Thursday, August 23, 2012

Which Is Better?


Michael Shannon
10 sample films:

Premium Rush
Take Shelter
Bug
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Vanilla Sky
The Runaways
8 Mile
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Machine Gun Preacher
Revolutionary Road

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Casey Affleck
10 sample films:

ParaNorman
Gone Baby Gone
200 Cigarettes
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Gerry
Drowning Mona
Tower Heist
Good Will Hunting
To Die For
Ocean’s Thirteen

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

16 comments:

  1. Gotta go with Casey on this one. Although "Assassination Of Jesse" gives him such an advantage!

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    1. Though I had a few issues with the pacing of the film, Affleck was very good in it.

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  2. Casey Affleck but perhaps my mind will change when I finally get to see Take Shelter

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    1. Take Shelter is a must see! Shannon is excellent in it.

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  3. Casey- "Assassination" being my favorite of his.

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    1. My favourite of his would be either Gerry or Gone Baby Gone. I cannot decide which one I like more.

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  4. Of Michael Shannon all I know is Take Shelter and his role in Boardwalk Empire. From Casey Affleck I know most of his filmography, and that's why I choose Affleck.

    Though one because they're very different: Shannon looks like he's burning inside (at least in the performances I've seen), whereas Affleck is much more subtle, but equally intense. Both very impressive, and personal favorites.

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    1. I would recommend you see Revolutionary Road, Shannon has a small but key role in that film.

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  5. I want to say Michael Shannon based on the films I've seen but I'm leaning towards Casey Affleck as I'm more familiar with his work.

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    1. Both actors are on the verge of getting full-time leading man status.

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  6. Affleck for Gone Baby Gone.

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    1. I figured that would be the film to sway most to Affleck's side. Granted, he does a great job in the film.

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  7. Affleck's list of films is more impressive, but it's hard to pick against Shannon because of his raw talent. I guess the pick should be Affleck here given his career so far.

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    1. Shannon has quickly become a film buff favourite, I would not be surprised to see him snag an oscar within the next five years.

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  8. Michael Shannon, but only because I've seen more of his films than Affleck's. But Shannon is impeccable in every role he is in. My favorite of his is Revolutionary Road.

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    1. I loved every scene Shannon was in. He nearly steals the film.

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