Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Christoph Waltz, Sam Worthington, Vera Farmiga, Tobey Maguire, Colin Firth, Zoe Saldana, and George Clooney all give their take on what they thing the best performance on screen of the last decade is.
This must’ve been shot by the NYT Magazine earlier this year around the Oscars (actually way back for the 2010 Oscars), but I’m just seeing it now for the first time thanks to Herman over at Doobybrain.
What becomes immediately obvious is you can tell the phonies from the real people in this. You hear The Dude mention he thought Mike White’s performance in Chuck & Buck was the best and it rings true. You hear Julianne Moore talk about Sean Penn’s overwrought performance in Mystic River and it’s like, c’mon, you’ve got to be joking, right? Or even Morgan Freeman bagging it with saying Meryl Streep.
Anyway, it’s great to hear all these successful actors/actresses talking about craft and the performances that moved them in some way. More of this please.