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.
Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption