Sunday, 23 June 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1980: Results

5. Mark Hamill in The Big Red One- Hamill plays his character well and has stand out moments even within the vignette nature of the film.

Best Scene: The Concentration Camp.
4. Harrison Ford in The Empire Strikes Back- Ford gives one of his best action hero performances making Han Solo the great hero he should be.

Best Scene: "I Know".
3. Leslie Nielsen in Airplane!- Nielsen gives an one note performance of utter comedic brilliance, being incredibly funny by playing his part as deadly serious as possible.

Best Scene: "I am serious and don't call me Shirley".
2. Bryan Brown in Breaker Morant- Brown gives an effective performance finding his own place in the film as the soldier whose rough exterior hides a deeper sadness.

Best Scene: Hancock writes his farewell letter to his wife.
1. Tsutomu Yamazaki in Kagemusha- Good Prediction Maciej. Well I've come to the conclusion that Tsutomu Yamazaki is the greatest actor to have a Wikipedia page with no more than three sentences. Once again he delivers an incredible supporting performance. He always finds a way to stand out even when he is in a group of actors. Yamazaki gives a great supporting performance that plays off of and supports Tatsuya Nakadai's lead performance beautifully.

Best Scene: Nobukado predicts the fate of Kagemusha.
Overall Rank:
  1. Joe Pesci in Raging Bull
  2. Tsutomu Yamzaki in Kagemusha
  3. Peter O'Toole in The Stunt Man
  4. Bryan Brown in Breaker Morant
  5. Leslie Nielsen in Airplane!
  6. Harrison Ford in The Empire Strikes Back
  7. Mark Hamill in The Big Red One
  8. Freddie Jones in The Elephant Man 
  9. Robert Stack in Airplane!
  10. Brian Blessed in Flash Gordon 
  11. Bill Murray in Caddyshack
  12. Lewis Fitz-Gerald in Breaker Morant
  13. Jason Robards in Melvin and Howard
  14. James Earl Jones in The Empire Strikes Back 
  15. John Gielgud in The Elephant Man
  16. Gene Hackman in Superman II
  17. Lloyd Bridges in Airplane!
  18. Levon Helm in Coal Miner's Daughter
  19. Max von Sydow in Flash Gordon
  20. Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back
  21. Timothy Dalton in Flash Gordon
  22. Michael Caine in Dressed to Kill  
  23. Henry Gibson in The Blues Brothers
  24. Terence Stamp in Superman II
  25. Scatman Crothers in The Shining
  26. Cab Calloway in The Blues Brothers
  27. Philip Stone in The Shining
  28. Peter Graves in Airplane!
  29. Melvyn Douglas in Changeling
  30. John Candy in The Blues Brothers
  31. Judd Hirsch in Ordinary People
  32. Frank Vincent in Raging Bull
  33. Allen Garfield in The Stunt Man
  34. Robert Carradine in The Big Red One
  35. Frank Oz in The Empire Strikes Back
  36. Kenichi Hagiwara in Kagemusha 
  37. Siegfried Rauch in The Big Red One
  38. Topol in Flash Gordon
  39. Chevy Chase in Caddyshack
  40. Keith Gordon in Dressed to Kill 
  41. Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack
  42. Anthony Daniels in The Empire Strikes Back
  43. Dennis Franz in Dressed to Kill
  44. Danny Lloyd in The Shining 
  45. Alex Rocco in The Stunt Man
  46. Bob Balaban in Altered States
  47. Jinpachi Nezu in Kagemusha
  48. Jackie Gleason in Smokey and the Bandit II
  49. John Marley in Tribute
  50. Ted Knight in Caddyshack
  51. Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit II
  52. Stephen Stucker in Airplane!
  53. Charles Haid in Altered States
  54. Robby Benson in Tribute
Next Year: 1952 lead

25 comments:

Michael Patison said...

Michael Denison in The Importance of Being Earnest
Michael Redgrave in The Importance of Being Earnest
Spencer Tracy in Pat and Mike
John Wayne in The Quiet Man

Anonymous said...

Suggestions for 1952
John Wayne in The Quiet Man
Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain
Takashi Shimura in Ikiru
Michael Redgrave in The Imortance of Being Earnest
Orson Welles in Othello

Maciej said...

Hurray! :D

Ok, so my request would be the inclusion of Jonathan Pryce's incredible performance in "Carrington" for '95 leading actor.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

John Wayne in The Quiet Man
Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain
Takashi Shimura in Ikiru
Michael Denison in The Importance of Being Earnest
Michael Redgrave in The Importance of Being Earnest

RatedRStar said...

John Wayne - The Quiet Man
James Mason - 5 Fingers
Takashi Shimura - Ikiru
Orson Welles - Othello
Michael Redgrave - The Importance Of Being Earnest

RatedRStar said...

I feel kinda privileged to have John Waynes characters last name in The Quiet Man =D.

Michael Patison said...

I completely didn't think about Shimura in Ikiru.

RatedRStar said...

I think with certain years its usually easier for a few comments to go on first if your not sure or cant remember certain nominees so that when you see others putting nominees down you kinda go " oh ye him I totally forgot about him" =D.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

For the record, if you review anyone in The Importance of Being Earnest, I'd prefer if you review Denison over Redgrave. Denison is less of a name, for sure. He's also the funnier of the two.

RatedRStar said...

ive never seen Importance to be fair lol the other four I mentioned were the only ones id seen so I had to quickly mention a 5th nominee so lol =D.

Michael Patison said...

I haven't seen the Redgrave version, but I have seen the version with Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, and Judi Dench (I think it was a 2002 release) and I thought both lead male roles to be of approximately equal comedic value.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Disagree there. I thought Everett ATE Firth. Huh. Maybe I just like the role of Algernon more.

Michael Patison said...

Some others might be:
Carlo Battisti in Umberto D.
Dirk Bogarde in Hunted
Charlie Chaplin in Limelight
Claude Dauphin in Le Plaisir
Kirk Douglas in The Big Sky
Alec Guinness in The Card/The Promoter
Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain
Burt Lancaster in Come Back, Little Sheba
James Mason in 5 Fingers
Ray Milland in The Thief
Laurence Olivier in Carrie
Gregory Peck in The Snows of Kilimanjaro
GĂ©rard Philipe in Les Belles de nuit
Georges Poujouly in Forbidden Games
Ralph Richardson in The Sound Barrier
Gilbert Roland in My Six Convicts
Robert Ryan in Clash by Night
Alberto Sordi in The White Sheik
James Stewart in Bend of the River
Leopoldo Trieste in The White Sheik
Orson Welles in Othello

Also, this is a supporting performance, and I have absolutely no idea how good or bad it is as I've never seen it, but I didn't want to forget it:
Toshiro Mifune in The Life of Oharu

Michael Patison said...

I didn't say anything about the performances, I meant the parts themselves. I actually preferred Everett as well. I meant that the parts, as written, seemed to me to be of more or less equal comedic value. That being said, I could have judged that poorly or it could just be that Algernon has been better performed in both cases.

RatedRStar said...

Louis, you know when you decide the nominees, what factors do you usually take into account, and for some reason whenever the nominees appear I always imagine Louis being like a wise old monk announcing the nominees like the academy do lol haha =D.

Michael Patison said...

To tack on to RatedRStar's comment, how much time to you spend looking at films in a given year to figure out which performances to review? Also, how many performances do you usually have selected to review before you see our recommendations?

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@Michael: Yeah, in both cases the actors revel in the role of Algernon. Where Everett played it more deadpan and portrayed him as a lovable rogue, Denison basically portrayed Algernon as a troll and damn proud of it. Both resulted in the most laughs.

RatedRStar said...

also this is for everyone, does anybody get really upset like I do when a performance doesn't get nominated for an Oscar, does anybody like, take it to heart like I do and get almost, like depressed about it lol.

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar, Michael: You would not want an old monk to reveal his tricks would you?

Seriously though I take in a number of factors to determine the five. One always being my perceived choice for the year (that can often change through the course of the reviews though). I of course take everyone's suggestions, and recommendations. I always also try to keep in mind the major perceived snubs, I don't always do that though if I feel it is an uninteresting performance though. I usually include a performance if it is considered all time great. I usually research the roles/films a bit to see which ones interest me the most, or to see if it is a particularly interesting role for a certain performer.

I don't know the exact amount of time, but when I feel comfortable with a set of five. I usually only have only one or two that I am sure I will pick before seeing everyone's recommendations.

Mark said...

Louis, how wuld you rank James Earl Jones' performance in TESB among all voice over performances? For me, I think it's the greatest of them all, though I'm biased because Darth Vader is one of my favorite movie characters.

Louis Morgan said...

Well his vocal performance is definitely a good one that is why I ranked him 14 here, but I haven't really thought about my favorite voice over performances.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

In terms of voice acting, I have a VERY high opinion for Robby Benson's work in Beauty and the Beast. It wasn't just the shock value of hearing a 70's/80's heart-throb who's screen work usually was mediocre at best do THAT voice. It was the fact that he found every nuance, every pitch to find the humanity in his character.

Similarly, I recommend the recently deceased James Gandolfini's voice work as Carol in Where the Wild Things Are. While I have some issues with the film itself (Just how appropriate is it to analyze Sendak's book as a dark metaphor?) Gandolifini's work was excellent. Another example of an actor finding every single nuance in the character without ever showing his face.

Grady Tripp said...

You used to rate Peter O'Toole's performance ****, but now he's **** 1/2? (Just comparing results!)

Louis Morgan said...

Change from looking at him from a lead performance to a supporting one.

Grady Tripp said...

Oh, of course! I should've guessed that. Keep up the good work!