Monday, 11 October 2010

Best Actor 1943

And the Nominees Were:

Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca

Walter Pidgeon in Madam Curie

Paul Lukas in Watch on The Rhine

Gary Cooper in For Whom the Bell Tolls

Mickey Rooney in The Human Comedy

So who do you pick, and who do you predict? The iconic bar owner involved with Nazis, the Anti-Nazi, the solider in the Spanish American War, the death messenger, or Pierre Curie?


Anonymous said...

Pfft, the only choice is the one I think who deserved it, Paul Lukas.

Louis Morgan said...

I feel I should apologize for not doing 2008 supporting since I said I would, I just won't be getting back to supporting for awhile because I find I enjoy doing lead far more.

augie6 said...

I've seen Madame Curie dozens of times because I showed it in my early Chemistry classes. I always loved Walter P's performance, but I have seen Paul Lucas' performance, too several times, and always thought he deserved his Oscar.

Fritz said...

Mmh, I have a feeling you won't go with the popular choice (Bogart) but rather with Lukas. This is one of my favorite Cooper-performances.

Brandon said...

I've seen "Casablanca", once, and I kind of didn't like it. It's solid and everything, but my God it was boring. It's one of those movies where you want to go into it and join the rest of the diehard fans then only to be underwhelmed by it.

Same goes for Bogart's performance. He dominates and everything, but he's one of the most emotionally withdrawn Golden Age actors I've seen. He's cool, but he didn't make me care much more about what was happening.

Who knows, maybe I'll really like it if I see it again...but the first time always leaves that impression...

dinasztie said...

Wow, this was a great year for Hungary. Paul Lukas, a Hungarian actor won and Michael Curtiz, the director of Casablanca. Paul Lukas is definitely not the most iconic Hungarian actor of that era, though.

joe burns said...

I'll predict Lucas or Bogart, seen Casablanca, but didn't love it that much.