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Most understated Best Actor nominations of all time
Stephen Rea (The Crying Game)
Laurence Olivier (Rebecca)
Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront)
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Richard Farnsworth (The Straight Story)
Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies)
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    These are my choices for the most understated performances ever nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. Which of these is the most understated? And if you think someone should be here and win, who did I miss out?

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    Andrew Carden
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    Farnsworth is AMAZING.

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    Andrew D
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    oldman … was so boring

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    CitizenBlake
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    oldman … was so boring

    Lol you say that about everything. I get the performance was too subtle but it wasn’t boring for me.

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    Suzanne Vale
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    Understated?

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    OnTheAisle
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    clift

    Clint Eastwood credits Montgomery Clift’s powerfully understated work in The Search as the go-to feature film performance that the two time Oscar winning director has most studied and believes most influences him as an actor.

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    keithw
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    Art Carney, Harry & Tonto

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    tonorlo
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    The first decade of Oscar winners is actually sprinkled with quite a few instances of solid underplaying. Look at Gable in “It Happened One Night.” The sort of perfectly proficient, disarmingly amiable work that’s easy to enjoy without once making you think he broke a sweat in giving that performance.

    Comparatively speaking (especially when compared to the other performances for which he was Oscar-nominated) Paul Muni’s Louis Pasteur is probably as close as he ever got to “subtlety” on celluloid.

    Nobody did “understated” (in a good way) like Spencer Tracy, and Tracy rode the Understated Express to the tune of his second Academy Award, as Father Flanagan.

    Both of Gary Cooper’s wins (and in each of those years, he was up against guys snorting brimstone) should certainly qualify for Hall of Fame Restraint. (Frankly, so should 98% of the rest of his career.)

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