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Re: Best Actor

Post by Bleach » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:38 pm

Joseph wrote: I agree, but i dont think there was anything "sneaky" about mr. pink

he was the most unsneaky one, i think
The most unsneaky was Blonde.
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Re: Best Actor

Post by IHOP311 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:10 pm

Although I thought Steve Buscemi was hilarious and is in every movie, I'd have to say Tim Roth Or Harvey Keitel as the best actors

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Re: Best Actor

Post by cyber-lili » Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:12 pm

the best actor is really michael madsen ! how great is Mr Blonde ! In each next films he plays just like in reservoir dogs, with the same face, the same language... No contest, he is the best !
Harvey Keitel is great too, but we knew it for a long time ago. What about Madsen ? Was he great in Free Willy ? No killing, the all world has discovered him in ths movie, so we have to say that this is the best performing !
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Re: Best Actor

Post by Ric_god » Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:04 am

I recon Steve Buscemi was the most believable.
"Why am I Mr. Pink?"...
"Yeah, Mr. Pink sounds like Mr.Pussy. Tell you what, let me be Mr. Purple. That sounds good to me, I'm Mr. Purple"....
"Oh that's really easy for you to say, you're Mr. White. You gotta cool-sounding name. So tell me, Mr. White, if you think "Mr. Pink" is no big deal, you wanna trade?"

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Ify » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:43 pm

Everyone except the QT
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Re: Best Actor

Post by Marilyn » Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:42 pm

No exception for Q.T. He was very believable because not too much serious like in usual life we're not so much serious, actors in films sometimes they get too serious. The difference is one knows as a fact he didn't have the background of an actor like the others but one doesn't see that he is rather new to acting. He can play with the very best actors of the world, he is very rich of different feelings so need a very good director to tame and to direct in the flows wanted. I don't know what are all the differences between director and actor, but usually it's difficult to change the hat one has for another very fast. In RD he succeed very well to be director and actor. One can remark I don't do a novel on the intituive theory of the guy who got small teeths like a cat and compensate by a big dick.

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Re: Best Actor

Post by MsOrange » Sat Dec 25, 2004 7:47 am

Marilyn wrote: One can remark I don't do a novel on the intituive theory of the guy who got small teeths like a cat and compensate by a big dick.
??? ???
I was following along pretty well there... until.... umm, what??

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Marilyn » Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:12 am

He do as a big dick it's why Q.T. is the Best Actor.

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Re: Best Actor

Post by plunderbunnie » Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:52 pm

Tim Roth is the best.  I fell in love with the charcter so much, seing him dressd up in drag in Rob Roy really freaked me out.  I know its a serious movie, but i couldnt stop laughing... :P
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Re: Best Actor

Post by MiaRose » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:27 pm

Michael Madsen was FANTASTIC, he had perfect timing and precision . Tim Roth was also great, very realistic, i really felt sorry for the bastard.
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Re: Best Actor

Post by MsOrange » Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:36 am

plunderbunnie wrote: Tim Roth is the best.  I fell in love with the charcter so much, seing him dressd up in drag in Rob Roy really freaked me out.  I know its a serious movie, but i couldnt stop laughing... :P
I loved him in the movie forever before I figured out who it was. He's sick. One of my favorite baddies... he's been quoted as saying that he thought he should have been nominated for best supporting actress though. It was a bit much. At least he died without the wig.

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Mr.Blonde » Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:41 am

Edward Bunker(I am sorry I like his writing and wished they did a whole movie about him and Mr.Blue.)
Harvey Kietel
Tim Roth

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Re: Best Actor

Post by MiaRose » Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:01 am

I think Michael Madsen was great, Harvey Keitel was amazing as always, Tim Roth was fabulous. Chris Penn was also fantastic!
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Re: Best Actor

Post by Marilyn » Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:47 am

Yeah Chris Penn was also fantastic, I didn't know his name, it's a pity we don't see him much on theaters in France. There are all great actors giving lot of strength to the movie.

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Johny_Exhale » Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:54 am

Chris Penn is the man, too bad hes always in his brothers shadow, he always will be too

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Marilyn » Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:17 am

It means he must worked more to make his own place

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Re: Best Actor

Post by MiaRose » Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:02 am

I saw him on 'Will & Grace' the other day - that freaked me out a bit lol i wasn't expecting that
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Re: Best Actor

Post by rangergirl » Sun May 15, 2005 6:43 pm

I find it all but impossible to pinpoint a 'best actor' in Reservoir Dogs because they're all just so damn good. 

I'm inclined to say Steve Buscemi, because I worship the ground the guy walks on and I tend to think he's the best thing in just about every film he does.  Nobody else could have played Mr Pink with the same level of skill or brought as much to the role - considering his limited screentime and development, his character is remarkably memorable.  So at a push, I'd say Buscemi.

Having said that, Michael Madsen's performance is stunning.  It's hardly a surprise that he's been typecast somewhat, because he's so utterly convincing as Blonde.  If he was uncomfotable during the torture scene, he sure as hell didn't let it show for a minute.  Tim Roth is excellent - endearing in his bleeding scenes and wonderfully charismatic throughout.  And Harvey Keitel is genius - perfect line deliveries ("Hardy fucking har", "Piss on this fucking turd!" etc, heh) and just such an intense performance.  His last moments with Orange are heartbreaking.

And you can't fault Tierney, Penn, Bunker or Tarantino either - none of them puts even a foot wrong.  The exceptional strength of the cast is one of the many reasons I adore this film so much, and can never get sick of it no matter how many times I watch it.  In fact...*scuttles off to find DVD*

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Ms.Blonde » Sat May 21, 2005 2:38 am

Poor, poor Tim Roth. He shall forever be scorned and hated in Dogs. And actually ironically it was because he played the part so well.

But, as you probably have guessed, I throw my hat in the ring for Mr. Madsen.

He singlehandedly provided this terrifying damocles around the middle of the film which is the one scene everyone remembers. He was perfect - charasmatic and evil.

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Tarantular » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:45 pm

steve is my fav too
Pulp Fiction is slightly better but reservoir dogs came first

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Mr.Madsen » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:39 pm

michael madsens acting was absolutely brilliant

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Re: Best Actor

Post by killerinstinct » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:45 pm

i think harvey kietals and quentin tarantino were the best dogs in terms of acting.

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Kilgore Trout » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:50 pm

killerinstinct wrote: harvey kietal
He seems to kick the most ass in all of QT's movies

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Re: Best Actor

Post by killerinstinct » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:08 pm

harvey kietal was excellent in from dawn to dusk

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Kool and the Gang » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:16 am

I'm think i'm safe in saying that along with most people on here (or so it seems) I think Mr. Buscemi does better than anyone. Though I don't think Quentin gets enough credit. I think he's got (for the opening scene) the best bit of dialogue going in the whole movie and no-one could've done it as good. Probably why he changed it from who says it in the script.

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Winston Wolf » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:47 am

First goes White, then (just a tiny bit) Pink.
Afterwards come Blonde, Orange and Eddie - equally awesome.
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Re: Best Actor

Post by me » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:29 am

Lee_Marvin_Fan wrote: Ok, in terms of acting, who was the best in Resrvoir Dogs? I thought Steve Buscemi was brilliant, but I like eveything he's in (except Con Air.........PEE-U!)
Harvey Keitel

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Roxy » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:41 am

QT picked an outstanding group of men to be his Dogs. I cannot pick the "best" one out of them...they were each so perfect and absolutely real.
But I do want to point out that Tim Roth's performance highly impressed me.
Watching Tim Roth writhe around in pain was shocking to me. My jaw was hanging open, my body completely still and my heart palpitating like a mother effer. I didn't even notice the frequent curse words popping out of my mouth during that entire scene!
That performance totally got me thinking, "Now thats acting!"
No BS calmness or fake moaning. I would imagine that thats what it looks like when someone gets shot in the belly. The tough guy ish vanishes in the face of mortality. It reminded me of those highly realistic war films with the soldiers crying hysterically as their insides spill out.
To add to that, Roth kept his american accent intact. I've seen a lot of films where actors speaking in a different accent lose it when they are crying or yelling and it severs the audience from the reality of the film to the reality that it is only a film.

The rest of the cast was absolutely brilliant in thier own rights as many of you have already described. I love the little nuances  that make them so real. Like Blonde sitting on the car (Madsen admits to being "lazy" and asking to sit down in the scene), or White tugging and pushing orange along gently, almost father like when they escape down the alley.

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Re: Best Actor

Post by ThaDuke » Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:01 am

Harvey Keitel or Michael Madsen?

I've never been able to decide..

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Re: Best Actor

Post by Kilgore Trout » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:55 pm

Keitel.

Did anyone else like his performance in U-571?

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