Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Best Actor 1951

And the Nominees Were:

Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire

Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen

Arthur Kennedy in Bright Victory

Fredric March in Death of a Salesman


MovieNut14 said...

Oh, Marlon. How can you be frightening and sexy at the same time?

dshultz said...

Brando! Brando! Brando! Brando!

Anonymous said...

I think Clift or Brando will win

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen any of these so my predictions are pure guesses:

1. Brando
2. Bogart
3. March
4. Clift
5. Kennedy

Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how much I've been expecting this, you finally found Bright Victory! You'll have to give me the link for it! I have seen three out of five and I'm really waiting to see your thoughts on Brando's performance because I was really not impressed with him at all even on a rewatch on the big screen in which every single aspect of the film just got so much better for me, his performance only improved from hate to regular, I just think he lacked so much depth, I think it was a very easy role and having seen it recently played on the stage as well I don't think there are many layers to it and I feel it's the complete opposite of Blanche Dubois in every single way.

1. Clift.
2. Bogart.
3. Kennedy.
4. March.
5. Brando.

I don't mind at all that Bogart won, since this is the only performance where I think he let go of his boring acting style and showed some real acting for the first time.
I of course have another winner for this year that I really hope you'll add to your "deserving performances" later.

Brandon said...

Two words: Duh, Brando.

dinasztie said...

Great! I would go with Brando, probably.


I feel as if you have already done this year. I guess I keep mixing things up.

Fritz said...

Yay, finally! Such a great line-up!

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous: I found a recorded tape of it, I don't have a link.