Greatest Acting Performances of All Time

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41 John Cusack - Bullets Over Broadway John Cusack - Bullets Over Broadway

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

42 James Stewart - Rear Window James Stewart - Rear Window James Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) was an American movie star, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time. He is best remembered for his roles in Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Stewart was known for his distinctive drawl ...read more.
43 Peter Finch - Network
44 Faye Dunaway - Network Faye Dunaway - Network 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.
45 Mia Farrow - Rosemary's Baby
46 Jack Nicholson - Five Easy Pieces
47 Warren Beatty - Bonnie and Clyde
48 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.
49 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.
50 Michael Kenneth Williams - Boardwalk Empire
51 Michael Shannon - Boardwalk Empire Michael Shannon - Boardwalk Empire
52 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.
53 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.
54 Carroll O'Connor - Archie Bunker
55 Dennis Franz - NYPD Blue
56 Carroll O'Connor - All in the Family
57 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.
58 Alan Alda - MASH
59 Alan Arkin - The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!
60 Dennis Hopper - Hoosiers
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