Greatest Acting Performances of All Time

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61 Dennis Hopper - Easy Rider
62 Dominic Chianese - The Sopranos
63 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.
64 John Kricfaluski - The Ren & Stimpy Show
65 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

66 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

67 Ryan Gosling - La La Land Ryan Gosling - La La Land Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, musician, and producer. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark?
68 Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
69 Viola Davis - Fences Viola Davis - Fences Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, Davis began her career on stage and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby.
70 Jamie Foxx - Ray Jamie Foxx - Ray Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally by his stage name Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter and comedian.
71 Denzel Washington - Malcolm X Denzel Washington - Malcolm X Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.
72 Tom Berenger - Platoon Tom Berenger - Platoon
73 Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
74 Emma Stone - La La Land Emma Stone - La La Land Emily Jean "Emma" Stone is an American actress. One of the world's highest-paid actresses, she has won the Academy Award Best Actress Award, been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
75 James Franco - 127 Hours James Franco - 127 Hours James Edward Franco is an American actor and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks.
76 Paul Walker - Furious 7 Paul Walker - Furious 7 Paul William Walker IV was an American actor . Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel .
77 Stellan Skarsgard - Exorcist: The Beginning
78 Zelda Rubinstein - Poltergeist III
79 Miko Hughes - Wes Craven's New Nightmare
80 Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Russell Garfield is a British-American actor. Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Epsom, Surrey, Garfield began his career on the UK stage and in television productions.
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