5. David Paymer in Mr. Saturday Night- Paymer is in a bad film, but does manage to be the best part of it. Although he never completely overcomes the limits of the film, he does manage to rise above the schmaltz of the film with some honest emotion.
4. Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men- Nicholson is really miscast as the devoted to the extreme marine colonel. He always seems a little too rebellious, as well as frankly to outwardly evil for the character the film wants. He is not bad, but does not overcome his miscasting either.
3. Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game- After the twist Davidson still gives an interesting performance, although for me not an amazing one.
2. Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross- Pacino gives a great performance as Ricky Roma. He perfectly realizes Roma's method of getting a sale no matter what.
1. Gene Hackman in Unforgiven- Gene Hackman gives a brilliant performance as the villianous Little Bill Daggett, because of how much depth he brings in the part. He never portrays Little Bill as a one dimensional villain. He succeeds in both bringing humanity to Little Bill while being brutal and chilling at the same time.
Richard Harris in Unforgiven
Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross