The Top 10 Male Performances of 2012

The Top 10 Male Performances of 2012. By Simon Miraudo.


With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the business we list-makers have chosen. Come, shoulder the burden.

Stanislavski famously said, “I have no problem with the craft of acting being reduced to a silly list in which disparate performers in vastly different productions are compared and then ranked. Just try and limit the mentions of Matthew McConaughey.” I may be paraphrasing, but I will go ahead and assume the father of modern acting would be cool with my choices below. Yes, this is perhaps the most subjective craft in all of moviemaking. Thankfully, we’re not here to evaluate the specific intricacies of each actor’s decision making process, and then objectively state how that makes him better or worse than his peers. Rather, it’s a celebration of the twenty best (including honourable mentions) male turns of the year. And if we know anything about Stanislavski, he loved a good celebration. Wait, no, now I’m thinking of Kanye West. I think I’m confusing this Stanislavski guy with someone else. What did he sing again?

Follow the link to read the Top 10.

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