Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Best Supporting Actor 1974: Results

5. Fred Astaire in The Towering Inferno- Astaire is just fine in his rather limited role creating one of the two characters I had any feeling for in the film.
4. Michael V. Gazzo in The Godfather Part II- Gazzo effectively creates a very specific portrait of an old mobster. He may not be the most interesting character, but Gazzo still manages to sort of make his own mark on the film.
3. Lee Strasberg in The Godfather Part II- Strasberg gives a great performance creating both a facade of a kindly old man, as well as showing the hidden cold calculating killer underneath.
2. Jeff Bridges in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot- Bridges gives an enjoyable, entertaining, and humorous performance as the carefree Lightfoot. He creates a likable character, as well as manages his rather sad transition at the end of the film equally well.
1. Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II- Good prediction RatedRStar. De Niro gives an excellent performance as the young Vito Corleone. He shows a very particular man, and quietly conveys the man's great determination, ambition, power, and love for his family.
Deserving Performances:
John Cazale in The Godfather Part II (Read My Review Here)
John Huston in Chinatown
Robert Shaw in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised to see Jeff Bridges rated so high.

dshultz said...

Good year, would've been great had Cazale been nominated. Can you do 1995 sometime soon?

JJJ said...

So what was your #1 of the year then, Louis, since not all of your favorites were actually nominated?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous: Well I actually do like Bridges, but not his nominated lead performances very much.

dshultz: Well I will try to get to it eventually.

JJJ: Well as much as I like the nominees, as well as Huston, and Shaw who are great villains, Cazale's performance stands as the best of the best for me.

Anonymous said...

I love Jeff Briidges. I'm just surprised that this particular performance got such a high score.

dinasztie said...

Wow, De Niro is most certainly the best. :D

Anonymous said...

Louis, can you do 1967 next?

Louis Morgan said...

Another year I will try to get to, but it will not be next.

RatedRStar said...

I think this is the only one Ive ever got all 5 right ever haha lol =D