Friday, 3 May 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1975

And the Nominees Were Not:

John Cazale in Dog Day Afternoon

Charles Durning in Dog Day Afternoon

Robert Shaw in Jaws

Max von Sydow in Three Days of the Condor

Leon Vitali in Barry Lyndon


RatedRStar said...

Leon Vitali was great, only problem was that Shaw, Cazale, Von Sydow were on the top of their games, Durning was great but then disappears with no mention of him ever again which was one the only minor things that wasnt good about Dog Day Afternoon.

1)Robert Shaw
2)John Cazale
3)Max Von Sydow
4)Charles Durning
5)Leon Vitali (only just he was still great)

Michael Patison said...

Great lineup! I'll go:
1. Robert Shaw
2. John Cazale
3. Max von Sydow
4. Charles Durning
5. Leon Vitali

I personally think both Durning and Cazale should've been nominated and prefer Durning to Cazale, but I think you'll rank them the other way around, obviously.

RatedRStar said...

this is a great year though, I think every performance will get 4.5 or more.

What did everybody make of Ryan O Neal in Barry Lyndon cause I actually thought he was kinda miscast at times compared to the rest of the cast.

Anonymous said...

Durning is my winner this year!

I'm guessing:

1) Cazale
2) Shaw
3) von Sydow
4) Durning
5) Vitali

Robert MacFarlane said...

My guess:

1. Shaw
2. von Sydow
3. Vitali
4. Cazale
5. Durning

mrripley said...

Definitely Shaw i never understodd why he Dreyfuss and Scheider were not nommed Lorraine Gary too,cazale is best in show for Dog Day Afternoon,not too keen on Durning seemed like standard copper stuff to me,not seen Barry Lyndon.

I am so pleased you are reviewing Von Sydow as i have just bought Three days of the Condor,mainly to see Fayes lead perforamnce,is she any good in it.

mrripley said...

Louis I have Sutherland for The Day of the Locust in supporting where would you put him.

Lezlie said...


1. Robert Shaw (he's just great)
2. John Cazale
3. Charles Durning
4. Max von Sydow
5. Leon Vitali

Paoloduncan said...

My guess (and also my ranking):
1) Shaw (year winner)
2) Cazale
3) Durning
4) von Sydow
5) Vitali

Maciej said...

4.Von Sydow

Robert MacFarlane said...

I'm really hoping this is another Philip Baker Hall scenario where I put the performance everyone had in dead last higher and actually was right.

bondfan said...

1. Shaw
2. Cazale
3. Durning
4. von Sydow
5. Vitali

moviefilm said...

1) Robert Shaw
2) John Cazale
3) Max von Sydow
4) Leon Vitali
5) Charles Durning

Mark said...

1. Cazale
2. Shaw
3. Vitali
4. Durning
5. von Sydow

JamDenTel said...

1. Shaw
2. Cazale
3. von Sydow
4. Durning
5. Vitali

Anonymous said...

Gotta be Shaw but Cazale and Durning were brilliant aswell.

Louis Morgan said...

mrripley: I would lean toward supporting for Sutherland although he is definitely right on the boarder. Dunaway is really supporting in it, and I thought she was fine.

Robert MacFarlane said...

... Are me and RatedRStar the only ones who liked Vitali?

George Woolf said...

Durning is my pick! Great actor in top form. It's a shame that his character just disappears in the middle of the film.

But I think your rank will be like this:

1- Shaw
2- Cazale
3- Durning
4- Von Sydow
5- Vitali

Man, I love this lineup! Such great movies and performances!

RatedRStar said...

I dont think theres 2 many people that have actually seen Barry Lyndon, although its critically acclaimed its not really up there compared to Strangelove and 2001 in terms of popularity.

Andy Galley said...

1) Shaw
2) Vitali
3) Cazale
4) Durning
5) Von Sydow

Robert MacFarlane said...

@RatedRStar: True. I think it's a damn shame, because I loved that movie.

Anonymous said...

Robert Shaw, perfect as always.

George Woolf said...

Yes, Barry Lyndon is one my favorite films and my second favorite Kubrick film. It's a pitty that gems like Barry Lyndon, Paths of Glory or The Killing don't recieve as much attention as Dr. Stangelove or 2001 (particularly, I think 2001 is pretty boring except for the HAL storyline)

Michael Patison said...

I honestly find it hard to compare any one of his films. I honestly haven't seen Barry Lyndon or The Killing, but they are on my list. 2001, while boring in storyline, is absolutely fascinating to watch every second of its runtime. The immense differences between the genre Kubrick mastered is astonishing as well.

Robert MacFarlane said...

2001 is my "least" favorite of his efforts, but I still have genuine respect for it.

Michael Patison said...

I completely understand where everybody who doesn't love 2001, and even those who don't like it all that much, too. The first time I saw it I was bored to death and I think something caught me each successive time, but that's not to say it doesn't do the same for other people. It's nature is definitely polarizing, but it's great how it's polarizing and yet most everyone still is able to respect it.

Unknown said...

Wat wud u say r the top 20 best performances not nominated for an oscar

Louis Morgan said...

1. Robert Shaw - Jaws
2. Dennis Hopper - Blue Velvet
3. Gene Hackman - The Conversation
4. Naomi Watts - Mulholland Drive
5. Jeremy Irons - Dead Ringers
6. Toshiro Mifune - Rashomon
7. Richard Jordon - Gettysburg
8. Sissy Spacek - Badlands
9. Richard Attenborough - 10 Rillington Place
10. Kathleen Byron - The Black Narcissus
11. Raul Julia - Kiss of The Spider Woman
12. Nastassja Kinski - Paris, Texas
13. Eli Wallach - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
14. Tatsuya Nakadai - The Sword of Doom
15. Isabella Rossellini - Blue Velvet
16. Viggo Mortensen - The Road
17 John Cazale - The Godfather Part II
18. Veronica Cartwright Alien
19. Edward G. Robinson - Double Indemnity
20. Madeline Kahn - Clue