Friday, 12 July 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1994: Results

5. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in Chungking Express- Tony Leung gives a nice charming performance even if it is fairly simplistic.

Best Scene The Cop reveals he has bought the snack shop.
4. Ralph Fiennes in Quiz Show- Fiennes gives a strong performance showing both the man performing to become a media sensation, but as well the very well real man whose fairly reasonable desires suck him into creating the false image of himself.

Best Scene: Charles Van Doren confesses to his father.
3. Johnny Depp in Ed Wood-Depp gives a very good performance by creating a genuine character who always stays optimistic no matter how bad he is at his true passion.

Best Scene: Ed talks Bela out of suicide. 
2. Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption- Robbins gives a great performance where he works with the film to create some truly beautiful scenes throughout.

Best Scene: Andy tells Red how he "killed" his wife.
1. Gary Oldman in Immortal Beloved- This one was difficult for me to choose this is one where I won't say this is necessarily final Robbins who is great in a great film, Oldman is a my winner who is great in a sometimes problematic film. Oldman overcomes his film's problems creating a fascinating portrait of Ludvig Van Beethoven, and he manages to be compelling even when the film itself falters.

Best Scene: Beethoven on his death bed. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Gary Oldman in Immortal Beloved
  2. Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption
  3. Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction 
  4. Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption
  5. Nigel Hawthorne in The Madness of King George
  6. Johnny Depp in Ed Wood
  7. Ralph Fiennes in Quiz Show
  8. Ben Kingsley in Death and the Maiden
  9. Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber 
  10. John Travolta in Pulp Fiction
  11. Takeshi Kaneshiro in Chungking Express
  12. Paul Newman in Nobody's Fool
  13. Terence Stamp in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  14. Jean Reno in Leon: The Professional
  15. Tony Leung Chiu Wai in Chungking Express
  16. Guy Pearce in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  17. Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber
  18. Hugo Weaving in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  19. Mel Gibson in Maverick
  20. John Turturro in Quiz Show
  21. Philippe Noiret in Il Postino
  22. Jim Carrey in The Mask
  23. Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
  24. Harrison Ford in Clear and Present Danger 
  25. Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and A Funeral
  26. Patrick Stewart in Star Trek Generations
  27. Tim Allen in The Santa Clause  
  28. Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun 3 1/3
  29. Keanu Reeves in Speed 
  30. Stuart Wilson in Death and the Maiden
  31. Kurt Russell in Stargate
  32. Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies
  33. Tim Robbins in The Hudsucker Proxy
  34. Rob Morrow in Quiz Show
  35. John Cusack in Bullets Over Broadway
  36. Tim Robbins in IQ 
  37. Kenneth Branagh in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  38. Jason Scott Lee in The Jungle Book
  39. Jeff Bridges in Blown Away
  40. Massimo Troisi in Il Postino
  41. James Spader in Stargate 
  42. Mackenzie Astin in Iron Will
  43. Billy Crystal in City Slickers II
  44. Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura Pet Detective
  45. Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop III
  46. Alec Baldwin in The Shadow
  47. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Angels in The Outfield 
  48. Rick Moranis in Little Giants
  49. John Goodman in The Flintstones
  50. Macaulay Culkin in Richie Rich
  51. Jean Claude Van Damme in Street Fighter
  52. Macaulay Culkin in The Pagemaster
  53. Dylan McDermott in Miracle on 34th Street
  54. Luke Edwards in Little Big League
  55. Michael Patrick Carter in Milk Money
Next Year: 1994 Supporting


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

James Whitmore in The Shawshank Redemption
Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction
Paul Newman in The Hudsucker Proxy
Dennis Hopper in Speed
and "OF COURSE" Raul Julia in Street Fighter

Michael Patison said...

James Whitmore in The Shawshank Redemption
Bob Gunton in The Shawshank Redemption
Jeremy Irons in The Lion King
Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction
Gary Oldman in Léon: The Professional
Ian Hart in Backbeat

Michael Patison said...

Also, interesting you decided to put Samuel L. Jackson in supporting.

Anonymous said...

Jame Whitmore in The Shawshank Redemption
Gary Oldman in The Professional
Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction
...and that's all I got.

Anonymous said...

@Michael Pattison: I think he's definitely supporting. I think even Travolta could be argued as supporting seeing as how each segment has a different lead, really.

Louis Morgan said...

I say Jackson is on the border but I put him in supporting and Travolta lead because Travolta stars in two stories whereas Jackson only stars in one.

Michael Patison said...

Fair enough. I actually think I agree, especially if I use your reasoning. Travolta's really a pretty clear lead for me and Jackson's always been on the border but I've never gotten to the point where I put him in lead.

RatedRStar said...

Gary Oldman - Leon
James Whitmore - The Shawshank Redemption
Jeremy Irons - The Lion King
Raul Julia - Street Fighter
Christopher Eccelston - Shallow Grave

Maciej said...

Gary Oldman - Leon
Paul Newman - The Hudsucker Proxy
Bruce Willis - Pulp Fiction
Ving Rhames - Pulp Fiction
Harvey Keitel - Pulp Fiction

And I would love to you review Raul Julia in "Street Figther"!

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I'll play devil's advocate with Jackson and argue he's co-lead. Look at the breakdown this way:

The opening scene: Him and Travolta, sharing equal time.

Mia Wallace's story: Travolta's story all the way.

Meeting the cleaner: Again, shared equally.

The diner confrontation: This is where the line blurs. Yes, Travolta was in this scene. For about a minute with few lines. It's Jackson's time to shine. This is HIS portion of the movie. Yes, Travolta may have more screentime, but for me Jackson is an equal screen presence. He's also my win for Lead, though Robbins is hot on his heels.

Michael Patison said...

Did you forget about Robbins in The Hudsucker Proxy?

Louis Morgan said...

Actually I watched it after I posted the ranking, but I'll add him now.