The vote on Emma Thompson's career comes to a close, and the answer I consider the correct answer, she's Always Good, so no Highlight Reel™, garnered the most votes, not a majority but more than the next four vote getters added up. If we remove the people who said she always sucks, people who are either trolls or insane, she would have had the Always Good vote as the majority.
On to another topic! This time, instead of considering our opinion on an actor's career, we will consider a set of actors who have portrayed the same character. We will start with one of the most filmed characters in history, Sherlock Holmes.
There are a lot of actors who played the role, and chopping the list down is very subjective. I chose these four actors who played the role either multiple times or in big budget productions. From left to right we have Christopher Plummer (Murder By Decree), Nicol Williamson (The Seven Percent Solution), Peter Cushing (British TV in the 1960s) and Ian Richardson (early 1980's British TV).
And then there are the top two seeds in this tournament. I chose pictures of them without the pipe or the deerstalker hat, because most people will look at them and think, "Egads! It's Holmes!" These are, of course, Jeremy Brett, who sadly passed away just before the series could complete filming every Conan Doyle story featuring Holmes, and Basil Rathbone, who played the greatest detective numerous times in movies in the 1930's and 1940's.
The polling is open until next Tuesday night. You can vote for more than one choice if so desired. Let your voice be heard, for now the game is afoot.
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