Karamel Kinema was kind enough to forward me this cool blogathon that is all about those actors & actresses that one would watch in about anything. This idea originated with Abbi at Where the Wild Things Are, and this marks my first “passing the torch” blogathon I’ve ever been included in so I’m super excited. Though many of the current participants have kept the list strictly masculine, I’m gonna give it my best to include some lovely ladies in mine as well (as it was originally intended as well!).
Disclaimer: Since there are so many actors I enjoy on screen, I put the emphasis on finding those actors and actresses I have seen in almost anything ranging from genre to genre, including television appearances as well. So, sorry DiCaprio.
Honorable mentions: Chris Pratt, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, James McAvoy, Robery Downey Jr. and mostly for his early work, Johnny Depp.
There are a couple of guys in this list who don’t get enough love they deserve, Ewan being one of them. He gives memorable performances and I’m drawn to movies he is in for obvious reasons. The almost anything role would be Christian in Moulin Rouge! because I’m not much of a musical kind of gal but for Ewan, I’m up for anything!
Now talk about unappreciated because why is this guy mostly on TV and not on the big screen? He has charisma, he is manly and scruffy and yes, I’m still very disappointed about the whole Shameless casting flop the next season – shame on you! Though I hate rom-coms, Jeffrey’s the almost anything role in The Accidental Husband makes me forget that fact … every time I watch it.
There are probably many haters out there who see Jennifer’s name and think I’m crazy or something but here’s the thing, she’s my childhood, most of my childhood really and I still like her movies. And for her, I’d even watch an episode of a show I do not watch, Dirt, just to see her, which counts as her pretty much only almost anything role actually.
If you look at Colin’s filmography you see a lot of questionable movies there, What a Girl Wants being my favorite in terms of out of character roles for him and my pick for the almost anything. He is also probably the most versatile actors in this list, doing comedies, rom-coms, teen movies and Oscar worthy performances left and right. And I’d watch him in any of those genres.
When I started compiling this list I knew for certain I needed to mention Ellen Page. Though there isn’t actually a role I would name as almost anything for her, the reason she is in this list is because I’ve seen most of her movies and I wanted to give her some love.
Same goes for Edward Norton, the guy has tipped his toes in variety of genres and I can’t fault his roles in any way. I’d watch him in anything, I really would and I can’t think of any almost anything roles at the moment so, good for you, Edward!
Oh, Paul… Should I say more? Who doesn’t love Paul? He has done some great comedies, and not so great comedies and his guest appearance in Friends is still lodged in my brain. Almost anything goes to This is 40 which was rather bad for me but I still watched it because it’s Paul!
There’s a little bit of teenage angst in me probably because I adore Dylan O’Brien and there aren’t many among my generation who are aware of him. He will be big though, Maze Runner is coming up and I’m actually a bit sad I have to share him soon enough with a lot of fans. Anyway, almost anything hands down goes to The First Time which I wouldn’t normally tune in for but I ended up actually liking it. I’m as surprised as you.
Really don’t know what to say about Emma that’s going to constitute as almost anything because she has been in good movies throughout her career. From comedies to dramas, from fierce high school students to a superhero girlfriend, I love her and I’d tune in for any rom-com she’s in.
Did you really think it was going to be anybody else on top of this list because I didn’t hesitate for a second putting down his name first in this list. There’s some great movies throughout his career and then there’s Premium Rush, the almost anything that pretty much trumps all the rest in this list and is a real flop in his filmography. But still, I love Joe and I’d even watch Premium Rush again if I was craving for him all sweaty and bruised, now that’s an almost anything!
Bloggers who have previously shared their almost anything actors/actresses:
- Abbi at Where the Wild Things are
- Fernando at Committed to Celluloid
- Kristin at All Eyes On Screen
- Jaina at Time Well Spent
- Nostra at My Film Views
- KaramelK at Karamel Kinema
And I’m passing this, for possible Stephen Dillane action, to Sati at Cinematic Corner. Oh, who are we kidding, we’re definitely getting some Stephen!