According to Entertainment Weekly, these films offer some of the best acting performances overlooked by the Academy Awards. Match the actor and character they play with the film, and then borrow the movie from the Lititz Public Library.
1. Harry Caul played by Gene Hackman
2. Quint played by Robert Shaw
3. Slim played by Lauren Bacall
4. Tracy Flick played by Reese Witherspoon
5. Jack Torrance played by Jack Nicholson
6. Joe Miller played by Denzel Washington
7. Annie Savoy played by Susan Sarandon
8. Scottie Ferguson played by Jimmy Stewart
9. Ilsa Lund played by Ingrid Bergman
10. Charlie Babbitt played by Tom Cruise
11. Mary played by Donna Reed
12. Roger Thornhill played by Cary Grant
A. Vertigo (1958)
A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot involving a woman who is apparently being driven to suicide by one of her ancestors.
B. Casablanca (1942)
Set in World War II Morocco, in a city filled with European refugees, a bitter nightclub owner helps his former love and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.
C. Jaws (1975)
Three men set out to kill a shark that has taken over the waters near a seaside community.
D. North by Northwest (1959)
Enemy agents mistake a New York City advertising executive for an American spy.
E. The Conversation (1974)
A surveillance expert believes he may have unwittingly played a part in a murder scheme.
F. The Shining (1980)
When a couple takes a job as hotel caretakers for the winter, their young son’s psychic powers bring out the evil in the old hotel.
G. Rain Man (1988)
A callous young hustler feels cheated out of what he thinks should be his inheritance and kidnaps his autistic brother to take him on the ride of his life.
H. Election (1999)
A popular teacher decides to derail the plans of a straight-A student who is determined to be president of Carver High’s student body.
I. Bull Durham (1988)
A veteran baseball catcher is sent to the minor league Durham Bulls to work with a major league pitching prospect.
J. To Have and Have Not (1944)
A charter boat operator gets mixed up with a woman and French resistance fighters in World War II.
K. Philadelphia (1993)
Two competing lawyers join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.
L. It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)
A desperate and suicidal man is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life.
February 6, 2015