Sunday, 17 June 2012

Alternate Best Actor 1971: Results

6. Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs- Hoffman performance is not overly interesting early on but he more than makes up for it in his brutal last act change.

Best Scene: David loses it. 
5. Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry- Eastwood gives a incredibly strong performance as both a commanding and humorous leading man, as well as in his portrayal of a driven police officer.

Best Scene: Harry tortures Scorpio. 
4.  Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- Wilder gives a entertaining performance that is both darkly funny as well as genuinely heart warming.

Best Scenes: The tunnel of madness and the final confrontation/reveal of his plan.
3. Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange- McDowell gives a terrific unforgettable performance that creates a truly disturbing portrait of a youthful man who gets his joys through violent depravity.

Best Scene:  "I was cured all right"
2. Michael Caine in Get Carter- Caine gives incredible performance as a cold professional killer, whose want for revenge is unshakable.

Best Scene: Carter watches the porno. 
1. Richard Attenborough in 10 Rillington Place- Well this was close until I watched 10 Rillington Place, and I still think the performances of Caine, McDowell, Wilder and Eastwood are some of the best ever given. Richard Attenborough turn in this film is perhaps the most terrifying performance I've seen in a film.

Best Scene: John Christie gives Beryl Evans her "abortion".

  1. Richard Attenborough in 10 Rillington Place
  2. Michael Caine in Get Carter
  3. Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange
  4. Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  5. Paul Scofield in King Lear
  6. Oliver Reed in The Devils
  7. Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry
  8. Max von Sydow in The Emigrants
  9. Gene Hackman in The French Connection 
  10. Clint Eastwood in The Beguiled 
  11. Richard Harris in Man in the Wilderness
  12. Charles Bronson in Red Sun
  13. Toshiro Mifune in Red Sun
  14. Dirk Bogarde in Death in Venice
  15. Topol in Fiddler on the Roof
  16. Clint Eastwood in Play Misty For Me
  17. James Coburn in Duck, You Sucker!
  18. Peter Finch in Sunday Bloody Sunday
  19. Warren Beatty in McCabe & Mrs. Miller 
  20. Michael Jayston in Nicholas and Alexandra
  21. Timothy Bottoms in The Last Picture Show 
  22. Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs 
  23. Gary Bond in Wake in Fright
  24. Al Pacino in The Panic in Needle Park
  25. Jack Nicholson in Carnal Knowledge 
  26. Jon Finch in Macbeth
  27. Robert Duvall in THX 1138
  28. George C. Scott in The Hospital
  29. Bud Cort in Harold and Maude 
  30. Richard Roundtree in Shaft
  31. Peter Ostrum in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  32. Rod Steiger in Duck, You Sucker!
  33. Sean Connery in Diamonds Are Forever 
  34. Dominic Guard in The Go-Between
  35. Luc Roeg in Walkabout
  36. Donald Sutherland in Klute
  37. Woody Allen in Bananas
  38. Walter Matthau in Kotch
  39. William Tepper in Drive, He Said 
  40. Richard Burton in Villain


RatedRStar said...

=D sweet for Caine, nobody won though lol, so what now, do you pick another year =).

Anonymous said...

Nice job Louis. Can't wait for the next one. If nobody won could you please do 1993? If you dont mind I reccomend Jeff Bridges in Fearless, Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, David Thewlis in Naked and Denzel Washington in Philadelphia

dinasztie said...

Who would be your Actress pick for this year? :D

Anonymous said...

Louis, are you planning to do alternate years in both leading and supporting category simultaneously, or are you going to do leading one first?

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar: Yes.

Anonymous: I will certainly take that year and nominations into consideration.

dinasztie: Fonda for the moment but I really need to see more.

Anonymous: I have not decided on how to do the years just yet.

Michael Patison said...

If you decide to do 1993, could you consider these five or at least some of them:
Bill Murray in Groundhog Day
Harrison Ford in The Fugitive
Al Pacino in Carlito's Way
Denzel Washington in Philadelphia
Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire

Anonymous said...

Also for 1993, Michael Douglas in Falling Down.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

A FYC: 2006 Best Supporting Actor, Ray Winstone in The Proposition.

joe burns said...

this is such an exciting and interesting idea!

Surprised Mcdowell didn't win!

joe burns said...

Glad Wilder was given credit!

Anonymous said...

I would consider Winstone lead, and The Proposition came out in 2005.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@ Anonymous It wasn't elligible until 2006. I could live with him in lead or support. He's right on the border.

Anonymous said...

I was so close! I was the only one to guess Caine would get #1, but overestimated Hoffman. =/

Anyways, nicely done! Get Carter is definitely on the top of my watch list now, especially since I've yet to really like Caine.

JamDenTel said...

A few Best Actor suggestions:
1972-Michael Sacks in SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE
1962-Kirk Douglas in LONELY ARE THE BRAVE
1968-Boris Karloff in TARGETS
1990-Ray Liotta in GOODFELLAS
2011-Michael Fassbender in SHAME
2011-Ryan Gosling in DRIVE

And one Best Supporting Actor suggestion:
2000-Alan Ford in SNATCH

dinasztie said...

Anyway, I love this because I already have 3 films on my must-see list. I can't imagine how great Caine is if he can top McDowell. :)))

dinasztie said...

And I would be very interested in your thoughts on Tommy Wiseau in The Room because I remember that you were saying that nothing can stand next to that performance.

I VERY MUCH recommend Antal Páger in Drama of the Lark/Pacsirta (1965/1964), which is my favorite male acting performance ever (won Best Actor at Cannes).

Michael Patison said...

Since nobody guessed correctly on this one, how about you pick a year and let everybody give their preferred set of nominees and then, using those plus yours, pick five nominees. You might try doing that for every year and just let the person or people who guess correctly say what the next year will be.

Louis Morgan said...

Michael Patison: That is a great idea, therefore I will be doing 1993 next.

kook160: I would put him in lead even though he borders. I also should say I am going by original release date so he will be 2005, and certain of my winners will be put into their correct years making the current winner that year's runner up.

Joe: Glad to see you again, and I am glad you like the idea.

Derek Bowman: Yes you were the closest only missed by a Hoffman. I hope you like Caine here as I feel it is his best performance.

JanDemTel: Welcome, and I will keep all of those in mind.

Dinasztie: Hope you enjoy the performances and the films as much as I do. Yes I will be doing Wiseau in 2003 for better or worse. Also I will keep Pager in mind for 1963 actually.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I'd reccomend doing Winstone in 2006 just to keep things neat. I mean, Crash was technicaly 2004, but you're not going to put any of the actors in that year, are you? I say keep it in the realm of elligibility. But it is your choice.

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koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

The Academy rules say that you have to open in America (or at least L.A.) for at least two weeks to be elligible for the Oscars. I don't like the rule. I hate it, in fact, because that would mean great films like Following and Battle Royale were neve elligible. The thing is, I tried to do it both ways with original release dates and elligible release dates and it got way too messy. Just be warned.

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Anonymous said...

What about Dirk Bogarde in Death in Venice? He was brilliant!