A few weeks ago, I wrote about my personal top ten actresses of all time. Now, I think it is only right to dedicate this post to the actors. Many of these men, could captivate the audience with a slight smile, twinkle in their eye, or at the mere sound of their deep voices. The actors that I am going to be introducing to you are from a variety of genres, but are all part of the so-called “studio era.” Much of the information will be coming from my own knowledge base, and the rest will be supplemented by a terrific book “The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era.” There are two other books with a similar title: one focusing on women and the other about on-screen couples. Here is to the men of the big screen!
Film noir is a genre possessing a rather vague physical description. This is due to the fact that it is hard to formulate words for a specific feeling that is generated. Generally, it can be characterized as having a dark, mysterious plot, often involving a narrator, femme fatale and obvious sexual tension. When these elements are combined artfully, it creates an atmosphere that is filled with suspense, drama and emotion. The men and women who star in these films, often bring the depths of their characters to life, showing the flaws that exist within human nature.