Greatest Acting Performances On Film


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81 Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
82 Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
83 Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke V 1 Comment
84 Robert De Niro - The Deer Hunter

Incredible Film. Whenever you hear that robert de niro's making a new film, you know that its gonna be epic. - Potbellypup3

85 Edward Norton - American History X

One of most amazing acting performance. Repulsive yet magnetic.

Really, Norton was robbed of an Oscar! - DJTerrible

So amazing!

86 Peter Finch - Network
87 Leonardo DiCaprio - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

I don't think I've ever seen a more convincing performance by anyone in any film I have ever seen. If I wasn't familiar with DiCaprio before watching this film, I would have sworn the actor truly had special needs.

88 Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
89 Robin Williams - Aladdin
90 Johnny Depp - Ed Wood

Underrated Classic... johnny depp can pretty much play any character you want him to. A very inspiring film from a very inspiring actor. - Potbellypup3

91 Judy Garland - The Wizard of Oz
92 Charlize Theron - Monster

How has this not been added yet?!

93 Sigourney Weaver - Aliens
94 Sandra Bullock - Speed
95 Lee J. Cobb - 12 Angry Men

The most intellectual villain-like character played by anyone. He definitely upstages most of the cast.

Probably the greatest performance of all time and nothing comes near to it. It is a very mature and excellent performance for a perfect court room drama.

96 Henry Fonda - 12 Angry Men
97 David Cross - Scary Movie 2
98 Samuel L. Jackson - Jackie Brown
99 Bruce Lee - Enter the Dragon
100 Gary Oldman - State of Grace
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