Monday, 15 September 2014

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2004: Results

5.  Alex Fong in One Nite in Mongkok- Fong's performance is forced to be very much to the point but he manages to create his character along way quite effectively.

Best Scene: Milo covers up the shooting.
4. David Carradine in Kill Bill Vol. 2- I know I may suffer the same fate as Bill for this, but I have to admit that I don't love this performance. I just like it quite a bit.

Best Scene: The end of Bill and The Bride's duel.
3. Michael Madsen in Kill Bill Vol. 2 - My favorite of the assassins actually as Madsen brings so much heart to his performance.

Best Scene: Budd "wins"
2. Willem Dafoe in the Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou- Dafoe is absolutely endearing and incredibly funny as the Steve Zissou's most loyal man.

Best Scene: "Thanks for not picking me"
1. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Along Came Polly - Well this might come as a surprise to all. Hoffman does not have the great directors behind him that Dafoe, Madsen, and Carradine do. He just has himself, and I loved him the most.

Best Scene: Proxy Insurance speech.
Overall Rank:
  1. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Along Came Polly
  2. Willem Dafoe in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
  3. Michael Madsen in Kill Bill Vol. 2
  4. David Carradine in Kill Bill Vol. 2
  5. Thomas Haden Church in Sideways
  6. Peter O'Toole in Troy
  7. Bud Cort in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
  8. Javier Bardem in Collateral 
  9. Rip Torn in Dodgeball 
  10. Barry Shabaka Henley in Collateral 
  11. Ben Stiller in Dodgeball
  12. Jeff Goldblum in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
  13. Colm Meaney in Layer Cake
  14. Paul Rudd in Anchorman
  15. Toby Kebbell in Dead Man's Shoes
  16. Mark Wahlberg in I Heart Huckabees
  17. Alex Fong in One Nite in Mongkok
  18. David Thewlis in The Prisoner of Azkaban
  19. Michael Gambon in Layer Cake
  20. Dylan Moran in Shaun of the Dead
  21. Stuart Wolfenden in Dead Man's Shoes
  22. Nick Frost in Shaun of the Dead
  23. J.K. Simmons in Spider-Man 2
  24. Jason Bateman in Dodgeball
  25. Gary Cole in Dodgeball
  26. Bill Nighy in Shaun of the Dead
  27. Ulrich Matthes in Downfall
  28. Fana Mokoena in Hotel Rwanda
  29. Willem Dafoe in Spider-Man 2 
  30. Thomas Kretschmann in Downfall
  31. Alan Tudyk in Dodgeball
  32. Tom Wilkinson in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  33. David Koechner in Anchorman
  34. Gordon Liu in Kill Bill Vol. 2
  35. Brian Cox in Troy
  36. Christian Berkel in Downfall
  37. Alfred Molina in Spider-Man 2
  38. Peter Serafinowicz in Shaun of the Dead
  39. George Harris in Layer Cake
  40. Alan Rickman in The Prisoner of Azkaban
  41. John Hurt in Hellboy
  42. John Turturro in Secret Window
  43. Gary Stretch in Dead Man's Shoes
  44. Burn Gorman in Layer Cake
  45. Joan Dalmau in The Sea Inside
  46. Stephen Root in Dodgeball
  47. Ben Whishaw in Layer Cake
  48. Nick Nolte in Hotel Rwanda
  49. Tim Robbins in Anchorman
  50. Mark Ruffalo in Collateral
  51. Chris Parnell in Anchorman
  52. Celso Bugallo in The Sea Inside
  53. Luke Wilson in Anchorman
  54. John C. Reilly in The Aviator
  55. Charles S. Dutton in Secret Window
  56. Tony Curran in Flight of the Phoenix
  57. Alan Alda in The Aviator
  58. Ben Stiller in Anchorman
  59. Dustin Hoffman in I Heart Huckabees
  60. Chin Ka-lok in One Nite in Mongkok
  61. Hank Azaria in Dodgeball
  62. Joaquin Phoenix in Hotel Rwanda
  63. Len Cariou in Secret Window
  64. Sean Bean in Troy 
  65. Timothy Hutton in Secret Window
  66. Jeffrey Tambor in Hellboy
  67. Brad Bird in The Incredibles
  68. Anson Leung in One Nite in Mongkok
  69. Justin Long in Dodgeball
  70. Jason Lee in The Incredibles
  71. Nick Roud in Finding Neverland
  72. Bruno Ganz in The Manchurian Candidate
  73. Michael Parks in Kill Bill Vol. 2
  74. Elijah Wood in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  75. Ben Foster in The Punisher
  76. Bruce McGill in Collateral
  77. Mos Def in The Woodsman
  78. Mark Ruffalo in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  79. Samuel L. Jackson in Kill Bill Vol. 2
  80. Giovanni Ribsi in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  81. Gary Oldman in The Prisoner of Azkaban
  82. Samuel L. Jackson in The Incredibles
  83. Ben Kingsley in Thunderbirds
  84. Peter Sarsgaard in Kinsey
  85. Billy Connolly in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  86. Tim Meadows in Mean Girls
  87. David Hyde Pierce in Hellboy
  88. Dylan Baker in Kinsey
  89. Timothy Spall in The Prisoner of Azkaban
  90. Dustin Hoffman in Finding Neverland
  91. Will Patton in The Punisher
  92. Michael Gambon in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  93. Timothy Spall in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 
  94. Owen Wilson in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
  95. Brendan Gleeson in Troy 
  96. Michael Shannon in The Woodsman
  97. Jon Voight in The Manchurian Candidate
  98. Steve Carell in Anchorman
  99. Rupert Grint in The Prisoner of Azkaban
  100. Dean Stockwell in The Manchurian Candidate
  101. Ian Holm in The Day After Tomorrow
  102. Alec Baldwin in The Aviator
  103. Giovanni Ribsi in Flight of the Phoenix
  104. Michael Gambon in The Prisoner of Azkaban
  105. Roy Scheider in The Punisher 
  106. Patrick Wilson in The Phantom of the Opera
  107. Christopher Walken in The Stepford Wives
  108. Jon Gries in Napoleon Dynamite
  109. Bokeem Woodbine in Ray
  110. Jon Lovitz in The Stepford Wives
  111. Bill Paxton in Thunderbirds
  112. Alec Baldwin in Along Came Polly
  113. James Franco in Spider-Man 2
  114. Karl Urban in The Chronicles of Riddick
  115. Karel Roden in Hellboy
  116. Warwick Davis in Ray
  117. Morgan Freeman in Million Dollar Baby
  118. Freddie Highmore in Finding Neverland
  119. John Travolta in The Punisher
  120. Bryan Brown in Along Came Polly
  121. Colm Feore in The Chronicles of Riddick
  122. Kevin Pollack in The Whole Ten Yards
  123. David Wenham in Van Helsing
  124. Linus Roache in The Chronicles of Riddick
  125. Efren Ramirez in Napoleon Dynamite
  126. Roger Bart in The Stepford Wives
  127. Frank Collison in The Whole Ten Yards
  128. Garrett Hedlund in Troy
  129. Hank Azaria in Along Came Polly
  130. Hal Sparks in Spider-Man 2
  131. Aaron Ruell in Napoleon Dynamite
  132. Kevin J. O'Connor in Van Helsing
  133. Richard Roxburgh in Van Helsing
  134. Jay Baruchel in Million Dollar Baby
Next Year: 1983 lead


Psifonian said...

Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story
James Woods, Videodrome
Christopher Walken, The Dead Zone

That's all I want to see.

Anonymous said...

Robert De Niro- The King of Comedy

Matt Mustin said...

Al Pacino in Scarface
Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone
James Woods in Videodrome
Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation (why not)

Michael Patison said...

What are your ratings for:

Michael Patison said...

Peter Billingsley in A Christmas Story
Tom Cruise in Risky Business
Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy
Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone
James Woods in Videodrome

Kevin said...

Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone
James Woods in Videodrome
Al Pacino in Scarface
Peter Billingsley in A Christmas Story

Matt Mustin said...

King of Comedy's '82 by his rules, guys.

GM said...

Al Pacino - Scarface
Christopher Walken - The Dead Zone
Clint Eastwood - Sudden Impact
Gene Hackman - Eureka
Matt Dillon - Rumble Fish
Mickey Rourke - Rumble Fish

luke higham said...

Al Pacino - Scarface
Mickey Rourke - Rumble Fish
Christopher Walken - The Dead Zone
James Woods - Videodrome
Peter Billingsley - A Christmas Story

Maciej said...

1.Al Pacino - Scarface
2.Robert DeNiro - The King of Comedy
3.Christopher Walken - The Dead Zone
4.Eric Roberts - Star 80
5.Peter Billingsley - A Christmas Story

Anonymous said...

Bruno Ganz - In the White City
Gene Hackman - Eureka
Gene Hackman - Uncommon Valor
Michael Paré - Eddie and the Cruisers
Tom Berenger - Eddie and the Cruisers

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My request for Ken Ogata in The Ballad of Narayama still stands.

Eric Roberts in Star 80 (I'm curious if you'll hate him in this too)
James Woods in Videodrome
Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone
Eddie Murphy in Trading Places

Michael McCarthy said...

Christopher Walken-The Dead Zone
Al Pacino-Scarface
James Woods-Videodrome
Mickey Rourke-Rumble Fish
Michael Caine-Beyond the Limit
Burt Lancaster-Local Hero
Steve Martin-The Man with Two Brains
Ken Ogata-The Ballad of Narayama

Also I'm not sure which of the male cast you put in lead and which you put in supporting (I put them all in supporting) but they all deserve a watch.

And De Niro was one of my winning requests, but he is indeed 1982 by these rules.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Thoughts and ratings on:

Colm Meaney in Layer Cake
David Thewlis in The Prisoner of Azkaban
Nick Frost in Shaun of the Dead
Bill Nighy in Shaun of the Dead
Alan Tudyk in Dodgeball
Willem Dafoe in Spider-Man 2 (interesting that you rated his short appearance quite higher than Molina's performance)
Burn Gorman in Layer Cake
Sean Bean in Troy
Ben Whishaw in Layer Cake

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Also, I TOTALLY knew Baruchel would be dead last. Talk about going full retard.

Anonymous said...

What are your ratings and thoughts on Laura Linney in Kinsey and Sophie Okonedo in Hotel Rwanda?

luke higham said...

Louis: Can I have your Rating & Thoughts on Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol 2, An Updated list of 5 Star Female Performances from 2000 onwards and your top 5 Lead & Supporting Actress picks for 2004.

Louis Morgan said...

Michael Patison: All are a four.


Colm Meaney - 4(Layer Cake has a pretty good ensemble on a whole anyway, even Tom Hardy is in it although the film fails to realize that it's Tom Hardy. Meaney was easily my favorite of the supporting though. On one hand he brings the right hard edge to be the brutal gangster he technically is, but carries with this casual sorta warmth fitting for his position as a mentor of sorts. I love the scene where he shows Craig the guns)

Thewlis - 3.5(Thewlis kinda covers for Gambon in this one, as Gambon does not seem completely comfortable in his role yet, as the kindly mentor. He does a good job of being the comforting factor for most of the film while subtly alluding to the darkness beneath the surface)

Frost - 3.5(He and Pegg are always great together, well except for Paul, and I thoroughly enjoy Frost here who manages to be endearing while never holding back for a moment in portraying he character's uncouthness)

Nighy - 3.5(Nighy's pretty much always good and is quite enjoyable in doing his proper British man routine here. I particularly like his delivery of having put the zombie bite under a cold tap. He also though manages to surprisingly moving in his final scene with Pegg without it feeling out of context with the rest of the film)

Tudyk - 3.5(It's certainly a funny film when he's only the fifth funniest performer in it. Loved his Steve the Pirate. It's a one note sorta performance, except his last scene, but Tudyk does the pirate accent proud)

Dafoe - 3.5(Well it needs to be said that J.K. Simmons is the MVP of every Spider-Man film so much so that they won't even re-cast the part in the Amazing films apparently being well aware that no one could be better as J. Jonah Jameson. Anyway Dafoe single scene is actually my favorite moment in the film as Dafoe gives a better performance than he did the film. Only the best parts of the menacing side of his character are apparent, and gives a memorable single scene)

Gorman - 3(Actually I'm kinda growing a fondness for the fookin' legend of Gin Alley. He's definitely over the top as he always is but that works well for his character who is suppose to be trying so hard to be a gangsta)

Bean - 3(Rather odd casting with Bean playing one of the only guys who does not die for once. Odysseus very bizarrely a non-entity in the story but Bean brings a needed conviction to every scene he is in. He does not get a lot to do but he does it well)

Whishaw - 3(Rather short performance to be sure, but Whishaw does a very solid job of portraying his overly emotional fool in an honest fashion without falling into histrionics)

Robert: Was there really any other choice? Although Roxburg certainly made a play for it as the least intimidating Dracula I've ever seen, yes Leslie Nielsen included.


Linney - 3(I don't think she's bad, but the problems I have with her character are the same I have with the film. The film never wants to make a statement about Kinsey really, it kinda tries but fails miserably to decide whether it likes him, whether he went too far, or whatever. This unfortunately hurts the performances. Kinsey's wife is treated randomly from first being the just as smart student, to the caring wife, then the sexually indulgent deviant than randomly back to a very standard supportive wife. Linney is never terrible, but is unable to get over the film's inability to really bother to create a through line for her character. On a side note Dylan Baker really should have been Kinsey as he just looks the part)

Okonedo - 4(A pretty powerful performance in the emotional intensity she brings that is needed to rightfully match the intensity of the situation. I do feel though that she makes a few missteps with her performance as there are scenes where there like a venom she brings that is focused towards Cheadle's character that doesn't really make sense)

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: Thurman - (She's great in building upon her performance from the first one. She brings that intensity of the revenge again but effectively explores the other side of her character. She does a particularly excellent job of showing the growing of the Bride throughout the flashbacks, and she strikes up some brilliantly complex chemistry with Carradine)


1. Uma Thurman - Kill Bill Vol. 2
2. Kate Winslet - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. Alexandra Maria Lara - Downfall
4. Holly Hunter - The Incedibles
5. Cecilia Cheung - One Nite in Mongkok (I guess)

(I need to watch a great deal of the supposed best actresses from 2004)

Supporting Actress:

1. Cate Blanchett - The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
2. Hannah Pilkes - The Woodsman
3. Virginia Madsen - Sideways
4. Naomi Watts - I Heart Huckabees
5. Daryl Hannah - Kill Bill Vol. 2

The fives:

Naomi Watts - Mulholland Drive
Gwyneth Paltrow - The Royal Tenenbaums
Sissy Spacek - In The Bedroom
Miranda Richardson - Spider
Charlize Theron - Monster
Nicole Kidman - Dogville
Uma Thurman - Kill Bill Vol. 2
Kate Winslet - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Emily Watson - The Proposition
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
Monique - Precious
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
Jackie Weaver - Animal Kingdom

Sandra Bullock - Gravity

Anonymous said...

What made you upload Paltrow and Bullock to a five?

Louis Morgan said...

I re-watch Bullock which cemented the score. When I had given my thoughts about Paltrow in an earlier post it made me think of just how much I liked her performance.