Top 10 Favorite Acting Performances with a Short Amount of Actual Screen Time

I'm amazed by and drawn to great and iconic acting performances with little actual screen time. Cameos certainly count, in addition to shorter support roles. Here's some I thought of, please add any that come to mind for you. To require an actual notation of screen time seems a bit restrictive, so feel free to just add an actor and/or the role/film if you'd like.
The Top Ten
1 Jack Nicholson (A Few Good Men) Jack Nicholson (A Few Good Men) Product Image

Colonel Nathan R. Jessup. Probably not a huge surprise, Nicholson was only in 3 scenes in the film, but his dialog and powerful acting will stick with many of us for a lifetime.

2 Alec Baldwin (Glengarry Glen Ross) Alec Baldwin (Glengarry Glen Ross) Product Image

Blake. "Oh, have I got your attention now?"
He completely takes over the screen. Not an easy accomplishment when Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin and Kevin Spacey are also in the scene. It was probably a good idea to have Al Pacino miss this meeting, as that may have been too much screen presence to overcome.

3 Donald Sutherland (JFK) Donald Sutherland (JFK) Product Image

X. Gives keen insight into JFK conspiracy theories. Powerful performance, albeit short.

4 Bill Murray (Zombieland) Bill Murray (Zombieland) Product Image

Plays himself. I didn't see this guy showing up in the film. Such a great comedic actor that a little screen time goes a long way.

5 Jeremy Bulloch (The Empire Strikes Back) Jeremy Bulloch (The Empire Strikes Back) Product Image

We don't see a lot of Boba Fett, but what we do see sticks. One of my favorite original Star Wars villains.

6 Matthew McConaughey (The Wolf of Wall Street) Matthew McConaughey (The Wolf of Wall Street) Product Image

Mark Hanna. An abbreviated and hilarious performance. Gives (bad) life direction for a young Jordan Belfort, which he takes to a whole other level.

7 Tom Cruise (Tropic Thunder) Tom Cruise (Tropic Thunder) Product Image

Les Grossman. In a film with many over the top characters, this cat takes the cake. Abrasive, yet hilarious.

8 Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction) Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction) Product Image
9 Carter Wong (Big Trouble in Little China) Carter Wong (Big Trouble in Little China) Product Image

Thunder. An accomplished martial artist, whom like his friend Bruce Lee, gave Hollywood a try. Great job

10 Terry Richards (Raiders of the Lost Ark) Terry Richards (Raiders of the Lost Ark) Product Image

The Cairo Swordsman. A very short, yet effective role.

The Contenders
11 Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) Product Image
12 David Bowie (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me) David Bowie (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me) Product Image

Appeared in a creepy and mysterious short scene of the movie as Special Agent Phillip Jeffries.

13 Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) Product Image

The Joker. He is reffered to often while off screen, and Ledger's performance resonated so profoundly that it seems like he was on screen more than the 33 minutes he actually was. For a two and a half hour movie, it works out to roughly 13 minutes per hour, not a lot.

14 Anne Bancroft (Malice) Anne Bancroft (Malice) Product Image
15 George C. Scott (Malice) George C. Scott (Malice) Product Image
16 Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy) Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy) Product Image
17 Chris Sarandon (Dog Day Afternoon) Chris Sarandon (Dog Day Afternoon) Product Image
18 John Savage (Do the Right Thing) John Savage (Do the Right Thing) Product Image

Well, some have been added in my absence from the list. Great choices

19 William Hurt (A History of Violence) William Hurt (A History of Violence) Product Image
20 John Lithgow (Terms of Endearment) John Lithgow (Terms of Endearment) Product Image
21 Jane Alexander (All the President's Men) Jane Alexander (All the President's Men) Product Image
22 Holly Hunter (The Firm) Holly Hunter (The Firm) Product Image

Thanks for adding... She is outstanding in this. So cute, she stole my heart.

23 Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice) Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice) Product Image
24 Marlon Brando (Apocalypse Now) Marlon Brando (Apocalypse Now) Product Image
25 Kevin Spacey (Seven) Kevin Spacey (Seven) Product Image
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