Top Ten 1954

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

Despite the fact that he later made a joke of himself with his gargantuan size and, to put it lightly, erratic on-set behaviour, the legend of Marlon Brando did begin in the talents of a brilliant actor. A Streetcar Named Desiredeservedly made him famous, but his growling menace is too obvious in that one; I much prefer his aptly Oscar-winning work in On The Waterfront, where his titanic energies are used towards a blistering frustration rather than a resentful sexual appetite. The film still burns the screen up after so many years, and his gritty work is no small part of that.

Honour Roll: William Holden, The Bridges at Toko-Ri; Jack Lemmon,Phffft; James Mason, A Star Is…

  • Rear Window

    1

  • On the Waterfront

    2

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    3

  • Seven Samurai

    4

  • The Bridges at Toko-Ri

    5

  • La Strada

    6

  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

    7

  • Hobson's Choice

    8

  • A Star Is Born

    9

  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    10