1. Cobb2. Richardson3. Hardwicke4. Lahr5. Mitchell
1. Lahr 2. Cobb3. Richardson4. Hardwicke 5. Mitchell
1. Cedric Hardwicke2. Lee J. Cobb3. Bert Lahr4. Ralph Richardson5. Thomas Mitchell
1) Hardwicke 2) Richardson3) Mitchell4) Cobb5) Lahr
1) Cedric Hardwicke2) Lee J. Cobb3) Thomas Mitchell4) Bert Lahr5) Ralph Richardson
1) Cedric Hardwicke2) Thomas Mitchell3) Bert Lahr4) Ralph Richardson5) Lee J. Cobb
1) Cedric Hardwicke2) Bert Lahr3) Thomas Mitchell4) Lee J. Cobb5) Ralph Richardson
1. Hardwicke2. Lahr3. Richardson4. Cobb5. Mitchell
1. Lahr2. Hardwicke3. Mitchell4. Richardson5. Cobb (hope I'm wrong)
1. Hardwicke2. Lahr3. Richardson4. Cobb5. Mitchell (He's very good, but Howard is better)
Even though Cobb is great, I wonder what Louis will think of Holden, since he only likes Holden in darker roles.
Hmmm for now I'll go with:1. Bert Lahr2. Cedric Hardwicke3. Lee J. Cobb4. Thomas Mitchell5. Ralph Richardson
I'm really anticipating the Wizard of Oz review. Haven't seen it in ages so will be interesting to see who Louis likes best, my guess is Lahr but I remember the other 3 being really good too, does anyone have a particular favourite out of the four actors Louis has picked for that film?My ratings for these performances:Richardson: 5Hardwicke: 5Cobb: 4.5Lahr, Bloger, Haley, Morgan: 4/4.5Mitchell: 4Howard: 4
Calvin: The Wizard of Oz men to me are 4's. I'm not a fan of musicals, but I like this movie but not as much as everyone does.
It is very likely I will change my predictions for the first review unless Louis is very sneaky and starts with Hardwicke lol which he might do.
RatedRStar: I hope Louis finishes the alternates with a five star performance.
I like everybody in The Wizard Of Oz, I really dont know who I would say is my favorite, in fact I love this lineup in general, all of the Oscar nominated perfomers here all recieved 2 Oscar Nominations in total =D very interesting.Lee J Cobb is actually quite great even though on paper he is miscast, he wasnt that old in real life at the time but he looks no different here than he did in his final Oscar nomination. I have still not seen Four Feathers, I kinda like the look of it though (colour films in the 30s and 40s have this cool retroness to them) 1939 was just the perfect year for Mitchell, and I have a big soft spot for Leslie Howard, 1939 was perfect.Louis: Maybe you should go back and watch Berkeley Square at some point, its been a while since I saw it.
Has anyone else seen 10 Cloverfield Lane? Because I seem to be the only person who vastly prefers Winstead's work in it to Goodman's.
Robert: I'll try to watch it, as soon as possible.
Robert: Not yet, I remember expecting the film to be bad as I had no idea who was in it, I thought, ah a sequel to a film nobody wanted ill skip that, but its doing well, so in future probably.
The film itself is B-movie popcorn thrills in a good way, though the writing is broad. It loses steam when it actually becomes a Cloverfield sequel in the last 20 minutes, complete with Abrams-patented carrot-dangling "wait until next installment" nonsense.
Louis: Douglas and Lancaster were considered choices for Connery's and Caine's roles in The Man Who Would Be King. What do you think of these choices?
Louis: Do you think the way Cagney plays his last scene in Angels with Dirty Faces is at all ambiguous? Or is it meant to be a given that he's doing it for the boys' sake.
Robert:Here Robert I'll help you out.Cast Ratings:Winstead - 4.5(Bordering on a five)Goodman - 4Gallagher - 3.5I'll just say I really liked it, and no more because finding out what's going on is part of the fun. Calvin:I feel it is left purposefully ambiguous, but in terms my own feelings towards it I think he did it for the boys given Rocky's friendship with Jerry underlies the whole film. Anonymous:I think they could have been great as well, although technically less appropriate than Connery and Caine.
Louis: Apart from Hail, Caesar!, Deadpool and 10 Cloverfield Lane, have you seen any other films for 2016.
Louis: I'm rather hoping, that you've seen The Witch, as I'm dying for someone's opinion on it.
Luke:Can't help you as those three are all that I've seen.
Louis: That's all right. :)
Louis: What are your top 10 most intense acting performances?
Louis: Are there any films that you plan on viewing this month. E.g. Batman Vs. Superman or Midnight Special
Louis: What would be your casts and directors for The Omen and Gladiator (2010s).
This ranking is on the level of overt intensity and not necessarily the quality of said performances.1. Dennis Hopper - Blue Velvet2. Gary Oldman - The Profesional3. Joaquin Phoenix in The Master4. Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood5. Michael Rooker - Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer6. Joe Pesci - Goodfellas7. R. Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket8. Toshiro Mifune - Throne of Blood9. Richard Attenborough in Brighton Rock10. Robert Shaw - The StingLuke:I'll probably see both of those.The Omen directed by Tomas AlfredsonRobert Thorn: Bryan CranstonKeith Jennings: Ewan McGregorKatherine Thorn: Kim DickensMrs Baylock: Tilda Swinton (Though that feels too easy)Father Brennan: Brad DourifGladiator directed by Ang Lee:Maximus Decimus Meridius: Tom Hardy(Kind of hate to go with the obvious choice but that Crowe type presence is rare)Commodus: Ben FosterProximo: James Cosmo
Louis: Is Lust For Life your favorite Minnelli movie and favorite Douglas performance?
Louis: I knew you were gonna go with McGregor as Jennings. I would hate to see him lose his head though.
Anonymous: Paths Of Glory is his favourite Douglas performance.
Luke: Thanks. :)
Louis: What do you think of the recent casting news for Dunkirk.
Anonymous:Yes to the first. Luke is correct on the other. Luke:Hard to really say much on it.
Louis: How would you define realistic acting? Some people say that Douglas' acting style is too over-the-top or intense and that he screams a lot, because that isn't realistic to them.
Anonymous:That's a interesting question. Well first I think people are too swift to call something unrealistic, I've heard that lobbed against Gene Hackman in the French Connection merely because he yells in the performance. People yell in real life, and really I'm sure we've all met people that if an actor perfectly portrayed them that performance would be described as over the top or unrealistic. People can be over the top, so I think realistic covers quite the range. However I also don't think unrealistic means bad. A film does not need to be realistic to be good nor does a performance. A performance of a certain style can work, extremely well even, given the right material.
Louis: I thought Douglas portrayed Van Gogh in a realistic way and he did an excellent job. I would describe Douglas as an intense actor, but some people stereotype that he yells all the time in his performances.
Louis: If a Napoleon Biopic were to be made in the future, who would be your choice to play the lead role.
Anonymous:I'd agree.Luke:For full life Napoleon can't say there's an obvious choice, but for end of life Mark Rylance.
Louis: What are your thoughts on Jose Ferrer as an actor? I think he can be hit or miss.
Louis: What would be your choice of director for that biopic.
There is a certain paradox in playing a real life person that no one knows about. The more the actor tries to imitate them, there's a good chance the less realistic they come off as. i.e. Ruffalo in Spotlight
Also, glad you liked Winstead, Louis.
RatedRStar: For 2011 Supporting, I would suggest Paul Giamatti in Ironclad.
Luke: Strangely I had forgotten about Giamatti, my Mum actually watched the film a couple of years ago and she said that she liked Giamatti quite a lot, the film itself doesnt look good but I would be willing to take your word for it, I have 4 people in 2011 supporting so Giamatti (for now) will be a 5th.
RatedRStar: I don't know who to suggest for your 1995-2001 spreadsheet, but I know there are some obvious nominees there even if I haven't seen it.
Anonymous: Name some of those obvious nominees if u want, I may have forgotten some of them.
RatedRStar: Ray Winstone in Nil By Mouth and The War ZoneMichael Caine in Little VoiceTom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut
The War Zone was not on my list, it will be now, the others were already on.I always kick my table in frustration when an obvious nominee appears but i forget them lol.
RatedRStar: What about Christopher Lee in Jinnah, he said it was the best performance of his career.
Luke: Jinnah is an extremely hard film to find.
Luke: I am not sure about that one, I do know that he said it was his best, but I dont know, we will see, 1998 supporting is stronger than lead so it is possible.
Matt: Found it. :)http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3g40fo
RatedRStar: Is the list nearly complete.
Luke: Which list, 1995-2002 (it goes to 2002 not 2001) or all of it?
Luke: Not yet, really struggling with 1997, 1999 and 2001 supporting, I am not entirely happy with my 1998 lead choices at the moment.
RatedRStar: I'll give a bit of a helping hand with those years if you don't mindNot sure if you have him but Bob Hoskins would be a great choice for 1997 lead (TwentyFourSeven), also John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank1997 SupportingCharlie Creed-Miles (Nil By Mouth)Ruper Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding)John Voight (Anaconda, Wiseau-worthy)Delroy Lindo (A Life Less Ordinary, a nice little performance)1999 Supporting (for lead, Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday, and Denis Lavant in Beau Travail)Paddy Considine (A Room for Romeo Brass)William Dafoe (The Boondock Saints...okay, I'm joking)Stephen Rea (The End of the Affair)Timothy Spall (Topsy-Turvy)James Woods (The Virgin Suicides)2001 SupportingJames Gandolfini (The Mexican)Steve Zahn (Riding in Cars With Boys)Ray Liotta and Paul Reubens (Blow, neither of them have big roles but Liotta is surprisingly moving and Reubens is quite interesting to see how different a character he plays to most of his work)
Calvin: Ill add you on Facebook if you wa because ive noticed your name so many times with my association with others that r on the blogAlso thank you for those suggestions I did have a few of them already (I am glad you had James Woods in supporting as I did) but others I did not so I will put most of them down =D.
want that meant to say not wa lol.
I think James Woods would be considered 2000 instead of 1999 because of the 1999 being a festival release.
Luke: In which case the spreadsheet it is nearly finished, obviously it is not final list but most of them will be.
RatedRStar: For 1939 Lead, I'd suggest Karloff in Son of Frankenstein and Colman in The Light That Failed. By the way, I saw Cooper in the 1933 Bonus Lead lineup spreadsheet for Design for Living. Is good old Coop any good in that film?
Anonymous: I do have Karloff in the bonus 1939 lineup, Colman I will wait on because I have not seen it, Cooper I have seen it and to be honest, he is just fine, certainly better than his Co Star, but in a year like 1933 where there arent gonna be too many 5 star performances I would say it is suitable enough.
Louis: I'm not sure if this question's been asked before, but what are your top 20 performances of all-time. You could include television performances, if you want to.
RatedRStar: Better than March or better than Hopkins?
RatedRStar: Could you possibly give me one of the years you have completed, I know you said you wouldnt give the full spreadsheet but could you help with one of the years.
Anonymous: March, I think March is fine also but he really doesnt do comedy as well as Cooper or Hopkins does, March for me is purely a dramatics man, his funniest performance was on Whats My Line!.Sure which year would you want?
RatedRStar: Would 2000 be ok ?
Anonymous: You want 2000, sure =D for me Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo are both co Lead.Ethan Hawke - HamletWillem Dafoe - Animal FactoryJohn Cusack - High FidelityMark Ruffalo - You Can Count On MeJared Leto - Requiem For A DreamSupportingJames Woods - The Virgin SuicidesJoaquin Phoenix - The YardsDonald Sutherland - PanicLiev Schreiber - HamletPeter Stormare - Dancer In The Dark
RatedRStar: Is Cooper also any good in The Hanging Tree, or let me guess, Malden acts circles around him?
Anonymous: Yes I would agree with that although I still think Scott is solid, its Scotts first big role, I think he stands out well enough, Malden for me is the heart of the film, and by far the best performer,which is why I took Fred Astaire out and put Scott and Malden in.
RatedRStar: Have you got the 1965 Lead complete?
Anonymous: It is finished yes, it isnt final of course, it will never be final until 1965 happens, but as of this moment, yes.
Louis: How close is Tom Hardy, making your top 20 actors list.
RatedRStar: Can you give me the 1963-1969 Bonus Lead spreadsheet just to take a look?
Anonymous: Of course...http://snag.gy/sVRE1.jpg
Anonymous:I'd agree about Ferrer. He sometimes seemed to go theatrical, or subdued at the wrong times. For example I think A Great Man could have used more gusto from him, while his character in A Ship of Fools could have been quite effective if he was more self-contained. When he hit the right times though he was a very effective performer with his more subtle work in Lawrence of Arabia or his appropriately theatrical turn as Cyrano. Luke:Director Peter Weir, not only would I like him back doing something, he'd be a good fit. Hold off on the top 20 for the moment.I'd say Hardy's in it.
For Dancer in the Dark, I'd suggest David Morse as well as I think he probably has the more substantial role of the two, though I do like Stromare in it too.My predictions for their ratings, if Louis does indeed choose these performances:Hawke: 3.5Dafoe: 4.5Cusack: 4Ruffalo: 4Leto: 4Woods: 4Phoenix: 5Sutherland: 4/4.5 (also how about Macy from the same film, looks like he's had his fair share of acclaim too)Schreiber: 4.5Stromare: 3.5
The Bonus Rounds can't come soon enough, I just hope Louis starts off with 2012, 1971 or 1973.
Rating Predictions for my requests.Oliver Reed in The Devils - 5Jon Finch in Macbeth - 4.5Malcolm McDowell in Caligula - 4Ghassan Massoud in Kingdom Of Heaven - 5Michael Fassbender in Jane Eyre - 4Michael Smiley in Kill List - 4.5Peter Mullan in Tyrannosaur - 5Mads Mikkelsen in A Royal Affair - 4.5
Louis: Who do you think would have been better suited for Glenn Ford's role in Gilda?
For 2000 I could have easily said the two Hong Kong performances Francis Ng in 2000 Ad or Roy Cheung in Jiang Hu The Triad Zone but I dont think they will appear.
RatedRStar: You forgot about Anthony Hopkins in Shadowlands for 1993 Lead, which for me is his best work from that year.
Luke: I forgot....
RatedRStar: I'm going to take a wild guess that Matthau is better than Peck in Mirage, am I right?
I was way more impressed with Olivia Colman in Tyrannosaur than I was with Mullan.
Louis: Who are your casts and directors for:Seven (60's, 70's and 80's version)Collateral (70's and 80's version)
Louis: just realised you've seen Advise and Consent. Thoughts and ratings on the cast, and you seem to have missed Laughton our on the rankings.
Oh wait you haven't, my bad.
Calvin: I believe Laughton and Meredith are 4's.
Louis: Will you publish the first review today?
Calvin:I have not recently watched it, I just had noticed I forgot to include the cast. Laughton - 4(Laughton is more than game in his last performance bringing out all the raw bluster you'd want out of a career politician who makes his whole life out of attacking the views of others. He's great in every scene he's got by bringing the sort of over the top spectacle to his "performance" as a senator.)Meredith - 4(A memorable one scene wonder as he establishes quickly this single character's particular shyness and mental condition, as well as his history with Fonda's character, in a matter of moments. It's brilliantly rendered character by Meredith especially since he could have been just a mere throwaway role)Ayres - 3.5(He's good at bringing the needed quiet dignity and intelligence for the role of a man who'd probably be a good leader, but does not have the personal ego to take the position himself)Fonda - 3.5(Very much like his performance in The Best Man as well as in it far less than you'd expect, but he's good in bringing the right heated, yet properly dignified, passion to his character)Murray - 2(Murray as usual leaves much to be desired, as he takes over the film for a good twenty minutes and almost becomes the lead. He's not terrible but there something very much missing out of what should be the most emotional element of the film)Anonymous:Seven 60's directed by Alfred Hitchcock:Mills: Steve McQueenTracy: Carol LynleySomerset: James StewartDoe: Martin Landau70's directed by Brian DePalma:Mills: Harrison FordTracy: Karen AllenSomerset: Robert MitchumDoe: Christopher Lloyd80's directed by William Friedkin:Mills: Mickey RourkeTracy: Jennifer Jason LeighSomerset: Sidney PoitierDoe: William HurtCollateral 70's directed by Don Siegel:Vincent: Clint EastwoodMax: Dustin HoffmanAnnie: Sally KirklandRay: Billy Dee WilliamsFelix: F. Murray AbrahamDaniel: Brock Peters80's directed by Michael Mann (still). Vincent: James CaanMax: Albert BrooksAnnie: Beverly D'AngeloRay: Peter WellerFelix: Raul JuliaDaniel: John Amos
5 - Hardwicke4 - Lahr3 - Richardson2 - Mitchell1 - Cobb
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