Sunday, 15 November 2015

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1995: Results

5. Gene Hackman in Get Shorty - Hackman gives an effortlessly amusing performance as he manages to make an unscrupulous movie producer rather endearing.

Best Scene: Harry tries to act tough.
4. Don Cheadle in Devil in a Blue Dress -Cheadle takes his time to appear but once he does he steals the show with his magnetic turn as a trigger happy sidekick.

Best Scene: A drunk Mouse.
3. Sam Neill in Restoration - Neill gives a properly grand, and entertaining performance that so well represents the lovable rouge that Charles II needs to be.

Best Scene: Charles sets everything right.
2. Patrick McGoohan in Braveheart - McGoohan, playing a far less likable King than Charles, also brings the larger than life gravitas, but along with it considerable menace in his depiction of the cruel Longshanks. 

Best Scene: The battle of Falkirk.
1. Kevin Spacey in Seven - Spacey gives a great performance in realizing the "other worldly" preacher the killer believes he is, but also brilliantly undercuts it by also finding the real hate filled psychopath beneath it all.

Best Scene: The Box.
Overall Rank:
  1. Kevin Spacey in Seven
  2. Patrick McGoohan in Braveheart
  3. Angus Macfadyen in Braveheart
  4. James Cromwell in Babe
  5. Sam Neill in Restoration
  6. Don Cheadle in Devil in a Blue Dress
  7. David O'Hara in Braveheart
  8. Gene Hackman in Get Shorty
  9. Raymond J. Barry in Dead Man Walking
  10. William Hurt in Smoke
  11. David Strathairn in Dolores Claiborne
  12. Ben Stiller in Heavyweights
  13. Sam Waterston in Nixon 
  14. Forest Whitaker in Smoke
  15. Joaquin Phoenix in To Die For 
  16. Harvey Keitel in Smoke
  17. Alan Rickman in Sense and Sensibility
  18. Sean Bean in GoldenEye 
  19. Jim Broadbent in Richard III
  20. Viggo Mortensen in Crimson Tide
  21. Harold Perrineau in Smoke
  22. Ian McKellen in Restoration
  23. Jeremy Irons in Die Hard With a Vengeance
  24. Alan Cumming in GoldenEye
  25. Brendan Gleeson in Braveheart
  26. Gary Sinise in Apollo 13
  27. Tim Roth in Rob Roy
  28. Kevin Bacon in Apollo 13
  29. Gene Hackman in Crimson Tide 
  30. James Woods in Casino 
  31. Benicio Del Toro in The Usual Suspects
  32. Paul Freeman in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
  33. Jonathan Hyde in Jumanji 
  34. Pete Postlethwaite in The Usual Suspects
  35. John Hurt in Rob Roy
  36. Danny DeVito in Get Shorty
  37. James Woods in Nixon 
  38. Matt Dillon in To Die For
  39. Leland Oser in Seven
  40. Brian Cox in Rob Roy
  41. Dennis Farina in Get Shorty
  42. George Dzundza in Crimson Tide 
  43. Nigel Hawthorne in Richard III
  44. Delroy Lindo in Get Shorty 
  45. Andrew Keir in Rob Roy
  46. Stephen Baldwin in The Usual Suspects
  47. Tom Sizemore in Devil in a Blue Dress
  48. R. Lee Ermey in Dead Man Walking
  49. Frank Vincent in Casino
  50. Colm Meaney in The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain 
  51. Tomas von Brömssen in All Things Fair 
  52. Robert Prosky in Dead Man Walking 
  53. James Cosmo in Braveheart
  54. David Thewlis in Restoration
  55. Max von Sydow in Judge Dredd 
  56. Christopher Plummer in Dolores Claiborne
  57. Martin Sheen in The American President
  58. Desmond Llewelyn in GoldenEye
  59. Ian McDiarmid in Restoration
  60. J.T. Walsh in Nixon 
  61. Robert Downey Jr. in Richard III
  62. R. Lee Ermey in Seven
  63. Joe Don Baker in GoldenEye
  64. Kevin Pollack in The Usual Suspects
  65. Nick Wyman in Die Hard with a Vengeance
  66. Michael Gough in Batman Forever 
  67. Ernie Hudson in Congo
  68. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa in Mortal Kombat
  69. Chazz Palminteri in The Usual Suspects 
  70. James Gandolfini in Get Shorty
  71. Dan Hedaya in To Die For
  72. Kenneth Griffith in The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain 
  73. Robbie Coltrane in GoldenEye
  74. Don Rickles in Toy Story  
  75. Hugh Grant in Sense and Sensibility 
  76. Nathaniel Parker in Othello
  77. Ed Harris in Nixon
  78. Kurtwood Smith in To Die For
  79. Gottfried John in GoldenEye
  80. Jim Varney in Toy Story
  81. Michael J. Fox in The American President
  82. Bradley Whitford in Billy Madison
  83. Christopher Lambert in Mortal Kombat 
  84. Hugh Grant in Restoration
  85. Dennis Hopper in Waterworld
  86. Tom Sizemore in Heat
  87. John Ratzenberger in Toy Story 
  88. David Ogden Stiers in Pocahontas
  89. Trevor Goddard in Mortal Kombat 
  90. Don Rickles in Casino
  91. Jon Voight in Heat
  92. Wallace Shawn in Toy Story
  93. Val Kilmer in Heat
  94. Cheech Marin in Desperado
  95. Chris Cooper in Money Train 
  96. Rob Lowe in Tommy Boy
  97. Tom McGowan in Heavyweights
  98. Darren McGavin in Billy Madison 
  99. Linden Ashby in Mortal Kombat
  100. Tim Curry in Congo 
  101. Ian McNeice in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 
  102. Jim Cummings in A Goofy Movie
  103. Steve Buscemi in Desperado
  104. F. Murray Abraham in Mighty Aphrodite
  105. Rob Paulsen in A Goofy Movie
  106. Donald Sutherland in Outbreak
  107. Ed Harris in Apollo 13
  108. Sean Connery in First Knight 
  109. Morgan Freeman in Outbreak 
  110. Bill Paxton in Apollo 13
  111. Josh Mostel in Billy Madison 
  112. Simon Callow in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
  113. Charles S. Dutton in Nick of Time
  114. Brian Dennehy in Tommy Boy
  115. Samuel West in Carrington
  116. David Alan Grier in Jumanji
  117. Kevin Gage in Heat
  118. Jon Polito in Bushwhacked
  119. Rip Torn in Canadian Bacon
  120. Rufus Sewell in Carrington
  121. Ben Cross in First Knight 
  122. Robert Blake in Money Train
  123. Joaquim de Almeida in Desperado
  124. Eric Bogosian in Under Siege 2: The Dark Territory 
  125. Martin Short in Father of the Bride Part II
  126. Alan Alda in Canadian Bacon
  127. Christopher Walken in Nick of Time 
  128. Steven Martini in Major Payne
  129. B.D. Wong in Father of the Bride Part II
  130. Bob Hoskins in Nixon
  131. Johnny Yong Bosch in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
  132. George Wendt in Man of the House
  133. Grant Heslov in Congo 
  134. Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys 
  135. Eric Idle in Casper
  136. Morris Chestnut in Under Siege 2: The Dark Territory 
  137. Stephen Lang in The Amazing Panda Adventure 
  138. Dan Aykroyd in Tommy Boy
  139. Michael Rapaport in Mighty Aphrodite
  140. Orland Brown in Major Payne
  141. Joe Don Baker in Congo 
  142. William H. Macy in Mr. Holland's Opus
  143. Peter Gallagher in While You Were Sleeping
  144. Joe Pantoliano in Bad Boys
  145. George Newbern in Father of the Bride Part II 
  146. Jay Thomas in Mr. Holland's Opus 
  147. Steven Waddington in Carrington
  148. Paul Sorvino in Nixon 
  149. Charles S. Dutton in Cry, The Beloved Country
  150. Steve Cardenas in Might Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
  151. David Yost in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
  152. Victor Slezak in The Bridges of Madison County
  153. Jim Carrey in Batman Forever
  154. Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever 
  155. Armand Assante in Judge Dredd
  156. Rob Schneider in Judge Dredd
  157. Quentin Tarantino in Desperado 
  158. Michael Maloney in Othello
  159. Chris O'Donnell in Batman Forever
  160. Julian Sands in Leaving Las Vegas
Next Year: 1928

124 comments:

RatedRStar said...

Conrad Veidt - The Man Who Laughs
Buster Keaton - Steamboat Bill Jr.
Gustav Fröhlich - Metropolis
Albert Dieudonné - Napolean
Ivor Novello - The Lodger

Maciej said...

Louis: your thoughts and ratings for Waterston and Hoskins in Nixon

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Ratings & Thoughts on the rest of your top 40.

Conrad Veidt - The Man Who Laughs
Buster Keaton - Steamboat Bill Jr.

RatedRStar said...

Siskel and Ebert seemed to really love Nixon, Louis you mentioned the film being quite watchable for a 3 hour film, would you say it was worth watching despite Stones heavy handedness?

Anonymous said...

Conrad Veidt- The Man Who Laughs
Buster Keaton- Steamboat Bill Jr.
Gustav Fröhlich- Metropolis
Albert Dieudonné- Napoleon
Lon Chaney- Laugh, Clown, Laugh
Louis: Who would be your cast and director for:
The Fugitive/True Romance (1940's, 1950's and 1960's)

Psifonian said...

Damn. Hoping for a McGoohan victory. "Tell me, Spacey, what advice would you offer on the present, er, situation!" *shoves Spacey out nearest window*

Robert MacFarlane said...

I am rather pleased with this result.

Anonymous said...

Just came back from seeing Secret in Their Eyes. I was expecting quite a mediocre experience but it was actually a pretty compelling thriller. It doesn't reach the heights of the original movie, which I consider a masterpiece, but it's still an effective movie.

Chiwetel Ejiofor - 4.5: He injects the right amount of fierceness and energy to his portrayal, showing the character's unstoppable drive to find the murderer. He is a compelling and emotionally powerful lead and anchors the movie with his quiet but strong work.

Nicole Kidman - 4.5: I really liked her too mostly because of her terrific chemistry with Ejiofor, as they both conveys so much about their relationship without having to say anything. They suggest wonderfully Ray's and Claire's history. Kidman gives a beautifully subtle performance and she is downright amazing in the interrogation scene.

Julia Roberts - 4: I liked her just a bit less than the other two (I'm not a great fan of hers to be honest) but I'll admit she's very good here. She gives a moving portrayal of a woman devastated by tragedy, and actually manages to disappear into the role pretty well. It's a performance that is different from anything she has done before, and I appreciate that. Might go up on a rewatch.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Please watch The Passion Of Joan Of Arc and The Wind.

Michael Patison said...

Rating and thoughts on Raymond J. Barry, unless of course you've already given them.

As for 1928:
Lead:
John Barrymore in Tempest
Lon Chaney in While the City Sleeps
Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Rudolf Klein-Rogge in Spione
Victor McLaglen in Hangman's House
Victor McLaglen in A Girl in Every Port
James Murray in The Crowd
Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs


Supporting:
Willy Fritsch in Spione
Lars Hanson in The Wind
Ivan Linow in The Red Dance
Montagu Love in The Wind

Lastly, has Brad Pitt been downgraded from a 2.5? His rating on the 1995 page still shows a 2.5, but your comments about him impressing you even less when reviewing Willis and his ranking here would seem to indicate a 2 at best.

Anonymous said...

Luke: It'll be tough for Louis to choose between Falconetti and Gish.

Calvin Law said...

Lol Julian Sands in Leaving Las Vegas, did he not leave as haunting an impression on you as he did oj me Louis, stealing the dramatic heft away from Cage and Shue ;)

Thoughts and ratings on Tim Curry in Congo, and Donald Sutherland in Outbreak? Also not surprised you went much lower with Paxton than Hanks, Bacon and Sinisie.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I haven't seen it since 2009, but I don't remember Sands being THAT bad.

Also, Carrey should be a bit higher for Batman Forever. Even if it was self-indulgent, he at least played to the tone infinitely better than his costars.

ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

Anonymous: Gish was an easy five for me. Have not seen Falconetti yet.

Anonymous said...

ruthiehenshallfan99: Gish is a 5 for me as well. I have seen Falconetti's performance and she's a 5 for me. Can't choose a winner, so I gave them a tie.

Louis Morgan said...

Maciej:

Waterston - 4(Best reason to watch the directors cut as Waterston is a fascinating one scene wonder. Waterston has this terrific incisive quality in his work as he seems to see things in a wholly different level than Nixon, and is brilliant personification of a force that is more powerful than the president himself.)

Hoskins - 2(It's always interesting to see what happens with any given actor with Stone, who as far as I can tell does not seem to say no to an actor, although then again it seems like the actor himself must say "hey maybe I should tone this down a bit". Hoskins unfortunately plays into a similair wavelength as Hopkins which is to go for the grotesque caricature, and his Hoover felt just too broad coming off particularly poorly against Waterston's performance as a similair character. Although one scene involving a servant does suggest exactly why it might have been hard for Hoskins to avoid this problem)

Luke:

Barry - 4.5(Barry gives an extremely moving performance as he so well realizes the horrible grief of a father having lost his son. Barry is particularly effective in the way he shows how it has settled into the man leaving him in this certain troubled state of being, and the desire to see the killer die Barry shows as like heartbreaking way of just trying to have any closure at the loss of his son. It's is wonderfully rendered work and a highlight of the film)

Hurt - 4(Incidentally Hurt plays kind of a man on the next step away from Barry's character, as also a man whose lost a loved one though with more time to grieve. This is also within the film's tone which is very relaxed which Hurt thrives in and develops a man you just feel like you've gotten to know.)

Whitaker - (Again Whitaker just makes a character you like to spend time with, but with a certain dramatic pull behind it all. Whitaker's is found in his compelling depiction of his character's regret which he portrays in great intensity. He's especially good in showing this anguish when describing why he lost his arm)

Keitel - (Keitel has less of a dramatic element than Whitaker, Hurt, and Perrineau but he's just so good in being so honest in just every low key situation of the film.)

Mortensen - 4(The best part of the film, and I always question why Mortensen never could quite catch that break out since he stands out even in small roles. Mortensen gives the best performance in the film delivering the needed emotional weight, and in a way wholly representing the film's dilemma just through his depiction of a man who must make a key decision.)

Perrineau - 4(Again just finds his character so well, but also finds the right sort of chemistry in his scenes with Whitaker)

Louis Morgan said...

McKellen - 4(A Gielgud style of butler, though a bit less snarky. McKellen though brings a similair abundance of life even in the limits of the role. He has such an abundance of warmth in the part that never feels forced in the least)

Sinise - 3.5(Best exposition deliverer but also is very good in just delivering his small little story within quietly expressing his character's disappointment, while bringing that needed passion to help the men in space)

Woods - 3.5(An effectively slimy piece of work from Woods though I do wish he would work with Scorsese again sometime)

Del Toro - 3.5(His choice of delivery is close to being ridiculous but I think it does in fact work well in creating a rather memorable character)

Hyde - 3.5(Good as the regal father, and especially as the count Zaroff type hunter having just the right posh qualities while being a literal man killer. My favorite part of his performance is at the end of the film when the father reveals that he's not quite as cold as he might seem, as Hyde handles it in a believable yet understated fashion)

Woods - 3.5(Woods thrives well with Stone as he knows how to temper himself, and his already energetic approach to parts works particularly well within Stone's bombastic style while not becoming bombastic himself)

Cox - 3.5(Enjoyably despicable work from Cox, in his usual wheelhouse but a good example of it)

RatedRStar:

Well I'll put it this way if you like JFK you'll probably like this. Although its not as good as that film it is similar in it essentially makes the mad ravings of a conspiracy nut seem just so compelling, and again the editing is fantastic.

Psifonian:

I'll admit it was a toss up, and imagining that meeting between Longshanks and Spacey does remind me of how much I love McGoohan's performance.

Michael Patison:

Pitt was lowered to a 2.

Calvin:

Curry - 3(I wholly understand if one were to find him to be terrible, but I thought his Boris Badinoff impression was rather enjoyable)

Sutherland - 3(Too often cast as corrupt authority figure but he's good at it, and this is a decent enough example of it)

Robert:

Well out of say my bottom five no one stands out more poorly in their film than Sands and his ridiculous caricature.

GM said...

James Murray - The Crowd
Conrad Veidt - The Man Who Laughs
Jean Debucourt - The Fall of the House of Usher
George Bancroft - The Docks of New York
Lon Chaney - Laugh Clown, Laugh
Lon Chaney - West of Zanzibar
Willy Fritsch - Spies

Lars Hanson - The Wind
William Powell - The Last Command
Louis Wolheim - The Racket
Louis Wolheim - Tempest
Lionel Barrymore - West of Zanzibar
Fritz Rasp - Spies
Rudolf Klein-Rogge - Spies

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your ratings for the Star Wars, Harry Potter and Middle-Earth films. (Including Bakshi's '78 version)

Calvin Law said...

Saw Burnt. Another 'showcase' lead performance-based film with large ensemble film this year but it did not work nearly as well as The Martian, Mr Holmes, Black Mass, or even Legend. Very manipulative and overly dramatic, some good moments here and there but it was overall quite a missed opportunity, as I think it tried to ape Silver Linings Playbook too much with its whole style and approach whereas it could've worked better as a much simpler, quieter story.

Cooper: 4 (despite a pretty subpar script working against him and this all basically being a less complex reprise of his Silver Linings routine, his charisma was utilised well enough and he made the most of the incredibly contrived dramatic moments)
Miller: 2(her chemistry with Cooper was a bit boring and lacklustre and beyond that she didn't really do anything more than just being a very standard love interest)
Sy: 3 (quite good as the supportive friend, only wish he had more to do, why is he not getting good roles in Hollywood the man is a talent)
Rhys: 2 (he really overdid the whole friendly competitor routine and ended up becoming a bit unlikable)
Thurman, Thompson: 2.5 (okay but thankless roles, cast obviously for their name value)
Vikander: 2.5 (what can I say, let this be a lesson to Hollywood that Ms Vikander is not a talent to be wasted on thankless roles like these. She's actually fine and fulfils all the requirements of the role which is essentially just a paper-think obstacle to Cooper's character but it's just such a pointless role)
Bruhl: 4 (the MVP, he had very good chemistry with Cooper and quite frankly I could've done with a whole film with just the two of them, which actually could've been a masterpiece)

Michael McCarthy said...

I saw Burnt too. I liked Cooper a little less than Calvin did, I actually thought his breakdown scene was pretty poorly performed, though I'm not sure that was entirely his fault. The film itself was just a choppy, aimless mess that you can tell was hacked to bits from the original script. Several of the characters felt unneccessary and the dialogue was often way too on the nose, but I did also kind of like Brühl even if I thought he was a little over the top.

Calvin Law said...

Michael: Ooh you do have a point with the breakdown scene. Hmph. I'll stick with a 4 for now but now that you mention it, he did overplay it a tad bit...though I can't see him having any real alternative. But yes, completely agree with the extraneous characters,

John Smith said...

Update for bonusreviews:

Kevin Vaz/Play
Per Oscarson/Hunger

Anonymous said...

Louis: Aside from not liking Bogart in In a Lonely Place, do you feel that he was miscast in the role? You also said that you'd take Ryan over him, but what about other choices for Steele?

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Since you're only doing a single post for 1928 Lead/Supporting, can I have Your Female Lead/Supporting ranking with ratings.

Luke Higham said...

*rankings

Luke Higham said...

Louis:
Crimson Peak
http://putlocker.ms/watch-crimson-peak-online-free-2015-putlocker.html

Cinderella
http://putlocker.ms/watch-cinderella-online-free-2015-putlocker-v19.html

Spy
http://putlocker.ms/watch-spy-online-free-2015-putlocker.html

Child 44
http://putlocker.ms/watch-child-44-online-free-2015-putlocker-v19.html

RatedRStar said...

Luke: Is he doing one post though, I actually think 5 nominees could possibly appear for the lead.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: I think he would've posted a lineup last night and I still think that he's gonna stick to his eligibility rules for 1928, instead of the academy's.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: Also, he wrote down 1928 for the next year instead of 1928 Lead.

RatedRStar said...

Luke: Good spot lol I didnt notice that.

ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

RatedRStar: I have been looking back at past posts, and I really enjoyed yours, especially your reaction to Carell being nominated over Gyllenhaal. I have been wanting to see both movies for awhile, but having seen everyone's thoughts on Carell in Foxcatcher, I have been hesitant.

RatedRStar said...

Ruthiehenshallfan99: I wish I could look with fondness at my past posts but I cant on this occasion lol I really find it hard to look at the Steve Carell rant and the Joaquin Phoenix rant without really horrid guilt, since I felt I really went on a personal very unfair attack, especially in the case of Phoenix, it was 3 years ago of course lol.

I think for the last 4-5 months I have been fairly quiet when I have commented on this blog, I tend to keep quiet compared to what I used to do lol, I also did say I promised not to rant for the 2015 nominations, the rants that people have done on this blog can be quite funny lol I am just not too big a fan of my own lol, it makes me feel a bit down haha.

RatedRStar said...

I still maintain that I didnt really like Foxcatcher but I did go too far on the attack on Carell, strangely I actually did predict to everyone that I saw Jake Gyllenhaal not getting nominated and doing a Daniel Bruhl so it was really strange that I overacted, I can see why people might find it funny though hehe =D.

ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

RatedRStar: It's alright. I can go on rants to. I honestly can become quite unreasonable when I am mad.

Calvin Law said...

Saw Steve Jobs. A surprisingly enjoyable watch, in my opinion a bit like Nixon actually, not the most well-rounded portrayal of the man himself and yes, the source material doesn't really lend itself to much (no idea why there's been such a craze in biopics about him) but in terms of direction and dialogue it was pretty darn good.

Fassbender: 3.5/4 (I never really saw him as Jobs which wasn't really problematic as he still carried the film well enough. I liked him as dickhead Steve and though I found his last act change in personality a bit jarring I thought he handled it well enough by basically playing it as if everything before had been a bit of a front, did it make 100% sense no, definitely not amazing work but good enough, although I hope with the less than stellar box office performance of the film people will consider campaigning for his magnificent performance in Macbeth instead)
Winslet: 4 (as everyone else has stated a very strong supporting performance, in fact I think she brought the most to the table in some of the more serious sections of the film and I thought she really disappeared into the role, something I've never really seen Winsley do even in her best performances)
Daniels: 3.5/4 (it's been a fairly good year for him so far and I really liked his dynamic with Fassbender, if someone is nominated for Best Supporting Actor hopefully it'll be him)
Rogen: 3/3.5 (he was fine most of the way if kind of just doing his usual routine, like Fassbender he never really disappeared into the role, his outrage against Jobs though was quite well done)
Waterston: 2.5 (bit of a weak link actually as I found her far too one-note and the role itself is a bit problematic, as she's almost made out to be almost a villain in certain scenes, I have to say I prefer her in roles like that in Inherent Vice where her performance strengthens with every re-watch)
Stuhlbarg: 3 (his last act decision wasn't entirely convincing and something must've been left on the cutting room floor, nevertheless I liked him well enough as perhaps the second most humane character on display here)

Michael McCarthy said...

I'd recommend checking out Foxcatcher. I had some issues with the film (not just referring to Carell) but it's still an interesting subversion of the inspirational sports drama with VERY strong work from Mark Ruffalo. And honestly Carell's performance is an interesting one to examine even if it mostly didn't work.

Calvin Law said...

Personally I think Steve Jobs would be deserving of a Best Director nomination at this point as Boyle's more restrained but nevertheless very compelling style here really is the MVP of the film.

Calvin Law said...

Carell's performance in Foxcatcher for me is kind of like Fassbender in Steve Jobs actually, in that you're always kind of seeing the ACTING going on in the role and they don't do a particularly good job of disappearing into the role, but nevertheless they give very interesting performance that remain compelling despite their flaws.

Michael McCarthy said...

Aside from that though, Carell gave away everything about his character in his first scene.

ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

Looking at a scene from the movie, Carell relies too much on his make up.

ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

Louis: Your top 5 Best and Top 5 Worst Child Actors. Also, which ones do you think had the best career after they grew up? And the worst?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

The Fugitive (1940's directed by Fritz Lang):

Dr. Kimble: Ray Milland
Marshal Gerard: Edward G. Robinson
Sykes: Dan Duryea
Dr. Nichols: Raymond Massey

50's directed by John Huston:

Dr. Kimble: Robert Mitchum
Marshal Gerard: Humphrey Bogart
Sykes: Arthur Kennedy
Dr. Nichols: Louis Calhern

60's directed by Stanley Donen

Dr. Kimble: Paul Newman
Marshal Gerard: Kirk Douglas
Sykes: James Coburn
Dr. Nichols: Walter Matthau

True Romance 40's directed by Howard Hawks

Clarence: Gig Young
Alabama: Veronica Lake
Dick Ritchie: Eddie Bracken
Elliot Blitzer: Arthur Kennedy
Lee Donowitz: Paul Muni
Virgil: William Bendix
Drexl Spivey: Peter Lorre
Don Cooccotti: Lee J. Cobb
Clifford Worley: Walter Brennan
Floyd: Montgomery Clift

50's directed by Billy Wilder

Clarence: James Dean
Alabama: Jayne Mansfield
Dick Ritchie: William Shatner
Elliot Blitzer: Tony Curtis
Lee Donowitz: Ed Wynn
Virgil: Ernest Borgnine
Drexl Spivey: Lee Marvin
Don Cooccotti: James Cagney
Clifford Worley: Clark Gable
Floyd: Dennis Hopper

60's directed by Sam Peckinpah

Clarence: Steve McQueen
Alabama: Carole Lombard
Dick Ritchie: Robert Wagner
Elliot Blitzer: Martin Landau
Lee Donowitz: Don Rickles
Virgil: James Coburn
Drexl Spivey: Eli Wallach
Don Cooccotti: Anthony Quinn
Clifford Worley: Fredric March
Floyd: Warren Oates

Luke:

Star Wars:

Star Wars: 4.5
Empire Strikes Back: 4.5
Return of the Jedi: 3.5
The Phantom Menace: 1.5
Attack of the Clones: 1
Revenge of the Sith: 2

Harry Potter:

Philosopher's Stone - 3.5
Chamber of Secrets - 3
Prisoner of Azkaban - 4
Goblet of Fire - 2.5
Order of the Phoenix - 3.5
The Half Blood Prince - 3.5
Deathly Hollows 1 - 3.5
Deathly Hollows 2 - 3.5

Middle-Earth:

The Lord of the Rings - 2.5
Fellowship - 5
Two Towers - 5
Return of the King - 5
Unexpected Journey - 3
Desolation of Smaug - 3
Battle of the Five Armies - 2.5

On the other question let me keep doing my research.

Anonymous:

I'm not sure if he was miscast, but I don't think Ray was the type of guy who would tell an actor if they were going in the wrong direction, in fact he might have set them on that course.

ruthiehenshallfan99:

Mostly have to base it on just one performance since child actors's careers as children tend to be short, for obvious reasons.

Worst career would unfortunately require getting into dark territory since most don't have much to begin with.

Best careers, as in successful, though:

Christian Bale
Kurt Russell
Donald O'Connor
Mickey Rooney
Jodie Foster

Matt Mustin said...

Louis, what's your rating and thoughts on Christopher Evan Welch in The Master?

Anonymous said...

Louis: Carole Lombard as Alabama in the 60's? She died in 1942, and if she lived, she would be too old. What about Natalie Wood?

Louis Morgan said...

Matt:

I'll give you that soon.

Anonymous:

Accidental from copy and pasting the cast lists.

Anonymous said...

Louis: So, what do you think of the potential of these dream groups?
Pacino/De Niro/Nicholson/Hoffman/Hackman/Duvall/Redford
Hurt/Irons/Julia/Woods/Goldblum

Luke Higham said...

Creed Rating Predictions
Jordan - 4.5
Stallone - 4

Anonymous said...

Luke: Been watching Bone Tomahawk and Mississippi Grind. Very good films in their right.
Ratings for Mississippi Grind
Mendelsohn: 4,5
Reynolds
Bone Tomahawk
Russell: 4,5
Jenkins: 4,5
Wilson: 4
Fox: 3,5

Anonymous said...

*A 4 for Reynolds.

Louis Morgan said...

Matt:

Welch - 3.5(It's a good almost single scene performance and he's just very effective at showing a guy who's not having Dodd's cult of personality. It's great how unbending Welch plays the scene which plays incredibly well off of Hoffman who just is slowly losing his composure. It's a shame that both actors from that great scene are no longer with us.)

Anonymous:

Pacino/De Niro/Nicholson/Hoffman/Hackman/Duvall/Redford - (Only in the 70's and then it could be something interesting)

Hurt/Irons/Julia/Woods/Goldblum - (In the 80's obviously and it would be fascinating to see all of them playing off of each other.)

John Smith said...

Just saw 'Far From The Maddening Crowd'... It was... fucking great

Carey Mulligan: 5
Matthias Schoenaerts: 5
Michael Sheen: 5
Tom Sturridge:4.5 Or 5

Robert MacFarlane said...

Please tell me you're joking about Sturridge.

Anonymous said...

John: You gotta be kidding. You loved Sturridge?

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Who would be your picks for the BAFTA Rising Star Award, from its inception to present day.

Mine are:
2006: Ejiofor
2007: Whishaw
2008: Wei
2009: Fassbender
2010: Mulligan
2011: Hardy
2012: Hiddleston
2013: Vikander
2014: Poulter/Seydoux
2015: O'Connell

Luke Higham said...

Golden Globe Predictions
Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Revenant
Spotlight (Winner)
The Hateful Eight
Joy
Bridge Of Spies

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
The Martian (Winner)
Spy
Trainwreck
Grandma

Actor - Drama
DiCaprio (Winner)
Fassbender
Hanks
Redmayne
Depp

Actress - Drama
Blanchett
Larson (Winner)
Mara
Mulligan
Ronan

Actor - Musical Or Comedy
Cranston
Damon (Winner)
Carell
Dano
Pacino

Actress - Musical Or Comedy
Tomlin
McCarthy
Schumer
Smith
Powley

Supporting Actor
Hardy
Rylance
Del Toro
Keaton (Winner)
Tremblay

Supporting Actress
Winslet
Fonda
Leigh (Winner)
Allen
Walters

Director
O. Russell
Inarritu
McCarthy (Winner)
Scott
Spielberg

Screenplay
The Revenant
The Hateful Eight (Winner)
Steve Jobs
Spotlight
The Martian

Original Score: The Hateful Eight (Winner)

Original Song: ''See You Again'' from Furious 7 (Winner)

Animated Feature
Anomalisa
Inside Out (Winner)
The Good Dinosaur
Shaun The Sheep
The Peanuts Movie

Foreign Language Film: Son Of Saul (Winner)

Anonymous said...

Luke: Um, Luke, why is The Martian in the Musical/Comedy category?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: The HFPA have classified it as a comedy, which is utter bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I saw Mr. Holmes and found it to be very good with some flaws, like Linney's performance. McKellen is a 5 for me.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I'm pleased, that you enjoyed it. :)

Anonymous said...

Luke: Another little game. Which actors disliked method acting?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Olivier and Hopkins.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: And Hitchcock.

Anonymous said...

Luke: Lillian Gish had a younger sister. What was her name?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Dorothy.

Anonymous said...

Luke: Aside from Chaplin, Kubrick, Cameron and Kurosawa, which other directors are/were perfectionists?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Fincher and Welles.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

On the note on The Martian's placement I wouldn't be so hard on it, since a good question is just how funny does a film have to be to be considered a comedy, the Martian certainly has plenty of comedic moments, there's even some slapstick with one of the explosions being played for laughs. There are dramatic moments too, but how about something like In Bruges, I think most have no trouble saying it's a comedy, because it is indeed hilarious, but it also has its fair share of heartbreaking moments, far more than The Martian I'd say.

2006: Ejiofor
2007: Murphy
2008: Uhhhhh
2009: Fassbender
2010: Mulligan
2011: Hardy
2012: Hiddleston
2013: Vikander
2014: DeHaan
2015: Teller

Anonymous said...

Luke: I'll throw in Lang and Preminger. Anyway, it's just stupid that The Martian is considered a comedy by HFPA.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: I am being a bit harsh. It does have funny moments, though the surgical scene alone is enough to make it a drama.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: I'm prone to overreacting at times.

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Anonymous said...

Luke: Can you guess the names of actors who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in WW2?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous:
Cary Grant
James Stewart
Clark Gable

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I'll exclude Grant.

Anonymous said...

Luke: No, Grant didn't serve, Fonda did. Other actors that served were Ryan, Mitchum, Douglas, Lancaster, Marvin, Bronson, Borgnine, Lemmon, Matthau and Widmark.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I misread the question. Grant was a spy for British Intelligence.

Anonymous said...

Luke: Newman also served, before he was an actor. What were Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland and Barbara Stanwyck's real names?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous:
Monroe: Norma Jeane Mortenson
Crawford: Lucille Fay LeSueur
Garland: Frances Ethel Gumm
Stanwyck: Ruby Catherine Stevens

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Have you seen any new films recently.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Just before you post your set of '28 reviews, can I have your Female Lead/Supporting rankings for 1928 with ratings.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I think that another worthy nominee for the bonus reviews is Clift in Wild River.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I'm interested. :)

Anonymous said...

Luke: The film was directed by Kazan, and Remick co-stars in the film. I kind of wish Clift would finally get a 4,5.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: He might do with Freud.

Anonymous said...

Luke: Well, he could get a 4,5 with that one. Another bonus review: Robert Mitchum in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I rewatched The Wicker Man recently and Woodward's now my most anticipated bonus review.

Anonymous said...

Luke: Woodward's performance is great. I don't know if you have seen Brando in Desirée, Guys and Dolls, The Teahouse of the August Moon, The Fugitive Kind, but if you did, what would be your predictions for Louis' ratings of those performances?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous:
Desiree: 3
Guys And Dolls: 2.5

Anonymous said...

Luke: I already did this, but oh well.
Desireé: 2,5
Guys and Dolls: 2,5
The Teahouse of the August Moon: 2,5/3
The Fugitive Kind: 4/4,5
If Louis ever reviews Mitchum for Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, what rating would you predict?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I'll go with a 4.

What Rating do you predict for Woodward in The Wicker Man

And I'm seeing Mockingjay Part II in 20 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I'll predict a 4,5/5 for Mitchum and a 5 for Woodward. Have fun watching Mockingjay Part II.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Just one final premake question.
Who would be your cast and director for:
Falling Down (1930's and 1940's version)
Gone Girl (1950's version)
Heat (1970's version)

Luke Higham said...

Mockingjay Part 2
Lawrence - 4
Hutcherson - 3.5/4
Hemsworth - 2.5
Harrelson - 3
Banks - 3
Sutherland - 3.5
Moore - 2.5/3
Hoffman - 2.5
Malone - 3/3.5
Claflin - 3

It was fine and Overall, Mockingjay was a disappointment.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I think you also predict that Woodward will get a 5.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I hope so.

Robert MacFarlane said...

@Anonymous: Jesus, a 30's/40's Falling Down would be even more racist, and that's saying something.

Anonymous said...

Luke: So apparently, Robert Ryan played Othello on stage. Interesting.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Goodnight. :)

Anonymous said...

Luke: Goodnight. :)

Anonymous said...

Luke: Here's my ratings for Far From the Madding Crowd.
Mulligan: 5
Schoenaerts: 4,5
Sheen: 4,5
Sturridge: 1 (Ughhhhh...)

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Same. :)

Anonymous said...

Luke: So what year do you think Louis will do next? 1939 or 1962? I think it'll be 1939.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I'm starting to feel that way too. There's more possible fives for 1962 than there is for 1939.

1939: 2
1962: 6/7.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I already knew that you'd say that 1962 will have more fives, but wait, 2 fives for 1939? Laughton for sure will get a 5, but who else is going to get a 5?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: And the lineups for 1962 are more exciting to me.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I'm predicting a 5 in Supporting, but I really can't say which.

Luke Higham said...

*Gut Instinct

Anonymous said...

Luke: I also knew you'd say that 1962 is more exciting for you (for me as well). I mean, you have Mason, Courtenay, etc... Let me guess, Chaney Jr. for Of Mice and Men? A 5 for him?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Maybe.

Anonymous said...

Luke: And to think Chaney Sr. would have played Dracula...he could also have played Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Mummy and the Wolfman.

Anonymous said...

Luke: But then again, Lugosi, Karloff and his son wouldn't have much of an career. So, what are your predictions for 1939 Lead and Supporting Overall?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Do you think he could've had a successful transition to Sound.

Anonymous said...

Luke: Who knows, I think he could have a career in leading and supporting roles, much like he did in his silent films, and maybe even be a makeup expert. He had a nice voice in his only one talkie.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous:
I'll stick to a top 5 for each

Lead
1. Gable
2. Laughton
3. Stewart
4. Olivier
5. Fonda

Supporting
1. Mitchell
2. Rains
3. Richardson
4. Chaney Jr.
5. Morgan

Anonymous said...

Luke: It's such a shame, isn't it? Many talented people died too young.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Yes, PSH especially. I admit being incredibly generous with his rating for Mockingjay Part II, as he's non-existent for almost all of it and wasn't gonna give him a rating initially, but did so, because I couldn't bare not giving him one for his last ever appearance on film.

Anonymous said...

Luke: You know, I completely forgot that Richardson had a chance of being reviewed. Thanks for reminding me. :)

Anonymous said...

Luke:...well seeing that Richardson was in your rank, I was suddenly reminded.

Anonymous said...

Luke: Fun fact: In November 13, 1963 (nine days before his death), Garbo was invited to dinner with JFK.

John Smith said...

Bonus Review: Tae-hyun Cha-My Sassy Girl

P.S Sturridge was good!!! I stand by my opinion.He is 4 or 4.5

Robert MacFarlane said...

Tell me, could you honestly buy him as plausibly charming enough to actually seduce Mulligan?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Falling Down 30's directed by John Ford:

D-Fens Foster: Fredric March
Sgt. Prendergast: George Bancroft

40's directed by Elia Kazan:

D-Fens Foster: Lee J. Cobb
Sgt. Prendergast: Victor McLaglen

Gone Girl 1950's directed by Alfred Hitchcock:

Nick: Burt Lancaster
Amy: Eva Marie Saint
Desi: Jack Lemmon
Tanner Bolt: Ray Milland
Margo: Beatrice Straight
Detective Rhonda: Claire Trevor

Robert:

Well depending on the way you look at it though, in the 30's and 40's the gang members would probably be Irish or something.

Luke:

Actress:

1. Renee Jeanne Falconetti - The Passion of Joan of Arc - 5
2. Lillian Gish - The Wind - 5
3. Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson - 4.5
4. Greta Garbo - A Woman of Affairs - 4.5
5. Eleanor Boardman - The Crowd - 4

And:

Janey Gaynor - Street Angel - 4
Mary Philbin - The Man Who Laughs - 4
Betty Compson - Docks of New York - 4

Supporting Actress:

1. Olga Baklanova - The Man Who Laughs - 4
2. Marie Prevost - The Racket - 3.5
3. Olga Baklanova - The Docks of New York - 3.5
4. Natalie Kingston - Street Angel - 3.5
5. Dorothy Cumming - The Wind - 3.5

Anonymous said...

James Mason in Lolita
Tom Courtenay in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
James Stewart in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck in Cape Fear
Ralph Richardson in Long Day's Journey Into Night
Laurence Harvey and Frank Sinatra in The Manchurian Candidate
Oskar Werner in Jules and Jim
Toshiro Mifune in Sanjuro
Louis: What are your ratings and thoughts on:
Bing Crosby in Holiday Inn and Road to Morocco
Carole Lombard in To Be Or Not to Be
Vincent Price in Song of Bernadette, Wilson and The Keys of the Kingdom
Raymond Massey in Come and Fill the Cup and Arsenic and Old Lace
Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old Lace and Topper