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The biggest contrast of acting abilities ever seen on screen

My propositions:

Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola in Godfather III

Gary Oldman and Keanu Reeves in Dracula

what

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johnny knoxville and arnold schwarzenegger in the last stand. I can remember there we're some awesome scenes thanks to Johnny.

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Val Kilmer and Bill Paxton in Tombstone.

Never thought Paxton was great anywya, but Kilmer blew everyone out of the water in that movie.

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I thought Paxton was OK in Tombstone. He was unfortunately placed against a strong cast who were good in that film (Russell, Elliott, Biehn etc).

If I think of Tombstone, the first that comes to mind would be Jason Priestley. I thought Priestley was 'out-acted' (does this word exist?) by the cast and perhaps arguably the weakest in that movie, no offense to Mr Priestley.

I agree though Kilmer was outstanding, and Tombstone is perhaps his defining film. In fact his career and his tombstone, pun intended, can be aptly summarized in one word--> Tombstone.

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Quite a few Bond films come to mind:

Diana Rigg and George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Christopher Walken and Tanya Roberts in A View to a Kill

Timothy Dalton and Talisa Soto in Licence to Kill

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Miss Congeniality Michael Caine and Sandra Bullock.

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Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta

Dakota Johnson and Johnny Depp in Black Mass

I concur with your Dracula pick.

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John Hurt and Ryan O'Neal in Partners. Terrible film, and I can't begin to understand how a great actor like John Hurt ended up in it, but there it is. And awful as almost everything about the film is, Hurt's acting is still remarkable while O'Neal is truly cringeworthy in his embarrassment.

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Compliments to your 2 examples, recalling back the movies, they are perfect examples for the title thread.

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wow those are good examples.
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