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

5Mike Myers - The Cat in the Hat
6Will Ferrell - Step Brothers
7John C. Reilly - Step Brothers
8Jeff 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.V1 Comment
9Peter 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

Never equaled or even approached.

10Robert De Niro - Meet the Parents

The Newcomers

?Simon Pegg - Shaun of the Dead

Pegg's performance here could be considered better than several Oscar-winning performances.

The Contenders

11Leslie Nielsen - Airplane!
12Adam Sandler - Happy Gilmore
13Jim Carey - Dumb and Dumber
14Jack Black - School of Rock

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

He wasn't nominated for an Oscar. He was for the Golden Globe though. - BeatlesFan1964

15Graham Chapman - Monty Python and the Holy GrailGraham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.

The only monty python one here so I'll go with it! - LiamNeeson

16John Belushi - Animal House

Sheer genius on the level of Chaplin and few others.

17Jim Carrey - Bruce Almighty
18Jason Day - Horrible BossesV1 Comment
19Eddie Murphy - Bowfinger

Crossing the highway... twice, LOL - Metal_Treasure

20Dustin Hoffman - TootsieDustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and director with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.
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1. Graham Chapman - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator
3. Michael Palin - A Fish Called Wanda
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1. Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
2. Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie
3. Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
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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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