Greatest Acting Performances On Film

There are hundreds of films with some great acting performances. And many films have amazing performances too. But this list goes through the top 10 all time greatest acting performances to ever be seen on camera.

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41 Marilyn Monroe - The Misfits
42 Orlando Bloom - Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End
43 Joe Pantoliano - Memento
44 Roy Scheider - Jaws
45 Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird

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

46 Bruno Ganz - Downfall
47 Song Kang-ho - The Throne

The greatest thing about Song is his incredible screen presence. In this role he carries this tragic weight. Just look in his eyes. - SourNote2014

48 James Dean - Rebel Without a Cause
49 Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man

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

50 Maria Falconetti - The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
51 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!

Haven’t seen the film, albeit seeing a few clips of him on YouTube. Best drill sergeant character; he knows how to turn recruits into killer Marines (though he tragically died because of Gomer Pyle), and has a lot of play into his dialogue. This character is a legend, but you won’t want to mess with him!

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52 Russell Crowe - Gladiator

Why is this not in the top ten?

53 Robert Mitchum - The Night of the Hunter
54 Graham Chapman - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
55 Christopher Walken - The Deer Hunter
56 Christian Bale - The Fighter

Unforgettably eye-catching performance alongside Melissa Leo 's greatness in performing in the movie.

57 Kevin Spacey - The Usual Suspects
58 Gloria Swanson - Sunset Boulevard
59 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.

60 Liam Neeson - Schindler's List
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