Monday, 16 February 2015

Alternate Best Actor 1982: Results

5. Albert Finney in Shoot the Moon - Although Finney can't escape some of the film's problems he still gives an effective portrait of a man facing a midlife crisis.

Best Scene: George connects with his eldest daughter.
4. Mel Gibson in The Year of Living Dangerously - Mel Gibson gives a charming leading turn that carries his film nicely well bringing the needed dramatic weight to some pivotal scenes.

Best Scene: After the execution.
3. Kurt Russell in The Thing - Russell is appropriately bad ass in the role but also still gives an effective depiction of the fears and paranoia of a man facing such a threat.

Best Scene: Making the tape.
2. Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy - De Niro creates an appropriately off putting yet fascinating depiction of a man desperate to live his dream as a celebrity.

Best Scene: Getting his audition tape back.
1. Richard Farnsworth in The Grey Fox - Good Prediction koook160. Richard Farnsworth once again brings such a effortless charm, perfectly fitting to the gentleman bandit, but here also effectively creates a striking darker edge to the character.

Best Scene: His farewell to Kate. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Paul Newman in The Verdict
  2. Richard Farnsworth in The Grey Fox
  3. Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy
  4. Ben Kingsley in Gandhi 
  5. Jeremy Irons in Moonlighting
  6. Kurt Russell in The Thing
  7. Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie
  8. Mel Gibson in The Year of Living Dangerously
  9. Harrison Ford in Blade Runner
  10. Peter O'Toole in My Favorite Year
  11. Sylvester Stallone in First Blood 
  12. Peter Ustinov in Evil Under the Sun
  13. Henry Thomas in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial  
  14. Albert Finney in Shoot the Moon
  15. Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours
  16. Robin Williams in The World According to Garp
  17. Jack Lemmon in Missing
  18. Nick Nolte in 48 Hours
  19. Jeff Bridges in Tron
  20. William Shatner in Star Trek II: The Wraith of Khan
  21. Henry Winkler in Night Shift
  22. Robert Preston in Victor Victoria 
  23. Charles Bronson in Death Wish II
  24. Richard Gere in An Officer and A Gentleman
  25. Tom Atkins in Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  26. Albert Finney in Annie
  27. Sylvester Stallone in Rocky III 
  28. Robert Hays in Airplane II: The Sequel
  29. Peter MacNicol in Sophie's Choice
  30. Michael Caine in Deathtrap
  31. Burt Reynolds in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  32. Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian
  33. Christopher Reeve in Deathtrap 
  34. Mark Linn-Baker in My Favorite Year
  35. Marc Singer in The Beastmaster
  36. Maxwell Caulfield in Grease 2
Next Year: 1982 Supporting


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My suggestions:

Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner
Mickey Rourke in Diner
Ricardo Montalban in Wrath of Khan
Kevin Kline in Sophie's Choice
Jerry Lewis in The King of Comedy

luke higham said...

Louis: Your ratings for Rampling in The Verdict, Spacek in Missing, Smith in Evil Under The Sun and Hannah & Cassidy in Blade Runner.
Ratings & Thoughts on
Schwarzenegger & Jones in Conan The Barbarian
Stallone, Meredith and Mr T in Rocky III
Shatner and Nimoy In Star Trek II
Bridges and Warner in Tron
Stallone in First Blood
and The Cast of E.T.

Rutger Hauer - Blade Runner
Ricardo Montalban - Star Trek II: Wrath Of Khan
Jerry Lewis - The King Of Comedy
Mickey Rourke - Diner
Wilford Brimley - The Thing
Charles Durning - Tootsie

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Also, I think I'll save my request for bonus rounds. We're running low on free years.

RatedRStar said...

Rutger Hauer - Blade Runner
Charles Durning - Tootsie
Michael Keaton - Night Shift
Ricardo Montalban - Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Raul Julia - Tempest

RatedRStar said...

Louis you know the bonus reviews, are they going to go like this, five performances from two years worth or something?

2000/2001 Best Actor Bonus Reviews


RatedRStar said...

Shit I forgot Jerry Lewis, I swap Keaton for Lewis.

Psifonian said...

Farnsworth! <3

William Sanderson, Blade Runner
Keith David, The Thing
Mickey Rourke & Daniel Stern, Diner
Edward James Olmos, Blade Runner

Maciej said...

1.Mickey Rourke - Diner
2.Wilford Brimley - The Thing
3.Rutger Hauer - Blade Runner
4.Kevin Kline - Sophie's Choice
5.Adam Ferency - Interrogation

Michael McCarthy said...


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

At ease, Michael. Ape not kill ape.

Michael McCarthy said...


Michael McCarthy said...


Michael McCarthy said...

Maybe it's just me, but in all seriousness I can't see how someone could see De Niro's performance in this and not just give him the win.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

At least he gave him a 5. Just be grateful on that.

Michael McCarthy said...

If he was second I could probably force myself to accept it because I love Paul Newman but I cannot abide having him in third.

Michael McCarthy said...

I don't apologize for the number of comments. I promised wrath.

Michael McCarthy said...

Ok now that that's out of my system...

Kevin Kline-Sophie's Choice (I'm legitimately concerned he might not be as great as I remember, if so I apologize.)
Jerry Lewis-The King of Comedy
Rutger Hauer-Blade Runner
Mickey Rourke-Diner
Jan Malmsjo-Fanny and Alexander

Michael Patison said...

Charles Durning in Tootsie
Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner
Raul Julia in Tempest
Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Mickey Rourke in Diner

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Damn, I forgot Keaton in Night Shift.

Louis Morgan said...

Rampling - 4.5
Spacek - 4
Smith - 4
Hannah - 4.5
Cassidy - 4

Schwarzenegger - 2(I can like a Schwarzenegger performance but I thought he was not particularly good here. He certainly is a fit for the role physically but the character's transitions felt like nothing and the romantic scenes were rather atrocious. Conan never is much of a character and even his whole revenge plot is kinda last second although at least Schwarzenegger is half way decent in those scenes)

Jones - 3.5(Jones has such a great presence and he knows how to simply make a stare intimidating. I actually think he was really quite underused in the film as it seemed he had more potential. Jones makes all of his scenes a highlight through his performance, and is particularly good in the moment where Doom shows Conan what real power looks like)

Stallone - Rocky III - 2.5(Stallone has a random wavelength with the way he portrays the character, and here he portrays Rocky as particularly thick, although not as thick as in two or five. There is some weird acting on his part in this one although I do think he is good in his final scene with Meredith)

Meredith - 3.5(Despite some of the silliness of this one, namely the fight against Hulk Hogan, Meredith still gives it his all and does his best to show that this is the same exact Mickey from the original film. He's again just good in portraying the rough wisdom in the character particularly in the scene where he warns Rocky about Clubber Lang. He actually succeeds in making Mickey's death rather moving)

Mr T - 3(May the cartoons begin after the realism attempted with Apollo Creed. It's slightly hard to judge in that he's way over the top in the role, but then again it's Mr. T what do you expect, but I can't say he's ineffective in the role. I certainly get enjoyment out of his performance especially when he makes the prediction for his re-match with Rocky with one word "Pain")

Bridges - 3.5(A straight forward role to be sure but one that Bridges handles rather well. He's charming appropriately passionate even making the death of a computer program moving)

Warner - 3.5(Equally straightforward but again quite effective. Warner just is the cold intense villain, and he does it rather well)

Stallone - 4(His best performance although I can joke about the fact that he talks the least in it. Stallone though delivers in creating the vicious intensity needed for Rambo that only grows as he suffers and is pushed further into a corner. He actually is fairly effective in showing the slow decay back to his roots in Vietnam. His least effective scene is probably the break down actually, but I don't think he falters in that scene I just felt he better expressed Rambo's pain internally)

I hesitated to even include Thomas since it's been over twenty years since I watch E.T. I'll try to give it a re-watch while I do supporting.


That will essentially be the format.

Micheal McCarthy:

You just watch it......I'll raise Kingsley score so fast and put De Niro to four it'll make your head spin!!!!!

After all I'm saving the human race.....EXPLOSION.

Matt Mustin said...

Is anyone else watching Better Call Saul? Because I'm loving it so far. It has absolutely no reason to be this good.

Louis Morgan said...


Also watching it. What a pleasant surprise.

Matt Mustin said...

Right? I love that they're actually taking it seriously and not just relying on brand recognition.