5. Don Murray in Bus Stop- Don Murray gives an obnoxious annoying one note performance. Aside from a final scene of a little merit it is a performance that stands as being both dull and over the top at the same time.
4. Robert Stack in Written on the Wind- Stack does try his best in both his early scenes where he attempts to be realistic and his over the top alcoholic scenes. He really is never technically bad but his performance only rarely moving.
3. Mickey Rooney in The Bold and The Brave- Rooney gives a fairly effective performance in some regards putting a lot of energy and joy into his role as a greedy pleasure seeking soldier, unfortunately it is hampered by his traditional Rooney mannerisms.
2. Anthony Perkins in Friendly Persuasion- Perkins although is not used nearly enough in the film gives a moving portrait of a young man's struggle with his conscience.
1. Anthony Quinn in Lust for Life- Good prediction RatedRStar. Anthony Quinn gives a strong scene stealing performance as Paul Gauguin. He has a strong presence in all his scene creating a striking portrait of a pompous self indulgent artist.
Yul Brynner in The Ten Commandments
Edward G. Robinson in The Ten Commandments
Ralph Richardson in Richard III