Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Best Actor 1954

And the Nominees Were:

Humphrey Bogart in The Caine Mutiny 

James Mason in A Star is Born

Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront

Bing Crosby in The Country Girl 

Dan O'Herlihy in Robinson Crusoe

So who will it be the broken down Ship Captain, the broken down screen actor, the broken down boxer, the broken down stage actor, or the guy who was on a broken down ship.


Anonymous said...

Mason & O'Herlihy are extremely good in their roles - but for me, there's no question it's Brando. I don't think it's the masterpiece alot of people like to make it out to be, but it's still a far & beyond performance.

Fritz said...

Yay, great year! I know that Brando is unbeatable but Crosby and Mason deliver great work, too!

dshultz said...
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dinasztie said...

For me this is Brando without any hesitation. He's probably my favorite winner in this category. Bogart is somehow the weak link, I haven't seen O'Herlihy, Mason was great, Crosby is not my cup of tea.


dshultz said...

1961 next? Great year by the way.

Louis Morgan said...

As much as I would love to do 1961 which seems to be the most requested year of any year, I cannot until I find The Mark which is somewhat elusive.

joe burns said...

YAY! I'm really looking forward to the results!

Tanvir Bashar said...

Hey Louis wat would u say is ur top 5 fav movies of the 1950s and fav actors of the same decade

Tanvir Bashar said...

And also u think seven samurai deserved best picture of 1954 I do

Louis Morgan said...


1. The Quiet Man
2. Rashomon
3. The Bridge on the River Kwai
4. On The Waterfront
5. Seven Samurai


1. Toshiro Mifune
2. James Stewart
3. Alec Guinness
4. James Mason
5. Kirk Douglas

I do feel it would have been a deserving winner, and that Kurosawa should have won director, but I ever so slightly prefer On the Waterfront as an experience overall.

Tanvir Bashar said...

Hey Louis wat wud u say r the best films of each yr from 1950-1959

Tanvir Bashar said...

Wat wud u say who deserved best director for each yr from 1950-1959

Louis Morgan said...

Out of the Nominees:

1950: Carol Reed - The Third Man
1951: George Stevens - A Place in the Sun
1952: John Ford - The Quiet Man
1953: Fred Zinnemann - From Here to Eternity
1954: Elia Kazan - On the Waterfront
1955: John Sturges - Bad Day at Black Rock
1956: George Stevens - Giant
1957: David Lean - The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958: Stanley Kramer - The Defiant Ones
1959: William Wyler - Ben-Hur


1950: Akira Kurosawa - Rashomon
1951: Alfred Hitchcock - Strangers on a Train
1952: Akira Kurosawa - Ikiru
1953: Fred Zinnemann - From Here to Eternity
1954: Akira Kurosawa - Seven Samurai
1955: Charles Laughton - The Night of the Hunter
1956: John Ford - The Searchers
1957: David Lean - The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958: Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo
1959: William Wyler - Ben-Hur

Tanvir Bashar said...

Wat wud u say r ur next 5 fav movies and actors of the 50s

Louis Morgan said...


6. Scrooge
7. The Night of the Hunter
8. Ben-Hur
9. Touch of Evil
10. Ikiru


6. Takashi Shimura
7. William Holden
8. Alastair Sim
9. Montgomery Clift
10. Marlon Brando