5. Lou Castel in Fists in the Pocket - Castel fails to become a Brandonian sociopath instead just comes off a general creep that leaves his character a very repetitive figure.
Best Scene: Seizure
4. Zbigniew Cybulski in The Saragossa Manuscript - Cybulski, this time not going for a James Dean cool, is an entertaining enough straight man for the truly mad film around him properly processing both the comical and horrifying events he witnesses.
Best Scene: First meeting the princesses.
3. Charlton Heston in Major Dundee - Heston grants his usual bravado and commanding presence that he subverts somewhat here in portraying perhaps a certain weakness and desperation that slowly reveals itself within the ego.
Best Scene: Recovering from his wound.
2. Jozef Kroner in The Shop on Main Street - Kroner gives a powerful portrayal that slowly reveals an average man for all his faults, but also his qualities through his relationship with a deaf Jewish shop owner facing persecution.
Best Scene: Waiting inside during the deportation.
1. Orson Welles in Chimes at Midnight - Welles gives one of the all time great Shakespearean performances through his complete embodiment of Sir John Falstaff in all his grandeur, and all his foolishness.