4. Sam Waterson in The Killing Fields- Sam Waterson is excellent at being just a normal man who struggles to deal with the extreme situations facing him in Cambodia. Always realistic and always rings an honest note in this performance.
2. Tom Hulce in Amadeus- Hulce is very good as Mozart showing the lively nature of his character well but also his genius. He is particularly strong in showing Mozart's slow deterioration and loss of happiness.
1. F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus- Abraham is simply astounding form beginning to end in one of the finest pieces of acting I have ever seen. Abraham excels at every risk he tries and creates a complex and incredibly memorable character in Antonio Salieri.Deserving Performances:
Robert De Niro in Once Upon a Time in America