Greatest Acting Performances On Film


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181Lee Van Cleef - It Conquered The World

It was a horrible movie, sure, but Van Cleef was just giving it his all. I wonder if he mistook the movie for a serious domestic drama instead of a cheesy monster movie, but nevertheless, he was amazing in it.

I think it may be one of my favourite bad movies. - SourNote2014

182Will Ferrell - Elf
183Michael Keaton - Batman
184Denzel Washington - Flight
185Minoru 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

186Go 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

187Takashi Shimura - Rashomon
188Ellen Page - Juno
189Robert De Niro - Once Upon A Time In America
190Tom Hulce - Amadeus
191Michael Keaton - Beetlejuice
192Nicolas Cage - Adaptation
193Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
194Val 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!


195Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Inception

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


196Jamie 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

197Michael Douglas - Wall Street

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

Oscar-Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role

198Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
199Benicio Del Toro - Traffic
200Talia Shire - The Godfather
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1. Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2. Toshiro Mifune - Seven Samurai
3. Song Kang-ho - The Host
1. Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2. Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
3. Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver
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2. Anthony Perkins - Psycho
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