NOTE: I continue to update this list here at this post, so bookmark this post!
I used movie scenes a lot in my visualization exercises (no, not that kind of visualization…). Eventually, I’ll put up actual clips. But for now, I’ll post here the movie titles, and you can google them yourself.
In my mind, I have them mostly organized by actor so that’s how my list will be mainly organized. So here they are in alphabetical order by surname.
I will probably add to this list as I think of more, so check back. Also I welcome your feedback 🙂
-Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
-James Bond (pretty much any of these movies; the scene by Craig on the train sitting across from the female agent is excellent)
-George Clooney in the Ocean’s series
-Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Days of Thunder. Collateral. Do NOT emulate him in Eyes Wide Shut, though the Hungarian guy’s tonality in EWS is fantastic.
-Johnny Depp in the Pirates series in how he flirts with the female lead. Don Juan de Marco. The Libertine
-Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans
-Leonard DiCaprio in The Aviator early scenes. The Departed vulnerability scenes.
-Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man
-David Duchovny in Californication
-Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones movies, Star Wars trilogy
-Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind
-Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love. The Place Beyond the Pines. Gangster Squad.
-Jake Gyllenhaal in Love and Other Drugs
-Ethan Hawke in Before Sunrise. Before Sunset.
-Jude Law in Alfie
-John Malkovitch in Dangerous Liaisons
-Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick
-Clive Owen in Elizabeth
-Robert Pattinson for the tortured “artist” archetype in the Twilight series.
-Ryan Phillipe in Cruel Intentions
-Brad Pitt in Fight Club. Meet Joe Black. Ocean’s series)
-Ryan Reynolds in Van Wilder
-Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 Weeks
-Campbell Scott in Rodger Dodger
-Will Smith in Hitch early scenes.
-Vince Vaughn in Swingers. Wedding Crashers
-Bruce Willis in Color of Night
-Anything with Russell Brand is money.
Also, these movies aren’t great for modeling, per se, but for their overarching themes:
–Tao of Steve
(Be desireless. Be excellent. Be gone.)
–Can’t Buy Me Love
(power of social proof, especially within social circles)
–Good Will Hunting
(good psychological exploration)
–Ferriss Bueller’s Day Off
(importance of being easygoing, spontaneous, adventurous)
Btw, yes, I’m still working hard on those writing projects.
Play on, The Asian Rake