Poll: Did They Even Act?
A poll by ur44797245
Results of 3,786 votes:
Annie Hall (1977)
R. Lee Ermey
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Notting Hill (1999)
The Bodyguard (1992)
Mathew Minami (left) and Bill Murray (right)
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Robert De Niro
The King of Comedy (1982)
Elvis Presley in "Loving You," Paramount, 1957.
Steve McQueen "LeMans" 1971 Solar
John Wayne and James Stewart, portrait for "The Shootist," 1972. Vintage silver gelatin, 14x11, signed. $900
1978 David Sutton MPTV
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
My Name Is Bruce (2007)
Annie Hall (1977)
White Nights (1985)
The Straight Story (1999)
John Barrymore 6/6/39
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
A Star Is Born (1976)
5734-32 "Paris When It Sizzles" Audrey Hepburn and William Holden 1963 Paramount
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
The Stunt Man (1980)
A Star Is Born (1976)
Favourite Scottish Character
Which of these Scottish characters from film and tv is/are your favourite? Discuss here
The battle of the sourpusses!
If you had to, which one of these infamous sourpusses would you invite to a party? Who would you think would have the better chance to break loose and go wild (given enough booze, coffee, or other mood changing stimulant)? Text, emoji, and/or modern dance your RSVP here!
Ten Movie Characters' Incomprehensible Mistakes
*** MAJOR SPOILERS !!! *** We all make mistakes, don't we? Indeed, it is a common trope to have a movie character making the one mistake that ultimately causes or accelerates his downfall. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): SPOILER: McMurphy never leaves the institution when he has countless opportunities, in Sunset Blvd. (1950), SPOILER: Joe comes back to Norma, in Heat (1995), SPOILER: Neil needs to kill Waingro instead of fleeing, in Scarface (1983), SPOILER: Tony Montana refuses the banker's rates, and precipitates his downfall by making an enemy out of Sosa etc. But these are not the tragic mistakes this poll is about -- those with a 'good' reason to happen. The following list contains ten really bad mistakes... made under circumstances where the character could really think twice before making the choice. These ten moves were so badly thought, so ridiculously doomed to fail or so dangerously stupid that even the fans of the movies have a hard time justifying them. Now, since nothing is really irrational, the main justification for these mistakes can always be found: ego, hubris, overestimating the enemy's stupidity, or, from a screenwriter's perspective, the fact that there would be no story otherwise. But seriously, which of these ten mistakes do you find the hardest to accept, no matter how good the film is? You may discuss the list here
Young, Old or Dead, Time Can't Stop Oscar
Which of these current Oscar age-related records do you think is the most impressive? Wikipedia Source: Oscars Age Overall/Category Records After voting, discuss the topic here.
Overused Job Clichés
Which of these 25 clichés regarding movie professions do you think is the most overused? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Triple Oscar Actor-Writer-Director Hat Tricks
An ice hockey hat trick occurs when a player scores three goals in a single game. It is celebrated with fans throwing hats onto the ice from the stands. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, hat tricks in other fields are likewise "three successes of the same kind, especially consecutive ones within a limited period". Hat tricks from other fields can be found in competitions, as varied as, Cricket, Marbles, Darts and Scrabble. The Oscar hat trick is similarly a rare and extraordinary feat, when an individual is thrice recognized for a single film by Academy voters. In honor of the 2019 National Hockey League Stanley Cup and 2019 NCAA Collegiate Men's and Women's Frozen Four, a tribute to one of the rarest and most difficult hat tricks to achieve, the Oscar nomination hat trick. Only four people, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, Roberto Benigni and Warren Beatty, in five films have achieved a rare Oscars triple by securing acting, writing and directing nominations for the same film. Which same person Oscar nominated actor-writer-director has the best same film total package in combined results for character portrayal, script writing and direction? Discuss the topic here.
Male Leading Roles from 70s Best Picture Winners
To date, the 1970's is the only cinematic decade where each Best Picture Oscar-winning film was also nominated for Best Actor. Which Oscar-nominated performance by an actor in a leading role from a 70's Best Picture is your personal favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Face-Off: Four Weddings and a Funeral
"Four occasions to laugh, one to cry: five to meditate about love and life..." Many romantic comedies culminate with a kiss that means love forever and... if not marriage, we can at least bet on long-term commitment. And this is why Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), one of the biggest hits of the glorious 1994 -two nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Picture- was such a refreshing 'romantic comedy': a cheerful celebration of that magical day that sets a 'before' and an 'after' in our lives, starts in all pompous solemnity and ends with fun, laugh, booze... and maybe a few years later regrets. Still, even unsuccessful marriages end up being more insightful than the others (if only because they do 'end up') and the film also puts the notion of commitment into perspective even questioning its compatibility with real love. How many "rom-coms" dared to ask whether love could really last forever. If not definite answers, the film provides some hints through four marital experiences and one funeral with the perfect balance between humor, slapstick and wit, in pure British fashion... with some American spice on it. Since the five titular events and their direct aftermaths occupy almost 95% of the screen-time, the question is quite simple: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the classic British comedy, which of the four titular weddings and funeral was your favorite sequence? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Donuts. Is There Anything They Can't Do?
Wait...is it doughnut...or maybe d'oh-nut? You can share a baker's dozen with one of the greatest donut lovers of the world. Of course, the most famous donut-lover of all, Homer Simpson, will not be an option. Homer doesn't share. So who do you pick? Want to talk about it? Click here!
Nerdiest looking male character
Which male character with 'glasses' looks nerdiest? Discuss here - http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/231045890
Oscar Nominated Performances in Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen has directed a lot of movies, several with Oscar nominated acting performances. But which of these performances that received an Oscar nomination is your favourite? Once you've voted you can discuss this poll here.
Classic Question Quotes
Which of these questions is the most memorable? Discuss the list here!
Gay Best Friends
Which of these gay friends would you choose as your own? Discuss the list or add your favorite here
Best Male Performance Not Nominated for an Oscar
Which of these male performances chosen by IMDb Poll Board members as the best performances not nominated for an Oscar most deserved to be nominated? Discuss it here. Vote in the female poll here
How much did IMDb change your life?
Since you're an IMDb user, the website has certainly influenced your leisure time and improved your knowledge of movies and TV programs, it certainly made you more curious about films and more eager to discuss them, but this poll goes deeper than that, in a more... life-changing way? The options will give you an idea, but asked differently, the question would be: how different would have been your life (social, personal and/or professional) if IMDb simply didn't exist? Vote for the most life-changing aspect and discuss here
Which one of these characters displays the most insulting behavior? Discuss here!
Which comedy persona is the closest to your own personality? (NOTE: Included are only personas which the actors established while playing different characters) The user borimor deserves credit as he came up with this idea originally. Thanks! Discuss here
Standout Leading Man
Every so often there is a performance of a leading actor that just stands out and is nominated for an Oscar even though the film itself is not all that great and does not receive a nomination in any other category. Which of these performances is your favourite? Listed are all performances from the last 50 years (1964-2014), plus one earlier one as a default option for those who prefer a performance in an older film. If you'd like to give a shout-out to a particular earlier performance you can do so here.
Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees (1929-2000)
As of 2021, forty individuals have career feature Oscar nominations in front of the camera, as well as, behind the camera (forty-two, if you count Peter Sellers' and Christine Lahti's shorts). Which person who secured dual Oscar nominations* in front of the camera, as well as behind the camera, in the 20th century, is the most impressive talent on both sides? *an acting Oscar nomination plus a behind-the-camera Oscar nomination (directing, writing, producing, music, etc.) Vote in the companion poll: Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees (2001-Now) Discuss the topic here.
Improvising is the... uh... the best!
A script gives an actor/actress a certain eloquence but sometimes it's that spur of the moment, gut instinct feeling, that moment when they are so into character, that the true magic comes out of their mouths. In order to qualify, these lines must have either been ad-libbed by the actor on screen or changed from how it was originally written in the script. I have chosen not to include lines/moments delivered by Brando, as so much of his dialogue was ad-libbed that perhaps he merits a list of his own. In your opinion, which improvised moment in film by an actor has resonated most with you over the years? After voting, you may discuss your unscripted thoughts here.