Name five film performances that deserved an Academy Award nomination (or hell, even a Golden Globe nomination), but never got one. Here are my five:
Peter Lorre as Hans Backert in M. Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. Leandro Firmino as Li'l Zé in City of God. Peter O'Toole as Anton Ego in Ratatouille. Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker in In The Loop.
What are yours? Try naming some that aren't bad guy performances. =P
Jeremy Irons as Beverly Mantel and Elliot Mantel in Dead Ringers
Robin Williams as Seymour "Sy" Parrish in One Hour Photo
Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two-Face in The Dark Knight
John Dall as Brandow Shaw in Rope
Bibi Andersson as Alma the Nurse in Persona
Yeah. Malcolm McDowell is one of the most famous snubs in Hollywood History.
Mine picks are of movies that were all together overlooked for their performances. And I'm also going to add a sixth.
6.) Clint Eastwood "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly"
5.) David Carradine and Uma Thurman "Kill Bill"
4.) Gary Oldman "Sid and Nancy"
3.) Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter "Fight Club"
2.) Cary Grant "His Girl Friday"
And my absolute favorite proformance of all time.
Two-Face ain't got shit on Nick Naylor!
Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell in Moon
Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in Tombstone
Sharlto Copley as Wikus Van De Merwe in District 9
Johnny Depp as Ed Wood in Ed Wood
Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank in The Truman Show
Sharlto Copley as Wikus van de Merwe in District 9
Sam Rockwell as Sam bell in Moon
Michael Rapaport as Les Franken in Special
Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club
Hugo Weaving as V in V for Vendetta
I was talking about this last year. I don't think I could do an honest 5 performances for any other year, but I could. But these were five performances I expected to be nominated before they were snubbed, and I will remember them down the years.