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One of of the biggest challenges for any movie lover, I think, is to come up with a list of his/her 10 (sometimes just even 3) favorite films and actors. It seems like an impossibly daunting task (especially with films) as there is so much to choose from and we constantly change our minds, depending on our current  mood and especially as we grow older (and hopefully wiser).

My challenge for you my friends is to think hard and list what you consider as the 10 greatest ever acting performances in cinema.

Needless to say it goes for both male and female performances and it can include both leading and supporting roles. Last thing would be to highlight what you consider to be The single greatest performance.

 

Can’t wait to see your picks.

 

Cheers 

 

 

 

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1. Heath Ledger Joker, 

2. Jack Nicholson Joker

3. Jared nope nope Al Pacino Scarface

4.Anthony Hopkins Silence of the lambs

5. Ryan Reynolds Deadpool, thank you for making Deadpool

6 Tom Hanks, forrest gump (everything he does)

7. leo dicaprio The revenant

8 Robert deniro Taxi driver

9. Marlon Brandon The Godfather

10. Malcolm Mcdowell A Clockwork Orange

 

Top guy is Daniel day lewis, pretty much every character he has done is aweome, There will be blood awesome! Gangs of New York also great performance, guy is a beast. 

another really good actor I currently like a lot is Mahershala Ali, dude was so good a Cottonmouth in Luke cage, and back to back good performances in Green Book and Moonlight and now in True Detective, I hope he gets really big roles in the future

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In chronological order:

 

Peter Lorre in ‘M’

Charles Chaplin in ‘City Lights’

Peter Sellers in ´Dr. Strangelove’

Andy Robinson in ´Dirty Harry’

Jack Nicholson in ´One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Robert DeNiro in ´Raging Bull’

F. Murray Abraham in ´Amadeus’

Daniel Day Lewis in ´My Left Foot’

Ellen Burstyn in ´Requiem For A Dream’

Cate Blanchett in ´Blue Jasmine’

 

Honorable mention:

Steven Seagal in ‘Under Siege’

 

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Wow this is a tough one. I feel like I need at least a week on this and know that my answers will change, but...

 

Off the top of my head, in no particular order....

 

Michael Keaton - Beetlejuice/Birdman 

Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean (When it was still fresh and new to us)

Micheal Sheen - The Damned United

Andy Serkis - King Kong/Lord of the Rings

Christopher Walken - 7 Psychopaths (Among many)

Benedict Cumberbatch - Star Trek Into Darkness 

Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Christopher Lloyd - Back to the Future Trilogy

Jamie Fox - Django

Robert DJ - Tropic Thunder (An American playing an Australian playing an Afro American?! Genius! 😂

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry but this is just too hard for me. I like certain movies and certain actors but certainly nobody else would consider them the "greatest ever in cinema". That said, here are some of my personal favorites in no particular order:

 

  1. Jeff Bridges - Fearless, Starman
  2. James Caan - Rollerball, Thief
  3. Robin Williams - The Fisher King, Awakenings
  4. Tim Curry - Legend, Rocky Horror   
  5. Harrison Ford - Blade Runner
  6. Bruce Willis - The Fifth Element, The Sixth Sense
  7. Jean Reno - Leon (The Professional)
  8. James Spader - Stargate, Sex Lies & Videotape, Secretary
  9. Peter Sellers - Being There
  10. Brad Pitt - 12 Monkeys

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1. Russel Crowe, Gladiator

2. Charlton Heston, Ben-Hur

3. Anthony Hopkins, The Silence Of The Lambs

4. Christian Bale, American Psycho

5. Keenu Reeves, John Wick

6. Matthew McConaughey / Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

7. Johnny Depp, Pirates Of The Caribbeans

8. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

9. Edward Norton, American History X

10. Margot Robbie, I Tonya

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I knew this one would be a tough proposition. But it is very interesting (and revealing) to see what other members picked as their top acting performances. Also interesting to see that except for myself nobody had listed a performance in a movie released before the seventies (and no ladies 😩). That may be probably due to my being older than the rest of you (pure speculation, however) and the fact that the seventies marked the beginning of cinema’s golden age where movies and acting took a much more realistic approach.

I am sure, however, that @Scary Hair will buck the trend when we get to see her list 😉

BTW @cypheria078 your 9th pick has given me cause to reconsider my list.

 

Thanks for participating, everyone.

 

 

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@R1s1ngs0n 😳, damn that is such an hard and almost impossible question to ask. To be honest there are performances I like and also stuff I don't like, but I never actually thought about what the best performances for me would be 🤔. I have to think about it

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For the Ladies... again, off the top of my head,

 

Naomi Watts - King Kong

Emma Stone - Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Not seen La La Land, but hear she’s excellent in that also)

Charlize Theron - Monster

Sigourney Weaver - Alien Franchise

Julia Roberts - Erin Brockovic/Pretty Woman

Helen Mirren - The Queen

Queen Latifah, Jada Pickett, Vivica Fox & Kinberly Elise - Set it off 

 

 

  

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Yes, this is certainly no easy task and I'm still hard-pressed to name but 10 as THE best, but here are 10 I am consistently awed by.

  1. Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront
  2. Montgomery Clift - A Place in the Sun
  3. Paul Newman - The Verdict
  4. Gene Hackman - The French Connection
  5. Takashi Shimura - Ikiru
  6. Jean-Paul Belmondo - Breathless
  7. Barbara Stanwyck - Stella Dallas
  8. James Dean - East of Eden
  9. Charles Chaplin - Limelight
  10. Jimmy Stewart - Vertigo

 

 

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4 minutes ago, 45Caliber said:

Yes, this is certainly no easy task and I'm still hard-pressed to name but 10 as THE best, but here are 10 I am consistently awed by.

  1. Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront
  2. Montgomery Clift - A Place in the Sun
  3. Paul Newman - The Verdict
  4. Gene Hackman - The French Connection
  5. Takashi Shimura - Ikiru
  6. Jean-Paul Belmondo - Breathless
  7. Barbara Stanwyck - Stella Dallas
  8. James Dean - East of Eden
  9. Charles Chaplin - Limelight
  10. Jimmy Stewart - Vertigo

 

 

@45Caliber If I could, I would give 3 likes for your picks.

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This IS SO HARD  I went for the ones that captivated  and enthralled  

 

 

Snowpiercer  Curtis Everett  proving Chris Evans is wasted as Capt America.  The depth of emotion  describing the horror of the situation when they first boarded the rattling arc .

 

Dredd  Karl Urban is Dredd . Even with his face hidden Urban owned the movie 

 

Kinky Boots Chitawel Ejiofor  Lola / Simon . He rocked in 7 inch stiletto heels . Showing that being brave is being true to who you are .

 

Jaws  Robert Shaw  Quint  Grizzled , bad tempered with a blazing insane  drive to end the shark .

 

Dracula  Frank Langella  Dracula a simmering lonely creature truly captured by Langella 

 

Viggo Mortensen  Aragon  LOTR  doing all he can to shy away from his path because of his fear of failing like others of his bloodline before him 

 

Rami Malik Bohemian Rapsody  Freddie Mercury  a magical 224 minutes I have a LEGEND from my life back . 

 

Inglorious Bastards  Hans Lander Christopher  Waltz  just chilling end of .

 

The Elephant Man John Hurt  to embody John Merrick  as he did from the voice to the physical side Genius. 

 

 

Ladies 

 

Octavia Spencer Snowpiercer  Tanya a revelation and raw talent  . 

 

Tilda Swinton Constantine  Gabrel   she truly was unhinged  and carried the androgyny to the max .

 

Sigourney Weaver  Ellen Ripley  gave women a foothold in a genre way before anyone else .

 

Whoopie Goldberg Jumpin Jack Flash had me screaming in fits of laughter and suspense 

 

Angela Basset Strange Days Mace who went from being a victim to kick ass personal body guard 

 

Vanessa Hudgens  The Frozen Ground a emotional rollercoaster ride from the view of a young adult fighting to be believed against an upright citizen .

 

Jodie Foster Silence Of The Lambs  Nothing more I can say  other than LEGEND

 

Jamie Lee Curtis Blue Steel Absolutely underrated movie and performance  . 

 

 

Kathy Bates Misery Annie Wilkes PERFECT  personification of how to cause Misery  

 

 

I may have stretched your rules @R1s1ngs0n I have so may more as well 😁🤣🤣💋💋

 

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@Scary Hair

OMG Jumping Jack Flash, completely forgot about this film. Watched it countless times when I was a kid. Whoopie was hysterical in it. Now I am being reminded of another movie with her and one of Hollywood's best psychos, Brad Dourif - Fatal Beauty.

Very nice list (almost included Shaw in mine).

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1 hour ago, R1s1ngs0n said:

 If I could, I would give 3 likes for your picks.

 

If you liked that, may I present 10 reluctantly omitted?

  1. Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke
  2. Jack Nicholson - Chinatown
  3. Jean Seberg - Lilith
  4. John Wayne - The Searchers
  5. Steve McQueen - The Sand Pebbles
  6. Al Pacino - The Godfather, Part II
  7. Faye Dunaway - Bonnie & Clyde
  8. Sidney Poitier - Lillies of the Field
  9. Alain Delon - Le Samouraï
  10. Robert Deniro - Taxi Driver

 

 

 

 



 

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1 minute ago, R1s1ngs0n said:

@45Caliber I’m ashamed to admit not having seen 3/4/5/8 but I take your word that these are worthy performances as well.

There is no shame in not having seen all of a century's worth of films. My mind is literally bursting with candidates. Maybe I should just do a top 50 dump. 😃

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@45Caliber I know what you mean. My point was that had any of these films been shown on TV, I would have definitely watched it.

On the other hand, a classic like Gone With The Wind is a movie I have never seen, nor do I ever intend to. It might be an excellent movie but it just doesn’t pick my interest in any way.

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