Friday, 24 August 2012

Alternate Best Actor 1992: Results

5. Tim Robbins in The Player- Robbins gives a good performance in a somewhat limited role effectively bringing along with him through the great satire that is the Player.
4. Harvey Keitel in Reservoir Dogs- Keitel gives a good performance here portraying both the professionalism as well as the humanity within his career criminal.
3. Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker's Dracula- A mixed bag from Oldman here with his somewhat uninteresting although adequate scenes as the younger looking Dracula, but he has as well extremely entertaining moments as the older looking Dracula. 
2. Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross- Lemmon is amazing in the role he is always believable as the salesman past his prime, and completely heartbreaking in his realization of this tragic character.
1. Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant- A difficult year to choose both the winner between Kietel and Lemmon and Eastwood. All three are amazing in their roles, but I will have to settle for one and at the moment Keitel is my choice. Kietel gives an incredible performance here as the titular dirty cop. Keitel portrays him in an effective down to earth fashion showing there is nothing special about this man, leading to an powerful ending where the Lieutenant must face his flaws.
Overall Rank:
  1. Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven
  2. Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant
  3. Stephen Rea in The Crying Game
  4. Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross
  5. Robert Downey Jr. in Chaplin
  6. Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny
  7. Willem Dafoe in Light Sleeper 
  8. Peter Coyote in Bitter Moon
  9. Joe Pesci in The Public Eye
  10. Michael Caine in The Muppet Christmas Carol 
  11. Russell Crowe in Romper Stomper 
  12. Daniel Day-Lewis in The Last of the Mohicans
  13. BenoƮt Poelvoorde in Man Bites Dog
  14. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in Hardboiled
  15. Chow Yun-Fat in Hardboiled
  16. Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker's Dracula
  17. Jeremy Irons in Damage
  18. Denzel Washington in Malcolm X
  19. Eric Stoltz in The Waterdance 
  20. Tim Robbins in Bob Roberts
  21. Daniel Auteuil in A Heart in Winter
  22. Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men 
  23. Woody Harrelson in White Men Can't Jump
  24. Wesley Snipes in White Men Can't Jump
  25. Tim Roth in Reservoir Dogs
  26. Harvey Keitel in Reservoir Dogs
  27. Gary Sinise in Of Mice and Men 
  28. Anthony Hopkins in Howard's End 
  29. Bill Paxton in One False Move
  30. Tim Robbins in The Player 
  31. Edward James Olmos in American Me
  32. Laurence Fishburne in Deep Cover
  33. John Lithgown in Raising Cain
  34. Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman
  35. Harrison Ford in Patriot Games
  36. John Malkovich in Of Mice and Men 
  37. Campbell Scott in Singles
  38. Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness
  39. Daniel Pollock in Romper Stomper
  40. Mike Myers in Wayne's World
  41. Charles Grodin in Beethoven 
  42. Robert Redford in Sneakers
  43. Michael Keaton in Batman Returns 
  44. Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It 
  45. Val Kilmer in Thunderheart
  46. Timothy Balme in Dead Alive 
  47. Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct  
  48. Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone 2  
  49. Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Ducks
  50. Danny DeVito in Hoffa 
  51. Bruce Willis in Death Becomes Her
  52. Matt Dillon in Singles
  53. Dennis Haysbert in Love Field 
  54. Gerard Depardieu in 1492 Conquest of Paradise
  55. Tom Cruise in Far and Away   
  56. Chris O'Donnell in Scent of a Woman  
  57. Jack Nicholson in Hoffa 
  58. Rick Moranis in Honey I Blew Up the Kid
  59. Kurt Russell in Captain Ron 
  60. Sean Astin in Encino Man
  61. Martin Short in Captain Ron
  62. Jonathan Brandis in Sidekicks
  63. Scott Weinger in Aladdin 
  64. Brendan Frasier in Encino Man
  65. Rodney Dangerfield in Ladybugs
  66. Luke Perry in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  67. Craig Sheffer in A River Runs Through It
  68. Nick Nolte in Lorenzo's Oil
  69. Hugh Grant in Bitter Moon
  70. Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night
Next Year: 1984

13 comments:

joe burns said...

Great write-ups!!!

Hmm, I wonder who your 84 nominees will be: Maybe Mel Gibson in The River or the main Indianan guy from A Passage To India (LOL, sorry, can't remember his name!? I'm sure neither of them will touch Abraham as your personal winner though.

RatedRStar said...

a strange choice is 1984, very tricky to find five great ones but here are some suggestions. I recommend De Niro and Englund the most.

Robert De Niro - Once Upon A Time In America
Robert Englund - Nightmare On Elm Street
Bill Murray - Ghostbusters
Dudley Moore - Micki And Maude
Victor Banerjee - A Passage To India
John Getz - Blood Simple

Anonymous said...

Suggestions for '84
Robert De Niro- Once Upon A Time In America
Bill Murray- Ghostbusters
Robert Englund- A Nightmare On Elm Street
Arnold Schwarzenegger- The Terminator
John Hurt- 1984

dshultz said...

...Michael Caine in The Muppet Christmas Carol?

Louis Morgan said...

I stand by that.

Michael Patison said...

Here are my recommendations for 1984:

Robert De Niro in Once Upon a Time in America
Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop
Robert Redford in The Natural
Howard Rollins, Jr. in A Soldier's Story
Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas

You could also do:
Bill Murray in Ghostbusters
Victor Banerjee in A Passage to India

Lezlie said...

I would recommend:

Robert De Niro (1984)
Bill Murray (Ghost Busters)
Harry Dean Stanton (Paris, Texas)

moviefilm said...

And when are you doing some supporting year? :)

Maciej said...

Robert De Niro- Once Upon A Time In America
Howard Rollins, Jr. - A Soldier's Story
Bill Murray - Ghostbusters
Eddie Murphy - Beverly Hills Cop
John Hurt- 1984

RatedRStar said...

I thought Howard Rollins was terrible lol, he was so laidback and energy free in that movie.

Nues20 said...

Congrats to Jack!
Never seen the film is it good?

Louis Morgan said...

All suggests will of course be kept in consideration.

moviefilm: I do plan to do the supporting year, I think I will do a set of them after a finish sweep through the decades in lead again.

Nues20: Glengarry Glen Ross is a great film. It has a terrific script, and every performance in the film is good.

RatedRStar said...

ive just noticed youve seen Hard Boiled Louis =D, did you enjoy it, what did you make of Tony Leung Chiu Wai =)