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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2004, 02:14:54 PM »

Vik, I never get worried when an American calls the Brits stupid! ;) ;D ;)

Unless I'm mistaken, bigdai, vik is not an American.  I was under the impression that she now lives in Brittain.

Correct me if I'm wrong, vik.
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2004, 03:03:22 PM »

If that's the case sorry - it was only a joke though ;).

What is it at the moment with people spelling Brit or Britain with two Ts?
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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2004, 03:12:16 PM »

Mgk - the joke was a play on stupid brits (i forgot to  ;)) as in why clint wasn't put first - but nevermind i seem to have made it all ok by making bigdai laugh over roger moore

- which may i say seems a bit unfair to roger moore - when he was hot as bond he was seen as one of the britt's top film actors and i guess he still is

i am wondering why you don't put in him in the same league as sean connery or michael caine
or in other words what you got against roger moore bigdai  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2004, 03:30:28 PM »

What is it at the moment with people spelling Brit or Britain with two Ts?

Whoops!  Sorry!   :-[ :-[

Correction:  Britain
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« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2004, 04:26:05 PM »

Okay, now that both Americans and Brits have been insulted in the name of humor, I hope we can get back to the ever-exciting topic of discussing a poll comparing other actors to Clint.  :)
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« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2004, 04:42:06 PM »

Geeze... we all know that Dolph Lundgren is the greatest actor ever. Have you seen his Rocky IV performance? Amazing. And Storm Catcher? Brilliant.
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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2004, 02:28:05 AM »

is that twit over 50  ???
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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2004, 05:12:55 AM »

I've nothing against Roger Moore, I thought he was a reasonable James Bond.  However, he hasn't done too much film work of quality.  Dirty Rotten Scoundrals, Boat Trip.... Hmmmm

He would definately be in my top 5 James Bonds though. ;)
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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2004, 07:19:17 AM »

i would hope he would be at the top or second

any other and i would begin to worry about you bigdai ;)
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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2004, 08:12:07 AM »

He would definately be in my top 5 James Bonds though.

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« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2004, 08:40:19 AM »

ha ha i never knew bronson was in it

its brosnan


no roger more was better brosnan is so static - and very little humour and if there is any it always seems forced
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« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2004, 11:19:12 AM »

And it's Roger Moore, Vik ;)

Anyway, enough teasing...I think everyone agrees that if they had voted in this poll they would have placed Clint as #1. Which I did - so at least I helped him get to no. 9! I'm sure if Empire ever did a poll of top directors (or actor/directors) Clint would be up there too.
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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2004, 12:26:12 PM »

who's he alleycat  ;) never heard of him - was he any good ;D
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« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2004, 11:11:43 AM »

I must apologise on behalf of my fellow brits i do not know what that said magazine editor was on at the time.

But having said that there are plenty of decent english, scottish, welsh and irish actors over 50 and with that said mag being based in the Uk this may be why Clint was placed where he was
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« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2004, 08:48:05 PM »

Actually this is old news. Well okay, I didn't start a specific thread about it, but I did mention it a while back. I have subscribed to Empire magazine for years now (and in my opinion it's one of the best film mags out there). A few months ago we the readers had to vote for who we thought the greatest living actors were (the only criteria was that they had to be over 50, I presume because that way they'd have an extensive body of work, and obviously, they had to be still alive. At the time of voting, Brando was still alive. I believe we were able to vote for 3 actors.)

I commented in another thread (which I forget but if I spent time looking I could probably find my post somewhere) that I had voted for Clint, plus Robert De Niro or Dustin Hoffman (I think the latter, though I can't quite remember) and Judi Dench I think it was. I too was annoyed that Clint only placed 9th but it's not bad considering how many votes were cast and the fact that Clint probably does have a higher profile in America than in the UK. I have no facts on which to base this supposition, but certainly I don't know anyone around my own age who's into Clint (I'm 25). Mind you, as I commented on another thread recently in the off-topic section of the board, I don't know many people who are as passionate about film as I am. Anyway, that might be the reason why Clint doesn't place higher - nothing to do with the voters' ages as we were all voting for actors over 50 anyway.

I found anearlier post of Ally's about this poll  ... it was in the birthday thread for Clint that she started, last May 31!
I wasn't sure where to start this thread and I know it's common knowledge that it's Clint's birthday today, but I wanted to send him my best wishes for a very happy day. No doubt the moderators will post a big banner on the site later today with Happy Birthday Clint on it ;)

I want to say thank you to Clint for giving us all his wonderful films and acting performances. His work is always such a pleasure to watch. There's always a Clint film on somewhere, which shows how popular and familiar he is to everyone (Escape From Alcatraz was on BBC One last night, for example!).

The readers of Empire magazine have gone some way to paying homage to Clint by voting him 9th 'God Among Us' in a poll which pays tribute to more senior actors and actresses who deserve particular recognition for their work. After all the votes were taken in, the magazine narrowed down the list to 30 such 'Gods'. Naturally I voted Clint as my no. 1...I'm sure Clint won't mind that Morgan Freeman beat him at 7th place :)


I've finally corrected the spelling in the thread title ... and removed the "grocer's apostrophe." Hope wilky74 doesn't mind! :)
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« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2004, 04:10:15 PM »

I was just reading this article about a British magazine's poll of the greates living film stars over the age of 50.

It places Clint at #9!!  What a crock!

It even put Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman, and Dustin Hoffman above him!

WHAT ?  'can't believe Dustin Hoffman's above Clint  >:( ! EWWW !!
Some Brits DO have weird tastes !

1 Clint Eastwood
2 Robert Redford
3 Paul Newman
4 Marlon Brando
5 Jack Nicholson
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« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2004, 01:22:19 PM »

clint in my books is certainly in the number one slot!
2. steven seagal
3. kurt russell
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« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2004, 07:33:27 AM »

Also in my list Clint Eastwood is in #1 position of course.
How can somebody prefer JUSTIN HOFFMAN. :o ??? :o
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« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2004, 09:41:20 AM »

Some may say that us Brits have weird tastes but as i have previously said there are loads of actors over the age of 50 form the British Isles.

Sean Connery, Micheal Gambon, Michael Caine, Patrick Stewart, Ian Mckellan, Brian cox, Anthony Hopkins, etc etc.

I aint defending that certain magazine i am just saying that if you live in the Uk there are many more actors and actress's to be considered.

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« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2004, 11:11:26 AM »

I found anearlier post of Ally's about this poll  ... it was in the birthday thread for Clint that she started, last May 31!I've finally corrected the spelling in the thread title ... and removed the "grocer's apostrophe." Hope wilky74 doesn't mind! :)

Thanks for this, KC! :) Funny that I did actually start the thread, though it wasn't specifically on this issue.

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WHAT ?  'can't believe Dustin Hoffman's above Clint  >:(  ! EWWW !!
Some Brits DO have weird tastes !

I'm glad that you put 'some' in there, Americanbeauty ;) I find it interesting that there are not only so few British actors in there, but so few women. I suppose it's the nature of the industry...but next time it might be nice to see a 'Goddesses Among Us' poll or something. Even if all it comes down to in the end is personal opinion. I never take these things as gospel - otherwise I'd be 'sorer' than a mule that Clint had been riding all day in one of his westerns ;) Yes, so sore that it would be in both senses of the word. Damn I sound so terribly English now ;D
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