Some misses, some hits.
Interesting list…this will be hard to rank for me.
#4-Tom Hanks, Philadelphia (deserving win…would also consider Liam Neeson)
#5-Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump (also deserving but would consider Newman and Freeman)
#6-Nicholas Cage (strong work but still not passionate about it)
#7-Jack Nicholson (should’ve been Fonda or Duvall)
#8-Kevin Spacey (skeptical about this one….I’d consider giving it to Farnsworth or even Crowe, who was actually good in The Insider)
#9-Roberto Beningi (he wasn’t as bad as people made him out to be. I actually liked him, but I would’ve given it to McKellan)
#10-Al Pacino (of his 8 nominations, this was the only time I found him to be the weakest and of course, he ended up winning…would’ve given it to Washington or Rea).