Greatest Acting Performances of All Time


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21Tom Green - Freddy Got Fingered
22Meryl Streep - Sophie's ChoiceMary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.
23Robert Duvall - Apocalypse Now

His character, so well portrayed, was the key to understanding Kurtz as well as Willard at the end - Billyv

24Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
25Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
26Robert Deniro - Hide and Seek
27Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
28Dustin 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.
29Clint Eastwood - The UnforgivenClinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.
30Dudley Moore - Arthur
31Jack Lemmon - The China Syndrome
32Humphrey Bogart - CasablancaHumphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in iconic 1940s films noir such as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep earned him status as a cultural icon.
33John Cusack - Bullets Over Broadway

Imitating a young "Woody Allen" type character, he was perfect - Billyv

34Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon
35James Stewart - Rear WindowJames Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) is an American actor, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors. He is known for his roles in Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
36Peter Finch - Network
37Faye Dunaway - Network
38Mia Farrow - Rosemary's Baby
39Jack Nicholson - Five Easy Pieces
40Warren Beatty - Bonnie and Clyde
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Top Remixes

1. James Gandolfini - The Sopranos
2. Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
3. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
1. Jack Nicholson - The Shining
2. Marlon Brando - The Godfather
3. Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke
1. Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2. Marlon Brando - The Godfather
3. Robert Deniro - Taxi Driver



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