Top Ten 1962

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

It’s not easy to carry an entire film as a newcomer, even with as strong a director as David Lean behind you, and to carry a mammoth four hour film about men shouting politics in the desert is an even greater feat. Peter O’Toole emerged as an instant star in Lawrence of Arabia and, as Noel Coward said, if he was any prettier they would have had to call it Florence Of Arabia. He was nominated, didn’t win and it spelled trouble: he would go on to be Oscar’s Susan Lucci, nominated 8 times without ever taking home the gold until the Academy finally handed him an Honorary Oscar in 2002.

Honour Roll: Vittorio Gassman, Il Sorpasso;…

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    1

  • Harakiri

    2

  • Jules and Jim

    3

  • The Exterminating Angel

    4

  • The Mad Fox

    5

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    6

  • L'Eclisse

    7

  • Advise & Consent

    8

  • Electra

    9

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    10