Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Alternate Best Actor 2003: Results

5. Tommy Wiseau in The Room- Wiseau gives a performance for the ages that is absolutely hilarious, unfortunately it was never meant to be.
4. Paul Giamatti in American Splendor- Giamatti gives an effective performance finding the humor and humanity underlying his grumpy character.
3. Peter Dinklage in The Station Agent- Dinklage gives a strong performance from humorous dead pan to slowly easing in a character transition.
2. Choi Min-sik in Oldboy- Min-sik gives a powerful intensely physical performance brilliantly depicting the insane changes of his character throughout the film.
1. Stephen Lang in Gods and Generals- I must settle for Lang this year as his performance moved me the most out of all the performances. He elevates his material magnificently giving a truly incredible portrayal of Stonewall Jackson.
Overall Rank:
  1. Russell Crowe in Master and Commander
  2. Choi Min-sik in Oldboy
  3. Stephen Lang in Gods and Generals
  4. Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa
  5. Robert Duvall in Open Range
  6. Kevin Bacon in Mystic River
  7. Paul Bettany in Dogville
  8. Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 
  9. Song Kang-ho in Memories of Murder 
  10. Daniel Brühl in Goodbye, Lenin!
  11. Peter Dinklage in The Station Agent
  12. Paul Giamatti in American Splendor
  13. John Turturro in Fear X 
  14. Ewan McGregor in Big Fish  
  15. Nicolas Cage in Matchstick Men
  16. Luigi Lo Cascio in The Best of Youth  
  17. Hayden Christensen in Shattered Glass 
  18. Takeshi Kitano in Zatoichi 
  19. Campbell Scott in The Secret Lives of Dentists
  20. Kim Sang-kyung in Memories of Murder
  21. Mads Mikkelsen in The Green Butchers 
  22. Alessio Boni in The Best of Youth
  23. Kevin Costner in Open Range
  24. Ivan Dobronravov in The Return
  25. Tadanobu Asano in Last Life in the Universe
  26. Jeff Daniels in Gods and Generals 
  27. Robert Duvall in Secondhand Lions
  28. Bill Murray in Lost in Translation
  29. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Owning Mahowny
  30. Jude Law in Cold Mountain
  31. George Clooney in Intolerable Cruelty
  32. Hayley Joel Osment in Secondhand Lions 
  33. Paddy Considine in In America 
  34. Albert Brooks in Finding Nemo
  35. Hugh Jackman in X-2  
  36. Michael Pitt in The Dreamers 
  37. Ewan McGregor in Down With Love
  38. Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai
  39. William H. Macy in The Cooler
  40. Johnny Depp in Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  41. Crispin Glover in Willard
  42. Tsunashima Gōtarō in Japanese Story
  43. Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit 
  44. Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean
  45. Shia Laboeuf in Holes
  46. John Cusack in Identity
  47. Jack Nicholson in Something's Gotta Give 
  48. Will Farrell in Elf 
  49. Rémy Girard in The Barbarian Invasions
  50. John Cusack in Runaway Jury
  51. Antonio Banderas in Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  52. Owen Wilson in Shanghai Knights 
  53. Dwayne Johnson in The Rundown
  54. Jack Black in The School of Rock
  55. Sean Penn in 21 Grams 
  56. Luke Wilson in Old School 
  57. Greg Kinnear in Stuck on You
  58. Nikolaj Lie Kaas in The Green Butchers
  59. Stéphane Rousseau in The Barbarian Invasions
  60. Sean Penn in Mystic River 
  61. Jeremy Sumpter in Peter Pan
  62. Ben Kingsley in House of Sand and Fog
  63. Ewan McGregor in Young Adam
  64. Benicio Del Toro in 21 Grams
  65. Aaron Eckhart in The Core
  66. Jackie Chan in Shanghai Knights
  67. Matt Damon in Stuck on You
  68. Jack Nicholson in Anger Management 
  69. Eric Bana in The Hulk 
  70. Sean William Scott in The Rundown
  71. Ben Affleck in Daredevil
  72. Ben Affleck in Paycheck
  73. Alex Frost in Elephant
  74. Sean Connery in The League of Extraordinary Gentleman 
  75. Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English
  76. Adam Sandler in Anger Management
  77. Tommy Wiseau in The Room

Next Year: 1957


Michael Patison said...

What sort of rating would you have given Russell Crowe? Did you not include Elijah Wood for LOTR because you're planning on reviewing him later when you come back to this year?

For 1957, I recommend (obviously this is alongside Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men):
Tony Curtis in Sweet Smell of Success
Kirk Douglas in Paths of Glory
William Holden in The Bridge on the River Kwai
Burt Lancaster in Sweet Smell of Success

Michael Patison said...

Also did you not include Michael Caine for Secondhand Lions because you consider him supporting?

JamDenTel said...

Who was #495?

Maciej said...

Henry Fonda - 12 Angry Men (as recomended by Michael Patison)
Max von Sydow - The Seventh Seal
Robert Mitchum - Heaven Knows, Mr Allison
Burt Lancaster - Sweet Smell of Success
Tony Curtis - Sweet Smell of Success

RatedRStar said...

Henry Fonda - 12 Angry Men
Max Von Sydow - The Seventh Seal
Kirk Douglas - Paths Of Glory
William Holden - The Bridge On The River Kwai
Toshiro Mifune - Throne Of Blood

RatedRStar said...

Everyone seems to have forgotten Mifune in one of his greats lol

mrripley said...

I think you need to consider hayden christensen in shattered glass in 2003.

Anonymous said...

1957 is amazing, and I don't nominate a single actor from Oscar's list.

Cagney/Man of a Thousand Faces
Curtis/Sweet Smell of Success
Heflin/3:10 to Yuma
Mastroianni/Le Notti Bianche
Mifune/Throne of Blood

Louis Morgan said...

Michael: I would give him probably a 4. I considered putting him in the line up but I dropped him in favor of doing Wiseau.

I really need to watch Return of the King again to be sure of my category placement, but at the moment I sort feel everyone is supporting.

Even though he does a great deal of narration I would put Caine in supporting because he never is the focus.

JamDenTel: Uhhhh

mrripley: I'll have to give it a watch.

Lezlie said...


I'm very surprised about Lang, however, I saw a YouTube video with alternate Oscar winners once, and he did win there as well. For 1957, Mifune and Fonda are the most interesting for me. When do you plan to do a supporting round? :)

Have a nice day everyone

Louis Morgan said...

I think after I finish off the current one per decade, so after one 30's, and one 40's.