Alessandro Nivola - 'Coco avant Chanel'
He impressed with 'Junebug'. I wonder if a grand bio pic is going to show what his stuff is made of.
Alfred Molina - 'The Tempest'
Playing Stephano and being directed by Julie Taymor should help bring out something. He is a well respected thesp who is always reliable.
Colin Farrell - 'The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus'
he was brilliant in 'In Bruges' so I am thinking that playing against type in this will work wonders.
Emile Hirsch - 'Taking Woodstock'
He is becoming more and more impressive. As I will say many many times, being directed by Ang Lee can bring forth magic
Heath Ledger - 'The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus'
I think this is on everyones list, heartbreaking though it is.
James McAvoy - 'The Last Station'
I mean he is acting with Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer! He has to get a break after being so close so many times.
Jason Bateman - 'State of Play'
A great role in the BBC miniseries, and he is an actor that everyone seems to like. Will the film be any good though? The trailer was poor.
Mark Ruffalo - 'Shutter Island' or 'Margaret'
I mean, he is being directed by Scorsese doesn't make the Academy take notice, nothing will. Perhaps re-teaming with Lonergan will remind them...if it gets released.
Patrick Stewart - 'This Side of the Truth'
I mean, he is working with Ricky Gervais. I know he is only a narrator, but my is there another voice you would prefer to listen to?
Paul Dano - 'Taking Woodstock'
A respected young actor who was probably very close to a nomination in 2008. Being directed by Ang Lee never hurt anyone.
Stanley Tucci - 'The Lovely Bones'
I for one thought it perfect casting, especially after his much ignored turn in 'The Devil Wears Prada'. I think he is going to impress.
Woody Harrelson - 'The Messenger'
He is said to be brilliant. The early word from Sundance was that this was a film to watch for performances. It has been a while for him.