Cinema, the 10 best actors of 2022. I’m not Austin Butler

With Austin Butler we got excited in the glittering show and swinging in honor of Elvis Presley. With Robert Pattinson we went into the depths of one numbing pain. With Tom Cruisce, on the other hand, up and up again, in the amazing wake of the F-18s. As the year drips away, let’s draw up our very personal top 10 of the best actors of 2022. The ones who have marked these months the most, in the awards received and, above all, in the emotions aroused.

Austin Butler, incredibly Elvis

How rock can he be Austin Butler! Like swaying Presley in the service of glitter Baz Luhrmann in Elvis he was surprisingly convincing, even vocally. The thirty-one-year-old American actor, who had already had small parts in it The dead don’t die by Jarmusch e Once upon a time in… Hollywood by Tarantino, succeeds in the very risky enterprise of giving us back the energy of the King of Rock and Roll. With grit and grace. When she is on stage she is overwhelming.
Highly anticipated for the next step: it will be Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in Dunes: Part Twovillain role that, in the film adaptation of Dunes by David Lynch, was played by Sting.

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Harry Styles on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival for “Don’t Worry Darling”, 5 September 2022

Harry Styles, from stage to set

After bewitching stadium audiences, it now also aims at multiplex audiences. 2022 is the year the pop star Harry Styles has overwhelmingly focused on cinema, the protagonist of the dystopian and talked about Don’t worry darlings and sentimental drama My Policeman, two unconvincing films in which, however, he has shown that he can dare. Still poised between will or won’t be, he seems to have that Justin Timberlake-esque flexibility between music and acting. Now we await the definitive flash.

Colin Farrell irresistible tragicomedy

Raise your hand who identified Colin Farrell in The Batman by Matt Reeves. Inside the make-up of the Penguin, one of the most iconic DC villains, he is absolutely unrecognizable. Beyond the make-up he is wearing, which took him almost four hours to apply, the Irish actor also changes his usual movements, voice and attitude.
But it’s mostly in the movie The Spirits of the Island (The Banshees of Inisherin) by Martin McDonagh that Colin is irresistible, naive shepherd of an inspired tragicomedy: for him Volpi Cup in Venice (for the release of the feature film in theaters we have to wait for February 2023).
Good Farrell is also the protagonist of another great film of 2022, Thirteen lives by Ron Howard, as one of the divers who saved the lives of the kids’ soccer team trapped in Thailand’s Tham Luang cave, measured and perfect.

Robert Pattinson, Batman sore and intense

Robert Pattinson was expected at the gate. The former vampire of Twilight acclaimed as a teenager dares to wear the Bat Man armor already worn powerfully by Christan Bale. And he, with his cavernous voice, tormented eyes and imo malaise that emerges in every gesture and even in his immobility, surprises. He makes us forget every previous Dark Knight, removes any temptation of comparison, entangled as we are in his dark interiority. Serving Matt Reeves in The Batman delivers us a monumental film with a human and deep superhero that we feel so close to us.

Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson at the special screening of ‘The Batman’, London, Feb. 23, 2022

Tom Cruise still top

Tom Cruise defies time and, as a sixty-year-old, is still – like it or not – the king of action skies. Always refractory to stunt doubles, he returns to the character that brought him to the top, that self-confident Maverick, pilot in the American Navy, and in Top Gun 2 juggles the cloche with the usual air of nice superman, braggart and captivating. Self Top Gun: Maverick36 years later, grazes the pinnacle of jaw-dropping entertainment and box-office records all because of him.

Mads Mikkelsen, mission villain

The helpless master unjustly accused of paedophilia seems so far away The suspect (2012) by Thomas Vinterberg. Now Mads Mikkelsen he knows how to defend himself. Indeed, it is he who mounts the attack. The ability of an iridescent actor, who knows how to cross the two antipodes of emotions. In Fantastic Beasts 3 had the thorny task of replacing Johnny Depp as evil wizard Grindelwald and the cold-eyed and powerful Dane did even better. He is glassy, ​​immovableof authoritative firmness.
We will see soon in Indiana Jones 5, in the role of a former Nazi hired by NASA. Obviously still villain.

Dali Benssalah

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Dali Benssalah at the American French Film Festival, West Hollywood, October 13, 2022

Dali Benssalah, rabidly protective

Dali Benssalah is the discovery of this 2022. French of Algerian origins, we saw him in two films this year, in the adrenaline-pumping and epic Athena by Romain Gavras, in competition in Venice, and in the sweet and touching A voice out of the choir by Yohan Manca. In both, the thirty-year-old from Rennes emerged with his frontal gaze, silently angry, rocky and firm, ready to fight for his loved ones. It is no coincidence that he was a muay thai martial arts champion before graduating from the Cours Florent acting school. Those with good memories will remember him as Assassin Primo in the James Bond film No Time to Die (2021).

Daniel Kaluuya slothful hero

With his dangling and yielding attitude to life, Daniel Kaluuya is the hero you do not expect. He challenges indolence and a strange celestial presence that munches human beings, on horseback in orange fleece, in Nopecrunchy horror by Jordan Peele, standard bearer of the new African American cinema that after Run away – Get Out still wanted the 33-year-old Briton as its leading man. And in the meantime, together they point to the work of removing the black contribution to Western history.

Daniel Kaluuya

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Daniel Kaluuya at the Academy Awards, Hollywood, March 4, 2018

Song Kang-ho specter of human inadequacy

You say Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook and think of him, a Song Kang-hotheir favorite actor, the father of a poor family of Parasites. Here then is that another Asian director from festivals and Oscars, the Japanese Hirokazu Kore’eda, for his first foray into South Korea could only rely on him, the South Korean actor who knows how to fill his characters with human inadequacy. The film The good stars – Broker not what you expect from a narrator as refined and sensitive in exploring personal connections as Kore’eda, but Song Kang-ho is always a passionate stray from the streets, heart and flaws. Awarded for the interpretation of him al Cannes Film Festival.

Pier Francesco Favino, the Italian everywhere

He is now the battering ram of our cinema, the actor everywhere. In 2022 we have seen Pier Francesco Favino in three titles, the comedy I run to youthe asphyxiated The hummingbird And Nostalgia, one of the most successful Italian films of the year, evocative and painful, Italy’s candidate for the Oscars. Favino is indisputable, even when he finds himself more stammering in uninteresting scripts. It’s also a bit overexposed. It seems that there is no male protagonist in an Italian film who does not aspire to his solid shoulders.

Cinema, the 10 best actors of 2022. I’m not Austin Butler