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And the best actor under 50 is…

October 1, 2010


Man, sorry about the month-long weekly poll, folks. Was planning on tying this into an epic post that I took part in over at FlickSided, but since it still ain’t up yet and you’ve all been so darn patient, I’m just gonna call it and move on with my life until further notice. Cool post though.

Anyway, solid voting, I completely agree with the masses on this one.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 53 votes
Leonardo DiCaprio: 41 votes
Johnny Depp: 23 votes
Edward Norton: 22 votes (where has this guy gone?)
Christian Bale: 15 votes
Robert Downey, Jr.: 20 votes
Brad Pitt: 8 votes
Don Cheadle: 5 votes (wildly underappreciated)
George Clooney: 5 votes
Benicio Del Toro: 2 vote
– Other: 1 vote for Zachary Levi (if he actually ends up starring in Y: The Last Man, there might be some Nostradamus credibility to this vote), 1 vote for John Cusack (gotta love all that rain), 1 vote for Ellen Page (will get around to a Best Actress Under 50 poll one of these days), 1 vote for Macauley Culkin (wish I could give a high-ten to whoever wrote that in, freakin’ hilarious), 1 vote for Michael Shannon (good call), 1 for Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Kai?), 1 vote for Cillian Murphy (another good call), 1 vote for John C. Reilly (so awesome), 1 vote for Russell Crowe (meh), 1 vote for Evan Stone (real glad I just Googled this guy at work only to find out that we now have a porn star added to the list) and 1 vote for Aiden Redmond in Zeroes (oh, you…).

Alright, so what’s Hoffman’s best role? Might have to go with his turn as The Mattress Man, myself.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. October 2, 2010 5:55 am

    I’m a big fan of Hoffman: I really like him in Doubt, Capote and in Synedoche New York althought these are probably the obvious Hoffman roles!

    And Edward Norton is coming back in a new film which I think is called Stone. He’s acting alongside Robert DeNiro, and Norton looks like he’s reprised his role from American History X (even though he hasn’t. But I think he has a similar “look” if you know what I mean)

  2. October 2, 2010 11:48 am

    Nope! Not Kai! I’m taking credit for the Jo-Go plug!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  3. October 2, 2010 4:42 pm

    Well, I guess it’s not his biggest role, but I always really liked him in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”. He has that amazing sleazy upper-class vibe about him; he does that so well. But he is fantastic in everything.

  4. October 2, 2010 6:31 pm

    don cheadle IS wildy underappreciated.

  5. October 3, 2010 5:06 am

    Hoffman‘s best role? I loved him in the “The Savages”.

    • October 4, 2010 10:23 am

      Man, I feel like the only person who really didn’t like that movie. Need to give it another shot I guess. But he was good, that I’ll give ya’.

  6. October 3, 2010 12:53 pm

    What can’t Seymour-Hoffman do? Compare his performances in PT Anderson’s flicks — Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love — to one another. All amazing, all incredibly different performances.

    But, c’mon. How did Clooney only get five votes?

    • October 4, 2010 10:22 am

      Man, I need to see all three of those again, so awesome. Pretty surprised by the low turnout for Clooney, too. But if he was still doing the uber-cool Out of Sight/Three Kings shtick, I think he’d get more.

  7. Ryan permalink
    October 4, 2010 9:07 am

    Hoffman’s best role has to be as Dusty in the true story movie, Twister.

    • October 4, 2010 10:01 am

      hahahaha. “FOD, FOD, FOD.” That’s all I remember, but it shook me to the core.

  8. Moose permalink
    October 4, 2010 1:37 pm

    YES! I love that you linked to the Matress Man. That might be his best role. But after that, it is definitely in Almost Famous.

    • October 4, 2010 1:45 pm

      hahaha. Lester Bangs kicked ass, but the Mattress Man is fucking AWESOME. “SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT SHUT SHUT SHUT SHUT UP!” That showdown at the end with Sandler was effing wild.

      • October 4, 2010 3:00 pm

        Say thats that mattress man. Love that scene and the movie, Sandler’s best work.

      • October 4, 2010 3:05 pm

        Hahaha. Totally agree, man.

        “Now get the fuck out of here, pervert!” “DIDN’T I WARN YOU!?” “That’s that.” Both of ’em, so good.

    • October 4, 2010 3:01 pm

      My colleague and I @NPF would go with Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead for best role.

      • October 4, 2010 3:03 pm

        Yeah, he was pretty wild in that. The scene with him in the car just yelling at Marisa Tomei and breaking down after the service for his mother, that was no joke.

  9. Duffy permalink
    October 8, 2010 12:57 pm

    I wrote MaCauley Cilkin hahah, I’ll give you a high 10 next time I see you!

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