Top Ten Best Acting Performances In Comedy Movies of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Jim Carey - Liar, Liar
2 Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator

This may be the best movie performance in history. - errrr

3 Will Ferrel - Elf

His acting in this movie was incredible - Martinglez

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4 Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire

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

5 Will Ferrell - Step Brothers
6 Mike Myers - The Cat in the Hat
7 John C. Reilly - Step Brothers
8 Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski Jeffrey 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. V 1 Comment
9 Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove Peter 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.

10 Robert De Niro - Meet the Parents

The Contenders

11 Leslie Nielsen - Airplane!
12 Adam Sandler - Happy Gilmore
13 Jim Carey - Dumb and Dumber
14 Jack Black - School of Rock Jack Black - School of Rock Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American actor, singer, musician and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious ...read more.

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

15 Graham Chapman - Monty Python and the Holy Grail Graham Chapman - Monty Python and the Holy Grail Graham 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

16 John Belushi - Animal House John Belushi - Animal House

Sheer genius on the level of Chaplin and few others.

17 Jim Carrey - Bruce Almighty
18 Jason Day - Horrible Bosses V 1 Comment
19 Eddie Murphy - Bowfinger

Crossing the highway... twice, LOL - Metal_Treasure

20 Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie Dustin 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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Top Remixes (7)

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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