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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    Portman was great in The Professional as well as V for Vendetta, Closer, Garden State, Anywhere But Here, and Where The Heart Is. I do think she was quite good in Black Swan as well. I think she's quite diverse and a wonderful actress.

    Marion Cotillard is fantastic and breathtakingly beautiful. She was great in Inception and in Midnight in Paris as well as the two above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Meaning they are still acting, unlike those who have passed away or have stopped acting/retired.
    Sissy Spacek is in The Help, so she's definitely not retired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    Sissy Spacek is in The Help, so she's definitely not retired.
    Sissy Spacek could be considered a great actress. She has had quite a few notable performances. I just did not think of her as the 11 options, although a couple of those options are debatable. She could be on my honorable mention list, and I did think of her when I created the poll.

    I don't see Jessica Lange as a great actress, but Marion Cotillard could be. I just don't know enough about her. I liked her in Midnight in Paris more than in Inception. I haven't seen any other movie of hers.

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    Oh, sorry. I misread your other post and thought you were saying that Spacek was retired. That's what I was responding to.
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    No problem, Wyliefan.

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    Helen Mirren,Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep for me.

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    I chose Meryl Streep, Julianna Moore and Kate Winslet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    Portman doesn't belong on this list at all IMO.
    Yeah. I'm not sure how Portman is on the list but Jodie Foster is not. Portman may very end up being one of the best of the best. But she's still very young. She may have done work since she was a kid, but she'es only truly started doing adult work IMO. She's not yet up there with Streep. Its hard to know. I haven't seen enough of Helen Mirren's work. There are a lot of great actresses three seem hard to choose from.

    I'm frankly not sure if we can include Mirren/Streep as the same generation as a Portman. To be quite frank. And I think Kate Winslet kind of spans too. But is younger.

    Of the younger actresses I think that when she's older Winslet may be considered in the same category as Streep. She's already had an impressive body of work, for her young age, and will likely continue to do so. What makes Streep so great is how much work she still does. Every year, quality performances. And its the same for Winslet.

    Cate Blanchett is amazing too. Loved her performance as Katherine Hepburn. I do wish we'd see more of Jodie Foster...I know Anthony Hopkins said Jodie and Paltrow were the best he's worked with. (Or most professional etc..) Not sure I'd put Paltrow as the same as a Winslet.

    For me there are many great actresses some may be better than others. But some of it is not where they great in one role, but also producing many great rules.
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    Vanessa Redgrave, definitely.

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    Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, and Judi Dench.

    Was going to say, Anne Bancroft, but then remembered it was "our time".
    Last edited by AnnieBgood; 08-30-2011 at 09:28 AM.

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    I definitely think Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Helen Bonham-Carter are my fave 3 actresses. I also think Emma Thompson is an amazing actress as well.

    I also think Michelle Pfeiffer is a great actress too.
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    I think Michelle Pfeiffer should be on the underrated actress lists. It's a shame that her roles seem to have been limited though.
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    ^ Yes, MP was quite good in many films, mostly romantic comedy (and lately fantasy/action). But she's had some terrific success in some dramatic roles, too ... including Love Field (lovely, flowing, sad/happy movie and performance) and The Deep End of the Ocean ... and gave The Age of Innocence its heart.

    Michelle has a role (scenes with Zac Efron ... friend/mother-son/Mrs. Robinsonesque?) in Garry Marshall's upcoming 'Valentine's Day' follow-up, 'New Year's Eve'. It's chocked full of stars, and probably therefore just as overly crowded and busy as its predescessor ... but, hopefuly, it's a good role for Michelle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrushka View Post
    Helen Mirren,Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep for me.
    ^^^
    This!

    Julianne Moore and Kate Winslet are my "Honorable Mentions".

    I'm reserving judgement about younger actresses, as yet.
    Sustained excellence, over a long period, is the criteria for me.

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    Kidman, Portman & Moore...all excellent and beautiful.
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    I recently saw Dangerous Liaisons, and while Glenn Close totally stole that show, I thought Michelle Pfeiffer was absolutely wonderful in the less flashy role of Madame de Tourvel.

    Portman's had a career full of excellence since The Professional in 1994, in my opinion. Nearly 20 years. But I would still put several other actresses ahead of her on a list like this, Close being one of them now that I think about it!

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    Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslett and Meryl Streep

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    ^^^
    This!


    Sustained excellence, over a long period, is the criteria for me.
    There ya go!

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    Agree with all the Merle Streep fans. Was the movie "Fatal Attraction" with Glenn Close? She may be my #2 and it's been along time since I've seen Ryder in a movie, but she may be my #3.

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    Great = exceptional and think there are few greats but many who are very talented.

    I prefer RADA to Method and my top three would be Dench, Mirrin, and Binoche. However, I have to admit that Meryl Streep is right up there with them.

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