Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Alternate Best Actor 1960: Results

5. Robert Mitchum in The Sundowners- Mitchum gives as usual a good performance that always stays very light but fitting to the film.

Best Scene:  Early romantic scene between Paddy and his wife.
4. Max von Sydow in The Virgin Spring- Sydow although takes awhile to have his moment is quite powerful in his depiction of a father's grief and vengeance.

Best Scene: Tore's final prayer. 
3. Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita- Mastroianni acts as an effective guide as for the audience through the decadence in Rome, as well as gives an effective portrait of a man slowly giving in to it.

Best Scene:  The "orgy".
2. Albert Finney in Saturday Morning and Sunday Night- Finney gives a raw and powerful performance as a frustrated young man who couldn't care less of societal expectations.

Best Scene: "Dead from the neck down"
1. Anthony Perkins in Psycho- Congratulations to both Michael Patison and Maciej for their correct predictions please feel free to name a year and a performance. This year was incredibly close for me not between Finney and Perkins, but between Perkins and Olivier. Perkins after all gives an outstanding performance as Norman Bates being truly terrifying in his chilling portrait of a deranged man. I still will have Olivier remain the winner for the moment since I really need to watch the Entertainer again to be sure because the two are definitely close. It would be easy to hand Perkins the win since he is amazing, but I could not cheat my favorite actor like that.

Best Scene: "We all go a little mad sometimes" 
Overall Rank:
  1. Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer
  2. Anthony Perkins in Psycho
  3. Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry
  4. Richard Attenborough in The Angry Silence
  5. Toshiro Mifune in The Bad Sleep Well
  6. Jack Lemmon in The Apartment
  7. Albert Finney in Saturday Morning and Sunday Night
  8. Alec Guinness in Tunes of Glory
  9. Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita
  10. Alain Delon in Purple Noon
  11. Karlheinz Böhm in Peeping Tom
  12. Peter Finch in The Trials of Oscar Wilde
  13. Montgomery Clift in Wild River 
  14. Jack Hawkins in The League of Gentlemen
  15. Kirk Douglas in Spartacus  
  16. Alain Delon in Rocco and His Brothers
  17. Woody Strode in Sergeant Rutledge
  18. Pierre Brasseur in Eyes Without a Face
  19. Max von Sydow in The Virgin Spring
  20. Dean Stockwell in Sons and Lovers 
  21. Robert Morley in Oscar Wilde 
  22. George Sanders in The Village of the Damned
  23. James Cagney in The Gallant Hours
  24. Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind
  25. Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven
  26. Robert Mitchum in The Sundowners
  27. George Hamilton in Home from the Hill
  28. Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy
  29. Rod Taylor in The Time Machine 
  30. Jerry Lewis in Cinderfella
  31. Burt Lancaster in The Unforgiven 
  32. Paul Newman in Exodus
  33. Jean Paul Belmondo in Breathless
  34. Dirk Bogarde in Song Without End  
  35. Jules Dassin in Never on Sunday 
  36. Frank Sinatra in Ocean's Eleven   
  37. John Richardson in Black Sunday
  38. Jeffrey Hunter in Sergeant Rutledge
  39. Stuart Whitman in Murder Inc.
  40. Tommy Kirk in Swiss Family Robinson
  41. James MacArthur in Swiss Family Robinson
  42. Fredric March in Inherit The Wind
  43. Ralph Bellamy in Sunrise At Campobello
  44. Ward Ramsey in Dinosaurus!
Next Year: 2003


joe burns said...

I just knew he'd win!

Hmm, I wonder who will ge nominated in 2003?

B.T.W: Do you think animated performances should be nominated? Or see some kind of recognition? Because Finding Nemo had some great ones! And some wonderful animation too!

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda surprised you gave Olivier the overall win. I want to see The Entertainer, but I'm having a hard time tracking it down.

Suggestions for 2003:
Min-sik Choi in Oldboy
Peter Dinklage in The Station Agent
Paul Giamatti in American Splendor
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Owning Mahoney
Sean Penn in 21 Grams

Michael Patison said...

How about 1957 and Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men.

My recommendations for 2003 are:
Russell Crowe in Master and Commander
Peter Dinklage in The Station Agent
Paul Giamatti in American Splendor
Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Those 4 are great, but finding another is more difficult. Maybe one of these:
Jack Black in School of Rock
Hayden Christensen in Shattered Glass
Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai
Anthony Hopkins in The Human Stain
Stephen Lang in Gods and Generals
Jack Nicholson in Something's Gotta Give

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

May I suggest for 2003 Hayden Christensen in Shattered Glass? I found him to be inexplicably good, considering he's usually awful.

RatedRStar said...

2003 is full of bad performances Louis, Wiseau was so bad that it is oscar caliber. Oldboy is one great film you have to see.

The Only two I recommend (and care for) are

Tommy Wiseau - The Room
Min sik Choi - Oldboy

Michael Patison said...

When will you be rewatching The Entertainer to make a final decision on your ranking?

Brandon Barry said...

I'm going way against the grain here, but I feel that Perkins is overrated in Psycho. Yeah, I know. I think he's adequate at what he does, and was a good actor generally, but he just doesn't illuminate enough darkness in Norman. He's too much of a simp, without any flickers of terror before the reveal. He plays Norman on the surface level and (in the parlor scene) never really felt his pain and angusih that made him who he was.

Vince Vaughn did illuminate a dark, tragic facade of masculinity and terror, which is what the role needs.

Lezlie said...


I'm happy for Perkins.
For 2003, please consider:

Most importantly : Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent)

Min-Sik Choi (Oldboy)
Paul Giamatti (American Splendor)
Jack Black (The School Of Rock)

Maciej said...

I'd like you to review Tommy Lee Jones in "The three burials of Melquiades Estrada", when you eventualy get to 2005 for best actor.

My suggestions for 2003:

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Owning Mahoney
Peter Dinklage in The Station Agent
Paul Giamatti in American Splendor
William H Macy in Cooler
Tommy Wiseau in The Room (hey, Louis himslef said that he wouldn't mind throwing in a bad performance once in a while!)

Louis Morgan said...

Joe: I certainly can consider vocal performances, but I can't say I would do so very often.

Michael: The Entertainer fairly regularly plays on a local station where I live so it won't be too long.

Brandon: Well I must disagree and say that Vaughn was the one who played it on the surface, going for obvious creepiness throughout, while Perkins actually was creepier by not doing that.

Michael Patison said...

Just FYI it should Saturday Night and Sunday Morning