My favourite actor is Edward Norton. (BTW nowadays if you start googling E d w a .. by E d you’ll get Mr. Cullen. There is something wrong with society today.) You might of seen him in this little tale of hate, American History X one of the greates cinematic accomplishments of the 1990′s.
American History X with Romper Stomper and The Believer (this’d be one hell of a movie marathon) makes an awesome trifecta of neo-nazi tales with two big competitors for my spot of favourite actor, Crowe and Gosling. It’s a tough subject matter to tackle, but works best when the focus is on the individual characters.
Norton is rumored to have a bit of an attitude, but with his chops, I wouldn’t go ’round blaming him. Not only has he brought life to many of my favourite characters of all time (AMHX, 25th Hour, Fight Club, Smoochy) he’s shown great variaiton between, and within his roles. Known for troubled, dual characters Norton is great at portraying both good and bad guys, but works his magic best when he’s working in the grey area. Not the most prolific actor (or as prolific as I wish he was) this guy is one of the most talented actors in his generation, if not the most.
Also I like a man that can wear the hell out of a suit (see Ryan Gosling, Josh Charles, Matthew Fox, Adam Levine). Full stop.