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What Actor Gave The Best Perfomance of All Time?


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#1 of 67 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted October 16 2001 - 05:58 PM

My vote goes to Robert De Niro for his incredible performance in Raging Bull. Acting just doesn't get any better than that!
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#2 of 67 OFFLINE   Aurel Savin

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Posted October 16 2001 - 06:36 PM

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

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Mike Myers as AUSTIN POWERS Posted Image

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#3 of 67 OFFLINE   Jim_C

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Posted October 16 2001 - 07:27 PM

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. ------------------ You want to upgrade again?!!
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#4 of 67 OFFLINE   Calvin Cullen

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Posted October 17 2001 - 04:01 AM

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

#5 of 67 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted October 17 2001 - 06:09 AM

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Jason Mewes in Mallrats

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You're kidding, right?

Anyway, my picks:

Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream
Marlon Brando in The Godfather

#6 of 67 OFFLINE   Brian Perry

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Posted October 17 2001 - 07:27 AM

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Posted October 17 2001 - 08:37 AM

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 of 67 OFFLINE   Tom Rhea

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Posted October 17 2001 - 01:49 PM

Warren Oates in Two Lane Blacktop.
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#9 of 67 OFFLINE   Steven Simon

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Posted October 17 2001 - 01:52 PM

Hey Rain,

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My favorite performance would be George C. Scott in Patton.....

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#10 of 67 OFFLINE   RayG

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Posted October 17 2001 - 03:57 PM

Marlon Brando in "A Streetcar Named Desire".

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Posted October 17 2001 - 04:38 PM

Anthony Perkins in Psycho Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire Orson Welles in Citizen Kane ------------------ http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/Forum9/HTML/007822.html Scary Movie Challenge: 13, 12, 11, 10 9 to go!

#12 of 67 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted October 18 2001 - 05:20 AM

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 ------------------ 13-time NBA world champion Lakers: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001
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Posted October 18 2001 - 07:59 AM

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Hey Rain, I see a nose hair!!![/quote]

Actually, that's Edge Enhancement.

Patton George C. Scott

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#14 of 67 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted October 18 2001 - 08:51 AM

Wow, another vote for George C. Scott in Patton. Unbelievable performance.
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#15 of 67 OFFLINE   Jason Whyte

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Posted October 18 2001 - 09:05 AM

All these performances just make me (edit) happy: (Ok guys, you can tell I didn't have my caffiene this morning Posted Image)

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 of 67 OFFLINE   Jehan

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Posted October 18 2001 - 11:11 AM

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 Posted Image)

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#17 of 67 OFFLINE   Chris Fondoklis

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Posted October 18 2001 - 11:16 AM

George C. Scott in Patton hands down !!!

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Posted October 18 2001 - 12:29 PM

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Posted October 18 2001 - 02:04 PM

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 -Gary

#20 of 67 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted October 18 2001 - 02:17 PM

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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. Posted Image


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