but she's unforgettable.
Ps. To add to my last input to this thread. I'm sat in a huge hotel way up North UK.....really reminds me of film Get Carter, so I add Michael Caine to my 70s favourites. Lol, bar thinks I'm mad cos I just shouted "Is there a Mr Carter in the Room?"
There is only one answer... James Coburn.
James Coburn was great in the two Flint movies.
Dont overlook Peter Boyle always made less than good material better.
Wolfman! Really! Peter Boyle? Okay here goes just (2) one Film one TV: "Young Frankenstein" and "Everybody Loves Raymond". Ring a bell now?
Okay that's one point for Mel Brooks Howl!!
Wolfman! Hear! Hear!
Try Michael j Pollard The guy in the back seat of Bonny and Clyde. I was in Hollywood eating a hotdog at an outdoor stand ,just in town less than $100 in my pocket pondering my foolish dream of making it Fame and fortune when a happy go lucky high small not good looker overweight character stumbles out of a new Rolls, not washed since bought whisky bumps all over,staggers to frycook and treats us all to our fill.Eats his hotdog musterd all over his t shirt gets in the Rolls first time I ever saw smoke from a RR takes off rear bumper catches a parked buick.Who is that guy say I . Why thats Michael J Pollard the movie star says the cook.You know the little fellow in the back seat of Bonny and Clyde. So if he was star I was a sure thing. any acomplishment I owe to Michael J Pollard. IMDB gus peters.
That's a good story and choice Gus
For a little side note: Peter Boyle was a monk before he decided to act. The first role to gain him some notoriety was made in 1970; JOE. Susan Sarandon also had a very small role in that film. I remember seeing it in the theatres, and his performance was riveting, not unlike Russell Crowe in Romper Stomper. He just jumped off the screen. Why he didn't win an Oscar for that, I just don't know. But, there have been many who didn't win and should have, some who won for the wrong role, and some won for mercy instead of a particular performance.
As a person Robert Blake, a little wad of sxxx, as an actor a giant.
Victor- they have this thing called the 'internet' and if you write 'Robert Blake' into this thing called google- a bunch of information will come up- can could even just out of curiosity watch one of his movies or TV shows if you want to! I say this in good jest! Al
I used to like "Baretta." And Robert Blake was in the "Llittle Rascals" when he was a kid, and also in the movie, "In Cold Blood." He was tried for shooting his wife, in the early 2000's (thank you Wiki) and acquitted, but then found guilty in a civil wrongful death suit.
If you dont know how would you know him to be lame? I never saw him limp. Perhaps his role of sidekick to Red Rider as Little Beaver would be more to your taste,
Perhaps Warren Oates performances you may remember from Wild Bunch The Hird Hand Bring Me The Head O f Alfredo Garcia,although his no budget
although his no budget work allowed his freedom to expand his reach.
Think I dont know of 70s actors atari or sega . What films are they in?
70s actors try Warren Oats.Wild Bunch Kid Blue,Hired Hand,Bring Me The Head Of Alfreado Garcia. All excelent work but no budgets films he came up with uninhibited unusual but unexplored realism
Victor Now you are confusing me I thought this was about 70s actors.one of us must be in the wrong time zone. Am I lost?Are you just trying to confuse the issue? Is there an issue? You are right about one thing Someone is lame.Have a nice night
Hey Gus- I noticed he was Sgt. Hulka in 'Stripes' too,
Great 70s actorsnot yet mentionsd Jack Elam and Slim Pickens memorable parts Pat Garret and Billy the Kid, Dr.Strangelove You must know which is what .
James Gammon great stage and film character actor ,played Don Johnsons father .only 10 years his senior hard drink no filter camels,late nights took its toll.
Victor if you missed SlimPicken in Strangeloveperhaps Mell Brocks Blazigg Saddles outstsnding campfire scene is more to your taste.