Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Best Actor 1994: Results

5. Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump- Hanks keeps his character consistent. Allow I do not think his character is amazing by any means, has grown on me quite a bit since my first viewing of the film.
4. Paul Newman in Nobody's Fool- Newman gives a charming performance that overcomes the weakness of the film in some respects, but unfortunately not all. 
3.John Travolta in Pulp Fiction- Travolta has the right naturalism with his dialogue, and effectively and memorable portrays his character. His performance shines the most though do to his strong chemistry with his co-stars.
2. Nigel Hawthorne in The Madness of King George- Hawthorne manages this very difficult part with a firm degree of naturalism, and dignity. Hawthorne makes George a likable, commanding monarch, and brings his insanity to life especially well.
1. Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption- This one was actually fairly close for me between Hawthorne, but I will go, at the moment, with Freeman. Freeman's performance is a quite, but extraordinary performance. He goes for subtlety and creates a truly powerful moments. 

Deserving Performances:
Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption


dshultz said...

Good pick. I need to see The Madness of King George now.

Fritz said...

I am glad that you disliked Hanks even though I recently re-watched the movie and though he was quite good. But I just can't stand him as an actor or as a person, I don't know why...

Anyway, nice work and Freeman as your pick is no surprise but I have seen the movie only once years ago so I can't comment on him.

joe burns said...

I"m surprised! I thought Newman or travolta would win.

Anonymous said...

What did you think of Jean Reno in Léon? I think he was brilliant!

Louis Morgan said...

I thought Reno was fine, but I would not give him a nomination.

Anonymous said...

How about Ralph Fiennes in Quiz Show??

Anonymous said...

My votes are:
1. Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump. My score: 5 out of 5.
2. Morgan Freeman for The Shawshank Redemption. My score: 4.5 out of 5.
3. John Travolta in Pulp Fiction. My score: 4.5 out of 5.
4. Paul Newman in Nobody's Fool. My score: 3.5 out of 5.
5. Nigel Hawthorne in The Madness of King George. My score: 3.5 out of 5.