Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a movie Jabcat saw in 2009:
Liam Neeson – relentless, clever and tough as nails playing an ex-spy/Father hunting down and dismantling the kidnapping/prostitution ring that stole his daughter in Taken (released US ’09, int’l ’08)
Sharlto Copley – goofy corporate stooge charged with relocating stranded aliens from another planet, he becomes frenetic, increasingly distressed and goes on the run when he starts transforming into an alien himself in District 9
Peter Sarsgaard – smooth and cool as the sophisticated young businessman/con artist pursuing an intelligent teen aged girl in An Education
Chris Pine – headstrong, purposeful and charismatic as James T. Kirk, Star Fleet Cadet and eventual Captain of The Enterprise, in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek.
Clive Owen – charming, devious and a touch thick as a corporate spy playing a double con in Duplicity, opposite Julia Roberts
And The Jabby™ for Best Actor in a Movie Jabcat Saw in 2009 is:
Liam Neeson in Taken