Best Male Performances in a Movie

The Top Ten

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

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

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! a greek fan...a fan of true talents...

fantastic performance I never knew that was heath R.I.P. you will be missed

greatest acting performance I have ever seen

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

The Best.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The greatest screen performance I've ever seen.

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

Like this leo is the best acting

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

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

The Contenders

11 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!

12 Al Pacino (Scarface) Al Pacino (Scarface) Product Image

Best acting I've ever seen. Truly amazing acting

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.

13 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)

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

Most influential acting performance

15 Jack Nicholson (Batman) Jack Nicholson (Batman) Product Image
16 Robert Pattinson (Twilight) Robert Pattinson (Twilight) Product Image

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

17 Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List) Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List) Product Image
18 Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James) Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James) Product Image
19 Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) Product Image
20 Benicio del Toro (Traffic) Benicio del Toro (Traffic) Product Image
21 Pierce Brosnan (Goldeneye) Pierce Brosnan (Goldeneye) Product Image
22 Al Pacino (The Godfather Part II) Al Pacino (The Godfather Part II) Product Image
23 Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator) Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator) Product Image
24 Jeremy Irons (Dungeons & Dragons) Jeremy Irons (Dungeons & Dragons) Product Image
25 Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind) Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind) Product Image
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