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Morgan Freeman or Christopher Walken?

  1. Morgan Freeman (16 votes [47.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.06%

  2. Christopher Walken (18 votes [52.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.94%

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#41 treeduck

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 02:06 PM

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View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:01 AM, said:

I like both, but Walken's performance in The Deer Hunter is untouchable ... The Dead Zone and Annie Hall make this an easy one for me
I was thinking specifically of Deer Hunter (Annie Hall was excellent of course too) and he almost won. But overall, I had to go with Freeman.

I feel that Walken and DeNiro have really become lampoons of themselves. Sure, their greatest work is superb but I hate to see these joke roles that they've been taking over the last several years. I can't even remember the last good movie DeNiro has been in

For DeNiro, it's been a while

A Bronx Tale ??
Cop Land came a few years after so I'm going with that. Can't think of anything else after Cop Land.
What about Ronin?  I thought that was a pretty good movie.
De Niro kind of stopped caring somewhere in the late 90's. He started to just do anything, any old project would do and his performances sometimes suffered because of it. I think the tipping point was when he did the film Analyse This in 1998. Everything before that was at least solid and that includes so-so De Niro films like The Fan and Great Expectations. I think those are still decent quality films and performances. Ronin was actually the last "good" film before the slide into mediocrity.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:15 PM

Walken usually plays very interesting characters and I wish he was in more movies. Morgan Freeman is a great actor as well, but not nearly as interesting of a character actor.

Both are good at what they do and I'm not sure you can compare them.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:32 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 11 December 2016 - 06:21 PM, said:

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 11 December 2016 - 05:43 PM, said:

Both are great but Morgan being in every other movie annoys me.  I pick Walken.
You're not paying attention. In this century alone...

- Freeman's appeared in 32 movies. It's certainly a lot. I've seen 10 of them.

- Walken's appeared in 43 movies. However, I've seen just 1. It's because he'll do anything...and that's fine. But it's usually fluff like Joe Dirt parts 1 and 2, Balls of Fury, and Nine Lives. Even Freeman's London Has Fallen and Ben-Hur don't look as bad as those. And that's saying a lot.

Still, they're both great but I'm picking Freeman.
I didn't do the math.  I guess overexposure by anyone in movie trailers, media, voice overs, tv specials...starts to turn into a negative for me quickly.  And you're right, I haven't been paying attention as I'm not a big movie guy in general.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:08 PM

View PostILSnwdog, on 12 December 2016 - 01:38 PM, said:

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View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:01 AM, said:

I like both, but Walken's performance in The Deer Hunter is untouchable ... The Dead Zone and Annie Hall make this an easy one for me
I was thinking specifically of Deer Hunter (Annie Hall was excellent of course too) and he almost won. But overall, I had to go with Freeman.

I feel that Walken and DeNiro have really become lampoons of themselves. Sure, their greatest work is superb but I hate to see these joke roles that they've been taking over the last several years. I can't even remember the last good movie DeNiro has been in

For DeNiro, it's been a while

A Bronx Tale ??
Cop Land came a few years after so I'm going with that. Can't think of anything else after Cop Land.
What about Ronin?  I thought that was a pretty good movie.
Didn't see it. I can believe it was good though as it was only one year after Cop Land.

I didn't see Rocky & Bullwinkle because it looked awful but he did that in 2000. Maybe that was the starting point of when he turned to shit?

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:11 PM

View Postworkingcinderellaman, on 12 December 2016 - 06:15 PM, said:

Walken usually plays very interesting characters and I wish he was in more movies. Morgan Freeman is a great actor as well, but not nearly as interesting of a character actor.

Both are good at what they do and I'm not sure you can compare them.
Too late. We've been comparing them for a few pages now. :lol:
I hear you though. But I still think you can compare them because many people probably like one more than the other.
5 days out of 7, I like apples more than oranges btw :)

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:13 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 12 December 2016 - 02:06 PM, said:

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View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 01:53 AM, said:

View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:27 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 12:06 AM, said:

View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:01 AM, said:

I like both, but Walken's performance in The Deer Hunter is untouchable ... The Dead Zone and Annie Hall make this an easy one for me
I was thinking specifically of Deer Hunter (Annie Hall was excellent of course too) and he almost won. But overall, I had to go with Freeman.

I feel that Walken and DeNiro have really become lampoons of themselves. Sure, their greatest work is superb but I hate to see these joke roles that they've been taking over the last several years. I can't even remember the last good movie DeNiro has been in

For DeNiro, it's been a while

A Bronx Tale ??
Cop Land came a few years after so I'm going with that. Can't think of anything else after Cop Land.
What about Ronin?  I thought that was a pretty good movie.
De Niro kind of stopped caring somewhere in the late 90's. He started to just do anything, any old project would do and his performances sometimes suffered because of it. I think the tipping point was when he did the film Analyse This in 1998. Everything before that was at least solid and that includes so-so De Niro films like The Fan and Great Expectations. I think those are still decent quality films and performances. Ronin was actually the last "good" film before the slide into mediocrity.
I forgot about Analyze This. You're probably right. And then one year later he did Rocky & Bullwinkle. :lol:

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:21 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 12 December 2016 - 02:01 PM, said:

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View Posttreeduck, on 12 December 2016 - 01:36 PM, said:

Everyone seems to have bought into this idea that Walken is a parody of himself now, like they hear people say it or see it written down so they parrot it and believe it. It's not true though.

Nope it's my real opinion from real experience in real life. Imagine that!

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:28 PM

View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:27 AM, said:

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View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:01 AM, said:

I like both, but Walken's performance in The Deer Hunter is untouchable ... The Dead Zone and Annie Hall make this an easy one for me
I was thinking specifically of Deer Hunter (Annie Hall was excellent of course too) and he almost won. But overall, I had to go with Freeman.

I feel that Walken and DeNiro have really become lampoons of themselves. Sure, their greatest work is superb but I hate to see these joke roles that they've been taking over the last several years. I can't even remember the last good movie DeNiro has been in

For DeNiro, it's been a while

A Bronx Tale ??
Walken is really good in Catch Me If You Can.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:30 PM

I enjoy both actors very much.

Both rely on their "brand charm" when it comes to acting.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:35 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 12 December 2016 - 01:36 PM, said:

Everyone seems to have bought into this idea that Walken is a parody of himself now, like they hear people say it or see it written down so they parrot it and believe it. It's not true though.
I dare you to watch Joe Dirt parts 1 and 2 + Balls of Fury.

I don't know about the parroting part. I've never heard anyone say Walken was a parody of himself. I think I might've said "lampoon"...but I was connecting it more to DeNiro I think.

If tons of people before me had said Brad Pitt were an overacting, over appreciated Hollywood star, I'd agree!

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:49 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 12 December 2016 - 07:21 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 12 December 2016 - 02:01 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 12 December 2016 - 01:38 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 12 December 2016 - 01:36 PM, said:

Everyone seems to have bought into this idea that Walken is a parody of himself now, like they hear people say it or see it written down so they parrot it and believe it. It's not true though.

Nope it's my real opinion from real experience in real life. Imagine that!

:P
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That is certainly your prerogative.
You better believe it!

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:50 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 07:35 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 12 December 2016 - 01:36 PM, said:

Everyone seems to have bought into this idea that Walken is a parody of himself now, like they hear people say it or see it written down so they parrot it and believe it. It's not true though.
I dare you to watch Joe Dirt parts 1 and 2 + Balls of Fury.

I don't know about the parroting part. I've never heard anyone say Walken was a parody of himself. I think I might've said "lampoon"...but I was connecting it more to DeNiro I think.

If tons of people before me had said Brad Pitt were an overacting, over appreciated Hollywood star, I'd agree!
Pitt should fight Ben Affleck in a bare knuckle fight to finish, then I'd watch them!

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 08:43 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 07:08 PM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 12 December 2016 - 01:38 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 01:53 AM, said:

View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:27 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 12:06 AM, said:

View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:01 AM, said:

I like both, but Walken's performance in The Deer Hunter is untouchable ... The Dead Zone and Annie Hall make this an easy one for me
I was thinking specifically of Deer Hunter (Annie Hall was excellent of course too) and he almost won. But overall, I had to go with Freeman.

I feel that Walken and DeNiro have really become lampoons of themselves. Sure, their greatest work is superb but I hate to see these joke roles that they've been taking over the last several years. I can't even remember the last good movie DeNiro has been in

For DeNiro, it's been a while

A Bronx Tale ??
Cop Land came a few years after so I'm going with that. Can't think of anything else after Cop Land.
What about Ronin?  I thought that was a pretty good movie.
Didn't see it. I can believe it was good though as it was only one year after Cop Land.

I didn't see Rocky & Bullwinkle because it looked awful but he did that in 2000. Maybe that was the starting point of when he turned to shit?
Ronin is actually quite good.  It's more of an ensemble cast than a de Niro vehicle so maybe he raised his game like he did in heat.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 08:58 PM

View PostAncient Ways, on 12 December 2016 - 08:43 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 07:08 PM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 12 December 2016 - 01:38 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 01:53 AM, said:

View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:27 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 12:06 AM, said:

View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 12:01 AM, said:

I like both, but Walken's performance in The Deer Hunter is untouchable ... The Dead Zone and Annie Hall make this an easy one for me
I was thinking specifically of Deer Hunter (Annie Hall was excellent of course too) and he almost won. But overall, I had to go with Freeman.

I feel that Walken and DeNiro have really become lampoons of themselves. Sure, their greatest work is superb but I hate to see these joke roles that they've been taking over the last several years. I can't even remember the last good movie DeNiro has been in

For DeNiro, it's been a while

A Bronx Tale ??
Cop Land came a few years after so I'm going with that. Can't think of anything else after Cop Land.
What about Ronin?  I thought that was a pretty good movie.
Didn't see it. I can believe it was good though as it was only one year after Cop Land.

I didn't see Rocky & Bullwinkle because it looked awful but he did that in 2000. Maybe that was the starting point of when he turned to shit?
Ronin is actually quite good.  It's more of an ensemble cast than a de Niro vehicle so maybe he raised his game like he did in heat.
Will check it out then :cheers:

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 09:18 PM

Shawshank is not in the same league as The Deer Hunter

Walken had the higher ceiling, and played roles that would have been virtually impossible for anyone else

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 09:19 PM

View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 09:18 PM, said:

Shawshank is not in the same league as The Deer Hunter

Walken had the higher ceiling, and played roles that would have been virtually impossible for anyone else
Shawshank is massively overrated, especially on here.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 10:45 PM

You guys are arguing that it's impossible for roast pork to be better than barbecue beef ribs

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 10:53 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 10:45 PM, said:

You guys are arguing that it's impossible for roast pork to be better than barbecue beef ribs

AKB vs Morning Musume ??

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:01 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 10:45 PM, said:

You guys are arguing that it's impossible for roast pork to be better than barbecue beef ribs
Now you're just making us hungry!

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:23 PM

View PostLucas, on 12 December 2016 - 10:53 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 December 2016 - 10:45 PM, said:

You guys are arguing that it's impossible for roast pork to be better than barbecue beef ribs

AKB vs Morning Musume ??
I'm talking about roast pork and barbecue beef ribs and you're mentioning natto and shirako




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