The Monday Question: All of them!

The weekend is over and what a weekend it has been. Yesterday I visited the PAC festival, which previews 5 movies which will be out in the coming months over here. Movies that were played were Jagten, Amour, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Lawless and a mystery movie, which turned out to be Trouble with the Curve. When you spend the whole day at the cinema (only going out for food between movies) you got a lot of time to think about movies and I started wondering about seeing all movies of specific actors or directors:

Are there any directors or actors of whom you have seen each and every movie?

I’m sure there isn’t an actor of which I’ve seen each and every movie they have been in, but with directors it is possible, because the output is usually a lot less. I first thought about Quentin Tarantino and thought I’ve seen everything he has directed, but looking at his filmography it seems I still have to see Four Rooms and the ER episode he did.

I’m also pretty close when I look at Christopher Nolan’s movies. Only haven’t seen Doodlebug and the short movies he did for Cinema 16.

There is one director of whom I’ve seen each and every movie he directed. It’s Tarsem Singh (he only has 4 to his name, so it’s not that hard to do).

Are there any directors or actors of whom you have seen each and every movie?

54 thoughts on “The Monday Question: All of them!

  1. I’ve Seen Everything From Director “Stanley Kubrick” Though That’s Not Too Difficult, As He Didn’t Do A Ton Of Flicks.
    As For Actors, I’ve Seen Everything From Both Peter Sellers AND Burt Reynolds. I’m Still Working On Vincent Price 🙂

    • Have seen quite a lot of Kubrick movies, but still way too many to go (especially the early movies), but I’m impressed to read you’ve seen everything from Peter Sellers and Burt Reynolds. What are your favorite movies of them?

      • My Favorites With Peter Sellers, Are…
        “Dr. Strangelove”
        “The Pink Panther Strikes Again”
        and “Being There”.
        As For Burt, It’s…
        “Sharky’s Machine”
        and “Stick”
        Oh… And My Favorite Musical Ever Is “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” Starring Burt & Dolly hahahaha

  2. Hmm, I don’t think I have any. Well, I’m with you on Nolan. And weirdly, I’ve seen every film that Chris Hemsworth has done! HA! That is some achievement 😉

    • Interesting, I probably haven’t seen all of his movies, but since he hasn’t been acting that long chances are that I’ve seen a fair share of them.

    • I’m with you and Jaina, Nolan’s the only director I’ve seen all of his work, but haven’t seen Doodlebug. I’m pretty close with Michael Mann, only 3 feature films of his I haven’t seen yet.

  3. For directors, I’ve seen all feature films of David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino (minus Four Rooms if that counts), and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. None of them have been conscious decisions; they just happened organically from my movie-watching.

    As for actors, I don’t think I have a complete set of anyone noteworthy. The only two I’m actively working on are Jason Statham and Shannyn Sossamon, and I’m a couple of movies off from both of them.

    • That’s an impressive number of directors. Some of them have happened organically as well for me, for other I want to see more of their work. I think I’ve seen a lot of Statham as well 🙂

  4. I have seen all of Tarantino’s including his ER and CSI episodes. I’ve also seen all of The Coens including their segment in Paris J’taime and all of Wes Anderson’s. Shane Meadows is another one. Theres probably more but those ones jump out.

  5. Good question. I have tried, but both Directors and Actors get to a point where you can’t because they are taking jobs for the money and not the role. Case in point, Harrison Ford. If this was 1999 I could say yes, now I can’t.

  6. Hi, Nostra and company:

    Howard Hawks
    John Ford
    Stanley Kubrick
    The Coen Bothers
    John Dahl

    Peter Sellers: Still think some of his best work was in a little know gem from the 1970s titled ‘Where Does It Hurt?”

    Jeff Bridges: The most laid back and flat out comfortable in any role actor in the US today.

    Robert Mitchum: America’s Tough Guy’s Tough Guy. Also surprisingly adept at comedy.

    Christopher Walken: First caught my eye as a throwaway felon in ‘The Anderson Tapes’ and
    a hoofer in ‘Pennies From Heaven’. Consistently and solidly delivers in every role.

    Frances McDormand: Always memorable in any role, no matter what size.

    Helen Mirren: First caught my eye in ‘The Long Good Friday’. Haven’t found a reason to not love her since.

    Ellen Barkin: Rocked out loud in Blake Edwards’ ‘Switch’ and ‘Johnny Handsome’. Not so much in recent roles.

    • As always you impress me with your comment Jack 🙂

      That’s a great list of some amazing actors and directors, from most of them I’ve seen quite a few films.

  7. Other than one-film-wonders, I don’t think I’ve “completed” any actor or director’s filmography. I’ve sometimes seen every movie by a particular group — such as every Monty Python film, all three team-ups between Belushi and Aykroyd, etc — but for an individual actor or director, I’m still working on it, to the best of my recollection.

    I’m getting close on Christopher Nolan, John Belushi, and Mel Brooks, though.

    • Impressive, I will have to admit I probably only saw one or two of her movies. If I would want to check out her best work which of her movies should I watch? Quickly scanning through your list it should be Little Women and Stage door?

      • Oh wow, lol. Alice was the first I saw and it’s my absolute favorite. Faust was also good. Do NOT start with Little Otik. Actually here’s a link to youtube and his short Darkness, Light, Darkness (I love his shorts and he has a million of them):

        I don’t think he’s really done anything that’s BAD but Little Otik felt like a compilation of a lot of his shorts that I’d already seen so it fell a little flat for me.

  8. I’m in the same book with Tarantino, as much as I don’t want to sit through four rooms, I would have to in order to say I’ve seen “everything,” I’ve certainly seen all his feature length stuff.

    • I bought Four Rooms a while ago very cheaply, but it turned out to be severely scratched, so I wasn’t able to watch it. Still have to track it down again.

  9. It was okay. There was a nice little reference to Reservoir Dogs where someone gets brought into the ER with their ear cut off but other than that I don’t remember much about it. If my memory serves, I was a little disappointed

  10. Alexander Payne…probably the best director in Hollywood for me…makes far too few films. Sideways, About Schmidt, The Descendants…all great. Haven’t seen Election in along while though.

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