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Posted by Ghostodoofus (3116 posts) 3 months, 10 days ago

Poll: Who is the better actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale or Robert Downey Jr.? (56 votes)

Leonardo DiCaprio 57%
Christian Bale 23%
Robert Downey Jr. 20%
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#1 Posted by infantfinite128 (4662 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale

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#2 Posted by deactivated-5aa8a6c4d26f9 (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo

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#3 Posted by Ghostodoofus (3116 posts) - - Show Bio
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#4 Posted by mrmonster (9507 posts) - - Show Bio

Leonardo DiCaprio. Christian Bale is great (his performance in The Dark Knight is greatly underappreciated, probably because Ledger stole the show), but I don't Christian Bale has ever acted as well as DiCaprio did in The Revenant or Django Unchained.

As far as Robert Downey Jr. goes, he's definitely above average, but I don't even think he's in the same tier as DiCaprio or Bale.

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#5 Edited by CrawlerWing_Night (166 posts) - - Show Bio

Is... is this really a question? Neither of the other 2 have shown to have the range that Leo has. I could be wrong, but I’ve seen very little diversity in Bale’s roles ( from an acting standpoint), and majority of Rob’s roles seem kinda easy to pull off. I’m not a movie buff though. They may have films (would take more than a couple) that could convince me otherwise.

EDIT: my complaints about Rob and Bale can actually be interchanged. I think they both play easy roles, and don’t display much diversity.

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#6 Edited by Ghostodoofus (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

@crawlerwing_night: For Bale, you need to watch American Psycho, The Machinist, American Hustle and The Big Short. He's fantastic in those films and they are all very different characters.

For RDJ, Chaplin and Tropic Thunder. He literally played a black guy in Tropic Thunder (well a white actor playing a black guy).

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#7 Edited by the_stegman (39557 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo.

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#8 Posted by CrawlerWing_Night (166 posts) - - Show Bio

@ghostodoofus: if you think RDJ in Tropic Thunder is a decent example of what puts him in league with Leo then I respectfully don’t really care for your opinion on this topic.

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#10 Posted by CrawlerWing_Night (166 posts) - - Show Bio

@ghostodoofus: by your standard, the Wayans brothers are better actors, because they “literally” not only played a different race, but a different gender as well...

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#11 Posted by Ghostodoofus (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

@crawlerwing_night: RDJ enacted a stereotypical persona of a black person quite accurately, the Wayans didn't act anything like actual white chicks.

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#12 Posted by PhantomRant (1052 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly I like RDJ the most, but bale is the most technically-capable actor here.

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#13 Posted by StellatedColt (620 posts) - - Show Bio

I gotta go with Leo. The Wolf of Wall Street was a great performance.

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#14 Posted by Castiel_18 (5897 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo's the best.

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#15 Posted by jayc1324 (25098 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale, great method actor and great range

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#16 Posted by Emperorb777 (10026 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is RDJ even here? lol.

I'd go with Leo.

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#17 Posted by deltahuman (3446 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ is good but not on the same tier as these two guys.

Leo and Bale are among the best actors in their age group Hollywood has to offer. It's very difficult to choose between them really. Both have been brilliant so far. I think I'll go with Leonardo DiCaprio. He seems to be the most versatile and has consistently appeared in some of the most splendid films in the last 20 years. Inception, The Departed, Django Unchained, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blood Diamond, Shutter Island, you name it. He's the modern day version of Jack Nicholson. Both of them even look alike.

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#18 Posted by CrawlerWing_Night (166 posts) - - Show Bio

@ghostodoofus: and the stereotypical black person is what exactly?

Also, try to avoid using “literally” when it isn’t “literally”

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#19 Posted by SaviorSorrow (720 posts) - - Show Bio

Leonardo

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#20 Posted by mimisalome (4485 posts) - - Show Bio

De Caprio - goes great with many different roles.

Bale - he is a very dedicated actor and that's a good thing, but that ridiculous Batman voice... just no.

Downey - Hes good at playing as an arrogant bad ass jerk, like Tony Stark character.

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#21 Posted by Doofasa (1216 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo > Bale >>> RDJ.

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#22 Posted by Ghostodoofus (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

@deltahuman: I wonder how well RDJ will do in films after Iron Man.

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#23 Posted by MarvelandDCfan24 (4727 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo is one of the best actors ever

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#24 Posted by jumpstart55 (10917 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo easily trumps both of those guys in terms of acting.

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#25 Posted by Super_ninja (3180 posts) - - Show Bio

Leonardo Dicaprio.

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#26 Posted by WhyZoSerious (832 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ in The Judge is one of the greatest acting I've ever seen. He is more than worthy to be put in that list among Leo and Bale. Ofc, Leo is the most talented. For me definition of "best"means to play as many different type of roles as possible and we've seen Leo to do this. I haven't seen a good comedy with Bale? Or romance, or crime-detective type of movie? He sticks to pretty much the same throughout his career. RDJ is almost the same, what he is most famous for - Iron man and Sherlock - are pretty much the same - arrogant genius with issues - but his performances in Tropic Thunder, The Judge, The Soloist and Due Date made me believe he could achieve more if he wants to, ofc.

Leo

RDJ

Christian Bale

Leo is legitimate contender for the best, most talented actor in the world. It's between him, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins and ofc Al and Robert.

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#27 Posted by deltahuman (3446 posts) - - Show Bio

@ghostodoofus:

Well he has already spent a decade as Iron Man. He'll be like 54-55 when he probably quits playing the charcater. At that age, he's not gonna be able to choose between many roles. He'll be typecast into playing biopics or some serious dramas. He's certainly not gonna be playing lead role in action movies like Stallone or Arnie. But he's a good actor. I hope he does well.

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#28 Posted by LEGACY6364 (6844 posts) - - Show Bio

Draw between Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale.

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#29 Posted by Ghostodoofus (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

@whyzoserious: Don't forget Denzel Washington and Jack Nicholson.

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#31 Posted by PurplePerson (571 posts) - - Show Bio

DiCaprio is good and all but I always felt he was a little overrated. The Revenant is a (beautifully shot) cure for insomnia, The Wolf of Wall Street is just terrible, I didn’t buy him at all as Gatsby. Not to say I’ve not enjoyed him in other roles, but there are 3 well known and well regarded performances that simply didn’t engage me at all (not all his fault, the writers have to take some responsibility).

I haven’t seen RDJ in that much so I’ll discount him, but for me Bale > DiCaprio any day of the week.

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#32 Posted by JakeFuryV2 (1858 posts) - - Show Bio

Leonardo

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#33 Edited by PenguinDust (6693 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never been a big fan of DiCaprio's work. Bale, however impressed me from Newsies through The Big Short. 3:10 to Yuma, American Psycho, The Machinist, American Hustle, The Prestige, Equilibrium, Swing Kids, hell even Empire of the Sun. I haven't seen Hostiles yet, but it's on my to-do list.

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#34 Posted by echostarlord117 (5224 posts) - - Show Bio

Let me put it this way, I didn’t realize that the mentally challenged kid in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape was an actor until halfway through the movie... and Leo was only 19. He stomps here.

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#36 Posted by The_Red_Devil (2288 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo , by I like Robert way more than the either two.

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#37 Posted by HeroUp2112 (16547 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ....the other two shouldn't even be used in the same sentence with him.

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#38 Posted by IndomitableRegal (12668 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it should be stated that all 3 are exceptional actors, and I wouldn't dispute anyone's choice here (as long as their reasoning isn't "the other 2 are terrible" or anything along those lines). I would go DiCaprio with Bale a very close second.

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#39 Posted by _KingofLatveria (14027 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Leo
  2. RDJ
  3. Bale
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#40 Posted by BannedVermin (54 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo is the best and the cutest.

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#41 Posted by APEX_pretador (18598 posts) - - Show Bio

Between Bale and leo

However when it comes to playing a specific role, RDJ solos with iron Man

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#42 Posted by Sawed_Off_It (12467 posts) - - Show Bio

Dicaprio

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#43 Edited by Emanresu_20 (912 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale is overrated in my opinion. He only has one personality and very limited range. RDJ and DiCaprio on the other hand can be thrown into whatever movie you want them to be in and murder that role. Overall Dicaprio

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#44 Posted by PayneInTheAss (8819 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ....the other two shouldn't even be used in the same sentence with him.

I usually agree with you

Until this day.

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#45 Edited by SocaJunkie (4549 posts) - - Show Bio

Dicaprio's range shits on either, from Titanic to Django however RDJ in Tropic Thunder was just...genius. I was of the opinion that Bale was a little overrated until I saw The Fighter which was gud. Overall though it's Dicaprio.

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#46 Posted by HeroUp2112 (16547 posts) - - Show Bio

@heroup2112 said:

RDJ....the other two shouldn't even be used in the same sentence with him.

I usually agree with you

Until this day.

Well, we can't agree ALL the time. :) I'll still respect you in the morning bro. :)

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#47 Posted by Eto (4910 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo one-shots

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#48 Posted by DanielDaRipper (3415 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo, then Christian, and Robert is last.

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#49 Posted by jonjizz (616 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale is overrated in my opinion. He only has one personality and very limited range. RDJ and DiCaprio on the other hand can be thrown into whatever movie you want them to be in and murder that role. Overall Dicaprio

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#50 Posted by TheOneWhoPullsTheStrings (1847 posts) - - Show Bio

Leo by far, even if I do find him a bit overrated at times.