0010: Best Modern Supporting Performances

  1. Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley
  2. Kate Winslet in Heavenly Creatures
  3. Marcia Gay Harden in Pollock
  4. Steve Buscemi in Ghost World
  5. Catherine Keener in Being John Malkovich
  6. Willem Dafoe in Shadow of the Vampire
  7. Kerry Washington in Our Song
  8. Jim Broadbent in Moulin Rouge!
  9. Bill Murray in Rushmore
  10. Bebe Neuwirth in Tadpole
  11. Zhang Ziyi in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  12. Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction
  13. Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count on Me
  14. Joan Allen in The Crucible
  15. William H. Macy in Fargo
  16. Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction
  17. Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream
  18. Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects
  19. Ed Harris in The Truman Show
  20. Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenenbaums
Author Comments: 

A continuation of my "Modern" series. Comments will be coming soon. These performances are limited from 1993 onwards.

Honorable Mentions
John Malkovich in Being John Malkovich - Taking what could be a meta joke and creating a great performance.
Catharine Zeta-Jones in Chicago - Disagree with me if you will, but she knocked me on the floor.
Andy Serkis in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - A revolutionary performance that will grwo with time.
Tom Cruise in Magnolia - His cocky posturing was not just a great send-up of his public persona, it was also a captivating screen performance.
Julianne Moore in Magnolia - An angry turn that doesn't seem overly familiar, Julianne Moore rarely dissapoints.

great list- i agree with all of those.

bill murray was great in rushmore
i met someone once who said : 'what was murray thinking agreeing to rushmore' [i had to hold back from hitting them!]


you have some excellent entries, but may i submit for your consideration a fantastic performance in an underrated film:

ben kingsley - sexy beast