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. Bob Hoskins in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  3. Eric Bogosian in Talk Radio
  4. John Malkovich in Dangerous Liaisons
  5. William Hurt in The Accidental Tourist
  6. Gene Hackman in Mississippi Burning 
  7. Bill Murray in Scrooged
  8. Charles Grodin in Midnight Run
  9. Robert De Niro in Midnight Run 
  10. Bruce Willis in Die Hard 
  11. Forest Whitaker in Bird
  12. John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda 
  13. Jeff Bridges in Tucker A Man and His Dream
  14. River Phoenix in Running on Empty
  15. Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun 
  16. Tom Cruise in Rain Man
  17. Eddie Murphy in Coming to America
  18. Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver
  19. Kevin Costner in Bull Durham
  20. Tom Hanks in Big
  21. Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man
  22. Alec Baldwin in Beetle Juice
  23. Warwick Davis in Willow
  24. Emilio Estevez in Young Guns
  25. Richard Dreyfuss in Moon Over Parador 
  26. Matthew Modine in Married to the Mob
  27. Roddy Piper in They Live
  28. Clint Eastwood in The Dead Pool
  29. Jim Varney in Ernest Saves Christmas
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.