I'm going with Olivia de Havilland myself here, with everyone else jockeying for a distant second ...
Glad to see something from you. I don't think anyone can be de Havilland nor should they. Prediction:1. Havilland2. Hayward3. Kerr4. Young5. Crain
Thanks Louis, it feels great to be back! :-) I hope that I might have an enthusiastic period before me where can write more and also start commenting again! :-)
Glad to see you again. :) I think Olivia will easily win. How did you get My Foolish Heart?
Not an excellent performance, but De Havilland should win:1. de Havilland2. Hayward3. Kerr4. Young5. CrainI'm glad you're back.Eddie
Yay for your return! I've only seen Crain and Young, and they are AWFUL and mediocre respectively. But I'm definitely interested in what you think.
It's a weak year, but de Havilland's performance is one of the best wins ever. Her character does a complete 180 and it's very believable. I've always enjoyed the ambiguity of the ending... will she find happiness or will she die a bitter spinster? The range of emotions she expresses when Montgomery Clift holds her near the end is incredible and any of her scenes with the wonderful Ralph Richardson are impressive. I think each of the 4 leads are fantastic, but de Havilland, Richardson and Hopkins each provide well rounded characters. The dialogue is sharp: "I can be very cruel. I have been taught... by masters." or Elizabeth:"Austin, no child could compete with this image you have of her mother." Austin " You're not entitled to say that. Only I know what I lost when she died and what I got in her place." I'm surprised this movie isn't as remembered as other lesser period pieces.
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