Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
I'm a fan of what Gleeson does, but I wouldn't really call his performance "nuanced". There's absolutely no nuance to Joffrey. Gleeson does a great job of selling his one-dimensional villainy.
I disagree. While the character isn't deep, the performance has been at times. Gleeson plays him differently depending on which characters he is interacting with. Around his family he is much more childishly because they still mostly treat him like a child. His confidence turns into empty bravado and attempts at trying to make them respect him. How much of that is actually Gleeson and how much is direction and writing I don't know, but it is there.
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.