Acting is an art form, and behind every iconic character is an artist expressing themselves. The Great Performances is a recurring column in which Jacob Trussell explores the art behind some of cinema’s best roles.
If you are new to reading this column, we suggest starting with these entries:
Yes, we know, Stanley Kubrick’s film isn’t like Stephen King’s novel, but we’re just here for Nicholson’s raging Jack Torrance!
Released just two weeks after 9/11, Ben Stiller’s dopey male model movie made us laugh, even when we thought we couldn’t.
We take a closer look at the most famous scene from Andrzej Żuławski’s ode to divorce, depression, and H.P. Lovecraft: ‘Possession’.
Absolute authenticity has always been the Blaxploitation legend’s greatest strength.
Kim Hye-ja’s titular character was decades in the making.
We look back at what made Heath Ledger’s Joker so remarkable.