The role that won me over.

This is a list of the role an actor played that won me over as a fan and now I will watch pretty much anything that actor is in. I'll try to limit it to 20.
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Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet, and the Resident Evil franchise. Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich was born on December 17...
“ Milla's role as Leeloo in the Fifth Element won me over as a fan. Not only was she very sexy imo, she played the role of the innocent, intellegent, kick ass being who can save the world wonderfully. The movie was visually stunning and Milla's performance added to it for me. That scene when the scientists recreate her from a piece of dna and she is wrapped in that white cloth and escapes and meets Korben is one of my all time favorite action scenes. ” - duck_head
Zoë Bell
As an established and extremely talented stunt double and actress, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus. Zoe Bell was born on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, to Tish, a nurse, and Andrew Bell, a doctor. She has a background in gymnastics and martial arts...
“ I've been a fan of Zoe's for quite some time, many don't know that she was Lucy Lawless's stunt double on the tv show Xena Warrior Princess. She should really get the credit for the success of that series, haha. But it was her role as herself in Death Proof that makes her my current favorite female actor. Talk about funny, sexy, charming, interesting and believable - Zoe has it all. Be on the lookout for her, I hear Quentin has plans to make her into a huge star. ” - duck_head
Bruce Campbell
In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, The Evil Dead, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983...
“ "Give me some sugar baby", I can't tell you how many times I've said that to my wife, 100's 1,000's of times. Ash from Army of Darkness was my first introduction to Bruce, and why I have seen every movie he is in, read his books and even listened to one on audiobook. I just love his campy style of humor and slapstick comedy. His role as Autolycus on Hercules and Xena really showed just how great of a comedic actor he is, but those early roles as Ash are priceless. ” - duck_head
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ Chritian is an awesome dude, I'd love to just hang out with him. He seems pretty cool. He was great in American Psycho and Empire of the Sun but it was his role in 3:10 to Yuma as Dan Evans that really made me take notice of him. He is a very captivating actor who seems to just look right through you at times, he can be scary, funny, dramatic and all around a great well rounded actor. He's awesome as the Dark Night! Next to Adam West, he is the best Batman. ” - duck_head
Harold Lloyd
Born in Buchard, Nebraska, USA to Elizabeth Fraser and 'J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd' who fought constantly and soon divorced (at the time a rare event), Harold Clayton Lloyd was nominally educated in Denver and San Diego high schools and received his stage training at the School of Dramatic Art (San Diego)...
“ I don't know what I can say about Harold Lloyd except he is one of the pioneers of extreme stunts and the stuff he was doing back in the 1920's is totally crazy. Safety Last not only is really funny but shows just how agile and talented Harold was - he did have stunt doubles but did most of his stunts himself. His movies are very entertaining and they were made nearly 100 years ago. Talk about your frontiers! ” - duck_head
Jeff Bridges
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing...
“ What can I say - The Dude Abides! Jeff is a great actor and has played many great roles like in the 1970's King Kong but The Dude - is his alltime greatest role. Just hilarious, great timing and the help of a great cast makes the Big Lebowski a cult classic for the ages and cemented Jeff as one of the actors I look out for. ” - duck_head
Will Smith
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards...
“ Will is one of the most dynamic actors of our time, he constantly impresses me. I never thought much of him until I saw Independence Day as Capt Hiller. It turns out the lil Prince from Bel Air grew up and can hold his own against big action stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. He seems to be very hard working, dedicated and professional without losing his sense of humor or getting too big of a head. I wish more actors were like him. ” - duck_head
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair, when he was 10 years old...
“ Is it because the 1982 movie the Thing was so badass or is it just because Kurt is so badass? IDK but his role as MacReady set him off early as a favorite actor of mine. He has done so many cool movies, both action and comedy and he bagged Goldie Hawn too. More recently he teamed up with Zoe Bell in Death Proof for one of the most awesome car chases in recent movie history - such an awesome scene! Kurt's an awesome dude! ” - duck_head
Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis has been recognized as one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile actors of her generation since she first stunned audiences and critics alike with her Oscar-nominated performance as "Danielle Bowden" in Cape Fear. To date, she has worked with some of the most revered directors in the industry...
“ I fell in love with Juliette early on when I saw her as Danielle Bowden in Cape Fear. She has never disappointed me in any role I've seen her in since. I think she's a hottie, very talented all the way around and what a great smile. ” - duck_head
Ellen Page
Actress, Inception
Ellen Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning television series Pit Pony...
“ I had seen Hard Candy before and thought what a tough role for a kid her age to play. I was impressed, but it was her role as Juno that really made me take a second look. She is definately one of the best up and coming female actors of today and I look forward to seeing more of her compassion and quirkyness in films to come. ” - duck_head
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked the name after a little blonde girl he then had a crush on...
“ What can I say except I'm a sucker for a pretty face. I first discovered Jennifer as Julie James in I know What You Did Last Summer. I just think she is absolutely gorgeous and pleasure to watch on the big screen. ” - duck_head
John Ritter
Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. He was the son of legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife, actress Dorothy Fay. The couple married in 1941 and had their first child, Tom Ritter, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. John was destined to follow in his parents footsteps...
“ As a kid I grew up watching John in Three's Company, wasn't that a great show! I never really thought much more about John until I saw Sling Blade. I never realized he was such a good dramatic actor, his role of Vaughan Cunningham made him the second most loveable character in that movie and added that pinch of humor that John was so good at. That role made me go back and look at other works of his and I have discovered as many of you know that he is a fantastic actor. Did you know he did the voice of Clifford on the PBS cartoon tv series? He's great! ” - duck_head
“ I've always liked Martin since his days on SNL but kinda thought of him lower on the "comedian hiearchy", that was before I saw Pure Luck. I couldn't stop laughing through the whole movie. Part of the reason is because his role as Eugen Proctor reminded me and my wife so much of me. I am totally that clutzy and clueless at times. Even though his comedy is a little immature at times I think he is perfect in kids movies and I am currently finding movies with him that I can watch with the kids and we all really enjoy them. He also voices the Cat in the Hat on the new cartoon series and does great at it imo. Sometimes what makes a movie great is the company you watch it with. Watching Martin with my kids is like peanut butter and honey, they go great together. ” - duck_head
Tim Curry
Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors...
“ If I had to pick one favorite actor Tim Curry would probably be it. He is such a versatile actor. When I was 14/15 years old and attending my first Dungeons and Dragons convention (without my parents) I stumbled into the midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Man was my mind blown, I was expecting a horror movie and what I got was something else. Seeing him as Dr Frank-n-Furter won me as a fan for life. I was such a geeky inhibited kid who could barely talk to a girl let alone ever think about seeing one in her underwear. The following year was the 10th anniversary of the film and midnight showings were popping up all over and I attended many and became less inhibited but remained a geek. Long story short, I love Tim Curry and the RHPS. Best movie ever!!! ” - duck_head
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, New York, to Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, a television producer and advertising executive. She is of Italian (mother) and English, Irish, Welsh, and German (father) descent. Soon after the 1968 Democratic convention...
“ For many of the same reasons listed above I love Susan Sarandon. I can't watch all of her cheesy chick flick stuff, but man is she sexy and I loved her as Janet Weiss in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. She is a top notch actor for sure and can be really funny. Her songs are among my favorites on the RHPS soundtrack. Wouldn't I love to toucha-toucha-touch her! ” - duck_head
Roddy Piper
Actor, They Live
Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before becoming a fan favorite in the late '80s...
“ What can I say, I love my cheese and Rowdy Roddy Piper delivers it. Esp as Sam Hell in Hell Comes to Frogtown. He is such a terrible actor but can run his mouth so well you just have to love him. He can't be all that bad if he was also cast in a John Carpenter film, right!? I admit I haven't seen alot of his other roles but anytime I notice he is in a film while channel surfing I'll stop and check it out all because of Frogtowm and They Live. ” - duck_head
Ben Stiller
Producer, Zoolander
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ Ben like his father is really funny imo, he has great facial expressions and timing. Prior to Something about Mary, I saw him in a film called Flirting with Disaster playing Mel Coplin. For me this movie showcased what comic genius layed ahead for Ben. He can be so funny and this movie had me doubled over with tears in a few scenes. Like Steve Martin and Robin Williams, I think Ben will go down as one of the most loved comics on the big screen and I hope he continues to pick great roles in his future movies and make less of the sequels. ” - duck_head
Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress, True Lies
Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween. After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading Places...
“ Maybe it it because my Dad had a crush on her and this was the first R rated movie he took me to (when I was 13), but Jaime Lee Curtis is one of the foxiest babes from my youth. More known for her role in Halloween, her role as Elizabeth Solley in the Fog was my first introduction to her and I've been a fan ever since. It was also my introduction into horror films which to this day are one of my favorite genres of movies. ” - duck_head
Daft Punk
Soundtrack, Iron Man 2
“ This one is little different, I am a huge fan of Daft Punk, Why? Because of Interstella 5555. They are not actors as you know but they wrote the music for what I think is one of the best anime movies ever and it is awesome!! This movie was my first introduction to Daft Punk and I have been a hardcore fan ever since. They are the only reason I saw Tron 2. ” - duck_head
Alastair Sim
He came to acting late being 30 when he started acting on the London stage and 35 when he made his film debut. In the late 30's he was inclined towards the sinister with such films as 'The Terror'(38) although he also appeared in the Crazy Gang's 'Alf's Button Afloat' (38) and with Jesse Matthews in 'Climbing High'(39)...
“ I was never much of a fan of the Chritmas Carol movies I had seen as a kid but when I saw Alastair Sim in the 1951 version playing Scrooge it was like a brick hitting me in the head. He was perfect for the role and his character really gets at the heart of the story. It is such a fantastic performance that it makes this movie my number one Christmas movie and I watch it with the family every Christmas eve as a tradition. It was because of his great performance in this movie that I had hunted down others of his. Truley a gifted actor of a breed long gone. ” - duck_head