I was thinking just now of my favorite actors and actresses. I realized that so many people seem to be able to name off a list of their favorites, and I didn't really have a clue. Since I wasted half an hour doing it, I figured I might as well share—I picked three men and three women.
Christian Bale—I think he's proven himself as the action movie star to beat in my books. (I also particularly like best-Bond-ever Pierce Brosnan and forget-that-he's-crazy Tom Cruise.)
Jason Bateman—He's the best consistently-good comedic actor I can think of at the moment. He's the lead in Arrested Development, played a somewhat more serious role in Juno, and I also saw him in Scrubs.
Mary McDonnell—She's great and very believable as a leading lady in Battlestar Galactica, and I liked her as a minor character in Donnie Darko too.
Mary-Louise Parker—Absolutely fantastic as the lead of the Showtime series Weeds, in both comedic and dramatic roles. (Pretty much everyone in the show is fantastic, really.)
Nicole Kidman—She was the hardest one on my list to think of, but I've seen her in a lot of things, and I can't remember seeing a time she's given less than a great performance, so she makes the cut as actress number three.
Robert Picardo—I really only know him from Star Trek: Voyager, but he's my favorite Star Trek character: the sarcastic ass of an emergency medical holograph.
Currently listening: Paul Schwartz, Gavyn Wright, David Theodore, and Lisbeth Scott—Auguries of Innocence Pt. 1