(Previous battles are still up for you to make your picks on: Jodie Foster is eviscerating Dustin Hoffman and Anthony Hopkins is winning Reese Witherspoon by a bit HERE, Julianne Moore is throttling Woody Harrelson whilst Irene Jacob and Nicolas Cage are going neck and neck HERE, and Annettte Bening seems on the road to beating Sean Penn while Helena Bonham Carter and Jeff Bridges seem about evenly matched HERE. The first two polls close on Tuesday, the latter on Wednesday.)
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And, now for games #7 and #8 - the polls for these will close on Wednesday night.
GAME SEVEN: Kate Winslet in Titanic VS Homayon Ershadi in Taste of Cherry
Moderator: Amir of Amiresque
Seed 7: Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997) as Rose DeWitt Bukater
Seed 10: Homayon Ershadi in Taste of Cherry (1997) as Mr Badii
GAME EIGHT: Joe Pesci in Goodfellas VS Joan Allen in The Crucible
Moderator: Andreas of Pussy Goes Grrr
Seed 2: Joe Pesci in Goodfellas (1990) as Tommy DeVito
"Funny how?" demands Joe Pesci. "I mean, what's funny about it?" With a glare and a few pointed words Pesci transforms what was just – seconds earlier – a random scene of a few mobsters boozing and joking around into an iconic game of verbal chicken. His entire performance in GoodFellas operates like that: not so much "scene-stealing" as it is scene-driving, forcing scenes to pivot around his mood swings. As Tommy DeVito, Pesci is utterly unpredictable, and he switches instantly from good-humored to homicidal if he believes his balls have been busted. With his high-pitched voice, compact stature, and squirrelly energy he could not be more ideal for the role of Tommy, playing him as a Cagney-esque tough guy whose Napoleon complex has replaced his moral compass. Yet he's not just a raging killer. The performance has a lightness to it, and Tommy often seems like a reliable friend, a useful ally, and (dare I say) a funny guy. (Hell, when he thinks he's about to become a made man, his giddiness even crosses the line into "cute.") Pesci nails this duality, making it clear that Tommy is unable to discern between horseplay and cold-blooded murder. All he can see is his own rigid, idiosyncratic code of honor. It's a performance so ferocious and effective that when Scorsese brings Pesci back onscreen for an encore right before the closing credits, firing shot after shot into the camera it only serves to solidify his place in film history.
Seed 15: Joan Allen in The Crucible (1996) as Abigail Proctor
Debutantes, gangster, suicidal men, longsuffering women. Who wins? Vote for your favourite (and spread the word).