Top 10 Male Performances of All Time?

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  • Anonymous
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    #194417

    Here we go… Share your Top 10!
     
    I’m going to update my Top 10’s very soon. But it’ll be Leonardo DiCaprio all over the place. Lol.

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    babypook
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    #194419

    Ok!

    The Men:

    Chris Cooper, Adaptation

    Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter

    Marlon Brando, The Godfather, and several other of his perfs

    Sam Shepard, The Right Stuff (so sue me)

    Fredric March, in everything actually, but Dr J and Mr H for starters

    Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, Sleuth

    Humphrey Bogart, Caine Mutiny

    Tony Curtis and Sydney Poitier, The Defiant Ones

    Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird

    Maximilian Schell, Judgement at Nuremberg

    O o, is that ten?

    Peter Sellers, Dr Strangelove

    Michael Caine, Alfie

    Jon Voight, Midnight Cowboy

    Jack Nicholson, Five Easy Pieces

    Paul Winfield, Sounder

    Peter Finch, Network

    De Niro*, Raging Bull

    Sorry Vince. Way more than ten, and many many many others. Lol.

     

     

     

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    KyleBailey
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    Lead: 

    Anthony Hopkins “The Silence of the Lambs”
    Johnny Depp “Sweeney Todd”
    Nathan Lane “The Producers” 
    Heath Ledger “Brokeback Mountain” 
    Leonardo DiCaprio “The Departed” 
    Kevin Spacey “American Beauty” 
    Sean Penn “Milk” 
    Jesse Eisenberg “The Social Network” 
    Peter Finch “Network” 
    Jack Nicholson “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 

    Supporting:

    Heath Ledger “The Dark Knight”
    Ralph Fiennes “Schindler’s List” 
    Philip Seymour Hoffman “Doubt” 
    Joel Grey “Cabaret”  
    Andrew Garfield “The Social Network”
    Ralph Fiennes “Harry Poter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
    Gary Beach “The Producers” 
    Jim Broadbent “Moulin Rouge!”
    Geoffrey Rush “Pirates of the Caribbean”
     Hank Azeria “The Birdcage” 
     

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    Anonymous
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    #194421

    1. Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio, Catch Me If You Can
    3. Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List
    4. Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
    5. James Stewart, Rear Window
    6. Christopher Plummer, The Sound of Music
    7. Kevin Spacey, American Beauty
    8. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
    9. John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever
    10. Robert Forster, Jackie Brown

    Others:

    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
    Sean Connery, Indiana Jones 3
    Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
    John Travolta, Grease
    Jason Miller, The Exorcist
    Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire
    Marlon Brando, The Godfather
    Ryan Gosling, Drive
    Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
    Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
    Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
    Edward Norton, Birdman
    Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
    Sam Rockwell, The Way Way Back
    Logan Lerman, The Persk of Being a Wallflower
    Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
    Craig Roberts, Submarine
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
    Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange
    Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
    Michael Clark Duncan, The Green Mile
    Clive Owen, Closer
    William H. Macy, Fargo
    Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump
    Matt Damon, The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Jason Schwartzman, Rushmore
    Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
    Ben Kingsey, Schindler’s List

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    Macbeth
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    #194422

    01. David Thewlis as Johnny in Naked
    02. Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    03. Anthony Perkins as Josef K. in The Trial
    04. Gary Bond as John Grant in Wake in Fright
    05. Takeshi Kaneshiro as He Qiwu in Chungking Express
    06. Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds
    07. Robert Mitchum as Eddie Coyle in The Friends of Eddie Coyle
    08. Walter Matthau as Whiplash Willie Gingrich in The Fortune Cookie
    09. Joaquin Phoenix as Freddy Quell in The Master
    10. Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood

    Honorable Mentions
    00. Al Pacino as Sonny in Dog Day Afternoon
    00. Divine as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray
    00. Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street
    00. Paul Winfield as Keys in White Dog
    00. Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham in American Beauty

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    Jake
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    Best Actor

    William Holden, “Sunset Blvd.”

    Jack Lemmon, “Some Like It Hot”

    Richard Burton, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

    Marlon Brando, “The Godfather”

    Jack Nicholson, “Chinatown”

    Al Pacino, “Dog Day Afternoon”

    Robert De Niro, “Raging Bull”

    Dustin Hoffman, “Tootsie”

    Adrien Brody, “The Pianist”

    Jim Carrey, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

     

    Best Supporting Actor

    George Sanders, “All About Eve”

    Karl Malden, “A Streetcar Named Desire”

    Gene Hackman, “Bonnie & Clyde”

    James Caan, “The Godfather”

    Christopher Walken, “The Deer Hunter”

    Timothy Hutton, “Ordinary People” (lead)

    Joe Pesci, “Goodfellas”

    Samuel L. Jackson, “Pulp Fiction”

    Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”

    Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

     

     

    I don’t do 2010s – too recent.

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    M
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    Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Flawless
    Denzel Washington, Malcolm X
    Sean Penn, U Turn
    Val Kilmer, The Doors
    Gary Oldman, Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    Jeff Goldblum, The Fly
    Laurence Fishburne, What’s Love Got to Do With It
    Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction  
    Raul Julia, Addams Family Values

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    Sab21
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    #194425

    Still so many to see, but so far:

    1. Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
    2. Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs
    3. Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
    4. Robert De Niro in Raging Bull
    5. Peter O’Toole in The Lion in Winter
    6. Richard Burton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    7. Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire
    8. Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove
    9. F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus
    10. Ben Kingsley in Gandhi

    Honorable Mention (this time I tried to limit myself to 5…):
    Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List
    Al Pacino in The Godfather (Part I & II)
    Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver
    Kevin Spacey in American Beauty
    Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote

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    REBEL
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    #194426

    Tony Leung, Happy Together
    Daniel Day-Lewis, There will be blood 
    Leslie Cheung, Farewell My Concubine
    Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds 
    Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire
    Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
    Al Pacino, The Godfather I
    Ben Kingsley, Gandhi
    Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain 
    Chiwetel Ejiorfor, 12 Years A Slave

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    Eddy Q
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    #194427

    Listed chronologically

    Marcel Dalio – La Règle du Jeu (1939) – a sublime performance which often goes unmentioned in discussions of the film (often the case with actors in the greatest masterpieces)
    Orson Welles – Citizen Kane (1941)
    Victor Sjöström – Wild Strawberries (1957) 
    James Stewart – Vertigo (1958)
    Anthony Perkins – Psycho (1960)
    Peter Sellers – Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    Robert De Niro – Taxi Driver (1976); Raging Bull (1980); The King of Comedy (1983) – Ok, I’m cheating, but I’m not even gonna try choosing between these three
    Klaus Maria Brandauer – Mephisto (1981) – seriously underrated these days
    David Thewlis – Naked (1993) – Judging by this, he probably could have played the werewolf part of Lupin as well as the human
    Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood (2007)
     

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    vinny
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    1)Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

    2) DDL – There Will Be Blood

    3) Laurence Oliver – Hamlet

    4) Marlon Brando – The Godfather

    5) Michael Douglas – Wall Street

    6) Joe Pesci – Goodfellas

    7) Edmund Gwenn – Miracle on 34th Street

    8) Clark Gable – Gone With the Wind

    9) Jack Lemmon – Some Like it Hot

    10) Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront

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    Dr.Fabe
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    In no particular order:

    Timothy Hutton – Ordinary People

    Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network

    Peter Lorre – M

    Lamberto Maggiorani – Bicycle Thieves

    Bill Murray – Groundhog Day

    Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland

    Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

    Dustin Hoffman – Kramer vs. Kramer

    Klaus Kinski – Aguirre,The Wrath of God

    Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men

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    ENGLAND
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    Glad that this forum was created. Here are 10 performances that Ive selected out of many but they are not in any particular order.

     

    • Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire)
    • Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)
    • Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
    • Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl)
    • Crispin Glover (Willard)
    • Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In)
    • Jack Nicholson (The Shinning)
    • Marlon Brando (On The Waterfront)
    • Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite)
    • Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon)
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    benutty
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    Marlon Brando – A Streetcar Named Desire
    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Aviator 
    Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront
    Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction 
    Joaquin Phoenix – Her
    Kevin Spacey – American Beauty
    Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
    Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
    Colin Firth – A Single Man
    Leonardo DiCaprio – Titanic 

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    marcelo
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    1- Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the lambs
    2- Jack Nicholson, One Flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest
    3- Dustin Hoffman, Midnight Cowboy
    4- Daniel Day Lewis, There Will be Blood
    5- Marlos Brando, The Godfather
    6- Marcello Mastroianni, Dark Eyes
    7- Francisco Rabal, Los Santos Inocentes
    8- F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus
    9- Orson Welles, Citizen Kane
    10- Kevin Spacey, American Beauty

    Mentions:
    Richard Burton, WAOVW
    Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath
    Peter Finch, Sunday, Bloody Sunday
    Jack Lemmon, Some Like it Hot
    Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver

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