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Initial post: 10 May 2011 02:59:26 BDT
Ian Sinty says:
I'll start by citing Ray Liotta's performance in Narc. How it never got noticed, I dare not think.

Posted on 10 May 2011 13:56:23 BDT
I'd agree with Ray Liotta in Narc, Great performance.
I really must add Robert DeNiro in Mean Streets. Great supporting performance that made the film.

Posted on 10 May 2011 14:19:53 BDT
Yoda in TESB. I am serious

Gandalf the grey by Ian Mckellen in LOTR TFOTR?

Harrison Ford in Witness

Robert Shaw in Jaws

Warden Norton in Shawshank, he was nominated

Ian McDiarmid in ROTJ

I could go on all day, but wont LOL

Posted on 10 May 2011 14:28:41 BDT
The kid in Mercury Rising. Didn't get any award nominations because people thought he was actually autistic. Puts most other child acting performances to shame

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2011 16:40:00 BDT
I just watched Ray Liotta in Phoenix, a movie I had never even heard of. I thought it was better than Narc and that he was just as good in it. It's a total Tarentino take out feast.

Phoenix [DVD]

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2011 16:41:59 BDT
I agree with Robert Shaw in Jaws, but I would go with Harrison Ford in Regarding Henry, where he plays completely out of character.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2011 16:44:13 BDT
The main one for me though is William Hurt in

Altered States [DVD]

I think it was his first major role, which is why he was not nominated, though they gave it to him for Kiss Of The Spider Women right after that.

Posted on 11 May 2011 17:57:51 BDT
Dela says:
Bill Duke in Predator... The moment when he snaps his razor against his cheek... Intense...

Posted on 12 May 2011 08:14:28 BDT
Ronaldinho's performance the time he played for Barcelona and had kicked a man in the groin ...again. Never have I seen a man more innocent and in complete ignorance of what he has done wrong.
It happened a couple of times too often, and I admit it put me off Barca for good. Those little things never forgotten.

Posted on 16 May 2011 15:27:48 BDT
I always thought that Elijah Woods and Sean Astin in LOTR: TROTK were compelling performances, much better than McKellen's Gandalf or Mortensen's Aragorn.

Though having said that, the acting throughout the trilogy was superb.

Wayne

Posted on 17 May 2011 11:12:05 BDT
"I always thought that Elijah Woods and Sean Astin in LOTR: TROTK were compelling performances, much better than McKellen's Gandalf or Mortensen's Aragorn.

Though having said that, the acting throughout the trilogy was superb.

Wayne"

Yes Wayne in that Film they were better, my point was that McKellen should have won for FOTR because Gandalf the grey and the white are completely different characters and his performance in FOTR as Grey was fantastic. White he had less to work with as that Gandlaf is a bit more regal and together.

Reason I say H Ford in Witness, is because it was quite an intense performance, but understated, it was the silent looks and the fact you could read the Characters thoughts without them saying anything. Good direction, the plot was after all pretty thin, it was the direction, music and performances that made that film, thought even McGillis was good and I am not a fan of hers.

I know people would say Yoda is a puppet, but that Puppeteering, mixed with Farnk Oz voice and timing was phenomenal, the most realsitic non human character I have ever seen on film, forget all the CGI and even Gollum. Yoda was the template for how to do that and in those days it was 1 mans performance, Frank Oz, he should have won an oscar, he stole the film from the others. Though you acnnot say the same for the PT of SW as he was CGI and a little less well done, because the situations were different.

Norton, Cant remember his name in Shawshank was fantastic I thought, great performance, better than Morgan Freemans I thought.

Here are some more

Eli Wallach in TGTBATU as Tuco
Al Pacino in TG part 2
Ray Liotta in Goodfellas - (a few for him here eh? Good actor)
Johnny Depp in POTC 1

Load sof big ever memorable performances that were passed aside for amny that we will never really rememebr anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2011 11:14:51 BDT
Johnny Depp did get an Oscar nomination for Pirates 1...

Posted on 17 May 2011 13:04:09 BDT
Speaking of which ...

Johnny Depp in "Fear and loathing in las Vegas". Heh heh ....that one never tires me.

Posted on 17 May 2011 15:53:30 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2011 16:09:09 BDT
C. Clark,

I agree with you about Harrison Ford in Witness. It is a brilliant film and a brilliant performance.

I'm not sure I agree about Yoda, though I agree the performance is good. Can you imagine the Oscar night as Yoda comes up to accept his award? :D

Have to disagree with you re Shawshank. I like performances of all, and I think Norton is good, but Freeman's Red is phenomenal, giving us just enough information to intrigue us about Andy Dufresne, without becoming aloof. Norton should probably been offered a Supporting Actor nomination, but I doubt he would have won.

As for the others apart from Depp, I've not seen them so I can't comment. Jack Sparrow is a fun character and a popular one, but Depp's talents are better seen elsewhere. I recall his performance in Neverland especially.

Posted on 17 May 2011 16:51:56 BDT
edward furlong animal factory.
A little known prison drama with willam defoe and tim arnold.

Posted on 18 May 2011 10:46:03 BDT
"I'm not sure I agree about Yoda, though I agree the performance is good. Can you imagine the Oscar night as Yoda comes up to accept his award? :D"

Frank Oz should have been nominated, unlike CGI characterhe builty and performed the puppet and did all the voice acting and mannerisms. Best puppet performabnce probably of all time and it should have been rewarded, the man is a genius and was underused in prequels.

Norton, diod get nomaited for it as did Freeman, but I believe Freeman won the only of SR oscars that year, A travesty in itself. But for me Red was more of a best actor ctageory as he was in the film almost as much as Dufresne and voice overed it etc. Whereas Norton was more of a shorter supporting role, so I would ahve had the 2 leads compete for best actor and him on his own for Supporting, just my feelings.

You are right about Depps performances the man is probably one of if not the finest actor in pictures today, he has so much range. But which of his performances will be most rememeberd in 20 years as a stand out Depp creation? Sparrow and those type of film performances are never rewarded unless you are Jack Nicholson.

For a start about others De Niro should have bene best supporting actor for Vito in GF part 2, allowing Pacino to win best actor for same film, its unfair that De Niro overshadowed him on that one for me.

Same with Goodfellas, is De Niro that much better than Liotta in that movie, perhaps Pesci was just dynamite and deserved his, but as best Actor it should have gone to Liottas with Pesci as supporting, which he did win.

Latly Wallachs performance as Tuco is a truly memorable one and stands out amongst the wooden characters in those types of films, you can some up how good he is by watching the Church scene with his Brother Pablo, fantastic from them both, for such a low budget, spaghetti western.

Anyway thats my defense of my choices.

Posted on 22 May 2011 00:09:02 BDT
Kathy Bates in Dolores Claiborne

Posted on 22 May 2011 03:06:22 BDT
Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski
Marc Ruffalo in Zodiac

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2011 09:41:56 BDT
JJG says:
"Marc Ruffalo in Zodiac"

+1

Got the director's cut Blu-ray this week, and after not seeing it since cinema release was blown-away by some of the performances. For my money Fincher's best film.

Pam Grier in Jackie Brown, again probably Tarantino's best film.

Posted on 23 May 2011 12:35:50 BDT
Jim Carey in Truman Show

Posted on 23 May 2011 19:54:41 BDT
I really really wanted "Daniel Craig" to get one for "Casino Royale" mainly because I would just of loved a Bond Movie to win a best actor Oscar.

A more serious one would of been Joaquinn Pheonix for "Walk the Line" he was just fantastic!

Posted on 23 May 2011 22:58:31 BDT
Alistair Sim as Scrooge,Burt Lancaster in Ulzana"s Raid,Martin Sheen in Badlands,Apocalypse Now,Robert Forster in Medium Cool,Kim Darby in True Grit.

Posted on 24 May 2011 08:40:19 BDT
Hang Ten says:
Anything staring Steven Seagal.

Posted on 24 May 2011 14:38:08 BDT
Blastronaut says:
David Cameron with his 'I passionately care about the NHS' speech.
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