Who Should Have Won the Best Actor Oscar for 1953?

Welcome to the Best Actor Polls for Book 3 of WHO Won?!? An Irreverent Look at the Oscars, covering the years 1953-1963!

“Hogan, nobody escapes from Stalag 13!”

Oh, wait, wrong Nazi prison camp comedy. We want the one with William Holden winning the Oscar because he didn’t get it for Sunset Blvd.:

From Here to Eternity had two nominees: Montgomery Clift and Burt Lancaster. Welcome to the sexy part of WWII:

Marlon Brando went all Shakespearean to prove he could actually pronounce words other than “Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!” with Julius Caesar:

And the final nomination went to Richard Burton and his overacting in The Robe:

And who did the Academy ignore?

Alan Ladd, in his iconic performance in Shane:

And finally, in his most romantically funny role, Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday:

If you would like to make other suggestions, please do so below in the comments!

As always, I have much more to say in my book: http://www.amazon.com/WHO-Won-Irreverent-Look-Oscars/dp/069232318X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

And now, please vote!

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