Oscar Movies: Pawnbroker, The

Oscar Alert

Oscar Nominations: 1

Actor: Rod Steiger

Oscar Context

In 1965, for his towering performance as a Holocaust survivor, Rod Steiger competed for the Best Actor Oscar with Richard Burton in “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” Lee Marvin (who won) in “Cat Ballou,” Laurence Olivier in “Othello,” and Oskar Werner in “Ship of Fools.” (See Review)

Steiger would win the Best Actor Oscar in 1967 for Norman Jewison's interracial drama, “In the Heat of the Night.”