Directors What Actor Gave The Best Perfomance of All Time?

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  1. Rob Tomlin

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    My vote goes to Robert De Niro for his incredible performance in Raging Bull. Acting just doesn't get any better than that!
     
  2. Aurel Savin

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    While I do like DeNiro in Raging Bull and he is one of my favorite actors ... I like all actors that make me forget about them and totally immerse me into their characters.
    Some that come to mind ...
    Harvey Keitel in BAD LIEUTENANT
    Edward Norton in AMERICAN HISTORY X
    Tom Hanks in FORREST GUMP
    and some oddball stuff like
    Mike Myers as AUSTIN POWERS [​IMG]
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  3. Jim_C

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    I thought that Hanks was fantastic in Philadelphia. Daniel Day Lewis was also extremely good the same year in In the Name of the Father.
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  4. Calvin Cullen

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    George C. Scott in Patton
    Maria Falconetti in La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
    Jason Mewes in Mallrats
    Robert De Niro in Raging Bull
    James Stewart in Vertigo
     
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    Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind
    Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter
    Anne Bancroft in The Graduate
    Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull
    Dustin Hoffman in Lenny
    Gunter Lamprecht in Berlin Alexanderplatz
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  8. Tom Rhea

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    Warren Oates in Two Lane Blacktop.
     
  9. Steven Simon

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    Hey Rain,
    I see a nose hair!!! [​IMG]
    My favorite performance would be George C. Scott in Patton.....
    Crawdaddy might agree with me...
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  10. RayG

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    Marlon Brando in "A Streetcar Named Desire".
     
  11. Mitty

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    Anthony Perkins in Psycho
    Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver
    Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire
    Orson Welles in Citizen Kane
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  12. george kaplan

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    Jack Lemmon in The Apartment
    Al Pacino in The Godfather
    Orson Welles in Citizen Kane
    Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove
    Jack Nicholson in Chinatown
    Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo
    Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush
    Anthony Perkins in Psycho
    Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate
    Spencer Tracy in Adam's Rib
    Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity
    John Garfield in The Postman Always Rings Twice
    Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby
    Kevin Spacey in L.A. Confidential
    Bill Murray in Groundhog Day
    Peter Lorre in M
    Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry, Wrong Number
    James Cromwell in lots of supporting roles
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    quote: Hey Rain, I see a nose hair!!![/quote]
    Actually, that's Edge Enhancement.
    Patton George C. Scott
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    Edit: Added a space between Patton & George... call me anal [​IMG]
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  14. Tommy G

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    Wow, another vote for George C. Scott in Patton. Unbelievable performance.
     
  15. Jason Whyte

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    All these performances just make me (edit) happy: (Ok guys, you can tell I didn't have my caffiene this morning [​IMG])
    Jack Lemmon in pretty much any film he has done.
    Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove
    Marlon Brando in The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and On The Waterfront
    Philip Baker Hall in Secret Honor
    George C. Scott in Patton
    Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces
    Gene Kelly in Singin' In The Rain
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  16. Jay W

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    This is a tough one, if I was pressed I would have to say De Niro in Raging Bull too. Al Pacino in Godfather II as well (I'm a little biased on that one though [​IMG])
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    George C. Scott in Patton hands down !!!
     
  18. Neil Joseph

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    Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs Kramer
     
  19. Gary_E

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    Best Performance of All Time
    James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy
    These were pretty good too.
    1. Leonardo diCaprio in What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    2. Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot
    3. Jim Carrey in Man On The Moon
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  20. george kaplan

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    quote: All these performances just make me wince:
    Jack Lemmon in pretty much any film he has done.
    Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove
    Marlon Brando in The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and On The Waterfront
    Philip Baker Hall in Secret Honor
    George C. Scott in Patton
    Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces
    Gene Kelly in Singin' In The Rain[/quote]
    Jason,
    I think you posted in the wrong thread accidentally. This is a thread about the BEST performances, not the WORST. If you want to talk about worst performances, it'd be better to do so in a thread dedictated to that topic. [​IMG]
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