Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Fantastic Four - Oscars Edition

It's a big weekend around Another Delco Guy, with Jump Rope for Heart, a visit to the grandparents and the Seneca War Eagles Beef and Beer on tap for tomorrow.  Sunday it's time to settle in front of the TV to watch Danica in Daytona and THE OSCARS!

So the Oscars got me to thinking about best performances.  DeNiro in Raging Bull, Brando in On the Waterfront, Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy, Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Amazing performances by some of the best actors who have ever lived.

Which got me to thinking...

What are the best performances from otherwise bad actors?

  1. Nicolas Cage as Ben Sanderson in 'Leaving Las Vegas' -  Cage is generally awful, thinking that YELLING a lot is acting, but this is a really nuanced, haunting role.
  2. Brendan Fraser as Clayton Boone in 'Gods and Monsters' - Fraser may well be the worst actor on earth, but his minimalist approach to this role was impressive.
  3. Ben Stiller as Chas Tenenbaum in 'The Royal Tenenbaums' - It's been all down hill for Stiller since this great job.
  4. Helen Hunt as Carol Connelly in 'As Good as it Gets' - I've never liked her and she was passably appealing in this one, so I will give her the #4 spot.

Discuss quietly among yourselves.

Have a great weekend!

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