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on 21 Oct 2009 05:00

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Best Male Performances - 1950s

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Average listal rating (437 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
1. James Stewart

#1

as Scottie Ferguson in "Vertigo" (1958)

#8

as LB 'Jeff' Jefferies in "Rear Window" (1954)

#13

as Elwood P. Dowd in "Harvey" (1950)

#25

as Paul Biegler in "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959)

#56

as Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh in "The Spirit of St. Louis" (1957)

#68

as Dr. Benjamin McKenna in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956)

#70

as Glenn Miller in "The Glenn Miller Story" (1953)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (201 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
2. Gene Kelly

#2

as Don Lockwood in "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)

#14

as Jerry Mulligan in "An American in Paris" (1951)

#42

as Barry Nichols in "Les Girls" (1957)

#69

as Joe D. Ross in "Summer Stock" (1950)

#94

as Tommy Albright in "Brigadoon" (1954)

#109

as Ted Riley in "It's Always Fair Weather" (1955)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (785 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
3. Marlon Brando

#3

as Terry Malloy in "On the Waterfront" (1954)

#15

as Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951)

#36

as Sky Masterson in "Guys and Dolls" (1955)

#71

as Mark Antony in "Julius Caesar" (1953)

#96

as Lt. Christian Diestl in "The Young Lions" (1958)

#118

as Emiliano Zapata in "Viva Zapata!" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (247 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
4. Henry Fonda

#4

as Juror #8 in "12 Angry Men" (1957)

#22

as Christopher 'Manny' Balestrero in "The Wrong Man" (1956)

#48

as Lt. JG Douglas A. Roberts in "Mister Roberts " (1955)

#82

as Pierre Bezukhov in "War and Peace" (1956)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (125 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
5. William Holden

#5

as Sgt. J.J. Sefton in "Stalag 17" (1953)

#9

as Joe Gills in "Sunset Boulevard" (1950)

#18

as Shears in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957)

#43

as Paul Verrall in "Born Yesterday" (1950)

#64

as Bernie Dodd in "The Country Girl" (1954)

#84

as David Larrabee in "Sabrina" (1954)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (406 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
6. Cary Grant

#6

as Roger O. Thornbill in "North By Northwest" (1959)

#32

as John Robie in "To Catch a Thief" (1955)

#95

as Dr. Barnaby Fulton in "Monkey Business" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
7. Bing Crosby

#7

as CK Dexter-Haven in "High Society" (1956)

#39

as Frank Elgin in "The Country Girl" (1954)

#57

as Bob Wallace in "White Christmas" (1954)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (396 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
8. Humphrey Bogart

#10

as Linus Larrabee in "Sabrina" (1954)

#17

as Charlie Allnut in "The African Queen" (1951)

#98

as Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny" (1954)

#120

as Harry Dawes in "The Barefoot Contessa" (1954)

#37

as Eddie Willis in "The Harder They Fall" (1956)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (141 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
9. Spencer Tracy

#11

as The Old Man/Narrator in "The Old Man and the Sea" (1958)

#46

Stanley Banks in "Father of the Bride" (1950)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (139 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
10. Burt Lancaster

#12

as Bill Starbuck, a.k.a. Bill Smith, Bill Harley, Tornad in "The Rainmaker" (1956)

#53

as Lt. Jim Bledsoe in "Run Silent, Run Deep" (1958)

#76

as Sidney Falco in "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957)

#88

as Sgt. Milton Warden in "From Here to Eternity" (1953)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (301 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
11. Gregory Peck

#16

as Joe Bradley in "Roman Holiday" (1953)

#19

as General Savage in "Twelve O'Clock High" (1950)

#31

as Cmdr. Dwight Lionel Towers, USS Sawfish in "On the Beach" (1959)

#67

as Captain Ahab in "Moby Dick" (1956)

#79

as Harry Street in "The Snows of Killimanjaro" (1952)

#97

as James McKay in "The Big Country" (1958)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (321 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
12. Frank Sinatra

#20

as Mike Connor in "High Society" (1956)

#40

as Dave Hirsch in "Some Came Running" (1958)

#44

as Pvt. Angelo Maggio in "From Here to Eternity" (1953)

#65

as Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls" (1955)

#81

as Tony Manetta in "A Hole in the Head" (1959)

#99

as Joey Evans in "Pal Joey" (1957)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (142 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
13. Gary Cooper

#21

as Marshal Will Kane in "High Noon" (1952)

#107

as Frank Flannagan in "Love in the Afternoon" (1957)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (270 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
14. Jack Lemmon

#23

as Jerry/Daphne in "Some Like it Hot" (1959)

#131

as Ens. Frank Thurlowe Pulver in "Mister Roberts" (1955)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
15. David Niven

#24

as Phileas Fogg in "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956)

#63

as Major Angus Pollock in "Separate Tables" (1958)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (458 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
16. Paul Newman

#26

as Brick Pollitt in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
17. Danny Kaye

#27

as Hans Christian Andersen in "Hans Christian Andersen" (1952)

#105

as Phil Davis in "White Christmas" (1954)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (629 ratings) 8.9  IMDB Rating
18. Charles Chaplin

#28

as Calvero in "Limelight" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (254 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
19. Clark Gable

#29

as Cmder. 'Rich' Richardson in "Run Silent, Run Deep" (1958)

#50

as Victor Marswell in "Mogambo" (1953)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (297 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
20. Alec Guinness

#30

as Col. Nicholson in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (444 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
21. James Dean

#33

as Jim Stark in "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955)

#74

as Cal Trask in "East of Eden" (1955)

#130

as Jett Rink in "Giant" (1956)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (210 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
22. Buster Keaton

#34

Calvero's Partner in "Limelight" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
23. Tony Curtis

#35

as Joe/Josephine in "Some Like it Hot" (1959)

#54

as John 'Joker' Jackson in "The Defiant Ones" (1958)

#91

as Sidney Falco in "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (347 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
24. Orson Welles

#38

as Harry Lime in "The Third Man" (1950)

#66

as Police Captain Hank Quinlan in "Touch of Evil" (1958)

#108

as Othello in "Othello" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (84 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
25. Joseph Cotten

#41

as Holly Martins in "The Third Man" (1950)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (104 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
26. Montgomery Clift

#45

as Noah Ackerman in "The Young Lions" (1958)

#58

as George Eastman in "A Place in the Sun" (1951)

#110

as Dr. Cukrowicz in "Suddenly, Last Summer" (1959)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (77 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
27. Karl Malden

#47

as Father Barry in "On the Waterfront" (1954)

#122

as Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (242 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
28. John Wayne

#49

as Sean Thornton in "The Quiet Man" (1952)

#61

as Ethan Edwards in "The Searchers" (1956)

#83

as Sheriff John T. Chance in "Rio Bravo" (1959)

#103

as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke in "Rio Bravo" (1950)

#135

as Sgt. John M. Stryker in "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1950)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (147 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
29. Sidney Poitier

#51

as Noah Cullen in "The Defiant Ones" (1958)

#75

as Gregory W. Miller in "Blackboard Jungle" (1955)

#124

as Porgy in "Porgy and Bess" (1959)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (203 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
30. Kirk Douglas

#52

as Vincent Van Gogh in "Lust for Life" (1956)

#60

as Jim Deakins in "The Big Sky" (1952)

#89

as Det. James McLeod in "Detective Story" (1951)

#126

as Jonathan Shields in "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (281 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
31. Charlton Heston

#55

as Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas in "Touch of Evil" (1958)

#77

as Judah Ben-Hur in "Ben-Hur" (1959)

#112

as Steve Leech in "The Big Country" (1958)

#133

as Moses/God (Voice) in "The Ten Commandments" (1956)

#139

as Brad Braden in "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (186 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
32. Robert Mitchum

#59

as Harry Powell in "The Night of the Hunter" (1955)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (126 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
33. George C. Scott

#72

as Asst. State Atty. Gen. Claude Dancer in "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
34. Rod Steiger

#73

as Charley 'The Gent' Malloy in "On the Waterfront" (1954)

#106

as Nick Benko in "The Harder They Fall" (1956)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (203 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
35. ToshirĂ´ Mifune

#78

as Kikuchiyo in "The Seven Samurai" (1956)

#132

as Tajomaru in "Rashomon" (1950)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
36. George Sanders

#80

as Addison DeWitt in "All About Eve" (1950)

#119

as De Bois-Guilbert in "Ivanhoe" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
37. Alan Ladd

#85

as Shane in "Shane" (1953)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (141 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
38. Anthony Quinn

#86

as Paul Gauguin in "Lust for Life" (1956)

#92

as Zampano in "La Strada" (1954)

#121

as Eufemio Zapata in "Viva Zapata!" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
39. Lloyd Bridges

#87

as Noah Curry in "The Rainmaker" (1956)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
40. Maurice Chevalier

#90

as Claude Chavasse in "Love in the Afternoon" (1957)

#129

as Honore Lachaille in "Gigi" (1958)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
41. Ray Milland

#93

as Tony Wendice in "Dial 'M' for Murder" (1954)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (123 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
42. James Cagney

100

as Capt. Morton in "Mister Roberts" (1955)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
43. Trevor Howard

#101

as Major Calloway in "The Third Man" (1950)

#136

as Denis Fallentin in "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (164 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
44. Fred Astaire

#102

as Dick Avery in "Funny Face" (1957)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
45. Fredric March

#104

as Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman" (1951)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
46. Donald O'Connor

#111

as Cosmo Brown in "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (44 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
47. Fred MacMurray

#113

as Lt. Thomas Keefer in "The Caine Mutiny" (1954)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (70 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
48. Takashi Shimura

#114

as Kanbe Shimada in "The Seven Samurai" (1956)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
49. Rock Hudson

#115

as Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr. in "Giant" (1956)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
50. Robert Walker

#116

as Bruno Anthony in "Strangers on a Train" (1951)
Stehako's rating:


 

Too many celebrated performances to contain within only 100; so here are the top 100 of the decade... and a few more worthy acts, for good measure.

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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Oct 28 22:18
Marlon in the best

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