Saturday, September 18, 2010

Favorite All-Time Film Performances...12-25

Those performances that *just* missed the top 10. Oh and there's no #11, because...there's a tie for 10th (duh, lol).

25. Christian Bale, Empire of the Sun

24. David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck.

23. Amber Tamblyn, Stephanie Daley

22. River Phoenix, Running on Empty

21. Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner's Daughter

20. Cate Blanchett, The Aviator

18. *tie Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

17. Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice

16. Mia Farrow, The Purple Rose of Cairo

14. *tie Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

12. *tie Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, The Lion in Winter

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Favorite All-Time Film Performances...26-49

Next batch of performances. Hope you enjoy!

49. (*tie) Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson, Fargo

49. (tie) William H. Macy as Jerry Lundegaard, Fargo

47. (*tie) Lisa Kudrow as Lucia DeLury, The Opposite of Sex

47. (*tie) Joan Allen as Betty Parker, Pleasantville

46. Ingrid Bergman as Charlotte Andergast, Autumn Sonata

44. (*tie) Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy and Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

43. Marisa Berenson as Lady Lyndon, Barry Lyndon

41. (*tie) Gene Wilder as Dr. Frankenstein and Marty Feldman as Igor, Young Frankenstein

40. Maribel Verdú as Luisa Cortés, Y tu mamá también

38. (*tie) Marcia Gay Harden as Lee Krasner, Pollock

38. (*tie) Benicio del Toro as Javier Rodriguez, Traffic

37. Imelda Staunton as Vera Drake, Vera Drake

36. Lupe Ontiveros as Carmen Garcia, Real Women Have Curves

34. (*tie) Debra Winger as Emma Horton and Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway, Terms of Endearment

33. Haley Joel Osment as David, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

32. Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel, The 400 Blows

31. Tom Wilkinson as Matt Fowler, In the Bedroom

30. Maggie Smith as Diana Barrie, California Suite

29. Scarlett Johansson as Charlotte, Lost in Translation

28. Peter Sarsgaard as Chuck Lane, Shattered Glass

27. Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown, My Left Foot

26. Glenn Close as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil, Dangerous Liaisons

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Favorite All-Time Film Performances...Bottom 50

Since I started this little list last year, I haven't had a chance to finish writing it. Well, unfortunately, I'm not going to have much time to complete it as much as I wanted to...but I still have the list done (without write-ups). So I'm just going to post the bottom 50 tonight and hopefully I'll get the rest up sometime this week.

Quick review of the ones that have been posted already.
100. Chalo Gonzalez as Tio Tomas, Quinceañera
99. Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter, It's a Wonderful Life
98. Dustin Hoffman as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels, Tootsie
97. Stockard Channing as Rizzo, Grease
95. (*tie) Madeline Kahn as Miss Trixie Delight and Tatum O’Neal as Addie, Paper Moon
94. Thelma Ritter as Birdie, All About Eve
93. Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz

And the next ones...

92. Jaime Bell as Billy Elliot, Billy Elliot

91. Cloris Leachman as Ruth Popper, The Last Picture Show

90. Tim Robbins as Griffin Mill, The Player

88. (*tie) Drew Barrymore as Casey Becker, Scream

88. (*tie) Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Batman Returns

87. Jeff Bridges as Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, The Big Lebowski

86. Sigourney Weaver as Janey Carver, The Ice Storm

85. Alessio Boni as Matteo Carati, The Best of Youth

84. George Sanders as Addison DeWitt, All About Eve

83. Donald O'Connor as Cosmo Brown, Singin' in the Rain

82. Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins

81. Norma Aleandro as Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez, The Official Story

80. Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, Cast Away

79. Emma Thompson as Karen, Love, Actually

78. Rosie Perez as Carla Rodrigo, Fearless

77. Jack Lemmon as Jerry/Daphne, Some Like It Hot

76. Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson, The Graduate

75. F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri, Amadeus

74. Kathleen Turner as Matty Walker, Body Heat

73. Linda Hunt as Billy Kwan, The Year of Living Dangerously

72. Julia Roberts as Anna, Closer

71. Gael García Bernal as Ángel/Juan/Zahara, Bad Education

70. Gene Hackman as Royal Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums

69. Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's

68. Keisha Castle-Hughes as Paikea Apirana, Whale Rider

67. Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Iselin, The Manchurian Candidate

66. Timothy Hutton as Conrad, Ordinary People

65. Campbell Scott as Roger Swanson, Roger Dodger

64. Claire Danes as Mirabelle, Shopgirl

63. Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, The Wizard of Oz

62. John Malkovich as John Malkovich, Being John Malkovich

61. Rita Moreno as Anita, West Side Story

60. Robin Williams as The Genie, Aladdin

59. Judi Dench as Barbara Covett, Notes on a Scandal

58. Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver

57. Johnny Depp as Ed Wood, Ed Wood

56. Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen

55. Holly Hunter as Ada McGrath, The Piano

54. Art Carney as Harry Coombes, Harry and Tonto

53. Rachel Weisz as Tessa Quayle, The Constant Gardener

52. James Stewart as John "Scottie" Ferguson, Vertigo

51. Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, Casablanca