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Poll: Most Versatile Actors

Which of these actors has been most memorable not only to appear in a variety of roles but also to play them with an enormous intensity and credibility (ruling out cameos and simple caricatures)?

(NOTE: The descriptions for each actor are only rough reminders of their range; they do not seek to be exhaustive resumes. Vote according to your own best knowledge.)

Discuss here

Results of 1,740 votes:

  1. 1.

    Christian Bale

     
    *narcissistic yuppie (American Psycho) *muscular heroes (Equilibrium, Dark Knight trilogy) *insomniatic, mentally unstable and skeletal (The Machinist) *slimy, fat con man (American Hustle)
  2. 2.

    Daniel Day-Lewis

     
    *chic philistine (A Room with a View) *native American warrior (The Last Mohican) *charismatic and violent mix of mentor and adversary (Gangs of New York) *greedy misanthrope (There Will Be Blood) *wi…
  3. 3.

    Gary Oldman

     
    *ambivalent, lusting, shape-shifting vampire (Bram Stoker's Dracula) *corrupt villain (Léon) *caring godfather (Harry Potter films) *impersonal bureaucrat (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)

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