Greatest Acting Performances On Film


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41 Joe Pantoliano - Memento
42 Roy Scheider - Jaws
43 Tom Hanks - Philadelphia

Nice to see you at least put the best actor around in your top 100. Where on earth is Forrest?

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44 Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird

This is the greatest performance ever. You can't find a flaw in his performance.

45 Bruno Ganz - Downfall
46 R. Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

The realism of this character is so intense, thanks to this great actor, who has only starred in a few movies but have made some memorable appearances and this is his best

He is so good in this movie, he maintains his realism, he made this movie what it is today... classic!

It has burned almost every performance on this list, it will definitely burn the overrated Pirates of the Caribbean performance of Orlando Bloom!

Great performance, A definite greatest War movie performance!

47 Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Day-Lewis' Lincoln is a man of wrenching inner turmoil and sadness, faced with impossible moral dilemmas and responsibility, who nevertheless absolutely must conduct himself with quiet calm and assurance. The actor's genius is in that we see it all simultaneously.

48 Marilyn Monroe - The Misfits
49 Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

How dare you put Orlando Bloom's performance above Johnny Depp's! Depp was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his zany portrayal as Captain Jack Sparrow! Whereas, Orlando Bloom was nominated for the Worst Actor Razzie for his bland portrayal as Will Turner. Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow will always be the best performance of the series!

The fact that Orlando Bloom's performance is ahead of Depp's three times is absolutely ridiculous.

Who is drinking enough to think Pirates of the Carrabien has great acting? Those are good movies because of the plot not acting.

50 Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption
51 Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man

This was really a performance for the ages. Deserves to be way higher.

52 Graham Chapman - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
53 Russell Crowe - Gladiator

Why is this not in the top ten?

54 Christopher Walken - The Deer Hunter
55 Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Terminator
56 Christian Bale - The Fighter
57 Kevin Spacey - The Usual Suspects
58 Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront

He's the greatest actor of all time. I was actually confused what to choice - the Godfather or On the Waterfront. But decided to pick up the Waterfront. Mr Brando's breathtaking acting makes me cry all the time I watch this film. Masterpiece acting...

The best of this lot, there is no accounting for taste concerning some ahead of Brando

I coulda had class!, classic. - Potbellypup3

59 Liam Neeson - Schindler's List
60 Michael Clarke Duncan - The Green Mile
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