Top Ten 1964

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

Richard Burton was tied with Peter O’Toole as the biggest Oscar loser (in the acting categories) until O’Toole’s eighth nomination in 2006. One of the many times he would well have deserved the award was for his dramatically satisfying and intense performance in Becket co-starring, coincidentally, O’Toole himself. It’s a terrific film about the hard realities of male friendship hidden behind what appears to be a bloated costume epic.

Honour Roll: Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady; Peter O’Toole, Becket; Rod Steiger, The Pawnbroker; Saro Urzi, Seduced And Abandoned

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

What I love to remember from this particular year, however, is the otherworldly kookiness of Kim Stanley and her unnerving performance in Seance On A Wet…

  • I Am Cuba

    1

  • Red Desert

    2

  • Marriage Italian Style

    3

  • Charulata

    4

  • Kwaidan

    5

  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon

    6

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    7

  • Mary Poppins

    8

  • Diary of a Chambermaid

    9

  • Becket

    10