Top 20 Performances of 1990

by Aunt-Peg | created - 23 Aug 2011 | updated - 14 Jan 2014 | Public

These are my top 20 performances listed in order for each category (lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor & supporting actress).

1. Jeremy Irons

Actor | Dead Ringers

British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up ...

in Reversal of Fortune (best performance by an actor in a lead role 1990)

2. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

in Texasville (2nd choice)

3. Alec Baldwin

Actor | The Departed

Alec Baldwin is the oldest, and best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (nee Martineau) Baldwin and ...

in Miami Blues (3rd choice)

4. Garry McDonald

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Garry McDonald was born on October 30, 1948 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Garry George McDonald. He is an actor and writer, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Mother and Son (1984) and The Rage in Placid Lake (2003). He has been married to Diane Craig since April 13, 1971. They have two ...

in Struck by Lightning (4th choice)

5. Fred Ward

Actor | Short Cuts

A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Golden Globe-winner Fred Ward has nearly 90 appearances under his belt in many tremendous films. He first became interested in acting after serving three years in the US Air Force and studied at New York's ...

in Henry and June (5th choice)

6. Joanne Woodward

Actress | Rachel, Rachel

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a ...

in Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (best performance by an actress in a lead role 1990)

7. Anjelica Huston

Actress | The Grifters

Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her ...

in The Grifters (2nd choice)

8. Tsilla Chelton

Actress | Pandora'nin kutusu

Tsilla Chelton was born on June 21, 1919 in Jerusalem, Palestine as Tsilla Schilton. She was an actress, known for Pandora's Box (2008), Auntie Danielle (1990) and The Musketeer (2001). She was married to Jacques Noël. She died on July 15, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.

in Tatie Danielle (3rd choice)

9. Mia Farrow

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow and the actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the ...

in Alice (4th choice)

10. Jessica Lange

Actress | Tootsie

Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis...

in Men Don't Leave (5th choice)

11. Campbell Scott

Actor | Big Night

Campbell Scott was born on July 19, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA as Campbell Whalen Scott. He is an actor and producer, known for Big Night (1996), Roger Dodger (2002) and Singles (1992). He has been married to Kathleen McElfresh since May 30, 2009. He was previously married to Anne Scott.

in Longtime Companion (best performance by an actor in a supporting role 1990)

12. Fred Ward

Actor | Short Cuts

A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Golden Globe-winner Fred Ward has nearly 90 appearances under his belt in many tremendous films. He first became interested in acting after serving three years in the US Air Force and studied at New York's ...

in Miami Blues (2nd choice)

13. Bruce Davison

Actor | X-Men

With his tall, blond, clean-cut, Ivy League handsomeness and ready-whipped smile reminiscent of Kennedyesque times, actor Bruce Davison would find it difficult at times to rise above those perfect features and find meatier roles, his talent certainly overcame the "handicap". Extremely winning and ...

in Longtime Companion (3rd choice)

14. Crispin Glover

Actor | Back to the Future

While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.

The son of actress and...

in Where the Heart Is (4th choice)

15. Chris O'Donnell

Actor | Batman & Robin

Christopher Eugene O'Donnell was born on June 26th, 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois, to Julie Ann (Rohs) and William Charles O'Donnell, Sr., who managed a CBS radio station, WBBM-AM. He is the youngest child in his family, with four sisters and two brothers. His father had Irish ancestry and his ...

in Men Don't Leave (5th choice)

16. Whoopi Goldberg

Actress | Ghost

Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...

in Ghost (best performance by an actress in a supporting role 1990)

17. Dianne Wiest

Actress | The Birdcage

One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of ...

in Edward Scissorhands (2nd choice)

18. Kathy Baker

Actress | Picket Fences

For someone who has made an award-winning impact in all three mediums (stage, film and TV), actress Kathy Baker has been strangely denied all-out stardom, yet continues to demonstrate her versatility in whatever material comes her way.

The comely blonde was born Katherine Whitton Baker in Midland, ...

in Edward Scissorhands (3rd choice)

19. Annie Potts

Actress | Toy Story 4

Annie Potts is an American film, television, and stage actress. She is known for her roles in popular 1980s films such as Ghostbusters (1984) and Pretty in Pink (1986). She made her debut on the big screen in 1978 in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film Corvette Summer (1978), with Mark Hamill, for ...

in Texasville (4th choice)

20. Diane Ladd

Actress | Wild at Heart

The amazingly gifted Diane Ladd received immense praise for her dramatic efforts throughout the course of her electric and unique seventy-year career. Nominated an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, she won the BAFTA Film Award, same category, for her account of a wiseacre roadside diner ...

in Wild at Heart (5th choice)



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