January 7, 2021 at 1:23 pm #1203967983
The fact you only included men is sending me…and not for a good reason.
He created a thread “which actor will define the decade” but didn’t include any female actors…
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"January 7, 2021 at 1:26 pm #1203968000
Vivien Leigh Gone With the WindJanuary 7, 2021 at 2:59 pm #1203968203
I hate overacting that’s why I think Al Pacino in The Godfather 1 is my favorite. So natural. Just like Russell Crowe in Gladiator, American Gangster and The Insider. Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 1, First Blood and Creed 1. Robert De Niro in Heat. Ryan Gosling in Drive. And Gary Oldman in León The ProffesionalJanuary 7, 2021 at 3:15 pm #1203968230
Of course I’ll echo Rowlands as a possible answer. Others include Nikolai Cherkasov in Ivan the Terrible, Jet Li in Once upon a Time in China, Sheryl Lee in Fire Walk with Me, and Vitalina Varela in, well, you know lol.January 7, 2021 at 4:20 pm #1203968320
Denzel Washington, Malcolm XJanuary 7, 2021 at 4:36 pm #1203968345
It saddens me so much that the closest we’ve got to anyone on here mentioning a performance with some comedy in it is Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine. The genre bias I will never understand.January 7, 2021 at 4:47 pm #1203968349
It saddens me so much that the closest we’ve got to anyone on here mentioning a performance with some comedy in it is Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine. The genre bias I will never understand.
Somebody said Colin Farrell in In Bruges and also Robert De Niro in King of Comedy so you must not have looked hard enoughJanuary 7, 2021 at 4:56 pm #1203968357
Robert De Niro – Raging Bull, The King of Comedy
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Olivia DeHavilland – The Heiress
Mo’nique – Precious
Ingrid Bergman – Casablanca, Autumn Sonata
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Jamie Foxx – Ray
Judy Garland – A Star is Born
Whoopie Goldberg – The Colour Purple
Just the first ones I thought ofJanuary 7, 2021 at 5:05 pm #1203968365
Somebody said Colin Farrell in In Bruges and also Robert De Niro in King of Comedy so you must not have looked hard enough
Tbf I did miss these. But actually think my point still stands when we’ve had so many performances mentioned so far and these and maybe DiCaprio in Wall Street are the only ones that are persistently comedic.January 7, 2021 at 5:10 pm #1203968377
Definitely Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc. I don’t see how anyone else could possibly outperform her there. Even with the handicap of silence her facial expressions alone make it one of the most nuanced and well-delivered performances in film history.
DDL in TWBB, Homayuon Ershadi in Taste of Cherry, and the two leads of Amadeus also come to mind.
FYC: Evie the Cow for Best Supporting ActressJanuary 7, 2021 at 5:10 pm #1203968379
Love the Marion Cotillard mentions along with Streep in SOPHIE’S CHOICE, Rowlands in A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, and Falconetti in THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC.
I’ll through in Bibi Andersson for PERSONA and Liv Ullman in SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE.
Oh and Juliette Binoche in BLUE.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 7, 2021 at 5:12 pm #1203968383
Tbf I did miss these. But actually think my point still stands when we’ve had so many performances mentioned so far and these and maybe DiCaprio in Wall Street are the only ones that are persistently comedic.
I think Comedy performances don’t leave as much emotional impact on you after watching so people don’t think of them when asked about best performance of all time.January 8, 2021 at 8:00 am #1203969355
I have to lend another mention to Falconetti’s Joan, but so much great stuff has been written about this performance that I don’t feel I have much to add of great value. All I can say is I’ve never seen another film performance that I feel truly surpasses it, even while the influence it has had is so rich and expansive.
Some outstanding performances that don’t get noticed enough these days, even by cinephiles:
Vanessa Redgrave – The Devils (1971)
Klaus Maria Brandauer – Mephisto (1981)
David Thewlis – Naked (1993)
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