Alternate Oscars (Danny Peary) - Best Actor

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These are the movies with performances that film critic Danny Peary picked as his “best actor” choices from 1927-28 to 1991 in his book “Alternate Oscars” from 1993. Note that Peary selected two “best actors” for 1951.

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    The Circus

    1928, in 7 top lists Check
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    Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    1928, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Big House

    1930, in 2 top lists Check
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    Little Caesar

    1931, in 9 top lists Check
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    Scarface

    1932, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Private Life of Henry VIII.

    1933, in 4 top lists Check
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    Twentieth Century

    1934, in 7 top lists Check
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    Man on the Flying Trapeze

    1935 — a.k.a. The Memory Expert, in 0 top lists Check
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    Modern Times

    1936, in 28 top lists Check
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    The Awful Truth

    1937, in 14 top lists Check
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    Angels with Dirty Faces

    1938, in 5 top lists Check
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    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    1939, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
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    Ball of Fire

    1941 — a.k.a. The Professor and the Burlesque Queen, in 5 top lists Check
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    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    1942, in 12 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 35 top lists Check
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    Gaslight

    1944 — a.k.a. Murder in Thornton Square, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Body Snatcher

    1945, in 2 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 28 top lists Check
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    Monsieur Verdoux

    1947, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Red Shoes

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
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    Champion

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    Father of the Bride

    1950, in 4 top lists Check
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    Scrooge

    1951 — a.k.a. A Christmas Carol, in 2 top lists Check
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    Strangers on a Train

    1951, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Quiet Man

    1952, in 15 top lists Check
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    From Here to Eternity

    1953, in 12 top lists Check
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    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 32 top lists Check
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    Rebel Without a Cause

    1955, in 16 top lists Check
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    Richard III

    1955, in 5 top lists Check
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    A Face in the Crowd

    1957, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Horse's Mouth

    1958, in 2 top lists Check
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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 31 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    The Hustler

    1961, in 14 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
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    The Nutty Professor

    1963, in 9 top lists Check
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Hill

    1965, in 2 top lists Check
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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    1966, in 16 top lists Check
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    Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight)

    1965 — a.k.a. Chimes at Midnight, in 11 top lists Check
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    Bullitt

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
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    Midnight Cowboy

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    Five Easy Pieces

    1970, in 13 top lists Check
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    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
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    Play It Again, Sam

    1972 — a.k.a. Aspirins for Three, in 2 top lists Check
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    Ultimo tango a Parigi

    1972 — a.k.a. Last Tango in Paris, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Conversation

    1974, in 20 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
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