The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Charlie Wilson's War
Into the Wild
Javier Bardem's implacable killer, armed with a pneumatic gun and sporting that incongruous Buster Brown do, was the scariest bad guy to stalk a screen in years. But what really distinguished his turn in No Country for Old Men was the wry humor he brought to the role, as if his maniac was in on a cosmic joke everyone else failed to appreciate.