Top 10 performances of Bill Paxton

Coulson goes on the attack to save Skye - enlisting the aid of Ward's former S.O. John Garrett (Bill Paxton) and uncovers shocking truths about his own life and S.H.I.E.L.D., on 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Televised on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

About a year or so ago I saw Bill Paxton in Nightcrawler, a rather excellent film starring Jake Gyllenhaal. It got me thinking that Paxton is a funny actor, in that he’s been around a long time (since the start of the ’80s), turns up fairly frequently, often delivering performances which elevate a scene or… Continue reading Top 10 performances of Bill Paxton

The top 5 performances of Ralph Fiennes

Somehow, I’ve not written about the living legend that is Ralph Fiennes before. And, these days, he’s just getting better with age. Well it’s high time we address that and look at my pick of his best performances. So here they are, my favourite five. Do you agree? What would yours be? Voldemort Harry Potter… Continue reading The top 5 performances of Ralph Fiennes

Cate Blanchett – modern day screen goddess

A few days after seeing the latest in the Middle Earth saga, The Hobbit, I realised a particular scene involving Blanchett had burrowed its way firmly into my subconscious. Taking place in Rivendell, it focused on a tender moment between Gandalf and Galadriel, as they discussed the rise of a potential necromancer. As it had… Continue reading Cate Blanchett – modern day screen goddess

Top ten performances of Tom Cruise

After being impressed with Cruise’s performance in Jack Reacher recently it got me thinking. Is Cruise one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood? He surely must be, given his output. Since his first credited role in Endless Love in 1981, I can only count seven instances in the last 31 years where he’s had… Continue reading Top ten performances of Tom Cruise

Rachel Weisz – her top 5 performances

A few years ago there was a survey of celebrity ladies in a men’s style magazine. To the question ‘Who would you most like to marry?’ men unanimously went for Weisz. At the time she was single and responded saying ‘So I’m the most marriable but I’m not married?’ Perhaps because it took an alpha,… Continue reading Rachel Weisz – her top 5 performances