View Poll Results: Who do you consider the 3 greatest actresses of our time?

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  • Meryl Streep

    119 81.51%
  • Helen Mirren

    68 46.58%
  • Kate Winslett

    58 39.73%
  • Cate Blanchett

    53 36.30%
  • Natalie Portman

    10 6.85%
  • Julianne Moore

    13 8.90%
  • Nicole Kidman

    7 4.79%
  • Hillary Swank

    9 6.16%
  • Annette Bening

    9 6.16%
  • Susan Sarandon

    17 11.64%
  • Viola Davis

    2 1.37%
  • Other

    36 24.66%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefcake View Post
    ^ I'm wondering, did "choices" confuse my point? I'd meant it would be far easier "if the poll was limited to offering only 4 or 5 selection options"

    literally sliced their TRUE acting careers short, those who get Botox are not receiving a permanent mask.
    I understood right away what you meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Initially I was going to place her in the options (also Kathy Bates) but when I thought more about it, it just seemed like she really had just one really big performance 'Mrs. Brown'. All others were small roles where she was phenomenal. Her Oscar was more of a consolation prize. I would have liked to see her in more major roles. That is not to deny what a great actress she is, but as I said earlier, it was very hard to pick only 11 actresses. On another day, she might have been in the 11 I chose. I should have probably replaced Viola Davis, but I was influenced (perhaps incorrectly) couple of recent roles by Viola.
    If you meant only movie performances, you should have said so. Judi Dench has quite a legacy of stage and TV performances as well. Also, I don't think the size of the role matters; either she was fabulous or she wasn't. Dench is, IMHO, the best M the Bond franchise has had, even if it is a small role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emason View Post
    If you meant only movie performances, you should have said so. Judi Dench has quite a legacy of stage and TV performances as well. Also, I don't think the size of the role matters; either she was fabulous or she wasn't. Dench is, IMHO, the best M the Bond franchise has had, even if it is a small role.
    Sorry, in the mens poll I specified 'movies', which I forgot to do in this one. Even then I agree that Judi Dench is a great actress. I am not familiar with her stage work, so I am leaving out that area completely.

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    These poll results are so lopsided that I may have to do a 'final round' poll with the top vote getters (and Judi Dench, perhaps).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    I think it's too early to put Portman on here.
    Portman doesn't belong on this list at all IMO.

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    I had to choose one "other" along with Streep and Mirren, but it's too hard to choose just one actress. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith are some of my favorites, but I love a lot of character actresses like Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, and Allison Janney as well. And I cannot forget the greatest commediene of our generation (IMO), Carol Burnett, even though her biggest fame is from television.

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    I'm curious if anyone who did not vote for Streep would care to explain why? She's the one that I didn't even need to think about twice. (Apparently 6 of the 32 voters so far did not vote for Streep if I'm reading the poll results accurately.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    These poll results are so lopsided that I may have to do a 'final round' poll with the top vote getters.
    In that case, excuse me, I'll be right back ... must assemble all my pseuds to pad Julianne's numbers.


    Also:

    Late shout-out to Laura Linney ... Best Actress in an Understated Role

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefcake View Post
    In that case, excuse me, I'll be right back ... must assemble all my pseuds to pad Julianne's numbers.


    Also:

    Late shout-out to Laura Linney ... Best Actress in an Understated Role

    I love Laura Linney. I don't know how I missed her in the honorable mention list.

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    Well, we don't expect you to cover every scenario and every possible challenger, vash! (At least, most of us don't! )

    Polls R fun ... no other requirements needed.

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    Sandrine Bonnaire, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Juliette Binoche, and Catherine Deneuve should have been on this list. Maggie Smith has been doing character roles many years now, but she's another one of the greats.

    My top two would be Streep and Bonnaire. Third would be a very difficult choice, possibly either Cotillard or Cruz.

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    Fran Drescher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Sandrine Bonnaire, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Juliette Binoche, and Catherine Deneuve should have been on this list. Maggie Smith has been doing character roles many years now, but she's another one of the greats.

    My top two would be Streep and Bonnaire. Third would be a very difficult choice, possibly either Cotillard or Cruz.
    I simply love Penelope Cruz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasey View Post
    "Other"; Tilda Swinton and Alfre Woodard...
    OMgoodness, fabulous actresses. One of my favorite movies of all time is Orlando.

    I picked Streep, Mirren and Blanchett.

    Both Streep and Mirren are iconic actresses. I love Mirren's performances. I was 20 when I saw the Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. I was blowed away by this film and it is such a raw and graphic movie. I love it.
    "“My bronze feels like gold,” said the bronze medalist Carolina Kostner

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    My favorite actress is Emma Thompson (and I love that she is an accomplished screen writer as well.)

    Also Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet...

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    Can't believe no one has mentioned Helena Bonham Carter
    "“My bronze feels like gold,” said the bronze medalist Carolina Kostner

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    Fran Drescher?
    LOL

    Cher?

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    I have no idea but for me it wouldn't be Meryl Streep. I can't stand her performances whatsoever. They're all the same OTT in your face disturbingly so called acclaimed performances that just make me sigh and turn off the TV. (I have rarely ever been to the movies).

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    To me, Streep and Mirren are head and shoulders ahead of everyone else here.

    I'd like to mention that Francis McDormand needs to be listed too. She's very underrated and is ALWAYS good.

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