Terrific year for this category, you had some all time great actors like Hackman, Nicholson, Hoffman, Pacino and Finney doing some of their best work. Carney was very good, I dont hate his win like most people but I do wish Hackman got nominated for his stunning and subtle work in The Conversation. Its close between Jack, Gene and Al, but I give the edge to Pacino for his best performance.
I think this is the year in which RICHARD DREYFUSS
gave a terrific performance in DUDDY KRAVITZ..
My favorite 5 for 1974 were..