I've been tinkering with this idea for a thread for a little while now. It was seeing how a few fans commented on the recent film that finally put this thread from inspiration to reality.
So the question at hand......
Who do you like better as Albus Dumbledore? The late Richard Harris who started the role, or the actor Michael Gambon who took on the role from the 3rd movie and onward?
In my opinion, and I've got nothing against Gambon, but I liked Harris' portrayal better. He had a more gentle feel in the role, almost a father or grandfather like quality. And his voice was much softer. Granted though, in the first 3 movies or films, Dumbledore wasn't as fierce as he was later on, starting with the 4th when Voltemort returned.
And I'll give Gambon some credit. He did appear to play a stronger Dumbledore, but I guess we'll never know just how "fierce looking" that Harris could have been while playing him.
So let us know who you think is the better Dumbledore.