Saturday, 29 March 2014

Alternate Best Actor 1986: Results

5. Gene Hackman in Hoosiers- Hackman avoids the cliched route instead giving a realistic yet still inspiring depiction of the coach of the underdogs.  

Best Scene: Norman Dale convinces Shooter to help out on the team.
4. Jeremy Irons in The Mission- Irons gives a very moving portrayal by making his character's goodness only ever come across as genuine and very poignant.

Best Scene: Gabriel argues for non-violence to Rodrigo.
3. Gary Oldman in Sid and Nancy- Oldman rather surprisingly gives a mostly quit and always believably portrayal of his drug addled character. The louder moments though are well earned and effective in bringing to life the unique stage presence of Sid Vicious.

Best Scene: "My Way"
2. Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast- Ford goes wildly against type and completely succeeds. He not only disappears into the role, but he well gives a very compelling depiction of the growing insanity of a man who can see nothing other his own personal vision.

Best Scene: Allie insists a Nuclear holocaust has occurred.
1. Jeff Golblum in The Fly- Jeff Goldblum gives a great performance. He certainly fulfills the requirements of becoming the monster, but most importantly he always brings the humanity in the process. He brings you into this man's story every step of the way and creating a truly tragic depiction of a man who went too far. My whole top five is especially strong with Ford, Oldman and Goldblum as well as the two Oscar nominated guys Woods and Hoskins all being deserving of the win. Really it's one of those cases though where I think a re-watch could sway it one way or another but right now I will have to go with the following ranking:

Best Scene: Seth after his "successful" use of the machine.

Overall Rank
  1. Bob Hoskins in Mona Lisa
  2. Jeff Goldblum in The Fly
  3. Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast
  4. James Woods in Salvador
  5. Gary Oldman in Sid and Nancy
  6. Jeremy Irons in The Mission
  7. Sean Connery in The Name of the Rose
  8. Gene Hackman in Hoosiers
  9. William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God
  10. Kyle MacLachlan in Blue Velvet
  11. Robert De Niro in The Mission
  12. Rick Moranis in Little Shop Horrors
  13. William Peterson in Manhunter 
  14. River Phoenix in Stand By Me
  15. Jeff Daniels in Something Wild
  16. Charlie Sheen in Platoon 
  17. River Phoenix in The Mosquito Coast
  18. Paul Newman in The Color of Money
  19. Kurt Russell in Big Trouble in Little China
  20. Pat Morita in The Karate Kid Part 2
  21. Will Wheaton in Stand By Me
  22. Barrie Ingham in The Great Mouse Detective
  23. Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  24. Tom Cruise in Top Gun
  25. Christopher Lambert in Highlander
  26. Steve Martin in Three Amigos
  27. Ralph Maccio in The Karate Kid Part 2
  28. William Shatner in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  29. Martin Short in Three Amigos
  30. Jeff Bridges in The Morning After
  31. Dexter Gordon in 'Round Midnight
  32. Tom Cruise in The Color of Money 
  33. Sylvester Stallone in Cobra
  34. Chevy Chase in Three Amigos
  35. Julian Sands in A Room With A View
  36. Eddie Murphy in The Golden Child
  37. Christian Slater in The Name of The Rose
  38. Steve Guttenberg in Short Circuit
  39. Fran├žois Cluzet in 'Round Midnight
  40. Thom Mathews in Friday the 13th Part VI
Next Year: 1986 Supporting


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet
Brian Cox in Manhunter
Tom Noonan in Manhunter
Steve Martin in Little Shop of Misleading Titles
Ray Liotta in Something Wild

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Also, both of Daniel Day-Lewis's performances and Levi Stubb's voice work in the ironically titled Little Shop of Horrors.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Alternatively, if you don't plan on reviewing Stubbs, ratings and thoughts.

Michael McCarthy said...

Can't wait to see a Little Shop review since I'm performing the show this weekend as Seymour :)

Anonymous said...

Thoughts/Ratings on:

Jeff Daniels in Something Wild

Charlie Sheen in Platoon

Julian Sands in A Room With A View

Anonymous said...

Dennis Hopper- Blue Velvet
Michael Caine- Mona Lisa
Daniel Day-Lewis- A Room with A View
Brian Cox- Manhunter

Michael Patison said...

For 1986 Supporting:
Daniel Auteuil in Jean de Florette
Brian Cox in Manhunter
Daniel Day-Lewis in A Room with a View
Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet
Ray Liotta in Something Wild
Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors

I recently saw part of Jack Nicholson's performance in the original Little Shop of Horrors and it looks like it'd be worth your time. I think you'd either find it entertaining or terrible.

I hope I didn't come off as being a jerk or pretentious when I commented about the Korean names earlier. I just wanted to make sure you knew in case you didn't and could be correct in the future. Do what you want, I'm not here to judge.

RatedRStar said...

Dennis Hopper - Blue Velvet
Steve Martin - Little Shop Of Horrors
Tom Noonan - Manhunter
Vincent Price - The Great Mouse Detective
Brian Cox - Manhunter

RatedRStar said...

On the Korean names, I can understand why Louis has the names in the standard way that the English language users would pronounce them, usually when I talk about the Hong Kong actors I usually look up how their names are pronounced in their own country, for example Andy Lau is pronounced Lau Tak Wah over there, and Tony Leung Chiu Wai is pronounced Leung Chiu Wai, but it sounds more awkward writing their names like that if ya get me lol.

Kevin said...

Dennis Hopper - Blue Velvet
Ray Liotta - Something Wild
Daniel Day Lewis - A Room With A View
Steve Martin - Little Shops of Horror
Brian Cox - Manhunter
Michael Caine - Mona Lisa
Tom Noonan - Manhunter

Michael Patison said...

RatedRStar: I completely understand. My only thing was that Korean stars don't have Anglicized names like Tony or Andy (at least none I known of. But still, if you were referring to Andy Lau or Tony Leung Chiu-Wai by their last names, it'd be Lau and Leung, not Tak-Wau and Chiu-Wai. That was my point. I wasn't trying to cause a fuss, but that's exactly what I seem to have done.

Paoloduncan said...

Obviously Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.
I suggest also Max Von Sydow for Hannah And Her Sisters

Kevin said...

Also Louis, what are your ratings and thoughts on Rossellini in Blue Velvet, Kurt Russell in Big Trouble in Little China and Death Proof, as well as the cast of Escape from New York?

RatedRStar said...

=D I assure you, that you havent caused a fuss lol, it was just an interesting discussion.

Anonymous said...

Also, thoughts and ratings on the cast of JFK please :)

mrripley said...

Any of the Stand my me quartet,i don't consider Phoenix a lead.

How about the Aliens men Biehn,Paxton,Henriksen or Reiser.

Raul Julia in The Morning After

luke higham said...

Dennis Hopper - Blue Velvet (Overall Winner)
Daniel Day Lewis - A Room with a View
Steve Martin - Little Shop of Horrors
Michael Caine - Mona Lisa
Tom Noonan or Brian Cox - Manhunter

houndtang said...

Cox in Manhunter - fascinating contrast and better than Hopkins in my book

luke higham said...

Louis: can I have your ratings on the casts of all 8 harry potter films.

Michael McCarthy said...

I think we all know that the only winner of 1986 best supporting can ONLY be Bill Paxton in Aliens. We might as well not suggest anyone else.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I'm in the minority of thinking Levi Stubbs was the standout of Little Shop of Recut Endings.

Michael McCarthy said...

The plant is always the standout, especially in that version where they really turned down the dark sides I all the characters, also since the 2 leads they cast weren't great singers. (Moranis was fine but just fine, Greene was just obnoxious)

RatedRStar said...

@Michael McCarthy: how do you reckon you will do/ or how do u think u have done =D doing Little Shop.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Funny, I honestly think the original/Director's Cut ending was needlessly cruel.

Psifonian said...

Hopper and Stockwell, Blue Velvet
Day-Lewis's double feature
McGinley in Platoon

Michael McCarthy said...

@Robert I completely disagree, I think that's what needed to happen. Seymour, as well-intentioned as he might have been, allowed people to be savagely killed for the sake of his own ambitions. The death of Audrey symbolized how he'd come to destroy everything he loved through the poor decisions he made, and his own demise by the plant was really what he deserved.

@Daniel The show's going to be really cool (even though it's super low-budget) because our cast is incredibly talented. All of Seymour's fit right into my vocal range so I'm not worried about that at all, and I'm really enjoying sinking my teeth into the character, especially his darker moments that are cut out of the film. It's being recorded, and put on youtube, so maybe some of you guys can judge for yourselves :)

RatedRStar said...

=D I would happily watch it, maybe Louis himself could review it lol haha.

Michael McCarthy said...

I'd be honored haha

Louis Morgan said...


Jeff Daniels in Something Wild - 4(With every new film I watch I am finding that I really don't care for Jonathan Demme as a director outside of The Silence of the Lambs. Anyway though Daniels is a good a fit for the average man role and handles his role well although it is Ray Liotta's show)

Charlie Sheen in Platoon - 4(Sheen is actually very solid as the man between good and evil even though he was underwhelming in the same type a role a year later in Wall Street. He is a good mediator though and pretty effectively shows the weight of the war and the story through his performance)

Julian Sands in A Room With A View - 2(A fairly wooden performance, and really rather problematic as Day-Lewis's character comes off as far more interesting.)


Rossellini in Blue Velvet - 5(An amazing performance. Extremely alluring yet completely harrowing in her depiction of her character's intense desperation)

Kurt Russell in Big Trouble in

Little China - 3.5(An enjoyable performance fitting his extremely entertaining film. His odd John Wayne impression works for his character particularly well)

Death Proof - 4(The only part of the film I liked. He brought the right menace and also some much needed for to the film through his entertaining performance)

Escape from New York:

Russell - 4(Makes Snake appropriately iconic acting as a very solid action lead, and bringing the right cool to the part)

Lee Van Cleef - 4(Even the older Van Cleef still has substantial screen presence, and has just such a natural ease while being completely imposing)

Harry Dean Stanton - 4(Stanton as usual does far more than needed for the role. His role is fairly a throwaway role but he completely realizes his character and shows you exactly what he is going through)

Pleasance - 3.5(Fairly limited in that he just needs to be pained and scared for most of it. Luckily he gets one scene out of that mold where he gets revenge on the main baddie. It's a great moment because Pleasance makes the revenge particularly delicious)

Borgnine - 3(Offers a nice bit of strangeness and character to add to the proceedings)

Hayes - 3(Not as memorable as some of his co-stars but he still brings enough menace to his role)



Costner- 4(Does his everyman routine very well here giving the role the right passion throughout, even I do feel he overshadowed by many of the supporting players. His final speech is a knock out though.)

Sutherland - 4.5(Has only one scene but delivers that speech with complete perfection. No matter how insane it might be Sutherland makes it sound completely sane)

Lemmon - 4(Lemmon also delivers his speech incredibly well infused with the right sense of fear in his performance)

Bacon - 4(Plays his part rather interesting with a certain earnestness yet insanity and really just adds just another interesting odd character to the large tapestry)

Spacek - 2.5(Really one of the weakest characters unfortunately and there was nothing really to work with)

Candy - 3.5(Funny without being overtly comical)

Rooker - 3.5(The best of the Garrison crew. Although his character's fall is probably one of the weaker elements of the film he makes it believable)

Sanders - 3(Solid enough at delivery the exposition and playing off Costner in the right fashion)

Luke: Okay well here's part one in a continuing series.


Radcliffe - 2.5
Harris - 3.5
Rickman - 3
Hurt - 3
Griffiths - 3
Hart - 2.5
Grint - 2.5
Smith - 3

mrripley: Phoenix could easily be supporting, like I've said before, I have not watched it in a very long time.

luke higham said...

Louis: rating & thoughts on Alan Rickman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Michael McCarthy said...

Agree completely on Julian Sands, I was actually really rooting for Carter to stay with Day-Lewis's character even though that was clearly not the intention of the film.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: Rickman - 4(Brings the only real life to the film with his very entertaining performance even if he is kind of in his own world within the film.