Thursday, 18 October 2012

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1960: Results

5. Gene Kelly in Inherit the Wind- Kelly plays with his type once again playing a loud showman, but this time with a deep rooted cynicism.

Best Scene: E.K. Hornbeck's cynicism is questioned by Drummond. 
4. Charles Laughton in Spartacus- Laughton gives a nice enjoyable performance that creates a believable portrait of a politician who uses quiet methods of persuasion.

Best Scene: Gracchus shares a meal with  Lentulus Batiatus.
3. Fred MacMurray in The Apartment- MacMurray is quite good in role giving a commanding presence that revels to just the right degree in his character immorality.

Best Scene: Sheldrake tries to bribe Baxter one more time. 
2. Laurence Olivier in Spartacus- Olivier as usual gives a great performance here as the main villain of the film. He is effectively a tremendous force of evil, but as well still creates a three dimensional character out of the tyrant that is his character.

Best Scene: Crassus tries to understand Varinia's love for Spartacus.
1. Eli Wallach in The Magnificent Seven- This was a very close one for me, and yes I was ready to give Olivier by lead and supporting for this year. Wallach though is equally excellent in his role in the Magnificent Seven, and manages to do basically anything he possibly could with his role. Even with his role being very limited Wallach never makes it feel that way giving an extremely entertaining as well as being appropriately menacing as well.

Best Scene: Calvera's introduction. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Eli Wallach in The Magnificent Seven
  2. Renato Salvatori in Rocco and His Brothers
  3. Laurence Olivier in Spartacus
  4. Peter Sellers in Never Let Go
  5. Peter Falk in Murder, Inc.
  6. Peter Ustinov in Spartacus
  7. John Mills in Tunes of Glory
  8. Masayuki Mori in When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
  9. Robert Mitchum in Home From the Hill
  10. Fred MacMurray in The Apartment
  11. Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven
  12. James Coburn in The Magnificent Seven
  13. Peter Ustinov in The Sundowners
  14. Roger Livesey in The Entertainer
  15. Takeshi Kato in The Bad Sleep Well
  16. Charles Laughton in Spartacus
  17. Sal Mineo in Exodus
  18. Tatsuya Nakadai in When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
  19. Martin Stephens in The Village of the Damned
  20. James Mason in The Trials of Oscar Wilde
  21. Ralph Richardson in Oscar Wilde
  22. Woody Strode in Spartacus 
  23. Michael Craig in The Angry Silence 
  24. Richard Attenborough in The League of Gentlemen 
  25. Max Cartier in Rocco and His Brothers
  26. Spiros Focas in Rocco and Brothers
  27. Tatsuya Mihashi in The Bad Sleep Well 
  28. Alan Bates in The Entertainer 
  29. Bryan Forbes in The League of Gentlemen
  30. Geoffrey Keen in The Angry Silence 
  31. Roger Livesey in The League of Gentlemen
  32. Gene Kelly in Inherit the Wind
  33. Arthur Kennedy in Elmer Gantry 
  34. Nigel Patrick in The League of Gentlemen
  35. Martin Balsam in Psycho 
  36. Bernard Lee in The Angry Silence 
  37. Daisuke Kato in When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
  38. Takashi Shimura in The Bad Sleep Well
  39. Trevor Howard in Sons and Lovers
  40. Paolo Stoppa in Rocco and his Brothers
  41. Robert Coote in The League of Gentlemen
  42. Hume Cronyn in Sunrise at Campobello
  43. Masayuki Mori in The Bad Sleep Well  
  44. Herbert Lom in Spartacus
  45. Jack Kruschen in The Apartment 
  46. Norman Bird in The League of Gentlemen
  47. Maurice Ronet in Purple Noon
  48. Ray Walston in The Apartment 
  49. John Mills in Swiss Family Robinson 
  50. Ed Wynn in Cinderfella
  51. Dennis Price in Tunes of Glory 
  52. Michael Gwynn in Village of the Damned
  53. Harry Morgan in Inherit the Wind 
  54. Brad Dexter in The Magnificent Seven
  55. David Lewis in The Apartment
  56. Albert Finney in The Entertainer
  57. Richard Conte in Ocean's Eleven
  58. Adam Faith in Never Let Go
  59. Andre Checchi in Black Sunday 
  60. Laurence Harvey in The Alamo
  61. Charles Bronson in The Magnificent Seven 
  62. John Neville in Oscar Wilde
  63. Laurence Naismith in Village of the Damned
  64. Tony Curtis in Spartacus
  65. Richard Widmark in The Alamo 
  66. Robert Vaughn in The Magnificent Seven 
  67. Dick York in Inherit the Wind
  68. John Wayne in The Alamo
  69. Alan Young in The Time Machine 
  70. Alexandre Rignault in Eyes Without a Face 
  71. Billie Kearns in Purple Noon
  72. Dennis Weaver in The Gallant Hours
  73. Miles Malleson in Peeping Tom
  74. Katamari Fujimara in The Bad Sleep Well 
  75. Ivo Garrani in Black Sunday 
  76. Joseph Wiseman in The Unforgiven 
  77. Cesar Romero in Ocean's Eleven  
  78. Cecil Parker in Swiss family Robinson
  79. John Fraser in The Trials of Oscar Wilde
  80. Francois Guerin in Eyes Without A Face 
  81. Nigel Davenport in Peeping Tom 
  82. George Peppard in Home from the Hill
  83. Albert Salmi in The Unforgiven
  84. Horst Buchholz in The Magnificent Seven
  85. Ko Nishimura in The Bad Sleep Well 
  86. Everett Sloane in Home from the Hill
  87. Charles Bickford in The Unforgiven
  88. John Dall in Spartacus
  89. Dean Jagger in Elmer Gantry
  90. Sammy Davis Jr. in Ocean's Eleven
  91. Dean Martin in Ocean's Eleven 
  92. Edward Chapman in Oscar Wilde
  93. Michael Anderson in The Sundowners
  94. Akim Tamrioff in Ocean's Eleven 
  95. Sessue Hayakawa in Swiss Family Robinson
  96. Chill Wills in The Alamo
  97. John Ireland in Spartacus
  98. John Gavin in Psycho
  99. John Gavin in Spartacus
  100. Kevin Corcoran in Swiss Family Robinson 
  101. Paul Lukather in Dinosaurus!
  102. Claude Akins in Inherit the Wind
  103. Vladimir Sokoloff in The Magnificent Seven
  104. Alan Roberts in Dinosaurus!
  105. The Rest of the Villagers in The Magnificent Seven
Next Year: 1999 Supporting 


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Please, please, PLEASE review Phillip Baker Hall in Magnolia for 1999. He was my favorite performance in that film, which is saying something considering the across the board acting.

RatedRStar said...

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Magnolia
Philip Baker Hall - Magnolia
Alan Rickman - Galaxy Quest
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Talented Mr Ripley
Laurence Fishbourne - The Matrix
Hugo Weaving - The Matrix

I thought Christopher Plummer was overated ( and an overated actor in general).

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Well, if you wanted to go with the ones generally considered the "snubs" that year, these seemed to be the most highly regarded:

Peter Sarsgaard in Boys Don't Cry
Philip Baker Hall in Magnolia
Christopher Plummer in The Insider
John Malkovich in Being John Malkovich
Pretty Much every other guy in Magnolia

Also, for all that is holy, don't put Pitt in Fight Club as supporting. Tyler Durden has too much screen time and essentially is the only thing that keeps the plot moving by the end.

RatedRStar said...

Actually Sarsgaard would be a great choice since he plays a truly detestable character =D

Maciej said...

Philip Baker Hall - Magnolia
Christopher Plummer - The Insider
Chris Cooper - American Beauty
Rhys Ifans - Notting Hill
John Malkovich - Being John Malkovich

Paoloduncan said...

Hugo Weaving - The Matrix
Christopher Plummer - The Insider
Laurence Fishbourne - The Matrix
Chris Cooper - American Beauty
Philip Baker Hall - Magnolia
Heath Ledger - 10 Things I Hate About You

Anonymous said...

Chris Cooper in American Beauty
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia
Christopher Plummer in The Insider
William H. Macy in Magnolia
Alan Rickman in Galaxy Quest

Michael Patison said...

So excited to see Eli Wallach as your top choice.

As for 1999, I'll recommend, in addition to Fishburne in The Matrix:
Chris Cooper in American Beauty
Philip Baker Hall in Magnolia
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia
Christopher Plummer in The Insider
Alan Rickman in Galaxy Quest
Timothy Spall in Topsy-Turvy