5. Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady- Harrison effectively plays Henry Higgins throughout the film, and is perfectly cast in the part of the snobbish English Professor.
4. Richard Burton in Becket- Richard Burton gives a quietly effective
performance as Thomas Becket.
3. Peter O'Toole in Becket- I would have not minded giving Peter O'Toole
two wins for playing King Henry the II because he plays him very
differently even though he still shows the same man. O'Toole shows a
younger Henry and gives an effective and in many ways entertaining
performance as Henry.
2. Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove- Peter Sellers succeeds completely in
making all three characters different and he gets a good amount of
laughs from each.
1.Anthony Quinn in Zorba the Greek- Quinn is another perfectly cast actor, and he makes the most out of his role filling it with a great amount of life and depth. Who really could have played this role besides Quinn?