These are my Best Actor nominees for 1990. Feel free to vote for your pick.
Good call on Caan (who I voted for here) and Liotta. I’d add Campbell Scott as well, for Longtime Companion. Maybe even Johnny Depp too, for Edward Scissorhands. Also, the wrong Awakenings leading man was nominated at the Oscars.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (2004) – Counting Crows? Why, Academy, Why?!?!
I really liked Richard Harris in The Field.
We have the same five nominees! All very, very good, but I will always go with Richard Harris who I feel gave one of the most powerful film performances in “The Field”.
Jeremy Irons is really great in Reversal.
It isn’t just the impression but he is genuinely funny in a macabre way. He just has perfect delivery in some of the scenes.
For instance when Dershowitz says “you have one thing going for you, everybody hates you” and Irons replies, “well it’s a start.”
and my favorite
Dershowitz: You’re a very odd man.
Irons: You have no idea.
I think this is what the British would call “droll”