Always been intrigued by this year. Only seen Duvall’s performance, which I love. Was this a great time to honor, Finney, though? Caine? If Duvall had won for Apocalypse Now, would you still give it to him for this?
Never cared for any of these nominations…
If I was forced to chooose from these…
I would have to go with FINNEY
I always felt Jack Nicholson was the lead actor
in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.. he was my choice then
I’m tempted to go with Caine who I usually think is a terrible actor.
The rest leave me cold.
All great performances in terribly slow films (except for Educating Rita)…I’m going with Tom Courtneay barely over Michael Caine. Finney was very good, but since his character is so over the top, I feel an actor of his skill could have easily roared through it no problem…this is why he is last.