Saturday, 9 July 2011

Best Actor 1988: Results

5. Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man- Hoffman is consistent of his portrayal of an autistic savant, it is not anything all that good but it does technically work in context of the film.
4. Tom Hanks in Big- Hanks gives a good enough romantic and comedic performance. He is charming enough, and some of his man boy behavior is quite well handled, although not all of it.
3. Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver- Olmos gives a persistent, passionate enough performance as the inspirational teacher. It is not anything special, but it is as the part should be.
2. Max von Sydow in Pelle the Conqueror- Sydow is regulated much of the time to the background in this film. When he does show up he gives a realistic performance, that has some nice moments, but again like the rest of the nominees below him it never becomes anything that special.
1. Gene Hackman in Mississippi Burning- Hackman gives the best performance of this lineup, which frankly did not take a lot to do. His performance is good on its own. It has an effective visceral power, and does properly establish his character. He also has just some great individual moments that really stand out, the type of moments sorely lacking from the rest of the nominees.
Deserving Performances:
Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers
Bob Hoskins in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Bill Murray in Scrooged


Anonymous said...

Just what I expected, great! Can you do 1953, 1966, 1978 or 2002 next please!!!

Anonymous said...

I like that you recognized Bob Hoskins and Bill Murray! Admittedly, I haven't seen either of those films, but Comedy performances deserve more recognition by the Academy.

Fritz said...

I like that Dustin and Tom are at the bottom! :-)

RatedRStar said...

Yay I got my predictions right on Hackman and Sydow

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous: Your requested years will be soon but not next.

Michael Patison said...

What did you think of John Malkovich in Dangerous Liaisons?

Macy Brumbelow said...

What did you think of John Malkovich in Dangerous Liaisons?