Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Aug 29, 2019.
One of these two:
Gene Hackman and Robert Duval said the guy in his 50s
Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Nightcrawler, Prisoners)
Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Carol)
Joaquin Phoenix (Her, The Master, You Were Never Really Here)
Ryan Gosling (Drive, Blade Runner 2049, The Place Beyond The Pines, Blue Valentine)
James McAvoy (Split, Glass, Days Of Future Passed)
Michael Fassbender (Shame, Frank, Days Of Future Passed, Fish Tank, Inglorius Basterds)
Michael Fassbender/Fish Tank - really liked his performance in that.
Sadly, in view of his untimely departure, but yes.
I like Jeff Bridges, Brad Pitt, DiCaprio. Jeremy Renner. Sam Rockwell is really good. Robert Redford has given some of his best performances during this century. But Philip Seymour Hoffman is at the summit. There's nobody onscreen except for the character being portrayed.
Red Dragon..what a performance!!!
Cold Mountain ( playing a reverend).
Cool role in Almost Famous playing rock scribe Lester Bangs.
Hoffman even turned Ben Stiller rom-com trash like "Along Came Polly" into high art.
Too many good performers out there to say "best," but Cate Blanchett has been really good for the past 20+ years. Her work in Blue Jasmine is as good as anything I've seen in a long time. Also really good in Carol, The Aviator, and Elizabeth (2oth century, but it established her as a serious talent).
My vote goes to James Gandolfini. Thank God he was given the role of Tony Soprano.
The thread was about the 21st century. Last time I checked, Raging Bull was filmed in the 20th century. So were all De Niro's other seminal performances. What has he done for us lately, aside from some annoying SNL performances? Not a lot.
Was De Niro but then along came Philip Seymour Hoffman. Just watched PT Anderson's `Hard
Eight' the other night for the first time since that movie came out. Hoffman is only on-screen for
about 2 minutes but he blows away that heavy-weight cast of Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly,
Samuel L. Jackson, et al.
I like Matt Damon, an underrated actor.
Yes well spotted mate! I realized afterwards.
We can't all be on the ball all the time!
My new updated fav actor of the 21st and not 20th century (dohh).
Is Joaquin phoenix.
He's an excellent actor!
Ron is still “acting”? Ew.
Sam Rockwell =fabulous!
one of my favs! ; )
just having fun here...LOL HA!
well, he hadn't been named yet, so.................
First two names I thought of - Cranston and Gandolfini. Film stars always get the most love in these kinds of conversations for their film performances, but dramatic TV has been incredible the last 20 years, and I can think of no two finer performances in film or TV as good as Cranston's in Breaking Bad and Galdolfini's in The Sopranos.
That was one I was thinking of as an example of a bad film being turned into something really good. Ok, it wasn't a BAD film necessarily but it wasn't that good. I wouldn't have even watched it if Phillip wasn't in it. I will say too that Charlie Wilson's War is a less interesting film without him.
And his turn as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous? Come on...
"Before The Devil Knows you're Dead" is an intense performance. "Love Liza" too. He just threw it all out there for you to see. I wonder what made him tick and what drove him to self destruction.
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