Johnny's Been Replaced!

by - January 27, 2010

I am so disappointed this morning. I'm browsing around online (Yahoo, of course) while I'm waiting for CBS to upload the last package that I need for my show, and what do I come across? This article telling me how Johnny Depp has dropped down to the number two spot on the favorite actor list. It would have been less disappointing if he had been beaten out by one of my other favorite actors but no. He was beaten out by an actor who hasn't appeared in a film since 2008 - Clint Eastwood.

With that being said, today (since I have nothing news-worthy that's interesting I want to talk about besides this travesty) I decided to put together a list of my top five favorite actors. Johnny Depp, if you hadn't guessed by now, is at the top of my list. The man is a genius. Don't believe me? Watch him in Edward Scissorhands, then watch Finding Neverland, and then watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (I don't even like this movie all that much, but he definitely pulled the role off).

James McAvoy
Okay, so I liked him wayyy before I saw Wanted. I fell in love with him (literally) when I saw Becoming Jane where he plays the real life Mr. Darcy. So if you're a fan of Pride and Prejudice (either version), I highly recommend that you watch Becoming Jane. I fell further in love with him when I saw Penelope, where he starred alongside Christina Ricci. He's witty, sarcastic and sexy in a non-conspicuous way. What's not to fall in love with?

Antonio Banderas
This is one sexy Spaniard. Have you seen him in Original Sin? If the answer is no, you should. He and Angelina Jolie are amazing together. And what about the Zorro movies? And of course there's Desperado. All must-sees. I've even seen him in a Spanish film, although I can't remember the name of it just now.

Morgan Freeman
Who can argue with this? He is one of the all-time greats. If you haven't seen The Bucket List, I highly recommend it. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, and it'll make you think. The three ingredients to a great movie. And did you know he's now the voice behind all the introductions on the CBS Evening News?

Frank Sinatra
So I like old-school movies. What? Don't judge me. Actors during his time really knew their stuff. I love Ol' Blue Eyes. Especially in On the Town, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and Never So Few (which by the way is the only movie he didn't sing in).


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  1. Morgan Freeman is a god. Which is cool, because, as we know, he played God a few times. Which rocked... HARD! And I actually love how you have Frank Sinatra on your list. Definitely very cool.

  2. Old-school movies are the best. I mean, don't get me wrong. I love modern movies, but actors these days tend to fall flat when compared to actors back then. I could actually expand my list to include some more oldies, like Cary Grant, Gene Kelly, Angela Lansbury, Marilyn Monroe (she might have been a ditz but she sure shined on the screen), Elizabeth Taylor...and I'm running out of breath!

  3. Lol. I actually love Marilyn Monroe as well, and I don't think she was as much of a ditz as people think. Promiscuous, yes, but she probably had more intelligence than she showed.