You probably know John Cazale best as the slightly off middle brother in The Godfather and The Godfather II. The decision to work with specific directors has to do with the project. Saving Private Ryan is another movie that has to make my list.
When discussing the greatest actors working in Hollywood, Russell Crowe is one person who definitely deserves some praise. Crowe got his start in acting in the late 1970s on television. It may have taken some time, but the New Zealand native has risen up the ranks to become one of the better actors in the industry.
No list of Morgan Freeman films would be complete without giving mention to Bruce Almighty. I mean, when you are being asked to play the part of God in a film, I think it is safe to say you have made it. Unless you’re Alanis Morissette and you happen to nab the part in Dogma.
In Big Whiskey, gunfighter English Bob and his biographer arrive also seeking the $1000 reward. Little Bill cleverly disarm old English Bob and beats him in the street, to set an example for other reward hunters. English Bob is kicked out of town on his ass, but his biographer stays to observe and take notes regarding another legend Little Bill.
Another incredible director working today is Christopher Nolan. In fact, Nolan might be the best director in Hollywood right now. He has yet to put out a movie that I haven’t absolutely loved; Memento, Inception, The Prestige and The Dark Knight are just some of his best.
Chariots of the Gods – This film 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Picture in 1981. It features runners who run for God and to overcome social prejudice. They run, they run, and they run. The well-recognized music plays. You run, you run, you run. Monkey see, monkey do. They win. You win. Everybody wins. What’s not to like?
Since winning the illustrious Oscar five years ago, Navarro, whose work also includes “Desperado,” “Jackie Brown,” and “Hellboy,” says he has been searching for projects that will allow him to develop a parallel reality from scratch.
Top Gun might have flown you into the “danger zone” of jet dog-fighting, but the softer more romantic side of the movie with the song “Take My Breath Away” was what earned Oscar gold. Composer Giorgio Moroder of Flashdance fame was once again behind the music, while the Tom Whitlock lyrics were performed for the movie by the band Berlin.
What do all of these movies have in common? I think it’s that they all feature a protagonist who is battling formidable forces and must drawn on all of his strength to prevail. This can inspire us to reach our own goals. If Arnold can slay that many bad guys while injured, can’t we at least keep putting one foot in front of the other? If that doesn’t work, you could also try tying a carrot to a string and dangling it in front of your new treadmill.