|As an Actor||Leading||17||$1,254,736,157||$2,107,440,845||$3,362,177,002|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$6,600,663||$17,617,600||$24,218,263|
|In Technical Roles||Co-Producer||1||$5,336||$1,075,092||$1,080,428|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $3,362,177,002 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #52)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Frank T. Hopkins (Hidalgo), Weapons Officer Lt. Peter 'Wepps' Ince (Crimson Tide)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Jauja (Composer), Loin des hommes (Co-Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Barrie M. Osborne, Liv Tyler|
February 26th, 2017
February 26th, 2017
It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between.
February 16th, 2017
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Leading Actor, which is a three-way race this year. This makes it one of the most competitive categories we will be talking about.
January 24th, 2017
The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record.
January 11th, 2017
The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece.
December 14th, 2016
The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations.
December 12th, 2016
The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season.
November 23rd, 2016
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result.
July 8th, 2016
Captain Fantastic is the only film on this week’s list that I think will do well in theaters. There are some films that are earning better reviews, like Our Little Sister, but no film on this week’s list has the same buzz as this film does.
May 1st, 2015
Two points before we get to the films on this week's list. One, the column is late. Sorry. Two, anyone else noticing a decrease is stability with Firefox? It has been crashing a lot the past few days, hence the delay with this column. This week’s list is filled with many films that are earning good reviews, but not great reviews, and are playing on Video on Demand. Iris is the best film coming out this week, but Far from the Madding Crowd is probably going to be the biggest hit.
September 26th, 2014
The list of new releases is a little calmer this week than it was last week. There are still a few movies that could do well. The Two Faces of January has some of the best reviews and has an impressive cast, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its box office numbers might not shine. On the other hand, I think Pride will turn its excellent reviews into a long run on limited release. It might even find a significant measure of mainstream success.
|4/14/2015||Loin des hommes||Daru||$5,336||$1,075,092||$1,080,428|
|3/20/2015||Jauja||Captain Gunnar Dinesen||$58,403||$0||$58,403|
|9/26/2014||The Two Faces of January||Chester||$507,463||$8,553,137||$9,060,600|
|3/22/2013||On the Road||Old Bull Lee / William S. Burroughs||$720,828||$8,592,474||$9,313,302|
|3/22/2013||Todos tenemos un plan||Agustín / Pedro||$0||$0||$0|
|11/23/2011||A Dangerous Method||Sigmund Freud||$5,702,083||$9,105,448||$14,807,531|
|9/23/2005||A History of Violence||Tom Stall/Joey Cusack||$31,493,782||$29,984,015||$61,477,797|
|3/5/2004||Hidalgo||Frank T. Hopkins||$67,286,731||$40,800,000||$108,086,731|
|12/17/2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of …||Aragorn||$377,845,905||$763,557,436||$1,141,403,341|
|12/18/2002||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Aragorn||$342,548,984||$592,150,661||$934,699,645|
|12/19/2001||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship…||Aragorn||$315,544,750||$571,666,235||$887,210,985|
|4/14/2000||28 Days||Eddie Boone||$37,035,515||$25,028,457||$62,063,972|
|3/26/1999||A Walk on the Moon||Walker Jerome||$4,741,987||$0||$4,741,987|
|6/5/1998||A Perfect Murder||David Shaw||$67,658,331||$0||$67,658,331|
|8/22/1997||G.I. Jane||Master Chief John Urgayle||$48,169,156||$0||$48,169,156|
|1/17/1997||Albino Alligator||Guy Foucard||$353,480||$0||$353,480|
|12/24/1996||The Portrait of a Lady||Caspar Goodwood||$3,698,012||$0||$3,698,012|
|5/12/1995||Crimson Tide||Weapons Officer Lt. Peter 'Wepps' Ince||$91,387,195||$68,000,000||$159,387,195|
|1/1/1993||Ruby Cairo||Johnny Faro||$608,000||$0||$608,000|
|9/20/1991||The Indian Runner||Frank Roberts||$191,125||$0||$191,125|
|8/1/1990||Young Guns II||John W. Poe||$44,143,410||$0||$44,143,410|
|1/12/1990||Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III||Tex||$5,697,588||$0||$5,697,588|
|4/14/2015||Loin des hommes||Co-Producer||$5,336||$1,075,092||$1,080,428|
|3/22/2013||Todos tenemos un plan||Producer||$0||$0||$0|