Best Actor Collection (1928)
|In this five disc collection, 20th Century Fox has brought together five films celebrating the art of acting. Featuring spectacular leading man performances, the Best Actor Collection includes the films WALL STREET, PATTON, HARRY & TONTO, THE KING AND I, and IN OLD ARIZONA!|
WALL STREET: In this riveting behind-the-scenes look at big business in the 1980's, an ambitious young stockbroker (Charlie Sheen) is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas in his Oscar winning performance). But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that's too high to pay. Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen co-star in Oliver Stone's gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong.
PATTON: This spectacular tribute to one of the most extraordinary figures of World War II, General George S. Patton, Jr., won seven 1970 Academy Awards. George C. Scott's unflinching portrayal of the controversial military leader shows him as he was: beloved and despised, charismatic and confrontational. General Patton was a brilliant strategist, a pious man who swore up a storm - and his skills led the United States into the most famous and pivotal battles of the war in Europe.
HARRY & TONTO: Art Carney won a Best Actor Oscar for his moving performance in this poignant comedy that proves it's never too late to live. When Harry Golden's New York apartment faces demolition, he and his cat Tonto set out for Los Angeles to live with Harry's three grown children. But Harry quickly discovers he'd be happier just about anywhere else. So once more, Harry and Tonto hit the road - except this time their only plan is to have an adventure they'll never forget. With it's outstanding cast including Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman and Chief Dan George, this classic is one you'll want to watch for years to come.
THE KING AND I: This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award winning performance, an inforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.
IN OLD ARIZONA: Cisco Kid is a tough but charming bandit who always manages to stay one step ahead of the law. That is until a determined sheriff enlists Kid's girlfriend in a clever scheme to disarm him. But with one more trick up his sleeve, The Kid may just have the last laugh. Warner Baxter's unforgettable performance as the legendary Cisco Kid earned him the 1929 Oscar for Best Actor.
"[King] Classic performances, classic score, the best Rodgers & Hammerstein screen adaptation. Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"[Wall] ...[Sheen's] perfect as a greenhorn yuppie playing with the big guns. But the performance medal has to go to Douglas. Desson Howe, Washington Post
"[Arizona] ...the first sound western film as well as the first sound film done out-of-doors. Gary W. Tooze, DVD Beaver
"[Patton] ...[an] intelligently written, finely wrought biographical war drama. Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"[Harry] A bona finde classic, and a rare road movie that features a cat as the wheel-man. Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"[Arizona] ...an interesting viewing experience...[and] historically significant Oscar-winner. Stuart Galbraith, IV, DVD Talk
"[King] ...features Yul Brynner in the role he was born to play... The Motion Picture Guide
"[Harry] ...a pleasant film...Carney is excellent... Variety
"[Patton] One of the most superlative American films. Wall Street Journal
|George C. Scott|
|Golden Globe, Michael Douglas, [Wall] Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|
|Oscar, Michael Douglas, [Wall] Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe, Art Carney, [Harry] Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy|
|Oscar, Art Carney, [Harry] Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe, George C. Scott, [Patton] Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama|
|Oscar, George C. Scott, [Patton] Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|Oscar, Yul Brynner, [King] Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|Oscar, Warner Baxter, [Arizona] Best Actor in a Leading Role|