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RS (rainbowstevie) wrote,

Actors I Have Seen In The Most Movies

(As determined via very scientific process a.k.a. "cross referencing actors I know I like and/or are very prolific with IMDB." The list includes voiceover roles but not TV or miniseries. And, shockingly enough, it turns out that franchises bulk up numbers fast.)

This post was inspired by Buzzfeed's new quiz “how many Will Ferrell movies have you seen [out of 58]?”, which I cannot bring myself to take because I know the answer is more than 1 and that is already too many. However, it made me very curious which person I HAVE seen in the greatest number of movies. Am I faithful to my faves? Or do randos who are just constantly doing movies turn up more often than I realize? Time to find out.

18: Johnny Depp (…huh. I did not see this one coming, despite his great # of franchise films and the mid-2000s bender I went on to watch his older stuff)

Beyond that --
17: Robin Williams (much better!)

14: Billy Burke (5 start with "Twilight" but the rest were definitely the result of a target search)

14: Helena Bonham Carter (5 that did not involve Harry Potter or Depp. I actually almost forgot to even check her page, but then as I was editing the draft I went, wait a minute, where Depp and Burton go, Bonham Carter is never far behind...)

13: Julia Roberts

13: Paul Walker

12: Brendan Fraser

12: Maggie Smith (mostly HP but who’s counting) (o wait I am)

Tied at 11:
* Elizabeth Banks (even without The Hunger Games)

* Kirsten Dunst (she was my “STOP BEING IN STUFF I LIKE” nemesis for years until worse people took that title, and now I am very sorry)

* Anna Kendrick

* Emma Watson

Runner-Ups @ 10 Apiece:
Drew Barrymore
Orlando Bloom
Matt Damon
Tom Hanks
Nicole Kidman
John Krasinski
Daniel Radcliffe
Mike Vogel (as soon as I finish this movie I'm half-done with, anyway)
Owen Wilson

General reactions:

  • holy cow there are SO MANY FAVORITE PEOPLE I have not seen in a new movie since like, 2012, and roughly 300 movies on my TBW now

  • I love that Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Nicolas Cage, and a lot of other super prolific men were not even close to making this list. I know what I like, and it’s not that!

  • Never watching a single Marvel movie really cuts down on everyone’s potential numbers, as does having missed the majority of the classics, modern and otherwise

  • This list is white as hell, yikes.

And then, while I was researching the above list, I tripped over STUNNING NEWS and long story short, GOOD AFTER BAD/MORE THAN ENOUGH IS FINALLY OUT ON DVD as of about 2 months ago. I deliberated for about fifteen minutes to make sure it was real, because it was weird I couldn't find it on Amazon, but Wal-Mart had it on their site so after five minutes more I ordered a copy from one of their cheaper partners for a little under $12 w/ taxes and shipping, and it will be here by July 28th. Finally, something good happens in 2020...after all the bad (see what I did there).
[EDIT: GDI I would have waited and held out hope for a secondhand copy if Tubi had cooperated last night and returned the free-to-watch link it refused to show for me yesterday...but still. Free view! Now I can watch it early and still have the security of a hard copy coming as backup.]

Oh my gosh I am so pumped. True, 'tis a pity that Billy Burke is one of the few who has not yet cycled back to the forefront of the Handsome Men's Club for a fannish spotlight revival, so this maybe will not hit with as much magic as it would have in 2017. But I like to think that if I bust out my Revolution and/or Zoo DVDs -- convenient that I have them all -- it won't take me long to get that feeling back. He has always been a superb actor, voice and face-wise, and this particular dynamic is one that really never fails to please me anyway.

I still can't believe it. Five years' wait, four years post-filming...but it finally happened. It's really here. I'm gonna see it with my own eyes.

Tags: billy burke, movies, quality data

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