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Poll: Pacino or Pesci
Joe Pesci is better in The Irishman
Al Pacino is better in The Irishman
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    ^ Not sure who has claimed a showy performance automatically means no nuance. I for one haven’t said so. The history of cinema is littered with showy performances that are nuanced to the max.

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    thatnerdgreg
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    It’s working for me now. Just voted for Pacino. Something I’ll probably end up doing at the GoldDerby Awards.

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    Riley Chow
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    Yeah, I rebooted the thread, so everyone get out there and vote again!

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    Damiansport1
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    Basics will say Pacino. He was amazing but people with aquired taste know Pecino was superior

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    thatnerdgreg
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    That’s actually extremely pretentious.

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    JackO
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    Pacino is leagues better and will be lone representative from Irishman in this category

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    babypook
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    What do you mean by better?
    Robert de Niro was better than all of them. Not just those two.

    ETA: How do I check the result(s) without voting?

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    thatnerdgreg
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    What do you mean by better? Robert de Niro was better than all of them. Not just those two. ETA: How do I check the result(s) without voting?

    I think this poll was made to see which of the supporting contenders looks stronger right now. That’s why De Niro is excluded. For the record, I’d rank the performances as Pacino, De Niro, Pesci.

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    cinetastic
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    I found Pesci’s performance’s better.

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    ENGLAND
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    Pesci gets my vote. Pacino was great but unfortunately, his character was not allowed to have the ending Pesci’s character did.

    ***SPOILER****
    When Pesci was in jail as an older guy and when he was headed to church, I literally felt something for him. Someone that was suppose to be “evil” had my feeling sorry for him and it did not feel forced like some movies want you to feel bad for the “evil” guy. There wasn’t dramatic music or even a dramatic script for Pesci. It was simply his performance that moved me, especially at the end. I also think he handled the de-aging acting a bot better than De Niro and Pacino.

    Pacino definitely deserves an Oscar nomination as well.

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    Dennis El Mar
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    I’m actually pleased to see that the vote is pretty close right now. The best movies have characters that viewers can interpret in a number of different ways, so it’s a testament to Scorsese, Pacino, and Pesci that there are so many different opinions here and I love to see it.

    FYC: Mary Kay Place in Diane

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    babypook
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    I think this poll was made to see which of the supporting contenders looks stronger right now. That’s why De Niro is excluded. For the record, I’d rank the performances as Pacino, De Niro, Pesci.

    Yes I know. I cant vote and my choice is Lead RdN regardless.

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    cracker of whips, bringer of jocks
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    What’s the deal with this stupid myth that a showy performance automatically means no or almost none subtlety or nuance? Where did your guys get that from? I have the impression that some people consider a more reserved performance is naturally better, deeper and more difficult than a more showy one, which is laughable. This’s not true at all, there is no rule about it. Pacino’s performance has MANY nuances and subtleties, even more than Pesci (an amazing performance too), I’d say. Although he is extremely energetic and charismatic, he shows, at key moments, a subtle vulnerability and even fear in his Jimmy Hoffa. The Frank Tribute dinner scene is the best example of this. Pay attention to his voice and expressions in the conversation with Frank. Pesci also has many nuances and subtleties, but this side of Russell is much more apparent and evident. It is clear from the beginning that the character hides things, is more reserved e etc. This, naturally, creates a subtlety for the character that Pesci exploits very well, but it’s a more obvious subtlety. You get what I mean? And with Jimmy Hoffa, Pacino exploits a hidden and unexpected subtlety. This “showy performance? No subtlety or nuance then” nonsense has also been used to devalue Joaquin’s Joker performance. It’s such a stupid and false criticism.

    Okay boomer.

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    LLLhawks
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    #1203209949

    Just watched this. Definitely Pesci. Pacino seems to be doing his usual. It’s great, but Pesci was better.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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    Thatcher, Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    Darlings, Pesci and without a doubt. Pacino played a parody of himself.

    As a famous singer said, "ain't nobody gonna Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher!"

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