Thursday, 13 December 2012

Alternate Best Actor 2005: Results

5. Robert Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang- Downey finds just the right sardonic tone for his performance that fits his film like a glove.
4. Tommy Lee Jones in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada- Jones perfectly cast himself portraying the complex motivations of his character brilliantly.
3. Guy Pearce in The Proposition- Pearce gives a strong understated performance that is particularly effective in portraying the complex relationship that motivates his character.
2. Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence- Mortensen is terrific in his depiction of the slow dissolution of his character.
1. Ray Winstone in The Proposition- The underrated Ray Winstone wins this year with his powerful performance as a man trying to bring the law to the lawless. Winstone succeeds far more than anyone would expect creating a poignant depiction of a character that could perhaps have been a throwaway in lesser hands.
  1. Ray Winstone in The Proposition
  2. Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence
  3. Byung-hun Lee in A Bittersweet Life
  4. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote
  5. Damian Lewis in Keane
  6. Guy Pearce in The Proposition
  7. Tommy Lee Jones in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  8. Issey Ogata in The Sun
  9. Robert Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  10. Daniel Auteuil in Caché
  11. Brendan Gleeson in Six Shooter 
  12. Bill Murray in Broken Flowers
  13. Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain   
  14. Romain Duris in The Beat That My Heart Skipped
  15. Jeff Daniels in The Squid and The Whale 
  16. Ralph Fiennes in The Constant Gardener   
  17. Cillian Murphy in Breakfast on Pluto 
  18. Matthew Macfadyen in Pride and Prejudice
  19. Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man 
  20. Daniel Day-Lewis in The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  21. Brady Corbet in Mysterious Skin
  22. Nicolas Cage in Lord of War
  23. Pierce Brosnan in The Matador
  24. Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain
  25. Anthony Hopkins in The World's Fastest Indian
  26. Christian Bale in Batman Begins
  27. Eric Bana in Munich
  28. David Strathairn in Good Night and Good Luck
  29. Ali Suliman in Paradise Now 
  30. Johnny Depp in The Libertine
  31. Lou Pucci in Thumbsucker
  32. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Mysterious Skin
  33. Greg Kinnear in The Matador 
  34. Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Match Point 
  35. Elijah Wood in Everything is Illuminated
  36. Bob Hoskins in Mrs. Henderson Presents
  37. Nathan Fillion in Serenity
  38. Tony Leung Ka-Fai in Election 
  39. Tom Cruise in The War of the Worlds 
  40. Martin Freeman in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 
  41. Peter Sallis in Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  42. Kais Nashif in Paradise Now
  43. Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line
  44. Orlando Bloom in Kingdom of Heaven
  45. Owen Wilson in Wedding Crashers
  46. Vince Vaughn in Wedding Crashers 
  47. Will Smith in Hitch
  48. Eugene Hutz in Everything is Illuminated
  49. Colin Farrell in The New World 
  50. Johnny Depp in Corpse Bride 
  51. Heath Ledger in The Brothers Grimm
  52. Adrien Brody in King Kong 
  53. Jesse Eisenberg in The Squid and the Whale  
  54. Michael Angarano in Sky High
  55. Ewan McGregor in The Revenge of the Sith
  56. Matt Damon in Syriana 
  57. Daniel Radcliffe in The Goblet of Fire 
  58. Josh Hutcherson in Zathura
  59. Simon Lam in Election
  60. Ioan Gruffudd in Fantastic Four
  61. William Moseley in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe  
  62. Terrence Howard in Hustle and Flow   
  63. Bernie Mac in Guess Who
  64. Matt Damon in The Brothers Grimm
  65. John Robinson in Lords of Dogtown
  66. Victor Rasuk in Lords of Dogtown
  67. Emile Hirsch in Lords of Dogtown
  68. Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  69. Jonah Bobo in Zathura 
  70. Jim Carrey in Fun With Dick and Jane
  71. Will Ferrell in Bewitched
  72. Ashton Kutcher in Guess Who
  73. Adam Sandler in The Longest Yard
  74. Hayden Christensen in Revenge of the Sith
Next Year: 2005 Supporting


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Suggestions for 2005 Supporting:

Clifton Collins Jr. in Capote
Danny Huston in The Proposition
Mickey Rourke in Sin City
Kevin Costner in The Upside of Anger
Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

As for acclaimed roles I haven't seen:

Edward Norton in Kingdom of Heaven
Keanu Reeves in Thumbsucker (no, really)
Jesse L. Martin in Rent (apparently he's the only good thing)

Anonymous said...

I never in a million years would've guessed someone would beat Hoffman, let alone TWO.
Suggestions for Supporting 2005
Jeff Daniels in The Squid and the Whale
Ed Harris in A History of Violence
Mickey Rourke in Sin City
Clifton Collins, Jr in Capote
Barry Pepper in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Michael Patison said...

In the exact same boat, Anonymous. As for 2005 Supporting suggestions:

Clifton Collins, Jr. in Capote
Kevin Costner in The Upside of Anger
Ed Harris in A History of Violence
John Hurt in The Proposition
Danny Huston in The Proposition
Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Barry Pepper in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Mickey Rourke in Sin City

Anonymous said...

Mickey Rourke- Sin City
Ed Harris- A History of Violence

Anonymous said...

Also can you do 73 or 01 best actor next time? :)

Maciej said...

Bob Hoskins - Mrs Henderson Presents
Liam Neeson - Batman Begins
Ed Harris - A History of Violence
Peter Sarsgaard - Jarhead
Mickey Rourke - Sin City

RatedRStar said...

Ed Harris - A History Of Violence
Mickey Rouke - Sin City
Clive Owen - Sin City
Val Kilmer - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Daniel Craig - Munich

Michael Patison said...

Also, didn't Goblet of Fire come out in '05?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous: I'll be getting to those sooner than later.

Michael: Yes it did and I will update accordingly.

mrripley said...

would you consider

terrence howard crash
don cheadle crash
richard jenkins north country
cliff collins capote
ed harris a history of violence

Michael Patison said...

I see you added Gleeson for Six Shooter here, but can you really do that since it's a short? (I mean, it's your blog so you can do whatever you want with it, but I was just wondering)