Top Ten Best Acting Performances In Comedy Movies of All Time


The Top Ten

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

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

Chaplin portrayed both characters always made me think they are look alikes. I'm confused. This iconic little Tramp should deserve to be number 1.

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.

I'm the dude man

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 Jim Carey - Dumb and Dumber
10 Robert De Niro - Meet the Parents

The Contenders

11 Leslie Nielsen - Airplane!
12 Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
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 more.
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 Kevin Kline - A Fish Called Wanda

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

18 Eddie Murphy - Bowfinger

Crossing the highway... twice, LOL - Metal_Treasure

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


21 Jack Nicholson - Something's Gotta Give
22 Michael Palin - A Fish Called Wanda Michael Palin - A Fish Called Wanda

"Can I kiss you, Ken? "
NO YOU CAN'T! - MontyPython

23 Will Ferrell - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
24 Marty Feldman - Young Frankenstein
25 Diane Keaton - Something's Gotta Give
26 Jim Carrey - Bruce Almighty
27 Jason Day - Horrible Bosses

Do you mean Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, or Charlie Day? - BeatlesFan1964

28 Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder

Nominated - Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, - BeatlesFan1964

29 Zach Galifianakis - The Hangover Zach Galifianakis - The Hangover
30 Owen Wilson - Zoolander
31 Steve Martin - The Jerk Steve Martin - The Jerk

Wow... He doesn't like these cans! STAW AWAY FROM THE CANS! - MontyPython

32 Gene Wilder - Young Frankenstein Gene Wilder - Young Frankenstein Jerome Silberman, known professionally as Gene Wilder, is an American stage and screen comic actor, screenwriter, and author. Wilder began his career on stage, and made his screen debut in the TV-series Armstrong Circle Theatre in 1962. On August 28th 2016, Wilder died due to complications with Alzheimer's more.
33 Steve Martin - Bowfinger Steve Martin - Bowfinger
34 Charlie Chaplin - The Kid
35 Mandy Patinkin - The Princess Bride
36 Allen Covert - Grandma's Boy
37 Eddie Murphy - Showtime
38 Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times
39 Jack Lemmon - Some Like It Hot
40 Steve Martin - All of Me Steve Martin - All of Me
41 Billy Bob Thornton - Bad Santa
42 Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
43 Rachel McAdams - Mean Girls Rachel McAdams - Mean Girls Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino, and the comedy miniseries Slings and Arrows. more.
44 Dan Aykroyd - The Blues Brothers
45 Alan Arkin - The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming!
46 Zach Galifianakis - The Campaign Zach Galifianakis - The Campaign
47 Goldie Hawn - Overboard Goldie Hawn - Overboard
48 Zero Mostel - a Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum

Another genius-level comedian who has been lost to history.

49 Tom Green - Freddy Got Fingered
50 Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter. A graduate of Christ's College, Cambridge, Baron Cohen is most widely known for creating and playing five fictional characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, BrĂ¼no Gehard, Admiral General Aladeen and Nobby Butcher.
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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
1. Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
2. Marty Feldman - Young Frankenstein
3. Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
1. Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
2. Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie
3. Diane Keaton - Annie Hall

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