Top Ten Best Acting Performances In Comedy Movies of All Time

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1Jim Carey - Liar, Liar
2Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator
3Will Ferrel - Elf

His acting in this movie was incredible - Martinglez

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4Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (1993) - Metal_Treasure

5Will Ferrell - Step Brothers
6John C. Reilly - Step Brothers
7Robert De Niro - Meet the Parents
8Mike Myers - The Cat in the Hat
9Adam Sandler - Happy Gilmore
10Jim Carey - Dumb and Dumber

The Contenders

11Jack Black - School of Rock

He was nominated for an Oscar (and maybe even won but I'm not sure about that) - Metal_Treasure

12Jeff Bridges - The Big LebowskiJeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor, singer and producer. He comes from a prominent acting family, and appeared on the television series Sea Hunt, with his father, Lloyd Bridges and brother, Beau Bridges.
13Jim Carrey - Bruce Almighty
14Jason Day - Horrible BossesV1 Comment
15John Belushi - Animal House

Sheer genius on the level of Chaplin and few others.

16Eddie Murphy - Bowfinger

Crossing the highway... twice, LOL - Metal_Treasure

17Leslie Nielsen - Airplane!
18Jack Nicholson - Something's Gotta Give
19Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove

Three outstanding and unique characters in one movie without it being at all distracting or convoluted. It is very possible for a viewer to not even notice it's the same actor. Remarkable. Has this type of performance ever been approached elsewhere? - Billyv

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20Diane Keaton - Something's Gotta Give
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1. Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator
2. Mike Myers - The Cat in the Hat
3. Jim Carey - Liar, Liar
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1. Jim Carey - Liar, Liar
2. Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire
3. Jack Black - School of Rock
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