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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81 Paul Newman - Nobody's Fool
82 Bibi Andersson - Persona
83 Harvey Keitel - Bad Lieutenant
84 Isabelle Fuhrman - Orphan

An absolutely brilliant performance indeed. - Celestius

This was a good movie but if it weren't for this girls performance, I bet you this film would suck.

85 Orson Welles - Citizen Kane

One of the best films of all time

86 Peter Finch - Network
87 Joe Pesci - Casino

Casino is without a doubt one of the greatest Gangster movies of all time. I think Joe Pesci alone just made this movie. Don't get me wrong Robert De Niro, Frank Vincent and Sharon Stone had amazing performances, but nobody could beat Pesci in this film!

The performance in this was not just any ordinary performance, he maintains his comedic style of acting along with his superiority as a Mafia boss of Las Vegas. He gives a performance more funnier and character better than Goodfellas

So great in this movie, he had some memorable quotes "i'm what counts out here, not your country or ya T.V. SHOWS! " There's more and it is such a good part. I reckon he made this movie possible!

Probably martin scorsese at his finest with this film. It combines Drama with Crime, Comedy and Adventure

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88 Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
89 Tom Green - Freddy Got Fingered

He was absolutely hilarious. - xandermartin98

90 Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
91 Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
92 Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke

The egg scene! best ever!

93 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

94 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.

95 Robin Williams - Aladdin
96 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

97 Henry Fonda - 12 Angry Men
98 Judy Garland - The Wizard of Oz
99 Christian Bale - American Psycho
100 Joel Grey - Cabaret
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1. Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2. Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
3. Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver
1. Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2. Toshiro Mifune - Seven Samurai
3. Song Kang-ho - The Host
1. Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange
2. Anthony Perkins - Psycho
3. Jason Miller - The Exorcist

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