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. Stephen Lang in Gods and Generals
  2. Choi Min-sik in Oldboy
  3. Russell Crowe in Master and Commander
  4. Kevin Bacon in Mystic River
  5. Paul Bettany in Dogville
  6. Peter Dinklage in The Station Agent
  7. Paul Giamatti in American Splendor
  8. Song Kang-ho in Memories of Murder
  9. Ewan McGregor in Big Fish  
  10. Nicolas Cage in Matchstick Men  
  11. Hayden Christensen in Shattered Glass
  12. Kim Sang-kyung in Memories of Murder
  13. Jeff Daniels in Gods and Generals 
  14. Robert Duvall in Secondhand Lions
  15. Bill Murray in Lost in Translation
  16. Jude Law in Cold Mountain
  17. Hayley Joel Osment in Secondhand Lions 
  18. Paddy Considine in In America 
  19. Hugh Jackman in X-2 
  20. Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean
  21. Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai
  22. William H. Macy in The Cooler
  23. Johnny Depp in Once Upon a Time in Mexico 
  24. Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit
  25. Jack Nicholson in Something's Gotta Give
  26. John Cusack in Runaway Jury
  27. Antonio Banderas in Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  28. Owen Wilson in Shanghai Knights
  29. Jack Black in The School of Rock
  30. Sean Penn in 21 Grams
  31. Sean Penn in Mystic River
  32. Ben Kingsley in House of Sand and Fog
  33. Greg Kinnear in Stuck on You
  34. Benicio Del Toro in 21 Grams
  35. Aaron Eckhart in The Core
  36. Jackie Chan in Shanghai Knights
  37. Matt Damon in Stuck on You
  38. Jack Nicholson in Anger Management 
  39. Eric Bana in The Hulk
  40. Ben Affleck in Daredevil
  41. Ben Affleck in Paycheck
  42. Sean Connery in The League of Extraordinary Gentleman 
  43. Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English
  44. Adam Sandler in Anger Management
496. 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.

Fisti 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.