These are my Best Actor nominees for 1980. Feel free to vote for your pick.
I vote for O’Toole. Amazing performance.
Robert DeNiro for Raging Bull
Robert Duvall for The Great Santini
Timothy Hutton for Ordinary People winner
Jack Nicholson for The Shining
Peter O’Toole for The Stunt Man
Voted for Sutherland but yeah, Hutton. Hurt is incredible too, though, and Duvall is in very underrated form here.
Nicholson for sure but of the nominees, Hurt is my pick. DeNiro a close second. I also think Duvall is supremely underrated here. I still haven’t seen The Stunt Man or Tribute but dying to. Would also add Leslie Nealson in Airplane!
Ah Donald. I’d love to see this terrific thespian get an Oscar; or even, an Oscar nom. It wouldn’t be a problem for me erasing Duvall and placing Donald here.
Gotta go with De Niro. One for the ages.
It has to be Robert De Niro for Raging Bull. No contest.
Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
John Hurt, The Elephant Man
Tatsuya Nakadai, Kagemusha
Donald Sutherland, Ordinary People
Timothy Hutton, Ordinary People
Jack Thompson, Breaker Morant
Edward Woodward, Breaker Morant
Anthony Hopkins, The Elephant Man
Jack Nicholson, The Shining
George C. Scott, Changeling
Ugh, I really want to nominate both guys from Breaker Morant too, but there’s just not enough room.