Sunday, June 6, 2010

My ranking of the Best Supporting Actor winners right now

I decided to share this one with you. I have plenty more to go (21 winners and I must re-watch Jim Broadbent's performance because I don't know where to put him) and I'm a bit embarassed, but here's how it looks like right now. It's a bit unusual I know, but this category offers way more surprising performances than one would imagine.
01. Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People
02. Melvyn Douglas in Hud
03. Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter
04. Martin Landau in Ed Wood
05. Joe Pesci in Goodfellas
06. Chris Cooper in Adaptation
07. Ben Johnson in The Last Picture Show
08. Thomas Mitchell in Stagecoach
09. Barry Fitzgerald in Going My Way
10. George Sanders in All about Eve
11. Karl Malden in A Streetcar Named Desire
12. Michael Caine in Hannah and her Sisters
13. James Dunn in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
14. Haing S. Ngor in The Killing Fields
15. Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects
16. Gig Young in They Shoot Horses Don’t They?
17. Jack Nicholson in Terms of Endearment
18. Joel Grey in Cabaret
19. Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda
20. Walter Matthau in The Fortune Cookie
21. Charles Coburn in The More the Merrier
22. John Mills in Ryan’s Daughter
23. Donald Crisp in How Green Was My Valley
24. Ed Begley in Sweet Bird of Youth
25. Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine
26. Jason Robards in Julia
27. George Burns in The Sunshine Boys
28. Jack Lemmon in Mister Roberts
29. Melvyn Douglas in Being There
30. Walter Huston in The Treasure of Sierra Madre
31. George Kennedy in Cool Hand Luke
32. Tim Robbins in Mystic River
33. Joseph Shildkraut in The Life of Emile Zola
34. Hugh Griffith in Ben-Hur
35. Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II
36. Peter Ustinov in Spartacus
37. Benicio Del Toro in Traffic
38. Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
39. Morgan Freeman in Million Dollar Baby
40. Gene Hackman in Unforgiven
41. Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men
42. Jason Robards in All the President’s Men
43. Denzel Washington in Glory
44. Louis Gossett Jr. in An Officer and a Gentleman
45. Michael Caine in The Cider House Rules
46. Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting
47. Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
48. Frank Sinatra in From Here to Eternity
49. Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive
50. Sean Connery in The Untouchables
51. George Chakiris in West Side Story
52. Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire

I'm waiting for the death threats. :-)


Fritz said...

Very intersting list and it's nice to see somebody concentrating on another category than Best Actress (although I am guilty of that myself :-) ).

dinasztie said...

To tell the truth it was my main goal to give attention to this often forgotten category. There are many interesting performances here.

Louis Morgan said...

Supporting actor is an interesting category which I hope to spend more time with in the future.

jack said...

i agree that michael caine is up there, especially in one of his earlier films. lately he seems to be a token actor to include some cinema royalty or someone from a different generation in blockbusters. that could be seen clearly in this summer's inception, i wrote about it here

Anonymous said...

I must digg your post so other folks are able to see it, really useful, I had a tough time finding the results searching on the web, thanks.

- Norman

Anonymous said...

I agree with some of them like Chris Cooper but Melvyn Douglas in Hud is too high in my opinion and Christoph Waltz is way too low. I still have to watch many more (it's the category I've seen less performances of overall).