I'll say Fonda who should've won for The Wrong Man as well.
Fonda's great, but Vera Miles stayed with me even more, absolutely heartbreaking.
Additionally, James Stewart, Rear Window (I don't know how underrated this performance really is, but I rarely see people talk about it and I would consider it to be his best work, and that's saying a lot) and George Sanders, Foreign Correspondent.
Post by taranofprydain on Feb 14, 2017 21:41:40 GMT
Barbara Harris in Family Plot Barbara Leigh-Hunt in Frenzy Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, and Lila Kedrova in Torn Curtain Tippi Hedren and Louise Latham in Marnie Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, and Jessica Tandy in The Birds leo G. Carroll in North by Northwest Barbara Bel Geddes in Vertigo Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day in The Man Who Knew Too Much Jessie Royce Landis in To Catch a Thief Thelma Ritter in Rear Window Ray Milland in Dial M for Murder Montgomery Clift in I Confess Jane Wyman in Stage Fright Hume Cronyn in Shadow of a Doubt Cary Grant in Suspicion Carole Lombard in Mr. and Mrs. Smith Herbert Marshall in Foreign Correspondent
I think he's pretty terrific, in one of the finest performances in any Hitchcock film. He brings to the role a certain craftiness, a creeping delusional innocence... it's an unexpected and nuanced portrayal of a role that could've been played with thudding villainry by a lesser actor.
And the parallels btwn Walker's life and his character Bruno are quite similar in an extremely sad but fascinating way.
I think Joan Fontaine's Oscar-winning role in Suspicion is extremely underappreciated. I'd also submit Suzanne Pleshette in The Birds and Martin Balsam in Psycho as people who deserve more recognition than what they get.
The whole cast of The Trouble with Harry is underrated, IMO. Shirley Maclaine stands out, but even the Beave is a riot in that movie.
"I wanted to be a wife so that I could have been her real mother. I wanted to be a boy so that she could be in love with me. I wanted her to be my full sister instead of my half sister. I wanted her to be a slave so that I could set her free and make her rich."