Friday, 2 September 2011

Best Actor 1966: Results

5. Alan Arkin in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming- Arkin's performance is not exactly lacking, but besides doing a Russian accent, and making a few slightly humorous reactions there is just not a lot to this performance.
4. Steve McQueen in The Sand Pebbles- McQueen is simply strange here since in many scenes he has moments of subtle power, as well as a commanding screen presence, at other times he seems strangely unconvincing and stilted.
3. Paul Scofield in A Man For All Seasons- Scofield gives a consistently dignified, properly passionate, as well as effective performance.
2. Michael Caine in Alfie- Caine is able to bring the right amount of charm and humor through his performance, while bringing the right depth and reflection to the part as well.
1. Richard Burton in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf- Good prediction Dinasztie . Although between Caine and Scofield actually was very close, Burton easily stands as the best giving a simply outstanding performance. It is a challenging role the Burton fulfills completely giving a performance that combines brutality, with weakness, coldness with humanity, charm while being despicable into one complete and natural performance.
Deserving Performances:
Eli Wallach in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

4 comments:

dinasztie said...

I got it right in the end. Lol.

I am incredibly happy for you but also said that it's over. Your blog was a breath of fresh air among the lots of actresses. :-) So all the best wishes. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on completing best actor! Loved reading every review you did. Cant wait to see supporting actor now

JJJ said...

Are you planning on doing a ranked list of all the Best Actor nominees? I find looking at that stuff as an overview pretty fun.

Louis Morgan said...

Thank you very much Dinasztie.

Anonymous: Thank you.

JJJ: I have been doing that along the way, and I will be putting up my complete one soon.