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    I got the idea from the Glenn Close thread where we all have different ideas about what her most iconic role is (i think Fatal Attraction). This is not about what is necessarily their best performance, but their most iconic one. The one that they are most remembered for. For example Annie Hall might be Diane Keaton’s most iconic performance, but I don’t think I’d call it her best (personally). So le’ts start it off!

    Jessica Lange 

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    Frances 

    Nathan Lane 

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    THE BIRDCAGE

    Debra Winger

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    That’s a tricky one… For years her ultimate role was her award-winning turn in Tootsie (and also Frances, since they’re from the same year and she was praised for both). But AHS introduced her to a whole new generation and I believe that’s what finally put her in the A-list and made her worldwide known actres. So I’m going with American Horror Story.

    Next: Judi Dench 

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    Notes On A Scandal

    Edward Norton  

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    It looks like Debra Winger was accidentally skipped so I’ll say Terms of Endearment

    And for Edward Norton I’m gonna say Fight Club

    Jimmy Stewart 

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    I’d say Norton’s could also likely be American History X, given how it, like Fight Club, is rated highly on IMDB. Also, his performance is retroactively seen as a strong alternative to Roberto Benigni for Best Actor of 1998. 

    Jimmy Stewart – It’s A Wonderful Life (followed closely by Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Rear Window, and Vertigo)

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    Tootsie

    Anjelica Huston 

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    Anjelica Huston:  My first gut instinct was to say the Grand High Witch in The Witches.  But a split second later I realized it’s, without a doubt, Morticia Adams in The Adams Family (the orginal and the sequel).

    I agree that Lange will be mostly remembered for American Horror Story.  It’s really what made her a household name for multiple generations.

    STEVE MARTIN 

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    The Jerk

    Sharon Stone 

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    Basic Instinct

    Jack Nicholson

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    Chinatown (though his best performance is The Last Detail). As for Close, perhaps Fatal Attraction is her most iconic, but part of being iconic is being remembered by multiple generations, and Cruella de Vil certainly is.

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    OMG..HE HAS 3 ICONIC ROLES
    streetcar
    on the waterfront
    the godfather

    i disagree on hoffman’s TOOTSIE
    I say MIDNIGHT COWBOY

    next up:   Robert Redford

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    I’m going to say Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 

    Harvey Keitel 

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    Reservoir Dogs (thanks to Breaking Bad for emphasizing that more 😛 )

    Robert De Niro

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