Friday, 26 August 2011

Best Actor 1966

Well here it is, finally the last year of my Best Actor reviews (well until this year's nominees anyway).

And the Nominees Were:

Michael Caine in Alfie

Richard Burton in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Paul Scofield in A Man for All Seasons

Steve McQueen in The Sand Pebbles 

Alan Arkin in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming


RatedRStar said...

Burtons finest hour, and Mcqueens a legend an all but the Sand Pebbles is an awful film.


RatedRStar said...

being a brit however I like Caine just as much,, Burton or Caine

Anonymous said...

Wow, is it already the end? It's hard to believe it'll be over soon.

moviefilm said...

I have only seen Burton, but he was great! Your choice is gonna look like this:

1) Richard Burton
2) Paul Scofield
3) Steve McQueen
4) Michael Caine
5) Alan Arkin

Anonymous said...

Burton has to win this!! He was perfect! I think you'll like Scofield and hate McQueen. I can't believe this is over, but we'll still have the supporting years in the future!!!

dinasztie said...

Wow, this is the end. I'm shocked.

For me it's Burton but Caine is very close.


Anonymous said...

I think Burton will win but Scofield has become way underrated in A Man For All Seasons

Fritz said...

Congratulations on going so far!!!

Scoefield was great but this was Burton's Oscar!

houndtang said...

Scofield's was one of the best screen performances of all time, Burton was good too but Scofield should get it.

dshultz said...

I've seen Burton, Scofield, and Caine, and I'm going to go with Burton, because Scofield's performance, for me, anyways, lacked the sort of naturalism in his role that someone like Olivier could have brought to it. Burton, however, fits his role to a "t". Caine would be third for me, simply because I don't feel he did as much as the other two.

dshultz said...

And cheer up, guys, we've still a lot of Best Supporting Actor slots to go!

dshultz said...

And we still have "Deserving Performances"! Like Ray Liotta in Goodfellas, Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men, or Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence. Stick together and we'll be alright!

MovieNut14 said...

Had Burton won for any of his seven nominations, it should have been for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? without a doubt.

RatedRStar said...

The worlds gonna end if 1966 isnt completed lol =D

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats on you're last year. Big big big accomplishment. :)

I've only seen Scofield from this group, and he was quite good.

joe burns said...

Wow! Really?!!!! Oh my gosh, is it back to Best Supporting Actor or will try an actress year?

Anonymous said...

As good as Richard Burton is in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, I've always preferred Paul Scofield in A Man for all Seasons.
Would it be possible to declare a tie?


Louis Morgan said...

Wow that's a lot of comments, I certainly appreciate all of them.

Joe: I will return supporting.

Eddie: A tie is possible for me as I have given one in 56 for Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier.

Brandon said...

No contest: BURTON!

One of the top 5 best performances of all time -- for real.