5. Louis Calhern in The Magnificent Yankee- I will say it again that Calhern is just fine as Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, but only just fine.
4. Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride- Spencer Tracy is very good in this film being both an interesting presence to follow through sometime purposely mundane situations, and fins the right amount of humor when he can.
3.Jose Ferrer in Cyrano De Bergerac- Ferrer is very strong in every
speech he makes from his most explosively and overly dramatic ones to
his more tender romantic ones. I do not think the film uses his
performance particularly well, and Ferrer does not have anyone who can
really act all that well with, but nonetheless gives a strong
2.William Holden in Sunset Blvd.- William does an incredibly good job at
being cynical, and finds the right if sometimes bizarre tone for his
scenes with Gloria Swanson.
1. James Stewart in Harvey- I put him here because the film he is in and
everything with in it would have been an absolute incredible failure if
Stewart was not able to make Elwood such a likable, poignant,
endearing, and most importantly believable character. Elwood is an
incredible challenge and Stewart manages to meet it.
Toshiro Mifune in Rashomon