There is a long and rich history when it comes to cinemas in Belfast. The 1930s were described as the golden age of cinema as it offered people a great escape from the Great Depression of that time. Now, 90 years later, the movie scene in Ireland and the rest of the world is shuttered and major movie chains such as ODEON, Omniplex and Movie House are waiting for better days to come. According to some recent reports, revenues between April and December 2020 plummeted more than 90%.
While diehard movie fans wait for social distancing measures to be eased so they can return to their favourite pastime, an interesting piece was released that highlights the top five actors you are more likely to watch in a good flick. The methodology behind this study considered the positive, negative and mixed reviews from the Metacritic website and the 800+ highest grossing actors as per the figures from the reliable Box Office Mojo site. This was then put together by Bingo Find, a renowned online bingo, casino and slot review website, in a way that also features the top actresses that you are likely to see in a good movie. In addition, they have also compiled a list of the top 20 actors and actresses you are most likely to see in a bad movie.
We have decided to rundown the top 5 actors you can catch in a good movie and let you have a look at the rest of the chart. Sitting pretty at the apex is now retired Sir Daniel Day-Lewis who happens to have a dual British and Irish citizenship. His performance in My Left Foot, released in 1989, about a boy suffering from cerebral palsy earned him an Oscar and a Bafta Award for Best Actor and changed his trajectory in the movie business forever.
In second place is a French actor by the name of Mathieu Amalric. While he might not be a household name, he has appeared in several excellent movies, including Steven Spielberg’s Munich, the low budget but acclaimed movie The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and the villain in James Bond’s Quantum of Solace. In third place is Adam Driver whose turn in the last Star Wars trilogy as Kylo Ren (the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia) gained him worldwide recognition, but it was Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman that earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Academy Awards.
Coming in at number four is Andy Serkis who can be thankful to The Lord of the Rings trilogy for catapulting his Hollywood status. His performance as Gollum has earned him an Empire Award, an MTV Movie Award, a Saturn Award and Film Critic Awards. So, we are not that surprised to see him make the top five. Rounding out this list is Cambridge graduate Tom Hiddleston. Best known as Loki in the Marvel Universe, he has received numerous nominations for both his TV and movie work.