Saturday, 7 March 2015

Alternate Best Actor 1972

And the Nominees Were Not:

Burt Reynolds in Deliverance

Jon Voight in Deliverance

Robert Redford in The Candidate

Klaus Kinski in Aguirre, The Wrath of God

Max von Sydow in The New Land

37 comments:

luke higham said...

1. Kinski
2. Sydow
3. Voight
4. Redford
5. Reynolds

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1. Kinski (admittedly not that big on this one myself)
2. von Sydow
3. Voight
4. Redford
5. Reynolds

luke higham said...

Louis: Your Rating & Thoughts on Gene Hackman in The Poseidon Adventure and Michael York in Cabaret.

Michael Patison said...

1. Klaus Kinski (same opinion on this one as koook)
2. Max von Sydow
3. Jon Voight
4. Robert Redford
5. Burt Reynolds

luke higham said...

Louis: 56 Supporting is yet to be highlighted on the sidebar.

Psifonian said...

1. Klaus
2. Max
3. Jon
4. Burt
5. Bob

Matt Mustin said...

Louis, what in your opinion are some of the scariest scenes of all time?

Anonymous said...

1. Kinski
2. Von Sydow
3. Voight
4. Reynolds
5. Redford

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

1. Kinski
2. Von Sydow
3. Voight
4. Redford
5. Reynolds

Maciej said...

1. Kinski
2. Redford
3. Von Sydow
4. Voight
5. Reynolds

John Smith said...

1.Kinski
2.Sydow
3.Reynolds
4.Voigh
5.Redford

Thanks for picking Von Sydow as a suggestion, this is the first time one of my suggestions been taken and im feeling all warm and fuzzy inside (:

RatedRStar said...

1. Kinski
2. Sydow
3. Redford
4. Voight
5. Reynolds

JackiBoyz said...

1. Kinski
2. Redford
3. Von Sydow
4. Voight
5. Reynolds

Anonymous said...

Of course Von Sydow and Kinski are the better choices in the list but I'd assume Jack Nicholson in "The King of Marvin Gardens" will also be in the list rather than Voight, Reynolds or Redford. Doesn't anyone remember how great he was in that picture?

GM said...

1. Kinski
2. Sydow
3. Redford
4. Voight
5. Reynolds

RatedRStar said...

@Anonymous: Well thats where the bonus reviews come in =D if Louis hasnt seen it him when the rankings are made he always has a chance to get in when he comes back to 1972.

luke higham said...

Louis: What are your top ten animated sequences.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Random question but just wondering, what are everyone's thoughts (Louis included) on Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters, I felt quite sad reading an interview recently about him melancholically musing that he never got to be as overtly funny as the other 3 Ghostbusters, just wondering if anyone else thinks that he played the role perfectly, just want to give him a hug haha

RatedRStar said...

@Donald: Ye lol poor old Ernie does get the short end of the stick but I still thought he was good and likable lol, I guess he did the role about as well as anyone could have I suppose lol, he does have a purpose as well, as he is basically the straight man, as opposed to the sarcastic witty Murray, the excitable Aykroyd and the lovable nerd Ramis =D lol.

luke higham said...

Louis: Apart from Hepburn And Baxter, did you see any other female performances from 1956, that would receive a 4.5 or more from you.

Anonymous said...

Honestly I'd give Baxter a 3.5 at best for The Ten Commandments... She was okay at being both seductive and manipulative but she had some VERY overdone line-deliveries that don't quite work... Louis, what are your ratings and thoughts on Rita Moreno in The King and I?

John Smith said...

For bonus rounds:

Patric Wilson/Little Children
Patton Oswalt/Young Adult
Heath Ledger/Monster's Ball
Bill Murray/Broken Flowers
Willam.H.Macy/Edmond
Billy Bob Thornton/Bad Santa
Steve Martin/The Spanish Prisoner
Martin Scorces/Taxi Driver
Stellan Skaarsgard/Breaking The Wawes
Brad Pitt/The Assasination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Brad Pitt-Babel
River Phoenix-Stand By Me
Jason Patric-Your Friends And Neigbours
Ben Stiller-Your Friends And Neighbours
Owen Wilson/Midnight In Paris
Owen Wilson/The Minus Man
Duvall/Network
Johan Widerberg/All Things Fair
Jan Malmsjö/ Fanny And Alexander
Erland Josephson/Fanny And Alexander
Erland Josephson/Scenes From A Marriage
Denzel Washington/Philadelphia
Dwight Yoakam/Sling Blade
Paul Dano/There Will Be Blood

luke higham said...

John Smith: He won't be reviewing performances, that he's already seen.

Anonymous said...

@John Smith: I don't think he will do performances that he has already seen and ranked because, well we already knows what he thinks of them, you could ask him what he thinks of many of these films.

luke higham said...

John Smith: All apart from these performances, you can suggest/recommend for the bonus rounds.

Patrick Wilson - Little Children
Heath Ledger - Monster's Ball
Brad Pitt - The Assasination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford - He's been requested already for '07 Lead
Brad Pitt-Babel
River Phoenix-Stand By Me
Owen Wilson - Midnight In Paris
Duvall - Network - Might be reviewed for 76 Supporting
Denzel Washington - Philadelphia
Dwight Yoakam - Sling Blade
Paul Dano - There Will Be Blood - Might be reviewed for 07 Supporting

luke higham said...

John Smith: And Martin Scorcese in Taxi Driver.

luke higham said...

John Smith:
Wilson's a 3 or 3.5
Ledger's a 3.5
Pitt's a 3.5
Phoenix is a 4
Wilson's a 3
Washington's a 2
Yoakam's a 3.5

moviefilm said...

1) Klaus Kinski
2) Max von Sydow
3) Jon Voight
4) Robert Redford
5) Burt Reynolds

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Ratings and thoughts on Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Smashed and Julie Harris in East of Eden?

Michael McCarthy said...

1. Klaus Kinski (Liked the film, loved the performance)
2. Robert Redford
3. Jon Voight
4. Max von Sydow
5. Burt Reynolds (I really liked him but I'd definitely put him in supporting.)

Lezlie said...

1. Klaus Kinski
2. Robert Redford
3. Max von Sydow
4. Jon Voight
5. Burt Reynolds

John Smith said...

Why did i you cange your first place from Jack to Brody.

Anonymous said...

Louis, I'd like to ask you: is Audrey Hepburn still a 3.5 for her performance in Breakfast at Tiffany's? I just love her performance and I'd personally give her a 5... I think she does a great job in being her usual charming self but this time in a way that's also kind of repulsive because she always shows Holly's unwilling to get close to someone, always trying to protect herself from any kind of feeling. I love how she seems to be careless because Holly would like to be that way, but always showing the sensitivity that she so much tries to ignore - the scene when she meets her ex-husband, the scene when she finds out that her brother, the last connection she had to her former life, is dead or the final scene when she realizes that maybe the life she wants is not the best, they all are masterclass of acting. I think it's a magical performance.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Hackman - 4(Hackman really gives it his all and it would be easy enough to go down the route of particularly cheesy disaster movie style of acting, which co-star Ernest Borgnine decides to do for the first half of his performance. Hackman though delivers in giving the passion to his rather repetitive speeches, and manages to bring the needed gravity to the story)

York - 4(The writer is purposefully a meek role since he kinda reacts through the story and when he does do something it's often in a retiring sort of way. York though does nicely within the limits of his performance creating an interesting enough charm within the limits, even if he is overshadowed by Minnelli's more emotional performance. He does work in kinda facilitating her more flamboyant performance, and does well enough as the reserved almost deadpan foil. A funny thing though is I'd actually say his best chemistry is with Helmut Griem although I'd say that was intentionally so, but they create their unique mostly unsaid relationship rather well.)

Off the top of my head some great animated sequences:

The Great Owl - The Secret of NIMH
Monstro - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Whale - Pinocchio
The Forest Fire - Bambi
Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

No other 4.5's at the moment.

Baxter's 4.5 was before I re-watched The Ten Commandments, but she stood up for me on re-watch. A few of her deliveries might have been a bit overt but the strength of her best moments made up for them.


Matt:

To Name a Few.

Dallas in the air vents - Alien
Ben Gardner's boat - Jaws
Bathtub - Diaboliques
Man behind Winkies - Mulholland Drive
Introduction to the Mystery Man - Lost Highway
Pleasure Island - Pinocchio
The Stairwell - Psycho (I think more effective now simply because it has been less referenced than the shower)
The Execution - 10 Rillington Place
Peter Quint in the window - The Innocents

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

Hudson did get less to do but I agree with RatedRStar that he still added something to the group dynamic.

John Smith:

They were already on an even keel but over time Brody's work stood out a little more for me.

Robert:

Winstead - 4(The film probably is a little too unassuming for its own good. I did like Winstead's performance though which was that of the day to day functioning alcoholic. Although I don't think the film came up for rather inspired events for her to go through Winstead managed to elevate the little there was to something believable and created a fairly interesting portrayal of someone who's always taken excessive drinking for granted.)

Harris - 3.5(I like her performance here just fine as I thought her own somewhat off-beat prescence is fitting to Dean's performance. I don't feel she makes that much of an impact in the whole scheme of things, but certainly adds something to the film)

Anonymous:

I haven't re-watched it, or even thought much of it.

luke higham said...

Louis: Can I Have Your Ratings On
Cate Blanchett:
Bandits
LOTR and Hobbit Films
The Talented Mr Ripley
Babel
Indiana Jones: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Hanna
Marion Cotillard:
Contagion
Sandra Bullock:
Speed
Crash
Jacki Weaver:
Silver Linings Playbook
Parkland
Emily Watson:
Punch-Drunk Love
The Book Thief
Kate Winslet:
Sense And Sensibility
Iris
Uma Thurman:
3+, apart from Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill Vol's 1 & 2
Miranda Richardson:
3+, apart from Spider
Gwyneth Paltrow
3+, apart from The Royal Tenenbaums

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Okay, did anyone other than me and Matt watch Better Call Saul tonight? Because Jonathon Banks somehow managed to top his already perfect work in Breaking Bad.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Cate Blanchett:
Bandits - 4
Lotr - 3
The Talented Mr Ripley - 3.5
Indiana Jones: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull - 2
Hanna - 3.5

Marion Cotillard:
Contagion - 3

Sandra Bullock:
Speed - 3
Crash - 2

Jacki Weaver:
Silver Linings Playbook - 2.5
Parkland - 3.5

Emily Watson:
Punch-Drunk Love - 4.5
The Book Thief - 3

Kate Winslet:
Sense And Sensibility - 4.5
Iris - 2

Uma Thurman:

Les Miserables - 4
Dangerous Liaisons - 4

Miranda Richardson:

The Crying Game - 4.5
The Apostle - 3.5
Sleepy Hollow - 3.5

Gwyneth Paltrow

Hard Eight - 4
The Talented Mr. Ripley - 3.5

Robert:

He was amazing.