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Pyro
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Danny Devito

1981: Going Ape!
1983: Terms of Endearment
1984: Romancing the Stone
1984: The Ratings Game
1984: Johnny Dangerously
1985: The Jewel of the Nile
1985: Head Office
1986: Wise Guys
1986: Ruthless People
1986: My Little Pony: The Movie (Voice)
1987: Tin Men
1987: Throw Momma From the Train
1988: Twins
1989: The War of the Roses


Danny Devito might not be on the same level of greatness as the Big Guns of the 80's like Bill Murray, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox...ect. But he was still one of my favorites in the 80's regardless.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Pyromantic:
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Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
Someone will need to start a thread about retro games.

We can chat about classics like 1942, Raiden, Elevator Action and more.

Someone already did.

http://www.fast-rewind.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=000767

I started that thread quite awhile ago. I'm glad to see fellow Rewinders showing interest in the idea of an '80s video game forum. Besides discussing '80s arcade and home console video games, we could also talk about the arcades, home consoles, people, and other topics related to video games in the '80s.

Sorry for not posting more lately. Been overwhelmed with finals for college but will be finished after this week. It'll be nice to get back to chatting with fellow Rewinders on a regular basis.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. There are tons of great picks already named by posters here. But what about the character actors of the '80s? You know, the actors and actresses who you always recognized and said "Hey, I've seen him/her before, but can't put my finger on his/her name." IMDb has made it a lot easier for us to ID character actors, but in the pre-Internet days it was more fun hunting down information on the familiar faces of movies whose names we didn't know right away.

I'd like to nominate John Vernon (Dean Wormer from Animal House) as a quintessential '80s character actor who did well in terms of screen exposure. You could always count on him to play some kind of crooked authority, academic, or law enforcement figure. Some of his more memorable work from the '80s includes:

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Curtains (1983)
Chained Heat (1983)
Savage Streets (1984)
Fraternity Vacation (1985)
Doin' Time (1985)
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Blue Monkey (1987)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

Add to this Vernon's countless appearances on TV shows like The Greatest American Hero, CHiPs, The A-Team, T.J. Hooker, and Airwolf, and you can see why he carved out a niche as one of the '80s' most recognizable faces. Sure, John Vernon may not have ever been a star on the level of Sylvester Stallone or Eddie Murphy, but his prolificity makes him worthy of mentioning in this thread.

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His daughter is very nice too in movies like Pretty in Pink. She is smokin' hot.

I'd say Ed Lauter probably matches him for playing the crooked character in 80's movies.

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Matt Dillon:

1989 Drugstore Cowboy
1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
1988 Kansas
1987 The Big Town
1986 Native Son
1985 Rebel
1985 Target
1984 The Flamingo Kid
1983 Rumble Fish
1983 The Outsiders
1982 Liar's Moon [Smile]
1982 Tex
1980 My Bodyguard
1980 Little Darlings

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Matt Dillon's awesome. I've always liked him.

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you know i think maxium overdrive could be a great remake in capable hands.
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pyro

im right there with ya on devito, he's great.

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Daryl Hannah

1982: Blade Runner
1982: Summer Lovers
1984: Reckless
1984: Splash
1984: The Pope of Greenwich Village
1986: Legal Eagles
1986: The Clan of the Cave Bear
1987: Roxanne
1987: Wall Street
1988: High Spirits
1989: Steel Magnolias

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Tom Berenger

1980: Dogs of War
1983: The Big Chill
1986: Platoon
1987: Someone to Watch Over Me
1988: Shoot To Kill
1988: Betrayed
1989: Major League

My favorite of his though is Shattered 1991

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As far as Character Actors go, I nominate Geoffery Lewis:

1.Tom Horn
2.Bronco Billy
3. Heaven's Gate
4. Any Which Way You Can
5. Ten to Midnight
6. Blue Thunder
7. Night of the Comet
8. Fletch Lives
9. Pink Cadillac
10. Tango and Cash

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Jamie Lee Curtis

1980: The Fog
1980: Prom Night
1981: Halloween II
1981: Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (TV movie)
1983: Trading Places
1984: Grandview USA
1985: Perfect
1987: Amazing Grace and Chuck
1988: A Fish Called Wanda
1988: Dominick and Eugene
1989-92: Anything But Love (TV sitcom)

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Tom Atkins

The Fog(1980)
Power(1980)
The Ninth Configuration (1980)
Escape from New York (1981)
Sherlock Holmes (1981)
Desperate Lives(1982)
Creepshow (1982)
Halloween III (1982)
Skeezer(1982)
Murder Me, Murder You (1983)
The New Kids (1985)
Blind Justice (1986)
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
A Stranger Waits (1987)
Lemon Sky (1988)
Maniac Cop (1988)
Dead Man Out(1989)
The Heist (1989)

Add to this his tv roles in Mash,Lou Grant,St Elsewhere, Quincy, TJ Hooker and The Equaliser and you have to admit that he did pretty well in the 80's

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escape from new york as well
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Sean Young

1981: Stripes
1982: Blade Runner
1982: Young Doctors in Love
1984: Dune
1985: Baby... Secret of the Lost Legend
1985: Under the Biltimore Clock (TV movie)
1986: Blood and Orchids (TV miniseries)
1987: No Way Out
1987: Wall Street
1988: The Boost
1989: Cousins

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Bill Hunter.

A fine actor, one of Australia's best.

1980: Dead Man's Float
1980: Hard Knocks
1981: .... Maybe This Time
1981: Gallipoli
1982: Far East
1983: Heatwave
1983: The Return of Captain Invincible
1984: The Hit
1984: Street Hero
1985: An Indecent Obsession
1985: Rebel
1986: Sky Pirates
1986: Death of a Soldier
1988: Rikki and Pete
1989: Fever
1989: Mull

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Phoebe Cates

1982: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
1982: Paradise
1984: Gremlins
1984: Lace (miniseries)
1985: Lace II (miniseries)
1987: Date with an Angel
1988: Bright Lights, Big City
1989: Heart of Dixie
1989: Shag

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Chris Haywood.

A very prolific actor.

1980: Dead Man's Float
1981: .... Maybe This Time
1982: Freedom
1981: Attack Force Z
1981: Lonely Hearts
1982: With Prejudice
1982: The Man From Snowy River
1982: Running on Empty
1982: The Clinic
1983: Heatwave
1983: The Return of Captain Invincible
1983: Strikebound
1984: Man of Flowers
1984: Razorback
1985: The Coca-Cola Kid
1985: A Street to Die
1986: Burke and Wills
1986: Wills and Burke
1986: Malcolm
1986: Dogs in Space
1987: The Bit Part
1987: The Tale of Ruby Rose
1988: A Day and a Half
1988: Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train
1988: Manifesto
1988: The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey
1988: Emerald City
1989: Island

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I love Malcolm. If you guys have not seen this great Aussie flick, please do. It's classic.
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Matthew Broderick

1983: Max Dugan Returns
1983: WarGames
1985: Ladyhawke
1986: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1987: Project X
1988: Biloxi Blues
1988: Torch Song Trilogy
1989: Family Business
1989: Glory

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Bryan Brown.

Among the most internationally successful Australian actors.

1980: Palm Beach
1980: "Breaker" Morant
1980: Stir
1980: Blood Money
1981: Winter of Our Dreams
1982: Far East
1984: Give My Regards to Broad Street
1985: The Empty Beach
1985: Rebel
1986: F/X
1986: Parker
1986: Tai-Pan
1987: The Umbrella Woman
1988: Cocktail
1988: Gorillas in the Mist

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quote:
Originally posted by Jack Gannon:
I remember a knight armed with a sword, trying to rescue his woman from an evil monster. And there being alot of cutscenes similar to Astyanax. It seems like I remember one of the monsters being a large green beast who broke through a wall.

You could be thinking about 'Dragon's Lair', Jack.

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As for the topic, it has to be the legend that is Michael Keaton.

1989 Batman
1989 The Dream Team
1988 Clean and Sober
1988 Beetlejuice
1986 Gung Ho
1983 Mr. Mom
1982 Night Shift

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Lea Thompson

1983: All the Right Moves
1984: Red Dawn
1984: The Wild Life
1985: Back to the Future
1986: SpaceCamp
1986: Howard the Duck
1987: Some Kind of Wonderful
1988: Casual Sex
1988: The Wizard of Loneliness
1989: Nightbreaker
1989: Back to the Future Part II

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Well.. I can't say he did it best .. but I have to at least mention:

John Cusack:

 1983 Class 
Roscoe

1984 Sixteen Candles 
Bryce

1984 Grandview, U.S.A. 
Johnny Maine

1985 The Sure Thing 
Walter 'Gib' Gibson

1985 The Journey of Natty Gann 
Harry

1986 Stand by Me 
Denny Lachance

1986 One Crazy Summer 
Hoops McCann

1987 Hot Pursuit 
Dan Bartlett

1987 Broadcast News 
Angry Messenger

1988 Tapeheads 
Ivan Alexeev

1988 Eight Men Out 
George 'Buck' Weaver

1989 Say Anything... 
Lloyd Dobler

1989 Fat Man and Little Boy 
Michael Merriman


Despite the wrath of JAY LEE.. my real vote goes to Tom Cruise who has already been detailed on the thread.

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John Hargreaves.

One of the most renowned Australian actors.

1980: Beyond Reasonable Doubt
1981: The Killing of Angel Street
1981: Hoodwink
1981: Doctors and Nurses
1983: Careful, He Might Hear You
1984: My First Wife
1986: Comrades
1986: Sky Pirates
1986: Malcolm
1987: The Place at the Coast
1987: Cry Freedom
1988: Boundaries of the Heart
1988: Emerald City

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quote:
Originally posted by Valley:
Well.. I can't say he did it best .. but I have to at least mention:

John Cusack:

 1983 Class 
Roscoe

1984 Sixteen Candles 
Bryce

1984 Grandview, U.S.A. 
Johnny Maine

1985 The Sure Thing 
Walter 'Gib' Gibson

1985 The Journey of Natty Gann 
Harry

1986 Stand by Me 
Denny Lachance

1986 One Crazy Summer 
Hoops McCann

1987 Hot Pursuit 
Dan Bartlett

1987 Broadcast News 
Angry Messenger

1988 Tapeheads 
Ivan Alexeev

1988 Eight Men Out 
George 'Buck' Weaver

1989 Say Anything... 
Lloyd Dobler

1989 Fat Man and Little Boy 
Michael Merriman


Despite the wrath of JAY LEE.. my real vote goes to Tom Cruise who has already been detailed on the thread.

You left out Better Off Dead.
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