Oscar Movies: Fixer, The

MGM
(John Frankenheimer-Edward Lewis Production)

Alan Bates gave a strong performance as the title role in John Frankenheimer's version of “The Fixer,” John Malmud's grim tale of religious persecution in Czarist Russia

Oscar Nominations: 1

Actor: Alan Bates

Oscar Context

The winner of the Best Actor Oscar was Cliff Robertson for “Charly,” in a year dominated by Brits, such as Ron Moody in “Oliver!” and Peter O'Toole in “The Lion in Winter”; the fifth nominee was American Alan Arkin for “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.”