Two Oscar-winning roles. Two great performances. One man. Which performance do you think is better? I vote for Raging Bull, since I think that not only is this De Niro’s best performance, but I think that this is the best acting performance of all time.
Raging bull, and though I get why you’re comparing these two performances (his Oscar wins), his performance in Taxi Driver >>>>>
Raging Bull without a doubt. I do wish he won for Taxi Driver as well.
It wouldn’t have been too bad to have seen a win for The Deer Hunter, as well.
His 5 best in order…
THE GODFATHER PART II
THE KING OF COMEDY
THE DEER HUNTER
RAGING BULL is easily his best performance.
His work in The Godfather Part II definitely deserved a win (although that was the year that several of Mel Brooks’ men from his two comedies should have been in consideration).