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Tom vs Denzel...who had the better bad guy performance?

Old 08-11-04, 10:49 PM
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Tom vs Denzel...who had the better bad guy performance?

After watching Collateral, I was pleasantly surprised at how well Cruise pulled off the role of such a ruthless sunnuvabitch. But I am still debating whether his performance outdid Denzel's brilliant showcase in Training Day. Denzel was just such a prick in that film. You wantd to hate his character but you couldn't help be fascinated by him.

So. In your opinion, between Tom and Denzel....

1)Who did the better job at playing the bad guy?

2)Which character did you enjoy watching on screen more?

3)Which character did you hate the most?

4)Who was more ruthless?

5)Which one would you like to see play another bad guy role sooner?
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Re: Tom vs Denzel...who had the better bad guy performance?

1)Who did the better job at playing the bad guy? A tough choice here, but overall I'll go with Denzel.

2)Which character did you enjoy watching on screen more? I like the character of Vincent more, so Cruise's character.

3)Which character did you hate the most? Definitely Alonzo Harris (Denzel). Vincent seemed like more of a likeable badguy, if you know what I mean.

4)Who was more ruthless? Alonzo Harris.

5)Which one would you like to see play another bad guy role sooner? Ray Liotta. His performance as Oak in Narc, I thought, was just as good as Cruise's and Denzel's.
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While I'm a big fan of Cruise, I don't think he can hold a candle to Denzel. Denzel was just so ruthless in Training Day. Hek, it was such a great role that it spawned The Wayne Brady sketch on Chappelle's Show (my all time favorite Chappelle skit ever).
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Denzel, hands down. I'm surprised that Tom has received 9 votes so far.
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Re: Re: Tom vs Denzel...who had the better bad guy performance?

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5)Which one would you like to see play another bad guy role sooner? Ray Liotta. His performance as Oak in Narc, I thought, was just as good as Cruise's and Denzel's.
I completely agree, his performace was incredible and it was unfairly overlooked by everyone, but
Spoiler:
even though he used some brutal tactics, he really wasn't the villan.
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In order for Tom to have an equal if not better performance than Denzel, he would need to win an oscar for his acting.

Cruise winning an Oscar for Collateral? Magic 8-ball says all signs point to "Most likely Not"
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Originally posted by cross
In order for Tom to have an equal if not better performance than Denzel, he would need to win an oscar for his acting.
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Re: Re: Re: Tom vs Denzel...who had the better bad guy performance?

Originally posted by bjh_18
I completely agree, his performace was incredible and it was unfairly overlooked by everyone, but
Spoiler:
even though he used some brutal tactics, he really wasn't the villan.
True that.
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Originally posted by Matt Millheiser
Black guys are scarier than white guys. There, I said it.
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Training Day is one of my favorite movies, so I'm gonna go with Denzel, but Cruise isn't that far behind.
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