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Top Fifteen Performances of 2012 and Their Supporting Players

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1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln. There might not be another actor alive who would devote many months just to find Lincoln’s voice. Fewer still who could take what history told us about him, subtract the multitude of falsely deep Lincoln voices because they sounded “more important” and give us the real Lincoln via his unusual and less familiar voice. He was going to take some shit for this choice, as no one…

The Contenders: Richard Gere in Arbitrage

The Contenders: Richard Gere in Arbitrage

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Richard Gere, with his slick silver hair and squinty blue eyes, just turned 63 this past August. A stinging reminder that not only does time go by in the blink of an eye but also that this underrated American actor has never won an Oscar, let alone gotten nominated for one. Yes, that’s right. No nomination for his killer good role as lawyer Billy Flynn in “Chicago”, nada for his…

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Denzel Washington Launches into the Oscar Race for Best Actor

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Todd McCarthy says about Denzel Washington in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, “Onscreen for nearly the entire running time, Washington has found one of the best parts of his career in Whip Whitaker, a middle-age pilot for a regional Southern airline who knows his stuff and can still get away with behaving half his age. In the film’s raw opening scene, he’s lying in bed in Orlando at 7 a.m. after an…

Day-Lewis to Win Third Oscar, O’Neil Proclaims

Day-Lewis to Win Third Oscar, O’Neil Proclaims

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Over at Gold Derby, Tom O’Neil has seen Lincoln and says the Oscar for Best Actor is over: Move over, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Ingrid Bergman. Daniel Day-Lewis is about to join you in the pantheon of Oscar’s second-biggest winners. After previous Academy Award victories for “My Left Foot” (1989) and “There Will Be Blood” (2007), Day-Lewis is now a shoo-in to win for “Lincoln.” He’ll soon…

Richard Gere Singled Out in Reviews for Arbitrage

Richard Gere Singled Out in Reviews for Arbitrage

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While Manohla Dargis’ review in the New York Times mostly names Richard Gere as the reason (she thinks) Arbitrage doesn’t work, but many believe the opposite is true. In fact, Gere is the perfect slick willy, providing not just someone who is adept at manipulating people to do what he needs them to do, but also manages to play the character as a human being and not a monster. I…

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Richard Gere Joins the Best Actor List with Complex, Moving Portrayal in Arbitrage

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The Best Actor race is getting crowded this week, with Tommy Lee Jones in Hope Springs and now, Richard Gere in Arbitrage. The timely pic is a chilling illustration of the way powerful people use other people to get what they want out of life and usually win. The screenplay is flawless; no character gets the short shrift.  Every line crackles with Mamet-like intensity.  It will surely be among the…