Actually, I thought Foster broke through a few years ago, in "3:10 to Yuma." As outlaw Charlie Prince, he slices through the Old West like a vicious whiplash. Foster gives an amazing performance, because he manages to be surprising within a character who could have been unendurably vile. Foster turns every aspect of a classic Western performance, from the draw of a gun to a swig of whiskey, into a virtuoso turn. He's incredibly fast and accurate without ever coming off as "natural": He delights in the artifice as well as the reality of his tough-enforcer pose. In one dazzling offhand scene, he snatches a coat and hat off a sleeping drunk and tells a whopper to a group of Arizona lawmen. He conveys all the disdain a top outlaw feels for anyone living a square life.