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BIL'S BEST ACTOR

My favourite performance of the year is watching the yet-again-lauded Peter O’Toole in my favourite of all his performances, as the English aristocrat who believes himself to be Jesus and is thought a madman in The Ruling Class. The joke is that when he gives up the Christlike personality and suddenly envisions himself Jack The Ripper, he goes completely undetected by the aristocrats around him. Peter Medak adapts the superb stage play to the screen with great results, with O’Toole giving the most delicious performance of his career.

Honour Roll:  Marlon Brando, The Godfather/Last Tango In Paris; Michael Caine, Sleuth; Charles Grodin, The Heartbreak Kid; Paul Winfield, Sounder

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

Some critics posited that Liza Minnelli‘s performance in Bob Fosse’s masterpiece…

There are 2 thrillers in this list.

  • Frenzy

    8

  • State of Siege

    10