Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top 10 Supporting Actor Performances of All Time

Christopher Walken with his Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Thanks again to Fisti at A Fistful of Films for inspiring me to do this list. Check out his list if you missed it.

10. Edward G. Robinson, Double Indemnity

9. Jude Law, Gattaca

8. Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner

7. Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter

6. Jack Nicholson, Easy Rider

5. Ralph Fiennes, Schindler's List

4. Orson Welles, The Third Man

3. Gary Oldman, State of Grace

2. Gunnar Bjornstrand, The Seventh Seal

1. Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda

12 comments:

  1. Kline beat Bjornstrand?!?!?! Kline was a great Oscar win, and he is probably in my top 20. I love that we share 4 performances, and Hauer and Law are inspired and AMAZING choices. Love it!

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    1. Yup. Can't help it, man. Kline is genius in that role, and he has me in stitches every time I watch that film.

      Thanks! Glad you love those choices.

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  2. Oh... I love Kevin Kline's performance in A Fish Called Wanda. Still one of all-time favorite performances. He's so funny. There's never a dull moment that he does. I love some of the monologues he gives. Plus, if there is always some asshole driving badly or something. I always scream "asshole" the same way he Kline does.

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    1. That's awesome man! Kline is hilarious in A Fish Called Wanda, and it's one of my all-time favorite performances as well. As much as I love the entire cast, Kline is the best part of the film for me.

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  3. Oh Fiennes is on my list as well. Awesome and very original pick for number 1!

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    1. Thanks! I love both performances very much!

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  4. Great choices. Love your #1! :-) Hah hah. "Apes do not read philosophy!"

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    1. Thanks! "Don't call me stupid." :)

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  5. Wow, what an impressive undertaking here. Of course, I LOVE that Bjornstrand makes the cut. God, what a performance. And Walken... one of my all time favorites.

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    1. Thanks man. It was a challenge getting it down to 10, but I managed in the end. Bjornstrand and Walken are excellent, and only add to the greatness of those films.

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  6. Kline's performance is great and is pretty much the heart and soul of that flick. I like the list, and I'm especially happy with your choice of Oldman in State of Grace. Not only is that flick one of the most underrated, but he's so good in it, it's a strange wonder why he didn't get any recognition in any form for it. Nice list bro.

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    1. Thanks! Glad you're also a fan of Oldman's work in State of Grace. Yeah, the film was overlooked, as was his brilliant performance.

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