You dont have to convince me, you have to convince TCM. I'm just sayin..........There are plenty of deserving bigger stars yet to get the honor for one reason or another. Not saying he wasnt a good actor or anything.
Well I believe Emily created a straw man; I don't recall anyone at this forum saying Sander wasn't a big enough or deserving star to be honored for SOTM.
What was stated and is a fact, is that Sanders wasn't the leading man in the highest quality movies in his film legacy (e.g. All About Eve, Dorian Gray, Rebecca, Foreign Correspondent, etc... ).
The movies where he was the leading man are not, per se, 'great' movies.
BUT the above is why I believe TCM should honor him as SOTM since there are so many ways TCM could feature him. e.g. one night of Sanders as the cad, Sanders as the leading man, Sanders in period films, Sander in Noir and mystery films etc....
There are not a lot of actors with a film legacy like Sanders and that makes for an interesting SOTM.