Top Ten 1953

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

Montgomery Clift had a gorgeous face and eyes that looked like they reflected the bottom of the sea; finding out that he had an intensely insecure personal life is no surprise considering that, on screen, he always seemed like he could never enjoy the moment. This intelligent vulnerability was never on better display than his performance in the year’s most acclaimed film From Here To Eternity, in which he plays the tortured soul next to Burt Lancaster’s more self-assured romantic hero. Sadly, it was a high point for Clift that resulted in his getting too sure of himself; he turned down many leading roles before being forced to go back to work four years in later in…

  • Tokyo Story

    1

  • The Wages of Fear

    2

  • Pickup on South Street

    3

  • I Vitelloni

    4

  • From Here to Eternity

    5

  • Ugetsu

    6

  • Él

    7

  • Roman Holiday

    8

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    9

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    10