Top 20 Performances of 1986

by Aunt-Peg | created - 24 Aug 2011 | updated - 30 Dec 2016 | Public

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

1. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), ...

in Sid and Nancy (best performance by an actor in a lead role 1986)

2. Bob Hoskins

Actor | The Long Good Friday

Bob Hoskins was described by the director John Mackenzie as "an actor from the British tradition but with an almost American approach, an instinctive approach to acting and knowing how to work with the camera". He was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was ...

in Mona Lisa (2nd choice)

3. David Argue

Actor | Gallipoli

David Argue was born on December 26, 1959 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as David J. Argue. He is an actor and writer, known for Gallipoli (1981), BMX Bandits (1983) and Road Kill (2010).

in Backlash (3rd choice)

4. Colin Friels

Actor | Darkman

Colin Friels was born on September 25, 1952 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Darkman (1990), Water Rats (1996) and Malcolm (1986). He has been married to Judy Davis since October 30, 1984. They have two children.

in Malcolm (4th choice)

5. Dexter Gordon

Actor | Round Midnight

Dexter Gordon was considered one of the greatest jazz saxophonists ever, During his heyday, namely `45-`80, he played tenor sax with many of the all-time jazz greats, including Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Billy Eckstine and many others. In the 60s, he left his vices behind and created some ...

in 'Round Midnight (5th choice)

6. Sissy Spacek

Actress | In the Bedroom

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.

...

in Crimes of the Heart (best performance by an actor in a lead role 1986)

7. Sissy Spacek

Actress | In the Bedroom

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.

...

in 'night, Mother (2nd choice)

8. 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 Crimes of the Heart (3rd choice)

9. Anne Bancroft

Actress | The Graduate

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the middle daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a...

in 'night, Mother (4th choice)

10. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

in Crimes of the Heart (5th choice)

11. John Glover

Actor | Scrooged

John Soursby Glover, Jr., is an American actor, known for a range of villainous roles in films and television, including Lionel Luthor on the Superman-inspired television series Smallville. In 1993 he co-starred in the dark comedy Ed and His Dead Mother with Steve Buscemi and Ned Beatty.Glover was ...

in 52 Pick-up (best performance by an actor in a supporting role 1986)

12. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

in Mona Lisa (2nd choice)

13. Dean Stockwell

Actor | Quantum Leap

Photogenic American child actor of the 1940s, popular due in no small measure to his air of innocence and his beautiful, cherubic face with its dimples and his sparkling eyes, topped with a crown of curls. Still an actor in demand while well into his middle years, he is one of the few juvenile ...

in Blue Velvet (3rd choice)

14. Dennis Hopper

Actor | Easy Rider

With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard ...

in Blue Velvet (4th choice)

15. John Hargreaves

Actor | Malcolm

John Hargreaves was the quintessential Australian man. An actor of sparkling, biting wit, he once said he would easily give up his remarkable career if it ever bored him, in favor of metallurgy because it was something that always interested him. Despite his lengthy list of credits in his home ...

in Malcolm (5th choice)

16. Maggie Smith

Actress | Gosford Park

One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...

in A Room With a View (best performance by an actress in a supporting role 1986)

17. Lindy Davies

Actress | Malcolm

Lindy Davies took up the post of Dean of the School of Drama at the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne in 1995. She left that position in February 2007, after a period of eleven years, during this time, she instigated an integrated Theatre Training Course for Actors, Directors and Writers.She ...

in Malcolm (2nd choice)

18. Chus Lampreave

Actress | Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"

Chus Lampreave was born on December 11, 1930 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Jesús Lampreave. She was an actress and writer, known for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Volver (2006) and Broken Embraces (2009). She was married to Eusebio Moreno de los Ríos. She died on April 4, ...

in Matador (3th choice)

19. Pat Ast

Actress | Reform School Girls

Pat was a native New Yorker who worked as a receptionist and clerk in a box factory. She met Andy Warhol later and starred in his film "Heat" with Joe Dallesandro and Sylvia Miles. Later she met a fashion designer, Roy Halston and worked in his Madison Avenue store. From there, she decided to move ...

in Reform School Girls (4th choice)

20. Cathy Tyson

Actress | Mona Lisa

Cathy Tyson's father is a barrister from Trinidad and her mother is an English social worker. She dropped out of college at age 17 to pursue acting at Liverpool's Everyman's Theater. After a 1984 production of "The Blitz Show", she won admission to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her film debut was ...

in Mona Lisa (5th choice)



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