Greatest Acting Performances On Film


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81 Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
82 Peter Finch - Network
83 Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
84 Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
85 Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke V 1 Comment
86 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

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 Robin Williams - Aladdin
89 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

90 Judy Garland - The Wizard of Oz
91 Sigourney Weaver - Aliens
92 Sandra Bullock - Speed
93 Edward Norton - American History X

Really, Norton was robbed of an Oscar! - DJTerrible

So amazing!

94 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.

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

If you haven't seen it you should. You know they story of Helen Keller - but do you know the story of Christy Brown? Very moving performance by Day-Lewis.

Hands down the greatest performance by a male actor to grace the silver screen.

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