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tgoyetteScience Fiction Actor?2013-02-25 10:15:25
tgoyetteA few decades ago the go-to guy for SciFi was Arnold followed by Keanu Reeves. More recently it's been will Smith. 1. Which do you like better. 2. who else has done an excellent job in more than one SciFi role. For me it is hard to pick because the movies were so different. Arnold was always the tough guy while the others were more subtle. I think because of the specific movies, I'd go with Will, but not by much. 2013-02-25 10:19:34
Pablo DynamoIt's Arnold all the way! He was the perfect Conan, the perfect Terminator. I plunked down cash to see all of his movies, even Twins with Danny DeVito, so you know I was hardcore! Will Smith is okay. He probably does more sci-fi than anyone these days, but I'd take Sigourney Weaver over him for her work in the Aliens series, granted we haven't seen much of her since then. My Mount Rushmore of sci-fi royalty include Schwarzenegger, Weaver, William Shatner, and,wait for it... Jeff Goldblum for his work in The Fly. Not bad, eh?2013-02-27 14:56:58
tgoyetteI had forgotten about Jeff - Earth Girls are Easy, Jurassic Park, the Fly, Independence Day, Cats and Dogs - Goldblum. He was a lot of fun as the big bad wolf in the Faerie Tale Theatre version of the The Three Little Pigs. And let's not forget Buckaroo Bonzai.2013-02-27 17:07:09
IronspiderWell, if you're going to bring up Buckaroo Banzai, then Peter Weller deserves an honourable mention - Robocop, Screamers and, the warped fantasy that was, Naked Lunch... And possibly even (the Thing in Swimming Trunks) Leviathan!2013-02-28 13:39:47
micheledutcherArnold? - The govenator has left the building, peeps. Chris Pine could easily become the next sci-fi go-to guy. And Tom Cruise (I don't LIKE him) was a-ok in War of the Worlds. Zachary Quinto is so eclectic (Heros and Star Trek) that he could become the everyman/oddman of scifi. Will Smith was great in 'I am legend' - excluding the last 15 minutes of course (sigh). One hit wonders: Kevin Costner in Postman and Waterworld. Tom Hanks: Cloud Atlas. Really, we need a Charleston Heston for SciFi - the way CH appeared in every disaster movie in the 80s - INCLUDING the 10 commandments and planet of the apes (old and new!)2013-03-01 09:20:49
tgoyetteCH was also in The Omega Man and Soylent Green. So there are at least 3 Science Fictions movies under his belt. Tom Cruise also did a good job in Minority Report. 2013-03-02 04:08:30
micheledutcherAbsolutely right. Soylent Green helped shape my image of a possible future - and the desire to alter it. One of scifi's legitimate responsibilities is the old Catcher in the Rye gig: when society is headed towards a cliff - someone needs to hold out an arm and pull them back towards safety. Soylent Green also helps us be greatful for what we have - often through park systems - but the outside is still there. Great movie! - I wonder when they'll remake it!2013-03-02 07:00:55
DoOverBruce Willis! Fifth Element, 12 Monkeys (I didn't like that movie too much),Surrogates, Looper. . .and he's still making movies. Tom Cruise. . .Minority Report, Vanilla Sky, War of the Worlds, Oblivion. . .and he's still making movies. Kurt Russel. The Thing, Stargate, Soldier, Vanilla Sky, Escape from New York, Sky High. . .and he's still making movies.2013-03-03 09:14:29
tgoyetteJust remembered today. Sean Connery. Doesn't see Science Fictiony, but he did: Zadoz, Time Bandits, outland, Highlander, The Avengers (Steed and Mrs. Peal), League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Not bad for James Bond. 2013-03-03 16:33:30





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