Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1949

And The Nominees Were Not:

Takashi Shimura in Stray Dog

Toshiro Mifune in The Quiet Duel

James Cagney in White Heat

Dennis Price in Kind Hearts and Coronets

Trevor Howard in The Passionate Friends

14 comments:

Michael Patison said...

1. James Cagney
2. Toshiro Mifune
3. Dennis Price
4. Takashi Shimura
5. Trevor Howard

RatedRStar said...

Im gona go with Cagney over Price, I think Cagney is great, but a very limited actor aside from this performance, only one I havnt seen is Shimura, Howard is good bit slightly overshadowed by um, someone else =D, Mifune is great in a normal average human role.

1)James Cagney
2)Dennis Price
3)Toshiro Mifune
4)Takashi Shimura
5)Trevor Howard

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My guess:

1. Cagney
2. Mifune
3. Price
4. Shimura
5. Howard

RatedRStar said...

I wonder, what is everybodys favorite Toshiro Mifune performance, my favorite is probably in Yojimbo, but I love all his work, I might watch The Idiot, is it any good Louis =).

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I particularly liked him in High and Low, but no one else seems to have seen that one. Remember him for 1963 Best Actor.

RatedRStar said...

I would like to see it, I will mark him down on my nerdy spreadsheet lol, my 1963 list looks like this now

Sean Connery - From Russia With Love
Tom Courtenay - Billy Liar
Marcello Mastroianni 8 1/2
Antal Pager - The Drama Of The Lark
Toshiro Mifune - High and Low
Steve McQueen - The Great Escape

Lezlie said...

He's just great in everything! :) He's cool and badass in Yojimbo and Sanjuro.

1. James Cagney
2. Toshiro Mifune
3. Dennis Price
4. Takashi Shimura
5. Trevor Howard

Mark said...

Well, here goes nothing.

1. Mifune
2. Cagney
3. Price
4. Shimura
5. Howard

Maciej said...

1.Cagney
2.Mifune
3.Price
4.Howard
5.Shimura

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar: The Idiot definitely has plenty of quality to it since it is an Akira Kurosawa film. The film though is somewhat disjointed since the only surviving cut is one that was forced upon Kurosawa.

bondfan said...

1. Mifune
2. Price
3. Cagney
4. Shimura
5. Howard

nick wingerter said...

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moviefilm said...

1) James Cagney
2) Toshiro Mifune
3) Takashi Shimura
4) Trevor Howard
5) Dennis Price

George Woolf said...

1) Cagney
2) Price
3) Mifune
4) Shimura
5) Howard