Who cares what he plays. He is an amazing actor who can completely transform himself. Thats not the point, and its not gonna help type him. I say INTJ or INTP.
Why ISTJ? Why S?
I can only speak for myself but I think I thought he was an S because a lot of his characters he plays are Ss. In particular Se with their particular brand of action impulsively and extreme focus (at best) or tunnel vision (at worst his characters human flaws). What I find makes him such a great actor is that he can (with the right director) make the audience think that some of the more extreme choices he makes as a character seem reasonable. In other words the point of view of his characters are subjectively compelling.
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Originally Posted by Edgar
Spamtar - a strange combination of boorish drunkeness and erudite discussions, or what I call "an Irish academic"
"I don't believe in guilt, I only believe in living on impulses"
"Stereotypes about personality and gender turn out to be fairly accurate: ... On the binary Myers-Briggs measure, the thinking-feeling breakdown is about 30/70 for women versus 60/40 for men." ~ Bryan Caplan
ENFP: We put the Fi in Fire
Motivation: Dark Worker
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
MTG Color: black/red
Male Archtype: King/Lover
"You are a gay version of Gambit" Speed Gavroche
"I wish that I could be affected by any hate, but I can't, cuz I just get affected by the bank" Chamillionaire
^ No way is he an extrovert. I've read many descriptions of him being very quiet, reserved and shy.
He's definitely a J too because his level of planning that goes into his roles fits with this. I think he could be a S because he's very attentive to detail. I remember watching an interview with Meryl Streep where she described his process of choosing a coat for his character. She was amazed at how meticulous he was and how he tried on dozens that all looked pretty much the same to her - but what he was looking for was so precise and would convey so much about the character that he was prepared to spend a great deal of time finding the right one.
I would go with ISTJ.
INFP 4w5 so/sp
I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas;
they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
- Emily Bronte
i think he's an INFP. he's apparently quite shy and sensitive. being concerned with details when preparing for a role doesn't indicate a sensing preference... most actors are this way, and most actors are intuitive.