Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Best Actor 2008: Results

5. Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button- Pitt's performance is a dull lifeless effort that does nothing to bring to life the strange premise of his character.
4. Sean Penn in Milk-Penn performance is always very actory, and always very hard to believe to me because of that. He never realizes a true character to me instead just a series of external mannerisms.
3. Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon-Like Penn Langella as well fails to really realize his character in any true fashion, and as well focuses far too much on his mannerisms, that are incorrect to Nixon anyway, which amount to a rather ineffective characterization.
2. Richard Jenkins in The Visitor- The only person who should have been nominated, but not win is Jenkins. It is not a big performance, or an amazing achievement, but Jenkins is most certainly very good in his portrait of a man who slowly finds some joy, and passion in his life.
1. Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler- Good prediction Dinasztie. This is one of my easiest choices really, because Rourke is the only possibly choice for this year and this category. He stands far above the rest, in his deeply moving portrait of Randy The Ram Robinson. Rourke shows so much to his character both the positive and the negative, never playing a single moment falsely, despite taking many risks with his performance.
Deserving Performances:
Brendan Gleeson in In Bruges

8 comments:

Fritz said...

I've only seen Milk so far and I thought that Penn was excellent but I need to see it again.

dinasztie said...

I so can't believe that Rourke lost. Politics...

Anonymous said...

Glad Rourke won

mrripley said...

good to see a mention for dicaprio but nothing for ben kingsley in elegy.

Louis Morgan said...

I have not seen Elegy.

dshultz said...

Politics indeed. Mickey Rourke is a much better actor than is ever given credit for, even with all the acclaim for The Wrestler. Could you do 2009 soon? It has some of my favorite performances.

Louis Morgan said...

Well it will be the next 00 when that decade comes around again.

Josep said...

I prefer Sean Penn, but Rourke is a very good option.

Have you seen Michael Fassbender in Hunger? He is terrific, he should've been nominated