Live Poll: Oscar for Directing and Nominated for Acting

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Those five famous artists didn't win the Academy Award for acting, but they do win the Academy Award for directing. Who do you think is the best actor?

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Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/gcbs2N_uoJk/
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These five famous artists didn't win the Academy Award for acting, but they did win the Academy Award for directing. Who do you think is the best actor?
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Thanks! I'm still struggling with the english grammar. I changed the text.
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Jess is an English grammar expert and she's helpful: 'nice mix to have around here. :)
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Actually, that's a pretty good question. These are actors who didn't have a range of roles as wide as Day-Lewis or the method actors of the 70's, but within their so-called limited range, they're always excellent. Eastwood would be my pick for the consistency.
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These are actors who didn't have a range of roles as wide as Day-Lewis or the method actors of the 70's, but within their so-called limited range, they're always excellent.

Indeed. And I've often wondered how actors like Beatty, Redford, Eastwood, and Costner would do if they had been offered wider roles: they could be incredibly versatile but I think their conventional good looks may have gotten them pigeon-holed a bit. Beatty has shown some impressive range, as have the others to a slightly lesser extent, when given a chance but these four, while offered many great roles, just may not have ever got a chance to show their full potential in terms of range -- or at least not yet. (They're still alive and kicking.) Woody Allen is a different case but he's Woody Allen: he's brilliant enough in various things. 
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It's close, I want to vote Robert Redford, but my head says Warren Beatty.
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My vote: Warren Beatty, definitely. 'Very good poll, list, text of their Oscar records, and question. I'd suggest putting "Who do you think is the best actor?" or "actor" in bold: So many people don't read the questions carefully and you might get a lot of people voting for best director or the combination of acting and directing. Again, 'great poll. 
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Nice idea!

My vote: Clint Eastwood
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