Friday, 29 July 2011

Best Actor 1999: Results

5. Sean Penn in Sweet and Lowdown- Although I did not really see anything wrong with the performance precisely, it just never amounts to anything particularly compelling either.
4. Denzel Washington in The Hurricane- See the remarks about Penn.
3.Kevin Spacey in American Beauty- Although I like some of what Spacey does in the role, particularly in the setup of the character, I find he generally overacts, and seems unnatural, where realism would have served his character best.
2. Russell Crowe in The Insider- Crowe gives a restrained and effective performance, that never takes the easy route and to be too expressive, instead remaining properly with the nature of the character.
1. Richard Farnsworth in The Straight Story- A very very easy win to give to Richard Farnsworth, as none other performance come close to Farnsworth's powerful performance. Farnsworth gives a completely natural, and authentic performance, that is one of the most moving and poignant portraits of a man ever given in a film.
Deserving Performances:
Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So pleased you gave Farnsworth the win. Easily should have won the Oscar that year

Anonymous said...

Wow, Spacey's third? I NEED to see The Straight Story right now. A random question: What did you think of Farnsworth's performance in Misery?

Please do 1953, 1966 or 2002!!!

Louis Morgan said...

I liked him in Misery, even though he was not given a great deal to do.

dinasztie said...

I expected Farnsworth to win.

Sage Slowdive said...

We agree again and again :)

dshultz said...

Farnsworth is gonna get into the top 5 at least, I think.

Anonymous said...

Farnsworth wipes the floor with Spacey. Glad he won

Anonymous said...

what did you make of Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in Fight Club??.

Louis Morgan said...

I thought they were both good, but I have only watched the film once awhile ago.