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 Robert Deniro - Hide and Seek
31 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.
32 Robert Duvall - Apocalypse Now

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

33 Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
34 Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
35 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.
36 Clint Eastwood - The Unforgiven Clint Eastwood - The Unforgiven Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.
37 Dudley Moore - Arthur
38 Jack Lemmon - The China Syndrome
39 John Cusack - Bullets Over Broadway John Cusack - Bullets Over Broadway

Imitating a young "Woody Allen" type character, he was perfect - Billyv

40 James Stewart - Rear Window James Stewart - Rear Window James Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) is an American actor, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors. He is known for his roles in Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
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1. Robert Deniro - Taxi Driver
2. James Gandolfini - The Sopranos
3. Sigourney Weaver - Aliens
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1. James Gandolfini - The Sopranos
2. Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
3. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
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1. Jack Nicholson - The Shining
2. Marlon Brando - The Godfather
3. Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke
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