Was just interested in the general opinions of the classic hollywood film buffs.
First Wave: Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Fred Astaire, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson
Second Wave: Cary Grant, James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, John Wayne, Laurence Olivier
Third Wave: Gregory Peck, Gene Kelly, William Holden, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum
Fourth Wave: Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, James Dean, Sidney Poitier, Jack Lemmon, Charlton Heston
First Wave: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Mae West
Second Wave: Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert, Ginger Rogers, Vivian Leigh
Third Wave: Ingrid Bergman, Judy Garland, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr
Fourth Wave: Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Shirley Maclaine
Rank (for both actors and actresses)
1. Which group consists of your most favorite actors/actresses from most to least.
2. Which group consists of the greatest actors/actresses (in terms of resume) from most to least.
Mine is something like this:
Favorite Actors: Third Wave, Second Wave, First Wave, Fourth Wave
Greatest Actors: Second Wave, First Wave, Third Wave, Fourth Wave
Favorite Actresses: Fourth Wave, Third Wave, Second Wave, First Wave
Greatest Actresses: Second Wave, Fourth Wave, Third and Fourth Wave (tie)
Actors: Second Wave, Third Wave, Fourth Wave, First Wave (although I have some favorites scattered throughout).
Second Wave, First Wave, Fourth Wave, Third Wave (ditto).
2nd Wave all around.
Favorite actors from each wave: Clark Gable, John Wayne, Holden, Newman
favorite actresses from each wave: Dietrich, Leigh, Gardner and Loren
would also drop one and add Jane Russell
My alternative list:
Charlie Chaplin in The Kid, The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times
Takashi Shimura in Ikiru
Gunnar Bjornstrand in Winter Light
Alain Delon in Le Samourai
Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces, The Last Detail, Chinatown, The Passenger
Warren Beatty in McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas
My alternative list:
Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box
Tatiana Samoilova in The Cranes Are Flying
Marie Dubois in Shoot the Piano Player
Harriet Andersson in Through A Glass Darkly
Julie Christie in McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Nastassja Kinski in Paris, Texas
Irene Jacob in The Double Life of Veronique