Wednesday, August 24, 2011

10 Oscar-worthy sci-fi movie performances

Den of Geek: A genre constantly overlooked at awards ceremonies, sci-fi cinema is full of stunning performances. Here’s a list of 10 that deserved Oscar attention…


  1. Anonymous7:38 AM

    I think not. THE FLY?


  2. Geena was cruelly robbed of an Oscar for CUTTHROAT ISLAND, too.

  3. Interesting list. Agree with most of it.

  4. Will Sheriff Crider suggest Denise Richards for STARSHIP TROOPERS?

    Terence Stamp was riveting in BILLY BUDD but . . .SUPERMAN II? C'mon.

    How about,

    Ralph Richardson in THINGS TO COME
    James Mason, 20,000 LEAGUES
    Brian Donlevy, QUATERMASS
    Kevin McCarthy, BODY SNATCHERS
    Lionel Jeffries, FIRST MEN/MOON
    Edward G. Robinson, SOYLENT GREEN
    David Bowie, MAN WHO FELL/EARTH
    Brad Dourif, DUNE
    Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, ROBOCOP
    Tommy Lee Jones, MEN IN BLACK II
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan, WATCHMEN

  5. Great suggestions, Fred, and of course I'll stand up for Denise Richards in DOOGIE HOWSER, S.S., er, I mean STARSHIP TROOPERS.

  6. Robert Duvall, who singlehandedly makes THX-1138 worthwhile.

    Haven't seen NEVER LET ME GO yet...