2017 UMR Actor Movie Tournament

And the last man standing is Mr. James “Jimmy” Stewart…..our 2017 UMR Champion

The rules to qualify for the tournament: Actor had to star in at least 25 movie….and had to be ranked in the Top 64 when looking at the average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score.  The men’s Top Seeds are Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Tom Hanks and Gary Cooper.

The rules to advance to the next round:  The three four rounds are a best-of-three movie matchup.  The 4th round (the right to go to the Final Four) is a best-of-five matchup. The last two rounds (Final Four & Finals) are a best-of-seven. Using a random number generator each actor/actress’ movie is drawn from their Top 25 UMR rated movies.  The movie with the higher UMR score wins that matchup.  First one to either 2,3 or 4 wins moves to the next round. Movie can only be used once for the entire tournament….which is why 25 movies is the minimum to qualify for the tournament.  This continues until only one actor/actress is left.  For the first time…we have enough actresses to have their own tournament.

Round 6 – Championshop Matchup – Best 4 out of 7

Gary Cooper vs James Stewart – Set 1: Cooper’s #12 Vera Cruz (66.48 UMR score) falls to Stewart’s #10 The Greatest Show on Earth (69.28 UMR score) Set 2: Cooper’s #15 Unconquered (61.48 UMR score) falls to Stewart’s #6 You Can’t Take It with You (77.01 UMR score). Set 3: Cooper’s #8 Ball of Fire (70.21 UMR score) tops Stewart’s #14 Rose Marie (64.31 UMR score). Set 4: Cooper’s #18 Saratoga Trunk (59.60 UMR score) falls to Stewart’s #21 Strategic Air Command (60.23 UMR score) Set 5: Cooper’s #13 Meet John Doe (66.27 UMR score) tops Stewart’s #18 Ziegfeld Girl (61.53 UMR score). Set 6: Cooper’s #26 Cloak and Dagger (56.48 UMR score) falls to Stewart’s #11 Harvey (68.89 UMR score)  James Stewart wins 4-2 and takes the title.

Round 5 – Final Four – Best 4 out of 7

James Stewart vs William HoldenSet 1: Stewart’s #1 The Philadelphia Story (90.37 UMR score) tops Holden’s #18 Rachael and the Stranger (53.29 UMR score) Set 2: Stewart’s #23 The Far Country  (58.87 UMR score) falls to Holden’s #7 Stalag 17 (73.14 UMR score) Set 3: Stewart’s #15 Vertigo (63.80 UMR score) tops Holden’s #15 The Horse Soldiers (59.36 UMR score). Set 4: Stewart’s #9 The Glenn Miller Story  (69.93 UMR score) tops Holden’s #12 Dear Ruth (66.02 UMR score).  Set 5: Stewart’s #17 Broken Arrow (62.34 UMR score) tops Holden’s #16 The Wild Bunch (57.81 UMR score). James Stewart advances 4-1

Gary Cooper vs Burt LancasterSet 1: Cooper’s #23 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (57.19 UMR score) falls to Lancaster’s #11 Field of Dreams (63.19 UMR score) Set 2: Cooper’s #14 A Farewell To Arms (66.15 UMR score) tops Lancaster‘s #25 Run Silent Run Depp (52.69 UMR score). Set 3: Cooper’s #22 Garden of Evil (57.36 UMR score) falls to Lancaster’s #16 Brute Force (60.48 UMR score). Set 4: Cooper’s #11 Beau Geste (68.28 UMR score) tops Lancaster’s #24 The Train (53.16 UMR score) Set 5: Cooper’s #7 Friendly Persuasion (74.66 UMR score) tops Lancaster‘s #10 Separate Tables (63.76 UMR score). Set 6: Cooper’s #19 The Winning of Barbara Worth (58.88 UMR score) falls to Lancaster’s #13 Sorry, Wrong Number (62.75 UMR score) Set 7: Cooper’s #9 Morocco  (70.20 UMR score) tops Lancaster’s #9 Vera Cruz (66.996 UMR score) Gary Cooper advances 4-3

Round 4 – Elite 8 –  Best 3 out of 5  DeMille Brackett

#2 Cary Grant vs #5 William HoldenSet 1: Grant’s #7 She Done Him Wrong (69.65 UMR score) falls to Holden’s #1 Bridge on the River Kwai (83.50 UMR score) Set 2: Grant’s #4 The Bishop’s Wife (72.67 UMR score) tops Holden’s #13 The World of Suzie Wong (63.20 UMR score). Set 3: Grant’s #19 An Affair To Remember (62.52 UMR score) falls to Holden’s #5 Sabrina (74.61 UMR score) Set 4: Grant’s #8 Charade (69.38 UMR score) falls to Holden’s #3 Sunset Blvd (74.61 UMR score) William Holden advances 3-1

Round 4 – Elite 8 –  Best 3 out of 5  Hitchcock Brackett

#1 James Stewart vs #6 Tyrone PowerSet 1: Stewart’s #8 How The West Was Won (73.97 UMR score) tops Power’s #21 Love Is News (53.00 UMR score) Set 2: Stewart’s #7 After The Thin Man  (72.60 UMR score) tops Power’s #10 Mississippi Gambler (54.03 UMR score) Set 3: Stewart’s #13 The Man Who Knew Too Much (67.20 UMR score) tops Power’s #15 Jesse James (62.96 UMR score).  James Stewart advances 3-0

Round 4 – Elite 8 –  Best 3 out of 5  Spielberg Brackett

#3 Dustin Hoffman vs #4 Burt LancasterSet 1: Hoffman’s #7 Lenny (74.45 UMR score) tops to Lancaster’s #21 Seven Days In May (55.60 UMR score) Set 2: Hoffman’s #16 Wag The Dog (55.14 UMR score) tops Lancaster’s #25 Run Silent Run Deep (52.89 UMR score).  Set 3: Hoffman’s #11 Papillon (66.81 UMR score) falls to Lancaster’s #7 The Killers (67.71 UMR score) Set 4: Hoffman’s #23 Runaway Jury (44.53 UMR score) falls to Lancaster’s #6 Gunfight At The O.K. Coral (67.99 UMR score). Set 5: Hoffman’s #5 The Graduate (83.36 UMR score) falls to Lancaster’s #1 From Here To Eternity (84.55 UMR score). Burt Lancaster advances 3-2

Round 4 – Elite 8 –  Best 3 out of 5  Coppola Brackett

 #1 Gary Cooper vs #3 Clark GableSet 1: Cooper’s #2 Pride Of The Yankees (84.08 UMR score) tops Gable’s #14 Too Hot To Handle (60.14 UMR score) Set 2: Cooper’s #17 Lilac Time (60.93 UMR score) tops Gable‘s #17 China Seas (59.50 UMR score). Set 3: Cooper’s #24 The Westerner (57.07 UMR score) falls to Gable’s #5 The Hucksters (68.13 UMR score). Set 4: Cooper’s #16 The Virginian (61.34 UMR score) falls to Gable’s #1 It Happened One Night (92.33 UMR score) Set 5: Cooper’s #20 If I Had A Million (57.64 UMR score) tops Gable‘s #22 Somewhere I’ll Find You (56.14 UMR score) Gary Cooper advances 3-2

Round 3 – Sweet Sixteen –  Best 2 out of 3  DeMille Brackett

#5 William Holden vs #9 David NivenSet 1: Holden’s #24 Casino Royale (46.80 UMR score) tops Niven’s #24 Ask Any Girl (45.11 UMR score) Set 2: Holden’s #10 Picnic (67.40 UMR score) tops Niven’s #16 Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (52.00 UMR score)  William Holden advances 2-0

#2 Cary Grant vs #3 Humphrey BogartSet 1: Grant’s #9 Gunga Din (69.31 UMR score) tops Bogart’s #19 Left Hand Of God (58.10 UMR score) Set 2: Grant’s #25 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse (59.12 UMR score) falls to Bogart’s #7 To Have And Have Not (72.12 UMR score). Set 3: Grant’s #3 Notorious (74.10 UMR score) tops Bogart’s #22 Passage to Marseille (56.61 UMR score) Cary Grant advances 2-1

Round 3 – Sweet Sixteen –  Best 2 out of 3  Hitchcock Brackett

#1 James Stewart vs #5 Tom CruiseSet 1: Stewart’s #24 Winchester ’73 (58.55 UMR score) tops Cruise’s #18 The Color of Money (58.12 UMR score) Set 2: Stewart’s #12 The Stratton Story (68.82 UMR score) tops Cruise’s #13 Collateral (60.90 UMR score)  James Stewart advances 2-0

#6 Tyrone Power vs #7 Morgan FreemanSet 1: Power’s #6 Suez (66.51 UMR score) tops Freeman’s #18 Lucy (53.26 UMR score) Set 2: Power’s #3 Alexander’s Ragtime Band (72.48 UMR score) tops Freeman’s #11 Bruce Almighty (58.02 UMR score) Tyrone Power advances 2-0

Round 3 – Sweet Sixteen –  Best 2 out of 3  Spielberg Brackett

#4 Burt Lancaster vs #9 Robert DeNiroSet 1: Lancaster’s #15 Trapeze (60.84 UMR score) falls to DeNiro’s #10 Awakenings (62.80 UMR score) Set 2: Lancaster’s #22 The Crimson Pirate (54.56 UMR score) tops DeNiro’s #19 Jackie Brown (49.61 UMR score) Set 3: Lancaster’s #3 The Rose Tattoo (72.88 UMR score) tops DeNiro’s #13 Backdraft (58.01 UMR score). Burt Lancaster advances 2-1

#3 Dustin Hoffman vs #10 Jack LemmonSet 1: Hoffman’s #18 Finding Neverland (54.96 UMR score) tops to Lemmon’s #23 The Notorious Lady (44.33 UMR score) Set 2: Hoffman’s #9 Little Big Man (72.06 UMR score) tops Lemmon’s #24 The Fortune Cookie (47.14 UMR score)Dustin Hoffman advances 2-0

Round 3 – Sweet Sixteen –  Best 2 out of 3  Coppola Brackett

#1 Gary Cooper vs #4 Henry FondaSet 1: Cooper’s #21 Cassanova Brown (57.55 UMR score) tops Fonda’s #19 Twelve Angry Men (54.50 UMR score) Set 2: Cooper’s #6 Wings (76.07 UMR score) falls to Fonda‘s #2 The Grapes of Wrath (85.12 UMR score). Set 3: Cooper’s #5 For Whom The Bell Tolls (77.91 UMR score) tops Fonda’s #7 My Darling Clementine (67.92 UMR score) Gary Cooper advances 2-1

#3 Clark Gable vs #7 Robert DuvallSet 1: Gable’s #2 Gone With The Wind (91.30 UMR score) tops Duvall’s #3 The Godfather Part 2 (86.56 UMR score) Set 2: Gable’s #12 Homecoming (62.49 UMR score) tops to Duvall’s #20 The Paper (48.24 UMR score) Clark Gable advances 2-0

Round 2: Best 2 out of 3  DeMille Brackett

#1 Spencer Tracy vs #9 David NivenSet 1: Tracy’s #8 It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (70.34 UMR score) falls to Niven’s #4 Dodsworth (73.98 UMR score) Set 2: Tracy’s #9 Northwest Passage (64.60 UMR score) tops Niven’s #25 Way Ahead (44.87 UMR score).  Set 3: Tracy’s #22 Bad Day At Black Rock (60.94 UMR score) falls to Niven’s #7 The Prisoner of Zenda (67.49 UMR score) David Niven advances 2-1

#4 Mickey Rooney vs #5 William HoldenSet 1: Rooney’s #14 The Black Stallion (62.61 UMR score) falls to Holden’s #8 The Towering Inferno (70.68 UMR score) Set 2: Rooney’s #2 Captains Courageous  (76.38 UMR score) tops Holden’s #17 The Proud and Profane (56.65 UMR score) Set 3: Rooney’s #5 National Velvet (71.56 UMR score) falls to Holden’s #6 The Country Girl (73.44 UMR score) William Holden advances 2-1

#3 Humphrey Bogart vs #6 Robert RedfordSet 1: Bogart’s #12 The Treasure of the Sierre Madre (67.10 UMR score) falls to Redford’s #4 All The President’s Men (78.72 UMR score) Set 2: Bogart’s #17 Thank Your Lucky Stars (58.66 UMR score) tops Redford’s #14 The Natural (57.06 UMR score) Set 3: Bogart’s #14 The Barefoot Contessa (64.60 UMR score) tops Redford’s #17 Brubaker (64.01 UMR score) Humphrey Bogart advances 2-1

#2 Cary Grant vs #10 Gene KellySet 1: Grant’s #10 Operation Petticoat (69.00 UMR score) tops Kelly’s #18 The Pirate (49.64 UMR score) Set 2: Grant’s #24 Father Goose (59.81 UMR score) falls to Kelly’s #9 Ziegfeld Follies (64.14 UMR score). Set 3: Grant’s #11 I’m No Angel (67.19 UMR score) tops Kelly’s #22 Deep In My Heart (47.32 UMR score) Cary Grant advances 2-1

Round 2: Best 2 out of 3  Hitchcock Brackett

#1 James Stewart vs #9 Matt DamonSet 1: Stewart’s #4 It’s A Wonderful Life (79.10 UMR score) tops Damon’s #21 Syriana (45.54 UMR score) Set 2: Stewart’s #20 Shenandoah (60.39 UMR score) falls to Damon’s #5 The Bourne Ultimetum (75.12 UMR score) Set 3: Stewart’s #16 The Man From Laramie (63.02 UMR score) tops Damon’s #13 Ocean’s Thirteen (55.18 UMR score) James Stewart advances 2-1

#4 Paul Newman vs #5 Tom CruiseSet 1: Newman’s #21 Somebody Up There Likes Me (52.17 UMR score) falls to Cruise’s #3 Born On The 4th of July (75.41 UMR score) Set 2: Newman’s #18 Harper (54.01 UMR score) tops Cruise’s #23 Eyes Wide Shut (49.94 UMR score). Set 3: Newman’s #9 The Color of Money (66.87 UMR score) falls to Cruise’s #6 Minority Report (71.09 UMR score) Tom Cruise advances 2-1

#3 Jack Nicholson vs #6 Tyrone PowerSet 1: Nicholson’s #15 Broadcast News (60.27 UMR score) tops Power’s #18 Rose of Washington Square (58.54 UMR score) Set 2: Nicholson’s #16 About Schmidt (59.31 UMR score) falls to Power’s #5 Marie Antoinette (68.56 UMR score) Set 3: Nicholson’s #13 Something’s Gotta Give (61.47 UMR score) falls to Power’s #14 Lloyd’s of London (62.12 UMR score)  Tyrone Power advances 2-1

#2 Gregory Peck vs #7 Morgan FreemanSet 1: Peck’s #25 The Paradine Case (50.54 UMR score) falls to Freeman’s #16 Brubaker (54.78 UMR score) Set 2: Peck’s #14 Moby Dick (63.59 UMR score) falls to Freeman’s #2 Batman Begins (70.64 UMR score) Morgan Freeman advances 2-0

Round 2: Best 2 out of 3  Spielberg Brackett

#1 Tom Hanks vs #8 Robert DeNiroSet 1: Hanks’ #20 Saving Mr. Banks (50.29 UMR score) falls to DeNiro’s #7 Cape Fear (66.33 UMR score) Set 2: Hanks’ #25 Bachelor Party (41.41 UMR score) falls to DeNiro’s #4 Meet The Parents (69.07 UMR score) Robert DeNiro advances 2-0

#4 Burt Lancaster vs #12 Ray MillandSet 1: Lancaster’s #12 Desert Fury (62.94 UMR score) tops Milland’s #14 The Big Clock (55.26 UMR score) Set 2: Lancaster’s #2 Elmer Gantry (82.59 UMR score) tops Milland’s #5 Dial M for Murder (67.73 UMR score) Burt Lancaster advances 2-0

#3 Dustin Hoffman vs #11 Fred MacMurraySet 1: Hoffman’s #13 Dick Tracy (65.60 UMR score) tops to MacMurray’s #14 Dive Bomber (53.83 UMR score) Set 2: Hoffman’s #20 Sleepers (50.97 UMR score) falls to MacMurray’s #15 Remember the Night (52.83 UMR score) Set 3: Hoffman’s #1 Kramer vs. Kramer (90.67 UMR score) tops MacMurray’s #2 Double Indemnity (79.20 UMR score) Dustin Hoffman advances 2-1

#2 John Wayne vs #10 Jack LemmonSet 1: Wayne’s #5 Rio Bravo (71.18 UMR score) tops Lemmon’s #10 Missing (57.94 UMR score) Set 2: Wayne’s #23 A Lady Takes a Chance (57.44 UMR score) falls to Lemmon’s #9 The China Syndrome (71.31 UMR score). Set 3: Wayne’s #12 Fort Apache (65.27 UMR score) falls to Lemmon’s #7 Days of Wine and Roses (71.22 UMR score) Jack Lemmon advances 2-1

Round 2: Best 2 out of 3 Coppola Brackett

#1 Gary Cooper vs #9 Sean ConnerySet 1: Cooper’s #1 Sergeant York (87.58 UMR score) tops Connery’s #21 Marnie (44.77 UMR score) Set 2: Cooper’s #25 Desire (56.75 UMR score) falls to Connery‘s #6 Goldfinger (69.07 UMR score). Set 3: Cooper’s #10 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (68.65 UMR score) tops Connery’s #22 The Anderson Tapes (43.43 UMR score)   Gary Cooper advances 2-1

#4 Henry Fonda vs #5 Clint EastwoodSet 1: Fonda’s #16 The Boston Strangler (58.76 UMR score) tops Eastwood’s #2 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (51.37 UMR score) Set 2: Fonda’s #22 The Ox-Bow Incident (51.93 UMR score) tops Eastwood’s #25 Hang ’em High (51.07 UMR score) Henry Fonda advances 2-0

#3 Clark Gable vs #6 Bob HopeSet 1: Gable’s #15 The Misfits (59.66 UMR score) tops Hope’s #14 Road to Singapore (59.28 UMR score) Set 2: Gable’s #8 Boom Town (67.28 UMR score) tops to Hope’s #20 Star Spangled Rhythm (57.88 UMR score) Clark Gable advances 2-0

#2 Harrison Ford vs #7 Robert Duvall – Set 1: Ford’s #14 Presumed Innocent (64.87 UMR score) tops Duvall’s #20 The Apostle (48.56 UMR score) Set 2: Ford’s #19 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (55.22 UMR score) falls to Duvall’s #10 The Natural (57.06 UMR score). Set 1: Ford’s #9 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (74.00 UMR score) falls to Duvall’s #5 Network (77.14 UMR score) Robert Duvall advances 2-1

Round 1: Best 2 out of 3  DeMille Brackett

#1 Spencer Tracy vs #16 Eddie MurphySet 1: Tracy’s #18 Seventh Cross (64.24 UMR score) tops Murphy’s #8 Coming To America (63.06 UMR score) Set 2: Tracy’s #18 Men of Boy’s Town (64.60 UMR score) tops Murphy’s #18 The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (46.16 UMR score) SpencerTracy advances 2-0

#8 Fred Astaire vs #9 David NivenSet 1: Astaire’s #14 Carefree (58.46 UMR score) falls to Niven’s #2 Guns of Navarone (76.29 UMR score) Set 2: Astaire’s #8 Ziegfeld Follies (64.14 UMR score) tops Niven’s #17 55 Days At Peking (51.58 UMR score) Set 3: Astaire’s #4 Easter Parade (69.70 UMR score) falls to Niven’s #5 Seperate Tables (73.76 UMR score) David Niven advances 2-1

#5 William Holden vs #12 Al PacinoSet 1: Holden’s #25 Blaze of Noon (46.79 UMR score) falls to Pacino’s #7 Scarface (68.46 UMR score) Set 2: Holden’s #22 The Fleet’s In (50.48 UMR score) tops Pacino’s #20 Scarecrow (42.29 UMR score) Set 3: Holden’s #21 Our Town (51.71 UMR score) tops Pacino’s #24 Danny Collins (36.67 UMR score) William Holden advances 2-1

#4 Mickey Rooney vs #13 Errol FlynnSet 1: Rooney’s #20 Night At The Musuem (56.38 UMR score) falls to Flynn’s #2 Dodge City (66.96 UMR score) Set 2: Rooney’s #13 Love Finds Andy Hardy (62.96 UMR score) tops Flynn’s #25 Virginia City (47.26 UMR score) Set 3: Rooney’s #7 The Bridges at Toko-Ri (66.71 UMR score) tops Flynn’s #18 Private Life of Elizabeth & Essex (53.19 UMR score) Mickey Rooney advances 2-1

#6 Robert Redford vs #11 Fredric MarchSet 1: Redford’s #1 The Sting (86.17 UMR score) tops March’s #24 Death Takes A Holiday (49.62 UMR score) Set 2: Redford’s #6 Captain America:Winter’s Soldier (70.64 UMR score) tops March’s #13 The Adventures of Mark Twain (55.55 UMR score) Robert Redford advances 2-0

#3 Humphrey Bogart vs #14 Dean MartinSet 1: Bogart’s #25 The Oklahoma Kid (55.87 UMR score) falls to Martin‘s #8 The Stooge (57.88 UMR score) Set 2: Bogart’s #23 Crime School (56.30 UMR score) tops Martin’s #15 You’re Never Too Young (54.73 UMR score) Set 3: Bogart’s #11 Dark Passage (68.11 UMR score) tops Martin’s #4 The Young Lions (64.01 UMR score) Humphrey Bogart advances 2-1

#7 Van Johnson vs #10 Gene KellySet 1: Johnson’s #20 Bride Goes Wild (52.65 UMR score) falls to Kelly’s #14 Words and Music (56.00 UMR score) Set 2: Johnson’s #17 In Good Old Summertime  (57.55 UMR score) falls to Kelly’s #3 Anchors Aweigh (72.55 UMR score). Gene Kelly advances 2-0

#2 Cary Grant vs #15 Dana AndrewsSet 1: Grant’s #2 North by Northwest (75.91 UMR score) tops Andrew’s #8 A Walk In The Sun (60.68 UMR score) Set 2: Grant’s #21 Indiscreet (61.71 UMR score) tops Andrew’s #10 The Westerner (57.07 UMR score) Cary Grant advances 2-0

Round 1: Best 2 out of 3  Hitchcock Brackett

#1 James Stewart vs #16 Tony CurtisSet 1: Stewart’s #3 Rear Window (79.28 UMR score) tops Curtis’ #20 Houdini (44.77 UMR score) Set 2: Stewart’s #2 Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (87.37 UMR score) tops Curtis’ #11 Francis (53.33 UMR score) James Stewart advances 2-0

#8 Walter Pidgeon vs #9 Matt DamonSet 1: Pidgeon’s #25 Flight Command (46.69 UMR score) falls to Damon’s #3 Good Will Hunting (82.86 UMR score) Set 2: Pidgeon’s #15 The Secret Heart (56.23 UMR score) tops Damon’s #23 The Adjustment Bureau (44.06 UMR score) Set 3:Pidgeon’s #17 Blossoms in the Dust (54.42 UMR score) falls to Damon’s #11 The Talented Mr. Ripley (61.34 UMR score) Matt Damon advances 2-1

#5 Tom Cruise vs #12 Charlton HestonSet 1: Cruise’s #15 Top Gun (59.76 UMR score) tops Heston’s #20 Cats & Dogs (46.81 UMR score) Set 2: Cruise’s #8 Risky Business (65.86 UMR score) tops Heston’s #13 The Four Muskateers: Milady’s Revenge (53.73 UMR score) Tom Cruise advances 2-0

#4 Paul Newman vs #13 James MasonSet 1: Newman’s #14 The Long Hot Summer (59.14 UMR score) tops Mason’s #12 Odd Man Out (53.94 UMR score) Set 2: Newman’s #4 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (79.74 UMR score) tops Mason’s #10 Island in the Sun (56.14 UMR score) Paul Newman advances 2-0

#6 Tyrone Power vs #11 Edward G. RobinsonSet 1: Power’s #23 Thin Ice (52.15 UMR score) falls to Robinson’s #15 House of Strangers (53.30 UMR score) Set 2: Power’s #22 Prince of Foxes (52.22 UMR score) tops Robinson’s #22 The Cincinati Kid (49.59 UMR score)Set 3:Power’s #1 Witness for the Prosecution (72.75 UMR score) tops Robinson’s #20 Kid Galahad (50.93 UMR score) Tyrone Power advances 2-1

#3 Jack Nicholson vs #14 Robin WilliamsSet 1: Nicholson’s #4 Chinatown (78.74 UMR score) tops Williams’ #20 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (44.82 UMR score) Set 2: Nicholson’s #24 The Bucket List (45.20 UMR score) falls to Williams’ #16 The World According to Garp (48.16 UMR score) Set 3: Nicholson’s #2 Terms of Endearment (90.88 UMR score) tops Williams’ #13 Patch Adams (53.48 UMR score)  Jack Nicholson advances 2-1

#7 Morgan Freeman vs #10 Frank SinatraSet 1: Freeman’s #17 Glory (53.75 UMR score) falls to Sinatra’s #6 High Society (66.58 UMR score) Set 2: Freeman’s #4 The Dark Knight (78.40 UMR score) falls to Sinatra’s #11 Come Blow Your Horn (61.76 UMR score) Set 3: Freeman’s #2 Unforgiven (83.44 UMR score) tops Sinatra’s #9 On the Town (64.31 UMR score).Morgan Freeman advances 2-1

#2 Gregory Peck vs #15 Mel GibsonSet 1: Peck’s #2 The Yearling (82.48 UMR score) tops Gibson’s #15 The Road Warrior (50.37 UMR score) Set 2: Peck’s #6 Spellbound (74.79 UMR score) tops Gibson’s #2 Lethal Weapon 2 (66.42 UMR score) Gregory Peck advances 2-0

Round 1: Best 2 out of 3  Spielberg Brackett

#1 Tom Hanks vs #16 Bill MurraySet 1: Hanks’ #13 Splash (64.49 UMR score) tops Murray’s #14 Get Smart (51.68 UMR score) Set 2: Hanks’ #24 Dragnet (43.53 UMR score) falls to Murray’s #4 Stripes (67.89 UMR score) Set 3: Hanks’ #15 You’ve Got Mail (61.78 UMR score) tops Murray’s #17 Little Shop of Horrors (49.18 UMR score) Tom Hanks advances 2-1

#8 Robert DeNiro vs #9 Michael CaineSet 1: DeNiro’s #2 The Deer Hunter (84.27 UMR score) tops Caine’s #25 Gambit (45.51 UMR score) Set 2: DeNiro’s #22 The Mission (47.48 UMR score) tops Caine’s #23 Zulu (46.57 UMR score) Robert DeNiro advances 2-0

#5 Bing Crosby vs #12 Ray MillandSet 1: Crosby’s #25 Waikiki Wedding (50.27 UMR score) falls to Milland’s #8 California (59.67 UMR score) Set 2: Crosby’s #21 Mississippi (51.68 score) falls to Milland’s #1 The Lost Weekend (91.38 UMR score) Ray Milland advances 2-0

#4 Burt Lancaster vs #13 Laurence OlivierSet 1: Lancaster’s #17 Come Back Little Sheba (59.59 UMR score) tops Olivier’s #10 The Invaders (57.14 UMR score) Set 2: Lancaster’s #20 Sweet Smell of Success (56.83 UMR score) tops Olivier #23 The Prince and The Showgirl (41.96 UMR score) Burt Lancaster advances 2-0

#6 Marlon Brando vs #11 Fred MacMurraySet 1: Brando’s #9 Last Tango in Paris (68.32 UMR score) tops MacMurray’s #13 Alice Adams (54.08 UMR score) Set 2: Brando’s #22 The Men (41.02  UMR score) falls MacMurray’s #16 Hands Across The Table (51.89 UMR score) Set 3: Brando’s #15 One-Eyed Jacks (53.28  UMR score) falls to MacMurray’s #3 The Caine Mutiny (76.23 UMR score). Fred MacMurray advances 2-1

#3 Dustin Hoffman vs #14 Kirk DouglasSet 1: Hoffman’s #24 Chef (44.21 UMR score) falls to Douglas’ #1 Spartacus (78.41 UMR score) Set 2: Hoffman’s #10 Marathon Man (69.12 UMR score) tops  Douglas’ #23 Young Man With A Horn (44.41 UMR score) Set 3: Hoffman’s #22 Outbreak (49.80 UMR score) tops Douglas’ #20 Man Without a Star (47.51 UMR score) Dustin Hoffman advances 2-1

#7 William Powell vs #10 Jack LemmonSet 1: Powell’s #14 Love Crazy (58.88 UMR score) tops Lemmon’s #15 The Front Page (50.95 UMR score) Set 2: Powell’s #13 I Love You Again (59.29 UMR score) falls to Lemmon’s #2 Some Like It Hot (85.33 UMR score). Set 3: Powell’s #19 Beau Geste (51.49 UMR score) falls to Lemmon’s #11 Grumpy Old Men (54.11 UMR score). Jack Lemmon advances 2-1

#2 John Wayne vs #15 Van HeflinSet 1: Wayne’s #4 The Searchers (73.06 UMR score) tops Heflin’s #19 Tomahawk (43.37 UMR score) Set 2: Wayne’s #9 Stagecoach (69.43 UMR score) tops Heflin’s #17 The Greatest Story Ever Told (49.60 UMR score) John Wayne advances 2-0

Round 1: Best 2 out of 3  Coppola Brackett

#1 Gary Cooper vs #16 Alan LaddSet 1: Cooper’s #3 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (83.49 UMR score) tops Ladd’s #8 China (58.49 UMR score) Set 2: Cooper’s #4 High Noon (82.35 UMR score) tops Ladd’s #20 The Glass Key (47.76 UMR score) Gary Cooper advances 2-0

#8 James Cagney vs #9 Sean ConnerySet 1: Cagney’s #18 Ragtime (53.95 UMR score) falls to Connery’s #12 The Rock (63.83 UMR score) Set 2: Cagney’s #6 The Roaring Twenties (64.60 UMR score) falls to Connery’s #2 The Untouchables (44.06 UMR score)  Sean Connery advances 2-0

#5 Clint Eastwood vs #12 Wallace BeerySet 1: Eastwood’s #18 The Gauntlet (53.53 UMR score) falls to Beery’s #9 Robin Hood (58.83 UMR score) Set 2: Eastwood’s #11 The Enforcer (62.96 UMR score) tops Beery’s #10 The Lost World (58.23 UMR score).  Set 3: Eastwood’s #6 Mystic River (70.57 UMR score) tops Beery’s #25 The Mighty Barnum (45.16 UMR score). Clint Eastwood advances 2-1

#4 Henry Fonda vs #13 Robert TaylorSet 1: Fonda’s #16 Midway (59.44 UMR score) falls to Taylor’s #2 Ivanhoe (68.99 UMR score) Set 2: Fonda’s #18 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (56.21 UMR score) tops Taylor’s #16 A Yank In Oxford (52.95 UMR score) Set 3: Fonda’s #12 Jesse James (62.96 UMR score) tops Taylor’s #6 Johnny Eager (60.54 UMR score). Henry Fonda advances 2-1

#6 Bob Hope vs #11 Brad PittSet 1: Hope’s #18 The Great Lover (58.63 UMR score) tops Pitt’s #24 Spy Game (45.77 UMR score) Set 2: Hope’s #1 Road to Utopia (70.10 UMR score) tops Pitt’s #10 12 Years A Slave (60.03 UMR score) Bob Hope advances 2-0

#3 Clark Gable vs #14 Orson WellesSet 1: Gable’s #21 Across the Wide Missouri (56.55 UMR score) tops Welles’ #25 Journey Into Fear (38.75 UMR score) Set 2: Gable’s #9 Honkey Tonk (66.25 UMR score) falls to Welles’ #5 Catch-22 (68.13 UMR score) Set 3: Gable’s #11 Mogambo (62.79 UMR score) tops Welles’ #14 Casino Royale (46.80 UMR score)  Clark Gable advances 2-1

#7 Robert Duvall vs #10 Robert MitchumSet 1: Duvall’s #13 A Civil Action (52.21 UMR score) tops Mitchum’s #24 Cape Fear (48.66 UMR score) Set 2: Duvall’s #16 Colors (49.88 UMR score) falls to Mitchum’s #14 Home from the Hill (56.50 UMR score) Set 3: Duvall’s #4 To Kill A Mockingbird (81.34 UMR score) tops Mitchum’s #12 Midway (59.44 UMR score). Robert Duvall advances 2-1

#2 Harrison Ford vs #15 Anthony Hopkins – Set 1: Ford’s #6 The Empire Strikes Back (77.11 UMR score) tops Hopkins’ #19 Nixon (39.50 UMR score) Set 2: Ford’s #9 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (74.00 UMR score) tops Hopkins’ #20 Fracture (36.87 UMR score) Harrison Ford advances 2-0

 

 

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35 thoughts on “2017 UMR Actor Movie Tournament

    1. Thanks SteinHOF….I agree these 4 might be on the Mount Rushmore of Actors….thanks for checking out our Actor tourney.

  1. So in the end it is Coop vs Stew. Weird how the numbers treated Stewart so well and how bad they treated Cooper. I put all my money on Stewart to win it all!

  2. What you could do in future tournaments is group actors that work in a certain genre, like westerns or musicals or comedy or horror, find out who the king of horror is, that sort of thing. Or how about the ‘queen of the box office’ though we all know Myrna has a head start in that category. [cue Bob shaking his head]

    1. Hey Catherine Q. I agree 100%…..it is like Cooper, Stewart and Lancaster brought a knife to a gunfight…lol.

  3. I haven’t a clue what’s going on here. Is John Wayne winning? Myrna Loy? Buck Jones and Tim McCoy in the running? I don’t see Boris Karloff anywhere on the page… words fail me…

    1. Hey Steve….I can help steer the right way…..no John Wayne is not winning….he got knocked off in the 2nd round by Jack “Cowboy” Lemmon….to have his worst finish in the 4 years I have done this tournament. Myrna Loy is in the Actress bracket which will be next week. Buck Jones and Tim McCoy…who have wonderful Lensman videos….but do not have UMR pages….so they were not considered for this page. And finally….Mr. Karloff’s page is still not completed…but I did notice that off the people in my database…..I have 23 of his movies researched and ready to go…that is the second highest total of people that do not have UMR pages….so maybe Boris will be playing in the 2018 touranment.

      So after 4 rounds….only 4 actors remain….but they are 4 Mount Rushmores of acting…Adam Sandler, Judd Nelson, Jerry Lewis and David Spade…wait a minute…that is the wrong 4…..how about Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, William Holden and James Stewart?

      Hope you are no longer confused…….I am here to help….lol.

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