Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Best Actor 1998: Results

5. Robeto Benigni in Life is Beautiful- Well he certainly smiles a lot and clowns around but that is basically all he does.
4. Nick Nolte in Affliction- Nick Nolte never really becomes that effective in his role here, but I still think he was fine.
3. Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan- Tom Hanks stays as a man to follow through the war epic of a film, and finds time to develop his character despite the nature of the film.
2. Ian McKellen in Gods and Monsters- McKellen gives a very effective, and believable performance as James Whale, suggesting all of his complicated past, and his current predicaments exceedingly well.
1. Edward Norton in American History X- Edward Norton is effective in portraying the intensity of his character's hatred but also the poignancy in his reformation.


joe burns said...

Norton looks amazing!

What did you think of Redgrave in Gods And Monsyers?

Anonymous said...

Norton IS amazing ;)

Louis Morgan said...

I thought Redgrave was fine but nothing special.

dinasztie said...

No surprise here, Norton is brilliant.

Chad said...

The way I see it:
1. Sir Ian McKellen for Gods and Monsters. 95 out of 100.
2. Edward Norton for American History X. 95 out of 100.
3. Tom Hanks for Saving Private Ryan. 75 out of 100.
4. Roberto Benigni for Life is Beautiful. 65 out of 100.
5. Nick Nolte for Affliction. 55 out of 100.