I haven’t seen any of these so I don’t have a vote
Moore, by a country mile.
1. Steve Martin
2. Dudley Moore
3. Walter Matthau
4. Alan Alda
5. George Hamilton
I saw Arthur recently so Moore gets my vote though I really want to see Pennies From Heaven
Horrible, horrible year in this category
Dudley Moore was excellent and deservedly won for Arthur. Alan Alda was average in a very mediocre movie that was better when it was called Another Year. George Hamilton gives one of the worst performances in history in Zorro, The Gay Blade. Pennies from Heaven was a notable failure, and Steve Martin was completely miscast. I adore Walter Matthau, but First Monday in October was very mediocre.