Kate (mskatej) wrote,

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There are some actors I like, regardless of talent or output. I just like them. It might be their charm or charisma, or maybe they played a character I fell in love with. Or they might have been in one of my favourite films. Conversely, there are actors I dislike, just because. Charmless, unappealing, irritating or for no good reason I can think of.

I'm gratified to note that the list of actors I like is much longer than the list of actors I dislike. Lists are subject to change, because I'm fickle. (Main reasons for love/hate in brackets)

Actors I like

Alyson Hannigan (Willow)

Angelina Jolie

Bill Murray (Ground Hog Day, Lost in Translation, Ghost Busters, the list goes on)

Bradley Cooper (Alias)

Chow Yun-Fat (Hard Boiled)

David Duchovny (X Files, Twin Peaks) 

Don Cheadle

Drew Barrymore

Ethan Hawke (Before Sunrise/Before Sunset)

Eva Mendes

Ewan MacGregor (Moulin Rouge when he sings Your Song. *swoons*)

Gael Bernal Garcia

George Clooney (From Dusk till Dawn, Ocean's Eleven, Three Kings, Out of Sight)

Glenn Close (Always been a fan, but what made me *love* her, was Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmations. Genius.)

Greg Kinnear (He's so cute! But his most awesome performance is as Bob Crane in Auto Focus.)

Hank Azaria (I will always love Hank for his work on the Simpsons. But also because he's strangely sexy.)

Heath Ledger (10 Things I Hate About You)

Hugh Grant (About a Boy, the first Bridget Jones)

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Laurie (House. God, I LOVE him as House. So. Fucking. Sexy.)

Ian McKellan

Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko)

James Marsters (Spike)

Jeff Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Big Lebowski)

Jeff Goldblum

Jennifer Aniston (Rachel on Friends)

Jennifer Garner (Alias, 13 Going on 30)

Jennifer Tilly (Bullets over Broadway, Bound, her voice)

Jessica Alba (she's just so *gorgeous*)

Jet Li (Hero)

John Cusack

John Goodman (Roseanne, The Big Lebowski)

Joseph Gordon Levitt (10 Things I Hate About You)

Kathleen Turner

Keanu Reeves (Speed, The Matrix, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Constantine)

Kevin Bacon

Kyle MacLachlan (mostly for the Twin Peaks before it turned bad, but also for Sex and the City)

Lena Olin (Alias, The Unbearable Lightness of Being)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary)

Matt Damon (The Bourne Identity/Supremacy)

Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor)

Owen Wilson (Starsky and Hutch mainly, but pretty much everything he's done is good with me)

Patricia Clarkson (The Station Agent)

Paul Rudd (Clueless, Friends, Anchorman)

Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls)

Richard E Grant (Withnail and I)

Robert Downey Jr. (Lots of things, but mainly Wonderboys)

Russell Crowe (Because he's one of the best actors in the world. LA Confidential, The Insider)

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy)

Sigourney Weaver

Susan Sarandon

Tim Robbins (Hudsucker Proxy, The Player, The Shawshank Redemption, Bob Roberts)

Timothy Hutton (Beautiful Girls)

Tobey Maguire (Spiderman 1 & 2, The Cider House Rules, Wonderboys)

Tom Welling (Clark Kent, fan fiction)

Toni Collette (About a Boy)

Tony Leung

Uma Thurman (Kill Bill 1 & 2)

Victor Garber (Alias)

Will Ferrell (Elf)

Will Smith (Everything ever)

Ziyi Zhang (House of Flying Daggers)


Actors I dislike


Ben Affleck (He seems like a nice enough guy, but he can't act and he makes poor choices.)

Brian Cox (He's very good but is so happy playing unappealing characters that I now find him unappealing)

Brittany Murphy (Urgh. From Clueless through to Sin City, she annoys the fuck out of me.)

Colin Farrell (Yup. He sort of grosses me out for some reason. Maybe it's the herpes rumour, but no, I've never found him remotely attractive.)

David Carruso (*shudder*)

Demi Moore (Talentless, charisma free and dumb. She has sucked in every movie she's ever been in.)

Heather Graham (A bad actress. Although I liked her a lot in Swingers.)

Jennifer Connolly (Really talented but too chilly for my liking.)

John Schneider (Charmless and wooden. He does absolutely nothing for me.)

Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang, and what I saw of Snow White)

Mel Gibson (mainly because of The Passion. I used to like him.)

Renee Zellweger (See, I love her in Jerry Maguire and I like her in the first Bridget Jones, but I hated her in Chicago and there's something about her that winds me up)

Willem Defoe (Creeeeepy.)

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