Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1994: Results

5. Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction- Willis utilizes his usual on screen persona effectively in a role that suits it.

Best Scene: Butch saves Marcellus.
4. Bob Gunton in The Shawshank Redemption- Gunton gives a terrific performance portraying the evil Warden viciously yet never comprising the "proper" manner of his character.

Best Scene: Warden Norton threatens Andy in the hole.  
3. Gary Oldman in Leon: The Professional- Oldman is one flamboyant fireball here delivering a delicious performance as a corrupt DEA agent with almost no scruples.

Best Scene: Stansfield murders Mathilda's family. 
2. Raul Julia in Street Fighter- I give Julia the edge over Oldman as Julia seemed to give his performance all on his own accord since his film otherwise is pretty bad. Julia though is insanely entertaining in his brilliantly over the top turn as General M. Bison.

Best Scene: (This was a hard choice to make) The Bisonopolis Speech.
1. James Whitmore in The Shawshank Redemption- James Whitmore gives a very powerful and heartbreaking performance as a man whose been so institutionalized by prison that he fears the outside world.

Best Scene: Brooks's Letter
Overall Rank:
  1. Martin Landau in Ed Wood
  2. James Whitmore in The Shawshank Redemption
  3. Raul Julia in Street Fighter
  4. Gary Oldman in Leon: The Professional
  5. Bob Gunton in The Shawshank Redemption
  6. Christopher Walken in Pulp Fiction
  7. Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction
  8. Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction
  9. Clancy Brown in The Shawshank Redemption 
  10. Jeremy Irons in The Lion King 
  11. Ian Holm in The Madness of King George
  12. Richard Attenborough in Miracle on 34th Street
  13. William Sadler in The Shawshank Redemption
  14. Gary Sinise in Forrest Gump
  15. Paul Scofield in Quiz Show
  16. Dennis Hopper in Speed
  17. Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction
  18. Chazz Palminteri in Bullets Over Broadway
  19. David Paymer in Quiz Show
  20. Willem Dafoe in Clear and Present Danger
  21. Jim Broadbent in Bullets Over Broadway
  22. Bill Hunter in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  23. James Garner in Maverick
  24. Tim Roth in Pulp Fiction
  25. Bill Murray in Ed Wood
  26. Jeffrey Jones in Ed Wood
  27. Kevin Spacey in Iron Will
  28. Paul Newman in The Hudsucker Proxy
  29. George Steele in Ed Wood
  30. James Earl Jones in The Lion King
  31. Danny Aiello in Leon: The Professional
  32. Mark Rolston in The Shawshank Redemption 
  33. Jack Palance in City Slickers II
  34. Jeff Daniels in Speed
  35. Jeffrey DeMunn in The Shawshank Redemption
  36. Charles Durning in The Hudsucker Proxy
  37. James Coburn in Maverick
  38. Eric Stoltz in Pulp Fiction
  39. Martin Scorsese in Quiz Show
  40. Rupert Graves in The Madness of King George
  41. Peter Greene in Pulp Fiction
  42. Mike Starr in Dumb and Dumber
  43. Joe Viterelli in Bullets Over Broadway
  44. Robert Englund in Wes Craven's New Nightmare
  45. Peter Riegert in The Mask
  46. Frank Whaley in Pulp Fiction
  47. Gill Bellows in The Shawshank Redemption
  48. Mike Starr in Ed Wood
  49. Bill Cobbs in The Hudsucker Proxy
  50. Duane Whitaker in Pulp Fiction
  51. Malcolm McDowell in Star Trek Generations
  52. Judge Reinhold in The Santa Clause
  53. Peter Green in The Mask
  54. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Nobody's Fool
  55. Jeroen Krabbé in Immortal Beloved
  56. Christopher McDonald in Quiz Show 
  57. Max Casella in Ed Wood
  58. Roshan Seth in Street Fighter
  59. Alfred Molina in Maverick 
  60. David Krumholtz in The Santa Clause 
  61. Brent Spiner in Star Trek Generations
  62. Bruce Willis in Nobody's Fool
  63. Bill Paxton in True Lies
  64. Joaquim de Almeida in Clear and Present Danger
  65. Tom Arnold in True Lies
  66. Wes Studi in Street Fighter
  67. Art Malik in True Lies
  68. Mykelti Williamson in Forrest Gump 
  69. John Mahoney in The Hudsucker Proxy
  70. Michael Ironside in The Next Karate Kid
  71. Tone Loc in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  72. Pat Morita in The Next Karate Kid
  73. Charles Rocket in Dumb and Dumber
  74. Hank Azaria in Quiz Show 
  75. Donald Moffat in Clear and Present Danger
  76. Jim True-Frost in The Hudsucker Proxy
  77. Dylan Walsh in Nobody's Fool
  78. Jaye Davidson in Stargate
  79. Eric Lloyd in The Santa Clause
  80. The Rest of the Cast of Street Fighter
  81. Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction
  82. Michael Cavalieri in The Next Karate Kid
Next Year: 1943 lead


RatedRStar said...

Joseph Cotten - Shadow Of A Doubt
Henry Fonda - The Ox Bow Incident
Roger Livesey - The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp
Claude Rains - The Phantom Of The Opera
Franchot Tone - Five Graves To Cairo

RatedRStar said...

I might be being a bit too optimistic on um one of those performances (I hope its not too obvious who) lol but ill say that I thought he gave it his all despite his film having some problems.

Michael Patison said...

Don Ameche in Heaven Can Wait
Joseph Cotten in Shadow of a Doubt
Henry Fonda in The Ox-Bow Incident
Charles Laughton in This Land Is Mine
Roger Livesey in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Franchot Tone in Five Graves to Cairo

Mark said...

Louis, what's your favorite movie of 1994? My guess for you would be Ed Wood.

Michael McCarthy said...

Hi Louis! I've been following your blog for a while but this is my first time actually commenting. I think it's awesome.

I definitely think Joseph Cotten should win 1943, but I definitely think you should also review Henry Fonda in Ox-Bow incident and Roger Livesey in Colonel Blimp, and maybe Joel McCrea in The More the Merrier.

Louis Morgan said...

Mark: As favorites go your guess would be correct.

Michael M: Thank you, thanks for the comment and your recommendations.

Michael Patison said...

Is that what you would give Best Picture as well?

Louis Morgan said...

No, I would have to give that to Shawshank Redemption which is my second favorite film of the year anyway.

JamDenTel said...

I don't think Tarantino's performance in PF is that bad, if just because he's playing a deliberately irritating person. It's obvious Jules is only tolerating his company out of necessity. Certainly not a great performance, but I think it works in the scheme of the movie.

RatedRStar said...

actually This Land Is Mine seems like an interesting choice.

Interesting fact, Claude Rains and Charles Laughton were bitter enemies in real life lol despite Rains once being his acting teacher.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@ Louis: Funny, we have the same situation. Ed Wood is my favorite of 1994, but I'd give Best Picture to Shawshank. The only time I'd ever do something like that too.

Michael Patison said...

I just realized that Sinise, with a rating of 3, is in your Top 10, which is really sad in a year as late as 1994, so here's a few performances, of which I seen few if any, that may be able to unseat him.

somebody in Legends of the Fall (I can't really tell who the lead vs. supporting players are, thought Anthony Hopkins seems the most likely supporting candidate)
Ian Holm in The Madness of King George (BAFTA probably just nomming a revered Brit, but I thought I'd just throw it out there)
John Hannah in Four Weddings and a Funeral (I know you said you didn't find anything too special, but I really like this movie and think he's the best part, especially toward the end in the funeral scene, which I feel makes his performance at least a strong 3)
Kevin Bacon in The River Wild (he got a Globe nom)
The Paper (I don't know whether the cast members would be considered all leading or what, nor how good they are, but the movie got reasonably good reviews)
James Garner in Maverick (not sure if he's supporting or lead, but James Coburn might surprise in a definite supporting role)
somebody from Natural Born Killers (Robert Downey, Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Rodney Dangerfield, or Tom Sizemore)
Mikhail Ulyanov in The Master and the Margarita (I have no idea of the film's quality, but the novel is stunning, and Pontius Pilate is a fascinating character in the novel; Valentin Gaft, if simultaneously charming and frightening, would also be good, but, again, I haven't seen it)
Nicholas Turturro in Federal Hill (Independent Spirit)
in Fresh (Independent Spirit)
Larry Pine or Andre Gregory in Vanya on 42nd Street (Independent Spirit)
Joe Pesci in With Honors (seems a pretty poor film, but Pesci, evidently, is pretty good)
Christopher Plummer in Wolf

The War might also be an interesting film to watch for Elijah Wood's performance, even though I know his chances of making the lead top 10 are slim to none.

Michael Patison said...

Oops! I didn't see Holm.