Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1988: Results

5. Forest Whitaker in Bird- Whitaker gives a performance that combines the charm and pain of his character well.

Best Scene: Bird's death. 
4. William Hurt in The Accidental Tourist- Hurt is very strong here by realizing his character's depression while still giving a charming and sometimes humorous performance.

Best Scene:  Macon chooses Muriel.
3. John Malkovich in Danger Liaisons- Malkovich takes an unorthodox but effective approach to his womanizer character by stressing the mechanics of the man's method.

Best Scene:  Valmont tries to reject Madame de Tourvel.
2. Bob Hoskins in Who Framed Roger Rabbit- Hoskins is terrific in the lead of this film interacting perfectly with the strange cartoon characters throughout the film as well giving an entertaining and sometimes powerful performance entirely on its own as well.

Best Scene:  Eddie tells Roger what happened to his brother.
1. Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers- Good Prediction Michael Patison, Mark, and Maciej. Well it should be no surprise to anyone that Jeremy Irons wins this year. Although I liked all these performances Irons stands far and above as the best. He is simply incredible in his portrayal of the twins of his film and their interconnected world. Irons here not only gives one but two great characterizations here finding the subtitles that differentiate the two perfectly as well as creating a fascinating connection between them.

Best Scene:  Beverly and Elliot finally separate.
Overall Rank:
  1. Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers
  2. Klaus Maria Brandauer in Hanussen
  3. John Neville in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 
  4. Willem Dafoe in The Last Temptation of Christ
  5. Bob Hoskins in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  6. Eric Bogosian in Talk Radio
  7. Bill Murray in Scrooged
  8. Charles Grodin in Midnight Run
  9. Robert De Niro in Midnight Run 
  10. John Malkovich in Dangerous Liaisons
  11. William Hurt in The Accidental Tourist
  12. Gene Hackman in Mississippi Burning 
  13. Michael Keaton in Clean and Sober
  14. Bruce Willis in Die Hard  
  15. Keith Carradine in The Moderns 
  16. James Woods in Cop
  17. Joe Mantegna in Things Change
  18. Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  19. Michael Caine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 
  20. Harrison Ford in Frantic
  21. Robert Duvall in Colors
  22. Daniel Day-Lewis in The Unbearable Lightness of Being  
  23. Don Ameche in Things Change
  24. Michael J. Fox in Bright Lights Big City
  25. Forest Whitaker in Bird 
  26. John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda 
  27. Jeff Bridges in Tucker A Man and His Dream
  28. River Phoenix in Running on Empty 
  29. Mel Gibson in Tequila Sunrise  
  30. Isaach de Bankolé in Chocolat
  31. Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun 
  32. Tom Cruise in Rain Man 
  33. Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy
  34. James Woods in The Boost
  35. Sam Neill in A Cry in the Dark
  36. Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu in The Vanishing
  37. Eddie Murphy in Coming to America
  38. Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver
  39. Kevin Costner in Bull Durham
  40. Gene Bervoets in The Vanishing
  41. Andy Lau in As Tears Go By
  42. Sean Penn in Colors 
  43. Sidney Poitier in Shoot to Kill
  44. Tom Hanks in Big
  45. Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man
  46. Tom Berenger in Shoot to Kill 
  47. Kurt Russell in Tequila Sunrise
  48. Ray Liotta in Dominick and Eugene
  49. Alec Baldwin in Beetlejuice
  50. Warwick Davis in Willow
  51. Emilio Estevez in Young Guns
  52. Richard Dreyfuss in Moon Over Parador  
  53. Francois Cluzet in Chocolat
  54. Tom Hulce in Dominick and Eugene 
  55. Navin Chowdry in Madame Sousatzka
  56. Chris Sarandon in Child's Play 
  57. Sylvester Stallone in Rambo III
  58. Matthew Modine in Married to the Mob
  59. Roddy Piper in They Live
  60. Clint Eastwood in The Dead Pool
  61. Brad Dourif in Child's Play
  62. Jim Varney in Ernest Saves Christmas
  63. Alex Vincent in Child's Play
Next Year: 1988 Supporting


Anonymous said...

Alan Rickman in Die Hard is the most obvious one.

RatedRStar said...

Alan Rickman - Die Hard
Christopher Lloyd - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Michael Palin - A Fish Called Wanda
Jacky Cheung - As Tears Go By
Raul Julia - Moon Over Parador

Maciej said...

As for my request, could you please review Leslie Nielsen in "Airplane!" (for 1980 supporting)?

As for the '88 nominees my suggestions would be:
1.Alan Rickman - Die Hard
2.Christopher Lloyd - Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
3.Michael Palin - A Fish Called Wanda
4.Christopher Walken - Biloxi Blues
5.Philippe Noiret - Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Mark said...

Yes! Finally got one year right!
Also, please review Alan Rickman in Die Hard and Christopher Lloyd in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

dinasztie said...

I can't wait to see Irons' performance. :) What I like about your reviews is that they always make me want to watch several films that I eventually don't (but I'm still interested and I have like 20 movies stored). :)

Michael Patison said...

For 1988:
Above all, I highly recommend Philippe Noiret in Cinema Paradiso
Antonio Banderas in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Salvatore Cascio in Cinema Paradiso
Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda
Jacques Perrine in Cinema Paradiso
Alan Rickman in Die Hard

As for my request, I'm undecided really, I know it's going to involve some performance in Breaker Morant (1980), but I don't really know which one. My favorite performance in the film is Jack Thompson, but he's borderline lead/supporting, so I'll go for a definite supporting and ask for Bryan Brown.
Tim Robbins in Bull Durham

Mark said...

I get a request? Cool. After this year, could you review 1994 Lead Actor, specifically TIm Robbins in Shawshank?

Louis Morgan said...

Well the two years requested 1980 and 1994 will be the next years in their respected decades, but after this year I will have to get back to some of the neglected decades.