Best Male Performances in a Movie

The Top Ten

1 Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) Product Image

The best male perfomance I have ever seen! We lost an awesome actor so early. A true talent. I watch the dark knight for only one reason. For Heath Ledger! That perfomance vanished Nicolson as the best Joker. The best Joker is Ledger and he will always be! We miss you so much!...by a greek fan...a fan of true talents...

He's scary... but in a good way. That just proves that he done great in this awesome movie! He done Really REALLY god! //

By far best performance ever... He will remain immortal in yhe hearts of many many people who knows that he is the best ever

Heath Ledger wins all as the joker he makes you wanna keep on watching to see what he will do next.

2 Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl) Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl) Product Image
3 Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) Product Image

Without him no pirates
Nobody can beat him in this... Though he missed the oscars he did justice to his part

there is no one and I do mean no one that can beat johnny... he is without doubt the best actor ever. and this movie is the biggest piece of johnny. great acting

He is better than Orlando bloom, ESPECIALLY in pirates of the Caribbean

well there really arent and will never be any greater and more brilliant actor than johnny depp so I have to say that he deserves the number one spot

4 Al Pacino (The Godfather) Al Pacino (The Godfather) Product Image

The Best performance I've ever seen on Celluloid. "Tell me anything but don't tell me you are innocent.. because that insults my intelligence"... Love it! The Greatest of all time Al Pacino. I am mad about him.

Most of Heath Ledger's are just sympathy votes. Good acting but passing up on Marlon Brando and Al Pacino? Sad. So sad.

Any day that Robert Pattyson is voted higher than Al Pacino is considered an Apocalyptic Event in terms of film fans. In fact, Pattyson is can't be on this list at all.

He should be on number 1 for this role. I mean he was good and no one would have really done without Al Pacino.

5 James Stewart (It's a Wonderful Life) James Stewart (It's a Wonderful Life) Product Image

He should be in 1! However, he is the best. James Stewart is such a man who acted because he wanted to, and played George Bailey so amorously that I fell in love with the pie. Smooches

He did a very amazing job in this movie.

6 Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)  Product Image

Jack stars as a rebellious, yet sane Randle McMurphy who is wrongly sentenced to a mental hospital. He won a well-deserved Academy Award for this portrayal, as did the villainous head nurse of the ward, Nurse Ratched, who was played by Louise Fletcher.

What the heck! In one day, his performance dropped 5 spots! Just because Heath's Ledger Joker reinvented the character, Iit does not mean it is the best!

7 Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront) Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront) Product Image

Should be number 1, how does Depp and Bloom beat Brando. This the best performance of all time.

8 Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca) Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca) Product Image
9 Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) Product Image

De Niro has less votes than Depp? Seriously...

10 Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed) Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed) Product Image

Like this leo is the best acting

The Newcomers

? Takashi Shimura (Rashomon)
? Humphrey Bogart (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)

The Contenders

11 Marlon Brando (The Godfather) Marlon Brando (The Godfather) Product Image

Most influential acting performance

12 Jack Nicholson (The Shining) Jack Nicholson (The Shining) Product Image

In this chilling tale of a family's stay at an equally-terrifying hotel, Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, the cold patriarch who decides to take care of the hotel for the winter. The cherry on the cake for this wonderful horror movie is Jack's stunning performance, amazingly capturing Mr. Torrance's slow descent into homicidal madness.

A man stuns the audience and he doesn't get a single oscar nomination for it.If critics are like these then there shouldn't be any critic.Great performance!

13 Al Pacino (Scarface) Al Pacino (Scarface) Product Image

His acting on this movie was so different than anything else he's done but he did it perfectly. Tony Montanna is my favorite movie character of all time.

Best acting I've ever seen. Truly amazing acting

14 Robert Pattinson (Twilight) Robert Pattinson (Twilight) Product Image

He's great actor. Good acting, Good looking, talented, gorgeous, lovely, he's PERFECT!

15 Charlie Sheen (Platoon) Charlie Sheen (Platoon) Product Image

He did fantastic but jaws is my Favourite movie and I could not find rob shaw (Jaws)

16 Eli Wallach (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) Eli Wallach (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) Product Image

Wallach is a powerhouse and leaves his co-stars in the dust.

17 Jack Nicholson (Batman) Jack Nicholson (Batman) Product Image
18 Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) Product Image
19 Pierce Brosnan (Goldeneye) Pierce Brosnan (Goldeneye) Product Image
20 Toshiro Mifune (Seven Samurai) Toshiro Mifune (Seven Samurai) Product Image
21 Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List) Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List) Product Image
22 Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James) Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James) Product Image
23 Song Kang-ho (The Host) Song Kang-ho (The Host) Product Image

Song is excellent in the role of the neurologically disabled and clumsy yet brave and honest Gang-du. While he himself has no disabilities, Song's interpretation is great representation for people of varying disabilities.

24 Benicio del Toro (Traffic) Benicio del Toro (Traffic) Product Image
25 Al Pacino (The Godfather Part II) Al Pacino (The Godfather Part II) Product Image
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