Monday, 3 June 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1963: Results

5. Marcello Mastroianni in 8 1/2-  Mastroianni gives a good performance but he is always overshadowed by the man he is suppose to be portraying. 

Best Scene: Guido speaks with his wife.
4. Steve McQueen in The Great Escape- McQueen as the Cooler King is all about the cool which he brings in his trademark fashion.

Best Scene: Hilts goes to retrieve his ball.
3. Tom Courtenay in Billy Liar- Courtenay gives a complex and entertaining performance as a man who lies to hide his insecurities.

Best Scene: Billy tries to speak with his mother after his grandmother's death.
2. Dirk Bogarde in The Servant- Bogarde gives a brilliant performance showing the layers come off of what seems to be just a normal unassuming butler.

Best Scene: The Sevant reveals his true nature to his employer.
1. Toshiro Mifune in High and Low- This year came down between Bogarde and Mifune for me. It comes very close for me as I do love Bogarde performance, but I will go with Mifune's work which I found the most moving of all the performances this year. Mifune gives a poignant performance as a man who chooses to do good no matter how much harm it will cause. His portrayal of the moral decision moral on fuels the entire film and Mifune made it so I remembered even during the second half of the film in which he only occasionally appears. 

Best Scene: King Gondo makes his final decision on the ransom.
Overall Rank:
  1. Toshiro Mifune in High and Low
  2. Dirk Bogarde in The Servant
  3. Paul Newman in Hud
  4. Tom Courtenay in Billy Liar
  5. Sean Connery in From Russia With Love
  6. Steve McQueen in The Great Escape
  7. Richard Attenborough in The Great Escape
  8. Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field
  9. Richard Harris in This Sporting Life
  10. Albert Finney in Tom Jones
  11. James Fox in The Servant
  12. Cary Grant in Charade
  13. Marcello Mastroianni in 8 1/2
  14. Rod Taylor in The Birds
  15. Gregory Peck in Captain Newman M.D.
  16. Dick Van Dyke in Bye Bye Birdie
  17. Jack Lemmon in Irma La Douce
  18. Stathis Giallelis in America America
  19. Fred MacMurray in Son of Flubber
  20. Todd Armstrong in Jason and the Argonauts
  21. Tom Tryon in The Cardinal 
  22. Richard Chamberlain in Twilight of Honor 
  23. Richard Burton in The V.I.P.s
  24. David Niven in The Pink Panther
  25. Richard Burton in Cleopatra
  26. Rex Harrison in Cleopatra
Next Year: 1963 Supporting

9 comments:

RatedRStar said...

Peter Sellers - The Pink Panther
Brandon De Wilde - Hud
Robert Shaw - From Russia With Love
Donald Pleasance - The Great Escape
Lee J Cobb - Come Blow Your Horn

RatedRStar said...

I cant bear to see my hero Claude Rains finishing last for Twlight Of Honor lol =D.

Anonymous said...

Robert Shaw in From Russia With Love
Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther
Claude Rains in Twlight Of Honor
James Stewart in How The West Was Won
Donald Pleasance in The Great Escape

Michael Patison said...

Robert Shaw in From Russia with Love
Brandon de Wilde in Hud
Donald Pleasence in The Great Escape
Claude Rains in Twilight of Honor
Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther
Somebody else from The Great Escape

Grady Tripp said...

But... where's the other lead of The Servant, James Fox? He's not in your overall rank!

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My suggestions:

Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther
Donald Pleasance in The Great Escape
Tsutomu Yamazaki in High and Low
Claude Rains in Twilight Of Honor
Robert Shaw in From Russia with Love
Brandon de Wilde in Hud
David Warner in Tom Jones

Psifonian said...

1. Donald Pleasance, The Great Escape
2. Brandon de Wilde, Hud
3. Richard Attenborough, The Great Escape
4. Tsutomu Yamazaki, High and Low
5. Robert Shaw, From Russia with Love

TParker said...

Eli Wallach in 'The Victors' as well!

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