Picks and Pans Review: Tours De Force

updated 10/17/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/17/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>SIGOURNEY WEAVER (Gorillas in the Mist) As primatologist Dian Fossey, she protects the endangered mountain gorillas of Africa with a stunning, scary ferocity.

JEREMY IRONS (Dead Ringers) As twin gynecologists with kinky hangups about medicine, women and each other, Jeremy Irons is eerily convincing.

FOREST WHITAKER (Bird) As the late jazz sax genius, he rises from supporting actor to major star under the impassioned direction of Clint Eastwood.

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