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. Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis 
  2. Ian McKellen in The Fellowship of the Ring
  3. Sean Bean in The Fellowship of the Ring
  4. Jude Law in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  5. Brian Cox in L.I.E.
  6. Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast
  7. Paul Bettany in A Knight's Tale
  8. James Gandolfini in The Mexican
  9. Ian Holm in The Fellowship of the Ring
  10. Luke Wilson in The Royal Tenenbaums
  11. Justin Theroux in Mulholland Drive
  12. Tsutomu Yamazaki in Go
  13. Viggo Mortensen in The Fellowship of the Ring
  14. Ben Stiller in The Royal Tenenbaums
  15. Tony Shalhoub in The Man Who Wasn't There
  16. Mark Addy in A Knight's Tale 
  17. Héctor Benjamín Alterio in Son of the Bride
  18. Mark Pellegrino in Mulholland Drive
  19. Steve Buscemi in Ghost World 
  20. Timothy Spall in Intimacy
  21. Ed Harris in A Beautiful Mind
  22. Geoffrey Rush in Lantana
  23. Monty Montgomery in Mulholland Drive
  24. Sean Astin in The Fellowship of the Ring
  25. Robbie Coltrane in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  26. Paul Bettany in A Beautiful Mind
  27. Clive Owen in Gosford Park
  28. Ian McShane in Sexy Beast
  29. Christopher Lee in The Fellowship of the Ring
  30. Martin Landau in The Majestic 
  31. Ricky Jay in Heist
  32. Peter Boyle in Monster's Ball
  33. James Gandolfini in The Man Who Wasn't There
  34. Mickey Rourke in The Pledge
  35. Heath Ledger in Monster's Ball
  36. Jim Broadbent in Moulin Rouge!
  37. Danny DeVito in Heist
  38. Patrick Fischler in Mulholland Drive
  39. Richard Harris in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  40. Owen Wilson in The Royal Tenenbaums
  41. Delroy Lindo in Heist
  42. Federico Luppi in The Devil's Backbone 
  43. Alan Tudyk in A Knight's Tale
  44. Cast of Black Hawk Down
  45. Bill Murray in The Royal Tenenbaums
  46. Hugh Bonneville in Iris
  47. Jon Polito in The Man Who Wasn't There
  48. Andy Garcia in Ocean's Eleven
  49. John Lone in Rush Hour 2
  50. Holmes Osborne in Donnie Darko
  51. John Rhys-Davies in The Fellowship of the Ring
  52. Nick Stahl in In The Bedroom
  53. Peter Falk in Made
  54. William Hurt in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  55. James Whitmore in The Majestic
  56. Hugo Weaving in The Fellowship of the Ring
  57. Angelo Badalmenti in Mulholland Drive
  58. Alan Rickman in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  59. John Hurt in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  60. Patrick Swayze in Donnie Darko
  61. Kurt Russell in Vanilla Sky
  62. Gene Hackman in The Mexican
  63. Alan Bates in Gosford Park 
  64. Marlon Brando in The Score
  65. Billy Boyd in The Fellowship of the Ring
  66. Noah Taylor in Vanilla Sky
  67. David Duchovny in Zoolander
  68. Mario Van Peebles in Ali 
  69. Sam Rockwell in Heist
  70. Seymour Cassel in The Royal Tenenbaums
  71. Eduardo Noriega in The Devil's Backbone
  72. Paul Reubens in Blow
  73. Moni Moshonov in Late Marriage
  74. Ed Harris in Enemy at the Gates
  75. Pete Postlethewaite in The Shipping News 
  76. James Gandolfini in The Last Castle
  77. Simon Cowell in No Man's Land
  78. Sam Rockwell in Made
  79. Richard Jenkins in The Man Who Wasn't There
  80. Brendan Gleeson in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  81. Christopher Plummer in A Beautiful Mind
  82. Scott Glenn in The Shipping News
  83. Will Ferrell in Zoolander
  84. Richard Griffiths in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  85. Tom Noonan in The Pledge
  86. Owen Wilson in Zoolander
  87. José Dumont in Behind the Sun 
  88. Cavan Kendall in Sexy Beast
  89. Carl Reiner in Ocean's Eleven
  90. Jason Lee in Vanilla's Sky
  91. Michael Gambon in Gosford Park
  92. Kumar Pallana in The Royal Tenenbaums
  93. Bob Balaban in Gosford Park
  94. Benecio Del Toro in The Pledge
  95. Michael Badalucco in The Man Who Wasn't There
  96. Don Cheadle in Swordfish
  97. Paul Blackthorne in Lagaan
  98. William Mapouther in In The Bedroom
  99. Christopher Walken in Joe Dirt
  100. Elliot Gould in Ocean's Eleven
  101. Danny Glover in The Royal Tenenbaums
  102. Stephen Dillane in The Spy Game
  103. Jon Voight in Zoolander
  104. Ron Silver in Ali
  105. Michael Jeter in Jurassic Park III
  106. Ian Hart in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  107. Ryan Phillipe in Gosford Park
  108. Jerry Stiller in Zoolander
  109. Orlando Bloom in The Fellowship of the Ring
  110. Bran Renfro in Ghost World
  111. Bernie Mac in Ocean's Eleven
  112. Bob Balaban in Ghost World
  113. J.K. Simmons in The Mexican
  114. Aaron Eckhart in The Pledge
  115. Tom Felton in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  116. William H. Macy in Jurassic Park III
  117. Steve Buscemi in Domestic Disturbance
  118. Eddie Murphy in Shrek
  119. Hayden Christensen in Life as A House
  120. Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  121. Matt Damon in Ocean's Eleven
  122. Dominic Monaghan in The Fellowship of the Ring
  123. Don Cheadle in Ocean's Eleven
  124. Oded Fehr in The Mummy Returns
  125. Vince Vaughn in Domestic Disturbance
  126. Joseph Fiennes in Enemy At the Gates
  127. Mark Ruffalo in The Last Castle
  128. Sam Robards in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  129. Rufus Sewell in A Knight's Tale
  130. Jon Voight in Ali
  131. Arnold Vosloo in The Mummy Returns
  132. Jamie Foxx in Ali
  133. Iain Glen in Tomb Raider
  134. Richard Roxburgh in Moulin Rouge!
  135. Alessandro Nivola in Jurassic park III
  136. John Hannah in The Mummy Returns
  137. Trevor Morgan in Jurassic Park III
  138. Freddie Boath in The Mummy Returns
  139. John Leguizamo in Moulin Rouge!
Next Year: 1975 Supporting

9 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