Classics in every catagory I can think of.
Books: I found these books very helpful
Some of My most watched and cherrished Films: You'll inevitably see a trend if you've viewed many of these.
Uta Hagen: "A Challenge for the Actor" This is a wonderfully helpful book for actors of any experience level-it's clear, insightful, and beautfully written by one of the world's top actors and minds ever.
Rebel Without a Cause--East of Eden--Giant--The Wild One--My Own Private Idaho--U Turn--Return to Paradise--The Mosquito Coast--Dead Poet's Society--Great Expectations--Waking the Dead--Labrynth--The Virgin Suicides--All the Pretty Horses--The Talented Mr. Rippley--A River Runs through It--Fight Club--Seven--Glengarry Glen Ross--The Usual Suspects--Natural Born Killers--Chaplin--The Wonder Boys--Fear--Legend--Taxi Driver--Cape Fear--Six Degrees of Separation--Affliction--The Shining--What's Eating Gilbert Grape--Sling Blade
Sorcerers of their Craft: Actors&Legends
Excluding the first, they appear solely in alphabetical order. This is simply to make it easy for you to find your favorites on this list. A star-*-signifies the elite, after my number one, who appears at the top of the list.
I welcome suggestions in any catagory-however these are My favorites, so it's at my discretion to post them. However, any people not listed simply may not be My Personal Fav's, or some how slipped my mind-that doesn't mean I don't fully appreciate their contributions.