Saturday, 23 June 2012

Alternate Best Actor 1993: Results

5. Jeff Bridges in Fearless- Bridges shoots for the sky but never quite reaches the heights that his performance wants to reach.
4. Kevin Costner in A Perfect World- Costner in a very atypical fashion dominates his film well, as well as gives a moving portrait of a man wounded by abuse.
3. Bill Murray in Groundhog Day- This is just a great performance by Bill Murray that is both a hilarious joy that makes this film enjoyable to watch all the way through, but as well does realistically portray his character's life changing realizations.
2.Michael Douglas in Falling Down- Douglas who gives both an incredibly viscerally effective performance that pierces through every scene, but he as well shows a moving portrait of a man completely lost in the ills of modern society.
1. David Thewlis in Naked- Thewlis gives an outstanding performance that is a fascinating portrayal of drifter, that is extremely watchable.
Overall Ranking of the Year:
  1. Jeff Daniels in Gettysburg 
  2. Anthony Hopkins in Shadowlands
  3. Daniel Day-Lewis in In the Name of the Father
  4. Daniel Day-Lewis in The Age of Innocence 
  5. Liam Neeson in Schindler's List
  6. David Thewlis in Naked
  7. Michael Douglas in Falling Down
  8. Bill Murray in Groundhog Day
  9. Leslie Cheung in Farewell My Concubine 
  10. Tatsuo Matsumura in Maadadayo
  11. Robert Duvall in Falling Down
  12. Kevin Costner in A Perfect World
  13. Max von Sydow in Needful Things
  14. Jesse Bradford in King of the Hill
  15. Clint Eastwood in In the Line of Fire
  16. Kenneth Branagh in Much Ado About Nothing 
  17. John Lone in M. Butterfly
  18. Donald Sutherland in Six Degrees of Separation
  19. Anthony Wong in The Untold Story
  20. Harrison Ford in The Fugitive
  21. Jeremy Irons in M. Butterfly
  22. Jason Scott Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
  23. Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day
  24. Sam Neill in Jurassic Park
  25. Kevin Kline in Dave
  26. Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire
  27. Johnny Depp in Benny and Joon
  28. Kevin Conroy in Batman Mask of the Phantasm  
  29. Fengyi Zhang in Farewell My Concubine
  30. Tom Cruise in The Firm
  31. Kurt Russell in Tombstone 
  32. Nicolas Cage in Red Rock West
  33. Al Pacino in Carlito's Way
  34. Jeff Bridges in Fearless 
  35. Johnny Depp in What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  36. Danny Elfman in The Nightmare Before Christmas
  37. Chris Sarandon in The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  38. Bill Pullman in Malice
  39. Tom Berenger in Gettysburg
  40. Ed Harris in Needful Things
  41. Mike Myers in Wayne's World 2 
  42. Charlie Sheen in Hot Shots Part Deux 
  43. Aidan Quinn in Benny And Joon
  44. Trey Parker in Cannibal The Musical
  45. Carey Elwes in Robin Hood Men in Tights
  46. Tom Hanks in Philadelphia
  47. Will Smith in Six Degrees of Separation
  48. Alec Baldwin in Malice
  49. Laurence Fishburne in What's Love Got To Do With It
  50. Denzel Washington in Philadelphia
  51. Francis Capra in A Bronx Tale
  52. Lilo Brancato in  A Bronx Tale
  53. Max Pomeranc in Searching for Bobby Fischer
  54. Arnold Schwarznegger in Last Action Hero
  55. Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger
  56. Sylvester Stallone in Demolition Man 
  57. Bob Hoskins in Super Mario Bros. 
  58. Ernie Reyes Jr. in Surf Ninjas
  59. Omri Katz in Hocus Pocus
  60. Tom Guiry in The Sandlot 
  61. Dan Aykroyd in Coneheads
  62. Thomas Ian Nicholas in Rookie of the Year
  63. Austin O'Brien in Last Action Hero 
  64. Chris O'Donnell in The Three Musketeers
  65. Mason Gamble in Dennis Menace
  66. John Leguizamo in Super Mario Bros.
  67. Christian Slater in True Romance
  68. John D. Lemay in Jason Goes to Hell
The Next Year Will Be 1985


Michael Patison said...

I'll go first on suggested performances to review.
--Raul Julia in Kiss of the Spider Woman (I think he's your winner as long as you nominate him regardless of competition)
--Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future (iconic)
--Paul Reubens in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (I never know what to make of it, but it's cult at its utmost and has at least a small iconic nature)
--Jonathan Pryce in Brazil (an interesting movie and an interesting performance)
--Jeff Daniels in The Purple Rose of Cairo (I like Daniels and this is probably tied for my favorite performance by him)

mrripley said...

85 sounds good.

mrripley said...

howa bout the already mentioned raul julia and jeff daniels plus gene hackman twice in a lifetime,danny glover the color purple and eric stoltz mask.

Anonymous said...

Glad Bridges didn't do all that well. I despised that movie. I guess I need to see Groundhog Day again because I don't remember being that amazed by Murray.

My 1985 recommendations? Tim Curry in Clue is such a fun perf. Not the least bit Oscar-y but so fun.

RatedRStar said...

I think whatever happens, Raul Julia will win, Jeff Daniels is good and Jonathan Pryce is an iconic one.

GradyTripp said...

Interesting... you don't consider Duvall supporting in that film?

Paul_Dickinson said...

What do you think about Al Pacino in Carlito's Way?

Louis Morgan said...

GradyTripp: Although his role is less flashy his story runs concurrently with Douglas's. In the end it is about both men's day, and how they deal with society and their personal lives.

Paul Dickinson: I have yet to see Carlito's Way.

Michael Patison said...

I'd also recommend you see Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins as C.S. Lewis for ranking purposes, not as something to write up later. I like his Remains of the Day performance more than you, but I thought he was even better in Shadowlands.

Louis Morgan said...

I'll try to get around to it.