Cinematography has given us great films and brilliant actors, love for which is expressed, including in the art of tattooing.
Hollywood Golden Age
The Golden Age of Hollywood dates back to 1927, when the first talkie “The Jazz Singer” was released. During the period 1930-50, a studio system of film production developed, and the bulk of the film market was controlled by such titans as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and RKO Pictures.
Classic films of old Hollywood abound with characters that have inspired many today’s actors and embodied an era of grace, style and pure class: gentlemen are charisma and charm, and ladies are icons of femininity and beauty.
The fanatical love of fans, at times, knows no bounds, but no one can deny that there was a time in Hollywood when the actors were such iconic stars that they continued to shine after many, many years. So, the great legends of cinema of the 20th century inspire people in the 21st century to tattoo with portraits of actors from the golden era.
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Best Actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age
The American Film Institute (AFI) has ranked the Greatest Actors from 250 nominees, among those who made their debut no later than 1950.
1 Humphrey Bogart
Up the River, Petrified Forest, Angels With Dirty Faces, The Roaring Twenties or the Fate of a Soldier in America, The High Sierra, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, The African Queen.
2 Cary Grant
“The Philadelphia Story,” “Only a Lonely Heart,” “Suspicion,” “Notoriety,” “North by Northwest,” “Charade,” “Catch a Thief,” “Go Not Run.”
3 James Stewart
Murder Specialist, You Can’t Take This With You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Philadelphia Story, Rope, Window to the Courtyard, The Man Who Knew Too a lot ”,“ Dizziness ”.
4 Marlon Brando
“A Streetcar Named Desire”, “The Godfather”, “The Last Tango in Paris”, “Apocalypse Now”, “Superman”, “At the Port”.
5 Fred Astaire
“Flight to Rio”, “Cheerful Divorce”, “Top Hat”, “Swing Time”, “Let’s Dance”, “Carefree”, “Funny Face”.
6 Henry Fonda
12 Angry Men, Once Upon a Time in the Wild West, At the Golden Pond, Grapes of Wrath, War and Peace.
7. Clark Gable
Gone with the Wind, It Happened One Night, The Restless.
8. James Cagney
Public Enemy, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Angels with Dirty Faces, Ragtime, Love Me or Leave Me, and The Man with a Thousand Faces.
9. Spencer Tracy
“Rage”, “Nuremberg Trials”, “This is a crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy world”, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, “Father of the Bride”, “Bad Day at Black Rock”, “Brave Captains”, “City boys “.
10. Charles Chaplin
Tramp, Pilgrim, Kid, Gold Rush, Circus, City Lights, The Great Dictator.