Lists by Tyson-9

a list of 198 people
How to make an ordered list of all-time favorites actors? How do you compare actors of different genres, styles, talent-levels, eras, and prolificity? For that matter, how do I account for my own personal bias and preference?

Well......some time ago I came up with a point system to account for all the movies [that I've seen] which the actor in question performed in, my personal enjoyment or appreciation of each film, as well as the degree of importance/prominence his role is within each movie (starring role, principle supporting role, minor supporting role, etc).....then I created a formula to balance quantity considerations against quality, and to weight the score as a means of diluting shear volume a bit. Call this score factor #1.

Factor #1 is then added to a "talent rating" (factor #2), which is my assessment of their skill, versatility, and overall quality as an actor. And then I add a personal appeal score (factor #3), which is a purely subjective number that attempts to quantify how much I am (or to a lesser degree WAS) "into" the actor in question; am I more likely to watch (or re-watch) this movie simply because it stars this actor, etc. The total of these three factors gives the final score that the order of this list is based on.

As I see more movies (or as my sensibilities change with age), the scores--and thus the order--will change.
I enjoyed making the list, hope you enjoy reading it. Polite comments are welcome.

Also see my list of actresses:
a list of 121 people
Used a formula similar to that described in my favorite actors list:

An initial score is obtained based on which of their movies I've seen (and how highly I thought of those movies): quantity weighted against average quality yields this initial score. This is then added to a "director rating" (a number to quantify my assessment of their overall talent, creativity, originality, and versatility as a director); and then finally my "personal appeal" score is added in as well. The sum of these things dictates the order of the list.
a list of 138 people
These are good (sometimes excellent) actors who have played minor or even principle supporting roles in LOTS of mainstream movies or TV shows....yet whose names are largely unknown. List is a work in progress, so I'm very open to suggestions.

*Not in any particular order.
a list of 166 people
Fav's of ALL-TIME, not just presently. Point system similar to one I used and describe for this list:
Enjoy. Comment if you wish.
a list of 42 people
My fav cinematographers based on what I've seen so far. Tried to put them in some semblance of rank/order, though admit I didn't give a great deal of thought to that.