4. Sean Penn in Mystic River- Penn's is one over the top hammy work that overcompensates in basically every moment.
2. Bill Murray in Lost in Translation- The only performance in this year that does not do an accent is my choice in a very close margin with Law, and in a year where I did not fell strongly about a single performance. But my choice goes to Murray because when he being basically Murray that is something no one else can do anyways, and when he tries for more with the performance he does succeed very well.
1. Johnny Depp in The Pirates of the Carribbean - Depp gives an instantly iconic performance that's entertaining to watch, but here in the original incarnation contains an actual depth as well.
I can't really think of any performances I feel strongly about oh wait...
Tommy Wiseau in the room should have been the only nominee because no performance can stand next to this one.