Greatest Acting Performances of All Time

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41 Faye Dunaway - Bonnie and Clyde Faye Dunaway - Bonnie and Clyde Dorothy Faye Dunaway is an American actress. She has won an Academy Award, three Golden Globes, a BAFTA, an Emmy, and was the first-ever recipient of a Leopard Club Award which honors film professionals whose work has left a mark on the collective imagination.
42 Sean Connery - The Untouchables Sean Connery - The Untouchables Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
43 Michael Kenneth Williams - Boardwalk Empire
44 Michael Shannon - Boardwalk Empire Michael Shannon - Boardwalk Empire
45 Robert Downey Jr. - The Wonder Boys Robert Downey Jr. - The Wonder Boys Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
46 Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man 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.
47 Carroll O'Connor - Archie Bunker
48 Dennis Franz - NYPD Blue
49 Carroll O'Connor - All in the Family
50 Sean Connery - The Man Who Would Be King Sean Connery - The Man Who Would Be King Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
51 Alan Alda - MASH
52 Alan Arkin - The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!
53 Dennis Hopper - Hoosiers
54 Dennis Hopper - Easy Rider
55 Dominic Chianese - The Sopranos
56 Dustin Hoffman - Little Big Man Dustin Hoffman - Little Big Man 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.
57 John Kricfaluski - The Ren & Stimpy Show
58 Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
59 Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Eli Herschel Wallach was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s.

Lots of people agree that Wallach was snubbed for a Best Leading Actor Academy Award for his performance, and they're right. His performance was rich and multilayered. As Tuco, he is devious, yet vulnerable; strong, yet sympathetic; grotesque, yet glowing. There is as much menace to him as there is a warm and welcoming presence. One of the greatest movie performances ever.
People generally consider this film to be a Clint Eastwood film. It's an Eli Wallach film, through and through. - SourNote2014

60 Song Kang-ho - Gwoemul

Song gives a surprising amount of depth to Gang-du, a lovable idiot who is stronger than he first appears, a man who is a lousy father but an all-round loving father at the same time. He's like a lost little child, yet he carries responsibility on his shoulders. And as always, the weight of Song's screen presence is tremendous. - SourNote2014

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