Top Ten Greatest Supporting Movie Performances of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Heath Ledger as The Joker - The Dark Knight Heath Ledger as The Joker - The Dark Knight
2 Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito - Goodfellas Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito - Goodfellas Joseph Frank "Joe" Pesci is an Italian-American actor, comedian and musician, known for playing tough, volatile characters, in a variety of genres.
3 Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund - The Fighter
4 Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa - Inglorious Basterds Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa - Inglorious Basterds
5 Harrison Ford as Han Solo - Star Wars Trilogy
6 Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint - The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint - The Usual Suspects
7 Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie ...read more.
8 Kevin Kline as Otto West - A Fish Called Wanda
9 Leonardo DiCaprio as Arnie Grape - What's Eating Gilbert Grape
10 Robert Duvall as Col Kilgore - Apocalypse Now

The Contenders

11 Orson Welles as Harry Lime - The Third Man
12 Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines – 12 Monkeys
13 Marty Feldman as Igor - Young Frankenstein
14 John Cazale as Fredo Corleone - The Godfather Part II
15 Sean Connery as Jim Malone - The Untouchables Sean Connery as Jim Malone - The Untouchables Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
16 Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey - The Green Mile Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey - The Green Mile
17 Tom Cruise as Frank T. J. Mackey - Magnolia
18 Tommy Lee Jones - The Fugitive
19 J.K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher – Whiplash
20 Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty - Blade Runner
21 Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth - Schindler's List Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth - Schindler's List Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. ...read more.
22 Christopher Walken as Cpl. Nikanor Chebotarevich - The Deer Hunter Christopher Walken as Cpl. Nikanor Chebotarevich - The Deer Hunter
23 Al Pacino as Michael Corleone - The Godfather
24 Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth - Blue Velvet
25 Robert De Niro - The Godfather Part II Robert De Niro - The Godfather Part II Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. is an American actor, producer, and director. De Niro was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
26 Bill Murray as Herman Blume - Rushmore
27 Minoru Chiaki as Heihachi Hayashida - Seven Samurai
28 Melissa McCarthy as Megan - Bridesmaids
29 Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh - No Country For Old Man Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh - No Country For Old Man
30 Gene Hackman as The Blind Hermit - Young Frankenstein

Gene Hackman is a fantastic actor and his role here was fun, but I don't think he was even the best supporting actor in Young Frankenstein. Not sure if you're considering Peter Boyle's turn as more of a starring role than supporting, but what about Marty Feldman - he Made the movie for me. - Billyv

31 Jack Warden as Judge Rayford - ...And Justice For All
32 Jeffrey Tambor as Ray Porter - ...And Justice For All
33 Dominic Chianese as Carl Travers - ...And Justice For All
34 Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
35 Misa Uehara as Princess Yuki - The Hidden Fortress
36 Toshiro Mifune as Tajomaru - Rashomon
37 Chris O'Dowd as "Simple" Simon Swafford - The Boat That Rocked

As bad as the movie was, O'Dowd was the best actor in it. - SourNote2014

38 John Goodman as Walter Sobchak - The Big Lebowski
39 Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa - Creed
40 Joan Allen as Elizabeth Proctor - The Crucible
41 Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina Barrons - Poltergeist III
42 Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner - Furious 7
43 Whoopi Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown - Ghost
44 Paul Scofield as Judge Thomas Danforth - The Crucible
45 Robin Williams as Sean Maguire - Good Will Hunting
46 Steve Buscemi as Mr. Pink - Reservoir Dogs
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Heath Ledger as The Joker - The Dark Knight
2. Robert De Niro - The Godfather Part II
3. Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa - Inglorious Basterds
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1. Heath Ledger as The Joker - The Dark Knight
2. Harrison Ford as Han Solo - Star Wars Trilogy
3. Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund - The Fighter
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1. Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa - Inglorious Basterds
2. Heath Ledger as The Joker - The Dark Knight
3. Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction
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