Thursday, January 05, 2012

Which is Better?


Robert Downey Jr.
10 sample films:

Chaplin
Iron Man
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Zodiac
Wonder Boys
Hearts and Souls
Sherlock Holmes
Short Cuts
Natural Born Killers
Tropic Thunder

or



Leonardo DiCaprio
10 sample films:

J. Edgar
Catch Me If You Can
Shutter Island
The Basketball Diaries
Revolutionary Road
Romeo + Juliet
Celebrity
Titanic
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Inception

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

14 comments:

  1. Ugh, you're evil for making me choose. Hmm, both have talent, charm, good looks...and I have to choose one of them?

    I will say I like RDJ more for venturing into different genres. Leo seems content with the dramas.

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  2. 100% DiCaprio! I don't really get the RDJ hype, I usually enjoy the films he's in, he picks great ones but none solely because of his performance (Wonder Boys, Kiss Kiss).

    DiCaprio could save a film for me!

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  3. Another tough one! RDJ has made some cooler choices and is far more cool himself on and off screen but my vote goes to Dicaprio. Basketball diaries, R&J, Departed, Gilbert Grape all brilliant brilliant performances.

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  4. I generally find RDJ to be more entertaining, but Leo has more impressive films in his resume. I suppose I would lean toward Leo, but both are great.

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  5. DiCaprio for sure. Nothing against RDJ, but I think I will watch a movie for DiCaprio. I will need more than just Downie Jr. in the movie to watch it.

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  6. RDJ all the way. No contest.

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  7. Hmm... I'd probably go with DiCaprio. RDJ is very entertaining, but Leo seems to have a bit more range in regards to the characters he has played.

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  8. LEO - not a doubt in my mind.

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  9. Phips1:51 pm

    this isnt even close for me...Leo.
    as much as i love RDJ, Leo is so much better and so
    is his list of movies on here.

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  10. This is another really close one. I'm giving the slight edge to Leo. RDJ is a lot of fun in the right role, but Leo can bring the drama and really deliver an emotionally gripping performance.

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  11. I love both guys but I'm going with Robert Downey Jr. for one big reason. Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder. Only someone with that amount of talent is willing to play a very controversial role and make it extremely hilarious.

    "I know who I am! I'm the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude. You don't know what dude you are." "I don't read scripts, scripts read me." "What do you mean 'you people'?"

    I would put Leo if gets the chance to do a comedy. He needs to be in one where he can be all out there.

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  12. Based on the movies mentioned, I gotta go with RDJ. I think I'm one of the folks who finds Leo's performance in Basketball Diaries grating and wildly overrated.

    That being said, I think he's matured a lot as an actor over the years, and I quite enjoy his work now. If the Departed had been mentioned on his list, I'd probably have to go with a tie.

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  13. I think DiCaprio edges out Downey Jr, but he needs mix it up a bit more and not constantly do dramas. He should really explore other genres more. Downey Jr. is at least willing to challenge himself by working in a wide variety of genres, even if it does not always work out.

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  14. DiCaprio. However I do have to ask, why have you not included The Departed on DiCaprio's list of films? It is one of his better films.

    Anywho, interesting blog. I've followed you.

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