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Best Male Performances - 1950s

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#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)
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#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)
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#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)
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#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)
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#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)
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#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)
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#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)
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#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)
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#11

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

#46

Stanley Banks in "Father of the Bride" (1950)
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#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)
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#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)
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#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)
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#21

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

#107

as Frank Flannagan in "Love in the Afternoon" (1957)
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#23

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

#131

as Ens. Frank Thurlowe Pulver in "Mister Roberts" (1955)
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#24

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

#63

as Major Angus Pollock in "Separate Tables" (1958)
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#26

as Brick Pollitt in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958)
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#27

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

#105

as Phil Davis in "White Christmas" (1954)
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#28

as Calvero in "Limelight" (1952)
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#29

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

#50

as Victor Marswell in "Mogambo" (1953)
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#30

as Col. Nicholson in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957)
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#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)
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Calvero's Partner in "Limelight" (1952)
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#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)
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#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)
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#41

as Holly Martins in "The Third Man" (1950)
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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)
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#47

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

#122

as Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951)
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#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)
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#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)
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#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)
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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)
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#59

as Harry Powell in "The Night of the Hunter" (1955)
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#72

as Asst. State Atty. Gen. Claude Dancer in "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959)
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#73

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

#106

as Nick Benko in "The Harder They Fall" (1956)
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#78

as Kikuchiyo in "The Seven Samurai" (1956)

#132

as Tajomaru in "Rashomon" (1950)
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#80

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

#119

as De Bois-Guilbert in "Ivanhoe" (1952)
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#85

as Shane in "Shane" (1953)
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#86

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

#92

as Zampano in "La Strada" (1954)

#121

as Eufemio Zapata in "Viva Zapata!" (1952)
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#87

as Noah Curry in "The Rainmaker" (1956)
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#90

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

#129

as Honore Lachaille in "Gigi" (1958)
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#93

as Tony Wendice in "Dial 'M' for Murder" (1954)
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Average listal rating (133 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

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as Capt. Morton in "Mister Roberts" (1955)
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#101

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

#136

as Denis Fallentin in "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956)
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#102

as Dick Avery in "Funny Face" (1957)
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#104

as Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman" (1951)
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#111

as Cosmo Brown in "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)
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#113

as Lt. Thomas Keefer in "The Caine Mutiny" (1954)
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#114

as Kanbe Shimada in "The Seven Samurai" (1956)
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#115

as Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr. in "Giant" (1956)
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#116

as Bruno Anthony in "Strangers on a Train" (1951)
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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: 5 years, 8 months ago at Oct 28 22:18
Marlon in the best
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Dec 6 5:37
What about the string of dark Westerns that James Stewart made with director Antony Mann in the 50's

Henry Fonda should also be noted for Fort Apache.

John Wayne Played Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke in "Rio Grande"

Robert Mitchum should be noted for Thunder Road.

Dennis Hopper was also in Rebel Without a Cause.

Marlon Brando in The Wild One.

Walter Matthau in King Creole.

Rod Steiger starred as "Al Capone" in 1959.

Paul Newman in "Somebody Up There Likes Me" , "The Left Handed Gun" , and "The Long, Hot Summer"(Where he met Joanne Woodward)


Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Dec 7 11:56
Yes, some of those are good performances, no doubt. They just didn't make the list. Some of those I have yet to see. Thanks for sharing!

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