Greatest Acting Performances On Film

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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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61 Michael Clarke Duncan - The Green Mile
62 Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
63 Clint Eastwood - Dirty Harry
64 Minoru Chiaki - The Hidden Fortress

Kamatari Fujiwara was good, too, but Chiaki stood out more, his expressive baby face constantly morphing into hilariously ugly gurns.
Tahei is completely unlike Chiaki's other roles, which have had an elegance and warmth to them. He is a crude, slovenly, swarthy peasant, and a petty, blubbering coward, exactly the sort that Kikuchiyo (God rest his soul) had ranted about in 'Seven Samurai'. Chiaki's performance here is in the same vein as one of Mifune's: Confident, spirited and unrelenting. - SourNote2014

65 Orson Welles - Chimes at Midnight
66 Isabelle Huppert - The Piano Teacher
67 Harrison Ford - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Princess Leia: I love you.

Han Solo: I know.

68 Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption
69 James Stewart - Vertigo
70 Michael Caine - The Italian Job
71 Peter Lorre - M
72 Björk - Dancer in the Dark
73 Charlie Sheen - Platoon

The end speech, the war scenes and the Village scenes were all just... He couldn't of done better!

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74 Brad Pitt - Fight Club

Tyler Durden is honestly the Greatest Movie Character ever portrayed. Too bad the world's still doesn't understand Fight Club's worth. Brad Pitt, you were unbelievable & thank you for being Tyler and making us believe the world has a meaning.

Dude, this performance is STELLAR! Such a cult follow. #AllHaill #TylerDurden #Soap #Salesman #FightClub

75 Charles Chaplin - The Gold Rush
76 Tupac Shakur - Juice

2pac in juice! ohh sh...! it's like he was born to play it! it's one of the greatest performance in movie history.

77 Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man
78 Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon

it is the best bank robbery film, but it also has pacinos finest performance along with the godfather movies

79 Edward Norton - American History X

One of most amazing acting performance. Repulsive yet magnetic.

Really, Norton was robbed of an Oscar! - DJTerrible

So amazing!

80 Tom Green - Freddy Got Fingered

He was absolutely hilarious. - xandermartin98

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1. Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2. Toshiro Mifune - Seven Samurai
3. Song Kang-ho - The Host
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1. Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange
2. Anthony Perkins - Psycho
3. Jason Miller - The Exorcist
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