Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Best Actor 1993: Results

5. Laurence Fishburne in What's Love Got to Do With It- Fishburne never finds anything to do with the fact that the script writes his character as basically one dimensional throughout the film.

4. Tom Hanks in Philadelphia- Hanks does have some good moments in the film but he also has many bad ones. Then in much of the film he is just underwhelming.

3. Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day- Hopkins keeps his basic exact tone throughout the film, but he shows different undercurrents of the character very carefully.
2. Liam Neeson in Schindler's List- Neeson finds the right charisma as Schindler making everything Schindler does believable, and he finds the perfect way to show Schindler's change over the film making his change as effective as possible.
1. Daniel Day-Lewis in In the Name of the Father- Day-Lewis is very strong throughout the film, especially during scenes where he shares scenes with Pete Postlethewaite.
Deserving Performances:
Bill Murray in Groundhog's Day
Michael Douglas in Falling Down


Sage Slowdive said...


1. Tom Hanks
2. Liam Neeson
3. Daniel Day Lewis
4. Laurence Fishburne
5. Anthony Hopkins

joe burns said...

I thought Day-Lewis would win, but I suppose not! What did you think of Thompson in I.T.N.O.T.F?

Please do 2003 next! (Leading or Supporting)

Louis Morgan said...

Thompson was fine and did everything the role required but the role itself was more of a plot device than a real person.

Tom said...

I would have to go with Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.

Fritz said...

Great job!

I haven't seen enough of the nominees yet to make my own choice.

Louis Morgan said...

Tom: Murray is great in that.

Fritz: Thanks!

logofanchad3 said...

My rankings:
1. Liam Neeson, Schindler's List: 5 out of 5.
2. Daniel Day Lewis, In the Name of the Father: 4.5 out of 5.
3. Tom Hanks, Philadelphia: 3.5 out of 5.
4. Anthony Hopkins, The Remains of the Day: 3.5 out of 5.
5. Lawrence Fishburne, What's Love Got to Do with It: 2.5 out of 5.