Sunday, September 07, 2008

Great Performances: 2006

Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Michael Caine, The Prestige

Laura Dern, Inland Empire

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brick

Sandra Hüller, Requiem

Mia Kershner, The Black Dahlia

Gretchen Mol, The Notorious Bettie Page

Nick Nolte, Clean

Clive Owen, Children of Men

Ray Winstone, The Proposition


James said...
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James said...

You know, when you started this feature I started thinking about what I'd do were I to shamelessly steal it from you. I got to thinking about great performances in terrible films and whether or not I knew of any. Right away I thought "Mia Kirshner in The Black Dahlia. Lo and behold, you appear to have considered the same thing.

Why hasn't she become a bigger star? I've loved her ever since her stint on 24. She can sure as hell act and is incredibly hot to boot.

Jeff McMahon said...

My only beef this time around is with Gretchen Mol, who I would say gave a bland, uninspired performance in a bland, uninspired movie.

Dern is my favorite out of this batch.