Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Alternate Best Actor 1945

And the Nominees Were Not:

Jean-Louis Barrault in Children of Paradise

Trevor Howard in Brief Encounter

Cornel Wilde in Leave Her to Heaven 

James Mason in The Seventh Veil

Edward G. Robinson in Scarlet Street

24 comments:

luke higham said...

1) Cornel Wilde
2) Jean-Louis Barrault
3) Edward G.Robinson
4) Trevor Howard
5) James Mason

bondfan said...

1. Robinson
2. Mason
3. Barrault
4. Howard
5. Wilde

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My guess:

1. Robinson
2. Wilde
3. Mason
4. Howard
5. Barrault

RatedRStar said...

I think Ray Milland will still win, his performance is one of the only performances from the 40s that is just as powerful now as it is then, I liked Barrault quite a lot infact, I will choose him although I could be wrong, my brain says Barrault, in a truly unique performance.

1)Jean Louis Barrault
2)Cornel Wilde
3)Edward G Robinson
4)James Mason
5)Trevor Howard

Michael Patison said...

1. Edward G. Robinson
2. Cornel Wilde
3. Trevor Howard
4. Jean-Louis Barrault
5. James Mason

RatedRStar said...

I am still having nightmares about Cornel Wildes oscar nominated performance lol, how did 1945 fuck up the nominees so bad.

JackiBoyz said...

=D I am having nightmares that Gene Kelly got an Oscar nomination just for dancing and smiling haha.

1. Edward G. Robinson
2. Cornel Wilde
3. Jean-Louis Barrault
4. James Mason
5. Trevor Howard

Michael McCarthy said...

I'm almost definitely picking Barrault as my #1, he's my pick for best actor over Milland even. Butr there are a couple of these I still wanna see before I make my official predictions.

RatedRStar said...

How cool does Jean-Louis look =D he looks fucking awesome, I would date the guy he looks that cool xx lol

Maciej said...

1.Mason
2.Wilde
3.Barrault
4.Robinson
5.Howard

RatedRStar said...

James Mason should get a great score, this is what got his A+ film career going.

RatedRStar said...

Louis would you say that Pierre Brasseur was supporting or co lead?.

Matt Mustin said...

I have no idea about ANY of these.

RatedRStar said...

Well I will give you a bit of a hand Matt, I dont think Howard will win, I also think Mason is a risky choice because it is one of his first film performances that was noticed, Mason seemed to be an actor that was in his prime in the 50s as opposed to learning the ropes.

Mark said...

1. Barrault
2. Wilde
3. Robinson
4. Mason
5. Howard

mcofra7 said...

1. Barrault
2. Mason
3. Robinson
4. Wilde
5. Howard

Michael McCarthy said...

For now I'm gonna say

1. Jean-Louis Barrault
2. Edward G.Robinson
3. Cornel Wilde
4. James Mason
5. Trevor Howard

Matt Mustin said...

Louis, what are your thoughts on Tsutomu Yamazaki in Departures and Jason Butler Harner in Changeling?

Lezlie said...

Hi!

1. Jean-Louis Barrault
2. James Mason
3. Edward G. Robinson
4. Cornel Wilde
5. Trevor Howard

Michael Patison said...

How many people are currently watching/have watched the US version of House of Cards?

moviefilm said...

1) Edward G. Robinson
2) Jean-Luois Barrault
3) James Mason
4) Cornel Wilde
5) Trevor Howard

Kevin said...

Louis, have you seen the latest Godzilla trailer? What are your thoughts on it?

Personally, I think it's one of them best trailers I have seen in a long time and I am super pumped for the movie now

Louis Morgan said...

Looks very promising and seems like it will give the Godzilla the size it deserves.

Louis Morgan said...

Matt:

Tsutomu Yamazaki made that film for me as he struck the right tone. Every time Yamazaki comes on the screen though he makes the film worth watching with his moving yet understated portrayal of a mentor.

Where much of Changeling is bizarrely muted in tone Harner enlivens it with his portrayal of a psychopath. His break down scene at the end is particularly remarkable.