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  • darthvader12
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    #10: Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman – Should Have Won: Denzel Washington, Malcolm X

    #9: James Stewart, The Philadelphia Story – Should Have Won: Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath

    #8: Tom Hanks, Philadelphia – Should Have Won: Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List

    #7: Robert Donat, Goodbye Mr. Chips – Should Have Won: Clark Gable, Gone With the Wind

    #6: Sean Penn, Mystic River – Should Have Won: Bill Murray, Lost In Translation

    #5: Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady – Should Have Won: Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    #4: John Wayne, True Grit – Should Have Won: Dustin Hoffman, Midnight Cowboy

    #3: Cliff Robertson, Charly – Should Have Won: Peter O’Toole, The Lion In Winter

    #2: Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful – Should Have Won: Edward Norton, American History X

    #1: Art Carney, Harry and Tonto – Should Have Won: Al Pacino, The Godfather: Part II

     

    Note: Feel free to write your Top 10 Worst Best Actor Winners.

    Plus, this is my personal opinion, so I do apologize if any of your favourites are on the list.

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    FilmGuy619
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    Don’t have a top 10, but here’s a few I’m not overly fond of:

    1. Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful (should’ve won: Anybody else)

    2. Sean Penn, Mystic River (should’ve won: Bill Murray, Lost in Translation)

    3. Eddie Redmayne, Theory of Everything  (should’ve won: Michael Keaton, Birdman)

    4. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (should’ve won: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook or Joaquin Phoenix, The Master)

    5. Tom Hanks, Philadelphia (should’ve won: Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List)

    6. Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man (should’ve won: Tom Hanks, Big)

    7. Geoffrey Rush, Shine (should’ve won: Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire)

     

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    Monty
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    Is Eddie Redmayne really that bad? I also want Michael Keaton to win last year but Eddie is a decent winner as well. Although I am not that convinced he totally became Stephen Hawking, I think he portrayed an ALS patient quite well.

    I don’t have a ranking but some of the worst winners are Robert Donat, Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Cliff Robertson, John Wayne, Art Carney, Al Pacino, Roberto Benigni. 

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    Mad Max Guitarist
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    Fully agree with Monty. While I also preferred Keaton than Redmayne that year, actually Eddie’s performance is quite powerful and I was thinking I don’t mind if he is going to win it. Sometimes I prefer a certain actor to win it rather than the eventual winner (ex. Oldman over Dujardin(2011), Freeman over Hanks(1994), Rourke over Penn(2008), Hanks over Crowe(2000), Firth over Bridges(2009)). But Dujardin, Hanks, Penn, Crowe, Bridges, and Redmayne just to name a few are actually great in those film that we can’t put them in the worst Best Actor winner list. The worst that deserved to be in the list are Carney, John Wayne, Bogart, Washington, Penn’s Mystic River, Hanks’s Philadelphia, Benigni

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (should’ve won: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook or Joaquin Phoenix, The Master)

    Day-Lewis only had two alternatives: Phoenix (who shot himself in the foot) and Washington (who only had nomination worthy heat). The other two nominees were weak tea. And had the Academy dropped any of them to include Hawkes I could buy someone else upsetting.

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    OnTheAisle
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    1. 1939 Robert Donat for Goodbye Mr. Chips over James Stewart for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    2. 1940 James Stewart for The Philadelphia Story over Henry Fonda for The Grapes of Wrath
    3. 1943 Paul Lukas for Watch on the Rhine over Humphrey Bogart for Casablanca
    4. 1951 Humphrey Bogart for The African Queen over Marlon Brando for A Streetcar Named Desire
    5. 1959 Charlton Heston for Ben Hur over Jack Lemmon for Some Like It Hot
    6. 1966 Paul Scofield for A Man for All Seasons over Richard Burton for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    7. 1968 Cliff Robertson for Charly over Peter O’Toole for The Lion in Winter
    8. 1973 Jack Lemmon for Save the Tiger over Al Pacino for Serpico
    9. 1974 Art Carney for Harry and Tonto over Al Pacino for The Godfather, Part II
    10. 1992 Al Pacino for Scent of a Woman over Denzel Washington for Malcolm X
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    Hunter Logan
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    Don’t have a top 10, but here’s a few I’m not overly fond of:

    1. Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful (should’ve won: Anybody else)

    2. Sean Penn, Mystic River (should’ve won: Bill Murray, Lost in Translation)

    3. Eddie Redmayne, Theory of Everything  (should’ve won: Michael Keaton, Birdman)

    4. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (should’ve won: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook or Joaquin Phoenix, The Master)

    5. Tom Hanks, Philadelphia (should’ve won: Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List)

    6. Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man (should’ve won: Tom Hanks, Big)

    7. Geoffrey Rush, Shine (should’ve won: Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire) 

    Bradley Cooper over Daniel Day-Lewis? Please. What an awful joke.
    And even if you wanted Keaton to win, how can you deny that Redmanye gave a great performance?
    Totally agree with Hanks/Neeson and Benigni/anybody else, though.  

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    FilmGuy619
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    [quote=”MattStClair”]

    Don’t have a top 10, but here’s a few I’m not overly fond of:

    1. Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful (should’ve won: Anybody else)

    2. Sean Penn, Mystic River (should’ve won: Bill Murray, Lost in Translation)

    3. Eddie Redmayne, Theory of Everything  (should’ve won: Michael Keaton, Birdman)

    4. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (should’ve won: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook or Joaquin Phoenix, The Master)

    5. Tom Hanks, Philadelphia (should’ve won: Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List)

    6. Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man (should’ve won: Tom Hanks, Big)

    7. Geoffrey Rush, Shine (should’ve won: Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire) 

    Bradley Cooper over Daniel Day-Lewis? Please. What an awful joke.
    And even if you wanted Keaton to win, how can you deny that Redmanye gave a great performance?
    Totally agree with Hanks/Neeson and Benigni/anybody else, though.  
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    I didn’t even think Redmayne gave that great of a performance. Impressive from a technical standpoint. Sure. But not much else.

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    M H
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    Should I assume people just haven’t seen Cat Ballou? Because Lee Marvin’s win is seriously embarrassing. 

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    Eddie was an excellent winner and much better than overrated Keaton. God that man has his stans for sure. And I just don’t get it. He’s really average as an actor. Thank God his shameless awards run didn’t continue with he forgettable performance in “Spotlight”.

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    #220747

    James Stewart winning when his co-star Cary Grant was far better is the worst.

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    Mitchell Plah
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    Eddie Redmayne, hands down.

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    Matthew McConaughey.

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    McConaughey is my chocie as well. Such a terrible film. And such a forgettable performance. Colin Firth’s boring turn is the next on the list. Then Sean Penn’s hammy performance in “Milk”.

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    Andrew Carden
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    1. Jamie Foxx, “Ray”
    2. Jose Ferrer, “Cyrano de Bergerac”
    3. Al Pacino, “Scent of a Woman”
    4. Lee Marvin, “Cat Ballou”
    5. Charlton Heston, “Ben Hur”
    6. Paul Newman, “The Color of Money”
    7. Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
    8. Jack Lemmon, “Save the Tiger”
    9. Cliff Robertson, “Charly”
    10. Rex Harrison, “My Fair Lady”
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