Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Alternate Best Actor 1988

And the Nominees Were Not:

Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers

John Malkovich in Dangerous Liaisons

William Hurt in The Accidental Tourist

Bob Hoskins in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Forest Whitaker in Bird 

12 comments:

Michael Patison said...

I'm very disappointed you didn't choose to review Philippe Noiret, but please try to see him for the final rankings.

Anyway:
1. Jeremy Irons
2. Bob Hoskins
3. John Malkovich
4. William Hurt
5. Forest Whitaker

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My guess:

1. Irons
2. Hoskins
3. Whitaker
4. Malkovich
5. Hurt

Irons has this in a landslide.

Maciej said...

I don't know about Louis, but I felt Noiret was more of a supporting (great performance nevertheless)

1.Irons
2.Hoskins
3.Malkovich
4.Hurt
5.Whitaker

Michael Patison said...

Maciej, I would agree with you, but he is the only actor who appears in the film for the whole time. Salvatore is the obvious lead but he is played by 3 different actors.

bondfan said...

1. Irons
2. Hoskins
3. Whitaker
4. Malkovich
5. Hurt

RatedRStar said...

Irons will win, Hurt and Hoskins were both very likable in their roles, I wasnt impressed with Whitaker at all, havnt seen Malkovich.

1) Jeremy Irons
2) Bob Hoskins
3) William Hurt
4) Forrest Whitaker
5) John Malkovich

Mark said...

1. Irons
2. Hoskins
3. Malkovich
4. Hurt
5. Whitaker

RatedRStar said...

most people used to say the greatest actor in the 80s was De Niro, I think the greatest actor in the 80s was William Hurt. I mean, look at his films in the 80s, all of them should have given him a nomination, William Hurt could have got 4 oscar nominations in a row he was that good.

Altered States
Body Heat
The Big Chill
Kiss Of The Spider Woman
Children Of A Lesser God
Broadcast News
The Accidental Tourist

Paoloduncan said...

Personal ranking:
1) Irons
2) Whitaker
3) Hoskins
4) Malkovich
5) Hurt

Lezlie said...

1. Jeremy Irons
2. Bob Hoskins
3. William Hurt
4. Forest Whitaker
5. Jphn Malkovich

Paoloduncan said...

Oh. And I also consider Noiret supporting, but it's one of those not easy choice

houndtang said...

I'm quite surprised actually that Hurt didn't get nominated for Accidental Tourist - he seemed to be nominated a lot back then. Strange how his career petered out - Kevin Spacey kind of started getting the parts he would have been first choice for 10 years earlier. Though Spacey's not doing so brilliantly now either.