what a great movie and great performance

anonymous asked:

Hi, I love your tumblr. I've only seen Martin on Sherlock. What do you recommend me to watch next?


First off, thanks so much for liking my blog! I’m obviously a huge Martin fan, so it means a lot when people say they enjoy it.

Now for what to watch next, well… he has quite the filmography, but I can give a few recs.

Martin’s breakout role was in the Office playing Tim Canterbury. It’s a really funny show and Martin is great in it. It’s defiantly worth a watch!

Originally posted by nosetothewind94

Now, Martin’s second best known role (or perhaps best known, depending on who your asking) is Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit. Say what you want about the movies (I happen to love them) Martin’s performance is always praised. He put so much depth into his character. It’s such a great performance over three films. Check them out :)

Originally posted by asstrxlxgy

One of Martin’s more recent roles that I enjoyed was Phil Rask in Startup. I did not love the show as much, but his acting was top notch, and he will be appearing in the second season, so it’ worth a watch (did i mention he was gorgeous in it?)

Originally posted by constantlyfreemaned

Another one of my favourite roles of his was as Lester Nygaard in Fargo. I admit i was a bit skeptical of the show, but it totally blew me away. Martin was amazing as one of the leads, and he really got to play a different character than we are used to him playing. It was really great to see that.

Originally posted by welcometoyouredoom

If you’re interested in seeing a sexy, gorgeous, Scottish Martin Freeman, check out Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. I enjoyed the movie a lot more than i thought i would, and he is to die for in it (freebeard love) :)

Originally posted by free-martinis

A lot of these movies are more recent roles (except for The Office) but a lot of his older work is great as well. He is really great in the movie Nightwatching (even though I did not like the film overall)

Originally posted by rominatrix

Love Actually is a classic (although he is not in the movie a whole lot) The movie is amazing regardless of how much he is in it :) (also can’t find a great gif right now)

If you want an adorable Martin film, check out The Nativity. Its a guilty pleasure… its a kids christmas movie but i love it. (my computer sucks so so gif lol)

Anyway, those are some of my favourite, he really is a talented and versatile actor, and I hope you enjoy watching some of these performances :)


He was like a godfather to many young actors worldwide but particularly in this country. He had enormous positive influence on younger performers. His memory will live on forever.” — Robert Duvall

One of the great, great movie actors of all time. But I think he was also one of the biggest disappointments of all time because he was given so much, he was so electric a personality, so distinctive as an actor and so good, but he really threw it away. I don’t think he took the responsibility of his talent very seriously or did with it what he could have done.” — Robert Osborne

People always ask me who was the most influential guy to us young guys back then. Anyone who doesn’t tell you Brando was the man, they’re lying. He influenced more young actors of my generation than any actor. Anyone who denies it never understood what it was all about. I loved him.” — James Caan

I’ll never forget the wonderful experience working with Marlon filming On The Waterfront. Playing those scenes with him was something I shall always treasure. He was one of the most generous and talented actors.” — Eva Marie Saint

It was incomprehensible how good Brando was. He was just a phenomenon. I was acting before I ever saw a Brando picture. I’m very proud to be able to say that but I’ll be imitating him until the day I die.” — Al Pacino

Remembering Marlon Brando on his 92nd birthday (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

“See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Joe, ‘cause God is tribal; God takes sides! No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from daddy’s fist and abominations. I figured out way back if God is all-powerful, He cannot be all good. And if He is all good, then He cannot be all-powerful. And neither can you be.”

-Lex Luthor, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”


In great acting, we see the soul of the character through the craft of the performer. In a great star, we see the personality of the performer through the veil of the character. The actor disappears, the star displays. Hepburn did both. She always illuminated the parts she played; those young women won a unique allure because she played them. But she was also, and utterly, herself. What a gift to the earth that was, from the movies’ last and best lady.

- TIME magazine

Audrey Hepburn 4.5.1929-20.1.1993

This one is messed up – seriously messed up, even if it led to arguably one of the finest moments in Denzel Washington’s career. In Edward Zwick’s 1989 Civil War film Glory, Denzel Washington plays a very proud and defiant runaway slave who has volunteered to fight in the union army. Due to his military insubordination, he is flogged pursuant to military discipline dictates. But, after the order is given, his commanding officer (Matthew Broderick, who probably should have faked a sick day from the army that day) realizes he is essentially having Denzel whipped in the way Denzel has been abused by slave owners so many times before. It is, without question, the most provocative scene in the movie. Watch Denzel show all of this on his face.

Edward Zwick wasn’t sweating that tension on the set of Glory, because he had a great idea for how to get a performance out of Denzel Washington. What if he told the guy off camera to just keep whipping Denzel? Like more than Denzel expected? Great! Zwick had the camera loaded with extra film and instructed that Denzel should keep getting flogged until he “found it.”

5 Actors Who Weren’t Acting In Their Most Iconic Scenes


Now this is a man who loves his WIFEY. And isn’t afraid to show it.

I saw Step Up years ago. No, it’s not a great movie or great acting. They both have admitted that re-watching it makes them cringe. But what a great love story here.

11 years together, 7 years married and they have a beautiful 3 year old daughter.

Now that is Magic….(no not Magic Mike, but I can appreciate that too 😉)

Go watch their performance on Spike TV’s Lip Sync Competition. One of the funniest things I have watched. How cool that a popular Hollywood couple would have a blast doing something together.

They aren’t afraid to show their love. And for this I wish them many many years of falling in love over and over again.

PS. watched Step Up yesterday when all the nonsense with Sam/MM was happening. It was still a corny movie. But cute to watch Channing and Jenna fall in love on screen.

BTW Channing is 36/Jenna 35 and they started out working together and still do projects as individuals and a couple. Seems they have figured out the magic to making both work for them. More 💪 to them for navigating the Hollywood BS. I’ll pray for their continued success! See it can be done if you want it.

And it makes me think that if Sam and Cait really wanted it, it would have happened already.

Because you can have both.

A successful career and partnership with your on screen love interest.

You just have to want it and not be afraid to show it.

“The only thing I ever really look at in movies is the actors. Obviously there are great movies with great production design and that kind of stuff, but… it probably comes from my first movie, where I realized early on that I didn’t have any money and I was telling a small story, but what I did have was these great actors, which ended up being the most important thing you could have. I remember talking with Jack Fisk on There Will Be Blood about needing money to do special effects, and he said, “We’ve got the best special effect there is, we’ve got Daniel Day Lewis!” And he was right. A nice two-shot with two actors performing great dialogue, that’s a staple of the movies of the ’30s that I love the most.

"I don’t fetishize ’70s movies the way some people do. I love them, but my models are those ’30s films, and I’m always trying to emulate that. Sometimes you can’t – sometimes you try to get things in one shot and you realize you’re forcing the staging, and you have to own up to the fact that it’s not working. You always have to keep an eye on it to make sure that your visual ideas aren’t affectations, and that you’re not just adhering to some kind of dogma. But when you can make that kind of thing work naturally, it’s just the best.” – Paul Thomas Anderson