Thursday, 24 March 2011

Best Actor 1980

And the Nominees Were:

Peter O'Toole in The Stunt Man

Robert Duvall in The Great Santini

Robert De Niro in Raging Bull

John Hurt in The Elephant Man

Jack Lemmon in Tribute


dinasztie said...

Robert De Niro. The others should not even have a chance. :) He's my favorite winner, probably along with Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront.

Predictions (I am only sure about #1 and #5):
1)De Niro

MovieNut14 said...

Amen to what dinasztie said. It was no contest that year.

Sage Slowdive said...

DeNiro is my favorite winner too, no contest.

joe burns said...

Robert DeNiro is a sure thing... I've seen none of the nominees though..

houndtang said...

John Hurt should win this one, amazing performance. De Niro just swore and sweated.

dshultz said...

Well, De Niro swore, sweated, gained 60 pounds, learned how to box, and created a frightening portrayal of a man whose rage exceeds the ring in which he unleashes it.

Anonymous said...

De Niro will probably win, I'm really nervous about F. Murray Abraham, he may lose his top spot (hopefully not), but if he doesn't with De Niro's performance then he never will.

Tanvir Bashar said...

Hey Louis wat would u say is ur top 5 fav movies of the 80s and actors

Louis Morgan said...


1. Back to the Future
2. Amadeus
3. A Christmas Story
4. Blue Velvet
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


1. Harrison Ford
2. William Hurt
3. Bob Hoskins
4. Christopher Lloyd
5. Robert De Niro

Tanvir Bashar said...

Wat wud u say we're the best films for each yr from 1980-1989

Louis Morgan said...

Out of the Nominees:

1980: The Elephant Man
1981: Chariots of Fire
1982: The Verdict
1983: The Right Stuff
1984: Amadeus
1985: Kiss of the Spider Woman
1986: Platoon
1987: The Last Emperor
1988: Dangerous Liaisons
1989: My Left Foot


1980: The Elephant Man
1981: Chariots of Fire
1982: Blade Runner
1983: A Christmas Story
1984: Amadeus
1985: Back to the Future
1986: Blue Velvet
1987: The Princess Bride
1988: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
1989: The Last Crusade

Tanvir Bashar said...

May I ask why u think chariots of fire is better than raiders of the lost ark

Louis Morgan said...

I don't think it is better per se, Chariots I simply find an even more emotionally investing experience for me personally.

Tanvir Bashar said...

But do u think raiders is better as a movie overall

Louis Morgan said...


Tanvir Bashar said...

Wat wud u say r ur next 5 fav movies and actors of the 80s

Louis Morgan said...


6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
7. The Princess Bride
8. Chariots of Fire
9. Brazil
10. Gallipoli


6. Raul Julia
7. Daniel Day-Lewis
8. Mel Gibson
9. Bill Murray
10. James Woods