Sunday, 26 October 2014

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1967: Results

5. Peter Finch in Far From the Madding Crowd - Finch gives a striking portrayal of a reserved man whose emotions slowly get the better of him.

Best Scene: Boldwood finally snaps.
4. Alan Bates in Far From the Madding Crowd - Bates gives a quietly charming and most of all honest portrayal of the most genuine character in the story.

Best Scene: Gabriel just before he is about to leave.
3. Terence Stamp in Far From the Madding Crowd - Stamp is exceedingly good at making Frank Troy both a scoundrel and someone its hard not to like.

Best Scene: Troy shows off his swordsmanship.
2. Richard Attenborough in Doctor Dolittle - He's a one scene wonder but what a one scene wonder he is. Although the rest of the film is quite dull Attenborough makes it absolutely delightful for the few minutes he's onscreen.

Best Scene: "I've Never Seen Anything Like It"
1. Alan Arkin in Wait Until Dark - Arkin gives an entertaining as well as appropriately chilling performance that contributes to one memorable finale for his film.

Best Scene: Roat requests the doll.
 Overall Rank:
  1. Alan Arkin in Wait Until Dark
  2. Richard Attenborough in Doctor Dolittle
  3. Terence Stamp in Far From the Madding Crowd
  4. Gene Hackman in Bonnie and Clyde
  5. Alan Bates in Far From the Madding Crowd
  6. Peter Finch in Far From the Madding Crowd
  7. Dick Shawn in The Producers
  8. Tom Courtenay in The Night of the Generals
  9. George Kennedy in Cool Hand Luke
  10. Gene Wilder in Bonnie and Clyde 
  11. Patrick Magee in Marat/Sade
  12. Richard Crenna in Wait Until Dark
  13. Kenneth Mars in The Producers
  14. Scott Wilson in In The Heat of the Night
  15. Tatsuya Nakadai in Samurai Rebellion
  16. Alec Guinness in The Comedians
  17. George Sanders in The Jungle Book
  18. Strother Martin in Cool Hand Luke
  19. Warren Oates in In The Heat of the Night 
  20. James Earl Jones in The Comedians 
  21. Jason Robards in Hour of the Gun
  22. Jeff Corey in In Cold Blood
  23. Phil Harris in The Jungle Book
  24. Eric Portman in The Whisperers
  25. Charles Boyer in Barefoot in the Park
  26. J. Pat O'Malley in The Jungle Book
  27. Michael J. Pollard in Bonnie and Clyde
  28. Sebastian Cabot in The Jungle Book
  29. Go Kato in Samurai Rebellion
  30. Francois Perier in Le Samourai 
  31. Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice 
  32. Charles McGraw in In Cold Blood
  33. Jason Robards in Divorce American Style
  34. Telly Savalas in The Dirty Dozen 
  35. Jack Weston in Wait Until Dark
  36. Ernest Borgnine in The Dirty Dozen 
  37. Keenan Wynn in Point Blank
  38. Donald Sutherland in The Dirty Dozen  
  39. Sterling Holloway in The Jungle Book
  40. Christian Roberts in To Sir, With Love
  41. Rudy Vallee in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  42. Murray Hamilton in The Graduate
  43. Larry Gates in In The Heat of the Night
  44. Donald Pleasence in The Night of the Generals
  45. Anthony James in In The Heat of the Night
  46. Buck Henry in The Graduate
  47. David Hemmings in Camelot
  48. Robert Ryan in Hour of the Gun
  49. Charles Gray in The Night of the Generals
  50. Charles Bronson in The Dirty Dozen
  51. Roy Glenn in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  52. John Cassavetes in The Dirty Dozen 
  53. Michael Hordern in The Taming of the Shrew
  54. John Vernon in Point Blank
  55. Robert Ryan in The Dirty Dozen
  56. Peter Ustinov in The Comedians
  57. Van Johnson in Divorce American Style 
  58. Desmond Llewelyn in You Only Live Twice
  59. Efrem Zimbalist in Wait Until Dark
  60. Michael York in The Taming of the Shrew 
  61. Carroll O'Connor in Point Blank
  62. Barry Humphries in Bedazzled
  63. Jim Brown in The Dirty Dozen
  64. William Daniels in Two for the Road
  65. Charles Gray in You Only Live Twice
  66. Christopher Hewett in The Producers
  67. Richard Jaeckel in The Dirty Dozen
  68. Anthony Teague in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  69. Keenan Wynn in The War Wagon
  70. Cecil Kellaway in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  71. William Daniels in The Graduate
  72. Peter Bull in Doctor Dolittle 
  73. John Forsythe in In Cold Blood
  74. Phillipe Noiret in The Night of the Generals
  75. Howard Keel in The War Wagon
  76. Herb Edelman in Barefoot in the Park
  77. Geoffrey Holder in Doctor Dolittle
  78. Robert Walker in The War Wagon
  79. Tim Matheson in Divorce American Style
  80. Albert Salmi in Hour of the Gun
  81. Anthony Newley in Doctor Dolittle
  82. Laurence Naismith in Camelot
  83. William Dix in Doctor Dolittle
  84. Denver Pyle in Bonnie and Clyde
  85. Franco Nero in Camelot
Next Year: 1977 Lead


mcofra7 said...

Would you consider Wait Until Dark to be Arkin's best performance?

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Thoughts and ratings on:
Gene Wilder in Bonnie and Clyde 
Tatsuya Nakadai in Samurai Rebellion
Alec Guinness in The Comedians
James Earl Jones in The Comedian
Jason Robards in Hour of the Gun
Anthony James in In the Heat of the Night

Also for 1977 lead,
Richard Dreyfus in Close Encounters of a Third Kind (highly recommended)
George Segal in Fun with Dick and Jane
George Burns in Oh God!
Michael Palin in Jabberwocky

Matt Mustin said...

Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Paul Newman in Slap Shot
Jack Nance in Eraserhead

That's all I got.

Michael McCarthy said...

Ahhhhh one of those uncomfortably fiveless years...I'm still glad Arkin won though, I thought he was the best of the bunch and maybe Louis will upgrade him in the future.

Robert Shaw-Black Sunday
James Coburn-Cross of Iron
Roy Scheider-Sorcerer
Richard Dreyfus-Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Jack Nance-Eraserhead

mcofra7 said...

Ratings/thoughts on Mars and Shawn in the Producers

luke higham said...

Richard Dreyfuss - Close Encounters
James Coburn - Cross of Iron
Mark Hamill - Star Wars
Jack Nance - Eraserhead
George Segal - Fun with Dick and Jane

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Don't suppose anyone from A Bridge Too Far would be considered lead? I would like to see Caan, Hopkins, Connery or Olivier in supporting though

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Harvey Keitel in The Duelists
Art Carney in The Late Show
John Gielgud in Providence
Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Jack Nance in Eraserhead

Michael Patison said...

Art Carney in The Late Show
Keith Carradine in The Duellists
Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters
Harvey Keitel in The Duellists
Paul Newman in Slap Shot

George Burns in Oh, God!
James Coburn in Cross of Iron
Mark Hamill in Star Wars
Jack Nance in Eraserhead
Al Pacino in Bobby Deerfield
Gregory Peck in MacArthur

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I want to see one of Gielgud, because he said in an interview he considered it his only successful performance in film, or at least the only one he was happy with.

Deiner said...

Great job. My suggestions:
-Paul Newman in Slap Shot
-Fernando Rey in That Obscure Object of Desire
-Art Carney in The Late Show

GM said...

Boris Plotnikov - The Ascent
Anthony Hopkins - Audrey Rose
Charles Denner - The Man Who Loved Women
John Gielgud - Providence
Art Carney - The Late Show
Robert Shaw - Black Sunday
Denis Hooper - The American Friend
Bruno Ganz - The American Friend
Fernando Rey - Elisa, My Life

Psifonian said...

"The Duellists" boys and Jack Nance.

Anonymous said...

Louis, a rewatch of Wait Until Dark made you bump up Hepburn to a 4.5 or is she still a 4? Also, what are your ratings and thoughts on Piper Laurie in The Hustler?

RatedRStar said...

Paul Newman - Slap Shot
Art Carney - The Late Show
Harvey Keitel - The Duellists
Jack Nance - Eraserhead
Robert Shaw - Black Sunday

Paoloduncan said...

For your consideration in 1977 Lead:
Alberto Sordi in "An Average Little Man" ("Un borghese piccolo piccolo)

Robert De Niro in New York, New York

Anonymous said...

Robert Shaw- Black Sunday

Anonymous said...

Louis, I really suggest Alberto Sordi in "An Average Little Man", he was amazing! Shelley Winters was also very good in it.

Maciej said...

Jack Nance - The Ereaserhead
Mark Hamill - Star Wars
Richard Dreyfuss - Close Encounters...
Harvey Keitel - The Duelists
Art Carney - The Late Show

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Can you give us some extended thoughts on Franco Nero in Camelot?

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

@Robert:I see you're in the mood for one of Louis' tirades :D

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

To quote the great Bison, OF COURSE!

Scott Gingold said...

1977 Lead:
Richard Dreyfuss, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
George Burns, Oh, God!
Robert De Niro, New York, New York
Paul Newman, Slap Shot
Keith Carradine & Harvey Keitel, The Duellists
Anthony Hopkins, Audrey Rose
Bruce Dern & Robert Shaw, Black Sunday
Anthony Quinn, The Message
Richard Chamberlain, The Last Wave
Al Pacino, Bobby Deerfield
Henry Winkler, Heroes
Rudolf Nureyev, Valentino
Gene Wilder, The World's Greatest Lover

RatedRStar said...

@Luke: Sorry for taking a while to comment, I unfortunately didn't see the match as I was ill.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: That's fine, although I'm still fairly pissed off about it.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: Not you, the match itself.

Michael Patison said...

Luke: I'll give my thoughts on the match. I thought it was tremendously entertaining. I'm an Everton supporter, so I can be pretty unbiased about the match and the result.

Chelsea was the slightly better team throughout, but United was definitely deserving of the draw. I say that because Mourinho's men were seemingly completely incapable of taking their chances. Sure, their goal came off the corner after De Gea's magnificent save (the GKs were both terrific and arguably the best player on the pitch for either team), but many of their other chances were squandered really rather atrociously.

I think it's very telling that United's only goal came off Di Maria's only well-taken dead ball delivery. United would have won if he had delivered better balls throughout the match.

The referee lost control of the match within the first 5 minutes, but I entirely disagree he was on United's side. Once he lost control and started giving cards right and left, it was really only a matter of time until someone got sent off. It just so happened that Chelsea played a more aggressive and physical match, so they suffered more.

It was rather unfortunate Ivanovic got sent off when he did, especially for a challenge as soft as it was (it was definitely a foul though), but given the challenges he had between his first and second yellows, he had it coming and should have been sent off 10-20 minutes earlier.

Worst Player on the Pitch: Juan Mata
Best Player on the Pitch: no idea (Marouane Fellaini was certainly the biggest surprise, though (in a good way))

luke higham said...

Michael Patison: Your analysis is fair enough, although if Costa had played, we would've won 2-1, My feeling towards the ref is justified in a way since the English FA always influence referees in favoring sides like Utd & Liverpool because of their prestigious history and they see teams like Chelsea & even City as Enemies of football because of their wealth. I know I've said this before but in retrospect this result could help us a great deal with the Manchester Derby next Sunday, since City haven't been particularly great overall recently and a win for Utd over them would benefit us greatly in the long term.

luke higham said...

Best Player:
Chelsea - Courtois or Matic
Man Utd - De Gea

Worst Player:
Man Utd - Mata
Chelsea - Mikel

JamDenTel said...

I'll second Boris Plotnikov for The Ascent, but I'd say Vladimir Gostyukhin is just as good--arguably even better. Tremendous film.

A possible 5:
- Carney (The Late Show)
- James Coburn (Cross of Iron)
- Dreyfuss (CE3K)
- John Gielgud (Providence - definitely Dirk Bogarde for Supporting)
- Gostyukhin (The Ascent)

Also worth considering: Henry Winkler in Heroes, George C. Scott in Islands in the Stream, Rutger Hauer in Soldier of Orange, Bruno S. in Stroszek.

Louis Morgan said...


Yes I would. Although I should give The Heart is a lonely Hunter another go.

Shawn - 4.5(His "pretty flower" is just wonderful as he does a loving beatnik routine undercut with such a vicious anger. Also he's great in his scenes as Hitler and makes the whole success of the play believable)

Mars - 4(Mars is quite funny as well though. He goes absurd enough with the character to make him funny without making him obnoxious. I particularly enjoyed his comparison of Churchill's dancing skills to Hitler's)


Wilder - 4(The third best one scene wonder of 67, behind Attenborough and Jo Van Fleet, as Wilder is just such a enjoyable presence and manages to make his diversionary scene not seem like a waste, which it easily could have been with a lesser actor. Wilder's so enjoyable at doing nervous comedy and his delivery of the scene's punchline is perfect)

Nakadai - 4(I would not have minded a few more scenes between him and Mifune as I felt they have a great chemistry together. Nakadai's role really is not all that meaty but I don't think anyone could have played it better. He's the perfect adversary for Mifune with his kinda sneaky intensity that contrasts well against Mifune more upfront intensity. This time is interesting because they actually play friends this time and the two play an underlying understanding well. Nakadai has one particularly great moment where his character encourages Mifune not through his words but solely through Nakadai's performance. Also their showdown is of course outstanding)

Guinness - 4(The Comedians is a film that wastes so much potential from failing to utilizing Peter Ustinov in any way and forgetting the interesting characters played by Guinness and Jones to focus on some really boring scenes between Burton and Taylor. Guinness, even though he's underused, still creates a memorable portrait of a man who is defined by his boasting)

Jones - 3.5(Jones is wasted even more as his character is awkwardly introduced and then they fail to give his exit the right impact. Jones still gives an effective passionate portrayal of his character that does his best to try to give weight to the story of the film, even though the film doesn't seem to care)

Robards - 3.5(Well I must thank this performance for helping me to see just how perfect Val Kilmer was as Doc Holliday. Robards isn't bad though. He has some fine slightly adversarial type of dynamic with Garner while bringing and underlying warmth, and does have the right edge to the role. He doesn't make the role his own like Kilmer would eventually, but it's a fine performance from Robards)

James - 3(Ahh the man in two small but extremely important parts in two best picture winners. I like his scenes with Oates at the diner as he's quite enjoyably sleazy and trolling of him. His revelation scenes though are only okay. I don't think he's bad at all, but despite having the most intense revelation he makes a far more muted impact than Oates and Wilson do in their similair scenes)

Louis Morgan said...


I think I'd still stay with a four for Hepburn.

Laurie - 3.5(She has some dynamite moments in her performance and I quite like her chemistry with Newman. Nevertheless her whole performance I feel does have a certain unneeded theatricality especially in her scenes with Scott. I feel her exit would have been more powerful if she became more resigned to it and less exploding towards it. Instead I feel the most moving part of that performance wise comes from Newman when he confronts Scott at the end.)


Franco Nero - (Alright let's see where do I begin. I have to assume that Robert Goulet's Lancelot, which was in a more comedic version of the musical, played the part as in a overwhelmingly charming yet boisterous sorta way. Well that's not how Franco Nero plays part. He plays him as the wacky foreign guy who happens to be really good with the sword. I suppose Nero is kinda hilarious in some scenes like when he's threatening men with death, but he's not suppose to funny in those scenes. On the other hand when he's suppose to be funny well heh.....he's not. Even though he must have struck up some real life chemistry with Redgrave there's really none to be found here. He's completely charmless and does not even know how to lip synch well)

Anonymous said...

Louis what are your top 10 Alfred Hitchcock performances from the films you've reviewed so far?

Louis Morgan said...

1. James Stewart - Vertigo
2. Joan Fontaine - Rebecca
3. Teresa Wright - Shadow of a Doubt
4. Robert Walker - Strangers on a Train
5. Claude Rains - Notorious
6. Anthony Perkins - Psycho
7. Laurence Olivier - Rebecca
8. Tallulah Bankhead - Lifeboat
9. Joseph Cotten in - Shadow of a Doubt
10. Ray Milland - Dial M For Murder

Anonymous said...

If you don't mind could I have your thoughts on Wright and Bankhead?

Louis Morgan said...

Wright gives a wonderful dissection of her usual screen presence. She begins with a usual charming self as she's so wonderful in the brightness as the young Charlie only sees the best in the old one. She's extremely effective as she slowly loses this optimism and turns into a cynicism as the truth is revealed. Wright losing her sunny personality is truly striking to see.

Bankhead gives a traditionally scene stealing performance as she kinda gives a reverse of Wright's performance to be honest. Bankhead starts so cold and cool with her witty one liners dealt with the utmost efficiency. As the boat ride continues Bankhead is great as she slowly loses this callousness to reveal a greater sensitivity, and emotional poignancy.

RatedRStar said...

Louis: Ummm...

Louis Morgan said...

What is it?