Rajnikanth vs. Kamal Haasan
Kamal is known as the method actor; Rajni brought his own method to acting. One sinks into the character; the other is the character. By and large, we watch a Kamal film to watch the role he plays; we invariably go to a Rajni flick to clap at Rajni, the role - robot, inspector or don - be damned. Kamal is the master of disguise; even when Rajni gets a million dollar makeover, he remains Rajni.