Thursday, 9 June 2011

Best Actor 1995: Results

5. Massimo Troisi in The Postman- This is an odd nomination, becuase this is simply just a terribly uninteresting lightweight performance that never really seems to do anything. 
4. Anthony Hopkins in Nixon- Hopkins is all over the place with his over the top turn as Nixon. He frankly goes to far with his slimy portrayal, making Nixon a rather hard to believe character, which is a problem when the character is a real person.
3. Richard Dreyfuss in Mr. Holland Opus- Although I care not for the film I must admit that Dreyfuss does a fine job in a cliched role. He is properly passionate, and inspiring in his role, I really cannot fault him here.
2.Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking- Penn gives a  powerful performance, that is very hard to forget. Penn finds the right path throughout his performance, to show the facets of the convicted man, and to show him as a honest human being.
1. Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas- Nicolas Cage leaves a memorable impression in his role as a slowly dying alcoholic. Cage is realistic in the technical aspects of his performance, and properly powerful in his more dramatic aspects. 
Deserving Performances:
Morgan Freeman in Seven


dshultz said...

I would change Dreyfuss and Hopkins, but everything else is as it should be.

Anonymous said...

Very fast work! Can't wait for the next year!

dinasztie said...

Great pick. Penn was brilliant.

Anonymous said...

The way I see it:
1. Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas. 9 out of 10.
2. Anthony Hopkins for Nixon. 8.5 out of 10.
3. Richard Dreyfuss for Mr. Holland's Opus. 8 out of 10.
4. Sean Penn for Dead Man Walking. 7 out of 10.
5. Massimo Troisi for Il Postino. 7 out of 10.