Thursday, May 31, 2012

Which is Better?


Eddie Marsan
10 sample films:

Snow White and the Huntsmen
Tyrannosaur
Hancock
Vera Drake
Sherlock Holmes
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
V for Vendetta
Happy-Go-Lucky
Gangs of New York
War Horse

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Timothy Spall
10 sample films:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part 2
Secrets & Lies
Enchanted
The Damned United
Topsy-Turvy
Nicholas Nickleby
The King’s Speech
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Chicken Run
The Last Samurai

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

12 comments:

  1. Eddie Marsan, a truly great character actor.

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    1. It is shocking that Marsan is not a bigger name in North America. He consistently turns out stellar performances.

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  2. This is tough because I love both actors. I'm going to say Timothy Spall because I've seen more of his films and is more familiar with his work as an actor.

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    1. One Spall film that I love that not too many people have seen is Danny Boyle's Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise.

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  3. This one's not fair! I'm going back and forth, back and forth. I thought Spall had more range because at first I just think of Marsan's 'bastard' roles but that is not the full extent of his work. I think I'll go for Marsan. I find him terrifying in some roles.

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    1. I recommend you check out the film Heartless if you get the chance. Marsan has a minor cameo but he is fantastic as the Devil's right hand man.

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  4. Oh, great match-up. But with such great performances in Tyrannosaur, Happy-Go-Lucky and 21 Grams, I gotta go Marsan.

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    1. Loved him in Tyrannosaur, I can see that film making my best of 2012 list at the end of the year.

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  5. Oh, this is a hard one. I would probably rank Marsan's performance in Happy-Go-Lucky over anything I've seen of Timothy Spall. Except maybe the latter's turn in Life is Sweet (Mike Leigh sure has a way with actors). But Spall has that ability to always seem like the best choice for any character he plays. He's one-of-a-kind. A cartoon character come to life. Yeah, I'll have to go with Spall here.

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    1. I don't know if I would say Marsan's performance in Happy-Go-Lucky, while great, would top anything of Spall's. I thought Spall's work in All or Nothing was outstanding.

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  6. Eddie Marsan, though I loved Spall-Sheen duo in The Damned United.

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  7. Two weird-looking mothertruckers. I'll go with Marsan, for his work in Happy-Go-Lucky if nothing else. No knock against Spall, but Marsan's a powerhouse actor. But I don't think I've seen as much Spall - of the ones you listed, I've seen most all of Marsan's and only about half of Spall's.

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