This one took some consideration. Especially since I was out and about last night and might have imbibed a bit …. I wanted to think it over a bit before deciding on who to go with. Criteria: Someone who can lose themselves in a role. Someone who you forget that you are watching an actor and are lost in the portrayal of the character.
Russell Crowe came to mind (and I love him); so did Brad Pitt, oddly enough (ever see Snatch? I rest my case.) At one time, it might have been Mel.
But for someone who meets all the criteria … I went with Morgan Freeman. And I should have chosen “Lean On Me” maybe as one of those movies that you always stop to watch when channel surfing.
And the same goes for Shawshank Redemption. Get busy living, or get busy dying. Maybe the best quote EVER.
So, basically, if Morgan Freeman is in the movie, you can generally count on it being good. Some cheese perhaps – Robin Hood? But then some classics – Driving Miss Daisy. Invictus. Always good stuff from Mr. Freeman.
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