Thursday, 2 May 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2001: Results

5. Steve Buscemi in Ghost World- This is an entirely solid performance by Steve Buscemi, but for me it is just that.
4. Viggo Mortensen in The Fellowship of the Ring- Mortensen gives a strong performance balancing well both the strength and underlying weakness in his character. He never becomes the highlight of any of the individual films, but his Aragorn is a highlight of the trilogy as a whole.
3. Brian Cox in L.I.E- Brian Cox plays a very risky role to say the least and Cox maybe plays it too well being a complete creep, but still a charming and very down to earth sort of creep.
2. Jude Law in A.I. Artificial Intelligence- Law is very effective here being quite artificial in his showman's manner. but still having a decent amount of humanity that brings out in his character's warmth and wisdom.
1. Sean Bean in The Fellowship of the Ring- When I watched this film for the first time over ten years ago Bean probably would not have been the first actor I would have mentioned when speaking about the strengths of the film. It was not that I did not like him, I liked him but I took what he did in the role for granted. Bean goes beyond his call of duty here in his portrayal of Boromir who could have easily just been a prideful dupe. Instead he brings a great deal of honest emotion to the role and turns Boromir's folly into the tragic portrait of a patriotic career soldier whose emotions slowly overwhelm and get the best of him.
Overall Rank:
  1. Sean Bean in The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. Jude Law in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Ian McKellen in The Fellowship of the Ring
  4. Brian Cox in L.I.E.
  5. Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast
  6. Justin Theroux in Mulholland Drive
  7. Tsutomu Yamazaki in Go
  8. Viggo Mortensen in The Fellowship of the Ring
  9. Luke Wilson in The Royal Tenenbaums
  10. Ben Stiller in The Royal Tenenbaums
  11. Tony Shalhoub in The Man Who Wasn't There
  12. Steve Buscemi in Ghost World
  13. Ed Harris in A Beautiful Mind
  14. Sean Astin in The Fellowship of the Ring
  15. Robbie Coltrane in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  16. Paul Bettany in A Beautiful Mind
  17. Clive Owen in Gosford Park
  18. Ian McShane in Sexy Beast
  19. Christopher Lee in The Fellowship of the Ring
  20. Peter Boyle in Monster's Ball
  21. James Gandolfini in The Man Who Wasn't There
  22. Mickey Rourke in The Pledge
  23. Heath Ledger in Monster's Ball
  24. Jim Broadbent in Moulin Rouge!
  25. Richard Harris in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  26. Ian Holm in The Fellowship of the Ring
  27. Owen Wilson in The Royal Tenenbaums
  28. Basically the cast of Black Hawk Down
  29. Bill Murray in The Royal Tenenbaums
  30. Hugh Bonneville in Iris
  31. Jon Polito in The Man Who Wasn't There
  32. Andy Garcia in Ocean's Eleven
  33. John Lone in Rush Hour 2
  34. John Rhys-Davies in The Fellowship of the Ring
  35. Nick Stahl in In The Bedroom
  36. William Hurt in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  37. Hugo Weaving in The Fellowship of the Ring
  38. Patrick Swayze in Donnie Darko
  39. Kurt Russell in Vanilla Sky
  40. Alan Bates in Gosford Park
  41. Billy Boyd in The Fellowship of the Ring
  42. Noah Taylor in Vanilla Sky
  43. David Duchovny in Zoolander
  44. Mario Van Peebles in Ali
  45. Seymour Cassel in The Royal Tenenbaums
  46. Alan Rickman in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  47. John Hurt in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  48. Ed Harris in Enemy at the Gates
  49. Richard Jenkins in The Man Who Wasn't There
  50. Brendan Gleeson in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  51. Holmes Osborne in Donnie Darko
  52. Christopher Plummer in A Beautiful Mind
  53. Will Ferrell in Zoolander
  54. Richard Griffiths in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  55. Tom Noonan in The Pledge
  56. Owen Wilson in Zoolander
  57. Cavan Kendall in Sexy Beast
  58. Carl Reiner in Ocean's Eleven
  59. Jason Lee in Vanilla's Sky
  60. Paul Bettany in A Knight's Tale
  61. Michael Gambon in Gosford Park
  62. Kumar Pallana in The Royal Tenenbaums
  63. Bob Balaban in Gosford Park
  64. Benecio Del Toro in The Pledge
  65. Don Cheadle in Swordfish
  66. William Mapouther in In The Bedroom
  67. Christopher Walken in Joe Dirt
  68. Elliot Gould in Ocean's Eleven
  69. Danny Glover in The Royal Tenenbaums
  70. Jon Voight in Zoolander
  71. Ron Silver in Ali
  72. Michael Jeter in Jurassic Park III
  73. Ian Hart in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  74. Ryan Phillipe in Gosford Park
  75. Jerry Stiller in Zoolander
  76. Orlando Bloom in The Fellowship of the Ring
  77. Bran Renfro in Ghost World
  78. Bernie Mac in Ocean's Eleven
  79. Bob Balaban in Ghost World
  80. Aaron Eckhart in The Pledge
  81. Tom Felton in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  82. Michael Badalucco in The Man Who Wasn't There
  83. William H. Macy in Jurassic Park III
  84. Steve Buscemi in Domestic Disturbance
  85. Eddie Murphy in Shrek
  86. Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  87. Matt Damon in Ocean's Eleven
  88. Dominic Monaghan in The Fellowship of the Ring
  89. Don Cheadle in Ocean's Eleven
  90. Oded Fehr in The Mummy Returns
  91. Vince Vaughn in Domestic Disturbance
  92. Joseph Fiennes in Enemy At the Gates
  93. Sam Robards in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  94. Rufus Sewell in A Knight's Tale
  95. Jon Voight in Ali
  96. Arnold Vosloo in The Mummy Returns
  97. Jamie Foxx in Ali
  98. Iain Glen in Tomb Raider
  99. Richard Roxburgh in Moulin Rouge!
  100. Alessandro Nivola in Jurassic park III
  101. John Hannah in The Mummy Returns
  102. Trevor Morgan in Jurassic Park III
  103. Freddie Boath in The Mummy Returns
  104. John Leguizamo in Moulin Rouge!
Next Year: 1975 Supporting

11 comments:

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1975 Supporting...

Robert Shaw in Jaws
Leon Vitali in Barry Lyndon
Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws
Richard O'Bien in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Henry Gibson in Nashville
Will Sampson in One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Charles Durning in Dog Day Afternoon
John Cazale in Dog Day Afternoon

RatedRStar said...

Robert Shaw - Jaws
Charles Durning - Dog Day Afternoon
John Cazale - Dog Day Afternoon
Max Von Sydow - Three Days Of The Condor
Leon Vitali - Barry Lyndon

Michael Patison said...

For me, there are 4 givens:
John Cazale in Dog Day Afternoon
Charles Durning in Dog Day Afternoon
Robert Shaw in Jaws
Max von Sydow in Three Days of the Condor

As for the 5th, I could just be forgetting about one, but I don't have a solid one. Some possibilities might be:
Christopher Plummer in The Man Who Would Be King (I don't think this is anything special, especially because he's only in the film for a few minutes, but I'm really pressed for options)
Somebody from Nashville
Really no idea.

Michael Patison said...

Actually a good 5th option might be Brian Cox in In Celebration. You could also, of course, do somebody from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I would consider both Graham Chapman and John Cleese to be leads, so that leaves Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin as the main supporting cast members, and I just don't feel like any one of them gives any review-worthy work.
Also, I haven't seen Seven Beauties, but I know it'll count as 1975 for you, so if Fernando Rey is worth it that's an option too.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I highly recommend Leon Vitali's performance in Barry Lyndon, who manages to be just as sympathetic as he is pompous. Also, I second Michael's recommendation for the Python cast. Do a multi-part review with them.

Anonymous said...

Robert Shaw- Jaws
Charles Durning and John Cazale- Dog Day Afternoon
Henry Gibson in Nashville

Paoloduncan said...

My first 5 preferences
Robert Shaw - Jaws (My winner this year)
John Cazale in Dog Day Afternoon
Charles Durning in Dog Day Afternoon
Ugo Tognazzi - Amici Miei (My Friends)
Richard Benjamin - The Sunshine Boys

others
Max von Sydow - Three Days of the Condor
Henry Gibson - Nashville
Richard Dreyfuss - Jaws

Maciej said...

Robert Shaw - Jaws
John Cazale - Dog Day Afternoon
Charles Durning - Dog Day Afternoon
Will Sampson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Donald Sutherland - The Day of the Locust (he may be lead, he's very much on a borderline)

Lezlie said...

OMG Sean Bean won the whole year! :D
Hell yeah

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