In Contention's Top 10 Performances in Steven Soderbergh Films
With 'Magic Mike' on the way, a look at the actors who excelled in the director's work
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5. Terence Stamp in "The Limey" (1999)
Terence Stamp is effectively cast opposite himself in Soderbergh's oblique, underappreciated "Point Blank"-style thriller -- in its most remembered gimmick, the director splices footage of Stamp's performance in the 1967 Ken Loach drama "Poor Cow" into his film to serve as flashbacks of the character's younger self, setting up a direct dialogue between past and present that makes the older Stamp's turn as a numbed, unforgiving hardman all the more powerful, and a late-career high point. The Satellite Awards, of all organizations, somehow got it, handing Stamp their Best Actor honor, but no one followed suit.