Sunday, 26 May 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1963

And the Nominees Were Not:

Toshiro Mifune in High and Low

Dirk Bogarde in The Servant

Steve McQueen in The Great Escape

Tom Courtenay in Billy Liar

Marcello Mastroianni in 8 1/2


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My wild and probably inaccurate guess:

1. Mifune
2. McQueen
3. Mastroianni
4. Bogarde
5. Courtenay

Let the debunking commence!

Psifonian said...

1. Bogarde
2. McQueen (my win)
3. Courtenay
4. Mifune
5. Mastroianni

JamDenTel said...

1. Mastroianni
2. Mifune
3. Courtenay
4. Bogarde
5. McQueen

Michael Patison said...

Oh my goodness. Who the hell knows.

1. Toshiro Mifune
2. Tom Courtenay
3. Marcello Mastroianni
4. Dirk Bogarde
5. Steve McQueen

Anonymous said...

8 1/2's really more of a director's film isn't it?

Maciej said...


Paoloduncan said...

Wow... no one has mentioned Burt Lancaster for The Leopard? My overall winner for this year.

Of these 5 I've only seen Mastroianni and McQueen (I was not so impressed by him when I've seen The Great Escape)... so I don't know

RatedRStar said...

ive seen all of them, Mifune I think will win but its not a guarantee, Mastroianni has yet to score a 5, this will be his 5 I think, Billy Liar is a terrific british comedy/kitchen sink and Tom Courtenay is great in it, McQueen was good too but more iconic than good, Bogarde I think will finish last I thought he was solid.

1)Toshiro Mifune
2)Marcello Mastroianni
3)Tom Courtenay
4)Steve McQueen
5)Dirk Bogarde

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Total crapshoot.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@Anonymous: Yeah, one could certainly make that argument. Judging by Psifonian's predictions, he may think that. Certainly the main attraction was Fellini. However, I would argue Mastroianni did an excellent job of carrying the film on his back while also creating a semi-voyeuristic look a Fellini himself, because let's face it, Guido was Fellini.

Lezlie said...


1. Toshiro Mifune
2. Tom Courtenay
3. Marcello Mastroianni
4. Steve McQueen
5. Dirk Bogarde

Mark said...

1. Mifune
2. Mastroianni
3. Courtnay
4. McQueen
5. Bograde

Michael Patison said...

I would also recommend Stuart Burge's version of Uncle Vanya, starring Michael Redgrave as Vanya and Laurence Olivier as Astrov. It's the best English version of Chekhov's masterpiece

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@ Michael: What, you never saw Vanya on 42nd Street, or did you just not like it?

bondfan said...

1. Mastroianni
2. Mifune
3. Courtenay
4. Bogarde
5. McQueen

moviefilm said...

1) Marcello Mastroianni
2) Toshiro Mifune
3) Steve McQueen
4) Tom Courtney
5) Dirk Bogarde

Anonymous said...

Bogarde all the way, a perfect performance!

Michael O'Sullivan said...

Dirk Bogarde - The Servant

Maurice Ronet - Le Feu Follet - by Louis Malle.

Tom Courtenay - Billy Liar

These are the 3 great male performances of 1963. I would give the award to Marcello for La Dolce Vita in 1960.