Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1973: Results

5. James Coburn in Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid- Coburn does an excellent job of mixing in the weightier elements of his performance along with just being the bad ass that Pat Garrett should be.

Best Scene: Garrett kills the Kid. 
4. Edward Fox in The Day of the Jackal- Fox's performance is a true accomplishment in making such a unique reality driven characterization of the type of character that is often portrayed in the exact opposite fashion.

Best Scene:  The Jackal makes love to and kills a woman.
3. Steve McQueen in Papillon- This tremendous work by McQueen not only puts on display once again McQueen unique screen presence, but here he also is able to show how powerful of an actor he really could be.

Best Scene:  Papillon stands "trial"
2. Martin Sheen in Badlands-This is a great performance by Martin Sheen who goes out on a limb with his portrayal and never stops for a moment in this outstanding performance.

Best Scene: Kit's press conference.
1. Gene Hackman in Scarecrow- This was certainly a difficult year to choose out of the top four, but as well as with the overall. This is just an incredible year for lead performances. Gene Hackman's is my second favorite of the year though through his powerful unique portrayal in his film.

Best Scene: Max tries to snap Lionel out of it. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Jack Lemmon in Save the Tiger
  2. Edward Woodward in The Wicker Man
  3. Elliott Gould in The Long Goodbye
  4. Gene Hackman in Scarecrow
  5. Martin Sheen in Badlands
  6. Al Pacino in Scarecrow
  7. Donald Sutherland in Don't Look Now
  8. Steve McQueen in Papillon
  9. Jason Miller in The Exorcist
  10. Robert Shaw in The Hireling 
  11. Robert Mitchum in The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  12. Edward Fox in The Day of the Jackal
  13. Jack Nicholson in The Last Detail
  14. Carl Anderson in Jesus Christ Superstar
  15. Paul Newman in The Sting
  16. Ian Holm in The Homecoming
  17. James Coburn in Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid 
  18. Robert Blake in Electra Glide in Blue
  19. Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets
  20. Ted Neeley in Jesus Christ Superstar
  21. Walter Matthau in Charley Varrick  
  22. Paul Rogers in The Homecoming
  23. Ryan O'Neal in Paper Moon
  24. Alec Guinness in Hitler The Last Ten Days
  25. Clint Eastwood in High Plains Drifter
  26. James Caan in Cinderella Liberty
  27. Clint Eastwood in Magnum Force
  28. Bruce Dern in The Laughing Policeman
  29. Marcello Mastroianni in Massacre in Rome
  30. Dustin Hoffman in Papillon
  31. Kris Kristofferson in Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid 
  32. Al Pacino in Serpico
  33. Fernando Fernan Gomez in The Spirit of the Beehive
  34. Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon 
  35. Walter Matthau in The Laughing Policeman
  36. Robert Redford in The Way We Were
  37. Michael Moriarty in Bang the Drum Slowly
  38. Charlton Heston in Soylent Green 
  39. Brian Bedford in Robin Hood
  40. Robert Redford in The Sting
  41. George Segal in A Touch of Class
  42. Roy Scheider in The Seven Ups  
  43. Richard Burton in Massacre in Rome 
  44. Alejandro Jodorowky in The Holy Mountain
  45. Paul Newman in The Mackintosh Man
  46. Timothy Bottoms in The Paper Chase 
  47. Richard Benjamin in West World
  48. Roger Moore in Live and Let Die
Next Year: 1973 supporting


JamDenTel said...

A good line up--Fox and Sheen are excellent, as is Lemmon, and Scarecrow is very high on my to-watch list--but it's a shame you weren't able to evaluate Rip Torn's fantastic work in the incredibly underrated PAYDAY.

Paoloduncan said...

For 1973 supporting:
Absolutely De Niro for Mean Streets
I have Newman in supporting for The Sting, but you consider him Lead (legit).
BTW from The Sting I say Robert Shaw... knowing that he's one of your favorite actors.

RatedRStar said...

Robert Shaw - The Sting
Max Von Sydow - The Exorcist
Jeff Bridges - The Iceman Cometh
Robert Ryan - The Iceman Cometh
Shih Kien - Enter The Dragon
Michael Lonsdale - The Day Of The Jackal
Harrison Ford - American Graffiti

also Louis what is your opinion of John Lone (an underated actor), I thought he was great in The Last Emperor, Caveman, Year Of The Dragon and even Rush Hour 2 lol he was a decent villain I thought in that lol, love his voice 2.

RatedRStar said...

Iceman I meant to say not Caveman (on John Lone)

Edward L. said...

Some ideas for Supporting Actor 1973:

Charles Durning in The Sting
Yaphet Kotto in Live and Let Die
Jack MacGowran in The Exorcist
Robert Shaw in The Sting

Michael Patison said...

Great reviews as always. I also have Newman in supporting, but that's beside the point. Here's my recs:

Robert De Niro in Mean Streets
Robert Shaw in The Sting
Max von Sydow in The Exorcist

Honestly, that's all I really have. I suppose you could do Lonsdale. You could also try somebody from American Graffiti, but I saw that so long ago that I couldn't really choose somebody in particular.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Edward G. Robinson in Soylent Green. No, really.

Michael Patison said...

I actually sort of agree with koook on this one, except that I remember Robinson as more of a supporting player, but my memory could be playing tricks on me.

Also, did you not include Brando because his film was released at the end of 72 in some European countries?

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I meant him as Suporting.

Michael Patison said...

Duh. I don't know if I was thinking when I wrote that. Lol

RatedRStar said...

I wasnt sure what to make of Robinson in Soylent Green lol he was interesting thats for sure, I guess its one of those love it or hate it ones, a bit like Daniel Wu in New Police Story or Mickey Rooney in anything he does lol,

Robinson could be an interesting one =)

Maciej said...

Max Von Sydow - The Exorcist
Robert De Niro - Mean Streets

I can't think of any other performances except those from American Graffiti: Harrison Ford, Ron Howard and even Richard Dreyfuss (he can be considered supporting, though for me he's much more of a lead), even Paul Le Mat, perhaps. I am curious as to how your line-up will look like, Louis.

Louis Morgan said...

JamDenTel: I'll try to see that so I can add him to the overall.

RatedRStar: I have not seen too much of John Lone, but I will say he is a guaranteed nominee for 87.

Michael: Yes, I left Brando off due to those earlier releases.

Michael Patison said...

In addition to Rip Torn in Payday, which I haven't seen, you should also check out Robert Mitchum in The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

Anonymous said...

What about Donald Sutherland in Don't Look Now?

Louis Morgan said...

Haven't seen him.