Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Alternate Best Actor 1970: Results

5. Jean Louis Trintignant in The Conformist- Trintignant fails to find consistency in his performance, and simply gives an uninteresting portrayal of a character with potential.

Best Scene: Marcello watches the assassination.
4. Alejandro Jodorowsky in El Topo- Jodorowsky gives an effective performance as a cool headed gunfighter then a repentant monk, but he never stands out past his own direction.

Best Scene: El Topo creates a new exit out of the cave.
3. Peter Boyle in Joe- Boyle gives a good performance as working class loud mouth by showing the man behind the bluster, but the film's shortcomings keep him from giving a great performance.

Best Scene: Joe's introduction.
2. Albert Finney in Scrooge- Finney overplays a moment here and there, but his alternate take on Ebenezer Scrooge does manage to work for the most part.

Best Scene: The redemption medley.
1. Gian Maria Volontè in Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion- The only alternate that really brought much excitement for me is Volontè's work. Volontè gives an interesting and entertaining performance that cleverly manages to make sense of his character's seemingly random behavior.

Best Scene: The inspector openly confesses to his crime.
Overall Rank:
  1. George C. Scott in Patton
  2. Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces
  3. Gene Hackman in I Never Sang For My Father
  4. Gian Maria Volontè in Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
  5. Alec Guinness in Cromwell
  6. Melvyn Douglas in I Never Sang For My Father
  7. Albert Finney in Scrooge
  8. Ron Moody in Twelve Chairs
  9. Peter Boyle in Joe
  10. Robert Mitchum in Ryan's Daughter 
  11. Donald Sutherland in MASH
  12. Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man
  13. Telly Savalas in Kelly's Heroes
  14. Paul Newman in Sometimes A Great Notion
  15. James Earl Jones in The Great White Hope
  16. Richard Harris Cromwell
  17. Alejandro Jodorowsky in El Topo
  18. Clint Eastwood in Kelly's Heroes
  19. Elliot Gould in MASH
  20. Frank Langella in Twelve Chairs
  21. Ryan O'Neal in Love Story
  22. Alan Arkin in Catch-22
  23. Michael Sarrazin in Sometimes a Great Notion 
  24. Dennis Patrick in Joe
  25. Kenneth Nelson in The Boys in the Band
  26. Jean Louis Trintignant in The Conformist
  27. Christopher Jones in Ryan's Daughter
Next Year: 1970 Supporting


Luke Higham said...

What ratings would you give to Alec Guinness & Richard Harris for Cromwell.

Luke Higham said...

Also what were your quick thoughts on Guinness

RatedRStar said...

Karl Malden - Patton
Trevor Howard - Ryans Daughter
Alec Guinness - Scrooge
Leonard Frey - The Boys In The Band
Richard Boone - The Kremlin Letter

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: what did you think of the BAFTA nominations.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Don Rickles in Kelly's Heroes
Donald Sutherland in Kelly's Heroes
Leonard Frey in The Boys in the Band
Karl Malden in Patton
Richard Boone in The Kremlin Letter

RatedRStar said...

I was fine with the Bafta nominations, I think Best Supporting Actor is between Fassbender and Bruhl (the Baftas love European actors)Chiwetel will 100 percent win Best Actor, I am not surprised by Leto and Matthews snub, We British dont really nominated independent American dramas too often, Jared Leto is more well known over here for 30 Seconds To Mars than he is acting.

Luke Higham said...

Karl Malden: Patton
Alec Guinness: Scrooge
Richard Boone: The Kremlin Letter
Leonard Frey: The Boys in the Band
Trevor Howard: Ryan's Daughter

RatedRStar said...

What is everybodys opinion on Jared Letos band 30 Seconds To Mars =)

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: My Predictions
Best Film: 12 Years A Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cauron
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita N'Yongo
Best British Film: Gravity

Could I just say I'm glad The Butler has lost so much momentum since its release. It was typical African American Sugercoated Schlock.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: I like 30 seconds to Mars well enough although I prefer Muse.

RatedRStar said...

I cant wait for you to get to 1946 Louis =D im extremely looking forward to it.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: will you go on the biggest rant of your life if Claude Rains comes second.

RatedRStar said...


As for The Butler, and Forest Whitaker I have one thing to say on their snub from the Baftas and thats this..HAHAHAHAHHA.

Michael Patison said...

For 1970 Supporting:
Richard Boone in The Kremlin Letter
Leonard Frey in The Boys in the Band
Alec Guinness in Scrooge
Trevor Howard in Ryan's Daughter
Karl Malden in Patton
Donald Sutherland in Kelly's Heroes

Some others (I have not seen most of them):
Bernard Cribbins in The Railway Children
Richard Harris in The Molly Maguires
Gabriele Ferzetti in The Confession
Derek Jacobi in Three Sisters
Frank Langella in The Twelve Chairs
Christopher Lee in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Paul Mazursky in Alex in Wonderland
Ralph Meeker in I Walk the Line
Michael Murphy (probably lead), Stacy Keach, René Auberjonois, and G. Wood in Brewster McCloud
Anthony Perkins in Catch-22
Anthony Perkins in WUSA
Innokenty Smoktunovsky in Crime and Punishment
François Truffaut in The Wild Child (very possibly a lead)

I also thought you might want to check out these lead performances considering that you usually like some of the actors:
Tom Courtenay in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Marcello Mastroianni in The Pizza Triangle
Yves Montand in The Confession
Fernando Rey in Tristana
Robert Stephens in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Luke Higham said...

Louis, for 1973 Lead & Supporting, I would recommend seeing The Wicker Man for Edward Woodard & Christopher Lee's performances

moviefilm said...

I really love the topic of the Oscars and the awards season and I'm suffering to not participate, but I don't want to say my opinions out loud, so that it won't be boring, when I review and rank these performance on my blog.
All I can say now, is that at the day the nominees are announced, I will start doing best supporting actor of 2013. Check it out then, if you want to... :)

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: I would give Harris a 3.5 for Cromwell. Guinness I would give a 4.5 as I felt he became the heart of the film despite playing the insensitive monarch. He very nicely brought to life the complexities of such a character.

Luke Higham said...

Yes! another 4.5 or more for Guinness.

Luke Higham said...

Louis, I asked this question before but just for ratings but aside from that, what were your thoughts for both Fassbender's performances in X Men: First Class and Prometheus

Paoloduncan said...

Some suggestions:
Frank Langella in Twelve Chairs
Trevor Howard in Ryan's Daughter
Karl Malden in Patton
George Kennedy in Airport
Romolo Valli in The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: In First Class I thought sunk his teeth into the role with great ferocity that put McKellen's Magneto to shame. I wish there had been more of David as I thought he gave a very interesting portrayal of a conniving curiosity.

TParker said...

I'd have suggested Timothy Dalton in 'Wuthering Heights'.