I don't know if somebody has already made a post for James, but here is mine.
I think with McAvoy what is so special, is that he plays his roles with such skill for somebody of his generation. 'He has this quality that makes him "look like he knows what he's doing when he's acting" as one of my friends put it. It's this strong quality that draws you into his character and makes you feel like he's simply being himself. I'm not an actor myself, so I ask forgiveness from any actors reading this, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to describing or analyzing what makes me love an actor. What I think will help him immensely throughout his career is his seemingly effortless ability to slip into such a wide array of roles. I believe he's got what it takes to be up there with Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, and Sir Ian McKellen to name only a very very few! Just in case you don't feel like going to imdb right now, here's a short list of what he's been in that I feel exemplifes the wide array I mentioned:
(not in any real order)
- "The Last King of Scotland"
- "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe"
- "Starter for Ten"
- "Inside I'm Dancing"
- "Macbeth" (2005)
- "Children of Dune" (mini-series, 2003)
Finally, I can't properly finish my post of appreciation without going into a small rant (my roommate is trying to sleep) about his wonderful Scottish accent, his powerful yet beautiful eyes, his charm, and his adorable smiles and grins. They're really hard to describe, or at least I think so. Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Well, it doesn't. But it stresses me out knowing my light-sleeping-roomie is bothered by the sound of typing... garrrr.... Hopefully somebody responds to this and I can then continue my James McAvoy ramble at a later time.