Scenery chewing is a lost art in cinema. Many fine actors work in film these days but so few of them just act the hell out of movies any more. The days of the larger than life performances are relegated to villains in Die Hard movies.
The Lion in Winter is filled with scenery chewing. Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn, of course, spend the entire film trying to out act one another. Both of them fail. When Anthony Hopkins isn’t able to draw attention away from them, you will marvel at the amount acting that is going down.