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. Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross
  4. Michael Caine in The Muppet Christmas Carol 
  5. Robert Downey Jr. in Chaplin
  6. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in Hardboiled
  7. Chow Yun-Fat in Hardboiled
  8. Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker's Dracula
  9. Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny
  10. Tim Roth in Reservoir Dogs
  11. Harvey Keitel in Reservoir Dogs
  12. Gary Sinise in Of Mice and Men 
  13. Daniel Day-Lewis in The Last of the Mohicans
  14. Stephen Rea in The Crying Game
  15. Anthony Hopkins in Howard's End 
  16. Bill Paxton in One False Move
  17. Tim Robbins in The Player
  18. Denzel Washington in Malcolm X
  19. Laurence Fishburne in Deep Cover
  20. Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman
  21. Harrison Ford in Patriot Games
  22. John Malkovich in Of Mice and Men
  23. Mike Myers in Wayne's World
  24. Charles Grodin in Beethoven 
  25. Robert Redford in Sneakers
  26. Michael Keaton in Batman Returns 
  27. Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men
  28. Timothy Balme in Dead Alive
  29. Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct 
  30. Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone 2 
  31. Bruce Willis in Death Becomes Her
  32. Tom Cruise in Far and Away  
  33. Chris O'Donnell in Scent of a Woman 
  34. Kurt Russell in Captain Ron 
  35. Sean Astin in Encino Man
  36. Martin Short in Captain Ron
  37. Jonathan Brandis in Sidekicks
  38. Scott Weinger in Aladdin
  39. Brendan Frasier in Encino Man
  40. Rodney Dangerfield in Ladybugs
  41. Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night
Next Year: 1984


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 =)