Submit Your: Top Ten Performances of 2012
So last week featured my list of top 10 scenes of 2012, and now it’s time to revisit the performances of the past year. Acting is accomplished using the whole body, a fact underlined especially by the stunt-heavy action spectacles that audiences got to see this year. Young people in films around the world stand toe-to-toe to their more season peers in the acting sweepstakes. In addition, documentaries have continued to focus more and more on their subjects explicitly performing for the camera, adding extra layers or ambiguity or fascination to what would otherwise be straight nonfiction films. A former male model and one-time stripper gets to ply this trade again in a fictional setting, and an MMA fighter performs a choreographed facsimile of her professional work, both for the same director. To my eyes the usual reliance on impersonating historical figures thankfully diminished this year (with one major exception), leaving more imaginative creations to run wild. I’ve got my favorites, but let us know below what actors and actresses blew you away in 2012.
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