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! //

ERRR, the Joker. Hello! Why so serious? Let's put a smile on that face and vote Heath for top male performance!

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

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

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 Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) Product Image

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

9 Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed) Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed) Product Image
10 Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca) Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca) Product Image
The Contenders
11 Marlon Brando (The Godfather) Marlon Brando (The Godfather) Product Image
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
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 Pierce Brosnan (Goldeneye) Pierce Brosnan (Goldeneye) Product Image
18 Jack Nicholson (Batman) Jack Nicholson (Batman) Product Image
19 Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) 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 resonates with those who have autism, dyspraxia, narcolepsy, ADHD or any combination of the four.

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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