Greatest Acting Performances On Film


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181Michael Keaton - Batman
182Denzel Washington - Flight
183Minoru Chiaki - The Hidden Fortress

Kamatari Fujiwara was good, too, but Chiaki stood out more, his expressive baby face constantly morphing into hilariously ugly gurns.
Tahei is completely unlike Chiaki's other roles, which have had an elegance and warmth to them. He is a crude, slovenly, swarthy peasant, and a petty, blubbering coward, exactly the sort that Kikuchiyo (God rest his soul) had ranted about in 'Seven Samurai'. Chiaki's performance here is in the same vein as one of Mifune's: Confident, spirited and unrelenting. - SourNote2014

184Go Ah-sung - The Host

As Park Hyun-seo, Go brilliantly plays a character who, though trapped and helpless, is clever and brave. And she does it with a lot of confidence and poignancy. - SourNote2014

185Takashi Shimura - Rashomon
186Ellen Page - Juno
187Robert De Niro - Once Upon A Time In America
188Tom Hulce - Amadeus
189Michael Keaton - Beetlejuice
190Nicolas Cage - Adaptation
191Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
192Val Kilmer - The Doors

This Performance Was Dead On, Half Way Through The Film I Finally Remembered That What I Was Watching Was Not The Lizard King, But In Fact, Val Kilmer!


193Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Inception

He Played Off Of DiCaprio So Well He Needs An Oscar.


194Jamie Foxx - Ray

Once Again I Only Remembered This Was Jamie Foxx About Halfway Through The Movie.

Oscar-Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

195Michael Douglas - Wall Street

Michael Douglas Is So Cool In This Movie. Enough said.

Oscar-Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role

196Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
197Benicio Del Toro - Traffic
198Talia Shire - The Godfather
199Orson Welles - Citizen Kane

One of the best films of all time

200Leigh Whannell - Saw
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