Post by themoviesinner on Aug 27, 2020 16:21:45 GMT
Gian Maria Volonte.
He gave three GOAT tier performances in back to back years with Investgation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion, The Working Class Goes To Heaven and The Mattei Affair and also has some other pretty fantastic work, most notably in Christ Stopped At Eboli, Letters From Marusia and Operation Ogre.
As I said in the 90s poll, I had watched most of Pacino's 90s movies and loved him through them before I came to see his 70s crazy streak! But the fact is, in the 70s Hollywood Al was the man!!! What he did back then was just insane!
De Niro is my second choice with Hoffman a close third. Then there is Jack and Hackman.
HM to Cazale and Brando, for his great comeback with GF, Apocalypse Now and Last Tango.
Peter Sellers Dustin Hoffman George C Scott Laurence Olivier Alan Bates
Roughly ranked. Lemme champion Falk though ~ nearly 50 feature-length Columbos, that's a lot, my favorite tv character ever, and somehow he found time to do other remarkable work too - several hilarious comedies The In Laws, Murder by Death ("I want you to know I'll be waitin' for ya, baby"), etc, and a deeply felt rawness in the Cassavetes, A Woman Under the Influence, Husbands, and Mikey & Nicky which to me is an all-timer perf. Griffin and Phoenix isn't very good, but that's a romantic, charming, very sad perf too. There's one more thing - we can also count Machine Gun McCain for '70, and that's a classic gangster perf with an icy twist.