Top Ten 1981

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

The standout work of the year was Paul Newman entering a very strong golden age with his terrific performance in one of Sydney Pollack’s sharpest films, Absence Of Malice. You know you’ve got a great role when you make us feel sympathy for you while you’re beating up Sally Field.

Honour Roll: Alan Alda, The Four Seasons; Gerard Depardieu, Le Choix Des Armes; Henry Fonda, On Golden Pond; Philippe Noiret, Coup De Torchon

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

Marsha Mason had a great run at the Oscars, four nominations in eight years, three of them for scripts by her then-husband Neil Simon (two for co-starring with James Caan). She was never more bewitching or sympathetic as she was in…

  • Reds

    1

  • Diva

    2

  • Man of Iron

    3

  • Coup de Torchon

    4

  • My Dinner with Andre

    5

  • Muddy River

    6

  • Absence of Malice

    7

  • Chariots of Fire

    8

  • Mur Murs

    9

  • Excalibur

    10