Thursday, December 08, 2011

Which is Better?

George Clooney
10 sample films:

Out of Sight
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The American
Three Kings
Batman & Robin
Up in the Air
The Descendants
From Dusk Til Dawn


Sean Penn
10 sample films:

Dead Man Walking
I Am Sam
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
21 Grams
Tree of Life
Sweet and Lowdown
Mystic River
Carlito’s Way

Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section


  1. This is really tough, so I'm going to hedge on this one. Looking at the list of films, I prefer Clooney, especially Out of Sight, Syriana, and two unlisted ones, O Brother and Good Night and Good Luck. However, I think Penn might be the stronger actor overall. Even that's up for debate, though.

  2. I like them both. Acting-wise, I prefer Penn. Personality-wise, I prefer Clooney.

  3. Penn by a long shot. Clooney's great and seems like a cooler guy but those films and those performances from Penn are far superior.

  4. Agree 100% with MovieNut14, that's exactly what I would have posted.


  5. George Clooney. I'm pretty meh on Penn in general, but I'll see anything Clooney is in. He's like an old-school Hollywood star, and I love that about him.

  6. sigh. that's difficult. i think clooney's been in some stronger movies but penn's career has been more varied and eclectic.

  7. Like Lindsy, I agree with MovieNut14. Truer words have not been spoken. For the purposes of this post though...erph. Dusk Til Dawn IS one of my all time favorite movies, so I'm going to have be a bad lesbian and put my vote on Clooney. Sorry, Harvey Milk!

  8. Hmmm... nothing against Penn and his much-vaunted acting skillz (he is great in some stuff, but unbearable in others) - but it's got to be Clooney. As Jandy Stone said, a star of the old school.

  9. I think Penn is a better actor, but I'd rather have a beer with Clooney.

  10. I will watch a movie just because Clooney is in it. Sean Penn is a great actor but I probably won't do that for Penn. So Clooney.

  11. Sean Penn is the better actor but George Clooney has a better personality and is way funnier. Plus, he's better looking than Sean Penn.

  12. Phips8:00 pm

    For me its absolutely no contest. George Clooney by a mile.

    Im not a fan of Sean Penn at all and thus, not a fan of those moves.

  13. Penn is the more acclaimed actor, but I would be more likely to watch a movie from Clooney than a movie from Penn, all other things being equal.

  14. It is interesting how Clooney seems to be winning on charisma while Penn is being acknowledge for actual talent. I actually think Clooney has the entire package. He has really developed into a strong actor and I find his choices in roles are far more interesting than Penn’s. While Penn has given some great performances I find myself only enjoying half of the films he has been in.


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