Thursday, March 29, 2012

Which is Better?

James Franco
10 sample films:

127 Hours
Date Night
Pineapple Express
Eat Pray Love
Spider-Man 2
In the Valley of Elah
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes


Adrien Brody
10 sample films:

The Pianist
High School
Liberty Heights
Summer of Sam
The Jacket
The Brothers Blooms
The Darjeeling Limited

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


  1. WOW This is a hard Question, which is better at what? Are you looking at versatility? or are you looking at overall performance or star quality?

    Just based on this sample list you could argue that role choice can be brought into question.

    Who would I like to have a beer with? Brody, who would I like to have a conversation over a dinner with? Franco

    Am I weaseling out of a choice? Yes.

    1. How the question is defined (e.g. Who gives better performances? Makes better overall film choices? Better drinking buddy? More versatility?, etc.) is completely up to you. I am more interested in seeing who people prefer and their reasoning for picking that individual.

  2. For me, this is a no-brainer. Brody.
    His performance in The Pianist is for the ages. I'd say it's even in my top ten of all time. And even though he's been in a few underwhelming projects since, I'd still say he's making interesting career choices. Not that Franco isn't doing that by the way, but his performances, even in a film like 127 Hours, don't move me the way Brody always does.

  3. Phips2:21 pm

    I really like both actors but with these lists its gotta be Franco for me.
    127 hours, RotPotA, Eat, Pray,Love, Pineapple Express. Those are good films
    imo. Compared to Brody's list here I think Franco's is stronger.

  4. That's a no-brainer. Adrien Brody.

    Not just for his dramatic performances in films like The Pianist, Summer of Sam, The Jacket, and Love the Hard Way. He's also very funny in films like The Darjeeling Limited (my favorite performance of his) and Midnight in Paris. Plus, I have a soft spot for his role in Angels in the Outfield which also featured Matthew McConaughey and a very young Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

  5. This one's pretty easy for me - Brody. And I would have made that selection before the Oscars hosting gig, too.

  6. I'm gonna go with Brody on this one, if only because Franco has annoyed me of late.

  7. Franco has more range since he can do comedy but I would have to go with Adrien Brody. I loved him in The Pianist and Midnight in Paris.

  8. Tricky but I have to go with Franco! Not very scientific... I just like him more.


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