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Poll: Pacino or Pesci
Joe Pesci is better in The Irishman
61 votes (58.65%)
Al Pacino is better in The Irishman
43 votes (41.35%)
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    Victor Cruz
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    The basics are the ones that get impressed by those loud over the top Mannered performances like Pacino and Zellweger. They don’t understand subtlety and Nuance is much more difficult.

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    Darlings, Pesci and without a doubt. Pacino played a parody of himself.

    For once Thatcher is right guys.

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    For once Thatcher is right guys.

    Thanks for the tip Vic but I can actually decide that for myself.

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    The basics are the ones that get impressed by those loud over the top Mannered performances like Pacino and Zellweger. They don’t understand subtlety and Nuance is much more difficult.

    Once again, this is extremely pretentious. Subtleties and nuances are possible and often occur in big, showy performances. And just because someone prefers Pacino over Pesci doesn’t mean they’re basic. It’s actually more basic to deny the subtleties of Pacino’s performance while singing the praises of them in Pesci’s, since his entire performance is subtle, and therefore, it’s easier to pick up on his nuances. And if what you said is true, and people who enjoy performances like Pacino’s don’t understand performances like Pesci’s, then how come so many people have expressed love and admiration for both of them in The Irishman?

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    I’ll decide for myself what is “Myth” and what isn’t.

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    Pacino, but it was a tough race. He stole the show, while still giving an excellent performance as Jimmy Hoffa. He’s technically the heart of the film, showcasing the problems of gangster-hood while being a set-up for the third act. Pesci embodies the lavishness of gangster life, and does so with a nuance that makes you afraid of him while still enjoying his character.

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    Pesci delivered what I believe to be his least recognizable self. Matter of fact, casual, belying a ruthless murderous core.

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    The critics have spoken.

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    Dafoe

    Pesci, though Pacino had his moments. Pacino got given better material, Pesci did better with it. I am glad the likely double nominee in one category is a deserving one this year. When it’s for a subpar movie, it’s such a waste.

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    Pesci. I felt like he brought something I haven’t seen in him before, and I enjoyed how real everything felt. Pacino was great but at times personally it felt a bit forced to me.

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    Both are perfect in their own roles but Pesci is undeniably great in his last scenes in the film where he’s eating lunch with De Niro’s character. He’s just being pure human.

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    i hope Brad Pitt wins the academy award. Pesci and Pacino will cancel each other out.

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    I stated earlier this season that I was watching relatively little because judging things on the surface variably makes for better prognosticating (and I am not enjoying watching movies in general as much these days), but watching The Irishman on Christmas clarified things.  I totally get now how Al Pacino has not won or even been runner-up for a single award and I now consider him quite vulnerable again in terms of missing the nomination.  He is not bad by any means, but it is just Pacino doing the same stuff that we have seen him do for years and for which he has been awarded previously to the point that he is now struggling to score nominations for solid work in the first place, like how he got nothing for Paterno.  You need number-one votes to get a nomination and supporting actor especially has a history of subverting double nominations.  Joe Pesci on the other hand could win because he is both Mark Rylance and Sylvester Stallone rolled into one, with the charismatic characterization and comeback narrative respectively.  I would not award him, but this was an easy vote for Pesci in this poll for me finally and I am surprised that it is so close here. I was right about the movie overall though; I did not need to watch it to know what it was in terms of punditry.

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