Sunday, June 19, 2011

Best Actors Of 1917

Roscoe Arbuckle (The Roscoe Arbuckle Comedy Shorts)

Harry Carey (Straight Shooting and Bucking Broadway)

Charles Chaplin (The Chaplin Mutuals)

Elliott Dexter (A Romance Of The Redwoods)

Douglas Fairbanks (Wild and Woolly, Down To Earth and Reaching For The Moon)

William Farnum (A Tale Of Two Cities)


Douglas Fairbanks said...


I had a very good year in 1917, but so did my co-nominees. Chaplin and Carey were particularly effective, and entertaining.

Why, it's an honor just to be nominated! I'll be happy even if I don't win.


You'll note, of course, that that douchebag Chaney isn't nominated here. . . .

Mythical Monkey said...

1917 was a very good year for you, Doug -- David Bordwell called it a triumph -- but believe it or not, you get even better. I, of course, have no way of knowing how the Academy of Monkey Pictures Arts and Sciences will vote, but if I were a betting man, I'd say tune in for 1920, the year you single-handedly invent the super hero genre with The Mark of Zorro.

But of course that's just a wild guess ...