Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Top 10 Favorite Best Supporting Actor-Winning Performances

Throughout this month, just like I did last year, I have decided to do a series of Oscar-related articles in antecipation to the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, on March 4. To start things off, today I am sharing with you my top 10 favorite Best Supporting Actor-winning performances. Please bear in mind that this is my own personal opinion, which of course is limited to the films I have seen so far.

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#1o: Jack Lemmon as Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver
in Mister Roberts (1955)

Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver: Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin' palm tree overboard! Now what's all this crud about no movie tonight?


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#9: Jack Nicholson as Garrett Breedlove
in Terms of Endearment (1983)

Garrett Breedlove: If you wanted to get me on my back, all you had to do was ask me.


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#8: Cuba Gooding Jr. as Rodney «Rod» Tidwell
in Jerry Maguire (1996)

Rodney «Rod» Tidwell: Anyone else would have left you by now, but I'm sticking with you. And if I have to ride your ass like Zorro, you're gonna show me the money.


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#7: Robin Williams as Dr. Sean Maguire
in Good Will Hunting (1997)

Dr. Sean Maguire: Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.


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#6: Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund
in The Fighter (2010)

Dicky Eklund: You gotta win a title. For you, for me, for Lowell. This is your time, all right? You take it. I had my time and I blew it. You don't have to. All right?


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#5: J. K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher
in Whiplash (2014)

Terence Fletcher: There are no two words in the English language more harmful than «good job.»


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#4: Heath Ledger as The Joker
in The Dark Knight (2008)

The Joker: I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve.


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#3: Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa
in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Col. Landa: I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, but rumors, true or false, are often revealing.


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#2: Jared Leto as Rayon
in Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Rayon: You know what? You don't deserve my money, you homophobic asshole.


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#1: Timothy Hutton as Conrad Jarrett
in Ordinary People (1980)

Conrad Jarrett: When I let myself feel, all I feel is lousy.


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There you go. These are, as of now, my top 10 favorite Best Supporting Actor-winning performances. Were you surprised by my choices? Did I name any of your favorites?

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