052: Actors of our Generation

Who are the Actors of our generation?

This is the question we tackle with the aid of regular guest Phil Foster.

Each presenter picks two actors, one male one female and argues why they think their particular picks will be remembered in fifty years as the actors of this generation. The only stipulation for inclusion in the list, is that the actor has to be born after 1973!

The team discuss the qualities necessary for legendary status, the movies they have been in and the directors they have worked with. With over 140 movies referenced in the discussion be ready for a barrage of film information!

The list of actors is:

Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Brie Larson and Emma Stone. For the male actors we discuss, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale!

At the Flicks would not be complete without some of Jeff’s madness. In this show he argues that one of the key attributes of great acting talent is be Welsh! This single attribute also allows Welsh actors to perform better in Westerns! For more of Jeff’s particular brand of crazy listen to the show.

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Actors of our Generation


Jessica Chastain: Phil’s Pick

Emily Blunt: Neil’s Pick

Brie Larson: Graham’s Pick

Emma Stone: Jeff’s Pick

Actors of our Generation


Rylan Gosling: Phil’s Pick

Tom Hardy: Neil’s Pick

Leonardo DiCaprio: Graham’s Pick

Christian Bale: Jeff’s Pick

A Welsh Actor

Friends and Thanks

The At the Flicks team would like to thank the following groups, people and friends who make the show possible: At The Flicks, are fans of:

Friend of the Pod and regular presenter, Phil Foster’s film blog can be found here.

For listeners living in the West Country, we would recommend; The Stroud Film Society. Information about this local group of film aficionados can be found here.

Many thanks to the artist Silent Partner for our Podcast Music. You can find more by the exceptional Silent Partner on the YouTube Audio Library.

Films and TV Shows mentioned in this Podcast

  • 21 Jump Street
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • A Most Violent Year
  • A Quiet Place
  • American Hustle
  • American Psycho
  • Batman Begins
  • Birdman
  • Bladerunner 2049
  • Blood Diamond
  • Blue Valentine
  • Bogart Slept Here
  • Book Smart
  • Bronson
  • Catch me if you Can
  • Children of the Damned
  • Coriolanus
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Crimson Peak
  • Cruella
  • Django Unchained
  • Drive
  • Dunkirk
  • Easy A
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Empire of the Sun
  • First Man
  • Free fire
  • Gangs of New York
  • Gangster Squad
  • Godfather II
  • Green Book
  • Half Nelson
  • Henry V
  • Hidden Figures
  • Homeland
  • Hostiles
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • Inception
  • Interstellar
  • Into the Woods
  • It Chapter Two
  • J. Edgar
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • La La Land
  • Lars and the real Girl
  • Lawless
  • Le Mans ’66
  • Legend
  • Little Women
  • Locke
  • Looper
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  • Mama
  • Marvin’s Room
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Midnight Run
  • Miss Sloane
  • Molly’s Game
  • Moonlight
  • Murder by Numbers
  • New York New York
  • Only God Forgives
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Public Enemies
  • Raging Bull
  • Remember the Titans
  • Rescue Dawn
  • RocknRolla
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Room
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Shaft
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Shutter Island
  • Sicario
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Song to Song
  • Superbad
  • Taboo
  • Take Shelter
  • Taxi Driver
  • Terminator Salvation
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • The Aviator
  • The Beach
  • The Big Short
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
  • The Favourite
  • The Fighter
  • The Five-Year Engagement
  • The Girl on the Train
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Hangover
  • The Help
  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War
  • The Ides of March
  • The Joker
  • The Life of Emile Zola
  • The Machinist
  • The Man in the Iron Mask
  • The Martian
  • The Nice Guys
  • The Notebook
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • The Prestige
  • The Quick and The Dead
  • The Revenant
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • The Wolfman
  • Thelma & Louise
  • This Boy’s Life
  • Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy
  • Titanic
  • Treasure Island
  • Tree of Life
  • Unicorn Store
  • Venom
  • Vice
  • Welcome to Marwen
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Winters Bone
  • x-Men Dark Phoenix
  • You were never really Here
  • Zero Dark 30
  • Zombieland
  • Zombieland: Double Tap