Sunday, June 11, 2017

They Don't Make Them Like That Any More

Actors and actresses, that is.

Have you ever tried to pick your dream cricket team from your country's best players since WW2?

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Well, I'm trying to pick my best all time Hollywood cast for a really BIG movie, you know, something like The Longest Day or The Battle of Britain both of which employed stellar casts.

I haven't yet arrived at a suitable story from which to draw a script but I have picked my team of the eleven best.  It was not very easy because there were too many who had to be left out. (Like Charlton Heston and Clint Eastwood.)

Any way, for what it's worth, here is the list in some sort of order of merit.

  1. Lawrence Olivier
  2. James Stewart
  3. Gregory Peck
  4. Katherine Hepburn
  5. Richard Burton
  6. Ingrid Bergman
  7. Kurt Jurgens
  8. Robert Morley
  9. Tom Hanks
  10. Lauren Bacall
  11. Jack Lemon

In any team you must have some reserves, so here are four:-

  1. Robert Shaw
  2. Sean Connery
  3. Shirley McLaine
  4. Sidney Poitier
Now comes the hard part.  Where is the script?



Paranormal said...
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Paranormal said...

There are a few reserves yet missed. Denzel Washington would have to be one of them.

As for script I'm reading Bill Browders Red Notice which would have to be up there. I know it's been done but Cochrane the Dauntless, the later years would also make it.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

You're right. The difficulty is knowing who to leave out. I probably should have included Ben Kingsley.

Anonymous said...

Where's Jack Nicholson? He's the best actor of the 20th century.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Come on, now! Better than Olivier? Better than Peck? Better than Stewart?

I think not.

pdm said...

You seem to be a bit short on glamour so I will throw in:

Kim Novak
Raquel Welch

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


I considered a number of lovelies but most had more boobs than ability.

Ciaron said...

I'd add to the extended squad:
Peter Cushing
Ian Richardson
Christopher Lee

And Dave Prowse, cause you need someone who can sell a mask, or heavy makeup...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


There are many I regret leaving off, including Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson.........

I must confess to not recognising the names Peter Cushing and Ian Richardson. Must have a look at Wiki.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Recognised Richardson but not Cushing. Should point out I was selecting people from film rather than television.

Ciaron said...

Your list seemed a little light on villains Adolf :)
I believe they both did film, however Richardson is epic (IMHO) in the BBC House of Cards trilogy.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Well yes. Although Gregory Peck did a pretty good job of it in The Boys From Brazil, playing Dr Mengele.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

On the subject of potential subject matter I can suggest the presidency of Ronald Reagan and the fall of the Soviet Union.