Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Alternate Best Actor 1986

And the Nominees Were Not:

Gary Oldman in Sid and Nancy

Gene Hackman in Hoosiers

Jeff Goldblum in The Fly

Jeremy Irons in The Mission

Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1. Goldblum
2. Oldman
3. Hackman
4. Irons
5. Ford

luke higham said...

1. Goldblum (5)
2. Oldman (5)
3. Ford (4.5 to 5)
4. Hackman (4.5)
5. Irons (4.5)

Fisti said...

I haven't seen Irons, but the other four are superb choices!

I'm going to predict

1) Oldman
2) Ford
3) Goldblum
4) Irons
5) Hackman

Of the four I've seen I'd probably rank them:

1) Ford
2) Goldblum
3) Oldman
4) Hackman

but like I said, they are all VERY good so any winner is a good winner!

mrripley said...

I am going


luke higham said...

Louis: Can I have your ratings & thoughts on:
The Cast of Stand by Me
Robert De Niro in The Mission
Connery, Slater & F. Murray Abraham in In the name of the rose

Maciej said...


Michael Patison said...

1. Jeff Goldblum
2. Gary Oldman
3. Harrison Ford
4. Gene Hackman
5. Jeremy Irons

RatedRStar said...

Gary Oldman looks so cute with punky hair.

1)Gary Oldman
2)Jeff Goldblum
3)Harrison Ford
4)Gene Hackman
5)Jeremy Irons

Kevin said...

1) Oldman
2) Ford
3) Irons
4) Goldblum
5) Hackman

luke higham said...

Louis: your thoughts on holly hunter in the piano.

Lezlie said...

1. Gary Oldman
2. Jeff Goldblum
3. Gene Hackman
4. Harrison Ford
5. Jeremy Irons

Louis Morgan said...


Ask again about De Niro in Irons's review.

Stand by Me:

I'll preface with that all the boys have a good chemistry to begin with and come off as a genuine group of friends. Now from what I remember as this is another one that I have not seen in a long time:

Wheaton - 3.5(Solid enough as the more retiring and depressed lead)

Phoenix - 4(The most charismatic of them all, and gives a strong portrayal of innate strength and confidence)

Feldman - 3.5(His whole early career was spent playing at least the slight odd ball. This is one of the better examples as he is funny but suggests his personal problems)

O'Connell - 3(The thinnest role probably but he's good at being the fat kid without ever going too far to become just a caricature)

Connery - 4.5(This role suggests that perhaps he wouldn't have been a bad Gandalf after all. Many of Connery's later performances became a tad over indulgent, although I do prefer indulgence from Connery more than other actors, but this is not the case here. He's very effective in portraying his character low key but very strong passion and intelligence)

Slater - 2(The less charismatic and far less talented River Phoenix. He always seems somewhat out of his element, and is always overshadowed by Connery)

Abraham - 3(I don't know why he speaks like sportscaster exactly, but I thought he did the very official maliciousness well enough)

Hunter - 5(Despite being mute she carries the film, and overshadows everyone else in the film. She gives a fascinating and searing portrayal of an uncontrollable spirit all without saying a word)

luke higham said...

Louis: lastly, for nostalgia, I would like to know your ratings & thoughts on Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery & Clancy Brown in Highlander.

mcofra7 said...


luke higham said...

Louis: Has Goldblum's rating been upgraded for Jurassic Park or is it still the same.

Louis Morgan said...


Lambert - 3(He definitely has some awkward moments, but for the most part I thought he was a good enough action lead)

Connery - 3(Here's the indulgent Connery, but it works here)

Brown - 3.5(He's having a lot of fun and some of it does rub off on the viewer. He also is properly imposing)

Goldblum's rating is the same.

Michael Patison said...

Now that you've finished watching some more 1996 movies, do you now have a complete top 5 for the year, Louis?

houndtang said...

When you do Supporting Actor for this year please could you do Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter?

Mark said...

1. Oldman
2. Goldblum
3. Hackman
4. Irons
5. Ford

Louis Morgan said...


1. Fargo
2. Hamlet
3. Secrets & Lies
4. Sling Blade
5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

houndtang: He's definitely in the running.

moviefilm said...

1) Jeff Goldblum
2) Gary Oldman
3) Gene Hackman
4) Harrison Ford
5) Jeremy Irons

Kevin said...

Hey Louis, can I have your ratings and thoughts on Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty in The Hurt Locker, Yoo Ji-Tae in Oldboy and Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell in Matchstick Men?

luke higham said...

Louis: your ratings & thoughts on Kyle Maclachlan in Blue Velvet & Rick Moranis in Little Shop of Horrors.

Anonymous said...

For supporting actor can I recommend:

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

luke higham said...

Don't forget Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors.

RatedRStar said...

Daniel Day Lewis was also really good in My Beautiful Laundrette (1985 but stil)

Mark said...

I love that Hackman is getting reviewed while the NCAA Tournament is going on (aka the best time of the year)

Michael McCarthy said...

1. Harrison Ford
2. Gary Oldman
3. Jeff Goldblum
4. Gene Hackman
5. Jeremy Irons

Top 3 were all excellent though, I wouldn't mind it going to any of them.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I'm going to change my predictions a bit;

1. Goldblum
2. Oldman
3. Ford
4. Hackman
5. Irons

Kevin said...

I think I will change mine too.

1) Oldman
2) Goldblum
3) Ford
4) Hackman
5) Irons

Louis Morgan said...


Mackie - 4(I find it odd that 09 he could not gain any traction despite his film winning best picture. Anyway he works as an effective counterpoint to Renner's performance, showing a more reflective personality and bringing a poignancy to his character's reactions from the developments in the story)

Geraghty - 3(I was less impressed by him for the most part as I thought on occasion he overacted a bit. Still for the most part he gave a decent portrayal of his character's fears)

Cage - 4(He perhaps goes a bit overboard at times but it is fitting for his character who always thinks there is something wrong with him. In his calmer moments though he is pretty endearing and enjoyable as a more casual type of con man)

Rockwell - 3.5(Should have been given a little more to do as he basically is made a little too much of a side character. What he does have is some nice Rockwellian goodness as he carries himself with the right charisma and cleverness to be con man)


Moranis - 4(I've always liked Moranis and it's a shame he's completely retired from film. Anyway he very enjoyable, entertaining and appropriately sympathetic here)