Monday, 25 January 2010

The Nineties Revisited: Ep 3

So continuing from the last two posts with the Supporting Males and the Supporting Females of the Nineties, I move on to the Leading Males. Here are the five Actors that made the greatest impression on me. One won the Oscar, two were nominated and the other two did not.

Which leading actors would you like to single out for recognition?


joe burns said...

It's all about the females for me, but I really liked Anthony Hopkins in Silence. And Penn was great in Dead Man Walking. Surprised to see Joseph Finnes here. Can't wait for Best Actress! I think Emma Thompson will win, either for Howard's End or The Remains Of The day.

M. Carter @ the Movies said...

Back when "Dead Man Walking" came out, I saw it and Sean Penn immediately became my favorite actor, with me saying it was the best work he'd ever do. Then came "Mystic River" and "Milk." Now I've stopped believing he can't top himself.

Kudos for patting Matt Damon on the back for "Mr. Ripley" -- he was creepy as hell.

Jose said...

I love Matt Damon in "Ripley" he and Fiennes went by almost unmentioned in their respective years' awards season. Shame on them.
I also love DDL in "The Age of Innocence", Anthony Hopkins in "Howards End", Norton in "American History X" and Ethan Hawke in "Gattaca".

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

joe i really did like fiennes in that movie, i'm keeping mum about your "predictions". tomorrow.

m.carter sean penn is amazing, but dead man walking is his best for me.

jose cool to see someone loving ddl in the age of innocence and gattaca. actually though, howards end is the only time i've ever disliked a hopkins performance.