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.
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