Many years ago, using the weekly TV guide that came with the Sunday Chicago Tribune, I started keeping track of all of the movies I had seen over the course of my lifetime. The guide would list the two main stars for each movie, and that is a tradition that I’ve carried on in my database ever since. So, given those guidelines, and thanks to a corona virus inspired uptick to my movie watching this year, it is time to look at the 100 actors that have starred in at least 10 films that I have seen, as of July 1.
Today, we start with the 27 actors that have starred in 10 movies that I have seen, a slight increase from the 22 at this level 3 years ago.
After a string of 8 films in 6 years in the mid 2000s, there has been nothing new for Jessica Alba since I saw her in 2010’s Valentine’s Day in 2011.
No change in Aykroyd’s total, with it going on 18 years since I last saw one of his starring roles.
Our first new entry, Banks first graced my screen in a starring role in 2006 thanks to The Baxter. After a dry spell in the early 2010s, she bounced back with 7 films in 5 years, finishing up with 2018’s The Happytime Murders, which I saw in 2019.
It’s been a quiet 3 years for Beckinsale, who I last saw in Underworld: Blood Wars in early 2017.
Another newcomer, who has racked up starring roles in 4 different decades now. I first saw Berry in 1992’s Boomerang, which I saw in a screening at Stewart Center at school. After notching 5 films during the 2000’s, she had been pretty quiet until returning to my screen earlier this year in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
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