Monday, 17 June 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1980: Results

5. Anthony Hopkins in The Elephant Man- Hopkins gives a good performance making the most out of his relatively simple character and bringing to life the complexities of the character where they exist.

Best Scene: Treves first sees the Elephant Man.
4. Jack Thompson in Breaker Morant- Thompson has a simple but showy role bringing the emotional punch to his courtroom scenes.

Best Scene:  Major J.F. Thomas's summation.
3. Donald Sutherland in Ordinary People- Sutherland gives an understated and moving turn showing the attempt of a man to hold his life as well as his family together after a terrible tragedy.

Best Scene: Calvin confronts Beth.
2. Edward Woodward in Breaker Morant- Woodward gives an excellent performance showing a courageous gentlemanly soldier, whose capable of horrible deeds.

Best Scene: Morant tells the court of rule 303.
1.Tatsuya Nakadai in Kagemusha- Nakadai gives an amazing performance playing two characters brilliantly one a cunning war lord, and the other an impersonator who has a difficult journey of pretending to be the other man. I am going to face all the wraith of meddling with the grand scheme of things and go my own way this year altogether. I have a confession to make which is watching Ordinary People again really made me lose a lot of my enthusiasm for Timothy Hutton's performance. I still think he is great, but actually watching it this time Donald Sutherland left the bigger impression on me. As for Robert De Niro I do believe his performance is tremendous but its never been a performance that I love. Therefore my very personal win goes to Tatsuya Nakadai.

Best Scene: The Lord and Kagemusha meet for the first time. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Tatsuya Nakadai in Kagemusha
  2. John Hurt in The Elephant Man
  3. Robert De Niro in Raging Bull
  4. Edward Woodward in Breaker Morant
  5. Donald Sutherland in Ordinary People
  6. Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People
  7. Jack Thompson in Breaker Morant
  8. Lee Marvin in The Big Red One
  9. Anthony Hopkins in The Elephant Man
  10. George C. Scott in Changeling
  11. Burt Lancaster in Atlantic City
  12. Tommy Lee Jones in Coal Miner's Daughter
  13. William Hurt in Altered States
  14. Paul Le Mat in Melvin and Howard 
  15. Mark Hamill in The Empire Strikes Back
  16. Christopher Reeve in Superman II 
  17. John Belushi in The Blues Brothers
  18. Jack Nicholson in The Shining   
  19. Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers
  20. Steve Railsback in The Stunt Man
  21. Robert Hays in Airplane
  22. Robin Williams in Popeye
  23. Sam J. Jones in Flash Gordon
  24. Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit II
  25. Jack Lemmon in Tribute 
  26. Michael O'Keefe in Caddyshack
Next Year: 1980 Supporting


Michael Patison said...

Pretty surprising final ranking. I had expected Hutton to win overall. I guess you didn't like him as much as before once you watched it for Sutherland. For Supporting:
Bryan Brown in Breaker Morant
Leslie Nielsen in Airplane!
Lewis Fitz-Gerald in Breaker Morant
James Earl Jones in The Empire Strikes Back
Harrison Ford in The Empire Strikes Back
Somebody from Caddyshack
Hector Elizondo in American Gigolo
Scott Wilson in The Ninth Configuration
Max von Sydow in Flash Gordon
Brian Blessed in Flash Gordon

Anonymous said...

Harrison Ford in The Empire Strikes Back
Terrence Stamp in Superman II
Leslie Nielsen in Airplane!
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase or Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack
Frank Oz in The Empire Strikes Back

Michael Patison said...

And Tsutomu Yamazaki in Kagemusha if that's what floats your boat.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

BRIAN BLESSED in Flash Gordon
Bill Murray in Caddyshack
Tsutomu Yamazaki in Kagemusha
Henry Gibson in The Blues Brothers
Cab Calloway in the Blues Brothers
Terrence Stamp in Superman II "KNNNEEEEEELLLL"

RatedRStar said...

Tsutomu Yamazaki - Kagemusha
Terence Stamp - Superman II
Max Von Sydow - Flash Gordon
Scott Wilson - The Ninth Configuration
Bryan Brown - Breaker Morant

Paoloduncan said...

Harrison Ford - The Empire Strikes Back
Bill Murray - Caddyshack

Anonymous said...

Gene Hackman and Terrence Stamp in Superman 2.

Grady Tripp said...

Dabney Coleman - Nine to Five
Michael Caine - Dressed to Kill
Charles Grodin - Seems Like Old Times

Grady Tripp said...

So... where did Bob Hoskins go? Have you moved him to 1981 for some reason? (I see that you put 1981 in the header, but I still wonder why you reviewed him here without putting him in the overall ranking.)

Maciej said...

1.Leslie Nielsen - Airplane!
2.Scatman Crothers - The Shining
3.Harrison Ford - The Empire Strikes Back
4.Bill Murray - Caddyshack

Louis Morgan said...

Grady Tripp: I reviewed him because I thought his film had an 1980 non festival release, but apparently it did not. I did not include him in the overall ranking because he will be included in 1981 ranking later.

mrripley said...

levon helm coal miner's daughter please a small lovely performance of a doting dad.

Psifonian said...

1. Freddie Jones, The Elephant Man
2. Mark Hamill, The Big Red One
3. Leslie Nielsen, Airplane!
4. Harrison Ford, The Empire Strikes Back
5. John Gielgud, The Elephant Man