Monday, 7 April 2014

Alternate Best Actor 2009

And the Nominees Were Not:

Nicolas Cage in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Tom Hardy in Bronson

Viggo Mortensen in The Road

Sam Rockwell in Moon


Sharlto Copley in District 9

And since I'm a man of my word BONUS REVIEWS:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 500 Days of Summer

Tobey Maguire in Brothers

The prediction contest will just be for the first five.

43 comments:

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Well, there goes any hope of JGL getting anything higher than a 4. *sob*

1. Rockwell
2. Mortensen
3. Copley
4. Cage
5. Hardy

moviefilm said...

1) Tom Hardy
2) Sam Rockwell
3) Viggo Mortensen
4) Sharlto Copley
5) Nicolas Cage

Fisti said...

Predicted:

1) Rockwell
2) Hardy
3) Copley
4) Mortensen
5) Cage

luke higham said...

God Bless you, Louis, You are a saint.

luke higham said...

1. Hardy
2. Mortensen
3. Rockwell
4. Copley
5. Cage

Michael Patison said...

1. Sam Rockwell
2. Viggo Mortensen
3. Tom Hardy
4. Nicolas Cage
5. Sharlto Copley

I'm hoping JGL does better than I expect he will, but I rather doubt it unfortunately.

Matt Mustin said...

1. Rockwell
2. Hardy
3. Mortensen
4. Copley
5. Cage

In regards to the bonus reviews, Maguire is bad, Levitt is pretty good, but he's done better.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

It took me three viewings before I gave JGL a 5. The movie has more layers than people give it credit for.

luke higham said...

Louis: I've decided to give my suggestions for 09' supporting early

Michael Fassbender in Inglorious Basterds & Fish Tank
Peter Capaldi in In The loop
Jackie Earle Haley & Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Watchmen - Both reviewed in One Post
And Whatever RatedRStar's pick was

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

In the Loop had a great cast in general. Yeah, Capaldi was the best, but I think Paul Higgins, James Gandolfini, and David Rasche were great as well.

RatedRStar said...

1. Sam Rockwell
2. Viggo Mortensen
3. Tom Hardy
4. Nicolas Cage
5. Sharlto Copley

Mark said...

1. Mortensen
2. Hardy
3. Rockwell
4. Copley
5. Cage

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Well now, these predictions are... all over the place.

luke higham said...

Louis: Can I have your rating & thoughts on John C. McGinley in Platoon

luke higham said...

Oh! One more thing. In my prediction between JGL & TM

1. Joseph Gordon Levitt






895. Tobey Maguire

Psifonian said...

1. Mortensen
2. Cage
3. Copley
4. Hardy
5. Rockwell (good but goddamn overrated)

Michael McCarthy said...

1. Sam Rockwell
2. Tom Hardy
3. Viggo Mortensen
4. Sharlto Copley
5. Nicolas Cage

Once again, the top 3 are AMAZING. I personally liked Gordon-Levitt better than Cage, but maybe I need to rewatch Bad Lieutenant.

Maciej said...

Well, here is my totally random prediction:

1.Rockwell
2.Hardy
3.Mortensen
4.Cage
5.Copley

Kevin said...

1. Hardy
2. Rockwell
3. Cage
4. Copley
5. Mortensen

bondfan said...

1. Rockwell
2. Hardy
3. Cage
4. Mortensen
5. Copley

mcofra7 said...

1. Hardy
2. Mortensen
3. Rockwell
4. Copley
5. Cage

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I'm the only one who totally loves JGL to the point of giving him the win, aren't I?

Psifonian said...

Golly, I sure hope so, Robert. ;)

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Again, it took me 3 viewings. (500) Days got better every time I watched it. It finally hit me that his character was intended to be sort of a prick, and how he played certain scenes alluded to that. He basically played the ultimate deconstruction of a Romantic comedy lead. It just sort of spiraled into a win after that.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Scratch that, FOUR viewings.

Anonymous said...

1. Copley, 5
2. Rockwell, 5 (tough, tough choice as both carried their respective films SO well.)

3. Hardy, 4.5
4. Mortensen, 4
5. Cage, 4

(needless to say, I loved all 5 of these performances, although I disliked Bad Lieutenant as a film)

Also, a 4 for Levitt and (I'm feeling a bit daring today) a 5 for Maguire

Michael Patison said...

I hope you have a chance to watch The Damned United for the final rating. Of all of Michael Sheen's portrayals of actual people, that, I think, is his best.

Matt Mustin said...

Anonymous: Have you seen Brothers? Maguire is NOT getting a 5.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I don't hate Maguire like y'all seem to, but I do agree he's the obvious weak link here.

Matt Mustin said...

koook: I'd give him probably a 2.5. He wasn't terrible, he was just ridiculously unimpressive. Gyllenhaal wiped the floor with him.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

It's funny how people started dismissing Gyllenhaal as the poor man's Maguire when he started in the business. My what a few performances can do to change that notion.

Matt Mustin said...

Yeah, no kidding.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

McGinley - 4.5 (A performance that really grew on me in re-watch. Technically Sergeant O'Neill could have just been a henchmen to the evil Barnes or just a pure weasel. McGinley gives much more depth to the part yes he shows O'Neill as a coward, but also always as a man who's really just fearing for his life in a terrible situation. He's particularly great in the scene where one of the other soldiers murders a villager. O'Neill just wants everyone to forget it, not because he supported it anyway, McGinley shows that O'Neill is horrified at the situation, but just above all wants to keep his head down.)

Michael Patison said...

How could I forget, also please watch OSS 117: Lost in Rio for Jean Dujardin's effortlessly charming performance (though he's better in Cairo, Nest of Spies).

Lezlie said...

1. Viggo Mortensen
2. Sam Rockwell
3. Sharlto Copley
4. Tom Hardy
5. Nicolas Cage

RatedRStar said...

my winning request is Anthony Wong in Beast Cops (Best Actor 1998)

luke higham said...

Louis: when's the first review up.

JamDenTel said...

2009 is a weird year. Three great performances that really straddle line between Lead and Supporting: Christoph Waltz in Basterds, JEH in Watchmen, and Peter Capaldi in In the Loop (I'd argue he's lead, but it's very much an ensemble piece).

My predictions:
1. Rockwell
2. Copley
3. Cage
4. Hardy
5. Mortenson

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I agree all three straddle the line, though I consider them all Supporting by virtue of ensemble piece. Barely on Capaldi's case.

Matt Mustin said...

Random quesstion Louis, what are your top 10 Westerns? (top 5, if you can't do 10)

GetDonaldSutherlandanOscar said...

Matt: I'll bet Once Upon a Time in the West and Unforgiven will be right at the top.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

If Assassination of Jesse James isn't on there, God help you. *shakes fist*

Louis Morgan said...

Matt: I'll go period only just to make it easy.

1. Once Upon a Time in The West
2. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
3. Unforgiven
4. The Treasure of Sierra Madre
5. The Assassination of Jesse James
6. The Proposition
7. For a Few Dollars More
8. A Fistful of Dollars
9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
10. 3:10 Yuma (2007)