Sunday, 15 June 2014

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1958: Results

5. Christopher Lee in Horror of Dracula - Lee is menacing with his vicious depiction of Dracula, but the film barely gives him anything to do. 

Best Scene: Dracula attacks.
4. Robert Donat in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness- The part is ripe for embarrassment but Donat avoids it by giving a likable and honest performance that avoids the pitfalls of such a part. 

Best Scene: The Mandarin's message to his people as the Japanese invade.
3. Richard Attenborough in Dunkirk- The film limits him too much but Attenborough still shines by giving humanity to the character of a man who profits from a war he does not support.

Best Scene: Holden helps his wife test out the infant gas mask.
2. Burl Ives in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Ives is fantastic as Big Daddy bringing the larger than life presence needed for such a character, but along with the genuine depth needed.

Best Scene: Big Daddy recounts the death of his own father.
1. Orson Welles in Touch of Evil - Good Predictions Kooo160, Mark, Michael Patison, RatedRStar, and Michael McCarthy. Technically I should give this to Ives if I was doing on who had the best year overall, and I also should do it if I rated it by Humphrey Bogart's measurement of acting which is rating two actors in the same role. Well Welles played a rip off of Big Daddy in a Long Hot Summer, and Ives wipes the floor with Welles if you compare those performances. I only go by the individual performances themselves though, and although it is close, the supporting performance that left the greatest impact on me was Welles's portrayal of Hank Quinlan. It's a great depiction of dirty cop, not just because he brings the menace and the decay of such a character, but also because he turns it into a tragic portrait of a potentially great man who has lost his way.

Best Scene: Quinlan visits Tanya
Overall Rank:
  1. Orson Welles in Touch of Evil
  2. Burl Ives in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  3. Burl Ives in The Big Country
  4. Richard Attenborough in Dunkirk
  5. Lee J. Cobb in The Brothers Karamazov
  6. Gig Young in Teacher's Pet
  7. Robert Donat in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
  8. Christopher Lee in Horror of Dracula
  9. Ray Walston in Damn Yankees
  10. Joseph Calleia in Touch of Evil
  11. Lon Chaney Jr. in The Defiant Ones
  12. Maximilian Schell in The Long Lions
  13. Robert Ryan in Lonelyhearts
  14. Dennis Weaver in Touch of Evil
  15. Susumu Fujita in The Hidden Fortress
  16. Adam Pawlikowski in Ashes and Diamonds
  17. Ernest Thesiger in The Horse's Mouth
  18. Ernest Borgnine in The Vikings
  19. Ray Walston in South Pacific
  20. Akim Tamiroff in Touch of Evil
  21. Richard Basehart in The Brothers Karamazov
  22. Valetin de Vargas in Touch of Evil
  23. Tom Helmore in Vertigo
  24. Mike Morgan in The Horse's Mouth
  25. Robert Shafer in Damn Yankees
  26. Chuck Connors in The Big Country
  27. Takashi Shimura in The Hidden Fortress
  28. Theodore Bikel in The Defiant Ones
  29. Don Rickles in Run Silent Run Deep
  30. Rod Taylor in Separate Tables
  31. John Carradine in The Last Hurrah
  32. Jack Warden in Run Silent Run Deep
  33. James Donald in The Vikings
  34. Orson Welles in The Long, Hot Summer
  35. Albert Salmi in The Brothers Karamazov
  36. Michael Gough in The Horse's Mouth
  37. Charlton Heston in The Big Country
  38. Basil Rathbone in The Last Hurrah
  39. Michael Gough in Horror of Dracula
  40. Pat O'Brien in The Last Hurrah
  41. Stephen Chase in The Blob
  42. Brad Dexter in Run Silent Run Deep
  43. Robert Fields in The Blob
  44. Lee Van Cleef in The Long Lions
  45. Dean Martin in Some Came Running
  46. John Benson in The Blob
  47. Jack Carson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  48. John Van Eyssen in Horror of Dracula
  49. Nick Adams in Teacher's Pet
  50. Ray Collins in Touch of Evil
  51. James Bonnet in The Blob
  52. Arthur Kennedy in Some Came Running 
  53. Earl Rowe in The Blob
  54. Maurice Chevalier in Gigi
  55. Jeffrey Hunter in The Last Hurrah
  56. Charles McGraw in The Defiant Ones
  57. Alfonso Bedoya in The Big Country
  58. Larry Gates in Some Came Running
  59. Curt Jurgens in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
  60. Charles Bickford in The Big Country
  61. Felipe Pazos Jr. in The Old Man and the Sea
  62. Keith Almoney in The Blob
  63. Anthony Franciosa in The Long, Hot Summer
Next Year:1979 lead


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Alright, my winning request is... Billy Zane in Titanic. You said that you'd review bad performances if they're interesting. Well, this one certainly is interesting. As for 1979 contenders...

Graham Chapman in The Life of Brian
Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now
Brad Dourif in Wise Blood

Matt Mustin said...

Suggestions for 79 lead:
Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now
Klaus Kinski in Nosferatu the Vampyre
Frank Langella in Dracula
Steve Martin in The Jerk
George C. Scott in Hardcore

RatedRStar said...

Klaus Kinski - Nosferatu The Vampyre
James Woods - The Onion Field
Martin Sheen - Apocalypse Now
Graham Chapman - The Life of Brian
Brad Dourif in Wise Blood

So now I have two winning requests lol haha, I will let you know both of them soon Louis lol.

Anonymous said...

James Woods - The Onion Field

luke higham said...

Since I'll be going down to Cork, Ireland next Saturday, I'll suggest both lead & supporting.

Martin Sheen - Apocalypse Now
Klaus Kinski - Nosferatu
Graham Chapman - Life of Brian

Marlon Brando - Apocalypse Now
Fredric Forrest - Apocalypse Now
Dennis Hopper - Apocalypse Now
Ian Holm - Alien
John Hurt - Alien
Michael Palin - Life of Brian
Eric Idle - Life of Brian
Bruno Ganz - Nosferatu

Michael McCarthy said...

Martin Sheen-Apocalypse Now
Brad Dourif-Wise Blood
Mel Gibson-Mad Max
Ben Gazzara-Saint Jack
Michael Beck-Warriors

3 in a row! I'm gonna run out of picks haha, I guess I'll go with Montgomery Clift in Freud for 1962 Lead.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: Your thoughts on
Uruguay - Costa Rica
England - Italy

RatedRStar said...

Uruguay were just plain bad, its proof that Edison Cavani cant carry a team on his own, the red card was just frustration, Costa Rica did well.

England started well but Italys Pirlo and Marchisio just dictated the midfield and Wayne Rooney and Leighton Baines were both poor.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: Goal and Game of the Tournament so far.

RatedRStar said...

Van Persies header against Spain and Spain Vs Netherlands.

I am wondering which Hong Kong actors I will introduce to you all =D.

JackiBoyz said...

Happy Birthday Daniel =) x.

luke higham said...


luke higham said...

What a coincidence, I just had my 20th birthday today.

Happy Birthday RatedRStar

RatedRStar said...

Thank you =D =D, I am 22 lol.

markg said...

for 79 Lead Burt Reynolds in Starting Over,James Woods The Onion Field and Michel Serrault in La Cage Aux Folles.

Michael Patison said...

For 1979 Lead:
Graham Chapman in Life of Brian
Brad Dourif in Wise Blood
Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz
Mel Gibson in Mad Max
Klaus Kinski in Nosferatu the Vampyre
Nick Nolte in North Dallas Forty
Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now
James Woods in The Onion Field

For my request, Joseph Cotten in The Magnificent Ambersons for 1942 Supporting.

Michael Patison said...

What ratings would you give to Walston and Calleia?

Mark said...

I'm going for a trip down nostalgia lane. My request is 1990 Lead Actor- Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

Louis Morgan said...

Michael Patison - I'd give Walston and Calleia a 3.5.