100 favorite film actors: #80-#71

Now that the LCTs have come to a close for another year, it’s time to return to the 100 actors countdown!  (I know, you were shaking in your boots for more…)  So catch up by checking out #100 thru #91 and #90 thru #81, and peruse the next 10 below…

80. James Caan
Key Role(s): Sonny Corleone (The Godfather)
John Baggs, Jr. (Cinderella Liberty)
Frank Athearn (Comes a Horseman)
Paul Sheldon (Misery)
Eddie Sparks (For the Boys)

79. Christopher Plummer
Key Role(s): Captain von Trapp (The Sound of Music)
Rudyard Kipling (The Man Who Would Be King)
Dr. Goines (Twelve Monkeys)
Mike Wallace (The Insider)
Dr. Rosen (A Beautiful Mind)
Charles Muntz (Up)
Dr. Parnassus (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)
Leo Tolstoy (The Last Station)

78. Liam Neeson
Key Role(s): Fielding (The Mission)
Oskar Schindler (Schindler’s List)
Jerome Lovell (Nell)
Daniel (Love Actually)
Alfred Kinsey (Kinsey)
Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)

77. Geoffrey Rush
Key Role(s): David Helfgott (Shine)
Sir Francis Walsingham (Elizabeth)
Philip Henslowe (Shakespeare in Love)
The Marquis de Sade (Quills)
Nigel (Finding Nemo)
Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Ephraim (Munich)
Lionel Logue (The King’s Speech)

76. Jeff Bridges
Key Role(s): Duane Jackson (The Last Picture Show)
Kevin Flynn (TRON)
Starman (Starman)
Jack Baker (The Fabulous Baker Boys)
Jack (The Fisher King)
The Dude (The Big Lebowski)
Pres. Jackson Evans (The Contender)
Bad Blake (Crazy Heart)
Rooster Cogburn (True Grit)

75. Michael Gambon
Key Role(s): Lt. Gen. Leland Zevo (Toys)
Lionel Croy (The Wings of the Dove)
Thomas Sandefur (The Insider)
William McCordle (Gosford Park)
Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter series)
King George V (The King’s Speech)

74. Tom Wilkinson
Key Role(s): Father Matthew Thomas (Priest)
Mr. Dashwood (Sense & Sensibility)
Gerald (The Full Monty)
Hugh Fennyman (Shakespeare in Love)
Matt Fowler (In the Bedroom)
Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Eternal Sunshine of the…)
Arthur Edens (Michael Clayton)

73. Russell Crowe
Key Role(s): Bud White (L.A. Confidential)
Jeffrey Wigand (The Insider)
Maximus (Gladiator)
John Nash (A Beautiful Mind)
Capt. Jack Aubrey (Master and Commander)
Ben Wade (3:10 to Yuma)
Cal McAffrey (State of Play)

72. Dennis Hopper
Key Role(s): Goon (Rebel Without a Cause)
Jordan Benedict (Giant)
Babalugats (Cool Hand Luke)
Billy (Easy Rider)
Moon (True Grit)
Photojournalist (Apocalypse Now!)
Frank Booth (Blue Velvet)
Shooter (Hoosiers)
Howard Payne (Speed)

71. Ed Harris
Key Role(s): John Glenn (The Right Stuff)
Wayne Lomax (Places in the Heart)
Gene Kranz (Apollo 13)
Christof (The Truman Show)
Jackson Pollock (Pollock)
Richard Brown (The Hours)
Mr. Smith (The Way Back)
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