Thursday, 14 February 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1968

And the Nominees Were Not:

Walter Matthau in The Odd Couple

Zero Mostel in The Producers

Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in The West

Boris Karloff in Targets

Leonard Whiting in Romeo and Juliet

24 comments:

RatedRStar said...

I think Fonda will win, Whiting was charming and very um lovely lol =D, I have a feeling Whiting will finish last but I still thought he was charming and charismatic, the perfect Romeo.

1.Henry Fonda
2.Walter Matthau
3.Boris Karloff
4.Zero Mostel
5.Leonard Whiting (I loved him personally)

RatedRStar said...

Leonard Whiting looks like a Zac Efron clone lol.

moviefilm said...

1) Henry Fonda
2) Walter Matthau
3) Zero Mostel
4) Leonard Whiting
5) Boris Karloff

Michael Patison said...

1. Henry Fonda
2. Walter Matthau
3. Boris Karloff
4. Zero Mostel
5. Leonard Whiting.

Anonymous said...

I assumed Fonda would be supporting

JamDenTel said...

So stoked to see what you have to say about Karloff. My prediction:

1. Fonda
2. Mostel
3. Karloff
4. Matthau
5. Whiting

Maciej said...

1.Fonda
2.Mostel
3.Matthau
4.Karloff
5.Whiting

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My guess:

1. Fonda
2. Mostel
3. Matthau
4. Karloff
5. Whiting

I thought Whiting was completely overshadowed by damn near every other cast member.

RatedRStar said...

ill admit my favorite people of the Romeo and Juliet cast were Michael York (his expressions are perfect such as when he plays the game with Mercutio and slowly gets more angry and competitive. The other would be Mercutio himself who was passionate and quite entertaining.

Whiting and Hussey have great chemistry, I think they both show a lot of passion and love which is appropriately shown, he is quite likable and nice too lol, more than any other Romeo and Juliet. Whiting is a hellva lot better then Leonardo DiCaprio was in the same role.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Romeo + Juliet is one of the worst films I've ever seen. It baffles me to why people condemn the Ethan Hawke Hamlet (which really is a good movie) so quickly while championing Baz Lurhman's trash.

RatedRStar said...

oh I agree =D, ive never seen Hawkes Hamlet so I wouldnt no, but ye I hated Romeo + Juliet, who was ur favorite cast member of the 68 version Koook160.

Michael Patison said...

I didn't think much of the acting in the 68 Romeo and Juliet nor really in any of it's adaptations. I do like the the version and think it's the best one, but I was far more impressed by Zeffirelli's directional attention to detail as well as the art direction in general. The play is Shakespeare's most well known work but it's certainly not nearly his best, or even in the top 5 in my opinion.
Personally, I don't see what's wrong with Lurhmann's version. Ok that's a lie, but I still found what he was trying to do with it interesting. The biggest issue with the film is the fact that DiCaprio is pretty much incapable of playing a romantic lead successfully, especially early in his career. I mean performances in Titanic and R+J are two of his worst.

RatedRStar said...

I always used to get moodly whenever I saw the guns in Romeo + Juliet, I mean they are so stylised its like the guns from the game Devil May Cry are in it.

The 68 version is in my top 5 films, I just find it a nice lovely film, films like Saving Private Ryan and Schindlers List are films I respect but dont love, It needs to be a film that I can associate with completely =D.

bondfan said...

1. Fonda
2. Mostel
3. Karloff
4. Matthau
5. Whiting

Paoloduncan said...

i have seen only Mostel and Fonda, so I don't know.
Fonda is my personal winner... in supporting category.

Lezlie said...

Hi!

1. Walter Matthau
2. Henry Fonda
3. Boris Karloff
4. Zero Mostel
5. Leonard Whiting

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@RStar: My favorite of the '68 version was whoever played Friar Lawrence, though Mercutio and Lord Capulet were top notch as well.
As for the Ethan Hawke Hamlet, it's not actually too bad. Instead of the modern setting being a gimick, they intergrated the modern setting into the plot, such as the letter to hang Rosencrantz and Guildenstern being an e-mail that Hamlet hacked. The casting is more or less fine, with Hawke going for a more moaning and droning angsty teen that fits the setting more. Yes, Bill Murray is an odd fit as Polonius, but the real gift is Liev Schreiber as Laertes. He easily is the best interpertation of the character to grace the screen.

RatedRStar said...

this is completely off topic but does anybody think that Oskar Werner looks like he would make a great 80s boyband singer lol like Duran Duran.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

... You had to bring it up. Now I'm going to have THAT image in my brain. Thanks.

Vincent said...

Don't you consider both Fonda and Karloff as supporting, Louis? I have them both in my supporting line-ups (and Fonda as my #1).

Louis Morgan said...

Although I think both can be put in either category I do consider them both lead, although co-leads Fonda with Charles Bronson, and Karloff with Tim O'Kelly. I will say that Fonda is on enough of a border that I could change my mind about his placement down the road, but for the moment he's lead.

dinasztie said...

What a year! I'm saying Matthau FTW, but Fonda will triumph more than likely and deservedly so. :)

1.Fonda
2.Matthau
3.Karloff
4.Mostel
5.Whiting

Vincent said...

And Louis, do you know of a similar blog with Oscar actress reviews? Maybe also with alternate reviews, like you have? I'd be interested in seeing a blog like that as well.

Louis Morgan said...

The commenter above has oscarnerd.blogspot.com. There is also awardreview.blogspot.com. There are a few others who review the actress Oscar nominees as well. I don't know anyone who does alternate actresses though.