Editor’s note when this link was dropped in the pop culture channel at TGS, I had no idea when I returned after watching a movie there would be 145 new messages. I am presenting them without edits. So, hope you enjoy the booze filled chaos. Also I linked to their Twitter bios so you can tell them how wrong they are — TF
Arnoldthethird: For ME? It’s Crowe
Vos: I think it has to be…makes me sad to say because I fucking love Gladiator, A beautiful Mind, and Cinderella Man.
jason_mitchell: No contest if we’re only talking movies. Crowe.
Vos: It was actually semi close between him and Cruise because the MI movies have never really done it for me.
Ohldewankenobi: If we’re basing it on movies they’re in – it’s Crowe
If we’re just basing it on actors themselves – it’s Cruise in a landslide
Chris: Unpopular opinion but other than Batman what has Bale done that is so memorable?
Maybe Empire of the Sun
Vos: American Psycho, Ford vs Ferrari, The Fighter. Those are my big ones for him besides the Trilogy. Theres also The Machinist and The Prestige that others might say? (edited)
Arnoldthethird: Eyes Wide Shut broke Cruise buddy was never the same
That and magnolia drop the same year (even though EWS took like 4 years to shoot) then a hard pivot into the action shit
Spencerhughes: Crowe is easy call
Then we don’t have his atrocious Javert in Les Mis
Bale was very good in Big Short
Tim: I’m voting Cruise. I know everyone loved him in Tropic Thunder but I just thought it was cheap. Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind and The Insider showed way more range than Cruise
Pitt and Bale are untouchable in my opinion
Aaron: Maybe I’m missing it but what movies has Pitt done that you just cant imagine not seeing again?
Aaron: Eh. The last one is the only one I could argue for. Snatch and Seven are good but I’ve only seen them once and don’t really care about them.
Tim: Watch Snatch again
Aaron: And I watch Inglorious Bastards for Waltz.
Tim: Yeah. Terrible. But I’ll own it
Vos: The Oceans movies
Ohldewankenobi: Once Upon a time…
Vos: Havent seen that yet, but I need to.
Ohldewankenobi: 12 monkeys
Burn after reading
Tim: Cruise is the only one without an Oscar.
Ohldewankenobi: Fight club
I couldn’t care less about Cruise outside of the MIP movies
Vos: Is he really? lol
Ohldewankenobi: He’s not a good actor objectively
Vos: Thats funny Jake I don’t care about the MIP movies but didnt rank him last
I also cant think of a single movie that Im like “damn he was a really fantastic actor in that movie”
Tim: I loved Top Gun as a kid but began to sour on him around Days of Thunder. Gritting your teeth and squinting isn’t acting.
Vos: I love Days of Thunder and him in it lol
Ohldewankenobi: He’s in some decent movies but I don’t think they’re much different with someone else in his role (if that makes sense)
Vos: Yeah I feel that.
Ohldewankenobi: He almost ruined A Few Good Men for me
Tim: Oh, he was the worst part of that movie
Arnoldthethird: Cruise nominated for Best Actor for Born on the Fourth of July
Tim: Nominated. Did not win
Vos: Hmmm okay so y’all are interpreting the question as the person just gets replaced and the movie exists
Arnoldthethird: Supporting actor for Magnolia
Tim: Again, nominated. Did not win.
Vos: If we are saying the movies still get made and the actor is replaced….it’s Cruise by a mile for me.
Arnoldthethird: I’m just saying they’re accolades lol I know he didn’t win
Still great in those films
Tim: You know how they say Trump isn’t really a rich man rather he’s like what a poor man imagines a rich man is like? Cruise is like what a bad actor imagines a good actor is like.
Arnoldthethird: Great in Minority Report and Collateral
Ohldewankenobi: This is how I’m choosing to look at it
If we are saying the movies still get made and the actor is replaced….it’s Cruise by a mile for me.”
Tim: Tom Cruise always looks, behaves, sounds like Tom Cruise. The other 3 have make complete transformations
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