#1: Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises ( 29 % ) vs. Les Miserables ( 71 % )
#2. Bradley Cooper – American Hustle ( 62 % ) vs. TPBTP ( 38 % )
#3. Sandra Bullock- Gravity (97%) vs. The Heat (3%)
#4. Jessica Chastain- The Tree of Life (46%) vs. The Help (54%)
#5. Julianne Moore- Maps To The Stars (40%) vs. Still Alice (60%)
#6. Jennifer Lawrence- The Hunger Games (33%) vs. SLP (67%)
#7. Brad Pitt- Tree of Life (42%) vs. Moneyball (58%)
#8. Keira Knightley- Begin Again (65%) vs. The Imitation Game (35%)
So Keira Knightley ultimately won for her unnominated work in Begin Again. For the next poll, would you have gone with Dennis Hopper’s nominated work in Hoosiers or his iconic turn in Blue Velvet?
His work in Hoosiers is very touching, but his turn in Blue Velvet is one of the finest villainous performances in the history of cinema. He’s completely unhinged, to the point where it’s frightening to take one’s eyes off of him. It’s just incredible.
As good as he was in Hoosiers (and as it stands, I still would consider voting for him), he easily should have been nominated and taken the win for Blue Velvet.
Sure, the whole movie was amazing and deserved more recogniton than it received but one of the strongest aspects was Hopper’s portrayal of Frank Booth, who is easily one of the most sadistic and vile creations to be witnessed and also compelling in a way that you don’t want to be intrigued by him considering he is such a despicible human being.
I’ll go with Hoosiers; not because he’s “better” here, but because his work is so, “uncrazy”. Not the norm for Hopper. The perf reminds me of his absolutely glorious turn in True Romance. It’s Hopper I remember most from Hoosiers.
He’d have been perfect for a role in say, Drive.