Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Alternate Best Actor 1965: Results

5. Michael Caine in The Ipcress File- Caine uses his unique screen presence here to make Harry Palmer a down to earth, and very likable hero.

Best Scene: Palmer is tortured. (The scenes are dated but Caine's performance is not.)
4. Omar Sharif in Doctor Zhivago-This really is not the usual performance for an epic, but Sharif makes the most of his character and successfully carries the film.

Best Scene: Zhivago meets with Strelnikov.
3. Lee Van Cleef in For A Few Dollars More-  It is a performance of quiet simplicity, and in this simplicity is where the incredible strength of this performance lies.

Best Scene: The final duel.
2. Sean Connery in The Hill- This is an excellent showcase of Connery's talent as he not only utilizes his more commonly found command of the screen, but as well effectively shows us that he is fully capable of creating an emotionally resonate performance.

Best Scene: Roberts confronts Major Wilson.
1. Terence Stamp in The Collector-This is a great performance by Stamp as both a humane portrait of a lonely man, but at the same time a convincing portrayal of a man who seems to prefer the dead over the living. This is again an incredible year, and again Stamp wins for now but Connery, Steiger, and Burton are not far behind.

Best Scene: Miranda tries to seduce Freddie.
Overall Rank:
  1. Terence Stamp in The Collector
  2. Richard Burton in The Spy Who Came in From The Cold
  3. Rod Steiger in The Pawnbroker
  4. Orson Welles in Chimes at Midnight
  5. Sean Connery in The Hill
  6. Jozef Kroner in The Shop on Main Street
  7. Lee Van Cleef in For A Few Dollars More
  8. Omar Sharif in Doctor Zhivago
  9. Oskar Werner in Ship of Fools 
  10. Toshiro Mifune in Samurai Assassin
  11. Sidney Poitier in A Patch of Blue
  12. James Stewart in Shenandoah
  13. Clint Eastwood in For A Few Dollars More  
  14. Michael Caine in The Ipcress File
  15. Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan's Express
  16. James Fox in King Rat 
  17. John Wayne in The Sons of Katie Elder
  18. Keith Baxter in Chimes at Midnight
  19. Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou  
  20. John Wayne in In Harm's Way
  21. James Stewart in The Flight of the Phoenix
  22. George Segal in King Rat 
  23. Richard Widmark in The Bedford Incident
  24. Jean Sorel in Sandra
  25. Charlton Heston in Major Dundee 
  26. Laurence Olivier in Bunny Lake is Missing 
  27. Zbigniew Cybulski in The Saragossa Manuscript
  28. Laurence Olivier in Othello  
  29. Max von Sydow in The Greatest Story Ever Told 
  30. Sidney Poitier in The Bedford Incident
  31. Jack Lemmon in The Great Race 
  32. Claudio Brook in Simon of the Desert
  33. Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music
  34. Yuzo Kayama in Red Beard 
  35. Peter O'Toole in What's New Pussycat?
  36. Sean Connery in Thunderball 
  37. Frank Finlay in Othello
  38. Marcello Mastroianni in The 10th Victim
  39. Charlton Heston in The War Lord
  40. Marcello Mastroianni in Casanova 70
  41. Michael Crawford in The Knack ...and How to Get It
  42. Eddie Constantine in Alphaville
  43. Charlton Heston in The Agony and The Ecstasy
  44. Rex Harrison in The Agony and The Ecstasy
  45. Tony Curtis in The Great Race  
  46. Jean-Claude Drouot in Le Bonheur
  47. Steve McQueen in The Cincinnati Kid 
  48. George Peppard in Operation Crossbow 
  49. Kirk Douglas in The Heroes of Telemark
  50. Stuart Whitman in Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines 
  51. Jason Robards in A Thousand Clowns
  52. Lou Castel in Fists in the Pocket
  53. Peter O'Toole in Lord Jim
  54. Jean-Paul Belmondo in Pierrot Le Fou
  55. Keir Dullea in Bunny Lake is Missing 
  56. Richard Burton in The Sandpiper
  57. Ringo Starr in Help!
  58. Paul McCartney in Help!
  59. John Lennon in Help! 
  60. George Harrison in Help!
Next Year: 2011


Michael Patison said...

Damn, I thought I had a 2nd prediction correct after you released Stamp's, but I was foiled. Anyway, I'll submit my five suggestions for next time, even though I know you've already agreed to do the anonymous guy's performance from the Polish film and you're almost definitely going to do Gleeson in The Guard.

Michael Fassbender in Shame
Ryan Gosling in Drive
Woody Harrelson in Rampart
Hunter McCracken in The Tree of Life
Michael Shannon in Take Shelter

Lezlie said...


There goes my prediction :P

Anyway, would you be kind enough to consider either of these two:

Michael Shannon (Take Shelter)
Antonio Banderas (La Piel Que Habito/The Skin I Live In)

moviefilm said...

Glad to see some of the recent years as your next. Here are some performances I would like you to review.

Thomas Horn - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (you said, you're not going to review only good performances)
Ryan Gosling - Drive (or Ides of March)
Owen Wilson - Midnight in Paris
Tom Hardy (or Joel Edgerton) - Warrior
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50
Michael Fassbender - "anything he did last year"
Daniel Craig - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Michael Shannon - Take Shelter

dinasztie said...

Wow, I soo can't wait to see Stamp.

Anonymous said...

Nice job my friend, I hope you do 74 soon :)

For 2011
Ryan Gosling- Drive
Michael Shannon- Get Shelter
Michael Fassbender- Shame
Leonardo DiCaprio- J Edgar
Joseph Gordon-Levitt- 50/50

RatedRStar said...

I think Michael Fassbender for Shame has easily got it in the bag.

Vincent said...

I miss Sidney Poitier... You thought he was deserving when you did 1965, right? You mentioned him...

Louis Morgan said...

Yes very much so, I don't know why I forgot to list him.

Vincent said...