The Sinatra of our Time...(who would you pick?)

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by RainbowSingularity, Apr 6, 2019.

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3. sideshowbobSorry, wrong number.Valued Senior Member

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Today, there are more "superstars" than you can count. It isn't possible for one to stand out.

5. geordiefRegistered Senior Member

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You someone who acts passably ,sings phrases musical lyrics almost perfectly and hangs out with the in crowd?(well is the epicentre of it)

Someone like Richard Harris (better actor .worse** singer equal as a "bad example")

There is also William Shatner

** it is a very high bar

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7. RainbowSingularityValued Senior Member

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Williams TV series comes to mind as a real game changer when he played along side James Spader
in Boston Legal
people started quoting his sayings and culturally interning phrases as a form of personal expression which took on their own culture.

it seemed like a magic duo, i suspect you could have given them scripts with blank pages and they could have made it prime time add-libbing.

8. James RJust this guy, you know?Staff Member

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Michael Bubl$\acute{e}$?

(joke, but...)

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9. RainbowSingularityValued Senior Member

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i really like him
love his voice, while i initially was repelled from his muse tense to old classics i endured to listen to his skill & ability.
it was not a matter of learning to like him.
it was an issue of letting go of my holding on to previous versions of songs as being absolute.

10. SarkusHippomonstrosesquippedalo phobeValued Senior Member

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George clones can't sing, can he? He can act, sure, but Sinatra was certainly more than acting.
Not many names spring to mind as being able to cover both bases really well. Hugh Jackman can, but he's a different sort of actor. And then there is/was Kevin Spacey, a very good singer of swing tunes. And Neil Patrick Harris can do it all, but again a different style of actor.
And in terms of singers who can act a bit, two spring to mind: Justin Timberlake, and from the swing style: Harry Connick Jr.

But in terms of acting, yeah, clooney's probably the closest in terms of who I could see playing those types of role, although Brad Pitt isn't too far behind, I don't think.

11. RainbowSingularityValued Senior Member

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love hugh
his artistic skill fascinates me
he is a one man wonder(not detracting from the writers producers or the many other people who put such things on to screen stage or street corner etc i am thespianising to prose for literal purposes)

i think hugh probably is closest in over all skill set
screen and stage

the culture thing is a real toughy
how to conceptualize that into a premise that does not detract from the person as much from the thing it associates to seems somewhat almost foolishly en-devoured.

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13. JeevesValued Senior Member

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Why would you want another Sinatra? Every one of the performers mentioned above, and two dozen more, are better than Sinatra ever was.
Except ol' Bill Shatner. He can't sing for beans, but he doesn't let that get in his way. Nothing does!
Now, if you want a modern Bing Crosby... I don't know.

14. sideshowbobSorry, wrong number.Valued Senior Member

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Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 11, 12, 13.... Two good Rat Packs.