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Discuss great acting performances.


IMO the top 20:

20. Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland
19. Daniel Day-Lewis - My Left Foot
18. Kevin Spacey - American Beauty
17. Daniel Day-Lewis - Gangs of New York
16. Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca
15. Denzel Washington - Malcolm X
14. Marlon Brando - The Godfather
13. Joe Pesci - Goodfellas
12. James Dean - Rebel Without a Cause
11. Peter O' Toole - Lawrence of Arabia
10. Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon
9. Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver
8. Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront
7. Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
6. Anthony Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs
5. Sean Penn - Mystic River
4. Al Pacino - The Godfather: Part II
3. Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
2. Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
1. Robert De Niro - Raging Bull
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Heath Ledger in The Dark Night was fantastic, its amazing how someone can be that convincing
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Heath Ledger in The Dark Night was fantastic, its amazing how someone can be that convincing


Yeah can't wait for his next movie
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I'd say a pretty good list, but no Jack Nicholson on your list?!

Jack in The Shining is awesome and this may get me some grief but Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands has always been one of my favorite performances.
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Yeah can't wait for his next movie


Uh was that sarcastic?

He died you idiot lol
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Uh was that sarcastic?

He died you idiot lol

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More recently, I thought the guy playing Rorschach in Watchmen did a really good job.
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#12
Tom hanks - Forrest gump
Jack Nicholson and morgan freeman - The bucket list
Paul giamati - cinderellaman and lady in the water.
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What about Leo in the Departed??? or Jim Carrey in the number 23??
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I'd say a pretty good list, but no Jack Nicholson on your list?!

Jack in The Shining is awesome and this may get me some grief but Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands has always been one of my favorite performances.

In my list Jack first appears on number 25 for One FLew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. His performance in the Shining is number 33. I have Depp for Edward Scissorhands number 27.
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He died you idiot lol

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Uh was that sarcastic?

He died you idiot lol


another idiot that acts before thinking...

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It kinda reminds me of the Academy award winner list...


Yea its does, but now that you mention the Academy....Something I've wondered is why did Anthony Hopkins get placed in the Best Actor category for Silence of the Lambs when he was in it for a total of about 15-20 mins tops. While Heath Ledger was placed in the Best Supporting Actor category when he had a lot more screentime.
Hopkins' performance was fantastic, especially the fact he managed to steal the show with little screen time, but I just don't understand the reasoning behind this.

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In my list Jack first appears on number 25 for One FLew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. His performance in the Shining is number 33. I have Depp for Edward Scissorhands number 27.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1054606/


oh sh*t yea I completely forgot about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Thats his best imo.
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Ah i was not aware of another movie, my mistake
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Tom hanks - Forrest gump

You nailed it, bro.
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Ah i was not aware of another movie, my mistake


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It kinda reminds me of the Academy award winner list...

DDL in Gangs of New York didn't win.
Humphrey Bogart in Casablana didn't win.
Denzel Washington in Malcolm X didn't win.
James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause didn't win.
Peter O' Toole in Lawrence of Arabia didn't win.
Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon didn't win.
Robert De Niro on Taxi Driver didn't win.
Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part II didn't win.
Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler didn't win.
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What about Leo in the Departed??? or Jim Carrey in the number 23??

Leo is still going to be on y list for the Daprted. But Carrey for the Number 23 won;t be.
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Something I've wondered is why did Anthony Hopkins get placed in the Best Actor category for Silence of the Lambs when he was in it for a total of about 15-20 mins tops. While Heath Ledger was placed in the Best Supporting Actor category when he had a lot more screentime.

Warner Bros didn't push for Ledger to be in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category.
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Leonardo Dicaprio with Johnny Depp - What's eating gilbert grape
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#22
It was hard for me to order these...

1. Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club
2. Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Aliens
3. David Carradine as Bill in Kill Bill
4. Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects
5. Brad Bitt as Jeffrey Goines in Twelve Monkeys
6. Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs
7. Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day
8. Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight
9. Edward Norton as The Narrator in Fight Club
10. Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrence in The Shining
11. Edward Furlong as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day
12. Laurence Fishbourne as Morpheus in The Matrix
13. Morgan Freeman as Red in The Shawshank Redemption
14. Samuel Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction
15. Ian McKellen as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings
16. Morgan Freeman as Detective Somerset in Se7en
17. Clive Owen as Dwight in Sin City
18. Harvey Keitel as Mr White in Reservoir Dogs
19. Tom Cruise as Nathan Algren in The Last Samurai
20. Tom Hanks as John Miller in Saving Private Ryan
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More recently, I thought the guy playing Rorschach in Watchmen did a really good job.

Same. I thought it was a bit out-of-character when he was in Moloch's apartment, running around and shouting "NOO! STUPID, STUPID!"
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#25
just to add to the list...

Jack Nicholson in Chinatown
Gene Hackman in French Connection
Min-sik Choi in Oldboy
Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter
Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men
Joe Pesci in Raging Bull

I still think Mickey Rourke got robbed this year in the Oscars. Nothing to be surprised about, though.
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another idiot that acts before thinking...

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21 - 35.

35. Al Pacino - Scarface
34. Marlon Brando - Apocalypse Now
33. Jack Nicholson - The Shining
32. Sean Penn - Milk
31. Kevin Spacey - The Usual Suspects
30. James Stewart - It's a Wonderful Life
29. James Dean - East of Eden
28. Laurence Olivier - Hamlet
27. Johnny Depp - Edward Scissorhands
26. Peter Lorre - M
25. Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
24. Christopher Walken - The Deer Hunter
23. Marlon Brando - Last Tango in Paris
22. Robert De Niro - The Deer Hunter
21. Liam Neeson - Schindler's List
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Adrien Brody - The Pianist

It was a good performance, but I don' think he deserved the Oscar over DDL.
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He died you idiot lol



He still has a movie that hasn't come out yet you idiot lol
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#33
these are ones i havent noticed so far
in no particular order


dustin hoffman- rain man
matt damon- good will hunting
mel gibson- conspiracy theory
jonny depp- pirates of the carribean ( shut up i liked it )
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