Djimon Hounsou Top Five

Djimon Hounsou Top Five

Djimon Hounsou Top Five

Djimon Gaston Hounsou is a Beninese–American actor and model. Hounsou began his career appearing in music videos. He made his film debut in Without You I’m Nothing (1990) and earned widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg-directed film Amistad (1997). He gained further recognition for his roles in Gladiator (2000), In America (2003), and Blood Diamond (2006), receiving Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominations for both the latter films. He also played an antagonist in Furious 7 (2015). He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Djimon Hounsou plays an important role as well in the French film Forces spéciales in 2011.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he plays the role of Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Captain Marvel (2019). Additionally, in the DC Extended Universe, he played the role of the Fisherman King in Aquaman (2018) and the wizard Shazam in Shazam! (2019). Earlier he played Papa Midnite in another DC movie, Constantine (2005).

Djimon Hounsou’s Top Five

Amistad (1997) In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.

Blood Diamond (2006) An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman’s son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

Gladiator (2000) In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army’s most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus’ devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Captain Marvel (2019) The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Shazam! (2019) A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

Josh Brolin Top Five

Josh Brolin Top Five

Josh Brolin Top Five

Josh Brolin Top FiveJoshua James Brolin (born February 12, 1968) is an American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Brolin has appeared in films such as The Goonies (1985), Mimic (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Grindhouse (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), American Gangster (2007), W. (2008), Milk (2008), True Grit (2010), Men in Black 3 (2012), Inherent Vice (2014), Sicario (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), and Deadpool 2 (2018). He played Marvel Comics supervillain Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Josh Brolin destroys every role that he is in. I have loved watching him on the silver screen since the Goonies and watch just about everything that he is in. 

#5 Men in Black 3 (2012) – Agents J and K are back…in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him – secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

#4 Oldboy (2013) – An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.

#3 Avengers: Endgame (2019) – After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

#2 The Goonies (1985) – A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father’s attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

#1 Deadpool 2 (2018) – Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy’s life.

Michael B Jordan Top Five

Michael B Jordan Top Five

Michael B Jordan Top Five

Michael B Jordan Top FiveMichael Bakari Jordan (born February 9, 1987) is an American actor, film producer and film director. He is known for his film roles as shooting victim Oscar Grant in the drama Fruitvale Station (2013), boxer Adonis “Donnie” Creed in the Rocky sequel film Creed (2015), and Erik Killmonger in Black Panther (2018), all three of which were directed by Ryan Coogler.

Jordan’s television roles include Wallace in the HBO series The Wire (2002) and Vince Howard in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights (2009–2011); and he also appeared on the soap opera All My Children (2003–2006). His other film performances include Red Tails (2012), Chronicle (2012), That Awkward Moment (2014), and Fantastic Four (2015), in which he played the Human Torch.

In 2020, Jordan was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, as well as Peoples Sexiest Man Alive. In the same year, The New York Times ranked him #15 on its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century.

Michael B Jordan is truly one of the best actors in Hollywood. He brings a power to every role that he is in and you have to love his choices.

#5 Fahrenheit 451 (2018) – In an oppressive future, a ‘fireman’ whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

#4 Creed (2015) – The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

#3 Just Mercy (2019) – The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.

#2 Fruitvale Station (2013) – Oakland, California. Young Afro-American Oscar Grant crosses paths with family members, friends, enemies, and strangers before facing his fate on the platform at Fruitvale Station, in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009.

#1 Black Panther (2018) – King T’Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T’Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan ‘special forces’) and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Christian Bale Top Five

Christian Bale Top Five

Christian Bale Top Five

Christian Bale Top FiveChristian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and intensive method acting, he is the recipient of many awards, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards, and was featured in the Time 100 list of 2011.

Born in Haverfordwest, Wales, to English parents, Bale had his first starring role at age 13 in Steven Spielberg’s war film Empire of the Sun (1987). Following a decade of leading and supporting roles, including in Little Women (1994) and Pocahontas (1995), he gained wider recognition for portraying the serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000). In 2004, he lost 4 stone 7 pounds (29 kg; 63 lb) for his role in the psychological thriller The Machinist (2004). Within six months, he gained 7 stone 2 pounds (45 kg; 100 lb) to star as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005), a role he reprised in the film’s sequels The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Bale continued to take on starring roles, including in Nolan’s period drama The Prestige (2006), the western 3:10 to Yuma (2007), the science fiction film Terminator Salvation (2009), and the crime drama Public Enemies (2009). He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Dicky Eklund in the David O. Russell-directed biographical film The Fighter (2010). This acclaim continued with his Academy Award-nominated roles in Russell’s black comedy American Hustle (2013) and in Adam McKay’s satires The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). For portraying Dick Cheney in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award. In 2019, he starred as race car driver Ken Miles in James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari.

Bale is a supporter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Greenpeace, and the World Wildlife Fund, and obtained American citizenship in 2014. Bale has been married to Sandra Blažić since 2000; they have two children.

Before you get down to the Top Five, realize that I am not a fan of the Nolan-verse Batman movies. They are not on the list. Had this been a top 10… they might have made it!

#5 The Fighter – The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime.

#4 American Psycho – A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

#3 Ford v Ferrari – American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

#2 Vice – George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

#1 3:10 to Yuma – In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the “3:10 to Yuma”, a train that will take the killer to trial.

Geoff Johns Top Five

Geoff Johns Top Five

Geoff Johns Top Five

Geoff Johns Top FiveGeoffrey Johns (born January 25, 1973) is an American comic book writer, screenwriter, and film and television producer. He served as the President and Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of DC Entertainment from 2016 to 2018 after his initial appointment as CCO in 2010. Some of his most notable work has used the DC Comics characters Green Lantern, Aquaman, Flash, and Superman.

In 2018, he stepped down from his executive role at DC Entertainment to open a production company, Mad Ghost Productions, to focus on writing and producing the film, television, and comic book titles based on DC properties. He co-developed the TV series The Flash (2014–present) and Titans (2018–present) and created the television series Stargirl (2020–present). His other work in television includes writing and producing various episodes of BladeSmallville, and Arrow. In film, he was a producer on Green Lantern (2011) and Justice League (2017) and co-wrote the story for Aquaman (2018) and the screenplay for Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).

Geoff Johns has been the producer of DC Comics movie content for their last cycle of films. Love them or hate them you have to admit that they have had an impact on pop-culture.

#5 Justice League (2017) – Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.

#4 Wonder Woman (2017) – An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.

#3 Birds of Prey (2020) – It’s open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women – Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a 2020 American superhero film based on the DC Comics team Birds of Prey. It is the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe and a follow-up to Suicide Squad (2016). 

#2 Shazam! (2019) – A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

#1 Suicide Squad (2016) – From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.