best-actors-ever

You are the best actor ever. You make the deal of a lifetime. $500 million per year to act solely for Warner Brothers until you die. It’s unclear who the joke is on, however. You for being stuck with WB forever, or WB for offering a lifetime contract to a secret immortal.

“Chris Pine was a rare and special casting. We wanted a man who was the true parallel to Diana. A giant spirit who is the kind of man one aspires to be, but isn’t afraid to be complex and leave room for and even compliment another. He is the kind of man women want to believe is out there. He’s also one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with.”


“He is so skilled, wonderful and funny. He’s such a talented guy. He came alive in this environment where he genuinely experienced the dynamic. He actually brought a performance that is so stunning to this film because he did something so tricky where he brought all the comic relief. Chris has those skills to call upon him when we needed it. We were able to go somewhere pretty incredible with him.”


“I cannot believe how perfect Chris was, from the moment we thought of him to the moment he played every second in this movie. Chris is one of the most talented actors I’ve ever worked with in my life. But also, he’s a real man, very comfortable with his masculinity, so much so that he’s not sexiest at all. He completely takes other people on their own face value and is willing to leave space for them, and as a result he’s the perfect boyfriend for Wonder Woman because it’s someone who could actually look at her and admire her and appreciate her and it didn’t take anything away from him. And then he just made us all laugh all the time.”


“Chris is such a gift to this movie because he gave integrity to Steve Trevor. Steve Trevor is intrinsic to her story line. So, we needed to find the perfect guy. Chris is so honorable, hilarious and charming.”

- Patty Jenkins. Director, Wonder Woman.

I’ve always been good at overthinking.
The machinery in my head is constantly turning and when I try to shut it off, the hot iron material burns my hands. So I let things continue and the sounds become louder. The same words repeat over and over again: ERROR, ERROR, ERROR. There is an error in my system and the hardware is malfunctioning, but I can’t stop. I can’t stop thinking and the oil from the machines is leaking. Soon enough, it will set fire to my head.

I’ve always been good at hiding.
Even my mother can’t find me sometimes. She’ll search for me in every room of our house, not realizing that I’m following in her shadow. I feel sorry for her, but she’s the one who taught me how to blend in. How to mold my edges and become someone else. How to be the perfect daughter, the one all her peers praise, but deep down don’t care about.

I’ve always been good at miscommunication.
My father doesn’t talk much, but sometimes I get the feeling that he’s speaking to me without words. His eyes always flicker so bright and the furrow that forms between his eyebrows is prominent. When he meets my gaze and his lips curl, I try not to flinch. It’s a smile you will never understand the meaning of. I learned from him best, how to make my silence feel like a thunderstorm, but he never taught me how to control it. I’ve wrecked places and left people homeless.

I’ve always been good at pretending.
My friends are the best audience any actor could ever ask for. They remember that it’s all a show and none of it is real. So when I bruise myself, the concept that I will forget and move on in an hour or so is something that is commonly understood. Nobody ever expects me to actually get hurt. Nobody ever expects a plot twist. I hope that the day I betray them, they don’t get too angry.

I’ve always been good at empathizing.  
Tell me your problems and I’ll make them my own. Tell me your imperfections and I’ll give you pieces of myself, if you want them. Tell me you’re lonely and I’ll be at your doorstep. God, I’ll crush my own heart between my palms if you asked me to. I’ll do anything to make anybody happy, even if it brings my own doom. I am a tragedy.

—  Some of us are written by Shakespeare 

‘Maintaining My Virginity Has Given Me Incredible Powers’: 5 Questions With Steven Spielberg

The architect of dozens of iconic movies, Steven Spielberg essentially invented the blockbuster and has changed Hollywood forever. We asked the renowned director five questions about his storied career, and his answers will blow you away.

1. Where do you get the ideas for your movies?

I get my ideas from things I see in my everyday life. One time I was walking on the beach, and I saw a huge shark eating someone with its enormous jaws. I saw that, and I thought, “What if that shark was a man, and instead of eating people, he searched for lost artifacts and battled the Nazis with a whip?” The next day I started work on Indiana Jones. You never know where inspiration can be hiding.

2. What do you think has most contributed to your success as a filmmaker?

Maintaining my virginity for my entire life has given me incredible divine powers from heaven. I have kept my body pure from desires of the flesh, and as a result, God has sent his blessings down upon me. Because I have remained a virgin, God has granted me the ability to hold my breath for six minutes at a time. This has enabled me to shoot several scenes in Raiders Of The Lost Ark underwater, which really made that film great. If I hadn’t been a virgin, God wouldn’t have allowed me to hold my breath for six minutes, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark would have been a mediocre film completely lacking any scenes that take place underwater.

3. What is a common misconception people have about your work?

People often think that E.T. went on to live a long and happy life after he left Earth at the end of the movie, but that simply is not the case. The moment that E.T. boards his spaceship, his fellow aliens immediately kill him for failing in his mission to steal one of Elliott’s sweatshirts. E.T. is the saddest movie I ever made.

4. What was it like working with Harrison Ford on the Indiana Jones series?

Like many actors in the early 1980s, when Harrison Ford heard that an actor had just been elected president, he assumed it was him. It made shooting the movie difficult, as Harrison was constantly trying to call foreign dignitaries and order missile strikes between takes. We had to cobble most of his dialogue from him shouting, “Now Harrison’s the president,” as he refused to read his lines, claiming that the U.S. Constitution forbade the president from engaging in archaeology. Harrison is the best actor I’ve ever worked with by far.

5. What’s your favorite part about being a filmmaker?

They let me keep the plastic E.T. puppet, and if you rub sunscreen on the plastic E.T. puppet, the plastic E.T. puppet will reward you by telling an interesting fact about insects. I love to learn about insects, so I always make sure I have plenty of sunscreen to rub all over E.T. I can’t imagine doing any other job.

Quite aside from his boyish good looks, Eddie is by far one of the best actors I have ever seen. Why? Because every role he has played has been so different from the others & yet he is absolutely, 100% believable in every single one of them. You don’t watch him act & see Eddie - you see Newt, Marius, Stephen, Qwerty, & so on. His talent & skill are formidable!This is why he has won so many awards.. & no doubt there will be more in his future!

(Disclaimer: This is the first time I ever attempted a collage in photoshop, so please excuse the imperfections. Photoshop hates me! Also, I know not all of his many roles are represented, but I tried to choose my favourite from each year. And I couldn’t choose between Birdsong & Les Mis! I also just realised that I left out My Week With Marilyn… gah!!!)

Shout out to Devon Bostick who may be alongside Bob one of the best actors I have ever seen on a television show. See you on the other side Jasper.

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well you know how it goes: you live your life and then David Tennant appears and turns everything upside down. 

there will never be enough words to say how much i love this man and what he matters to me. he’s so much more than my favorite actor, he’s my hero, he’s who i wanna be like. so talented, so gorgeous, so scottish. perfection!

so today i wish him the happiest birthday ever!  

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Dylann Roof’s favorite movies

I tried my very best to translate his writing and hopefully it’s good enough

My favorite movies

Part 1

Pride and Prejudice-2005 #2
Pretty Poison-1968
Himizu 2011-my personal favorite #1
Norwegian Wood-2010
Romper Stomper-1993 (1992) -best skinhead film no moralization
The Notebook-2004
Ladykillers-1955
Zatoichi films
Hidden Fortress
Titanic-1999 (1997)
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail-Kurosawa
Rebel Without a Cause
12 years a slave-even though it is anti-white and unrealistic, the cinematography is beautiful
Cold Fish-2010
Kuroneko-1968
Lolita-1962 and 1994 (1997)
Hitchcock film with Teresa Wright forget the name (Shadow of a Doubt)
Claire’s Knee- Rohmer, Eric
If…. 1968- Great film despite not legible massage?
Oh boy- good film minus the bar scene, which practically ruins it

Part 2

Spirited Away
Millennium Actress
Totoro Ponyo
Far from the Madding Crowd -2015-decent film
The Duchess - decentish
A Royal Affair - decentish
Pusher-1996-very degenerate but very good, a favorite, lead actor a Jew
The Last Samurai-2003-Tom Cruise one of the best actors to ever live
I have seen not legible 50 Japanese films and countless other films. Films hold enormous power
I believe that costume dramas in particular are a good way to make white people proud of their history and physical not legible. I believe only the most beautiful people should be allowed to act. This not legible in our race, when we see beautiful people not legible of our people. A beautiful person can make a mediocre film wonderful.
Cinderella-2015- great minus the token black friend
Great Gatsby-197? (1974) - new version was terrible

Part 3

Moss-2010-Korean
Old Jackie Chan film with dragon costume scenes
Old Ti Lung films

frostbound11  asked:

You probably won't see this cos you haven't answered the last 3 asks but... I just wanna say you are the best voice actor I've ever come across. I'm terrible at it myself and I aspire to be as good as you, despite being literally one year younger than Vade. Also, I understand the pain and pleasure of a long distance relationship. Keep doing what you're doing and, maybe one day, I'll get to meet you like all your other fans. Hope this goes out to you. Hope you receive this. Deus Vult.

*you hear a star softly screaming in the sky*

*I would love to hug every fan I meet please*

Good Acting.

straightasdeanwinchester asked:

Heey! Could you do one where the reader is a teen acting on the show, they’re at a con and she’s having a bad day so the cast cheer her up?? I freaking LOVE your writing btw<3

I’m so so sorry this took so long to get out, but I’m finally back to school so now i spend my studyhall writing.
Also slight warning in this it mentions your dad getting hurt, if this bothers you in any sort of way i would suggest not reading it. I legit looked up what does Jensen smell like for this. Also i had the ending and everything done when the app crashed so i got angry and left the computer for a bit.

Going to cons can be tons of fun. Getting to meet your favorite actors, taking pictures meeting friends. But they also could be extremely hectic, and stressful. 

The first con you attended was as a fan, your family had loved supernatural since the day it started. Together your family had attended three cons, but just last year you had attended not as a fan but as a guest for the first time ever. Now a year later you were going to your fifth con as a guest, and for the first time you weren’t excited for it. 

You joined supernatural during season ten, quickly creating a strong bond with the cast. They treated you like a family, they took care of you on set because your parents couldn’t be there, they were like your older brothers, or grandpas. 

Every con that you have gone to since you started your parents have been there. They would go to every panel you were in, and maybe a couple that you weren’t. Your parents were more than supportive of your choices, they loved watching you with the fans, and could not be more happy for you.

Having your parents there could be annoying and you tried to act like you didn’t like it, but on the inside you loved that they came with. Whenever you were nervous or overwhelmed by the amount of people there, you could always find your parents to help you. 

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He’s… Mercurial. Shear talent. A genius. One of the leading actors in the world. An incredibly formidable presence. A Porsche 911.

Great people about Cumberbatch.

“Hands down, I believe that he’s the most versatile, surprising and charismatic actors of our time.” Christina Bianco, actress


“Benedict transforms, he doesn’t act. He becomes Turing.”, Morten Tyldum, director


"Even as a 13-year old, he was obviously an outstanding actor - a combination of intuition and intellect. It’s probably once in a lifetime that you find a boy actor as magnificent as this. I don’t think I had to speak or work with him in any way when I was directing him. I felt like I was working with a fellow professional rather than a schoolboy.” Mr. Tyrell, Cumberbatch’s acting teacher in Harrow


“Benedict is witty, mercurial… thoughtful and expert. He’s very intelligent but he doesn’t let it show by commenting on the character he is playing.” Richard Eyre, theater director


"He has a sensibility and an oddness to him… and a directness and a fantastic sense of humor (…) So I respect him on a pretty fundamental level (…) He’s an actor who has the ability to play in the outer field of basic acting work (…) He is a very generous, very sensitive, very thoughtful, focused, disciplined actor and, you know, when you work with somebody like that it’s just like playing… like Ronnie Scotts with B.B. King… it’s just a question of when or if… you know when someone’s got it and he’s got it.” Tom Hardy, actor


“He’s a fabulous actor and happens to have the zeitgeist. Sherlock has lifted him into a global star but he manages to combine stardom with utter brilliance which is really rare.” Hay Festival director Peter Florence


“Cumberbatch is a remarkable actor. He can quietly project the inner turmoil that more animated actors can only mimic.” Matthew Gilbert, TV critic


“Benedict Cumberbatch is shear talent. I mean he’s such a fantastically talented actor. He has a marvelous look of course, he has cheekbones you could shave Parmesan of and he’s just a magnificently talented actor. I’ve seen him do so many different things, with such style and he’s also an incredibly nice man and he deserves the enormous acclaim he receives around the world.” Stephen Fry, actor


“He is phenomenal. The amount of work that goes into his roles, he has a great work ethic and a genius mind, he is so inspiring. He really raised the bar for me and he had this integrity and genuineness. I feel really blessed to have worked with him. Plus he is so much fun, he’s become a good friend.” Adelaide Clemens, actress


“Everytime Benedict Cumberbatch opens his mouth it is positively electric… At the time I was getting really into Sherlock series one and I was just totally hypnotized by Benedict and I said to JJ ‘You gotta watch this guy, and one thing let to another and… Thank God! …. All credit goes to Benedict but I was smart enough to realize he is a genius.” Damon Lindelof, screenwriter


"I didn’t really know him as a stage actor. I knew what a fine screen actor he is. But there’s a physicality involved in the theatre. It’s not just about mannerisms or impersonation, which screen often is: it’s about sustaining a narrative with mind and body. When I saw him for Frankenstein, that was the only thing I wanted to know. Did he have that physical capacity? And of course he does. We met and I asked him to do a few things and he was extraordinary in the room. He’s as fit as a boxer, which you have to be for the stage. You have to have an internal fitness that allows you to carry the story so it never sags. He had this combination of the cerebral and the physical which you can see when you look back at his screen work – in Hawking, it’s there. Frankenstein was a great one for using it. That’s why he’s now what he is: one of the leading actors in the world.” Danny Boyle, director


“He’s a genius. There are certain actors who have the ability to take a line of dialogue and add a ring to it that you didn’t even know you put into the dialogue, into the line. And he’s one of those really brilliant actors. Just listening to him talk…you could enjoy him reading the phone book.(…) And he’s an incredibly formidable presence. He’s amazing.” Alex Kurtzman, screenwriter


“We found Benedict Cumberbatch fairly early. We needed a very good actor, someone young enough to be believable as an aristocratic, an almost slightly dislikeable character who is an adolescent in terms of his views of the world, his upbringing. But we also needed someone who could hold the screen for four and half hours, in every scene. We needed someone with experience who was not only a very good actor, but also with terrific comic timing. Benedict was the ideal answer to that.” David Attwood, director (To the ends of the earth)


“Everyone just looked at it and went “Oh. All right.” Meryl looked at me and gave me a big smile, which is Meryl’s way of saying “Well done”. It was not the best quality you’ve ever seen. And his face was very close. But he was wonderful. At first I didn’t realize that he was British because his southern Oklahoma accent was very good. There’s nothing guarded about him. It can be a little daunting because you have the clear impression at all times that he might be more intelligent than you are.” John Wells, director, about Cumberbatch’s iPhone auditioning for August: Osage County


“The difference between stars and just great actors is that stars can make parts into them, rather than themselves into parts; they make those people them. They never quite play it like you expect them to, so it becomes very much Benedict’s Sherlock. Look at how Sean Connery owned James Bond.” Steven Moffat, producer and writer


“He’s a stick shift; he’s changing up and changing down. He’s a Porsche 911.” Gary Oldman, actor


“I would like to officialy declare my love for Benedict Cumberbatch. Yes, that’s right. I’m in love with him.” Paul Feig, director


“He’s an immersive actor; he’s physical. You have to keep feeding him, trying to keep him stimulated. The engine has to be stoked all the time. The joke is that Hollywood thinks it’s investigating him right now to see what he’s made of. The truth is: He’s investigating them.” Danny Boyle, director


“Watching him physically train to play James (He dieted, ran the cliffs and swam in the cold sea), and also delve into the meaning of every line in rehearsals, and then plot the effect of his illness on his body and mind as it would be in each scene (shot in the wrong order), while all the while being a joy to be around was impressive to witness. To see it as one performance in the final cut was remarkable. - He is rare even amongst the acting breed. If the character description says handsome: he is. If it says Nasty: he is. Older: he is… Younger: he is. For this reason I just can’t wait to see what he will become.” Vaughan Sivell, producer and screen writer („Third Star“)


“Being on the set with him… I think everyone was bringing their absolute A-game. I think, frankly, in a way, [his] presence sort of elevated everything. Time and again, every scene, Benedict brought a surprising, unexpected, grounded, real and often terrifying aspect to the role. So we are incredibly grateful, all of us.” JJ Abrams, director


“Benedict Cumberbatch is one of my very favorite — excuse me, favourite — actors today, and he brought his brilliant mixture of confidence and strength to Khan in a way that, with all due respect, Montalban never did. Never once does Cumberbatch make the obvious choice, his performance is always subtle, always controlled, and when he finally goes full-Khan, scary as hell.” Will Wheaton, actor


“I think he’ll be one of the guys who lasts, that’s my take. It’s what George [Clooney] said to me ten years ago: If you can pull off ten years in this business, then you’ve done something, and we both kind of agreed that that was kind of the benchmark. And I think [Cumberbatch] is of the new crop.” Matt Damon, actor


“Benedict Cumberbatch is truly one of the greatest actors I’ve ever seen. And my favorite thing about him in this movie is that instead of his bad guy being adorned and wearing some crazy mask and costume and hair… he is just a simple man standing in a black shirt and black pants, just a common man… and his performance is so powerful in it’s simplicity… and that to me was an incredibly exciting thing to see: how little he needed to be that powerful.” JJ Abrams, director


“When he was at school, parents came to see him in plays their own children weren’t in - THAT is how good he is.” Tatler magazine


“Yes, Benedict has darkness. He has a light, brilliance, wit, sophistication, an imposing presence. He’s threatening; he’s physical. He’s also sympathetic. He does these things and makes it all look so damn easy. And the other actors … it was so funny. Every time we were doing a scene with Benedict, they were standing a little bit taller. He has a presence that is ridiculous and that voice, oh my God. There wasn’t a day working with Benedict that I didn’t think, this is insane. He elevated that moment. He made that thing that I thought was going to be really hard, authentic. He’s not like his character in any way, physically or emotionally, but he transformed himself physically. He was suddenly this wildly intimidating big guy. And he’s not. When you talk to him, he’s sort of slight. But in the movie, I spent a year editing him (Benedict’s footage). So it was like I got to see him every day. I got so used to him as that character. So when I saw him again recently, I thought, God, he’s so small, compared to how he is in the movie—he’s so epic. He is an utter chameleon who I think can do anything. He’s one of the best actors I’ve ever seen, let alone worked with. He was able to bring all of these incredible nuances and attitude to a role that in lesser hands would not have worked remotely that well.” JJ Abrams, director

Critical Role Episode 86 (I think)

Haven’t done one of these in a while. This post is all spoilers so block that stuff.

For the first time in weeks, I’ve tuned into Critical Role actually looking forward to just being happy and calm. Like, we’ve come to expect just week after week of harrowing battles and dire situations, but for the first time, we got an episode where no one had their lives on the line. 

There was no battle, no threat hanging over our heads (I don’t count Hotis. Fuck Hotis), and just in general, our favorite adventurers got to do what they wanted to do. Get drunk, hang out, and talk smack about Taryon. Also they got a ship. Captained by my new wife. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

I can’t tell you how goddamned happy I was. I was actually smiling before this episode, rather than summoning demons and selling my soul to make sure everyone got resurrected at the end of the day.

I gotta say, I love Taryon. I’ve got a few friends who were just devastated that Scanlan left and despise this guy (which I can agree with to some degree) but I love this new dynamic.

Percy’s outright reaction to him was…perfect. Sam knows how to push their buttons, and it’s totally believable for this character. To have someone undermine Percy while he silently stews is just…and to have it by this jack-ass no less is just absolutely wonderful.

So we tied up some loose ends, learned that Taryon has got a mobster dad, and Vex did a nice thing for Jarrett (I was hoping they’d follow through on that)

Tary, as expected, got bored immediately. Granted he didn’t understand (because these guys didn’t even tell him their names) but still, you can’t expect to just suddenly go on an adventure. These people are strangers to you. You are not going suddenly hop on this train and expect a spree of heroics.

And thus, we go back to Whitestone and the hazing commences. I love that Taliesin was getting so defensive of his home being called “Quaint.” I was so on board with that. Like “How dare you, this place is magnificent. Stop insulting gun son’s home.” 

Vex talking to Jarrett is always a treat. Those two have a good dynamic and I would love to see them hang out more. Like, permanently. As in, as a baroness, Jarrett becomes one of Vex’ahlia’s personal guards. Please. Jarrett in Whitestone is the best. The fact that he wants to stay there warms my heart.

I love that Grog has found a new chew toy, and Vax has just…I don’t know I think they’ve come to have a better understanding for one another and just…their buds no and I love it. But Grog’s gotta have something to amuse him, so we get the Tary hazing (which I do not promote this was wrong on many levels and these people are assholes. Self aware assholes, but assholes all the same (but then again, Tary was an asshole to them so I guess they see it as fair)). We got to see a bit of Tary’s fighting style, and then we get to see hime cry. Also, the fact that Marisha didn’t have Keyleth do anything to stop this was…quesitonable. I guess we’ve broken Keyleth to the point where she deems hazing to be an appropriate way to get to know someone.

I loved this scene. Sam is one of the best improv actors I’ve ever come across. I mean, come on. I felt all that ridiculous emotion. We now know what Taryon is really all about and I love that he deals with it by keeping up the facade. It’s such a ridiculous and over exaggerated mirror of Vox Machina and I still can’t believe that this is still all improv acting. Goodness. I don’t think Tary is evil, I just think he is going to continue to be an asshole, just (in his mind) on the down low. His ego is still his driving factor and I can’t help but just get giddy at any future interactions.

YOU PUT SHAUN IN THE SAME ROOM AS TARY AND DID NOT GIVE ME ANYTHING OF IT?! WHERE WERE MY ARCANE SONS? I NEEDED THAT INTERACTION!!!

Still it was a good getting drunk scene. More insight on Taryon, Percy and Tary finally hitting it off, some cute Grog moments, BOULDER PARCHMENT SHEARS, and Scrooge McDucking it (Thank the lord for this ship it’s such a good ship and I’m so happy it’s going strong).

Skipping ahead to the next morning, we go to the Earth Ashari, see what those people are like (I’m so happy we get to see them all. I was really beginning to wonder if we’d ever get the full tour of all the elements.) Taryon’s little comment about Keyleth intrigued me. Was he lying about finding her to appear like a good leader, or was he being sincere? IDK, share your thoughts below.

We get to Emon after that, AND MY NEW WIFE APPEARS OH SWEET LORD SHE FITS MY AESTHETIC SO HARD I THOUGHT I MIGHT EXPLODE! Give me more of her. I need my sexy, wild, totally not a former pirate Captain Adella. (Same Keyleth, same.)

Originally posted by thebonetrousler

SEA ADVENTURES!!!

SEA ADVENTURES!!!

PIRATES! SEA MONSTERS! EVERYONE FREAKING OUT WHEN KEYLETH FUCKING PARTS ANOTHER STORM! I AM HYPED AND THIS IS THE EXACT STORY LINE WE NEED AFTER ALL THIS SHIT!

And thus concludes my episode reaction. I had fun for the first time in a while after watching this episode. I was so happy to finally get this, to get an episode where we could relax and be assholes again. Tying up these loose ends is refreshing and good for the soul. It felt like friends hanging out with friends again. I shall grace my blog with art, hopefully today, but we shall see. Have a good day lovelies!