Poll Suggestion: Metacritic's Highest Average Career Score Actors

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These are the actors with the highest average career score according to Metacritic.

Which one is your favorite?

Rule: At least 10 movie reviews

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls099864727/
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Posted 3 months ago

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Streep or Smith
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I started searching random names and found several others with a higher average than 60, so I think your source is incomplete.

Catherine Deneuve, 69
https://www.metacritic.com/person/catherine-deneuve

Mahershala Ali, 67
https://www.metacritic.com/person/mahershala-ali

Isabelle Huppert, 64
https://www.metacritic.com/person/isabelle-huppert

Danny Glover, 62
https://www.metacritic.com/person/danny-glover
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Thank you, and yes, it was highly probable that the source was incomplete.

1) It is 3 years old.

2) I didn't find any other more recent source.

3) These websites only analyze a couple of movies.

I'm gonna try to have better results, but it is never gonna be good.
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The list is probably gonna exceed 35 options for a short period of time, I'm gonna check the top 5000 myself to complete the list.
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Another poll you should not tackle.
My very first look see has a score of 80
He has exactly 10 credits.
Humbog.=80
Marbra=74
Wilhol.=72
Henfon.=69
Robmit.=65
Anglan=66
Robduv=64

I could go on. But it's not my poll and you dislike my suggestions. I have no clue what I'm doing.
Figure out who's really missing!

This needs a split between alive and passed actors
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 This needs a split between alive and passed actors

Reply: It won't need it. rules may change but there won't be two polls.

If you can be more precise about the actors who you think are missing, it would be fun, I can't guess.
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Good.......... I'll do one on the passed actors, since you will not.
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No problem.
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I really like the idea but I'd suggest noting in the intro that the scores reflect Metacritic's scores of their movies and not their performances.

Also, if you know that the list is going to be incomplete (which makes sense that it will be if Metacritic doesn't compile an exhaustive list), I'd definitely make note of that, too. Something like "Below are some of the actors whose movies averaged a Metacritic score of above 60" would work. 
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FYC:

Warren Beatty 65
Robert Redford 63
Denzel Washington 61

I'd suggest making some exclusion criteria based on the length of the careers and/or number of movies with significant roles. I love Julia Garner but there's no comparing her filmography, simply because of her age, with Jack Nicholson's, for example. Some of the ones at the bottom of the list, in particular, have relatively short careers with mostly small roles: for example, Garner, Lily James, Margot Robbie, and Karen Gillan. Actors with relatively few movies can easily have artificially high scores. 

By the way, bravo for doing the work and compiling what's a very good list. 

Oh, and I thought I'd make a note of actors who people would likely look for but who, surprisingly, don't quite make the grade: Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Annette Bening, Viola Davis, and Diane Keaton are all very close (57-59) but, as of right now, don't qualify.

That also reminds me that I'd suggest noting the date the list was compiled because the score would be constantly changing. For example:

"Below are some of the actors whose movies, as of May 2020, averaged a Metacritic score of above 60."
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Thank you, I'm gonna revise the criteria for eligibility. As I said, for a few days, the list is gonna look awkward, but I need the average Metacritic score for as many actors as I can before writing more precise rules.
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I found a few more*:

Lupita Nyong'o 73 (wow)
Ryan Gosling 64
Saoirse Ronan 64
Gael Garcia Bernal 63
Rooney Mara 62
Mark Ruffalo 61
Joaquin Phoenix 61 (or is he already on the list?)

Michael Keaton 60 (if you're doing 60 and above instead of above 60)
Chadwick Boseman 60 ( "       " )



And a few more who, again, somewhat surprisingly, didn't quite make it: Emma Stone, Michael B. Jordon, Helen Mirren, Glenn Close, Rachel Weisz, Willem Dafoe, Amy Adams, Woody Harrelson

* I only looked for actors who are still living.
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I have been testing rules, to exclude younger actors with very volatile resumes
I have come to a satisfying result. :)

There it is: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls098171115/


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Only a test for now, if everyone is happy with this list, I will replace the previous one.
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Good......... now that you have pretty much copied my list, I will now do the list you should have done to split this up as I suggested in the first place.
All the actors you have now removed shall be on my second poll suggestion with the same parameters assigned in my first poll. If you cannot do these types of polls without someone leading you by the hand then maybe you ought not do them. Comparing or listing Clint Eastwood and Saoirise Ronan in the same poll is absurd. I told you that you needed to split this up, but you ignored me.

By the way your satisfying result is to steal everything on my list almost. I purposefully used nothing >>>>>"NOTHING"<<<<< from your list in my poll. Everything in my poll belongs there. They do not belong in yours.
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1)  "Another poll you should not tackle."
This was your first sentence when you came to this post, I feel that I remained insanely calm, I even responded to your provocation in the most polite way that I could have imagined.

2) "All the actors you have now removed shall be on my second poll suggestion with the same parameters assigned in my first poll."
WOW. I mean you are really toxic, you want that hard to compete. Here you are basically trying to rip-off my idea.

3) "Comparing or listing Clint Eastwood and Saoirise Ronan in the same poll is absurd."
Her first name is "Saoirse" not "Saoirise". Plus, there is no problem to list them both in a poll.

4) "By the way your satisfying result is to steal everything on my list almost. "
These people fit my criteria, you didn't want to share them with me because you are a selfish competitive boomer. My poll suggestion and my list were created before you did, I stole nothing. You are the selfish troll who keeps harassing me without any reason.



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I'm selfish? You asked me if you could use Jumanji Action! I said yes. I said you needed to split this. You said no. So I said I would make a poll for the ones you left out. Really old actors and past era actors. You did not STOP me! But no. As soon as I make it your there stealing my work. NO ONE should have a lock on an idea. That's why when you asked, I said yes. But you would not listen to me when I gave you suggestions on your last live poll. Oldest actors. Then again you would not listen again on this one. You have enough suggestions for three polls. But you have already said that you'll only do one. So I make mine and you rob nearly a third of the polls suggestions. Are you going to make three polls or one? If one......... whats wrong with my making a poll that uses none of your suggestions. Because that is what I did. Took nothing from your poll. Zero Zip Nada Nothing! But you?????????????????
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I don't see what I did wrong. Those actors fitted my poll suggestion and were popular there was no reason to exclude them.
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Don't worry too much both of You, when you are suggesting polls about the same topic there is necessarily some shared choices. As long as you both have a different question and a clear criteria both are valid suggestions and both can be published.

Cinephile indeed gave his OK to your suggestion Ed, and without all the new actors (which due to Metacritic having only partial information on classics are a majority) your poll is different enough, and is able to include several great actors that due to the limit on reviews will never be in Cinephile's poll.

Your investigation also make him find some actors he had left out and that fit his criteria and that way you helped in both polls, its allright for them to be in both places, and no one will think twice about it when considering the poll or voting on them.
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Either Marlon Brando or Tom Hardy for me.
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Good picks!!

Honestly, I don't know who to choose, I love the list, it contains so much great actors.
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This is a fun research, I had no idea Metascore gave average career scores for actors.

FYC: Albert Brooks - 67 with 24 reviewed movies.
Chris Cooper - 66, with 40 movie reviews
Ricardo Darín - 73 with 10 movie reviews
Sally Hawkins - 70 with 20 movie reviews
Maggie Cheung - 74 with 10 movie reviews.
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There is more than I thought, I'm gonna try to include them later.
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I was just editing when you answer, this one was left out:

Elizabeth Taylor - 65, 12 reviews
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I agree that it's fun research. 
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Ricardo Darin, Maggie Cheung, and Albert Brooks are not really popular so I left them out.

I included Sally Hawkins, Chris Cooper, and Elizabeth Taylor.
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Brooks is in the Starmeter top 5,000, and an Oscar nominee not long ago.
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I set the career length at 20 years, deleted Tom Hardy, Mahershala Ali and Carey Mulligan and added Albert Brooks.
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I have a few more names, but if it is supposed to be a list of the actors with the highest average ratings I think you need more systematic research. 

Frances McDormand
https://www.metacritic.com/person/frances-mcdormand

Juliette Binoche
https://www.metacritic.com/person/juliette-binoche

Julie Walters
https://www.metacritic.com/person/julie-walters
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I didn't have the time today to inspect each actor in the Top 5000, I will have to do that this weekend.
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Currently: 
Added Samantha Morton

Honorable mention for Domhnall Gleeson his career began in 2001, one year too late.
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Honorable Mention to EVANGELINE LILLY, she has a 68 average career score but only 9 movie reviews.

Mark Hamill with a 63 average career score, missed the list by two points.

Kirsten Dunst with a 61 average career score, missed the list by four points.

Tom Hiddleston with a 68 average career score, I added him to a list about more younger actors.

Honorable mention: Alison Pill, she has a 62 average score, she missed the list by 3 points.
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I have currently checked the profiles of the 252 most popular actors.
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Andy Serkis added, he has an average career score of 69.
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I have finally finished checking the average score of the 500 most popular actors, I took me 8 hours on yesterday and today, but it is only 1/10 of what I want to do.

It is quite disappointing that in 8 hours I only found 2 actors missing to the list.
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Let us know when you consider it ready. I think as you advance it will be harder and haerder to find new options
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Ok
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I'm pretty confident that the poll is ready now. I didn't find any actors to add to the list. 

However, I found a lot of younger actors whose where excluded by the career length criteria, I'm gonna post this poll suggestion on these rising stars very soon.
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Live poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/F-uXZkZSwUQ/

Congratulations Cinephile
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Thank you.