Top 20 Performances of 1972by Aunt-Peg | created - 31 Aug 2011 | updated - 31 Aug 2011 | Public
These are my top 20 performances listed in order for each category (lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor & supporting actress)
1. Scott Antony
Actor | Cheri
in Savage Messiah (best performance by an acting in a lead role 1972)
2. Michael York
Actor | Logan's Run
Michael York was born in Fulmer, England, 27 March 1942. He performed on stage with the National Youth Theatre in London's East End and on international tour. Other early acting experience came through the Oxford University Dramatic Society (he graduated Oxford 1964), the Dundee Repertory, and ...
in Cabaret (2nd choice)
3. Rutger Hauer
Actor | Blade Runner
Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is the son of Teunke (Mellema) and ...
in Turkish Delight (3rd choice)
Actor | Apocalypse Now
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...
in The Godfather (4th choice)
5. Yaphet Kotto
Actor | Alien
Yaphet Kotto was born on November 15, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Yaphet Frederick Kotto. He is an actor and writer, known for Alien (1979), Midnight Run (1988) and Live and Let Die (1973). He has been married to Tessie Sinahon since July 12, 1998. He was previously married to ...
in Bone (5th choice)
Soundtrack | Cabaret
Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime (1949). Her ...
in Cabaret (best performance by an actress in a lead role 1972)
Actress | The Importance of Being Earnest
Dame Dorothy Tutin's esteemed company of peers included other remarkable dames, including Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Unlike these others, Dorothy had limited screen time over the years and would develop the respect but not the stardom afforded the other two outside the realm of the theatre. ...
in Savage Messiah (2nd choice)
8. Sylvia Miles
Actress | Midnight Cowboy
Sylvia Miles was born on September 9, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Wall Street (1987) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). She was previously married to Ted Brown, Gerald Price and William Miles.
in Heat (3rd choice)
Actress | Romeo
Monique van de Ven was born on July 28, 1952 in Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands as Monica Maria Theresia van de Ven. She is an actress and director, known for Romeo (1990), De schorpioen (1984) and Ademloos (1982). She has been married to Edwin de Vries since 1991. They have two children. She ...
in Turkish Delight (4th choice)
10. Joanne Woodward
Actress | The Three Faces of Eve
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a ...
in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (5th choice)
11. Al Pacino
Actor | Serpico
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.
Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an ...
in The Godfather (best performance by an actor in a supporting role 1972)
12. Lou Jacobi
Actor | Irma la Douce
Lou Jacobi was born on December 28, 1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Louis Harold Jacobovitch. He was an actor, known for Irma la Douce (1963), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) and I.Q. (1994). He was married to Ruth Ludwin. He died on October 23, ...
in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask (2nd choice)
13. Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.
Wilder caught his first big break ...
in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask (3rd choice)
14. Robert Duvall
Actor | The Apostle
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a ...
in The Godfather (4th choice)
15. Helmut Griem
Actor | Cabaret
Helmut Griem was born on April 6, 1932 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), The Damned (1969) and Fabrik der Offiziere (1960). He died on November 19, 2004 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
in Cabaret (5th choice)
16. Pat Ast
Actress | Reform School Girls
Pat was a native New Yorker who worked as a receptionist and clerk in a box factory. She met Andy Warhol later and starred in his film "Heat" with Joe Dallesandro and Sylvia Miles. Later she met a fashion designer, Roy Halston and worked in his Madison Avenue store. From there, she decided to move ...
in Heat (best performance by an actress in a supporting role 1972)
17. Andrea Feldman
Actress | Heat
Andrea Feldman was a performer in several of Andy Warhol's films, most prominently in the film "Heat" as Sylvia Miles's daughter. She was notable for her screechy voice and hysterical performance style, and she often played out-of-control characters unable to cope with their circumstances.
in Heat (2nd choice)
18. Eileen Heckart
Actress | The Bad Seed
Versatile, award-winning character actress Eileen Heckart, with the lean, horsey face and assured, fervent gait, was born Anna Eileen Stark on March 29, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio. An only child, she lived with her mother after her parents separated at age 2. Her childhood was an acutely unhappy one. ...
in Butterflies are Free (3rd choice)
19. Tonny Huurdeman
Actress | Turks fruit
Tonny Huurdeman was born on July 9, 1922 in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. She was an actress, known for Turkish Delight (1973), De blanke slavin (1969) and Klatergoud (1971). She died on October 16, 1991.
in Turkish Delight (4th choice)
20. Shelley Winters
Actress | The Poseidon Adventure
Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose (Winter), was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. Her father moved ...
in The Poseidon Adventure (5th choice)