Lists by peterdi315

a list of 71 people
Too soon gone. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 213 people
All-time best kid actors. Any and every era. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 120 people
Some all time favorite female villains. At least once in her career each of these women has made you hate her, fear her ... and often still love her. Alphabetically.

Note: Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I did add Linda Fiorentino. I may or may not add the films and roles since in many cases those are spoilers.
 
a list of 60 people
Actors/Actresses passing the baton. Generation to generation sometimes one actor seems to pick up right where another left off -- sometimes with an overlap, sometimes after a gap. More than just a similar "type," these people are remarkably like their predecessors. All-Time. Alphabetically (by the original).

Just begun ...
 
a list of 157 people
My personal favorites. Talent and a touch of class. Men and women. All-time. Eclectic. Alphabetical
 
a list of 157 people
Some all-time great character actresses (many of whom double as leading ladies). Alphabetically.
 
a list of 50 people
You meet the nicest people. By all reports, these actors have some of the all-time best backstage reputations, on the set or off the set. Feel free to mention someone who should be added to this list. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 56 people
Stars & their debut/breakout movie roles. We first met you here. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 793 people
Kind hearts and coronets. Some of the biggest hearts in show business (and vicinity). They use their fame and resources to make a difference in the world. All-Time. Alphabetically.

P.S. - If you want more, the most amazing list of charitable celebs I've found yet is Look to the Stars with over 3,000 listings.
 
a list of 113 people
The men and women who lift their projects (or at least most of them) just by their involvement as actors, writers, directors and in some cases producers. Some do it with star power but they all do it with talent. All-Time. Alphabetically.

In Progress.
 
a list of 67 people
They can (and do) teach us a thing or two about the rules of attraction. All-Kinds. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: In progress. Slow going on this one.
 
a list of 25 people
Little ones with big impacts. They more than hold their own with (or against) the adults. All-Time. Alphabetically (except for Quvenzhané Wallis, indisputable leader of the pack).
 
a list of 235 titles
Best movie/TV adaptations from plays/musicals. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Shakespeare deserves a separate list.

In Progress.
 
a list of 108 titles
Hollywood (and everywhere) on Hollywood (or elsewhere). On location. On the set. Behind the scenes. All genres. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 45 titles
Real or imagined. These towns (small or large) are often as much the stars of these projects as the actors. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 30 titles
Based on a true story. Direct from life to the screen -- no intervening forms or formats (except for a screenplay). Not full biopics, but highlights: Stories, incidents, crises that arise. Some more fact-based, some more fictionalized. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Just getting started.
 
a list of 255 people
One classic performance or a dazzling career. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 184 people
Actors and actresses who have played other stars in movies and on TV. Some are as famous as the stars they played, some not quite. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Grownups playing grownups with few exceptions.

In Progress.
 
a list of 21 people
The next wave. Youth and talent. Alphabetically
 
a list of 93 titles
Seems there are more great -- or just plain good -- movies this year than in most. Some I haven't seen yet, but the advance word is terrific, so I'll include them for now. I'll update as I catch up (adding or subtracting). Alphabetically.
 
a list of 136 titles
Movies and shows with a Heavenly theme (or sometimes a little further south). Tales of life and death, temptation, redemption and love. All genres. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 79 titles
Movies about, set at, featuring or focused on a wedding or weddings. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Just getting started.
 
a list of 142 people
Sometimes an actor and a role are inextricably bound together in that perfect blending of character and actor. It can happen more than once, especially in the life of a great star or a great character, but for some the role and the actor are inseparable and defining. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: In progress. So far the reigning champ ... err, queen ... is Bette Davis. So many vivid, indelible roles and who else could have embodied them so completely?
 
a list of 145 titles
Crazy in love, crazy in life, drive me crazy, ain't it fun to be crazy, crazy is good, crazy is bad, crazy is freeing, crazy is painful, crazy is dangerous, it's well ... crazy. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 33 titles
Some of the best movies about aerial warfare. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 209 titles
Cold-weather holidays: Thanksgiving-Chanukah-Christmas-Kwanzaa-New Year's-Valentine's Day. All genres. Something for everyone: families, kids, romantics, action fans and horror mavens. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 123 characters
The most amazing, lasting, iconic characters of all time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 191 titles
Films and shows set in the world of politics. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 237 titles
Movies to enjoy together. Neither chick flicks nor macho movies or maybe a bit of both. A very personal selection of films and shows that can work for both sexes (according to tastes, of course). All-Time. All Genres. All Ages. Alphabetically.

Just getting started.
 
a list of 282 titles
Best movie/TV adaptations from literature. Fiction. All-Time. Alphabetically.

In Progress.
 
a list of 62 titles
Shows (mostly episodes) about, set at, featuring or focused on a wedding or weddings. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Just getting started.
 
a list of 148 titles
Every Sherlock Holmes movie and show I can find. Some are great. Some are awesome. Some are dumb beyond belief. But most are fun. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 56 titles
Adapted from non-fiction: memoirs, articles, interviews (or an occasional blog or comic). Not necessarily a life story, but a good story. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Just started.
 
a list of 53 titles
All-Time. Alphabeticallly.
 
a list of 26 titles
Swords and scimitars. Camels, caravans, spices, jewels. Flying carpets, magic lamps. Caliphs, princes, princesses, sorcerers, genies, vagabonds and thieves. Fun. Fun. Fun. Adventure. Silliness. Fun. Magic. Romance. And -- did I mention -- Fun. All-TIme. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 55 titles
Literary Darlings (my alternate list title). Movies/Shows with depictions of the greats and not-so-greats from the world of literature. Sometimes in straightforward biographical form, sometimes a bit more fictionalized. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 56 titles
Movies and shows set in Chicago. All-Time Alphabetically.

Note: Just getting started.
 
a list of 144 titles
Movies and shows with Manhattan locations, ambience and character. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 673 titles
Some of the best film and television titles. Whimsical, evocative, imaginative, on the money, hilarious or just plain awesome. A great title becomes one with its film or show, you can't separate them. You hear the words and you know. Most -- but not all -- lead to great films/TV. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Of course, some of these titles come from books or plays or songs -- still great.

Note: In most cases (but not all) the earliest Film/TV use is listed.
 
a list of 142 titles
Canine features. Films & shows with dogs as stars (or in supporting roles) and maybe an occasional wolf. With human or other species costars. Live action & animated. Not all family films. Most, but not all suitable for children. All-Time. Alphabetically (most sequels/remakes chronologically).

Note: Some titles should come with a Kleenex alert. If you want spoilers look them up.
 
a list of 294 titles
Movies and shows about students and teachers. Mostly set in schools, but not always. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 177 people
People we should put up on pedestals (but keep employing) for all they've given us so far and what their futures promise. They can and do make a film more than it would have been without them (and they've been doing it for decades). They've been famous longer than many of their fans have been alive. Most are older, but a few got an early start. Actors and Directors (sometimes both). Men and Women. Current. Alphabetically.

Sadly, this list would be much longer, but we've lost so many greats in recent years. There are also some who would be on it if they were still working.
 
a list of 145 titles
Some of the best films/shows depicting the (not always) golden years. Sometimes funny, often sad and occasionally even graceful. How people cope with aging loved ones or aging themselves. Stories full of life, love, adventure, mystery, drama and occasionally death. Often realistically told, other times less so. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 408 people
Celebrity vegetarians and vegans. Mostly current, a few from the past. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 117 titles
Movies or shows set on or featuring trains. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 122 titles
Movies and shows with Los Angeles locations, ambience and character. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 16 titles
Not all slackers, but not very manic. They seem so close to MPDB's (Manic Pixie Dream Boys) in every way but energy and/or ambition. Dream or nightmare, they are usually Peter Pans. They won't grow up, but they just can't fly. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Some might miss one adjective or another but fit the spirit of the list.
 
a list of 28 people
At least once each of these actors has come so close to epitomizing the Manic Pixie Dream Boy -- only minus the manic. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Some might miss one adjective or another but fit the spirit of the list.
 
a list of 87 titles
Films and show that deal with middle age. Mid-life adventures. Mid-life romances. Mid-life crises. Sometimes called the sandwich generation - often caught between taking care of kids and taking care of parents. Still seeking love, success, fulfillment or simple understanding. All genres. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 77 people
Some of the best dog performers (ironically listed under People). Where credited. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Includes some reality stars.

Note: These pages need more pics.

In progress.
 
a list of 76 people
Some of the best screen actresses alive. Proven talent undiminished by time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 71 people
Some of today's best younger actresses. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 113 people
Directors who know how to talk to actors because they've been there. All-time. Men & Women. Film & TV. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 25 people
At least once each of these actresses has come so close to epitomizing the Manic Pixie Dream Girl -- minus the manic. Some are more nightmares than dreams. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Some might miss one adjective or another but fit the spirit of the list.
 
a list of 125 titles
Imaginary creatures but so real to us. From storybooks, legends, myths or wonderful imaginations to movies and TV. Some are even part human, or at least appear that way. All-Time. Alphabetically (some sequels chronologically).

Note: Warning not all titles are suitable for children or family viewing. Check ratings and synopses.
 
a list of 88 people
People who played (a version of) themselves in movies/shows. Honorable mention, of course, to Being John Malkovich. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 64 titles
The All-Time best. The most memorable, affecting, surprising or inevitable, emotionally and/or visually stunning character demises. Some are heartbreaking, some well-deserved. Occasionally a death is not even on screen. Necessarily full of SPOILERS.

Note: In progress. This one will take a while to complete.

Warning: Kleenex alert for many of these titles.

REMINDER: There will be SPOILERS!

Do NOT proceed if you don't want to know. Includes: the movie or show, the actor, the role.

And did I mention SPOILERS!
 
a list of 38 titles
Movies/Shows with depictions of the greats and not-so-greats from the world of art. Sometimes in straightforward biographical form, sometimes a bit more fictionalized. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 6 people
People Who Played another member of their own family (usually a parent). All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 121 titles
Avian features. Birds, some fly and some are earthbound. Wild or domestic with human or other species as costars. Live action & animated. Not all family films. Most, but not all suitable for children. All-Time. Alphabetically (some sequels chronologically).

Note: Some titles should come with a Kleenex alert. If you want spoilers look them up.
 
a list of 60 titles
Marine life. Creatures of the sea, river stream or pond as stars (or in supporting roles). Fish, mammals, etc., wild or domestic with human or other species as costars. Live action & animated. Not all family films. Most, but not all suitable for children. All-Time. Alphabetically (some sequels chronologically).

Note: Some titles should come with a Kleenex alert. If you want spoilers look them up.
 
a list of 134 titles
Equine Features. Horses as stars (or in supporting roles). Domestic or wild (with an occasional zebra, mule or unicorn), with human or other species costars. Live action & animated. Not all family films. Most, but not all suitable for children. All-Time. Alphabetically (some sequels chronologically).

Note: Some titles should come with a Kleenex alert. If you want spoilers look them up.
 
a list of 32 people
Actors and actresses who have played some of the sweetest, most innocent, naive (sometimes wise) and appealing characters. At their best they tug at your heartstrings. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note; Just beginning.
 
a list of 17 titles
Movies and shows with at least one character who could be called a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (although some may be more nightmares) -- if she had only had the manic. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Some might miss one adjective or another but fit the spirit of the list.
 
a list of 50 people
Some favorite TV series guest stars, no longer with us. One shots, recurring or long story arcs. Eclectic. Alphabetical.
 
a list of 28 titles
Movies and shows with the male equivalent of the cute, quirky, perky, free-spirited, full of life (or merely annoying) MPDG -- a longtime film and TV staple. According to Wikipedia the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl was coined by critic Nathan Rabin after seeing Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown (2005). All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Some might miss one adjective or another but fit the spirit of the list.

PS. The number of times Peter Pan has been played by a woman is just so weirdly perfect for the MPDG/MPDB mythology.
 
a list of 56 people
Cute, quirky, perky, free-spirited, full of life (or merely annoying) the MPDG is a longtime showbiz staple. These actresses have nailed the role at least once. The term (according to Wikipedia) was coined by critic Nathan Rabin after seeing Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown (2005). All-Time. Alphabetically (except for Kirsten Dunst).

Note: Some might miss one adjective or another but fit the spirit of the list. In Progress.
 
a list of 19 people
The male equivalent of the cute, quirky, perky, free-spirited, full of life (or merely annoying) MPDG -- a longtime film and TV staple. These actors have nailed the male version at least once (some practically make a career of it). The term (according to Wikipedia) was coined by critic Nathan Rabin after seeing Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown (2005). All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Some might miss one adjective or another but fit the spirit of the list.
 
a list of 46 titles
Movies and shows that feature characters who epitomize the term (according to Wikipedia) coined by critic Nathan Rabin after seeing Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown (2005). All-Time. Alphabetically (except for Elizabethtown).

Note: Some might miss one adjective or another but fit the spirit of the list. A few turn the cliche on its ear (if it has an ear).
 
a list of 21 people
The next wave. Young girls. Old souls. Huge talents. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 40 titles
Some of the best war at sea movies - above and below. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 103 titles
Some of the best movies and shows about war. All-Time. Alphabetical.
 
a list of 90 titles
Feline features. Cats as stars (or in supporting roles). Domestic or wild, with human or other species costars. Live action & animated. Not all family films. Most, but not all suitable for children. All-Time. Alphabetically.

Note: Some titles should come with a Kleenex alert. If you want spoilers look them up.
 
a list of 46 people
Some of today's most talented young actors. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 162 people
Some of the all time best action adventure stars and character actors. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 82 people
Women who can handle a stunt, a weapon or a line of dialogue with equal ease. All-time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 80 titles
Awesome. Not each one a ten but each one wonderful. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 70 titles
I wouldn't change a thing. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 99 titles
Movies and shows I will watch even if I watch alone. No guilt. All pleasure. Though not all critics darlings (some are), they're still my "precious" ones. Fun or funny, sweet or scary or maybe just plain odd.
 
a list of 137 people
Some of the most likeable, appealing actresses of all time. Early or late in their careers, they have charmed. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 125 people
Some of the most charming and/or likeable actors (screen personas) of all time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 391 titles
Music! Music! Music! Some of the best musicals and music-filled films. All kinds. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 254 titles
Sublime, schmaltzy or downright silly. Some of the best movie and TV romances. All kinds. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 77 titles
Some great documentaries. All-Time. Alphabetically (except for the 7 Up Series which is chronological).
 
a list of 69 titles
Some of the All-Time best films set in the first American Frontier. They often feel like Westerns, but they are set in the East (and a few Central). Alphabetically.
 
a list of 169 titles
Some of the All-Time best horror movies. Big budget to no budget. Comedies, classics, chillers (no extremes, i.e., torture porn). Alphabetically.
 
a list of 106 titles
Some of the All-Time best of the western genre. Adventures, dramas, comedies. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 161 people
Some favorite TV series guest stars. One shots, recurring or long story arcs. Eclectic. Alphabetical.
 
a list of 227 people
Some of the best comedy actresses across the years. They can make you laugh, but often that's not all. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 150 people
Some favorite male villains of all time. At least once (and some times more often) each has created fear -- but not always loathing. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 26 people
They march to their own drummers (toward greatness or disaster). By reputation some of the individuals in show business who seem to have and/or cultivate a slightly different, in some cases unique, off screen persona. All-Time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 224 titles
The most fully realized screen worlds. Dazzling, amazing, whimsical or frightening, some reality based some completely invented. Sometimes so completely inviting you wish you could live in them. Sequels implied. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 115 people
Some all time favorite sidekicks. Sometimes "second bananas," sometimes equal partners, always fun. Men and women. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 59 people
Not exactly child actors, not yet adults. Most were already teens when they broke through (some got a head start). All awesome. All-time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 307 people
Some all-time great character actors. Leads and supporting. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 85 people
Some of the longtime best actors alive. Talent plus decades of proven quality. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 43 people
The chameleons. These actors have been known to disappear into their roles with subtle or shocking shifts. Some are stars, some you know, most you've seen. All-time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 24 people
Actresses who can transform themselves completely, disappearing into their roles. Some do it regularly, some only once or twice, but impressively. All-time. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 265 titles
The whole is greater... shows and films with some of the all-time best teams. Two or ten, we love to watch them quip, quibble or squabble and, in the end, get the job done -- even if it costs. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 20 people
Actors who deliver time and time again. Men and women. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 225 people
Some seriously funny comedy actors throughout the years. Hilarious - when they want to be. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 72 people
Some seriously awesome actresses, not new to the game. Alphabetically.
 
a list of 40 people
Some seriously awesome actors, not new to the game. Alphabetically.