Some of you guys know I LOVE film and its history (we need to discuss it more! Used to all the time with Pat…!)
Anyway…some buffs asked me what I thought were my top dramatic performances on Film. I mentioned Denzel Washington in “Courage Under Fire” and Howard Rollins in “A Soldiers Story” and “Ragtime”. We discussed…its was fun.
But they went completely BATshit when I mentioned one of my Top 5 being Ricardo Montalban in “Star Trek II; The Wrath of Khan”.
Film buffs (AND the Academy) tend to be a somewhat “snooty” group… and Sci-Fi will NEVER get it’s due. I gave them this challenge; Go rent the film; open your mind; and look at it as purely a dramatic performance by an actor. (It really is good!)
Do any of you have Top dramatic performances?
(P.S. We got into a BIG discussion about Pacino in “ScarFace”…I just couldn’t get past the Big Hair/80’s Vibe/BAD accent of Pacino…and “Say 'ello to my Little Friend…!” stuff!)