The Best Of A Few Great Actors

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Everybody has their own opinion on great actors and great movies. No one is more right or more wrong since it is just an opinion but it is fun to have favorites and enjoy. Some actors have immense talent, and some actors are easy on the eyes and then there are the actors that are both. We admire some actors more for what they do off the screen than onscreen, as some of them are remarkable individuals who use their fame and fortune to help others and the world.

Tom Hanks is a extraordinary talent. It’s is rather surprising to think that he got his start on a small and kooky TV show called “Bosom Buddies. Later he pulled off such great roles as Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer who is infected with the AIDS virus and is fired from his conservative law firm because of the fear that they might also contract the disease. His first Academy Award was from that role back in 1993.

Tom Hanks is only the second actor ever to win back-to-back Academy Awards as he once more took home the Oscar the next year 1994 for his moving portrayal of Forrest Gump. The only other actor to do that was Spencer Tracy in 1937 and 1938. Tom has also entertained us with other fantastic movies but the list is too lengthy to cover.

Brad Pitt has been recognized as a pretty boy since he first charmed us all in “Thelma and Louise” back in 1991. Then again, Brad hasn’t always played the pretty boy roles. Back in 1995 he played a couple of disturbing characters in both of the movies “Seven” and “Twelve Monkeys”. While his personal life sometimes seems to overshadow his movie roles the most impressive thing about Brad Pitt is his dedication to humanitarian causes all through the globe. He has donated huge sums of money to help many causes.

After Hurricane Katrina just about wiped out New Orleans, Brad Pitt started the “Make It Right Foundation” to help in the redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans. The foundation builds homes that are affordable, sustainable and true to the diverse culture of New Orleans. The aim was to accomplish the building of the homes fast so that the residents could return home as soon as possible. That has been his true success.

And that brings us to another great actor who is also known for his philanthropy. Paul Newman left us as he passed away this past year on September 26, 2008. During his life he entertained us with many great movies such as “Road to Perdition” in 2002, “The Color Of Money” in 1986, “Absence Of Malice” in 1981. He also played the leading role in the well known and much loved favorite “Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid” from clear back in 1969. Of course he played in a long number of other great movies too.

But we also remember him for his philanthropy. In 1982 he created a line of food products called “Newman’s Own”. It began with a salad dressing and then expanded to include pasta sauce, lemonade, popcorn, cookies, salsa and more. He established a policy that all of the profits generated from Newman’s Own, after taxes of course, would be donated to charity. As of 2006, the company had donated in excess of $250 million.

We will for all time have our favorite movies and our favorite actors and actresses. We may be fond of them because of their talent or for other reasons but now that we can download full-length, high quality movies instantly on the Internet at least we won’t have to miss any of their movies.

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