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. Sean Connery in The Hill
  5. Lee Van Cleef in For A Few Dollars More
  6. Omar Sharif in Doctor Zhivago
  7. Oskar Werner in Ship of Fools
  8. Sidney Poitier in A Patch of Blue
  9. James Stewart in Shenandoah
  10. Clint Eastwood in For A Few Dollars More  
  11. Michael Caine in The Ipcress File
  12. Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan's Express
  13. James Fox in King Rat
  14. Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou 
  15. James Stewart in The Flight of the Phoenix
  16. George Segal in King Rat 
  17. Laurence Olivier in Bunny Lake is Missing
  18. Laurence Olivier in Othello 
  19. Jack Lemmon in The Great Race
  20. Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music
  21. Yuzo Kayama in Red Beard
  22. Sean Connery in Thunderball 
  23. Frank Finlay in Othello 
  24. Charlton Heston in The Agony and The Ecstasy
  25. Rex Harrison in The Agony and The Ecstasy
  26. Tony Curtis in The Great Race
  27. Steve McQueen in The Cincinnati Kid
  28. Stuart Whitman in Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines 
  29. Jason Robards in A Thousand Clowns
  30. Keir Dullea in Bunny Lake is Missing
  31. Ringo Starr in Help!
  32. Paul McCartney in Help!
  33. John Lennon in Help! 
  34. George Harrison in Help!
Next Year: 2011

9 comments:

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...

Hey!

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...

Okay!