Actors War Round 1: Nicholson vs. Ford

Discussion in 'Movies/TV' started by titanthakur, May 24, 2017.

Who is a better overall actor?

Poll closed May 31, 2017.
  1. Jack Nicholson

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  2. Harrison Ford

    20.8%
  1. titanthakur

    titanthakur Starter

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    answer poll. One week limit
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  2. avvie

    avvie It's another cold day in Hell Tip Jar Donor

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    Nicholson gets one decent role down, then spends the rest of his career being a parody of himself. Yes, that includes "The Shining".
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  3. HurrayTitans!

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    I think Nicholson has done a pretty wide variety of characters. Ford is clearly Han Solo or Indiana Jones both of which are pretty similar characters.
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  4. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Wake up and die right Tip Jar Donor

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    Not a big fan of either and Jack Nicholson looks insane

    so i went with Ford. Star Wars and Indiana Jones are iconic, should probably have a statue built somewhere if there already isnt
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  5. 10ACTyrant

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    nicholson easy... ford has an alluring presence on screen but he doesn't have the chops jack has

    one flew
    the shining
    the departed
    as good as it gets
    a few good men
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  6. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    What are we basing this on? Capabilities or draw?

    The Rock should be on here if the latter.
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  7. titanthakur

    titanthakur Starter

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    Best overall actor. It's an opinion question so there's not really a boundary of factors it's based on, just what you define as being a better actor.
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  8. The Hammer

    The Hammer Leper Messiah

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    I have not seen Ford do much that impressed me outside the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies -- and he was basically playing the same character in both series.

    He was good, but nothing special, in The Devil's Own.

    Nicholson though, I first became a fan of in that Batman movie where he stole the show playing the Joker. He has so much good stuff.
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