BIL'S BEST ACTOR
He’s on top of the world, ma! James Cagney may have switched up the genres since his Oscar win for Yankee Doodle Dandy, but a life of crime was not too far behind. One of his very best performances was in one of the very best films of the decade, the deservedly memorialized White Heat, in which he indulges in a near-Bacchanalian crime spree that erupts in an orgasmic fury in the film’s incredible conclusion–a film so explosive that Madonna even wrote a song about it.
Honour Roll: Montgomery Clift, The Heiress; Kirk Douglas, Champion; Spencer Tracy, Adam’s Rib; John Wayne, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
BIL'S BEST ACTRESS
Hands down the greatest female performance of the…