Best Actor That Made A Living Doing Horror

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by SaviniFan, Sep 16, 2003.

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Your Favorite Career Horror Actor

  1. Jeffrey Combs

    5 vote(s)
    8.8%
  2. Vincent Price

    19 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Bela Lugosi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Boris Karloff

    2 vote(s)
    3.5%
  5. Dick Miller

    2 vote(s)
    3.5%
  6. Lon Chaney Jr.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Lon Chaney Sr.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. David Hess

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Gunnar Hansen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Donald Pleasence

    3 vote(s)
    5.3%
  11. Christopher Lee

    12 vote(s)
    21.1%
  12. Peter Cushing

    9 vote(s)
    15.8%
  13. Christopher George

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  14. Oliver Reed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. John Saxxon

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  16. Other

    3 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Ok, who do you think is the best actor as far as horror films go? I'm not talking about some Jo-Blo that did one or two films, but someone who pretty much made a living off roles in horror. This is obviously a personal taste thing, so acting ability need not apply. I've tried to include as many as I could think of, but as usual choose other if your favorite isn't listed.
     
  2. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    Gunnar Hansen. He seems to be making a nice living from the horror crowd. Hopefully he'll gain more lead roles in horror films to come.
     
  3. Gutwrencher

    Gutwrencher Guest

    ...but when it comed to talent...Lee has more in his little finger than all the others combined.
     
  4. dwatts

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    I had to go with Peter Cushing. His mere presence on the screen gave it an air of respectability.
     
  5. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    Had to go with Vincent Price.
     
  6. SilentScreams

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    Vincent Price.
     
  7. betterdan

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    Silent Screams you have to click on Vincent Price at the top to vote for him just fyi.;)
     
  8. onebyone

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    Bela Lugosi, hands down and no contest.
     
  9. rhett

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    For me it was a tossup between the two sons of Hammer, Cushing and Lee. In the end I went with Cushing, he saved so many films that could have been outright bombs. Even cameos like in SHOCK WAVES were great.

    I think Donald Pleasence is the best of them all, but he only really made a living in horror during the latter parts of his life, so I don't really think he applies.

    Cool poll SF!
     
  10. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    I still would have voted for Vincent Price, but I also feel that Peter Lorre should have been included in the poll.
     
  11. zombi3

    zombi3 Pure Evil

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    I voted for Jeffrey Combs, but I think Bruce Campbell, David Warbeck, and John Morghen deserve some props as well.:evil:
     
  12. SilentScreams

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    Thanks Betterdan. I'm a little slow today.:sleepy: :)
     
  13. Tawny

    Tawny You guys got sour balls?

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    John Saxon......he is the man.:evil:
     
  14. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Don't forget you can choose other if you don't see your favorite.
     
  15. Jamm

    Jamm J'aime les cadavres

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    Wow, tough choice between Price and Lee, but I have to go with Vincent Price.
     
  16. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Too tough to call, so I won't.
    Lee, Cushing, Price, Chaney, and to a lesser extent Combs are get part of my vote. Seeing how I can't chop the vote up accordingly, I won't vote at all.
     
  17. hell ya!

    hell ya! ~Go ahead, make my day~

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    Peter Cushing
     
  18. RyanPC

    RyanPC Guest

    Wow, this is a great poll!

    Price is the king! There are some other great ones up there-- Combs, Karloff, Miller, the Chaneys, Hess, Hansen (who is also a very down to earth and friendly guy, you should all meet him sometime), Pleasance, Lee, Cushing, George, Reed, and Saxon-- but none of them (although a couple come close) can beat Price. He was a master of his craft and a true actor.
     
  19. Hellbilly

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    Chris Lee :)
     
  20. R. I. P.

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    Many terrific actors to choose from here, but Vincent Price's performances, particularly within "Fall Of The House Of Usher", "Pit And The Pendulum", and "Tomb Of Ligeia", are, to me, among the most chilling portrayals ever. He's my champion, and my runner-up trophy goes to Peter Cushing. ;)

    R. I. P. :cool:
     

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