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GregoryHouse 03-10-2014 09:07 AM

Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
I watched Tombstone twice last week...which probably put the movie watching count well into triple digits by this point in my life...with the recent Oscars and all of that, I ask you what do you think is the best acting performance(s) of from 1990-2010...those years should be far enough away from present day to give you some perspective and neatly avoids 2013. In my opinion there were a ton of great movies in 2013 as far as character work is concerned.


To bring it back around to the beginning of this post, Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday is crazy good. It may be a confluence of writing and directing but Val stole the movie and when he was not on the screen, the movie drags for me. I still love the movie as a whole but it would fade into oblivion, I think if there was another actor who was in that role...and to that point, we have seen a couple of other actors play Doc Holiday who were good but not nearly on Val's level.

Daniel Day Lewis is Daniel Plainview



Let's hear what you got.

zappa 03-10-2014 09:29 AM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Paul Giamatti in Sideways

2000grad 03-10-2014 09:36 AM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men is awesome

Greg Kinnear in As Good as it Gets

Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator

USCBatgirl21 03-10-2014 09:42 AM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Sir Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.

ipull4usc 03-10-2014 09:56 AM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood

3MTA3 03-10-2014 09:57 AM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ipull4usc (Post 4108959)
Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood


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cocky0 03-10-2014 11:11 AM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Tom Hanks in Castaway.

Who else could make people cry over a lost volleyball?

LBC 03-10-2014 11:39 AM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Impossible to say but some of my favorite performances include:

Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Father Brendan Flynn - Doubt

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Gust Avrakotos - Charlie Wilson's War

Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Lancaster Dodd - The Master...Joaquin Phoenix is pretty damn good here as well

Phillip Seymour...you get my point

Ryan Gosling - Dan Dunne - Half Nelson

William H Macy - Jerry Lundegaard - Fargo

Kevin Spacey - Lester Burnham - American Beauty

Tom Wilkerson - Dr. Matt Fowler - In the Bedroom

hank scorpio 03-10-2014 12:31 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Steve Buscemi: Donny Who Loved Bowling

Flameout12 03-10-2014 01:16 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ipull4usc (Post 4108959)
Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood

Totally agree....simply amazing!
His Abe Lincoln was impressive as well.

etowngangsta 03-10-2014 01:52 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Clint Eastwood: Unforgiven.
Charlize Theron: Monster
Tom Hanks: Forrest Gump, Green Mile
Edward Norton: American History X, 25th hour
Brad Pitt: Fight Club
Tim Robbins: Shawshank Redemption
Denzel Washington: Training Day

Too many...

2000grad 03-10-2014 02:34 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by USCBatgirl21 (Post 4108951)
Sir Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.

QFT

FlorenceCock 03-10-2014 02:34 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ipull4usc (Post 4108959)
Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood

This is the only acceptable answer for this thread.
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2000grad 03-10-2014 02:34 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3MTA3 (Post 4108960)
/end thread

:lol:

snruter amabon 03-10-2014 02:42 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Some good ones up there. I would also say that Heath Ledgers Joker was phenomenal.

snruter amabon 03-10-2014 02:48 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
BTW, recently started watching House of Cards. Kevin Spacey is excellent.

ERNIET 03-10-2014 02:50 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Adam Sandler- Waterboy

2000grad 03-10-2014 03:15 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snruter amabon (Post 4109165)
Some good ones up there. I would also say that Heath Ledgers Joker was phenomenal.

yep

2000grad 03-10-2014 03:16 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FlorenceCock (Post 4109159)
This is the only acceptable answer for this thread.
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Out of 20 years of movies?

lencho30 03-10-2014 04:09 PM

Re: Best Acting Performance: 1990-2010
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by etowngangsta (Post 4109132)
Clint Eastwood: Unforgiven.
Charlize Theron: Monster
Tom Hanks: Forrest Gump, Green Mile
Edward Norton: American History X, 25th hour
Brad Pitt: Fight Club
Tim Robbins: Shawshank Redemption
Denzel Washington: Training Day

Too many...

That was great!!


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