Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1949: Results

5. Trevor Howard in The Passionate Friends- Howard has a limited role, and is overshadowed by a co-star, but he does handle his own role well through his charming performance.

Best Scene: Steven tries to defend his affair.
4. Takashi Shimura in Stray Dog- Shimura creates an effective portrait of a veteran detective effortlessly portraying his character's substantial wisdom, and ability.

Best Scene: Detective Sato manages a baseball game. 
3. Dennis Price in Kind Hearts and Coronets- Price meets the difficult challenge of finding the right tone for his film through his dry and thoroughly witty performance.

Best Scene: Louis defends himself in court. 
2. James Cagney in White Heat- Cagney plays his most evil role with a great deal of energy and he especially stands out when his character goes over the edge.

Best Scene: Cody finds out that his mother is dead.

1. Toshiro Mifune in The Quiet Duel- Good Prediction Mark. Toshiro Mifune gives an excellent performance as man who sacrifices his happiness to do the right thing. It is a powerful poignant performance that shows Mifune's ability to excel in both quiet and flamboyant roles.

Best Scene: The doctor finally breaks down. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Toshiro Mifune in Stray Dog
  2. Toshiro Mifune in The Quiet Duel
  3. David Farrar in The Small Back Room 
  4. Chishū Ryū in Late Spring
  5. James Cagney in White Heat
  6. Kirk Douglas in Champion
  7. Dennis Price in Kind Hearts and Coronets
  8. Takashi Shimura in Stray Dog
  9. Joseph Cotton in The Third Man 
  10. John Wayne in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  11. Robert Ryan in The Set-up 
  12. Burt Lancaster in Criss Cross
  13. Montgomery Clift in The Heiress 
  14. James Mason in Caught 
  15. Jean Gabin in The Walls of Malapaga
  16. Spencer Tracy in Adam's Rib
  17. Howard Vernon in Le Silence de la Mer
  18. Anton Walbrook in The Queen of Hearts 
  19. Cary Grant in I Was A Male War Bride 
  20. James Stewart in The Stratton Story
  21. Robert Ryan in Caught
  22. Edward G. Robinson in House of Strangers
  23. Robert Mitchum in The Big Steal
  24. Trevor Howard in The Passionate Friends
  25. Van Johnson in Battleground
  26. Broderick Crawford in All The King's Men
  27. Dana Andrews in My Foolish Heart
  28. Basil Radford in Whiskey Galore!
  29. Richard Conte in House of Strangers
  30. Ronald Reagan in The Hasty Heart
  31. John Wayne in Sands of Iwo Jima
  32. Gregory Peck in Twelve O'Clock High
  33. Joseph Cotten in Under Capricorn
  34. Richard Todd in The Hasty Heart
  35. Gene Kelly in On the Town
  36. Frank Sinatra in On the Town
  37. Claude Jarman Jr. in Intruder in the Dust
  38. John Ireland in All the King's Men
  39. Michael Wilding in Under Capricorn
  40. Budd Abbott in Africa Screams
  41. Lou Costello in Africa Screams
  42. David Brian in Intruder in the Dust
Next Year: 1949 Supporting


RatedRStar said...

haha lol =D are you not a fan of Abbott and Costello Louis XD.

As for 49 I have no choice but to vote Rains since im guessing it was him you liked lol, ive put some others as well if many people cant think of any but the obvious 2(Guinness and Welles).

Claude Rains - The Passionate Friends
Orson Welles - The Third Man
Alec Guinness - Kind Hearts And Coronets
Edmond O Brien - White Heat
Jose Ferrer - Whirlpool
Kirk Douglas - A Letter To Three Wives
Ronald Howard - The Queen Of Hearts

RatedRStar said...

also The Bicycle Thieves is 1948 not 1949 for anyone that will suggest it again like before XD .

Michael Patison said...

Interesting overall rankings. I didn't expect to see Joseph Cotten so far down. As for recommendations:
Orson Welles in The Third Man
Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets
Kirk Douglas in A Letter to Three Wives
Claude Rains in The Passionate Friends
Paul Douglas in A Letter to Three Wives

RatedRStar said...

that meant to say Ronald Howard in The Queen Of Spades lol ..Facepalm XD.

RatedRStar said...

I also think the reason Cotten is fairly low down is because The Third Man feels like a directors film, rather than an actors film (except Welles who steals every scene).

Louis Morgan said...

Actually I don't feel Cotton is that low as I quite liked him, Montgomery Clift, and John Wayne (who is much better here than in his Oscar nominated performance).

Mark said...

Cool, I won. After you review my previous request for the year 1994, could you review 1999 Lead, particularly Brad iitt and/or Edward Norton in FIght Club?

Michael Patison said...

Fair enough, I guess I spoke before really going through and realizing that he's probably a 4-star performance for you.

Also, I'm going to add performances for 1949 Supporting:
Edmond O'Brien in White Heat
Takashi Shimura in The Quiet Duel

Anonymous said...

Would you be ok to do 2001 next? Id love to see your reviews on Billy Bob Thornton in The Man Who Wasnt There and Gene Hackman in The Royal Tenenbaums

Louis Morgan said...

I'll try to get 2001 and those two performances will be included. I just don't want to fill up the 00 so quickly.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

For 2001, may I suggest Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko?

Michael Patison said...

I know you really tend not to like him, but another performance sometimes considered deserving for this year is Spencer Tracy in Adam's Rib.