AquaMan2342 wrote: teddy ballgame wrote:
AquaMan2342 wrote:Bale has played similar characters lately too. He's not the best actor of this generation....not even close. He's not even the best Batman....Ledger made that movie, not Bale.
You're right, it's not close...he's far and away better than Leo. And I'm hardly counting The Dark Knight among his best work. I'm talking American Psycho, The Machinist, Rescue Dawn, etc.
lol ok....well considering American Psycho is probably the last movie he's starred in where he was both A. excellent and B. not overshadowed by another performance I'd say you must just be a big fan of his.....I don't even think Bale is in the conversation to be honest......not that he's not a good actor
I'm a big Bale fan but he's not half the actor Leo is.
Bale's memorable performances
The Dark Knight
3:10 to Yuma
He was either overshadowed or shared the stage in Public Enemies by Depp, in The Dark Knight by Ledger, in 3:10 by Crowe, and in The Prestige by Jackman. He was really good in Batman Begins, and was fantastic in The Machinist and American Psycho. Rescue Dawn...meh, he wasn't really the lead there either. Other than that he's done a bunch of mediocre movies with mediocre performances.
Leo's memorable performances
Body of Lies
Catch Me If You Can
Gangs of New York
Romeo + Juliet
The Basketball Diaries
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
With the exception of Gangs of New York and What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Leo was the dominant lead in every one of those films and commanded the screen. In Gangs he was fantastic but it's hard not to be upstaged by Daniel Day-Lewis, and in What's Eating Gilbert Grape...well he just wasn't Gilbert Grape.
Leo's resume is just head and shoulders better than Bales and it's not even close.
Also the reason I didn't mention guys like Depp, Clooney, or Pitt, is because I was focusing on actors in Leo's age range (mid 30's).
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