Greatest Acting Performances On Film


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81Isabelle Fuhrman - Orphan

An absolutely brilliant performance indeed. - Celestius

82Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
83Paul Newman - Cool Hand LukeV1 Comment
84Robert De Niro - The Deer Hunter

Incredible Film. Whenever you hear that robert de niro's making a new film, you know that its gonna be epic. - Potbellypup3

85Leonardo DiCaprio - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

I don't think I've ever seen a more convincing performance by anyone in any film I have ever seen. If I wasn't familiar with DiCaprio before watching this film, I would have sworn the actor truly had special needs.

86Peter Finch - Network
87Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
88Johnny Depp - Ed Wood

Underrated Classic... johnny depp can pretty much play any character you want him to. A very inspiring film from a very inspiring actor. - Potbellypup3

89Henry Fonda - 12 Angry Men
90David Cross - Scary Movie 2David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, known primarily for his stand-up performances, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr.
91Samuel L. Jackson - Jackie Brown
92Gary Oldman - State of Grace
93Daniel Day-Lewis - My Left Foot

If you haven't seen it you should. You know they story of Helen Keller - but do you know the story of Christy Brown? Very moving performance by Day-Lewis.

Hands down the greatest performance by a male actor to grace the silver screen.

94Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained
95Alexander Ludwig - The Hunger Games
96James Fox - Performance
97Edward Fox - The Day of the Jackal
98Jason Miller - The Exorcist
99Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man
100Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator
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Top Remixes (17)

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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