Thursday, May 17, 2012

Which is Better?


Liam Neeson
10 sample films:



Battleship
Rob Roy
Taken
Breakfast on Pluto
Schindler’s List
Kinsey
Ethan Frome
Michael Collins
Krull
Batman Begins

or




Viggo Mortensen
10 sample films:

A Dangerous Method
Hidalgo
A Perfect Murder
The Road
A History of Violence
The Reflecting Skin
G.I. Jane
Appaloosa
The Prophecy
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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

25 comments:

  1. This is tricky. My first thought was to say Liam Neeson due to his presence on screen. However, when you look at the actual roles, Viggo Mortensen has been in an excellent collection of movies. It's a close one and both are great, but I'm going to pick Mortensen by a hair.

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    1. Both actors have some fantastic films under their belts. My preference of the two flips back and forth depending on the day.

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  2. I've only seen two of Mortensen's films, which is why I'll stick with Liam Neeson. Even though Mortensen does have the scandinavian bonus.

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    1. Does this mean you have not seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy yet?

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    2. Oh, no, I meant the LOTR trilogy and another film ;).

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  3. Mortensen.

    Neeson's film choices are a tad erratic.

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    1. Neeson’s choices have been a bit odd of late but at least it shows he is willing to take risks.

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  4. Man who played Dr. Freud vs. Man who played Darkman?


    While Neeson has a few choice roles and is ridiculously talented, I feel he's the kind of guy who loves to have more fun than anything else when doing a project (have you seen his episode of LIFE'S TOO SHORT? "I want to be a comedian")

    I'll go with Viggo.

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    1. I have not seen any of the Life’s Too Short series but I will be sure to check out his episode.

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  5. Tough call. Mortensen may have the better overall resume, but I have to go with Neeson simply because of Schindler's List.

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    1. I have gotten so use to the “action” version of Neeson that I had forgotten about how good he was in Schindler’s List.

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  6. Whew, tough call, good match-up. I've gotta go with Mortensen... what he did in A History of Violence continues to blow my mind. And how can you deny those shorts in GI Jane?

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    1. Although Viggo’s performance was great in G.I. Jane, I had completely blocked out the shorts. Now I am going to have that image in my head for the rest of the day. LOL

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    2. Haha YES. That's awesome.

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  7. I love Liam Neeson despite some of the bad movies he's in (or going to be in like Battleship). Yet, I'm a Viggo fan.

    From the LoTR trilogy to the stuff he did with David Cronenberg. He's just awesome. If it was a fight, Viggo would probably win though I wouldn't sell Neeson short as I'm sure he'll get a few good shots at Viggo.

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    1. Viggo has been the more consistent of the two. I have enjoyed his work with Cronenberg as well, though I still need to see A Dangerous Method

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  8. I'm going with Liam Neeson, but this is a toughy. I think Viggo has done some better roles, particularly lately. However, Neeson is the better actor, in my opinion at least. He's the guy I would prefer to go out and have a beer with, even if I would be mildly afraid of him the entire time. He just seems like a decent guy who really enjoys what he does, and he does it well.

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    1. After some of his more recent roles, Neeson is the guy I would rather have in my corner if a fight broke out in a bar.

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  9. Liam Neeson, for Schindler's List above everything else.

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    1. Schindler's List is one of those great films that I cannot bring myself to watch again. I never seem to be in the mood for it.

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  10. Viggo, but it's close.

    Mortensen hasn't been in as many good films as Neeson, but he's a better actor and I prefer the type of films he's chosen over the last decade compared to Neeson. Though Neeson's career spans a lot longer, of course.

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    1. Neeson does have a bit of an advantage in regards to having a higher pool of films to pull from. Viggo has made some huge strides in a rather short time though.

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  11. uhhh....Viggo for sure. No contest for me.

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    1. No love for any of Neeson's films?

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