Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1975: Results

5. Gene Hackman in Night Moves- Gene Hackman as usual gives a solid performance as a footballer turned private detective who is out of his element, but his best work this year was his heartbreaking reprise of Popeye Doyle in French Connection II.

Best Scene for the French Connection II: Doyle suffers withdrawal.  
4. Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show- Curry gives a delightful entertaining strange performance that is by far the highlight of his film.

Best Scene: "Sweet Transvestite" 
3. Roy Scheider in Jaws- Scheider gives a great reactive performance that amplifies the intensity of his film by being a very human guide and who we can relate to.

Best Scene: Chief Brody sees the Shark attack. 
1. Michael Caine and Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King- I find it almost impossible to separate these performances as they both amplify each other through their impeccable chemistry and together they create two marvelous characters that end up both being very entertaining as well as rather heartbreaking as well. As for the year itself I feel like kicking myself for my placement for any one of the top seven performances because I love all of them. I hate putting Hackman as low as he is because I love that performance. This is just a tremendous year and all seven of my top seven would be a worthy winners.

Best Scene: Danny apologizes to Peachy. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  2. Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon
  3. Gene Hackman in French Connection II  
  4. Michael Caine and Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King
  5. Roy Scheider in Jaws  
  6. Giancarlo Giannini in Seven Beauties
  7. Maximilian Schell in The Man in The Glass Booth
  8. Robert Redford in Three Days of the Condor
  9. Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  10. Gene Hackman in Night Moves
  11. Jack Nicholson in The Passenger
  12. William Atherton in The Day of the Locust
  13. Warren Beatty in Shampoo
  14. James Caan in Rollerball
  15. Walter Matthau in The Sunshine Boys
  16. James Whitmore in Give 'Em Hell Harry
  17. Ryan O'Neal in Barry Lyndon
  18. John Wayne in Rooster Cogburn
  19. Barry Bostwick in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Next Year: 1948 lead

5 comments:

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1948 Lead?

Humphrey Bogart in Treasure of the Sierra Madre
James Stewart in Rope (unless you consider him supporting)
John Wayne and/or Montgomery Clift in Red River
Lamberto Maggiorani in Bicycle Thieves
Orson Welles in Macbeth
Alec Guinness in Oliver Twist (again, unless you consider him supporting)
Takashi Shimura and/or Toshiro Mifune in Drunken Angel
Ray Milland in The Big Clock

I'm sure there's more, I'm just too lazy to list anymore right now.

Michael Patison said...

For 1948 Lead:
Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madra
Montgomery Clift in Red River
Rex Harrison in Unfaithfully Yours
Ralph Richardson in The Fallen Idol
Anton Walbrook in The Red Shoes
John Wayne in Red River

Anonymous said...

O hope you do Alec Guinness in Oliver Twist

Vincent said...

I really hope you do John Dall (my win as leading actor in 1948) and Farley Granger in Rope! I consider James Stewart supporting in that film.

Anonymous said...

I consider Hackman's performance in The French Connection II the best of that year overall, just perfect, I can't believe he was overlooked for two perfect performances two years in a row.