March 30, 2011

Performance of the Day

Film: "Oliver!"
Character: Fagin
Year: 1968

British actor Ron Moody (in an Oscar nominated performance) is a marvel in this Best Picture Oscar winner. Playing the king of the pickpockets, moody as Fagin takes in orphaned street children and teaches them the 'ways of the world'. With his perfect renditions of "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two" and "Reviewing the Situation", Moody essentially created this role and no one has been able to compare (not even Oscar winner Ben Kingsley, who played Fagin in 2005's "Oliver Twist").
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