Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1968: Results

5. Leonard Whiting in Romeo and Juliet- Whiting gives an earnest performance even though he is overshadowed by most of the cast around him.

Best Scene: Romeo sees Juliet for the first time. 
4. Boris Karloff in Targets- Karloff gives an entertaining performance that is a very nice reflection on his entire career.

Best Scene: The old monster stands up to the new one. 
3. Zero Mostel in The Producers- Mostel gives an enjoyable performance that leads his film well being a comedic as well as likable con man.

Best Scene: Max and Leo first meet. 
2. Walter Matthau in The Odd Couple- Matthau gives an entertaining performance which succeeds in creating a memorable dynamic with his co-star Jack Lemmon.

Best Scene: Oscar is finally pushed too far by Felix's behavior.
1. Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in The West- Fonda easily wins from this line up, but I am not sure about the entire year yet. As I will probably be watching the Lion in Winter again soon I'll be able to be sure then. Anyway Fonda is at least gives one of the greatest performances of 1968 by turning his usual screen persona into a very memorable and chilling villianous turn that helps makes his film as great as it is.

Best Scene:  Frank and Harmonica's duel.
  1. Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer
  2. Charles Bronson in Once Upon a Time in the West
  3. Peter O'Toole in The Lion in Winter
  4. Jack Albertson in The Subject Was Roses
  5. Tatsuya Nakadai in Kill! 
  6. Nicol Williamson in The Bofors Gun
  7. Max von Sydow in Shame
  8. Alan Bates in The Fixer
  9. Alan Arkin in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  10. David Warner in The Bofors Gun
  11. Walter Matthau in The Odd Couple
  12. Robert Shaw in The Birthday Party
  13. Toshiro Mifune in Hell in the Pacific 
  14. Ossie Davis in The Scalphunters
  15. Anthony Perkins in Pretty Poison
  16. Martin Sheen in The Subject Was Roses  
  17. Lee Marvin in Hell in the Pacific
  18. Burt Lancaster in The Scalphunters
  19. Anthony Quinn in The Shoes of the Fisherman
  20. Max von Sydow in Hour of the Wolf
  21. Boris Karloff in Targets 
  22. Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare  
  23. Harvey Keitel in Who's That Knocking At My Door
  24. Malcolm McDowell in If....
  25. Peter Ustinov in Blackbeard's Ghost 
  26. Clint Eastwood in Hang Em High
  27. Jean-Pierre Leaud in Stolen Kisses
  28. Jack Lemmon in The Odd Couple
  29. Steve McQueen in Bullitt
  30. Cliff Robertson in Charly 
  31. Sidney Poitier in For Love of Ivy
  32. Jean-Louis Trintignant in The Great Silence
  33. David Hemmings in The Charge of the Light Brigade
  34. Terence Stamp in Teorema 
  35. George Segal in No Way to Treat a Lady 
  36. Jean-Louis Trintignant in The Man Who Lies
  37. Peter Sellers in The Party
  38. Etsushi Takahasi in Kill!
  39. Ron Moody in Oliver!
  40. Hywel Bennett in Twisted Nerve
  41. Duane Jones in Night of the Living Dead  
  42. Fred Astaire in Finian's Rainbow
  43. Rod Steiger in The Sergeant
  44. John Marley in Faces 
  45. Vincent Price in Witchfinder General 
  46. Henry Fonda in The Boston Strangler
  47. Leonard Whiting in Romeo and Juliet
  48. Laurent Terzieff in Woman in Chains
  49. Clint Eastwood in Where Eagles Dare
  50. Frank Sinatra in The Detective
  51. Keir Dullae in 2001: A Space Odyssey
  52. Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes 
  53. Bernard Fresson in Woman in Chains
  54. Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair 
  55. Dick van Dyke in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 
  56. Dean Jones in Blackbeard's Ghost
  57. Omar Sharif in Funny Girl 
  58. Laurence Harvey in A Dandy in Aspic
  59. John Philip Law in The Sergeant
  60. Ian Ogilvy in Witchfinder General
  61. Tim O'Kelly in Targets
  62. William Sylvester in 2001: A Space Odyssey
  63. Rod Steiger in No Way to Treat A Lady
  64. Mark Lester in Oliver!
Next Year: 1968 Supporting 

30 comments:

RatedRStar said...

Timothy Dalton - The Lion In Winter
Jason Robards - Once Upon A Time In The West
Anthony Hopkins - The Lion In Winter
Michael York - Romeo And Juliet
John McEnery - Romeo And Juliet

Mark said...

Even though it's just a voice, could you review Douglas Rain for 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Anonymous said...

Oliver Reed- Oliver
Jason Robards- OUATITW
Anthony Hopkins- the Lion in the Winter

Anonymous said...

Anthony Hopkins in Lion In Winter
Douglas Rain - A Space Odyssey
Michael York - Romeo And Juliet
Oliver Reed - Oliver

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Douglas Rain in 2001: A Space Odyddey
Kenneth Mars in The Producers
Jason Robards in Once Upon a Time in the West
Oliver Reed in Oliver!
Milo O'Shea in Romeo and Juliet

Anonymous said...

Oliver Reed in Oliver
Timothy Dalton in The Lion In Winter
Douglas Rain in 2001
Michael York in Romeo
John Cassavettes - Rosemarys Baby

Anonymous said...

Henry Fonda - Yours, Mines and Ours
Tony Curtis - The Boston Strangler
Oliver Reed - Oliver
Michael York - Romeo and Juliet
Jason Robards - Once Upon A Time In The West

RatedRStar said...

im trying to think how Douglas Rain as Hal could actually be reviewed, its kinda odd but I think it would be interesting.

Michael Patison said...

Jason Robards in OUATITW
Douglas Rain in 2001
Anthony Hopkins in TLIW
Timothy Dalton in TLIW
McEnery or York in R&J

RatedRStar said...

im quite surprised by how many Michael York and Douglas Rain followers there are lol, I thought most people hated York and just thought he was posh lol.

houndtang said...

Can I nominate Dick Shawn in the Producers and Roddy McDowall in Planet of the Apes? (quite an iconic performance in some ways although he had a bigger role in subsequent films)

Louis Morgan said...

I should say I am not going to review Douglas Rain, not because he is a voice actor, but that film has to be one of the most controlled films of all time. Stanley Kubrick's vision even goes to making the performances purposefully inert, except for Rain who is allowed to be calmer sounding and more emotional as Hal. Kubrick creates this dynamic between Rain's quiet even tender voice, and the astronauts terse delivery. This makes Hal a striking and effective villain and although Rain does deliver well enough but Kubrick is the one who makes Hal the memorable villain it is.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@RStar: York is a good actor, he just had some bad roles in his career. Now because of his odd voice, he is forever doomed to the forgotten relm of Nickelodeon cartoons.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@Louis: The direction is a valid point, but voice acting should at least be considered for future reviews. Like Robin Williams in Aladdin or Robby Benson (no, really) in Beauty and the Beast.

Louis Morgan said...

I will consider voice actors in the future, but 2001 is just not a film for acting per se.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Fair enough, though Rain would still make my 68 lineup for Supportinga Actor. I can care less if the (vocal) performance was "taken out" of the actor, I go with whatever works. Rain as HAL is one of those things that worked.

Louis Morgan said...

Well obviously directors are always pulling things out of actors such as George C. Scott in Doctor Strangelove for example. But in this case it wasn't what he pulled out of Rain, but how he set up the whole picture in terms of the other actors that makes his calm delivery as effective as it is. Rain still deserves some credit, but in this case Kubrick has even more to do with this villain then directors have with most villains.

RatedRStar said...

imagine if Michael York voiced Hal lol haha XD.

moviefilm said...

Wasn't Peter O'Toole's film considered in 1969?

Louis Morgan said...

Yes it is for some reason I thought it had a 68 release I have since doubled checked and it was only released in 69.

Michael Patison said...

Also did you forget Gary Lockwood or do you consider him supporting? Also is Sylvester really a lead? I've always considered both Lockwood and Dullea leads and Sylvester a supporting, but you could see it differently.

Also, I'd recommend watching The Fox for Dullea for ranking purposes.

Vincent said...

So you didn't see [i]If...[/i]? Malcolm McDowell is my #2 (but I have Fonda and Karloff in supporting).

Vincent said...

Oops. I meant to put the title in italics...

Louis Morgan said...

Micheal: I thought Lockwood was secondary in that story, where Sylvester was central in his part of the film.

Vincent: I haven't seen If, but I like McDowell so I will try to get around to it.

Michael Patison said...

Fair enough. I guess we'll have to sort of disagree on Sylvester, not that it matters much. Though I do completely agree that he was the lead in his section of the film, I guess I've always felt like that section was just less important than Dullea and Lockwood's. I can see you're reasoning on Lockwood, though. He was pretty secondary to Dullea in their section.

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Felpin said...

I would rank Chuck Heston (Planet of the Apes) higher (though I am glad you at least included him). it's one of the first time he played a cynic-and does it fairly well.

Felpin said...

I would rank Chuck Heston (Planet of the Apes) higher (though I am glad you at least included him). it's one of the first time he played a cynic-and does it fairly well.