Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1999

And the Nominees Were Not:

Brad Pitt in Fight Club

Edward Norton in Fight Club

Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon

Forest Whitaker in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai


Guy Pearce in Ravenous

22 comments:

Matt Mustin said...

Predictions
1. Carrey
2. Pitt
3. Norton
4. Whitaker
5. Pearce

Psifonian said...

1. Carrey
2. Whitaker
3. Pearce
4. Pitt
5. Norton

Can't stand "Fight Club."

Michael Patison said...

1. Jim Carrey
2. Forest Whitaker
3. Brad Pitt
4. Edward Norton
5. Guy Pearce

Mark said...

1. Pitt
2. Norton
3. Carrey
4. Pearce
5. Whitaker

Can I get three predictions in a row correct? Eh, probably not, but I can't wait to see the reviews for Pitt and Norton.

Maciej said...

1.Carrey
2.Norton
3.Pitt
4.Whitaker
5.Pearce

Lezlie said...

Hi!

1. Jim Carrey
2. Forest Whitaker
3. Guy Pearce
4. Edward Norton
5. Brad Pitt

moviefilm said...

1) Jim Carrey (such a genuine performance! )
2) Edward Norton
3) Brad Pitt
4) Forest Whitaker
5) Guy Pearce

Kevin said...

1) Carrey
2) Pitt
3) Whitaker
4) Norton
5) Pearce

Hate putting Pearce last as I really like Ravenous

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My guess:

1. Pitt
2. Norton
3. Whitaker
4. Pearce
5. Carrey

@Psifonian: Why? Fight Club is my third favorite movie of all time.

Psifonian said...

I just find it to be utterly unlikable as a film and a story. I like Fincher and Palahniuk a great deal, but this collaboration of ideas just really didn't gel for me. Norton was okay but it's easily my least favorite leading performance of his, Pitt was fine but I didn't find his Tyler Durden all that charismatic, Bonham Carter was ridiculous, and it was just generally off-putting (and not in the way they intended). It's kind of like my problems with "The Shining": I respect what the filmmaker was going for, but it didn't work for me and I think it's the worst of that filmmaker's canon.

Its insanely overrated status doesn't help matters, but that doesn't reflect on my judgment of the film itself.

RatedRStar said...

1)Jim Carrey
2)Edward Norton
3)Brad Pitt
4)Forest Whitaker
5)Guy Pearce

JackiBoyz said...

1)Jim Carrey
2)Forest Whitaker
3)Guy Pearce
4)Brad Pitt
5)Edward Norton

mrripley said...

I THINK IT'S A SHAME MATT DAMON ISN'T HERE OR A LEFT OF CENTRE CHOICE LIKE T/STAMP IN THE LIMEY.

Anonymous said...

Mrripley: I think Guy Pearce is a pretty out there choice.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@Psifonian: Well allow me to defend the film. I think the film is insanely brilliant. It has a very dark, misanthropic style to it that I can understand rubbing people the wrong way. Bu the thing is I think its satire has timeless relevancy. Tyler Durden serving as the nameless narrator's wish to be masculine along with the idiotic "Space Monkeys" that follow them is a brilliant mockery of our chauvinistic society and men's constant, futile attempts to assert "manliness". As someone who always found the "manly" mindset annoying as hell all of my childhood, this film was a riot for me.

The other thing is that it gets better every time I watch it. It's use of foreshadowing would make Robert Towne proud. It's framed in a perfect way so that the twist is not only plausible but still shocking for first time viewers. As for carter, I didn't like her or her character the first time I watched it, but re-watches allowed me to see her as a victim of the Narrator/Tyler's callousness.

Also, how the hell can this be Norton's worst leading role when Death to Smootchy and the unbearably racist Pride and Glory exist? Same goes for Fincher when Alien 3 exists.

bondfan said...

1. Carrey
2. Pearce
3. Whitaker
4. Pitt
5. Norton

RatedRStar said...

Alien 3 is like the most depressing looking film ever lol

Michael McCarthy said...

1. Jim Carrey
2. Brad Pitt
3. Forest Whitaker
4. Edward Norton
5. Guy Pearce

I wouldn't mind Pitt winning this one at all, I found Tyler Durden to be the most interesting character he's ever played. I'm gonna go with Carrey partly because he was my childhood idol, but he also happened to nail it as Kaufman.

Michael McCarthy said...

Ahhhhh I completely forgot about Willem Dafoe in The Boondock Saints! I'm not sure which category I'd put him in, but he definitely deserves a view.

Psifonian said...

I actually prefer "Alien 3" over "Aliens," so what do I know?

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

... Da fuq?

Lezlie said...

The only good part of Alien 3 was Charles Dance imho.