Poll Suggestion: Male Leading Roles from 70s Best Picture Winners

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To date, the 1970s is the only cinematic decade where each Best Picture Oscar-winning film was also nominated for Best Actor.

Which Oscar-nominated performance by an actor in a leading role from a 70s Best Picture is your personal favorite?

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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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Gitte Løyche

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Robert de Niro in The Deer Hunter. Great movie and great performance by him
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Jessica, Champion

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AL PACINO as Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II
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Rob Webster

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Pacino was so much better before he decided to shout all his lines
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He shouted in "Dog Day Afternoon", "... And Justice for All" or "Scarface" and those were among his best performances.

I don't think 'shouting' is the issue but the delivery, something weird in the way he started to talk, going into long monologues, monotonous or volcanic, emphasizing some words and stopping in the middle of a sentence, his eye and body language, there just came a moment where Pacino seemed to be the same in every movie, talking like that:

"Dya think I'm a....... d'ya think I'm a FOOOOL?"

I'm glad he could be offered a great role in "The Irishman", he had his Pacinesque moments, but he was great!
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I agree, I hated the Irishman, but it was the best I've seen of Pacino in decades.