Top 5 movies since 1970 that you would have on your resume as a filmmaker. Movies that you would say, yeah I made 5 movies, and THESE are them! You can pick any movie since 1970, any genre.
Bonus question: If there were one character since 1970 that you wish you had played (say, I wish I had played Maverick in Top Gun), and why?
My answers (in chronological order):
1. The Godfather (1970)
2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
4. Tombstone (1993)
5. Heat (1995)
Now, please note, none of these movies are in my all time, top 5 favorites list, but these are the movies that I wish I had made. I picked Last Crusade over Temple and Raiders because, although the first two were amazing movies, Last Crusade was a KILLER third movie, and Last Crusade made the most money, so there you go.
Oh, and my answer to the bonus question? I would have given anything to play Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday in Tombstone. To me, that was, hands down, the best role ever played in Hollywood (barely beating, in my honest opinion, Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Dustin Hoffman's Raymond Babbitt in Rainman, Morgan Freeman's Earl Redding in The Shawshank Redemption, and Steve Martin's Navin Johnson in The Jerk). There are roles that I think were funnier, roles that I think were grittier, roles that I think were more emotional. But Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday epitopmized all of these attributes and so much more. No role is more awesome, more quotable, and more sheerly badass, than the man who, while drunk, looked Ike Clanton in the eye and said "OOPS. Maybe poker's not your game. I know. Let's have a spelling contest." The man who, while drunk, looked Billy Clanton, after having been told he was so drunk he was probably seeing double, pulled out his second pistol and said "I have two guns, one for each of you." If you have never seen this movie, drop what you are doing and watch it now. It will change your life. Or...you know, occupy you for two hours.
Also, congratulations to my roommate, Sean. He asked his girlfriend, Keffy (Kathy) to marry him saturday night. Fortunately, she said yes. Way to go.