Ageless art begets poor parody. Now everyone can agree that Daniel-Day Lewis’s portrayal of Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood was one of the most solid acting performances in recent memory. While trying to deny the fact I wear conversation pieces, I came across a couple great impressions that I thought deserved attention.
“Failure pile in a sadness bowl”-famed Patton Oswalt bit on the constant intensity of Plainview can be excused for the obvious Kelis connection simply for his pizza cook Daniel. I think you would agree.
But really, this post simply exists to highlight the uncanny take by Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader. Yes, we know SNL has been in the dumps for years and the Tina Fey as Palin was only a mini-resurrection, but just watch this rendition (US-only, of course. Try Unblock-US.)
The audience doesn’t give the performance close to a reaction it deserved, likely since this episode aired before the general public caught on to the Oscar-marketed frenzy. Fred Armisen does it his best to muck up the skit too, but it’s unbelievable just how well this impression is pulled off. I’m also a year behind the curve but I already deal with that on daily basis