Top Ten 1970


He would go on to achieve fame for his crafty voice and shit-eating grin, and like many of his generation would become a parody of himself in pay cheque movies in his later years. Did you know, though, that the best performance that Jack Nicholson ever gave was in a film that prevented him from relying on any of these traits? As the wandering drifter in Five Easy Pieces, he taps into an inner pain that sees him examining his own feelings of failure in a world that asks him to prove himself, a responsibility from which he quickly runs away.

Honour Roll: Melvyn Douglas, I Never Sang For My Father; Marcello Mastroianni, A Drama Of Jealousy; George C.…

There are no films in this list released in the 1940s.