Thursday, October 04, 2012

Which Is Better?


John Cusack
10 sample films:

The Paperboy
Being John Malkovich
Say Anything
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The Grifters
High Fidelity
Bullets Over Broadway
Grosse Point Blank
Eight Men Out
Con Air

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Kevin Bacon
10 sample films:

X-Men: First Class
The Woodsman
Footloose
Mystic River
Stir of Echoes
Diner
Murder in the First
A Few Good Men
Tremors

Apollo 13

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

15 comments:

  1. Bacon never slanted the boyfriend expectations of women everywhere: Cusack takes this handily.

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    1. The fact that Cusack made it tough for the rest of us guys should be an automatic point off. LOL.

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  2. Definetly Bacon, he shines even in small roles like in Frost Nixon.

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    1. Yep Bacon was solid in that film. I would throw JFK in there as well.

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  3. Tough one. Bacon's amazing performance in The Woodsman outshines anything I've ever seen from Cusack. If looking at their entire bodies of work, however, I'd have to give the edge to Cusack. He has a number of really good turns, and rarely does he phone anything in. He's quite underrated. Cusack gets my vote.

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    1. I think his performance in The Woodsman is fantastic. Sadly it never got the recognition it truly deserved.

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  4. Wow, a tough one. I probably would say Kevin Bacon because he's done more type of weird roles and can also be normal and funny. Yet, there's something about John Cusack that makes him lovable.

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    1. I think Cusack as the ability to handle weird characters he just tends to lean more towards the "everyman" type of character.

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  5. Kevin Bacon all the way.

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  6. I'd go for John Cusack, but it's a very close call :)

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  7. Did John Cusack make being a bike messenger cool? Did Bacon make being a boyfriend great?

    I vote Bacon. He made Beauty Shop watchable.

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    1. I am still confused why studios thought Beauty Shop would be a good idea.

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  8. Oh wow, tough call. I actually think I'm going to go with Bacon here.

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  9. It's weird. I would never list John Cusack as a favourite of mine but when you list his filmography like that, it's truly impressive. He seems to blend into films, so that I don't notice him. Could be a good and a bad thing.
    On the other hand, I've always liked Kevin Bacon, even if he does have a few more duds. He seems to take more risks too and surprisingly pops up every now and again i.e. Super, Crazy Stupid Love.

    Can I declare a tie? :D

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    1. Though Bacon does indeed have some duds under his belt (really what actor doesn't), he really does excel when given more risky material (e.g. Super, Stir of Echoes, etc.)

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