Sunday, 9 May 2010

Best Actor 1997: Results

5. Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting- Damon is always slightly off in his performance, and overdoes his accent throughout.


4. Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog- Hoffman is entertaining and the best thing in Wag the Dog but it is just not that much overall.
3. Jack Nicholson in As Good As it Gets- Nicholson has some very good moments in this film but the script makes a change in his character that Nicholson is unable to compensate for.

2. Peter Fonda in Ulee's Gold- Fonda creates an interesting portrait of an interesting man. Staying very quiet but giving a lot of power to his performance.
1. Robert Duvall in The Apostle- Duvall creates an original and fascinating character in the Apostle, which creates many powerful scenes in the film.

9 comments:

Fritz said...

Great analysis!

Louis Morgan said...

Thanks Fritz.

Sage Slowdive said...

I figured Duvall would be your pick :)

joe burns said...

Wow, I thought Hoffman would come in third! What year is next?

Louis Morgan said...

Sage Slowdive: You figured correctly.

Joe Burns: Although Nicholson was more mixed overall than Hoffman, I thought Nicholson just was more overall. I haven't decided yet which year is next.

Sage Slowdive said...

I recommend 1969 or 1974 for your next year :]

Louis Morgan said...

Good suggestions Sage. I'll probably do 1974, since I can't find Anne of a Thousand days for immediate viewing.

Michael Patison said...

What'd you think of James Cromwell and Kevin Spacey's supporting performances in L.A. Confidential.

Louis Morgan said...

Need to watch it again to really say for sure on Cromwell but I thought Spacey was great.