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Ebolapox
08-03-2010, 09:35 PM
1) The Joker (Heath Ledger) - The Dark Knight (2008)
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8) Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining (1980)
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KcMizzou
08-03-2010, 09:37 PM
WTF? You drew me in with the Mizzou tag. Sneaky bastard.

(This is a tough one.)

Ebolapox
08-03-2010, 09:42 PM
WTF? You drew me in with the Mizzou tag. Sneaky bastard.

(This is a tough one.)

fixed.

Ebolapox
08-03-2010, 10:12 PM
this is honestly a bit closer than I had anticipated so far.

Frazod
08-04-2010, 06:26 AM
Ledger is the Brett Favre of dead people. I'll never vote for him. His performance was overrated, Dark Knight was overrated, and I'm sick of hearing about it. Sadly, it'll probably take Hannibal Lechter to finally knock him off.

loochy
08-04-2010, 08:31 AM
Ledger is the Brett Favre of dead people. I'll never vote for him. His performance was overrated, Dark Knight was overrated, and I'm sick of hearing about it.

Wow, I think you are my long lost brother! I've felt the same way for a while now. It really annoys me to no end how death propels people to new heights of fame.

I voted for Jack just because I'm a hater.

For the record, I really like the new Batman movies though.

Frazod
08-04-2010, 08:35 AM
Wow, I think you are my long lost brother! I've felt the same way for a while now. It really annoys me to no end how death propels people to new heights of fame.

I voted for Jack just because I'm a hater.

For the record, I really like the new Batman movies though.

I loved the first one. The second one is a good movie, but I thought it was ridiculously convoluted and I thought the ending was retarded. And it didn't help that Maggie Gwyllenwhatever is uglier than a bulldog's asshole.

Ebolapox
08-04-2010, 02:52 PM
I could care less that ledger died. his joker was fucking brilliant, IMO

DJ's left nut
08-04-2010, 02:56 PM
I could care less that ledger died. his joker was ****ing brilliant, IMO

No better than Jack's Torrance was.

He was perfect in that role. I don't agree with the direction that Kubric took his character (in the book he was a far more sympathetic figure), but Nicholson couldn't have done a better job.

It's a travesty that fanboys are making this a walk. Nicholson is a better actor than Ledger was and Torrance was Nicholson at the height of his powers. How anyone can conclude that Ledger was difinitively better is beyond me.

I suppose that's getting away from the spirit of this competition, but if you're going to talk about Ledger's performance being brilliant, you have to tip your cap to Jack as well.

Ebolapox
08-04-2010, 03:01 PM
oh, I'm not saying torrance was shit. honestly, we'll never get a chance to know how great an actor ledger could've been--he died too soon. he could've been better than ledger for all we know.

to me, it's not about fan-boyism. to me, ledger's performance stole the show in the dark knight. nicholson's torrance was surreal, but perfectly within the confines of the movie... it's close for me, though. if I had ten votes, six would go to ledger and four to nicholson.

thurman merman
08-04-2010, 03:20 PM
Ledger is the Brett Favre of dead people. I'll never vote for him. His performance was overrated, Dark Knight was overrated, and I'm sick of hearing about it.

thank you. :clap:

Rausch
08-04-2010, 03:38 PM
Ledger is the Brett Favre of dead people. I'll never vote for him. His performance was overrated, Dark Knight was overrated, and I'm sick of hearing about it. Sadly, it'll probably take Hannibal Lechter to finally knock him off.

I'll admit, I hate Batman and all things DC but his performance (even after the hype) exceeded my expectations.

It's likely the best performance of a comix-flick villain of all time.

For however much that's worth to ya'....

Ebolapox
08-05-2010, 08:52 PM
last minute votes? the seeding does matter going into the final four...

SnakeXJones
08-05-2010, 09:29 PM
I always thought The Shining was a good movie but one person ruins the whole damn movie for me Shelley Duvall her ugliness and her goddamn awful acting also loved Ledger's Joker

Ebolapox
08-05-2010, 09:38 PM
I always thought The Shining was a good movie but one person ruins the whole damn movie for me Shelley Duvall her ugliness and her goddamn awful acting also loved Ledger's Joker

yeah, I always wondered why shelley duvall got work acting.

SnakeXJones
08-05-2010, 09:42 PM
yeah, I always wondered why shelley duvall got work acting. I wonder how she landed the role in a Kubrick movie it's mind blowing

Smed1065
08-05-2010, 10:43 PM
I wonder how she landed the role in a Kubrick movie it's mind blowing

Blow might be the secret....

KcMizzou
08-06-2010, 12:22 AM
I'll admit, I hate Batman and all things DC but his performance (even after the hype) exceeded my expectations.

It's likely the best performance of a comix-flick villain of all time.

For however much that's worth to ya'....Exactly.