Saturday, 28 March 2015

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1969

And the Nominees Were Not:

Gene Hackman in Downhill Racer

Helmut Berger in The Damned

Laurence Olivier in Oh! What a Lovely War

Ernest Borgnine in The Wild Bunch

Robert Ryan in The Wild Bunch

21 comments:

luke higham said...

Louis: Your rating & thoughts on Noel Coward in The Italian Job.

1. Hackman
2. Berger
3. Ryan
4. Borgnine
5. Olivier

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

1. Hackman
2. Ryan
3. Borgnine
4. Berger (I might well curse myself later on for putting him so low, it's quite a love it or hate it performance, I personally didn't think it worked at all but I may well be in the minority)
5. Olivier

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Also just wondering what you thought what was 'bad' about the endings to Midnight Cowboy, The Wild Bunch and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Don't take offence Louis, it's just that I've never seen them in that sort of way, I can see your point for say They Shoot Horses Don't They? and Z they kind of just end without much resolution haha.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEGYFg1WYQs

Here's a trailer for The Hireling (1973), Robert Shaw in a leading role what do you think Louis, any interest in seeing it for a possible 1973/1974 alternate :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW7JKnpsYLY

Also I just found Red Sun online, Bronson Mifune Alain Delon, can't get much cooler than that.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

What are your thoughts/ratings on the cast of Dracula (1990)

GM said...

1. Ryan
2. Borgnine
3. Hackman
4. Olivier
5. Berger

RatedRStar said...

I really didnt care for The Damned, it is interesting at first but it actually becomes quite dull.

1)Borgnine
2)Ryan
3)Hackman
4)Olivier
5)Berger

I am looking forward to seeing Ryan reviews for his best performance when you get to it. I should call myself Daniel Deke Thornton.

People need to see Billy Budd.

Maciej said...

1. Hackman
2. Olivier
3. Borgnine
4. Ryan
5. Berger

Michael Patison said...

1. Robert Ryan
2. Ernest Borgnine
3. Gene Hackman
4. Laurence Olivier
4. Helmut Berger

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1. Ryan
2. Borgnine
3. Hackman
4. Berger
5. Olivier

moviefilm said...

1) Gene Hackman
2) Robert Ryan
3) Laurence Olivier
4) Ernest Borgnine
5) Helmut Berger

luke higham said...

1. Hackman
2. Ryan
3. Olivier
4. Borgnine
5. Berger

JackiBoyz said...

1)Borgnine
2)Ryan
3)Hackman
4)Olivier
5)Berger

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Coward - 4(The film needed more of what he has to offer. He's just a hoot with his precise delivery of his sardonic one liners and his whole excessively proper demeanor is particularly enjoyable since he's a gangster. His walk of triumph his especially entertaining)

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

I did not mean bad in terms of quality, I meant as in things did not exactly turn out in a positive fashion for the characters. I actually really like most of those endings and I find Z's extreme turn in basically the last thirty seconds to be extremely effective in particular. 69 must have been a pretty pessimistic year though when James Bond isn't even allowed a happy ending.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

That makes sense. Really reflects the stratosphere across the globe at that time: pessimism, nihilism, paranoia.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Louis how close are the following actors to making your top 20:

Tom Courtenay
Paul Newman
Dennis Hopper
Sean Connery
Edward G. Robinson

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and ratings on the cast of spaceballs

John Smith said...

Louis, toughts and ratings on Howard Stern in Private Parts

John Smith said...

Don't give your toughts make it a bonus review later!

mcofra7 said...

1)Borgnine
2)Ryan
3)Hackman
4)Berger
5)Olivier

Louis Morgan said...

My responses will be shorter since my first was deleted.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

Haven't made an exact list but:

Tom Courtenay - (Up there at least since I've liked to loved all that I've seen from him)

Paul Newman - (Probably in it since he's often great, almost always charming and only had a few missteps never having a phase of badness)

Dennis Hopper - (Up there since I love a lot of his work and he gave my second favorite supporting performance of all time. He might of a had problem with always getting great projects but from what I've seen he usually still tried in those cases)

Sean Connery - (As much as I love some of his work his later Jack Nicholson like over indulgence gives me some pause)

Edward G. Robinson - (Up there as, perhaps I need to see more of him, but I've yet to see a bad performance from him. After all he brought his a-game to Soylent Green.)

Anonymous:

Pullman - 3(I don't mind much of his performance but I think he may have benefited from perhaps being more a deadpan straight man)

Candy - 3.5(Very endearing side kick and just a enjoyable presence as usual)

Brooks - 3.5(He does his Brooks routine twice here and in both instances it's funny)

Zuniga - 2.5(Her spoiled brat routine is never that funny, although really she's just fine anyways)

Rivers - 3(Does her usual shtick which works just fine here)

Moranis - 4(There's something already funny about Rick Moranis playing an imposing villain. What's best though is that he tries to menacing rather than playing it as nerdy. I particularly love his James Earl Jones impression)

Wyner - 4.5(The unsung hero of the film really as I find he acts as just the right sort of dead pan in the spaceballs scenes. His straight forward deliveries with the utmost conviction is really what makes many of his lines so funny)

Also John Hurt's cameo is perfection.

John Smith:

Haven't seen it anyway.