After all, he was a singer first, an actor second. Like a few others over the years. His first appearances in film were in singing roles. He hammered away on Hollywood big-wigs, got some lesser roles, then after much pursuit, got the Maggio role in "From Here to Eternity." I will admit that he's turned in some pretty good performances, but as often (or moreso) he's done some pretty ordinary work. I like him in "The Manchurian Candidate" which is probably my favorite of his performances. I wonder sometimes if certain actors are hired out of consideration for their name, like Sinatra, rather than for raw talent.