Greatest Film Performances by Year (US/UK) 1960 - 1969

1969
  1. Dustin Hoffman - Midnight Cowboy
  2. Glenda Jackson - Women in Love
  3. Jon Voight - Midnight Cowboy
  4. Maggie Smith - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  5. Jane Fonda - They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  6. Peter O'Toole - Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  7. Geneviève Bujold - Anne of the Thousand Days
  8. Paul Newman - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  9. Richard Burton - Anne of the Thousand Days
10. Robert Redford - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
11. John Wayne - True Grit
12. Jack Nicholson - Easy Rider
13. William Holden - The Wild Bunch
14. Gig Young - They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
15. Goldie Hawn - Cactus Flower
16. Alan Arkin - Popi
17. Dyan Cannon - Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
18. Celia Johnson - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
19. Jean Simmons - The Happy Ending
20. Elliot Gould - Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

1968
  1. Peter O'Toole - The Lion in Winter
  2. Katharine Hepburn - The Lion In Winter
  3. Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl
  4. Henry Fonda - Once Upon a Time in the West
  5. Cliff Robertson - Charly
  6. Joanne Woodward - Rachel, Rachel
  7. Alan Arkin - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  8. Alan Bates - The Fixer
  9. Mia Farrow - Rosemary's Baby
10. Patricia Neal - The Subject Was Roses
11. Vanessa Redgrave - Isadora
12. Ron Moody - Oliver!
13. Ruth Gordon - Rosemary's Baby
14. Roddy McDowell - Planet of the Apes
15. Sandra Locke - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
16. Lynn Carley - Faces
17. Steve McQueen - Bullitt
18. Tony Curtis - The Boston Strangler
19. Douglas Rain - 2001: A Space Odyssey
20. Vincent Price - Witchfinder General

1967
  1. Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke
  2. Rod Steiger - In the Heat of the Night
  3. Sidney Poitier - In the Heat of the Night
  4. Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
  5. Anne Bancroft - The Graduate
  6. Katharine Hepburn - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  7. Faye Dunaway - Bonnie & Clyde
  8. Edith Evans - The Whisperers
  9. Warren Beatty - Bonnie & Clyde
10. Spencer Tracy - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
11. Gene Wilder - The Producers
12. Gene Hackman - Bonnie & Clyde
13. George Kennedy - Cool Hand Luke
14. Audrey Hepburn - Two for the Road
15. Zero Mostel - The Producers
16. Peter Finch - Far from the Madding Crowd
17. Lee Marvin - The Dirty Dozen
18. Carol Channing - Thoroughly Modern Millie
19. John Cassavetes - The Dirty Dozen
20. Sidney Poitier - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

1966
  1. Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  2. Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons
  3. Richard Burton - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  4. Michael Caine - Alfie
  5. Lynn Redgrave - Georgy Girl
  6. Walter Matthau - The Fortune Cookie
  7. Alan Arkin - The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming
  8. Vanessa Redgrave - Morgan!
  9. Sandy Dennis - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
10. Jack Lemmon - The Fortune Cookie
11. Robert Shaw - A Man for All Seasons
12. Steve McQueen - The Sand Pebbles
13. Natalie Wood - This Property Is Condemned
14. George Segal - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
15. James Mason - Georgy Girl
16. Vivien Merchant - Alfie
17. Mako - The Sand Pebbles
18. Wendy Hiller - A Man for All Seasons
19. Geraldine Page - You're a Big Boy Now
20. Max von Sydow - Hawaii

1965
  1. Julie Christie - Darling
  2. Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou
  3. Julie Andrews - The Sound of Music
  4. Samantha Eggar - The Collector
  5. Simone Signoret - Ship of Fools
  6. Omar Sharif - Doctor Zhivago
  7. Richard Burton - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  8. Julie Christie - Doctor Zhivago
  9. Sidney Poitier - A Patch of Blue
10. Oskar Werner - Ship of Fools
11. Elizabeth Hartman - A Patch of Blue
12. Frank Finlay - Othello
13. Tom Courtenay - Doctor Zhivago
14. Martin Balsam - A Thousand Clowns
15. Terence Stamp - The Collector
16. Shelley Winters - A Patch of Blue
17. Oskar Werner - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
18. Ruth Gordon - Inside Daisy Clover
19. Catherine Deneuve - Repulsion
20. Rod Steiger - Doctor Zhivago

1964
  1. Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
  2. Anthony Quinn - Zorba the Greek
  3. Peter O'Toole - Becket
  4. Audrey Hepburn - My Fair Lady
  5. Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  6. Richard Burton - Becket
  7. Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady
  8. Anne Bancroft - The Pumpkin Eater
  9. Sean Connery - Goldfinger
10. Kim Stanley - Séance on a Wet Afternoon
11. Ava Gardner - The Night of the Iguana
12. George C. Scott - Dr. Strangelove
13. Lila Kedrova - Zorba the Greek
14. Debbie Reynolds - The Unsinkable Molly Brown
15. Rod Steiger - The Pawnbroker
16. Peter Ustinov - Topkapi
17. Tony Randall - Seven Faces of Dr. Lao
18. Sterling Hayden - Dr. Strangelove
19. Melina Mercouri - Topkapi
20. Edith Evans - The Chalk Garden

1963
  1. Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field
  2. Paul Newman - Hud
  3. Albert Finney - Tom Jones
  4. Richard Harris - This Sporting Life
  5. Shirley MacLaine - Irma la Douce
  6. Melvin Douglas - Hud
  7. Natalie Wood - Love with the Proper Stranger
  8. Steve McQueen - The Great Escape
  9. Patricia Neal - Hud
10. Sean Connery - From Russia with Love
11. Rex Harrison - Cleopatra
12. Rachel Roberts - This Sporting Life
13. Stathis Giallelis - America America
14. Hugh Griffith - Tom Jones
15. Cary Grant - Charade
16. Peter Sellers - The Pink Panther
17. Dirk Bogarde - The Servant
18. Margaret Rutherford - The V.I.P.s
19. John Huston - The Cardinal
20. Jerry Lewis - The Nutty Professor

1962
  1. Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. Peter O'Toole - Lawrence of Arabia
  3. Anne Bancroft - The Miracle Worker
  4. Katharine Hepburn - Long Day's Journey into Night
  5. Bette Davis - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  6. Robert Mitchum - Cape Fear
  7. Burt Lancaster - Birdman of Alcatraz
  8. Jack Lemmon - Days of Wine and Roses
  9. Omar Sharif - Lawrence of Arabia
10. Frank Sinatra - The Manchurian Candidate
11. Leslie Caron - The L-Shaped Room
12. Lee Remick - Days of Wine and Roses
13. John Wayne - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
14. Alec Guinness - Lawrence of Arabia
15. Geraldine Page - Sweet Bird of Youth
16. Patty Duke - The Miracle Worker
17. Angela Lansbery - The Manchurian Candidate
18. Joan Crawford - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
19. James Mason - Lolita
20. Tom Courtenay - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

1961
  1. Paul Newman - The Hustler
  2. Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's
  3. Maximilian Schell - Judgment at Nuremberg
  4. Natalie Wood - Splendor in the Grass
  5. George C. Scott - The Hustler
  6. Spencer Tracy - Judgment at Nuremberg
  7. Geraldine Page - Summer and Smoke
  8. Jackie Gleason - The Hustler
  9. George Chakiris - West Side Story
10. Sidney Poitier - A Raisin in the Sun
11. Rita Moreno - West Side Story
12. Warren Beatty - Splendor in the Grass
13. Piper Laurie - The Hustler
14. Dirk Bogarde - Victim
15. Claudia McNeil - A Raisin in the Sun
16. Judy Garland - Judgment at Nuremberg
17. Shirley MacLaine - The Children's Hour
18. Montgomery Clift - Judgment at Nuremberg
19. Leslie Caron - Fanny
20. Clark Gable - The Misfits

1960
  1. Shirley MacLaine - The Apartment
  2. Jack Lemmon - The Apartment
  3. Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry
  4. Kirk Douglas - Spartacus
  5. Anthony Perkins - Psycho
  6. Elizabeth Taylor - BUtterfield 8
  7. Spencer Tracy - Inherit the Wind
  8. Laurence Olivier - Spartacus
  9. Greer Garson - Sunrise at Campobello
10. Fredric March - Inherit the Wind
11. Laurence Olivier - The Entertainer
12. Deborah Kerr - The Sundowners
13. Melina Mercouri - Never on Sunday
14. Trevor Howard - Sons and Lovers
15. Shirley Jones - Elmer Gantry
16. Sal Mineo - Exodus
16. Jean Simmons - Elmer Gantry
17. Janet Leigh - Psycho
18. Peter Ustinov - Spartacus
20. Fred MacMurray - The Apartment


Last Updated: 2019-07-07

Criteria: Film Performances are ranked based on initial and lasting acclaim, popular and cultural recognition, plus influence. In order to qualify for a list the performance has to come from a predominately English-language film produced or co-produced by American or British production companies.