1. Bill Murray as Bob Harris in Lost In Translation: Bill Murray delivers a subtle, sad, and funny performance that completely carries the movie. I couldn't see any acting in it and this performance really works.
2. Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow: Depp completely makes Pirates Of the Carriabean and is very effective and funny. Could have been a complete failure, but I thought he nailed it.
3. Jude Law as Inman in Cold Mountain: Law is very subtle and natural and carries the emotional weight of Cold Mountain. The only good performance in the film.
4. Sean Penn as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River: Penn is very good and heartbreaking and is a big asset to Mystic River. He hams it up a little in some scenes, but it is still a good performance.
5. Ben Kingsley as Behrani in House Of Sand And Fog: Ben Kingsley is quite good, but he's a little stiff at times. His last scenes though are great. http://us.mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=1%5f50123%5fAFKniGIAAG8OS8PHDgLY4ifSRxk&pid=2.6&fid=Inbox&inline=1
I couldn't find a nominee picture for all of them that would fit. But what did you think of this lineup? Who would your choice be?