Sunday, 6 January 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1973

And the Nominees Were Not:

Edward Fox in The Day of the Jackal

Steve McQueen in Papillon

Martin Sheen in Badlands

Gene Hackman in Scarecrow

James Coburn in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

I'll apologize in advance for leaving so many out as this year simply was packed.


Maciej said...


Yes, it is a definetely a packed year (and also a tricky one to predict)! Glad to see you include Coburn though :)

Lezlie said...

Out of this bunch I have only seen Sheen, so my predictions will be totally random :P

1. Gene Hackman
2. Steve McQueen
3. Martin Sheen
4. James Coburn
5. Edward Fox

Anonymous said...

Thank you for including Hackman. I think you'll love him in this and its so different to his darker performance the next year in The Conversation.

Michael Patison said...

1. Martin Sheen
2. Gene Hackman
3. James Coburn
4. Steve McQueen
5. Edward Fox

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My guess:

1. Sheen
2. Coburn
3. Hackman
4. Fox
5. McQueen

RatedRStar said...

1) Gene Hackman
2) Martin Sheen
3) James Coburn
4) Edward Fox
5) Steve McQueen

moviefilm said...

1) Steve McQueen
2) Gene Hackman
3) Martin Sheen
4) James Coburn
5) Edward Fox

Mark said...

I have never heard of any of these performances so this should be fun to guess.

1. McQueen
2. Sheen
3. Hackman
4. Coburn
5. Fox

mrripley said...

I am in the dark with pre 75 except for v popular classics,so i find this interesting.

Anonymous said...

Im suprised people havent heard of Scarecrow considering it has Hackman and Pacino in it. It is somewhat similar to Midnight Cowboy so it probavly gets a little forgotten but the performances are tremendous.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I really hope Sheen wins this one. Probably the only time Malick ever "let loose" an actor.

RatedRStar said...

I think another reason why it wasnt heard of much is because Pacino at this point seemed to be getting more plaudits for Serpico and it seemed to overshadow him in this, this film wasnt quite as box office material or mainstream as Serpico so which did most of the public see, Serpico.

RatedRStar said...

Martin Sheen looks kinda cute in that picture =D lol did I just say that.

dinasztie said...

I've seen McQueen who was pretty terrific here. But considering your admiration of Hackman, I wouldn't be surprised if he won.

1. Hackman
2. Sheen
3. Coburn
4. McQueen
5. Fox

houndtang said...

I've only seen Fox and I think you'll rate him higher than other posters are predicting.

dshultz said...


have yet to see Fox and Coburn