March 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm #542933
Who gave the best performance in a film directed by Darren Aronofsky? If your top choice isn’t on the list of options, vote “other,” and specify in a post who you think gave the best performance in one of his films.March 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm #542935
For me, it was an easy choice. Ellen Burstyn.March 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm #542936
The leads: Burstyn > Portman >> Rourke >>>>>>> Jackman (all great)
Supporting: Tomei >>> Connelly >>>>>> Hershey >> Weisz > Wayans > Kunis > LetoMarch 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm #542937
Ellen Burstyn is beyond amazing in REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. Easily gets my vote.March 15, 2013 at 1:33 am #542938
For me it’s also Ellen Burstyn although Natalie Portman was close behind. Supporting players have no chance in this poll. Among them I think it’s Jennifer Connelly and then Mila Kunis. I’d switch Marlon Wayans for Jared Leto.March 15, 2013 at 4:33 am #542939
NUMBER 1March 15, 2013 at 4:52 am #542940
Ellen Burstyn was scary good. She was robbed. They should show that movie in schools instead of pointless seminars about drugs.March 15, 2013 at 5:36 am #542941
Ellen Burstyn was scary good. She was robbed. They should show that movie in schools instead of pointless seminars about drugs.
And, given the admiration and dependance of USA on movies and film industry, I don’t understand how they don’t show that movie more.March 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm #542942
Winona Ryder was quite good in Black Swan, even if her role was brief. I wanted to include her as an option in the poll, but I tried to be as impartial as possible by including the actors and actresses who had the most awards and nominations for their roles. It’s a shame that Ryder’s only awards recognition for this film was for Best Ensemble prizes.March 15, 2013 at 10:47 pm #542943
Ellen Burstyn was scary good. She was robbed.
I agree, but I think Mickey Rourke was more robbed. At least the Academy didn’t rob a third Aronofsky lead with Natalie Portman.March 16, 2013 at 7:43 am #542944
Natalie Portman then BurstynMarcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantMarch 18, 2013 at 6:57 am #542945
Its hard to choose between Rourke, Portman, and Burstyn. But, I chose Burstyn.March 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm #542946
I’m surprised (but pleased) Burstyn is leading. I thought for sure Portman would win. Yes, she’s close, but it’s nice to see people haven’t forgotten her work in “Requiem For A Dream”, but then again, I think that’s nearly impossible. She was fantastic.
But I voted for Rourke. Because, goddamnit, I just liked him more, and it is to me the most human character and performance of all Aronofski films (and that’s saying something). It was just so powerful and raw. Jackman is my very close second, as I find him heartbreaking in the film, a very underrated performance.
And count me in the very small minority that didn’t like Portman’s performance. In fact, I consider her easily the weakest of the line-up and I much prefered Mila Kunis, who I felt had sort of a nuanced sensuality that made the role quite interesting.