Greatest Acting Performances On Film


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41Judy Garland - The Wizard of Oz
42R. Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

The realism of this character is so intense, thanks to this great actor, who has only starred in a few movies but have made some memorable appearances and this is his best

He is so good in this movie, he maintains his realism, he made this movie what it is today... classic!

It has burned almost every performance on this list, it will definitely burn the overrated Pirates of the Caribbean performance of Orlando Bloom!

Great performance, A definite greatest War movie performance!

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44Takashi Shimura - Seven Samurai
45Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird

This is the greatest performance ever. You can't find a flaw in his performance.

46Bruno Ganz - Downfall
47Marilyn Monroe - The Misfits
48Russell Crowe - Gladiator

Why is this not in the top ten?

49Charles Bronson - The Great Escape
50Tim Robbins - The Shawshank Redemption
51Christopher Walken - The Deer Hunter
52Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

How dare you put Orlando Bloom's performance above Johnny Depp's! Depp was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his zany portrayal as Captain Jack Sparrow! Whereas, Orlando Bloom was nominated for the Worst Actor Razzie for his bland portrayal as Will Turner. Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow will always be the best performance of the series!

The fact that Orlando Bloom's performance is ahead of Depp's three times is absolutely ridiculous.

Who is drinking enough to think Pirates of the Carrabien has great acting? Those are good movies because of the plot not acting.

53Sigourney Weaver - Aliens
54Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront

He's the greatest actor of all time. I was actually confused what to choice - the Godfather or On the Waterfront. But decided to pick up the Waterfront. Mr Brando's breathtaking acting makes me cry all the time I watch this film. Masterpiece acting...

The best of this lot, there is no accounting for taste concerning some ahead of Brando

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55Christian Bale - The Fighter
56Kevin Spacey - The Usual Suspects
57Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
58Jack Hawkins - The Bridge on the River Kwai
59Liam Neeson - Schindler's List
60Michael Clarke Duncan - The Green Mile
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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
1. Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange
2. Anthony Perkins - Psycho
3. Jason Miller - The Exorcist

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