Greatest Acting Performances On Film


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81 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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82 Tom Green - Freddy Got Fingered V 1 Comment
83 Sean Connery - Goldfinger
84 Paul Newman - Nobody's Fool
85 Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
86 Isabelle Fuhrman - Orphan

An absolutely brilliant performance indeed. - Celestius

87 Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
88 Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke V 1 Comment
89 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

90 Peter Finch - Network
91 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.

92 Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
93 Alan Ladd - Shane
94 Robin Williams - Aladdin
95 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

96 Judy Garland - The Wizard of Oz
97 Sigourney Weaver - Aliens
98 Sandra Bullock - Speed
99 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.

100 Henry Fonda - 12 Angry Men
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