Film; The Actor’s Characterization and Believability.


#1 Film Response Due: The Actor’s Characterization and Believability.
Please choose one of the following actors, and one of their films listed. Use only actors and films listed. After viewing the film, share your reaction to the

physical and vocal choices the actor made in the film, their level of commitment to creating a character, and how successfully believable was their performance.  Did

you believe their performance?  If so cite examples to help support your thoughts. . The main objective of this response paper is to see the actor in the film through

your eyes. This response is your reaction and not outside research is needed, however if you do include any research or outside quotes, you must cite properly. The

minimum word length is 600 to 750 words but its fine to expand if you’d like.
Lillian Gish: Broken Blossoms (1919), Way Down East (1920)
Max Schreck: Nosferatu (1922)
Harold Lloyd: Safety Last (1923)
Charlie Chaplin:  The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931), The Great Dictator (1940)
Janet Gaynor: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), A Star Is Born (1937)
Buster Keaton: The General (1927)
Louise Brooks: Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), Pandora’s Box (1929)
Bela Lugosi: Dracula (1931)
Boris Karloff: Frankenstein (1931)
Joan Crawford: Grand Hotel (1932)
Paul Muni: I Am A Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Scarface (1932)
James Cagney: Public Enemy (1931), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), White Heat (1949)
Greta Garbo: Grand Hotel (1932), Ninotchka (1939)
Mae West: I’m No Angel (1933), She Done Him Wrong (1933)
The Marx Brothers: A Night at the Opera (1935)
Claudette Colbert: It Happened One Night (1934), Imitation of Life (1934), Since You Went Away (1944)
Louise Beavers: Imitation of Life (1934)
Clark Gable:  It Happened One Night (1934), Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gary Cooper: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Fred Astaire:  Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936)
Ginger Rogers: Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936), Stage Door (1937), I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)
Fredric March: A Star Is Born (1937)
Robert Donat: Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
Charles Laughton: The Hunchback of Norte Dame (1939)
John Wayne:  Stagecoach (1939), Red River (1948)
Katharine Hepburn: Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Adam’s Rib (1949)
Errol Flynn: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Gentleman Jim (1942)
Cary Grant: Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Notorious (1946)
James Stewart: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Destry Rides Again (1939)
Merle Oberon: Wuthering Heights (1939)
Lawrence Olivier: Wuthering Heights (1939), Rebecca (1940)
Vivien Leigh: Gone With the Wind (1939)
Hattie McDaniel: Gone With the Wind (1939) Since You Went Away (1944)
Marlene Dietrich: Destry Rides Again (1939)
Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney Jr: Of Mice and Men (1939)
Bette Davis: Dark Victory (1939), The Little Foxes (1941), Now Voyager (1942)
Margaret Sullavan: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Irene Dunne: My Favorite Wife (1940), I Remember Mama (1948)
Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson: Rebecca (1940)
Humphrey Bogart:  The Maltese Falcon (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Ingrid Bergman: Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946)
Henry Fonda: The Grapes of Wrath (1940), My Darling Clementine (1946)
Orson Welles: Citizen Kane (1941), The Third Man (1949)
Agnes Moorehead: Citizen Kane (1941), Since You Went Away (1944), Johnny Belinda (1948)
Greer Garson, Teresa Wright: Mrs Miniver (1942)
Ethel Waters: Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Judy Garland: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Easter Parade (1948)
Gene Tierney: Laura (1944), Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Lena Horne: Stormy Weather (1944)
Gregory Peck: Spellbound (1945), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Edward G. Robinson: Double Indemnity (1944), Key Largo (1948)
Lauren Bacall: To Have and Have Not (1944)
Barbara Stanwyck: Double Indemnity (1944), Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Robert Mitchum: Out of the Past (1947)
Edmund Gwenn: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Barbara Bel Geddes: I Remember Mama (1948)
John Wayne:  Stagecoach (1939), Red River (1948)
Montgomery Clift: Red River (1948), The Heiress (1949)
Jane Wyman: Johnny Belinda (1948)
Spencer Tracy: Adam’s Rib (1949)
Olivia de Havilland: The Heiress (1949)

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