And if I'm playing by my own rules here, then it's Sam Neill for the post 1970 answer to this question. I've loved him since I first saw The Hunt for Red October. And then I hunted up everything of his I could find. The neat thing about liking actors in this era, of course, is that you can watch their career grow, can wait for new movies and shows. It's all brand new and evolving. I remember how excited I was when Jurassic Park came out, because before that film when I said, "I love Sam Neill," all I got was a "who?" response.