1. Stewart2. Mifune3. Cybulski4. Guinness5. Lee
Glad to see performance from Poland!1.Guinness2.Mifune3.Stewart4.Cybulski5.Lee
1. Stewart2. Guinness3. Mifune4. Cybulski5. LeeAbout darn time that part time actor and part time heavy metal singer Christopher Lee got some recognition =D.
1. James Stewart2. Toshio Mifune3. Alec Guinness4. Zbigniew Cybulski5. Christopher Lee
1. James Stewart in Vertigo (5)2, Toshiro Mifune in The Hidden Fortress (5)3. Alec Guinness in The Horse's Mouth (5)4. Zbigniew Cybulski in Ashes and Diamonds (5)5. Christopher Lee in Dracula (4.5)RatedRStar: I Wholeheartedly agree on Lee. This alongside his performance in The Wicker Man, are the best of his career. Stewart should win this, while 2nd & 3rd are extremely close to call.
Ive never seen Ashes and Diamonds, but I've heard quite great stuff about it, so my predictions are probably going to be wrong but ill stick with this for now.
Louis: Rating and thoughts on Deborah Kerr in The Innocents as well as your thoughts on her in general
I honestly have no idea.1. Stewart2. Cybulski3. Guinness4. Lee5. Mifune
Louis, please could you give your thoughts and ratings on:Stephen Dillane in The Hours Leo McKern in A Man for All SeasonsBurt Lancaster and Lee Marvin in The Professionals
1.) Stewart2.) Guinness3.) Mifune4.) Cybulski5.) Lee
1. Stewart2. Cybulski3. Guinness4. Mifune5. LeeI am kind of a novice for the classic years of films like the 50s, and wouldn't really know where to start lol, so I hope you dont mind me asking people on this blog what their top 10 films of 1958 would be, if there are 10 lol.
@JackiBoyz: I havent seen Ashes and Diamonds or The Hidden Fortress so it is incomplete, but as it currently stands -1.Vertigo2.A Night To Remember3.The Defiant Ones4.Touch Of Evil5.The Horses Mouth6.Cat On A Hot Tin Roof7.Dunkirk8.Horror Of Dracula9.The Fly10.The Young Lions
I don't even think I've seen 5 from 1958, but I'd definitely check out Vertigo and Touch of Evil. Classics that everyone should see. Elevator to the Gallows is also really good. Gigi, the year's Best Picture winner, is okay. It's not bad, but it's nothing more than just fine.
I thought Gigi was just meh, and as for Louis Jourdan, I think he showed more personality and talent in his appearance on Whats My Line than he ever did in any of his films.
One of my favorite ever movies is Polish, a depressing and raw film called Suicide Room lol
Michael: Kerr in The Innocents - 5(Easily the best that I have seen from her, as she makes the horror of story come to life all the stronger because of her believable performance. Kerr also is especially compelling by carefully treading the line between an understandable paranoia to full hysteria. It's great work from her)Kerr most of the time I like well enough in that I do think she has a certain charm and a definite presence. I do feel sometimes she goes a little too much for the obvious emotions leaving some of her performances not especially memorable, but I've never seen a performance from her yet where I thought she was truly bad.Anonymous: Stephen Dillane in The Hours - 3.5(A very good performance as with the little time he has he does give us the sense of his difficult relationship with his wife, and he would have been far more deserving than Harris for the Oscar nomination. I actually wish the film delved more into his character, because he did very well with what he did have)Leo McKern in A Man for All Seasons - 4(I usually like McKern anyway and he's good at playing the smug manipulator. He has the right command for the position of the character, along with the right deviousness)Lancaster and Marvin - 4(Both technically have somewhat limited roles in their fairly fast-paced western. They both move along with it well creating their character honestly along the way. They both are great at being a bad-ass and actually creating some fairly powerful moments when given the chance) JackiBoyz: To add to those films mentioned I'd add Teacher's Pet which was a pretty enjoyable romantic comedy, as well as The Blob because why not.
Wow...on rewatch, Lee isn't even REMOTELY lead in Dracula1. James Stewart2. Alec Guinness 3. Toshiro Mifune4. Zbigniew Cybulski (I feel like Louis might not go for all his James Dean-isms)5. Christopher LeeMy top 10 for '581. Vertigo2. Touch of Evil3. Ashes and Diamonds4. Gigi (Many disagree but I find it charming)5. The Defiant Ones6. Mon oncle7. A Night to Remember8. Cat On a Hot Tin Roof9. Horror of Dracula10. Ivan the Terrible, Part TwoAnd question for Louis, what are your ratings and thoughts for Will Patton in No Way Out, as well as ratings for the casts of The Princess Bride and Matewan?
Patton - 4.5(Easily the best part of a film with one of the dumbest twists I've ever seen. Patton's performance is quite remarkable and his Capote's like mannerisms only add to the character as they feel completely natural to him. Patton makes the whole intense devotion of his character's to Hackman's both believable and incredibly compelling. I wish the rest of the film had been on his level)The Princess Bride:Elwes - 4Wright - 3Guest - 4Sarandon - 4Shawn - 4Crystal - 4Smith - 3.5Falk - 3.5Savage - 2Matewan:Strathairn - 4Jones - 4Cooper - 4Gunton - 4Oldham - 2McDonnell - 3
1. Guinness2. Stewart3. Cybulski4. Mifune5. LeeSo what rating DO you give Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's? I'm guessing pretty bad.
1. Mifune2. Stewart3. Guinness4. Lee5. Cybulski
1. Toshiro Mifune2. Alec Guinness3. James Stewart4. Zbigniew Cybulski5. Christopher Lee
JamDelTel: It's a 1.
Louis: Your rating & thoughts on Charlton Heston, in Touch of Evil.
1. Stewart2. Mifune3. Guinness4. Cybulski5. LeeStewart's role here is one of the biggest snubs in oscar history.
Louis i would like your rating and thoughts on Kristen Stewart as an actress, i just saw Adventure Land and was surprised over how good she was.
John Smith: She has the Charisma of a Vacuum, Therefore, she get's a -5 from me.
She's supposedly really good in a new film that premiered at Cannes. Hell, RPatz got great reviews for Cannes too. Twilight was basically a black hole that sucked the life out of its actors.
Luke:Heston - 3.5(I suppose I am a bit of a Heston defender, as you can say what you want, but the man's got screen presence. He also should not be blamed for playing a Mexican as that was Welles's idea after Heston was already involved. Plus Heston actually thankfully does not try to throw on any cheesy accent, rather he is just given a makeup job. Heston's performance is completely solid as he brings the passion as the hero who simply wants to see justice done)John Smith: Honestly I haven't seen much of her work so I can't really form an opinion on her abilities as an actress overall.
RatedRStar: Glad to hear it, Suicide Room is a really great movie, so I'm glad to see it get recognition internationally!
@Maciej: I felt like the story was about me since I look and dress like that lol so I connected with it immediately, I may request it eventually because Louis might find it an interesting film lol.
1. Mifune2. Stewart3. Cybulski4. Guinness5. Lee
What are your ratings and thoughts for Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Magnum Force, and In the Line of Fire?
Michael:The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - 4.5(Once again the stalwart leading man in the trilogy. He once again balances his portrayal with the right menace, cool, and even some heart like as in his scene with the dying soldier. Most importantly he is a great deadpan counterpart to Wallach's great performance)Magnum Force - 4(Eastwood is solid in all the Dirty Harry sequels, besides The Deadpool, as he brings all the great surface qualities to the part again. Those films though don't allow him really to explore the character as he did in the original film)In the Line of Fire - 4.5(One of the most leading man, style leading man performances from him. He does it well though bringing some charm and humor nicely to the part, as well as some actual weight in the portrayal of his character's uncertainty)
Wat wud u say r the top ten best acting performances of the 1950s
1. Toshiro Mifune - Rashomon2. Alec Guinness - The Bridge on the River Kwai3. James Stewart - Vertigo4. Takashi Shimura - Ikiru5. Alistair Sim - Scrooge6. Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront7. Robert Mitchum - Night of the Hunter8. Sessue Hayakawa - The Bridge on the River Kwai9. Orson Welles - Touch of Evil10. Barry Fitzgerald - The Quiet Man
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