Top Ten Best Acting Performances In Comedy Movies of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Jim Carey - Liar, Liar
2 Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator

This may be the best movie performance in history. - errrr

3 Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (1993) - Metal_Treasure

4 Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove

Three outstanding and unique characters in one movie without it being at all distracting or convoluted. It is very possible for a viewer to not even notice it's the same actor. Remarkable. Has this type of performance ever been approached elsewhere? - Billyv

Never equaled or even approached.

5 Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor, singer and producer. He comes from a prominent acting family, and appeared on the television series Sea Hunt, with his father, Lloyd Bridges and brother, Beau Bridges. V 1 Comment
6 Will Ferrell - Step Brothers
7 John C. Reilly - Step Brothers
8 Will Ferrel - Elf

His acting in this movie was incredible - Martinglez

SANTA! - Unicorn

9 Robert De Niro - Meet the Parents
10 Leslie Nielsen - Airplane!

The Newcomers

? Reese Witherspoon - Legally Blonde

The Contenders

11 Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
12 Jim Carey - Dumb and Dumber
13 Jack Black - School of Rock Jack Black - School of Rock Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American actor, singer, musician and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious ...read more.

He was nominated for an Oscar (and maybe even won but I'm not sure about that) - Metal_Treasure

He wasn't nominated for an Oscar. He was for the Golden Globe though. - BeatlesFan1964

14 John Belushi - Animal House John Belushi - Animal House

Sheer genius on the level of Chaplin and few others.

15 Graham Chapman - Monty Python and the Holy Grail Graham Chapman - Monty Python and the Holy Grail Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.

The only monty python one here so I'll go with it! - LiamNeeson

16 Adam Sandler - Happy Gilmore
17 Eddie Murphy - Bowfinger

Crossing the highway... twice, LOL - Metal_Treasure

18 Kevin Kline - A Fish Called Wanda

Win-Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. - BeatlesFan1964

19 Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie Dustin 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.
20 Mike Myers - The Cat in the Hat
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Graham Chapman - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator
3. Michael Palin - A Fish Called Wanda
MontyPython
1. Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
2. Marty Feldman - Young Frankenstein
3. Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
BeatlesFan1964
1. Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
2. Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie
3. Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
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