Greatest Acting Performances of All Time


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21 Rutger Hauer - Blade Runner Rutger Hauer - Blade Runner
22 Isabella Rossellini - Blue Velvet
23 Sean Penn - I Am Sam
24 Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in iconic 1940s films noir such as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep earned him status as a cultural icon.
25 Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman
26 Tom Green - Freddy Got Fingered
27 Kevin Spacey - American Beauty Kevin Spacey - American Beauty
28 Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
29 Edie Falco - The Sopranos
30 Jodie Foster - The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster - The Silence of the Lambs Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director and producer who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.
31 Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds
32 Samuel L. Jackson - Pulp Fiction
33 Robert Deniro - Hide and Seek
34 Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.
35 Robert Duvall - Apocalypse Now

His character, so well portrayed, was the key to understanding Kurtz as well as Willard at the end - Billyv

36 Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
37 Tippi Hedren - The Birds Tippi Hedren - The Birds Nathalie Kay "Tippi" Hedren (born January 19, 1930) is an American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model.
38 Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
39 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.
40 Clint Eastwood - The Unforgiven Clint Eastwood - The Unforgiven Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.
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