Kate's Pick: Hugh Jackman In Anything 'Wolverine' Related
The hair, the cigars ...those JEANS (or genes?)!
Starring in seven films with two cameos over 17 years, no actor has inhabited a role in a better way. Hugh Jackman made us believe he WAS ACTUALLY Wolverine.
Despite being featured in some horrible films ("XMen: The Last Stand" anyone?") Jackman's sarcastic remarks were welcomed in some deep, dark voids of cinematic history.
The X-Men franchise hasn’t always got it right (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), but Jackman has weathered the good and the bad. Jackman’s Wolverine is decidedly more charming than the comic book iterations (those close to Jackman say it’s impossible for the actor’s natural charm not to shine through), but that didn’t take away from him becoming so intertwined with the character that it’s hard to remember where comic book begins and Jackman ends. With Logan, which sees him play an older, vulnerable version of the character, Jackman leaves on the highest of notes, something nearly unheard of for a Hollywood star in a long-term relationship with a character. Snikt! Indeed.
Valesca's Pick: Lynda Carter In 'Wonder Woman'
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Have to go with Lynda as Wonder Woman – a classic, who inspired the 8 year-old me and originated my love for capes. She was an underdog in her “regular” life, but then she turned into this amazon and saved the day, and she came from this community of women who respected and cherished each other.
Adrian's Pick: Paul Rudd In 'Ant-Man'
A good example of when a "meh" movie is saved by its leading man.
Paul's charm and effortless comedy in his performance as Ant-Man found a special place in my heart.
Sangita's Pick: Melissa Benoist In 'Supergirl'
Watching the show with my little girls, Melissa is kicking a** this season.
Her best performance in a recent episode would be when she uses the power of her eyes.
Gavin's Pick: Kevin Conroy In 'Batman: The Animated Series'
A TV show so I'm not sure this counts, but in his portrayal of the cartoon caped crusader/Bruce Wayne, voice actor Kevin Conroy manages the gravitas of the dark knight with the benign Bruce Wayne.
Jessica's Pick: Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Doctor Strange'
I'm not a fan of superhero films, but Benedict Cumberbatch's addition to the Marvel Comic Universe in 'Doctor Strange' changed my mind ...sort of.
Rachel's Pick: Andrew Garfield 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
It doesn't bother me that Andrew Garfield was 29-years-old when he played high schooler Peter Parker and that his lustrous head of hair would never fit under Spidey's skin-tight suit.
Garfield made Spider-Man fun again, making Peter likeable, fun, smart and have a sense of humour. It's really a teen romance wrapped in a superhero movie that only really works because of Garfield. His Spider-man is everything Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man is not.
Erin's Pick: Hugh Jackman As Wolverine
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Is there any question?
I have a soft spot for Hugh's troubled and hunky Wolverine.
Craig's Pick: Michelle Pfeiffer In 'Batman Returns'
I love Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow (great costume) but, my favourite performance has to go to Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in "Batman Returns".
Mat's Pick: 'Mr. Incredible' In 'The Incredibles'
I know it’s a cartoon, but still my fave.
There’s a whole midlife crisis thing that he goes through, but in the end the guy will do anything to keep his family safe. Plus it’s the only kids movie I can sit through and I have seen thousands of them.
Steph's Pick: Ryan Reynolds 'Deadpool'
Rick's Pick: Robert Downey Jr. 'Iron Man'
Love love love RDJ as Iron Man/Tony Stark!
He brings a ton of humour to the character and just seems so debonair and kick-a$$... those tailored suits!
Mel's Pick: Samuel L. Jackson In 'The Incredibles'
Before he became Nick Fury in the Marvel Comic Universe, Samuel L. Jackson voiced the underutilized Frozone in “The Incredibles”. And let’s be honest, how could you not laugh when watching this?!
He’s relatable and hilarious.
Marc's Pick: Danny DeVito In 'Batman Returns'
Let's be real: Danny DeVito isn't exactly the hottest man in Hollywood (although he gives George Clooney a run for his money in those Nespresso ads). When you couple him up with Hollywood's resident creepy uncle, Tim Burton, you get the most unattractive villain in Superhero history.
DeVito's portrayal of The Penguin in "Batman Returns" is so grotesque that at one point he eats a raw fish. And to those who thought T-Swift and Calvin Harris were avant-garde for riding a bird through the water, Danny DeVito gave us #DUCKGOALS way before Talvin's glory days.
Nicole's Pick: Halle Berry In 'Catwoman'
I feel like I’m gonna get ripped on for this one, but Halle Berry as "Catwoman" gave me ALL the feels.
She also made me want to cut all my hair off!
Sholeh's Pick: Christopher Reeves In 'Superman'
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Have to go with Christopher Reeves as Superman. Not only was it one of the first superhero movies I saw, it was partially filmed in my hometown of Calgary.
Scott's Pick: Robert Downey Jr. In 'Iron Man'
I will gladly pick Robert Downey Jr. for the first "Iron Man"!
Not only was the film great, he did all those rounds at hospitals IN character and that was a performance in and of itself that actually brought more joy to people than a movie could.
Brad's Pick: Paul Rudd In 'Ant-Man'
He has the wit and charm of Tony Stark without being an a#%hole about it.
Honourable mention : Robert Townsend in "Meteor Man". A terrible movie, but a great performance.
Natasha's Pick: Lynda Carter In 'Wonder Woman'
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Hands down Lynda Carter in "Wonder Woman"!
She was my favourite superhero growing up and, yes, I may have the costume somewhere in my tickle trunk!!
Jodie's Pick: Anne Hathaway In 'The Dark Knight Rises'
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By far Anne Hathaway was the standout Catwoman because she proved all the haters wrong.
Her version of the sexy seductress was more manipulating than Michelle Pfeiffer, and a much more capable fighter than Halle Berry.
But it was her response to reporters when asked if it was hard to walk in her stiletto boots that won me over. Hathaway's sly response to whether a kick to the face from her boots hurt was: “I don’t know, do they?”
Chandra's Pick: Lou Ferrigno As 'The Incredible Hulk'
The fugitive scientist-turned green monster was my favourite childhood superhero. Perhaps it was the Hulk's inability to control his extreme anger to keep himself from becoming a bulging green menace that made me have a soft spot for him. Or my love for green giants. Either way, I loved the Hulk growing up.