Thursday, 9 May 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1975: Results

5. Leon Vitali in Barry Lyndon- Vitali gives a good performance being properly pompous but as well managing to be somewhat sympathetic by showing where his character is coming from.

Best Scene: Bullingdon duels Barry.
4. Charles Durning in A Dog Day Afternoon- Durning doesn't have much of a role, but he makes more than the most of it portraying the method of the police negotiator in a very compelling fashion.

Best Scene: Moretti tries to handle Sonny and the crowd. 
3. Max von Sydow in Three Days of the Condor- Max von Sydow is excellent in his portrayal of the cold calculated killer who we absolutely believe when he says his job is refreshing.

Best Scene: Joubert warns Condor about his possible fate.  
2. John Cazale in Dog Day Afternoon- Cazale once again gives a great tragic performance. He is terrific in creating both a danger in that violence bubbling underneath the man, but as well the sadness by earnestly showing just how lost his character is.

Best Scene: Sal asks Sonny if they will really kill the hostages. 
1. Robert Shaw in Jaws- Good Prediction RatedRStar, Michael Patison, and JamDenTel. Although I loved the performances of Max von Sydow, John Cazale, George Burns and Burgess Meredith I did not have to think twice about who would be my choice for the year overall. Robert Shaw is amazing in the role of the Ahab like shark hunter Quint. He is outstanding every moment he is on screen giving an equally entertaining and heartbreaking turn. His delivery of the Indianapolis speech alone should have guaranteed him both an Oscar nomination and an Oscar win.

Best Scene: The Indianapolis monologue. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Robert Shaw in Jaws
  2. John Cazale in Dog Day Afternoon
  3. Max von Sydow in Three Days of the Condor
  4. Burgess Meredith in The Day of the Locust
  5. George Burns in The Sunshine Boys
  6. Brad Dourif in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  7. Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws
  8. Charles Durning in Dog Day Afternoon
  9. Chris Sarandon in Dog Day Afternoon
  10. Donald Sutherland in The Day of the Locust 
  11. Will Sampson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  12. Leon Vitali in Barry Lyndon
  13. Cliff Robertson in Three Days of the Condor 
  14. Fernando Rey in Seven Beauties
  15. Keenan Wynn in Nashville
  16. Christopher Lloyd in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  17. Lance Henriksen in Dog Day Afternoon
  18. Henry Gibson in Nashville
  19. John Houseman in Three Days of the Condor
  20. William Redfield in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  21. Christopher Plummer in The Man Who Would Be King 
  22. Richard Benjamin in The Sunshine Boys
  23. Allen Garfield in Nashville
  24. John Houseman in Rollerball
  25. Sully Boyer in Dog Day Afternoon
  26. Philippe Leotard in French Connection II
  27. Saeed Jeffrey in The Man Who Would Be King
  28. Ned Beatty in Nashville
  29. Sydney Lassick in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  30. James Woods in Night Moves
  31. Keith Carradine in Nashville
  32. Jack Warden in Shampoo
  33. Scott Glenn in Nashville
  34. Jackie Earle Haley in The Day of the Locust
  35. Hardy Kruger in Barry Lyndon
  36. Michael Murphy in Nashville
  37. Murray Hamilton in Jaws
  38. Fernando Rey in French Connection II
  39. Kenneth Mars in Night Moves
  40. Patrick Magee in Barry Lyndon
  41. Danny DeVito in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  42. James Broderick in Dog Day Afternoon
  43. William Duell in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  44. Luther Adler in The Man in the Glass Booth 
  45. Scatman Crothers in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  46. Edward Binns in Night Moves
  47. Robert DoQui in Nashville
  48. Lawrence Pressman in The Man in the Glass Booth 
Next Year: 1975 Lead

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know you will be doing Caine and Connery but can I recommend

Jack Nicholson in The Passenger
Gene Hackman in Night Moves
Roy Scheider in Jaws

Michael Patison said...

Caine and Connery are shoo-ins of course. I'll also recommend:
Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Roy Scheider in Jaws
Maxim Munzuk in Dersu Uzala
Graham Chapman in MP and the Holy Grail
John Cleese in MPHG
Gene Hackman in Night Moves

As for my recommendation, I really have no idea, so I guess I'll say Billy Crudup in Almost Famous for Supporting 2000. I also expect Philip Seymour Hoffman to be reviewed that year, but I consider them both nomination-worthy.

Michael Patison said...

Also, #19 should be William Redfield not Dale Harding. Redfield portrayed Harding.

mrripley said...

I offer william atherton the day of the locust,warren beatty for shampoo,robert redford three days of the condor,sean connery the man who would be king and roy scheider for jaws.

Maciej said...

My suggestions:

Tim Curry - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Roy Sheider - Jaws
Michael Caine, Sean Connery - The Man Who Would Be King
Maksim Munzuk - Dersu Uzala

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone suggesting Tim Curry.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Roy Scheider in Jaws
Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Michael Caine in The Man Who Would Be King
Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King
Maksim Munzuk in Dersu Uzala
Gene Hackman in Night Moves
Jack Nicholson in The Passenger

I was going to suggest Robert Mitchum in The Yakuza, but I believe it's 1974 by tour rules.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@Michael: I LOVE Crudup in Almost Famous. In fact, he's the only thing I like about that movie.

RatedRStar said...

Tim Curry - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Gene Hackman - Night Moves
David Hemmings - Deep Red
Michael Caine - The Man Who Would Be King
Sean Connery - The Man Who Would Be King

My winning request is

Tony Leung Chiu Wai - Chungking Express (Best Actor 1994)

RatedRStar said...

Gene Hackman - French Connection II
Roy Schnieder - Jaws

these would also be solid performances.

JamDenTel said...

Oliver Reed or Roger Daltrey in TOMMY? I can't imagine Daltrey would get a very good review (and Reed is probably not in it quite enough to justify a lead nomination), but it's a thought.

Tim Curry in RHPS seems like a sound choice, if only for the iconic nature of the role.

You could go WAY out of left field and go with Yorgo Voyagis for the Palme d'Or winner Chronicle of the Years of Fire.

Maybe Charles Bronson in Hard Times (one of his more renowned roles, I believe)?

Graham Chapman's King Arthur?

Lastly, for something else obscure, how about Robert Strauss' one real tour de force as the only onscreen character in THE NOAH?

Michael Patison said...

I'm glad we agree about Crudup, koook, though I must say I absolutely love Almost Famous and consider it my favorite non-LOTR movie of the first half of the decade. Literally it's only fault is the sometimes lackluster performance by Patrick Fugit in the lead.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I don't hate it, I just feel underwhelmed by it. Crudup quietly stole the movie for me. Though I'm not sure if my dislike for Hudson's performance stems from the Manic Pixie Dream Girl nature of the character or how she played it.

Michael Patison said...

This is quite a bit after the fact, but what about anybody from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

Louis Morgan said...

I just need to watch it again as I really do not remember much in terms of the performances.