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Postby judderman on Sat May 24, 2014 7:54 am

Who has it, who doesn't? After watching DoFP and remembering Peter Dinklage's barnstorming of Tyrion's trial, I pondered how his charisma completely overrides his dwarfism to the point where you barely notice it. I then began wondering who was charismatic, and while I found it pretty easy to list charismatic actors (Dinklage, Fassbender, Neeson, McKellen, even Johnny Depp pre-Pirates) I found it really difficult to list charismatic actresses- I think the main reason is that most actresses these days aren't expected to do anything more than what I call "Chastaining"; i.e. staring blankly into the far distance while simultaneously appearing either vaguely sad, vaguely perplexed, or both. The one that kept popping into my head was Mia Wasikowska, and I'm not sure if she's charismatic or just weird.
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Re: Charisma

Postby so sorry on Sat May 24, 2014 8:32 am

This is a great topic! Must think about it though...
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Re: Charisma

Postby judderman on Sat May 24, 2014 11:21 am

Just as I was signing off I thought "Chloe Grace Moretz".
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Re: Charisma

Postby Peven on Sat May 24, 2014 1:08 pm

I equate charisma to screen presence or watchability.....

Brad Pitt has a ton of charisma

Fassbender, too

Michael Gambon is someone I think has all sorts of charisma as well, his scenes are usually among my favorite in a movie he is in

just a few off the top of my head
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Re: Charisma

Postby Al Shut on Sat May 24, 2014 2:06 pm

First name that springs to my mind: Chow Yun studly

I too have to give some thought about the charismatic actresses thing
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Re: Charisma

Postby Spandau Belly on Sun May 25, 2014 6:03 am

As far as actresses who are working right now go, I'd say Rachel Weisz, Kate Winslet, and Marion Cotillard all come to mind.

If we're talking about charisma throughout the ages, I'd say Audrey Hepburn was top of the pops. She just lit up the screen.
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