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Re: FYC: Best Lead Performance - Male
« Reply #100 on: May 05, 2010, 05:56:37 AM »
Javier Bardem - Before Night Falls
Nicolas Cage - Adaptation
Jeff Daniels - The Squid and the Whale
Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - (500) Days of Summer
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
John Cameron Mitchell - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Cillian Murphy - The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Edward Norton - 25th Hour
Jason Patrick - NARC
Sean Penn - Milk
Gordon Pinsent – Away from Her
Mark Ruffalo - You Can Count on Me
Nien-Jen Wu - Yi Yi

I couldn't think of five more performances that I felt compelled to vote for.

What I learned today: Filmspotters are awfully forgiving of comic actors in dramatic roles.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: FYC: Best Lead Performance - Male
« Reply #101 on: May 05, 2010, 06:08:48 AM »
Jason Patrick - NARC

 :o  ;D

Excellent choice. :)

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Re: FYC: Best Lead Performance - Male
« Reply #102 on: May 05, 2010, 02:41:56 PM »
I forgot Colin Firth in A Single Man.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: FYC: Best Lead Performance - Male
« Reply #103 on: May 06, 2010, 08:47:28 AM »
I forgot Colin Firth in A Single Man.

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It definitely is one of the finest performances of the decade, and it is such a shame that comparatively few people have seen the film.

I was especially happy to see Javier Bardem in Before Night Falls on your list, another film that should be seen by more people.

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Re: FYC: Best Lead Performance - Male
« Reply #104 on: May 10, 2010, 12:08:22 AM »
My ballot

1. Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine)
2. Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)
3. Ulrich Mühe (The Lives of Others)
4. Tony Leung (In The Mood For Love)
5. Colin Ferrel (In Bruges)
6. Javier Cámara (Talk To Her)
7. Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
8. Nicholas Cage (Adaptation)
9. Mathieu Amalric (Kings and Queen)
10. Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man)
11. Jae Hee (3-Iron)
12. Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People)
13. Adrien Brody (The Pianist)
14. Edward Norton (25th Hour)
15. Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
16. Tahar Rahim (A Prophet)
17. Lior Ashkenazi (Late Marriage)
18. Aurélien Recoing (Time Out)
19. Gene Hackman (The Royal Tenenbaums)
20. Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa)

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Re: FYC: Best Lead Performance - Male
« Reply #105 on: May 10, 2010, 10:59:46 AM »
Billy Bob, Woo! :)

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Re: FYC: Best Lead Performance - Male
« Reply #106 on: May 14, 2010, 10:33:45 PM »
After a discussion on a blog tonight, I'm suddenly very upset with myself that I omitted Kurt Russell in Death Proof here.  Hopefully enough people (SOMEBODY) rectified this elsewhere.

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Re: FYC: Best Lead Performance - Male
« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2010, 10:30:53 PM »
Adam Sandler, Punch-Drunk Love
Alex Descas, 35 Shots Of Rum
Bill Murray, Lost In Translation
Casey Affleck, The Assassination Of Jesse James
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Redbelt
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Gordon Pinsent, Away From Her
John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mysterious Skin
Mark Ruffalo, You Can Count On Me
Mathieu Amalric, Kings And Queen
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Synecdoche, New York
Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Sam Rockwell, Moon
Tommy Lee Jones, No Country For Old Men
Tony Leung, In The Mood For Love
Viggo Mortensen, A History Of Violence
Wen Jiang, Devils On The Doorstep
Will Ferrell, Anchorman: The Legend Of Rob Burgundy

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Re: FYC: Best Lead Performance - Male
« Reply #108 on: May 17, 2010, 03:48:41 AM »
Gael Garcia Bernal in Bad Education

this guy would have about 6 lead performances if i was to compile a top 50 or so

also check out Dany Boon in Micmacs, my fav lead male performance since DDL+TWBB