The Insider : Actor Performances

Actor Performances

Call me crazy, but I just watched this for the first time tonight, and I think that Pacino and Crowe gave the best performances of their lives. I thought the performances from Plummer and the rest of the supporting cast were spectacular as well.

Re: Actor Performances

I absolutely agree.

Pacino's performance is one of my favourites, along with Jack Nicholson in Batman, Benicio Del Toro in The Usual Suspects, Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained.


Re: Actor Performances

Strange how Pacino wasn't even nominated for an Oscar or Golden Globe.

Y'know, I could eat a peach for hours

Re: Actor Performances

Yeah, I can't understand that either. Maybe his performance was dismissed as merely 'playing Al Pacino', but I thought he was spectacular.

Re: Actor Performances

Agreed. For a movie that fell under the radar in 1999 it's almost criminal that Crowe and Pacino didn't get oscars for their performances. Simply outstanding.

Re: Actor Performances

Crowe received his the following year.

If you ask me, total make-up Oscar (though I still thought he was great in Gladiator).

Pacino just insane he wasn't at least nominated for this.

Wait a minute who am I here?

Re: Actor Performances

It is Politics.
Just watch again the scene with the lady lawyer, and what.. hm, something "interference" (Pacino said "it was like we are getting a disease).
It is Politics. The tobacco companies didn't and don't like the movie.

Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: Actor Performances

I like everyone but Plummer.

It was just too hard for me to swallow a Brit as Mike Wallace. He just couldn't do arrogant New York Jewish. Not even close.

Re: Actor Performances

It was just too hard for me to swallow a Brit as Mike Wallace

Christopher Plummer is Canadian, is he not?

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario..
Plummer was raised in Senneville, Quebec, by Montreal.

Re: Actor Performances

Whatever. In most of his roles he affects this posh accent which I guess I mistook as a Brit ex-pat.

Regardless: he sounds as much like Mike Wallace as Erik Sevareid. And that's a big deal in this sort of character role. He had to sound like a 'pushy New York Jew' (Wallace's words).

Re: Actor Performances

?? Do you even know what you're talking about?


Re: Actor Performances

I thought his performance in L.A. Confidential was better.