Thursday, July 12, 2012

Which Is Better?


Cillian Murphy
10 sample films:

Red Lights
28 Days Later
Batman Begins
Sunshine
Red Eye
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
In Time
Breakfast on Pluto
Intermission
Inception




Tom Hardy
10 sample films:

The Dark Knight Rises
Bronson
This Means War
Marie Antoinette
Star Trek: Nemesis
Scenes of a Sexual Nature
Inception
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Layer Cake
Warrior

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

21 comments:

  1. Oh no. This is tough. I have seen only a few films from both actors, so it's hard to judge, and I think I'm missing out on the most important ones in their careers...

    I would say it's a tie for now, but if the answer is needed, Cillian Murphy. But still, it's a tie in my eyes.

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    1. If you have not seen them already, I would recommend seeing Breakfast on Pluto and The Wind that Shakes the Barley for Murphy, and Bronson and Scenes of a Sexual Nature for Hardy.

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  2. This is very close because both guys are rising stars with tons of potential. Murphy is a bit further along in his career, and I'm giving him a slight edge. I haven't seen Hardy's signature performance in Bronson, so that might explain my pick.

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    1. While I did not love Bronson like most do, Hardy’s performance in that is a must see.

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  3. Tom Hardy. All you need to do is see Bronson and it's a wrap.

    And Red Eye made my soul hurt.

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    1. Granted Red Eye falls apart in the second half, but I thought Murphy did a good job with what he was given to work with.

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  4. Anonymous2:06 pm

    Tom Hardy. No question.

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  5. I like both of them but after seeing him in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, I'm more fond of Hardy. (The man just oozes charisma in that.)

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    1. I still need to finish Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I fell asleep halfway through as I started the film way too late one evening.

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  6. Cillian Murphy. Don't get the fuss over Hardy.

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    1. Bronson is one of the main reasons for the Hardy fuss, granted he is exceptionally good in that film.

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  7. Right now, it's Cillian Murphy as I've seen more films from him as well as a more diverse array of performances such as Breakfast in Pluto.

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    1. Loved his performance in Breakfast on Pluto, that film was what convinced me that Murphy could play any role.

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  8. Bronson wins for now... I think the only issue I have is that Cillian Murphy (while awesome) has had more Hollywood picks done than Hardy at this point. Between TRON and Red Eye (which I actually like some) his avg fell, but Hardy has only has THIS MEANS WAR (which I actually like some).

    BRONSON FTW

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    1. I think both are ripe for Hollywood stardom, it will be interesting to see what type of roles they both take moving forward.

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  9. Gotta go with Tom Hardy on this one.

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  10. Cillian Murphy - definitely Cillian Murphy. He has a unique personality he brings to every role and really owns that character. Tom Hardy just seems like they could have put any actor in that role and it would have been the same movie.

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    1. Hardy is more of a chameleon in the sense that he can really disappear in a role. Like you stated, Murphy’s unique personality almost always shines through in his films.

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  11. For me it's Cillian Murphy. No disrespect to Hardy, of course, but he's en vogue at the moment and he has been in good films but he's never shown an ability - like Murphy - elevate terrible roles, good roles in terrible movies, or slivers of roles in better movies.

    It's strange, though, how his time never seemed to reach - and seems to have passed, too.

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    1. Despite given consistently good performances, Murphy never seemed to get that unanimous love that Hardy got from his work in Bronson and Inception. Sometimes it just takes that one role to changes an actor’s level of stardom.

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  12. Ohh this is tricky. At this point, I'll go with Murphy. TDKR could change things.

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