OK, here is how it will work: Name 10 simply is a list of 10 things, people, or places that have had an effect on you in one way or another. Later on we can do other lists in this thread but this is a good start. The first question: Name 10 comedic actors whose roles have had an effect on you and how or why, plus a few of the films you like most of theirs. 1) Robin Williams- He is serious or he is nuts... either way he amazes me. Patch Adams was just plain nuts. 2) Danny Kaye- Brilliant comedy, clean stuff, and silliness that has yet to be duplicated, without becoming an R-rated film. Watch The Court Jester or Secret Life of Walter Mitty or Wonderman. 3) Jerry Lewis- I know... a lot of folks hated his comedy but he cracks me up. The Disorderly Orderly is by far my favorite. 4) Bud Abbot & Lou Costello- three words "Who's on First". The smartes 5 minutes in comedy ever written. 5) Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard- The REAL four original members of The Three Stooges. Vaudville at its best, and they crossed into television and still are seen on one channel or another all the time. Timeless comedy. 6) Redd Foxx- There will never be another like him. He made poverty funny even to the impoverished. 7) John Candy- Uncle Buck, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and Great Outdoors. Enough Said. 8) Steve Martin- He is a great writer and has been called one of the best American Comedins of all time. He does possess his own distinct style, thats for sure. Films to see: The Jerk, The Man With Two Brains. 9) Jim Carry- From "Dumb and Dumber" to Ace Ventura. The scene of him emerging from a rhino throws me on the ground laughing. I dont know quite why, but he can just make or break a scene. 10) Ed Wynn- I know, it is obscure, but this old comedian could not speak without me busting a gut laughing. His voice is a standard for comedy even today. It seems every little bit I have seen of his just rips me right up. If it helps to know who he was, he was the voice of the Mad Hatter in Disney's Alice in Wonderland.