For an actor, or a team of actors to qualify for a slot in NerdyGeek’s list of the all-time greatest, “Legends of Cinema”, who have a significant screen presence in cinematic history, (Though we have some actors who in a short time have left a great influence, ex: Carole Lombard, James Dean, Jean Harlow, Shankar Nag), displaying great talent, skill, versatility, the range of their roles, and their ability to disappear underneath the skin of the characters they portray. Other factors include the amount of films acted in, and its quality; the ratio of strong and weak performances; awards and accolades from peers; and if they are still working, the quality and strength of recent work. Most importantly, the impact their roles have had on generations of people.
Actors have been selected from: Bollywood (Hindi), Chinese Cinema, French Cinema, German Cinema, Hollywood (USA), Hollywood North (Canada), Hong Kong Cinema, Italian Cinema, Kollywood (Tamil), Mollywood (Malayalam), Russian Cinema, Sandalwood (Kannada), South Korean Cinema, Taiwan Cinema, Tollywood (Telugu), UK Film, and Vietnamese Cinema. Actors from other countries/industries are being added.
Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Al Pacino, Amjad Khan, Ananth Nag.
Balkrishna, Bruce Lee.
Chia-Hui (Gordon) Liu, Colin Baker.
Jackie Chan, Jet Li, John Cleese, John Hurt, Jon Pertwee.
Madhuri Dixit, Manoj Kumar, Mehmood.
Nagesh, Narasimhraju T. R., Naseeruddin Shah.
Pankaj Kapur, Patrick Stewart, Patrick Troughton, Peter Davison, Peter O’Toole, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Prithviraj Kapoor.
Raghuvaran, Richard Attenborough, Richard Harris, Robin Williams.
Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil, Sridevi, Sylvester McCoy.
Tom Baker, Tom Hanks.
Click here to read the entire list of NerdyGeek’s Legends of Cinema.
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