My Favorite Actor
If I had to say who the best actor in the world is, I’d choose Alan Rickman. He is a mature, English actor who has worked both in Theatre and in movies. He does great wherever he is.
The first famous part he played was Die Hard’s Hans Gruber, a coldhearted, German terrorist. During the film, he had to fake both German and American accent. Rumors say that he tricked everyone during his audition for this part pretending to be an actual American actor! Only later did he reveal that he was actually British.
He has also played a very important part in the Harry Potter films as Professor Snape. He confessed himself a great fan of JK Rowling’s books and even asked who on Earth wouldn’t want to live in such a magical world.
But one of my favorite movies starring Alan Rickman is The Song of Lunch, a TV movie where he worked with another exquisite English actress, Emma Thompson. The script for this film was based on the poem of the same name by British writer Christopher Reid. It tells the story of a former couple who meet again after many years to have lunch. Things don’t go so well for Alan Rickman’s character as he overdoes his cup of wine.
Recently, Rickman has taken up direction and has already made two films: The Winter Guest, based on a Theatre Play, and A Little Chaos, starring Stanley Tucci and Kate Winslet.