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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2010, 10:49:55 PM »
I just couldn't look away from Ledger's Joker.

Performances that just missed the cut:

Alec Baldwin - Glengarry Glen Ross
Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo

Didn't have DeGeneres on my list but great choice and I loved Baldwin.

Ones that made me happy (not a fan of the placement but whatever)...

Nicolas Cage (Adaptation)
Peter Capaldi (In the Loop)- JUST MISSED THE RANKINGS ON MY LIST!!!
Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
Kirk Douglas (Paths of Glory)
Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now)
Gene Hackman (The Conversation)- FORGOT TO PUT THIS ON MY LIST!!!
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs)
Tony Leung (Happy Together)- FORGOT TO PUT THIS ON MY LIST!!!
Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon)
Jack Lemmon (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Alan Rickman (Die Hard)
Roy Scheider (All That Jazz)- IIRC, HE WAS MY #1!!!
Kevin Spacey (American Beauty)

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Ulrich Muhe (The Lives of Others)

WAS HOPING TO SEE...
Paul Newman (The Verdict)
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2010, 10:58:28 PM »
Performances that just missed the cut:

Gregory Peck - To Kill A Mockingbird


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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2010, 11:41:02 PM »
Performances that just missed the cut:

Alec Baldwin - Glengarry Glen Ross
Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo
Emillie Dequenne - Rosetta
Isabelle Huppert - The Piano Teacher
James Mason - Bigger Than Life
Patricia Neal - Hud
Gregory Peck - To Kill A Mockingbird
Billy Bob Thornton for Sling Blade
Denzel Washington for Malcolm X
Forest Whitaker - Ghost Dog

Hanks isn't even on that list huh?
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2010, 11:46:56 PM »
So, so thrilled that my #1 made #1 on the list.  Overall thoughts:

From my own list:
94. Klaus Kinski as Don Lope de Aguirre in Aguirre: The Wrath Of God
90. Elizabeth Taylor as Martha in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
83. Roy Scheider as Joe Gideon in All That Jazz
82. Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in Casablanca
74. Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker in In The Loop
64. Giulietta Massina as Maria “Cabiria” Ceccarelli in Nights Of Cabiria
63. Björk as Selma Jezkova in Dancer In The Dark
58. Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate
55. James Stewart as George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life
50. Liv Ullmann as Marianne in Scenes From A Marriage
42. Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet
41. Kerry Fox as Janet Frame in An Angel At My Table
40. F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus
38. Barbara Stanwyck as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity
34. James Stewart as John “Scottie” Ferguson in Vertigo
29. Madhabi Mukherjee as Charulata in Charulata
25. Peter Sellers as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove in Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
24. Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange
20. Cecilia Roth as Manuela in All About My Mother
16. Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel in The 400 Blows
12. Audrey Tatou as Amélie Poulain in Amélie
10. Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
6. Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather Series
4. Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver
1. Gena Rowlands as Mabel Longhetti in A Woman Under The Influence


Unhappy about (overrated, annoying and/or boring):
100. Edward Norton as Derek Vinyard in American History X
99. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates Of The Caribbean Series
88. Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
71. John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski
65. Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs
57. Harry Dean Stanton as Travis Henderson in Paris, Texas
44. Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham in American Beauty
22. Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds
19. Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight
15. Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski
7. Tom Cruise as Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia (seriously, WTF are you guys thinking?)
5. Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood
3. Ellen Burstyn as Sara Goldfarb in Requiem For A Dream


Haven't seen:
89. Heath Ledger as Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain
77. Robert Donat as Mr. Chips in Goodbye, Mr. Chips
67. Sally Hawkins as Poppy in Happy-Go-Lucky
61. Mickey Rourke as Randy “The Ram” Robinson in The Wrestler
53. Sean Penn as Matthew Poncelet in Dead Man Walking


Everyone else is someone I didn't vote for, but am still happy with (or, at worst, somewhat indifferent towards).


Performances from my top 20 that didn't make it:

3. Davor Dujmovic - Time of the Gypsies
6. Michael Redgrave - The Browning Version
11. Bette Davis - Beyond the Forest
12. Julianne Moore - Safe
16. Harrison Ford - Raiders of the Lost Ark (most surprising omission!)
19. David Thewlis - Naked
20. Victor Sjostrom - Wild Strawberries



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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2010, 12:03:08 AM »
Unhappy about (overrated, annoying and/or boring):
100. Edward Norton as Derek Vinyard in American History X
99. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates Of The Caribbean Series
88. Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
71. John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski
65. Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs
57. Harry Dean Stanton as Travis Henderson in Paris, Texas
44. Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham in American Beauty
22. Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds
19. Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight
15. Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski
7. Tom Cruise as Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia (seriously, WTF are you guys thinking?)
5. Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood
3. Ellen Burstyn as Sara Goldfarb in Requiem For A Dream

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2010, 03:25:51 AM »
I'm also really really really (no, really) surprised at Tom Cruise's placement at #7. I like the performance, but it's not even the best performance from Magnolia (that would be either John C. Reilly or Melora Walters.... or Phillip Baker Hall). Actually I'm surprised that a different Cruise performance didn't fare better than Frank T.J. Mackey. The first that pop into my mind are Jerry Maguire and Born on the 4th of July.

Great job on making the list, Gotham!

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2010, 07:48:41 AM »
You all just need to respect the cock.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2010, 08:55:21 AM »
It is clear that you hate all good things. First Rian Johnson now Tom Cruise! I don't care for The Big Lebowski, though.

Whoa whoa whoa there.  I don't hate Rian Johnson.  I've only seen one of his movies (i.e., HALF his output) and I liked it.  I just doubt whether he belongs in a top 100.

I don't especially hate Tom Cruise either, but #7 performance of all time just for saying "cock" and "c*nt" a lot?

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2010, 10:13:40 AM »
It is clear that you hate all good things. First Rian Johnson now Tom Cruise! I don't care for The Big Lebowski, though.

Whoa whoa whoa there.  I don't hate Rian Johnson.  I've only seen one of his movies (i.e., HALF his output) and I liked it.  I just doubt whether he belongs in a top 100.

I don't especially hate Tom Cruise either, but #7 performance of all time just for saying "cock" and "c*nt" a lot?

Firstly, hate was said with a  ;). Secondly, I assume that most of the respect for the performance comes from the interview segment (which is a sharp contrast to the speech segment) and the deathbed segment. It's a fantastic performance that is truly touching.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances Countdown: Comments And Discussion
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2010, 10:44:03 AM »
Interesting list. Strange that I haven't even heard of the #1 pick.