Redditors recently got together on r/movies, the largest movie subreddit, to discuss what movies are good swan songs for actors. These are excellent films that give actors a strong role that lives up to their talent and is a fitting conclusion to their career.
Redditors came up with a solid selection, including movies with themes that resonated with the actor’s overall filmography. This is a touching display that is sure to make the viewer.
10 Vincent Price – ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (1990)
one of Tim Burtonbest movies of, Edward Scissorhands Star Johnny Depp A gentle and misunderstood fake man lives in solitude in a gothic mansion until he is found by his mother Peg (Dianne Wiest), and welcome into her suburban home. Price Vincent Delivers a fantastic performance as the eccentric inventor who created Edward.
Price has a career with stories built in horror roles, so his character in Edward Scissorhands Play cleverly in his screen persona. “Vincent Price’s last film was Edward Scissorhands And it fits him perfectly. or refer to him Batman Damn, it’s a ‘good egg’,” said user xwhy.
9 Oliver Reed – ‘Gladiator’ (2000)
Gladiator is the last role for Oliver ReedVeteran actors who have appeared in classics such as Oliver!, Three Musketeers And Tommy. He plays Proximo, a seasoned gladiator trainer who becomes a mentor and ally to Maximus (Russell Crowe).
Reed turns in a terrific performance, bringing complexity to what could be a stock character. “The moment he reveals that he used to be a gladiator too has to be my favorite scene. The voice and the shaking eyes. What an actor,” said Redditor Remote-Lie5470.
8 Paul Newman – ‘Road to Perdition’ (2002)
Paul Newman A legend of the 60s and 70s cinema, played an iconic role in Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidAnd The Sting, list only a few. He died in 2008 at the age of 83, with his last film performance Sam MendesCrime drama of Road to Perdition. Newman stars as John Rooney, Irish mob boss and agent father to Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks).
Newman brings command to the role, portraying Rooney as a man torn between love and loyalty, and haunted by the consequences of his choices. “Paul Newman in The road to destruction “The rain scene in that movie still sticks with me years later,” added Redditor witch-finder.
7 Burt Lancaster – ‘Field of Dreams’ (1989)
Burt Lancaster A star of the 1940s, ’50s, and 60s, appearing in major and commercial successes such as: The killer, The fight at the OK Corral, Elmer GantryAnd Judgment at Nuremberg. His last film was a sports thriller Field of dreams Show Kevin Costner.
Lancaster is captivating as Archibald ‘Moonlight’ Graham, a former baseball player who has given up his dream of becoming a doctor. He served as a wise mentor to Costner. “He is wonderful. The role is poetic,” said user GreatCaesarGhost.
6 Harry Dean Stanton – ‘Good Luck’ (2017)
Harry Dean StantonThe work spans six decades, with memorable appearances in Kelly’s hero, The Godfather Part II, Aliens, Green Mike, and more. He continued to work until the age of 91, dying in 2017 shortly after completing his last film. Good luck.
He plays the title role, a 90-year-old man living in a small desert town. Through chance encounters and meaningful conversations with the townspeople, Luck embarks on a journey of Self-discovery and acceptance. “A really strong final film to a long career,” said Redditor Street_Struggle_598.
5 Edward G. Robinson – ‘Soylent Green’ (1973)
Edward G. Robinson Worked in Hollywood for over 50 years, appearing in over 100 films between the 1920s and 1970s. His last project was Light greenA dystopian sci-fi starring Charlton Heston A detective Thorn. Robinson plays Sol Roth, Thorn’s elderly friend and moral compass.
He and Heston have a particularly memorable scene together towards the end of the film. Redditor Tatooine16 said, “The real emotion that came out of that scene blew me away.” “That scene has affected my entire life! The beauty and sadness of it is amazing,” user smarmageddon replied.
4 Desmond Llewelyn – ‘The World Is Not Enough’ (1999)
Welsh actor Desmond Llewelyn A veteran of British cinema, known for eccentric roles in films such as Cleopatra And Little by little. He is most famous for playing Q, a supplier of high-tech equipment, in Full 17. bond Films between 1963 and 1999, appeared in the series more often than other actors.
His last bond issue was The world is not enoughOn the contrary Pierce Brosnan. In the film, he suggests to Bond that he will be resigning soon, before announcing ‘there’s always an escape plan’ and disappearing across the floor. User StimmingMantis said “That scene made me sad because it was perfect for the final scene.” Redditor Ozzel replied “fit for a long career.”
3 Diana Rigg – ‘Last Night in Soho’ (2021)
Diana Rigg First gained attention in the 1960s for her role as Emma Peel on television The Avengers. She continued to appear on several occasions Shakespeare Adaptation, Bond film, a M.P Movies, and many TV series, including playing Lady Olenna Game of Thrones. She died in 2020, shortly after filming Edgar Wright‘s Last night in Soho. In the film she played the role of Eloise (Anya Taylor-Joy) homeowners in the 1960s.
It was a fitting final role for Rigg, especially given the fact that Wright was a fan of her work. “She absolutely slays in that role,” said user fil42skidoo. “There’s something creepy about her sitting in a burning house alone in her final scene,” Redditor Heavy_Signature_5619 added.
2 Peter Postlethwaite – ‘The City’ (2010)
Legendary British actor Peter Poslethwaite nailed many iconic roles, including characters in Aliens 3, In the name of the FatherAnd The usual suspects. not for nothing, Steven Spielberg once called him “the best actor in the world”. His last film was Ben Affleck‘s TownIn which he plays Fergus ‘Fergie’ Colm, a powerful Irish mobster who controls the criminal underworld in Charlestown, Boston.
Menacing and shrewd, Fergie is the clear highlight of the film. “I love Pete’s performance. He actually fascinates me. His face and voice are so unique to him. One of my favorite actors of all time. The only material, that man,” said user PioneerStandard.
1 John Wayne – ‘The Shootist’ (1976)
There is no greater number in the Western category John Wayne. A true American icon, he has been a staple of cinema for decades, appearing in some of the most successful and commercially successful films. His last film was The Shootist, an introspective Western about an elderly gunslinger diagnosed with terminal cancer. He moved to a small town and entered an inn run by a widow named Bon Roger (Lauren Bacall) and her son Gillom (Ron Howard).
The film featured Wayne in a picture that made more than a dozen Westerns he had done before, and he delivered a good, believable performance. “The Shootist Redditor Corrosive-Knights said “(It’s) a perfect knee for him,” user Much-Conference1110 agreed.
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