5. John Hurt in 1984 - Hurt gives a devastating of a portrait of a man slowly finding humanity only to have it immediately and violently expunged from his soul.
Best Scene: "I love you"
4. Sean Connery in The Offence - Connery plays into yet also against type in creating a brutal and powerful portrait of a man unraveling within his mental trauma from his work as a detective of the worst crimes.
Best Scene: What really happened.
3. Claude Laydu in Diary of a Country Priest - Laydu gives a moving portrait of a man curious descent as he becomes confounded by his duties intertwined within personal doubts.
Best Scene: Personal Confession.
2. Al Pacino in Scarecrow - Pacino gives one of his best performances in his expressive, endearing but also very moving portrayal of a man who tries to get through his tough life by bringing joy to others.
Best Scene: "Baptism"
1. Nicol Williamson in The Bofors Gun - Honestly watching this performance again, this work deserves far more recognition in general, as it is one of the most captivating and searing portrayals of a self-destructive man that I've seen.
Best Scene: Asking for an answer.
Next: Still 43 lead/supporting, which judging by what I've seen so far, will not be a lineup, not that they're bad performances, just haven't found anything *too* remarkable yet.