Thursday, April 14, 2011

30 Day Film Challenge-Day 9 - A Film With My Favorite Actor (Male)

Y'know, I'm sort of a mutant when it comes to favorite actors. I don't really have one. I'm not the kind of person who will see a movie just because so-and-so is in it. So I'll just pick a film with my favorite male performance, and that would be Enrico Colantoni in Galaxy Quest. Colantoni plays Mathesar, the leader of a group of aliens who think the actors in a popular TV SciFi series are actual space warriors and take them from Earth to their part of the galaxy to fight a war for them. It's a comedy, and is sometimes quite silly, and it would have been so easy for Colantoni to have portrayed Mathesar as a one-dimensional caricature, but through the odd vocal cadence and strange body language he brings such depth and truth to his character that I never once doubted him. Such commitment to a role is the sign of a truly talented actor, and he stands out as one of the brightest gems in this classic film. And this is, in my opinion, the highlight of his performance (around 3 minutes in)

1 comment:

rosebuckle said...

He is adorable in this movie. He has become a favorite of mine, having appeared in some other shows that I enjoy (but I'm sure you have never viewed!)

Good choice!