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Films sold by their actors
Ya'know, there's a few actors who just their name on the cast list counts as 'good enough' for me to want to go and see the films.

Kevin Spacey is one. (Negotiator, LA confidential, Life of David Gale, American Beauty ... )
Johnny Depp another. (Pirates, Chocolat, erm.. )
Probably Brad Pitt gets on that list too. (Snatch, Fight Club)

Angelina Jolie probably does too, but for slightly different reasons.

Are there any others that you can think of, who are both good, and sufficently choosey that you can be confident any film they're in will be good? That you'd go and see, just because you know that they're in it?
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mister_jack From: mister_jack Date: December 1st, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd say Keira Knightley but I have, in fact, failed to go and see all of her recent films.
phlebas From: phlebas Date: December 1st, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jennifer Connelly.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: December 1st, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Took me a while to pick up on the name, because it sounded familiar. Then I realised it was from Labyrinth. (And a few films since)
phlebas From: phlebas Date: December 1st, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Quite a few films since. And many of them are excellent.
And the ones that aren't, she's still nice to look at.
the_wood_gnome From: the_wood_gnome Date: December 1st, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
she has been known to remove clothes in films too...
drivenapart From: drivenapart Date: December 1st, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Geoffrey Rush
misstemperance From: misstemperance Date: December 1st, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alan Rickman (other that Truely, Madly, Rubbish can you think of a bad film he's been in?)

(Also Anthony Hopkins, but thats more in an Angelina Jolie way, in that I'll go see anything with him in even if its rubbish (Titus Andronicus anyone!))
velvet_nothing From: velvet_nothing Date: December 1st, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, yes, both!
queex From: queex Date: December 1st, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Andy Serkis (for acting talent)
Christina Ricci (for, well, both)
velvet_nothing From: velvet_nothing Date: December 1st, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore, though that could be my Silence of the Lambs fascination. And I love Gillian Anderson, although she hasn't been in many films. And Hugh Grant, just to be a bit soppy. I like him best when he's playing a bit of an arrogant arsehole. I would definitely agree with the Johnny Depp thing, despite being somewhat nonplussed last night by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. All good people. Tom Hanks, though less fanciable than the others I've mentioned, seems to equate to films I like, too.
purp1e_magic From: purp1e_magic Date: December 1st, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Robin Williams (the serious stuff, but not the commedies)
Shree Devi
Jaya Bhaduri
Johnny Depp (but you already said that one)
Dame Judi Dench
From: portilis Date: December 1st, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Christian Bale
mrph From: mrph Date: December 1st, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nobody's mentioned John Cusack. Er, except me.

I'm tempted to mention Brian Blessed too, but Star Wars kind of tainted that one. :)
crashbarrier From: crashbarrier Date: December 1st, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
technically he wasn't "in" starwars..

besides that movie didn't happen, it does not exist
queex From: queex Date: December 1st, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
It has been unfilmed.
crashbarrier From: crashbarrier Date: December 1st, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I find Brendan Fraser is an interesting film talent... I've seen him play everything from goofey simpleton to raving psychotic monster....

warmage From: warmage Date: December 2nd, 2005 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Believe It or Don't, I like every film that Seann William Scott has been in :) I won't say they are the highest caliber of films, but they are *enjoyable*
xarrion From: xarrion Date: December 2nd, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bruce Campbell :)
xarrion From: xarrion Date: December 2nd, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
although Bubba Ho-Tep was a little hit and miss, I'll admit.
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