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  • Maxwell Grey
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    #69097

    List your personal top 3 Oscar wins for “Best Actor.”

    Rank them from 1 to 3. One being worth 5 points. Two being worth 3 points. And, number three being worth 1 point.

    Here go mine:

    #1: Vito Corelone, played by Marlon Brando in “The Godfather”.
    #2: Hannibal Lecter, played by Anthony Hopkins in “The Silence Of The Lambs”.
    #3: Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump”.

    You can either post them here (on the thread) or send me a Private Message.

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    Scottferguson
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    #69099

    This category is full of good to very good actors (and many lesser ones) who mostly won for middle level performances.

    The three that stand out above the others for me, in no particular order, are Gene Hackman in The French Connection, Clark Gable in It Happened One Night, and Emil Jannings in The Last Command (The Way of All Flesh, the other film he won for, is permanently lost and never to be seen). 

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    Maxwell Grey
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    #69100

    ^ How did the film get lost? And would you at least try to rank them?

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    babypook
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    Hmmmm…actually, I think my preference runs along the “supporting” line, whether they were supporting or not.
    De Niro, Raging Bull
    Frederic March Dr.J/H
    H Bogart, AQ

    Gee, only 3? So many others that I loved.

    Btw love this quote of yours.

    “Its hard to accept the truth when the lies were actually what you wanted to hear.”

    Here’s another:
    “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”
    Saul Bellow

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    Miss Frost
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    #69102

    1.) Robert DeNiro, “Raging Bull”
    2.) Anthony Hopkins, “Hannibal Lector”
    3.) Tom Hanks, “Forrest Gump”

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    Maxwell Grey
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    Hmmmm…actually, I think my preference runs along the “supporting” line, whether they were supporting or not.
    De Niro, Raging Bull
    Frederic March Dr.J/H
    H Bogart, AQ

    Gee, only 3? So many others that I loved.

    Btw love this quote of yours.

    “Its hard to accept the truth when the lies were actually what you wanted to hear.”

    Here’s another:
    “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”
    Saul Bellow

    It really doesn’t matter if they were supporting or not, the only factor
    im counting is that they actually won and how you rank them.
     
    AND,
    thank you! I’m glad that you loved it. I also love the one you just
    posted. I had to read it like 5 times to actually understand the
    meaning. Thanks for sharing it

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    Scottferguson
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    ^ How did the film get lost? 

    Between 80-90 per cent of the feature films made in the US between 1915-1929 are permanently lost.  
    It is estimated that up to half the sound films made in the US made between 1927-1950 are permanently lost.

    Why?

    Film until 1949 was made in nitrate (both negatives and prints) which has a relatively short life span – that is, it disintegrates. It is also very flammable, so it was difficult and risky to store.

    When sound came, there was little interest in older silent films, so the studios for the most part let them dissolve except for a handful of classics. Even some of these have gone forever.

    In 1950, two things happened:  film transferred to safety stock, not permanent but better able to last, and TV came along, giving value to older films they previously didn’t have. Thus, post-1950, things are much better.

    Only a minute % of American film has ever made it to video, laser disc or DVD, despite the widespread belief that most films are readily available. They aren’t.

    The Way of All Flesh is the only top category Oscar winner to be lost. But several films that had nominations for best picture, director and acting are gone forever, so no one at this point is likely ever again to be able to say he or she has seen all the winners.               

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    marcelo
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    #69105

    1- Jack Nicholson in Cuckoo´s nest
    2- Anthony Hopkins in The silence of the lambs
    3- Daniel Day Lewis in There will be blood 

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    Pavel Romanov
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    #69106

    hmmm…

    1). F. March – The Best Years of Our Lives
    2). M. Schell – Judgement at Nuremberg 
    3). B. Lancaster – Elmer Gantry (this isn’t really a “great” performance as much as a “can’t stop watching – this is half trainwrect/half transcendant!” 

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    allabout oscars
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    #69107

    1. Daniel Day Lewis- There Will Be Blood
    2. William Hurt- Kiss of the Spider Woman
    3. Jack Nicholson- One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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    Malick
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    #69108

    1) Sidney Poitier – Lilies of the Field 1963
    2) Robert De Niro – Raging Bull 1980
    3) Gregory Peck – To Kill A Mockingbird 1962

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    tonorlo
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    #69109

    1. Marlon Brando, “On the Waterfront”

    2. Gregory Peck, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

    3. Robert Donat, “Goodbye, Mr. Chips”    

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    JulieF
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    #69110

    #1) Marlon Brando, The Godfather
    #2) Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    #3) Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront
    (Brando may have swept my picks had he won for Streetcar over Bogart.)

    honorable mention would be: Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote, Daniel Day Lewis for TWBB, and Dustin Hoffman for Rain Man

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    WaltEagle
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    #69111

    1. Alec Guinness, The Bridge on the River Kwai
    2. Peter Finch, Network
    3. Maximillian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg 

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    Kurt Dickey
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    1. Art Carney, Harry and Tonto.
    2. Fredric March, The Best Years of Our Lives.
    3. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood. 

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