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  • BrokenFan
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    #161513

    Wow, Cameron Diaz was voted Best in Show poll about The Counselor. I bet you’ll never hear those words again, but the TRUTH has no temperature. and she was quite good. 

    For this poll, we’ll be taking a look at the MARVELOUS cast of the acclaimed and popular LOTR franchise, which I consider to be one movie. I can only fit 10 so sorry if I left your favorite out! You can select other and specify So who’s the best in show, my precious? 

    2 days, you have. 

    You know what this won’t be the last one, so please give me more suggestions!  I was thinking, Adaption, Gosford Park, and something else

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    Best in Show #1: Meryl Streep – August Osage County 
    Best in Show #2: Mark Wahlberg – I Heart Huckabees 
    Best in Show #3: Sandra Bullock – Crash 
    Best in Show #4: Kim Basinger – L.A. Confidential  
    Best in Show #5: Jack Lemmon – Glengarry Glen Ross 
    Best in Show #6: Amy Adams – American Hustle 
    Best in Show #7: Hugh Jackman – Prisoners   
    Best in Show #8: Peter Finch – Network 
    Best in Show #9: Toni Collette – Little Miss Sunshine  
    Best in Show #10: Julianne Moore – Boogie Nights  
    Best in Show #11: Mark Ruffalo – The Avengers 
    Best in Show #12: Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction  
    Best in Show #13: Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises
    Best in Show #14: Cameron Diaz – The Counselor 

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    Eddy Q
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    #161515

    I’m the first to vote, whipee! I went for Andy Serkis, who pulled off the dual personality of Gollum/Smeagol brilliantly, and his voice and body movement were outstanding. A landmark of motion capture acting which deserved its own Special Achievement Award at the Oscars, not merely a supporting nomination.

    A close 2nd would be Ian McKellen’s Gandalf, especially in the first film, but most of the cast are terrific, including Cate Blanchett and Christopher Lee (can you believe he’s now 92?!!)

    EDIT: Adaptation and Gosford Park would be great choices for a best-in-show poll. And how about Magnolia?

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    Halo_Insider
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    #161516

    Haha, the results from the last poll actually didn’t surprise me too much. Cammie is always going to have people in her corner. And, hey, good on them.

    Talk about a Sophie’s Choice poll, here. So many great performances in characters. If the films had been split, I probably would have gone with:

    Fellowship – Ian McKellen (the film’s guide and patriarch, encompassing the story with his presence even when not onscreen)

    Two Towers – Andy Serkis (an innovation in performance capture used on a character so pathetic and dangerous that you can’t get him out of your head)

    Return of the King – Sean Astin (the true heart of the trilogy, whose earnest nature shines in the story’s climax)

    Taking the trilogy as a whole into account, I would probably go with Serkis, who really made his mark here. Gollum is such a memorable achievement. Just about anyone would be deserving, though. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    #161517

    The trilogy MVP is Ian McKellen, IMHO, but individually: Ian McKellen (Fellowship), Andy Serkis (Two Towers), and Sean Astin (Return of the King).

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    Tye-Grr
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    Haha, the results from the last poll actually didn’t surprise me too much. Cammie is always going to have people in her corner. And, hey, good on them.

    Talk about a Sophie’s Choice poll, here. So many great performances in characters. If the films had been split, I probably would have gone with:

    Fellowship – Ian McKellen (the film’s guide and patriarch, encompassing the story with his presence even when not onscreen)

    Two Towers – Andy Serkis (an innovation in performance capture used on a character so pathetic and dangerous that you can’t get him out of your head)

    Return of the King – Sean Astin (the true heart of the trilogy, whose earnest nature shines in the story’s climax)

    Taking the trilogy as a whole into account, I would probably go with Serkis, who really made his mark here. Gollum is such a memorable achievement. Just about anyone would be deserving, though. 

    We have the same choices per movie! Haha, that’s awesome.

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    Denis
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    #161519

    Fellowship – McKellen

    Two Towers – Mortensen, Serkis.

    Return of The King – Astin

    Overall I will go with Astin, remarkable work and very underrated

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    TomHardys
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    #161520

    Ian McKellen definitely! What a performance!

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    KT
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    This is easy for me, as a huge fan of these movies.  McKellen was the standout in Fellowship, a wonderfully portrayed Gandalf, and Serkis in Two Towers, perfect.  But the one actor who was consistently at the top of his game and an MVP across all three films was Viggo Mortensen.  What a role for him!  We see in The Hobbit movies how vital his character was.  They try to recreate his magic and persona with Thorin and Kili but they don’t have the same raw magnetism of Viggo.  Look at his entrance in Bree…it doesn’t get much cooler than that.  He committed 110% to the role and it totally shows onscreen.  He added the conflict to the Arwen relationship and brought so much realism/stuntwork to the fight scenes.  “If by my life or death I can protect you, I will.”  His presence to the trilogy was essential.

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    babypook
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    #161522

    OMG!

    This cast, was made to be together.

    I see that Billy Boyd made it into the “Other” section. No Sean Bean….imagine if Jackson had kept ALL of the characters in this amazing effort, such as Tom Bombadil. Lol.

     

    Y’all said it for me. Esp KT.

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    vinny
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    #161523

    For me, this one is the one where Astin stole the show.

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    vinny
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    Sidenote, Lee was a close second for me.

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    Andrew Eng
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    We seem to be reaching a consensus: Ian McKellen for FOTR, Andy Serkis for TT, and Sean Astin for ROTK. I wholeheartedly agree with all 3 picks. Shame this cast did not get more individual recognition, when the movies themselves got nominated for everything save in the acting categories. McKellen, thankfully, got in for FOTR and that Oscar should’ve been his. For the purposes of voting, I’m going with Astin who had the biggest character arc in the trilogy. Compare where Sam is in FOTR and then in the final half of ROTK, and it’s jaw-dropping. Other cast members worth mentioning include Viggo Mortensen (so understated and yet so indelible), Bernard Hill (the Theodred funeral scene is heartwrenching), Miranda Otto, Sean Bean etc. This cast was full of riches, and I’m glad they won the SAG ensemble award at least once. 

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    BrokenFan
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    #161526

    OMG I went with my logical choice Ian McKellan, when I really wanted to vote for Viggo Mortensen. I thought he was fantastic consistently in all three. 

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    #161527

    For me, when I think of LOTR, I think of Gandalf and Gollum. Considering how many times I’ve watched these films (which is more than I probably should have, but who cares) I think that Serkis has this incredible impact that sets his performance apart from the others.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #161528

    And if you’re looking for other films to do, may I suggest Judgment at Nuremberg again? Other ones that come to mind are The Departed and Inception. If you’re afraid that not enough people have seen JAN, then it’s a pretty safe bet that almost everyone has seen those.

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