May 29, 2020 at 12:22 pm #1203507742
I’m posting this again because apparently the first 2 don’t work. Sorry for the spamming.
Here are mine:
– Sissy Spacek – 3 women
Throughout the whole film she was able to showcase a lot of range, going from weirdly child-like and timid to confident and even selfish at times. That particular scene just blew my mind. She was able to convey so much emotion with just this look.
– Shelley Duvall – 3 women
While Sissy had a showier role, she arguably had the harder role to pull through. While Spacek had the drastic transformation, the film depended on Duvall’s ability to subtly change her manners in order to convey the “morphing” of the two women.
– Judy Holliday – Bells Are Ringing
Judy Holliday is just such a joy to watch. Her comedic timing and charm are in full display in this movie.
– Sandy Dennis – Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
She’s the one that stood out in this incredible ensemble. This chracter is so hard to understand because Dennis brought such a specific and weird nuance to it. No one could have played it the way she did and the way she portrayed the obsession and slow descent into craziness is amazing.
– Liv Ullman – Autumn Sonata
Both leads are absolutely brilliant there but Liv is the MVP for me. Obviously she has a lot of showy material in the second half but my favorite scene of hers is the one in which she listens to her mother play the piano and all the troubles of their relationship come back to her. Perfect acting.
– Ingrid Thulin – Cries and Whispers
A portrayal that’s so haunting and raw that it becomes absolutely terrifying.
– Katharine Hepburn – The Philadelphia Story
What is there to say here? That performance is a classic and a gift that we might not deserve.
– Juliette Binoche – The Lovers on the Bridge
This miserable and ugly role is a real showcase for Binoche and she is heartbreaking throughout. Each of her scenes is so energetic and filled with genuine emotions.
– Anne Dorval – Mommy
She’s loud and over the top but also visceral and intense. She grabs your attention from the first scene and you can’t look away til the very end. She also has that scene at some point that just tears your heart out. I know the film has it’s detractors but it’s hard to not admire her acting.
– Tatyana Samoylova – The Cranes Are Flying
Such a moving performance. Her face is so expressive and she brilliantly succeeds in showcasing the consequences of war on regular people.May 29, 2020 at 1:05 pm #1203507812
In chronological order
Lillian Gish – Broken Blossoms
Maria Falconetti – The Passion of Joan of Arc
Vivien Leigh – Gone With The Wind
Jean-Louis Barrault – Children of Paradise
Barbara Loden – Wanda
Marlon Brando – The Godfather
Margit Cartensen – The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kanst
Liv Ullmann – Scenes From a Marriage
Leslie Cheung – Farewell, My Concubine
Juliette Binoche – Certified Copy
May 29, 2020 at 1:28 pm #1203507857
DeNiro: Taxi Driver
DiCaprio: The Wolf of Wall Street
Phoenix: The Master
Norton: Fight Club
Bale: American Psycho
DeNiro: Once Upon A Time In America
Seymour Hoffman: The Master
DiCaprio: The Aviator
DiCaprio: The RevenantMay 29, 2020 at 3:23 pm #1203508047
would you just post your list instead of trying to cause a mess?
Ok. Here it goes:
1. James Stewart, Vertigo
2. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
3. Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove
4. Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence
5. Marcello Mastroianni, 8 1/2
6. Robert Mitchum, The Night of the Hunter
7. Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now
8. Peter O’ Toole, Lawrence of Arabia
9. Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
10. Marlon Brando, On the WaterfrontMay 30, 2020 at 6:43 am #1203508740
So hard. I’ll only include lead performances, only one per actor and they are in alphabetical order:
Bette Davis, All About Eve
Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress
Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver
Shelley Duvall, 3 Women
Sally Field, Norma Rae
Oliver Reed, The Devils
Sissy Spacek, Carrie
Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake
Jon Voight, Coming Home
Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom
Ugh, this list is only scratching the surface really. So many great performances I can’t include because everyone can count up to 10.May 30, 2020 at 8:41 am #1203508849
In no particular order:
Emily Watson Breaking the Waves
Gena Rowlands A Woman under the Influence
Jane Fonda Klute
Dirk Bogarde Death in Venice
Shelley Duvall Three Women
Christine Lahti Housekeeping
Ian Holm The Sweet Hereafter
Katharine Hepburn Bringing up Baby
Jessica Lange Frances
Jack Nicholson IronweedMay 30, 2020 at 8:44 am #1203508851
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
2. Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
3. Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
4. Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
5. Matt Damon, The Martian
6. Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
7. Mads Mikkelsen, Arctic
8. Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar
9. Mahershala Ali, Green Book
10. Amy Adams, Arrival
Honorable mentions to Viggo in Green Book, DiCaprio in Inception, Hanks & Streep in The Post, and honestly scores of others. I hate having to pick only 10.
"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." - William Gibbs McAdooMay 30, 2020 at 9:53 am #1203508941
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