I still have yet to see some films that I need to make full judgment on what the best lead and supporting performances of the year are. But with what I’ve seen, here is my list. Expect this post, and my Top Ten of Year for films to be updated.
Colin Firth as George in “A Single Man”.
Willem Dafoe as He in “Antichrist”.
Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake in “Crazy Heart”.
George Clooney as Ryan Bingham in “Up in the Air”.
Nicholas Cage as Lt. Terrance McDonagh in “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”.
Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa in “Inglorious Basterds”.
Colin Farrell as Tommy Sweet in “Crazy Heart”.
Mathew Goode as Jim in “A Single Man”.
Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine in “Inglorious Basterds”.
Val Kilmer as Stevie Pruit in “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”.
Stanley Tucci as Paul Child in “Julie and Julia”