If there would be a category for best mentally dissordered appearance, who would it be? Write down:
name of the actor/actress, movie, and the character played.
*Russell Crowe and Angelina are excluded. Tom Cruise as well.
My choice: Sean Gullette, Pi, Max Cohen
I think Winona Rider in Girl Interrupted was really well, but I liked Angelina Jolie’s performance better, but since she’s excluded… I’ll go with Robin Williams in The Fisher King
Kathy Bates in Misery was pretty damn disturbed.
Also Rooney Mara, in Soderberg’s Side Effects, great performance
Jack Nicolson in the The Shining
This is probably old school to most of you guys but Jack Nicholson in “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”.
For those of you have seen the movie did you know that some of those patients in the hospital were not actors? Some of those people were patients in real life.
Also, speaking of patients, you might recognize a young Danny Devito playing a patient. Also Christopher Lloyd. Both went on to bigger careers after that movie and coincidentily they both ended up on the very same popular 1970’s sitcom “Taxi”. In the megahit “Back to the Future”, that’s Christopher Lloyd playing the eccentric doctor.
You’re a walking IMDB Trivia
Peter Greene in Clean, Shaven.
Jason Statham in Revolver, greaaaaaat movie
I agree, a very touching movie, great acting too. And that bitch nurse.
Summer Glau as River Tam. I relate to her performances so much!
Michael Shannon - he played a schizophrenic character called Peter Evans in the 2006 film Bugs, and also in the 2011 film Take Shelter… He’s actually played a troubled character in several films, I think he’s really good at portraying someone with mental health problems, very realistic. Also Harriet Andersson in Through a Glass Darkly… one of my favourite films.
Kathy Bates also played a woman with schizoaffective disorder in My Sister’s Keeper, I love that movie, Kathy Bates is amazing
as well as throughout the American Horror Story series. I think she might be a psychopath in real life
Never heard of that movie, have to check it out. Tnx!
Leo dicaprio isn’t discluded??? He wins for shutter island. He the man…
yep, but he didn’t win an Oscar for it. And he’s not Tom Cruise.
Dicaprio in the Aviator was pretty damned good.
Also Jack Nicholson in As Good As it Gets.
Kevin Spacey in Kpax