Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Best Actor 2000: Results

5. Javier Bardem in Before Night Falls- A good reaction or two do not make up for his paper thin characterization.
4. Geoffrey Rush in Quills - Rush goes overboard with his performance focused to much on the extreme actions of his character to be bothered to really bring any depth to the man.
3. Ed Harris in Pollock- Harris mostly gives a surprisingly dull performance, but overacts whenever he is not dull. Also he is completely overshadowed by Marcia Gay Harden.
2. Russell Crowe in Gladiator- Crowe brings an old school cinematic presence which effortlessly carries his film. 
1. Tom Hanks in Cast Away- Well Hanks in my opinion should have been the only one actually nominated therefore he definitely is my choice. Hanks though gives a very good performance as an average guy in a dire situation. His whole change is carefully and effectively portrayed, and simply gives a strong compelling performance in a film that is almost a one man show.

6 comments:

dshultz said...

2007 or 1957 next?

Louis Morgan said...

2007 will come with the next 00's which will be soon. 57 might be a little longer.

dinasztie said...

Wow, I wouldn't have thought that you wouldn't like Bardem. Hanks is the right pick, I think. I really dislike him but that performance even won me away. That's something. :D

RatedRStar said...

Is it safe to say that Bale will be reviewed when it comes to Alternate.

Also Louis, will you be doing iconic foreign language performances as there are greats like Chow Yun Fat (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and Tony Leung Chiu Wai (In The Mood For Love) who were contenders at the time for 2000.

Louis Morgan said...

Yes Bale is secured, and those two will be in consideration.

RatedRStar said...

you sound like an old man academy voter Louis hehe lol =) xxx