Friday, 2 August 2013

Alternate Best Actor 2002: Results

5. Edward Norton in 25th Hour- Edward Norton gives a solid performance, but never one that stands above his film.

Best Scene: Monty speaks with his father.
4. Ralph Fiennes in Spider- Fiennes gives an uncompromising performance delving into the instability of a deranged man.

Best Scene: Cleg tries to reenact his mother's murder.
3. Robin Williams in One Hour Photo-Williams reigns in himself completely giving an nerving yet sympathetic turn as a lonely man with an unhealthy obsession.

Best Scene: Sy's outburst at the police.
2. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in Infernal Affairs- Leung gives an endearing and moving portrayal of a cop worn away by pretending to be criminal for far too long.

Best Scene: The two moles meet.
1. Ray Liotta in Narc- My win goes to Ray Liotta surprisingly heartbreaking turn as efficient cop who is willing to break too many rules to do what he believes is the right thing. 

Best Scene: Oak recounts what really happened in the tunnel.
Overall Rank:
  1. Ray Liotta in Narc
  2. Adrien Brody in The Pianist
  3. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in Infernal Affairs
  4. Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt
  5. Nicolas Cage in Adaptation
  6. Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York 
  7. Andy Lau in Infernal Affairs 
  8. Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later 
  9. Robin Williams in One Hour Photo
  10. Ralph Fiennes in Spider
  11. Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can 
  12. Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love
  13. Sam Rockwell in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  14. Tom Hanks in Road to Perdition
  15. Tom Cruise in Minority Report
  16. Viggo Mortensen in The Two Towers
  17. Al Pacino in Insomnia 
  18. Michael Caine in The Quiet American
  19. Mel Gibson in Signs
  20. Jason Patric in Narc
  21. Edward Norton in 25th Hour
  22. Derek Luke in Antwone Fisher 
  23. Elijah Wood in The Two Towers
  24. Tyler Hoechlin in Road to Perdition
  25. Song Kang-Ho in Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  26. Rupert Everette in The Importance of Being Earnest
  27. Shin Ha-kyun in Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  28. Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears
  29. Guy Pearce in The Time Machine
  30. James Caviezel in The Count of Monte Cristo 
  31. Colin Firth in The Importance of Being Earnest
  32. Daniel Radcliffe in The Chamber of Secrets 
  33. Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man
  34. Leonardo DiCaprio in Gangs of New York
  35. Richard Gere in The Mothman Prophecies
  36. Kevin Bacon in Trapped
  37. Nicolas Cage in Windtalkers
  38. Colin Farrell in Hart's War
  39. Robin Williams in Death to Smoochy
  40. Ewan McGregor in Attack of the Clones 
  41. Edward Norton in Death to Smoochy
  42. Mike Myers in Goldmember
  43. Stuart Townsend in Trapped
  44. Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day
  45. Tim Allen in The Santa Clause 2
  46. Will Smith in Men in Black 2 
  47. Adam Beach in Windtalkers
  48. Adam Sandler in Mr. Deeds
  49. Hayden Christensen in Attack of the Clones
Next Year: 2002 Supporting

22 comments:

Lezlie said...

Andy Serkis - The Two Towers
Leandro Firmino - City of God
for fun: Kenneth Branagh in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets :P

RatedRStar said...

Mads Mikkelsen - Open Hearts
Robin Williams - Insomnia
Andy Serkis - The Two Towers
Kenneth Branagh - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Brendan Gleeson - 28 Days Later

Lezlie said...

Am I the only one who didn't like 28 Days Later?

Anonymous said...

Dennis Quaid in Far From Heaven
Andy Serkis- LOTR
Robin Williams- Insomnia
Barry Pepper- 25th Hour

moviefilm said...

Please, Richard Gere in Chicago. :)
I also add some suggestions:
Alfred Molina - Frida
Andy Serkis - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Dennis Quaid - Far From Heaven

Psifonian said...

Hot damn! Liotta won out! *cheers*

Brendan Gleeson - 28 Days Later
Bernard Hill - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Andy Serkis - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Jude Law - Road to Perdition
Daniel Craig - Road to Perdition

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Dennis Quaid in Far From Heaven
Robin Williams in Insomnia
Andy Serkis in The Two Towers
Richard Gere in Chicago
Dennis Haysbert in far From Heaven

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Quaid is a MUST. Easily his best performance.

RatedRStar said...

if Richard Gere gets nominated im pretty sure he is the one that's gonna finish last in that absolutely dire film Chicago so I guess it ll make the prediction a bit easier lol.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Gere is by and far the only good thing about Chicago. In a musical with shockingly joyless performances, he's the only one that seems to have anything resembling fun in the cast. Yes, he's not the best singer, but he's having so much fun with the role it's not hard to have fun with him. By the way, this is coming from someone who normally doesn't like him either.

Anonymous said...

Andy Serkis in The Two Towers
Robin Williams in Insomnia
Dennis Quaid in Far From Heaven
Tom Hanks in Catch Me If You Can (arguably co-lead)
Richard Gere in Chicago

Maciej said...

Alfred Molina - Frida
Willem Dafoe - Spider-Man
Dennis Quaid - Far From Heaven
Ralph Fiennes - Red Dragon
Richard Gere - Chicago

RatedRStar said...

Louis can I ask what did you make of the film Limelight(1952), since I might watch it sometime, would you recommend it?

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar: I thought it was an enjoyable and moving film so I would definitely recommend it.

RatedRStar said...

thanks =).

Anonymous said...

Would you guys consider Tom Hanks co-lead or supporting in Catch Me If You Can? I'm leading towards co-lead.

Anonymous said...

*leaning towards.

Louis Morgan said...

Well I suppose he's right on the border considering he has a great deal of screen time, and scenes from his perspective, but he is always secondary and reactionary to DiCaprio's character. It's a bit of a toss up really, but I guess I'll put him in supporting I guess.....

Michael McCarthy said...

Hey, I wasn't as far off as I thought! I mostly just underestimated Leung and overestimated Fiennes, I was pretty spot on otherwise. Anyway, here are my picks:

Andy Serkis-The Two Towers
Dennis Quaid-Far From Heaven
Ralph Fiennes-Red Dragon
Alfred Molina-Frida
Robin Williams-Insomnia

Other ones I liked are George clooney in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Denzel Washington in Antwone Fisher, Daniel Craig in Road to Perdition, and Willem Dafoe in Spider-Man because why not.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

To all requesting Defoe: For God's sake, WHY? He wasn't even funny hammy, he was just hammy.

Anonymous said...

koook: He wasn't supposed to be funny. He's just fun to watch. My favourite from the cast is J.K. Simmons, though.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

THAT I can agree on. Simmons was a riot.