Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1971: Donald Pleasence in Wake in Fright

Donald Pleasence did not receive an Oscar nomination for portraying Doc Tydon in Wake in Fright.

Wake in Fright is rather unique and effective horror film of sorts about a middle-class teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) who finds himself in a mining town known as The Yabba.

Now the film is often described as a thriller though I don't feel that's quite accurate since those usually need more of an exact plot than this film has, although describing the film as a horror film might give the wrong impression as well. It is a horror film just you won't find your usual supernatural monsters, or even serial killers here. You'll just find people. It's all about the people though. Our main character John first enters the mining town, and is shown around by the local sheriff. The place seems like it could be harmless enough, though he finds two of the main sources of entertainment are constant drinking and gambling over a game that involves flipping two coins. As his little tour ends he comes across a man who immediately changes the tone set by the sheriff. That being Donald Pleasence who breaks any possibly positive sentiments with the incisive cynicism in his flawless delivery of his introductory line "All the little devils are proud of hell". Pleasence, as he would later prove with his performance in a Halloween as well, is a master of infusing a sense of dread in words and sets the tone for the rest of the film, which is not a horror of a single event but rather the horror of the very existence of the people in the Yabba, which again is not what you'd expect it to be.

Now with that introduction one might think Doc is somehow separate from the rest of the Yabba, but that's not quite the case, and with that is the brilliance of Pleasence's performance. Pleasence opens with that harsh truth of a man who has no delusions about where he lives, but in just a few moments afterwards we see Doc playing the coin toss game as though he's enjoying it just as much as anyone else. Pleasence plays this as the truth as well, which is very important to the way he develops Doc's character throughout the film. After these initial moments with Doc, where John loses all his money on the coin toss game and becomes stranded in the Yabba. This is where the horror starts which is found in the lifestyle of the men which involves brutal kangaroo hunts, gambling, and almost non-stop drinking. Despite being often in the open air there is a distinct sense of claustrophobia that amounts from the crudity of this life, which slowly seems to penetrate John's sanity. Most of the other denizens are of the place, and every moment is unexplained yet natural, as this is their existence. Pleasence though offers a different view through his portrayal of Doc, who does not quite fit with everyone else, but not in the way John fails to do so.

Again when Doc turns up again it is a card game, where there once again is plenty of drinking, and Pleasence only reveals Doc as a man completely at harmony with the other men as they go about downing yet another beer while making one crude remark after another. However the next morning when John finds himself in Doc's house, his association with the town becomes understood. Pleasence is terrific as Doc explains his enjoyment of what the town of Yabba has. There is devilish quality in Pleasence's grin as he states his ability to have all his sexual desires fulfilled and only looks down upon those who question his lifestyle. The sheer pleasure is shown by Pleasence as something more to the Doc than any of the other people who only know that way of life. Pleasence reveals instead this certain understanding and intelligence in the Doc's words actually, as he basically uses the nature of Yabba to live the life he wishes live, which would not be possible in a more savory place. the thrill Pleasence reveals of a man who has found his place, though again Pleasence does not allow this to be a simplification. Pleasence in that same smile still finds a definite self-loathing within, as he knowledge to perceive the sort of man he has to be to thrive in such a place.

Pleasence sort of takes over the film in its last act in an interesting way, in the way Doc seems to control John. Pleasence again does not do this as one would expect, in that he does not become commanding in the traditional sense. Instead Pleasence exudes an influence in an interesting, organic fashion as though the pleasure oozes from him in a way that spreads into John's mind. Pleasence is excellent as he goes full force to the point that this behavior is made grotesque, as the film intend, though he never makes it inhuman. The base qualities within it are always found deep rooted in Pleasence chilling yet always honest portrayal of this hedonist. This is pivotal to Pleasence's approach which succeeds in being more than just a personification of the Yabba. Pleasence is outstanding in his final scenes that he again subverts. This includes an implied homosexual encounter with John, which Pleasence carefully makes less exploitative than it might have been if the film had been completely left to its own devices. This is found in the surprising tenderness found in Pleasence's interactions with towards John, that again is comfortable with what he's doing, though it places John in a place he's most decidedly not comfortable in. I love Pleasence's final scene as once again presents a warmth as Doc comforts John with an apologetic tone acknowledging he went too far with him. This never feels like an inconsistency as Pleasence makes every aspect of the Doc only part of a cohesive whole. This is exceptional work for Pleasence as he helps craft the horrific atmosphere, though never simplifies his character, creating a fascinating portrait of a man who, for better or worse, has found his place in the world.

72 comments:

GM said...

He's brilliant indeed.

Rating and thoughts on Bond and what rating would you give to the film?

Michael McCarthy said...

So I'm guessing Gould is the one missing out?

Calvin Law said...

Was not expecting a 5 for him. His first I believe; very glad, Pleasance was a fantastic actor. Now I really want to see this.

Michael: could be Fox, he has the less 'beefy' role of the two.

Michael McCarthy said...

Yes, however Fox had the advantage of not being terrible.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: I'm absolutely pleased that Pleasence has a five at last and I hope you're beginning to pick up the pace again with the reviews.

Anonymous said...

Pleasance is the only one I've seen out of this lineup and he was amazing. Glad that he has a 5 now since he is so underrated.

Robert MacFarlane said...

@Michael: What were your issues with Gould?

Alex Marqués said...

Wow, now I really want to check this out. I think Pleasance will be second in the overall list.

Anonymous said...

Louis do you want to give your brief thoughts on the person who has missed out, and his rating?

Luke Higham said...

Has anyone seen Time After Time with McDowell and Warner.

RatedRStar said...

Luke: I haven't but I want to, I put Warner in my supporting list for 79, I heard some very good things about him.

John Smith said...

Louis, your top ten Tom Cruise performance and your thoughts of him as an actor

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: Can I have your remaining lists from 1995 onwards.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: I thought Warner and McDowell were both great. If their was a 1970s Red Eye, Warner would be a terrific Jack Rippner.

Daniel Thornton said...

Red Eye is a pretty good film, although Cillian get his head kicked in so many times in that film, a pen to the neck, tripping over chairs lol.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar is gone. :(

RatedRStar said...

Haha never, although everyone pretty much knows my name anyway.

1995 Lead
Kevin Spacey - Swimming With Sharks
Jack Nicholson - The Crossing Guard
Mark Rylance - Angels & Insects
Takeshi Kaneshiro - Fallen Angels
Kevin Bacon - Murder In The First

1996 Lead
Max Von Sydow - Hamsun
Jeffrey Wright - Basquiat
Denzel Washington - Courage Under Fire
Albert Brooks - Mother
James Spader - Crash

1997 Lead
Kevin Kline - In & Out
Ray Winstone - Nil By Mouth
Stellan Skarsgård - Insomnia
John Cusack - Grosse Pointe Blank
Aaron Eckhart - In the Company of Men

1998 Lead
Sean Gullette - Pi
Peter Mullan - My Name Is Joe
Michael Caine - Little Voice
Hugo Weaving - The Interview
James Woods - Vampires

1999 Lead
Tom Cruise - Eyes Wide Shut
Ray Winstone - The War Zone
Denis Lavant - Beau Travail
Nicolas Cage - Bringing Out The Dead
Om Puri - East Is East

RatedRStar said...

1995 Supporting
Peter Dinklage - Living in Oblivion
Robert Mitchum - Dead Man
Elias Koteas - Exotica
Delroy Lindo - Clockers
Maximillian Schell - Little Odessa

1996 Supporting
David Bowie - Basquiat
Benicio Del Toro - Basquiat
Joe Pantoliano - Bound
Richard Jenkins - Flirting with Disaster
Liev Schreiber - Walking And Talking

1997 Supporting
Rupert Everett - My Best Friends Wedding
Liev Schreiber - Scream 2
Jason Lee - Chasing Amy
Tom Selleck - In & Out
Roy Scheider - The Myth of Fingerprints

1998 Supporting
Donald Sutherland - Without Limits
William Hurt - One True Thing
Robert Duvall - The Gingerbread Man
Alex Haw - Following
Sam Lee - Biozombie

1999 Supporting
Anthony Wong - The Mission
Roy Cheung - The Mission
Francis Ng - The Mission
Timothy Spall - Topsy Turvy
Paddy Considine - A Room for Romeo Brass

RatedRStar said...

Luke: Ill give the rest some other time so it doesn't crowd out the blog.

Alex Marqués said...

Great to see Kaneshiro included, I really liked him.

RatedRStar said...

I was tempted to put Leon Lai on there as well for Fallen Angels, but being how he has given so many bad performances I really felt the same way Louis feels about Sean Penn, in that I dont feel he deserves to be recognised anymore lol.

Anonymous said...

Here is a question for everyone, what is everyones regrets or decisions that they made on the blog? like said something that they then changed their mind on or regretted making?.

mcofra7 said...

Requesting Gyllehaal in Source Code

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I don't really have any, though giving Kravchenko to Michael Patison, could be a minor one, whenever we get to his review.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous: Requesting Gary Cooper in Man of the West.

RatedRStar said...

Anonymous: I probably have more regrets on this blog than anyone else lol there is at least 11 that I can think of that others could guess as well.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I actually do have quite a few regrets when it comes to the prediction contests. 1967 Lead springs to mind.

Michael McCarthy said...

Robert: He had absolutely no charisma. It was baffling that Andersson's character always wanted to come back to him when he treated her so poorly because he also had no charm and resisted every attempt that Andersson made to achieve chemistry. On top of that, in the early scenes where he is first starting to pursue her it sounds like he's reading lines off a page in the most dull way he can think of, which is ironic considering the film wants you to believe that she's cheating on her husband because Gould's character is more exciting than we husband. Oddly enough, von Sydow's performance is actually a great example of how to play a boring person interestingly.

RatedRStar said...

I dont think requesting Jake Gyllenhaal for Source Code was a bad thing, he is perfectly fine, heck I think my request of Daniel Wu instead of Nicholas Tse was a headscratcher since Calvin Law himself said Nicholas Tse was better and I know Louis will say the same as well lol.

Matt Mustin said...

I'd give Gyllenhaal a solid 4 for Source Code. It's a very effective performance, but there's not really much worth talking about.

RatedRStar said...

Matt Mustin: Its just like a good carrying performance, that isnt amazing but is always good, the film is good 2, I reckon Louis will say the same about Jake there as he did about Harrison Ford in Witness.

Louis: I know William Hurt is obviously the best out of the 1985 nominees, its my favorite homosexual performance ever, I do think you were a little harsh on Harrison Ford, simply because I think he does things in that film that he never did in future films, like when he takes the gun away from the final villain and nearly crys, or even his reaction when he kills Danny Glover, that scared desperate reaction.

Calvin Law said...

He's consistently good throughout and has excellent chemistry with Monaghan. Also his phone call scene at the end is pretty well acted. Agreed with Matt, a strong 4 is where I'd go. It's not a bad request, just that 2011 is so incredibly packed.

Calvin Law said...

I completely agree with RatedRStar about Ford and Witness. He should be a 4 at the very least. He reminded me a bit of Stephen Rea in The Crying Game actually; a very subtle performance that grows on re-watch.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: If I were to predict the 1985 top 10, I'd probably go with:
1. Hurt/Julia
3. Nakadai
4. Kravchenko
5. Fox
6. Brandauer
7. Stoltz
8. Curry
9. Eastwood

Calvin Law said...

Also Hurt is probably my #2. He's brilliant and probably has more direct focus overall than my winner Nakadai, but Nakadai has these absolutely brilliant scenes in the second and third act that make up for a decreasing amount of screentime as the film progresses.

Luke Higham said...

*1985 Lead Top 10.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I'd give Gyllenhaal a 3 at most for Source Code. Then again I only seem to truly appreciate him when he plays weirdos or freaks.

Calvin Law said...

Luke:That seems probable. Shame that Pryce and Daniels won't even be in the top 10. What a strong year.

Luke Higham said...

I'd probably give Gyllenhaal a 3.5 for Source Code.

Calvin Law said...

Robert: What do you think of him in Brokeback Mountain?

RatedRStar said...

I forgot to use account lol ill get used to it.

I will give my list of my regrets I think.

1)Steve Carell
2)Harold Russell
3)Joaquin Phoenix (the top 3 were disgraceful from me, mocking Steve Carell by calling him a penquin nosed c***, Joaquin for his personal life, and Harold Russell for beating Claude Rains and then stating that the only reason I joined the blog was to see Rains beat Russell was pretty bad from me.
4)Calling James Cagney a one tricky pony (Louis called me out on it deservedly)
5)Constant Hong Kong requests despite only a few doing well
6)Mocking Meryl Streep for her 2000s onwards nominations (I deservedly got called out by Robert for it)
7)Calling Spencer Tracy a useless actor (Fisti called me out on that 2 deservedly)
8)Biasedness towards actors like Claude Rains and Montgomery Clift
9)Constantly showing biased toward actors I like like Sam Lee and Nicholas Tse (I got called out by some homophobe for it lol)

Anonymous said...

Gyllenhaal is a 4 for me and I'd agree with Calvin and RatedRStar about Ford in Witness.

RatedRStar said...

I should say I adore the Crying Game, but I understand what Louis means with Rea being a bit ruined by the first 20 minutes of the film, Forest Whitaker I actually liked despite his accent, there was an emotional core to his death. I would probably give both Harrison Ford and Stephen Rea a 4.

RatedRStar said...

Witness is actually a really good film, I mean that camera work, sounds minor but when Danny Glover runs towards Harrison Ford and he shotguns him it gave me a massive jolt lol.

Oh another regret I have is hinting to people like McCarthy about my depression, which was wrong of me when I am happy right now =D I will get very emotional of course when Louis reviews Jakub in Suicide Room because of similar we are =D.

Anonymous said...

Aside from requesting Cooper in Man of the West, I'll say I regret having been a little harsh on Peck as an actor during my first days on this blog.

JackiBoyz said...

RatedRstar: I knew you would mention that film, I did see it eventually, I gotta be honest, I dont think Suicide Room is a good film because it feels so cheaply made at times and has some terrible acting, I will say that I think most people will hate Jakub Gierzals performance because he is so unlikable for the first part of the film, I wouldnt say that about you though, and I do not recall you attempting anything that Gierzal does.

Daniel Thornton and Jakub Gierzal in Suicide Room do look alike though lol.

Calvin Law said...

RatedRStar: Nothing wrong with talking about feelings man. :)

But what do you feel let's Rea down in the last 20 minutes or so? I agree he's kind of placed in the background but his final few reactions are incredibly powerful. His scenes with Whitaker though are the best easily (he's an easy 5 for me and my win for the year, Whitaker is a 3.5, the accent is terrible but the emotional work is great)

RatedRStar said...

JackiBoyz: True, I am totally happy =D, and yes I think Gierzal and I do lookalike, my black emo fringe and all =D, and yes Suicide Room is not a great film but I cant help but love it.

I personally thought Cooper was fine in Man Of The West =D.

Anonymous said...

RatedRStar: About Spencer Tracy in Mans Castle, is he any good in that?

RatedRStar said...

Calvin Law: I dont think Rea ever does bad, Reas style is similar in most things he does, for example in tv shows like Citizen X, and even his bafta nominated/winning performances in The Shadow Line and The Honorable Woman, he takes a very low key approach which usually works well, in The Crying Game he does this also, I cannot really fault him if I am honest, I guess I feel that maybe he could have been given more to do.

RatedRStar said...

Anonymous: Saw the spreadsheet did you hehe xD =D,

Tracy (4) This is probably the most lowly we have seen Tracy as a man very sympathetic for anothers cause, I always feel that Loretta Young has the emotional scenes but Tracy for me works as well as he always seems like a just a nice man who wants to help another, their chemistry is very well done as its almost like a kindly person helping a homeless person recover, its simple but well done.

Anonymous said...

RatedRStar: What are your thoughts on the Bafta nominees for 2016, Best Actor and Supporting Actor, particuarly the winners Mark Rylance and Tom Courtenay?

RatedRStar said...

Anonymous: I still have not seen Mark Rylance (shame on me) or any of the best actor nominees) I have only seen 2 of the supporting nominees

Tom Courtenay (4.5) The Unforgotten is a pretty standard procedural but Courtenay absolutely brings the truma to the part, despite the fact he plays a homophobe Courtenay always gives the depth to a broken man who regrets his past and being in a wheelchair has no choice but to sit and just regret the past, I should also say Courtenay can be quite vicious when he wants to be giving a good mystery as to whether he is a killer or not.

Cyril Nri (4) Cucumber is a pretty poor gay drama akin to Queer as Folk as most of the acting is cartoonish and the tonal shifts between comedy and drama are just too abrupt, Nri is really the only performance that gets the tone right as he is very Clifton Webbish in his venom humour which is darkly funny, but then as a desperate scared person about to be killed he is fantastic as a man who is all words but little action.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Rating and thoughts on these films:
Bride of Frankenstein
The Misfits
All Quiet on the Western Front
Champion (1949)
Trial (1955)
Gilda
The Big Heat
Detective Story

Anonymous said...

Louis: I would love to get your thoughts on You Only Live Twice, Donald Pleasance was pretty good, I thought the film was solid as well with a great theme.

RatedRStar said...

Luke:

2000 Lead
Ethan Hawke - Hamlet
Daniel Craig - Some Voices
John Cusack - High Fidelity
Mark Ruffalo - You Can Count On Me
Jared Leto - Requiem For A Dream

2001 Lead
Liu Ye - Lan Yu
John Cameron Mitchell - Hedwig And The Angry Itch
Kevin Spacey - The Shipping News
Anthony LaPaglia - Lantana
Mark Rylance - Intimacy

2002 Lead
Leslie Cheung - Inner Senses
Kieran Culkin - Igby Goes Down
Campbell Scott - Roger Dodger
James Nesbitt - Sunday Bloody Sunday
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Dirty Pretty Things

2003 Lead
Robert Duvall - Open Range
Oliver Gourmet - The Son
Daniel Bruhl - Good Bye, Lenin!
Billy Bob Thornton - Bad Santa
Andy Lau - Running On Karma

2004 Lead
Joseph Gordon Levitt - Mysterious Skin
Ethan Hawke - Before Sunset
Gael Garcia Bernal - Bad Education
Christian Bale - The Machinist
Kevin Spacey - Beyond The Sea

2005 Lead
Tony Leung Ka Fai - Election
Daniel Auteuil - Caché
Cillian Murphy - Breakfast On Pluto
Bill Murray - Broken Flowers
Tom Wilkinson - Separate Lies

2006 Lead
Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat
Mads Mikkelsen - After The Wedding
Ben Whishaw -Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Toby Jones - Infamous
Michael Shannon - Bug

Calvin Law said...

Ooh have actually seen a few of these I can give ratings on:

Cusack: 4
Ruffalo: 4.5
Leto: 3.5
Liu: 4.5
Rylance: 4
Culkin: 4 (verging on a 4.5)
Ejiofor: 4.5 (verging on a 5)
Duvall/Costner: 4 (excellent film)
Bruhl: 4.5 (brilliant film)
Thornton: 5 (I keep forgetting him in my 2003 ballots, he'd probably be #3 for me)
Lau: 3
Levitt: 5
Hawke: 4.5 (I personally think he's equally great in all 3 films)
Leung: 4.5
Murphy: 4.5
Murray: 4
Cohen: 4
Whishaw: 4
Jones: 4.4.5
Shannon: 5

Robert MacFarlane said...

I recommend Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Brick for 2006 Lead. Nice little badass performance from him.

RatedRStar said...

Supporting Actor 2000
James Woods - The Virgin Suicides
Joaquin Phoenix - The Yards
Donald Sutherland - Panic
Liev Schreiber - Hamlet
Francis Ng - 2000 Ad

Supporting Actor 2001
James Gandolfini - The Mexican
Hayden Christensen - Life As A House
Bob Hoskins - Last Orders
Tom Courtenay - Last Orders
Patrick Tam - Born To Be Wild

Supporting Actor 2002
Ralph Fiennes - Red Dragon
Willem Dafoe - Auto Focus
John C Reilly - The Good Girl
Mads Mikkelsen - Open Hearts
Ray Winstone - Ripleys Game

Supporting Actor 2003
Francis Ng - Infernal Affairs II
Liu Kai Chi - Infernal Affairs II
Ray Liotta - Identity
Charles Dance - Swimming Pool
Eddie Cheung - Running On Karma

Supporting Actor 2004
Daniel Wu - New Police Story
Nicholas Tse - New Police Story
Phil Davis - Vera Drake
Peter Sarsgaard - Garden State
Ian Holm - Garden State

RatedRStar said...

Robert: Shit I forgot about him, and Lukas Haas as well lol. I will replace Shannon with Levitt.

Calvin Law said...

I need to re-watch Brick.

Woods: 4
Phoenix: 4.5 (verging on a 5)
Sutherland: 4
Ng: 4.5
Gandolfini: 4
Hoskins/Courtenay: 4.5
Ng (Infernal Affairs II): 4.5
Liu: 4
Cheung: 3.5 (I actually think the other Cheung is the acting highlight)
Wu: 3
Tse: 4
Davis: 3.5
Sarsgaard: 4
Holm: 4

RatedRStar said...

Actually I will swap Jones with Levitt.

2006 Lead
Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat
Mads Mikkelsen - After The Wedding
Ben Whishaw -Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Joseph Gordon Levitt - Brick
Michael Shannon - Bug

2007 Lead
Mathieu Amalric - The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Tony Leung Chiu Wai - Lust, Caution
Ryan Gosling - Lars And The Real Girl
Sam Riley - Control
Karl Markovics - The Counterfeiters

2008 Lead
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Synedoche New York
Nicholas Tse - The Beast Stalker
William Hurt - The Yellow Handkerchief
Joaquin Phoenix - Two Lovers
Mads Mikkelsen - Flame & Citron

2009 Lead
Willem Dafoe - Antichrist
Jim Carrey - I Love You Phillip Morris
Michael Fassbender - Eden Lake
Lau Ching Wan - Overheard
Steve Evets - Looking For Eric

2010 Lead
Riz Ahmed - Four Lions
Michael Douglas - Solitary Man
Ryan Reynolds - Buried
Mads Mikkelsen - Valhalla Rising
Casey Affleck - The Killer Inside Me

RatedRStar said...

Best Supporting Actor 2005
Ghassan Massoud - Kingdom Of Heaven
Edward Norton - Kingdom Of Heaven
Alexander Siddig - Kingdom Of Heaven
Stephen Dillane - Nine Lives
Cillian Murphy - Red Eye

2006 Supporting Actor
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Mission Impossible III
Liu Ye - Curse Of The Golden Flower
Ian Gouw - After This Our Exile
Daniel Craig - Infamous
Channing Tatum - A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

2007 Supporting Actor
Stephen Graham - This Is England
Max Von Sydow - The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
August Diehl - The Counterfeiters
Chow Yun Fat - The Postmodern Life of My Aunt
Ronald Cheng - Mr Cinema

2008 Supporting Actor
Peter O Toole - Dean Spanley
Takeshi Kaneshiro - Red Cliff
Chang Chen - Red Cliff
Wang Xueqi - Forever Enthralled
Liu Kai Chi - The Beast Stalker

2009 Supporting Actor
Niels Arestup - A Prophet
Won Bin - Mother
Eric Cantona - Looking For Eric
James Gandolfini - Where The Wild Things Are
Alex Fong - Overheard

RatedRStar said...

Calvin Law: Cecilla Cheung is very good in Running On Karma but I couldnt suggest an actress lol so I went with Eddie lol.

RatedRStar said...

Calvin Law: I forgot about the dark police drama P...T.....U

Best Supporting Actor 2003
Francis Ng - Infernal Affairs II
Liu Kai Chi - Infernal Affairs II
Ray Liotta - Identity
Charles Dance - Swimming Pool
Lam Suet - P.T.U (Nominated for Golden Horse and Golden Bauhinia Awards)

RatedRStar said...

Best Supporting Actor 2006 (Forgot about Lukas Haas)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Mission Impossible III
Liu Ye - Curse Of The Golden Flower
Ian Gouw - After This Our Exile
Daniel Craig - Infamous
Lukas Haas - Brick

Best Supporting Actor 2010
Liu Kai Chi - The Stool Pigeon
Bob Hoskins - Made in Dagenham
Masaki Okada - Confessions
Teddy Robin - Gallants
Wang Xueqi - Reign Of Assassins

Best Supporting Actor 2011
Nikolaj Coster -Waldau - Headhunters
Patton Oswalt - Young Adult
Trond Nilssen - King Of Devils Island
Ezra Miller - We Need To Talk About Kevin
Michael Fassbender - Jane Eyre

Best Supporting Actor 2012
Simon Russell Beale - The Deep Blue Sea
Garrett Hedland - On the Road
Ronald Cheng - Vulgaria
Domhnall Gleeson - Shadow Dancer
Cillian Murphy - Broken

Best Supporting Actor 2013
Bill Nighy - About Time
Joel Edgerton - The Great Gatsby
Eddie Peng - Unbeatable
Tong Dawei - American Dreams In China
Keith Stanfield - Short Term 12

Best Supporting Actor 2014
Sam Shepard - Cold In July
Don Johnson - Cold In July
Alex Fong - Overheard 3
Lam Suet - The Midnight After
Choi Min Sik - Lucy

RatedRStar said...

Luke: I have not done 2015 yet

Sorry for crowding the blog out lol.

2011 Lead
Peter Mullan - Tyrannosaur
Jake Gyllenhaal - Source Code
Ralph Fiennes - Coriolanus
Jakub Gierzal - Suicide Room
Michael Smiley - Kill List
Daniel Henshall - Snowtown
Tom Cullen - Weekend
Woody Harrelson - Rampart
Antonio Banderas - The Skin I Live In
Omar Sy - The Intouchables

2012 Lead
Mads Mikkelsen - A Royal Affair and The Hunt
Toby Jones - Berbarian Sound Studio
Matthias Schoenaerts - Rust And Bone
Tom Courtenay - Quartet
Terence Stamp - A Song For Marion

2013 Lead
Ethan Hawke - Before Midnight
Nick Cheung - Unbeatable
James McAvoy - Trance
Lee Kang Sheng - Stray Dogs
Xavier Dolan - Tom At The Farm

2014 Lead
Tom Hiddleston - Only Lovers Left Alive
Dan Stevens - The Guest
Daniel Wu - That Demon Within
Jack O Connell - 71
Antoine-Olivier Pilon - Mommy

Robert MacFarlane said...

Absolutely NO ONE from Garden State. I won't allow it. I won't.

RatedRStar said...

Robert: You didnt like Garden State? I wasnt recommending the two leads lol =D dont worry, just Ian Holm who gives a lot of depth to a father who cannot connect with his son and the scene stealing Peter =D.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I will not allow that film anywhere near this blog in any shape or form. Shame on you.

RatedRStar said...

Robert: You havent told me why you dislike it, why do you dislike it, I think its a fine enough film, what about Holm and Peter lol.

Louis Morgan said...

Gm:

Bond - 4(He's rather good in the role by naturally portraying the gradual way John gets caught up in the town. At first he shows this to just be basically a rush of greed in his eyes in the gambling. After that point he's very effective in realizing the way John begins to degrade in every respect particularly mentally while still maintaining an honesty in the way he gets caught up in one more night of drinking, hunting or gambling each and every time. It's a good performance as he finds the horror of the situation through the realistic way he portrays John's descent throughout.)

I'd give the film a five.

Michael:

Indeed, and I agree with your sentiments towards his performance.

Anonymous:

Michael summed up my own feelings towards his performance and I'd give Gould a 1.

John Smith:

Cruise - (Though there are a few roles where he goes in the wrong direction, for the most part he is rock solid leading man, and just firmly example of a true movie star. I find him like someone like Clint Eastwood in that he's someone who has an exact range and know how to stretch this correctly. In the right circumstances that fit within this he is capable of true greatness, and even when that's not the case he's usually pretty good.)

Top Ten:

1. Collateral
2. Magnolia
3. Edge of Tomorrow
4. Minority Report
5. Tropic Thunder
6. Risky Business
7. Jerry Maguire
8. Rain Man
9. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
10. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

RatedRStar:

If it makes you'll happy I'll give Witness another look, I really don't mind.

Anonymous:

I think it's a decent enough Bond film, though that scene of Bond going "undercover" as a Japanese, is more than a little ridiculous to the point that the film recognizes it. It's entertaining though and Pleasence makes for a good, if all too brief, Blofeld.