After Kyle, who was the best actor?

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Who was second best actor in S3?

Laura Dern
9
12%
Naomi Watts
14
19%
David Lynch
4
5%
Matthew Lilliard
8
11%
Eamon Farren
2
3%
Sheryl Lee
5
7%
Sherilyn Fenn
1
1%
Don Murray
1
1%
James Beluahi
1
1%
Robert Knepper
1
1%
Grace Zabruskie
25
34%
Michael Horse
2
3%
 
Total votes: 73
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After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby mtwentz » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:10 pm

Who gave the second best performance in S3?

Edit: Sorry for misspelling Grace's surname!
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby Novalis » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:47 pm

What, no Chrysta Bell?
Hmmph...

All those listed did well to varying degrees, but I've got to go with Grace Zabriskie. While she was definitely unsettling in Inland Empire as the polish neighbour (and I think secretly that the role of Louise Bonner in Mulholland Drive was made for Zabriskie, not to knock Lee Grant's portrayal), Zabriskie has not been this flat-out terrifying since her 'f*ck me now, Reggie' incarnation as Juana Durango.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby Agent Sam Stanley » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:18 pm

I thought Grace was even better than Kyle.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby EddyEdson » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:52 pm

GZ, but Naomi Watts came close.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:01 pm

Grace, but Russ Tamblyn deserves honorable mention. At 80+ years old, he has incredible energy; I kept expecting the dude to have a heart attack onscreen given how worked-up he got.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby referendum » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:32 pm

This poll maybe points to one of the problems, or imbalances, with this series. ( I can't be clear about this because I haven't rewatched it as a whole, this was just my week-by-week impression).

The first TP was an ensemble piece, you got to spend quite abit of time with each of a central core of characters, and there were a whole raft of varied and memorable performances. Whereas quite a few of the actors and actresses in this list had about 5 or 6 scenes each and that's yr lot. The performances were there in embryo but there wasn't much of an opportunity for range or continuity. So yeah Zabriskie was great but she had, what, 5 scenes? Dern was underused. Fenn was a sort of vignette or 15 minute short. Sheryl Lee was underused. People like Balthazar Getty were more or less walk-ons with party turns. I know the idea was this sort of patchwork quilt where no one element takes precedent, but when you consider the question of ' best actor' in TP3 what is striking is how little most of them were given to do.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby ThumbsUp » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:30 pm

I voted Grace, but I think everyone on that list deserves credit. Generally speaking, I thought this was a very well acted show.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby trismegistus » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:46 pm

Mr. Reindeer wrote:Grace, but Russ Tamblyn deserves honorable mention. At 80+ years old, he has incredible energy; I kept expecting the dude to have a heart attack onscreen given how worked-up he got.


Uhhhhhhh you do know he was recovering from heart surgery right before the show went into production, right?
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby writersblock » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:23 am

They were all great!
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:57 am

trismegistus wrote:
Mr. Reindeer wrote:Grace, but Russ Tamblyn deserves honorable mention. At 80+ years old, he has incredible energy; I kept expecting the dude to have a heart attack onscreen given how worked-up he got.


Uhhhhhhh you do know he was recovering from heart surgery right before the show went into production, right?


Yes? Which kind of reinforces my point...it's impressive how much he gave to the performance.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby mtwentz » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:06 pm

Mr. Reindeer wrote:
trismegistus wrote:
Mr. Reindeer wrote:Grace, but Russ Tamblyn deserves honorable mention. At 80+ years old, he has incredible energy; I kept expecting the dude to have a heart attack onscreen given how worked-up he got.


Uhhhhhhh you do know he was recovering from heart surgery right before the show went into production, right?


Yes? Which kind of reinforces my point...it's impressive how much he gave to the performance.


Yes, I think that would make Russ's performance even more impressive.

Right now, Grace is killing it, a 2-1 lead over her next competitor (Naomi Watts). Wonder if a role that small could garner an Emmy nomination though.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby BOB1 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:22 pm

I don't know if everyone is so convinced about Kyle being the one best actor - well I am so I don't have a problem with the thread's title. Anyway, best or not, Kyle had SO MUCH MORE to act than all the rest of the crew that he is incomparable to others as far as acting effort is concerned.

Someone has already pointed out that actually all other roles are no more than guest appearances... Yes, that's also one of the things I didn't like and don't like...
As for these cameos Grace Zabriskie was easily the most powerful performance but since everyone seems to be voting on her I tried thinking about who else - and came up with Naomi Watts. Not very originally, it turned out! Her performance had something human. She wasn't a mere figure like most of the characters, she had a personality. And while I have a hard time remembering who was in The Return and what for, I certainly remember Naomi's Janey-E in an instance. Yes, for me that was a winning performance.

ps. If someone is really missing from this poll, it's Harry Dean Stanton, isn't it? I don't really know what Carl was for, either, but his presence on screen always felt significant even if there was no pay off after all.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby Esselgee » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:35 pm

I guess if I want to see great acting from Ray Wise these days, I'll have to watch "Fresh Off The Boat" on ABC. Such a shame that probably the actor that gave the best performance on the original show was completely wasted here.
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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby The Gazebo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:59 pm

False premise making Kyle nr 1 by default.

Anyway, there were several characters I enjoyed: The Mitchums, Candie, Janey-E - which is strange, because I absolutely detest the whole Vegas storyline outright.

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Re: After Kyle, who was the best actor?

Postby Mace » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:03 pm

Esselgee wrote:I guess if I want to see great acting from Ray Wise these days, I'll have to watch "Fresh Off The Boat" on ABC. Such a shame that probably the actor that gave the best performance on the original show was completely wasted here.


^This!

And, eventhough his role was small, he was great in Fargo Season 3 as well.

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