Saturday, 2 February 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1973: Results

5. Max von Sydow in The Exorcist- Sydow has a limited role but properly gives the weight and power to his role.

Best Scene: Father Merrin sees the demonic statue in the desert. 
4. Edward G. Robinson in Soylent Green- His film is not much but Robinson gives a heartfelt performance that brings dramatic weight to a film sorely lacking in it otherwise.

Best Scene: Sol's euthanasia scene.
3. Robert De Niro in Mean Streets- De Niro gives an effectively manic performance that infuses a childlike enthusiasm that works perfectly for the part.

Best Scene: Johnny Boy threatens the man he owes money to. 
2. Robert Ryan in The Iceman Cometh- Ryan gives a powerful performance piercing through the film by realizing his character's cynicism brilliantly by always managing to show that this comes from his broken dreams.

Best Scene: Larry's final speech. 
1. Robert Shaw in The Sting- Good Prediction Lezlie. This was a difficult choice to make as Ryan and Shaw are both incredible Ryan realizing his complex character brilliantly, but Shaw making so much out of a part that is so little. For the moment the win goes to Shaw showing why he is my favorite supporting actor ever tearing into scenes with such conviction, and giving a striking villianous turn.

Best Scene: "The name's Lonnegan Doyle Lonnegan you're gonna remember that name."
Overall Rank:
  1. Robert Shaw in The Sting
  2. Robert Ryan in The Iceman Cometh
  3. Robert De Niro in Mean Streets
  4. Edward G. Robinson in Soylent Green
  5. Richard Jordan in The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  6. Cyril Cusack in The Homecoming
  7. Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man
  8. Sterling Hayden in The Long Goodbye
  9. Max von Sydow in The Exorcist
  10. Mark Rydell in The Long Goodbye
  11. Harold Gould in The Sting
  12. Peter Boyle in The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  13. Hal Holbrook in Magnum Force
  14. Michael Jayston in The Homecoming
  15. Michael Lonsdale in The Day of the Jackal
  16. Jeff Bridges in The Iceman Cometh
  17. Yul Brynner in Westworld 
  18. Bob Bingham in Jesus Christ Superstar
  19. Kurt Yaghjian in Jesus Christ Superstar  
  20. Jean-Pierre Leaud in Day For Night
  21. Robert De Niro in Bang the Drum Slowly
  22. Charles Durning in The Sting 
  23. Barry Dennen in Jesus Christ Superstar 
  24. Lee J. Cobb in The Exorcist 
  25. Henry Gibson in The Long Goodbye
  26. Peter Ustinov in Robin Hood  
  27. Richard Dreyfuss in American Graffiti
  28. Alex Rocco in The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  29. Peter Egan in The Hireling
  30. Paul Sorvino in A Touch of Class
  31. Francois Truffaut in Day For Night
  32. James Mason in The Mackintosh Man 
  33. Paul Le Mat in American Graffiti
  34. Steven Keats in The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  35. Eiji Okada in Lady Snowblood
  36. Yaphet Kotto in Live and Let Die  
  37. Fredric March in The Iceman Cometh
  38. Vincent Gardenia in Bang the Drum Slowly 
  39. Lee Marvin in The Iceman Cometh 
  40. Charles Martin Smith in American Graffiti
  41. Ian Bannen in The Mackintosh Man
  42. Ray Walston in The Sting 
  43. Eli Wallach in Cinderella Liberty
  44. Tony Roberts in Serpico 
  45. Otis Young in The Last Detail
  46. Randy Quaid in The Last Detail 
  47. Robert Earl Jones in The Sting
  48. John Houseman in The Paper Chase 
  49. John Hillerman in Paper Moon
  50. Richard Romanus in Mean Streets
  51. Joe Don Baker in Charley Varrick 
  52. Larry Marshall in Jesus Christ Superstar
  53. Jack Gilford in Save the Tiger 
  54. Charles Durning in Sisters 
  55. Phil Harris in Robin Hood
  56. Geoffrey Holder in Live and Let Die
  57. Philip Toubus in Jesus Christ Superstar
  58. William O'Malley in The Exorcist
  59. John Vernon in Charley Varrick
  60. Bob Dylan in Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid 
  61. William Finley in Sisters
  62. Andy Robinson in Charley Varrick
  63. James Brolin in Westworld 
  64. Don Gordon in Papillon
  65. Billy Curtis in High Plains Drifter
  66. Juan Margallo in The Spirit of the Beehive
  67. Toshio Kurosawa in Lady Snowblood
  68. Josh Mostel in Jesus Christ Superstar
  69. Jack MacGowran in The Exorcist
  70. Harry Andrews in The Mackintosh Man
  71. Ko Nishimura in Lady Snowblood 
  72. Randy Quaid in Paper Moon
  73. Ron Howard in American Graffiti
  74. Leo McKern in Massacre in Rome
  75. Robert Deman in Papillon
  76. Burt Young in Cinderella Liberty
  77. Shih Kien in Enter the Dragon
  78. Alan Oppenheimer in Westworld
  79. Julius Harris in Live and Let Die 
  80. Tony Lo Bianco in The Seven-Ups 
  81. Kirk Calloway in Cinderella Liberty
  82. John Saxon in Enter the Dragon
  83. Graham Beckel in The Paper Chase
  84. Steve Franken in Westworld 
  85. Bradford Dilman in The Way We Were 
  86. Jim Kelly in Enter the Dragon
  87. Clifton James in Live and Let Die
  88. Renato Salvatori in A Brief Vacation


RatedRStar said...

theres no next year, does that mean that Joaquin and Phillip Seymour Hoffman are next for The Master.

Louis Morgan said...

You can probably guess that.

RatedRStar said...

there should be a drum roll or a countdown lol =D since I imagine there will be a lot of bickering and disagreements on this blog when they are posted lol =D

Mark said...

If you had kept Jason Miller in Supporting, where would he have been ranked?

dinasztie said...

Shaw is indeed excellent in The Sting. That man was cheated out of a couple of well-deserved Oscar nods, like this one, Jaws and From Russia with Love, just to name a few.

I can't wait to see your thoughts on The Master guys! :)

Louis Morgan said...

Mark: He would probably be number one, but he's definitely lead for me.