Thursday, August 30, 2012

Which Is Better?


Guy Pearce
10 sample films:

Lawless
Memento
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Proposition
The Count of Monte Cristo
The King’s Speech
Lockout
The Hurt Locker
Prometheus
L.A. Confidential

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Mark Ruffalo
10 sample films:

You Can Count on Me
Margaret
13 Going on 30
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
What Doesn’t Kill You
Shutter Island
The Avengers
The Last Castle
The Brothers Bloom
Collateral

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

19 comments:

  1. Oh, I like them both. But gun to my head, I'd probably say Pearce because of his work in L.A. Confidential.

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    1. He was so good in that film. Heck, the whole cast was great.

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  2. Pearce for me, Ruffallo is really lovable and he was great in several of his films but Pearce has this great intesity to him.

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    1. I can see your point about Ruffalo being the more loveable of the two.

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  3. I'm a big fan of Guy Pearce, but he's also been in a lot of bad movies. Looking at their careers, I'd have to go with Ruffalo.

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    1. I would argue that both have had a few missteps in their careers.

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  4. Guy Pearce hands down for me...Memento, Hurt Locker, LA Con, Prometheus, Lawless vs. Ruffalo's Avengers, Collateral, Shutter Island, Brothers Bloom

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    1. While I really like Collateral, Ruffalo's work did not stand out for me. I would substitute You Can Count on Me instead of Collateral on your list.

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  5. I want to say Guy Pearce based on his work but I just Mark Ruffalo more. Besides, you just can't beat a guy that plays an angry green monster.

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    1. He nearly stole the whole Avengers films, which is quite an accomplishment considering the high level of talent in the film.

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  6. Gotta go with Pearce on this one.

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    1. Any Pearce film in particular that you especially love?

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  7. Fantastic matchup. Haven't seen enough from either.

    Ruffalo would win for me now though.

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    1. I would recommend The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for Pearce, and You Can Count on Me for Ruffalo if you have not seen them already.

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  8. I've got to go with Pearce if for no other reason than the movie Memento.

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    1. His performance is fantastic, he really helps to sell Nolan's big twist.

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  9. Ruffalo, easily for me. For some time, as much movies as Pearce has been in he often failed to make an impression. So, I'd know he was in a movie but scratch my head as to who he was, it's different with Ruffalo who almost always leaves an indelible impression on me with his performances.

    Also, I'd posit he's more versatile.

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    1. I had to think about the more versatile comment for a bit. While I agree Ruffalo is a great presence on screen, Pearce has really diversified his film choices and taken more risk in his choice of roles.

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  10. This is so tough! Ruffalo is like a big teddy bear, and his performances have always been consistent. But Pearce is more versatile, a key ingredient in a great actor. I have to go with Pearce.

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