20. Donald Sutherland as Paul Gauguin

Character: Paul Gauguin

Film: Oviri

Year Released: 1986

Sutherland takes the reigns of a seemingly bored Gauguin, back from a long stay in Tahiti and dealing with his wife, children, and former mistress while in the grip of what we know to be one of his true passions (he will go back for the rest of his life). Sutherland excels in this mode, especially when with August Strindberg (Max von Sydow) who is no stranger to this kind of existential brooding, and who gives it a chemistry of souls that the movie is often missing.

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