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Jeanne d'Arc
in The Passion of Joan of Arc (La passion de Jeanne d'Arc) (1928)

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Vivian Revere Kirkwood
in Three on a Match (1932)

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Johnny Gray
in The General (1926)

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A Tramp
in City Lights (1931)

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Tajômaru
in Rashomon (1950)

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John 'Scottie' Ferguson
in Vertigo (1958)

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Samuel Spade
in The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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Holly Golightly
in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

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Average listal rating (498 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Eddie Felson
in The Hustler (1961)

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Guido Anselmi
in 8 1/2 (8½) (1963)

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Edward Scissorhands
in Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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Average listal rating (451 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
T.R. Devlin
in Notorious (1946)

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Michael Corleone
in The Godfather (1972)

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Jack Torrance
in The Shining (1980)

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C.C. Baxter
in The Apartment (1960)

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Eleanor of Aquitaine
in The Lion in Winter (1968)

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Jake La Motta
in Raging Bull (1980)

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter
in The Silence of the Lambs

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Terry Malloy
in On the Waterfront (1954)

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Daniel Plainview
in There Will Be Blood

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Antoine Doinel
in The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) (1959)

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Average listal rating (127 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Elisabeth Vogler
in Persona (1966)

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Joker
in The Dark Knight

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Marcello Clerici
in The Conformist (Il Conformista) (1970)

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Group Captain Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin M
in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

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Police Inspector Harry Callahan
in Dirty Harry (1971)

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Atticus Finch
in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Richard III
in Richard III (1955)

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Letty
in The Wind (1928)

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Charlotte Andergast
in Autumn Sonata

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Jett Rink
in Giant (1956)

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Thomas
in O drakos (1956)



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Hans Beckert
in M (1931)

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Catherine
in Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim) (1962)

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Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett
in White Heat (1949)

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Writer
in Stalker (1979)

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Sophie
in Sophie's Choice (1982)

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Adolf Hitler
in Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)

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Don Lope de Aguirre
in Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1972)

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The Wife
in Sunrise (Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans) (1927)

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T.E. Lawrence
in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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Graf Orlok / Nosferatu
in Nosferatu (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (1922)

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Lola Lola
in The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel) (1930)

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Harry Powell
in The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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Roger 'Verbal' Kint
in The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Clementine Kruczynski
in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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Margo
in All About Eve (1950)

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Patrick Bateman
in American Psycho (2000)

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Carole
in Repulsion (1965)

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Alma, The Nurse
in Persona (1966)

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Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Dec 15 1:28
LEBOWSKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Dec 16 17:54
Uh, maybe Reese Witherspoon as June Carter in Walk The Line?
Also, Christian Bale as the Jim Graham in Empire of the Sun?
Angelina Jolie as Lisa in Girl,Interrupted?
I personally think that the best performance Johnny Depp had was in Ed Wood but since you already have him in an iconic role maybe this is unnecessary. Although Jack Sparrow almost got him an Oscar so maybe if you want that...aaanddd...I might have missed a few but if you don't have anyone from Pulp Fiction then maybe someone from that? All actors were pretty good and some iconic.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Mar 5 14:51
Good list with some very interesting choices... although I cant really vote for it because I can't agree with many of the chosen roles (Cary Grant for Notorious, Al Pacino for Godfather instead of Brando, NOT Al Pacino for Part II, etc) but it's a very good effort.
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Apr 26 8:31
Great list. It needs Ellen Burstyn from Requiem, Eric Roberts from Star 80, Mickey Rourke from Barfly, and Morgan Freeman from Street Smart!!! :)
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at May 3 1:32
Off the top of my head: Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Joe Spinell for Maniac, Vincent Price for Theater of Blood, Boris Karloff for Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein, Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas, Daniel Day Lewis for There Will Be Blood, and Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler

...sure there's others I'm not thinking of right now...
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at May 3 2:54
Great list! Would have taken ages to finish.
It could have Natalie Portman- Black Swan, Ellen Burstyn- Requiem For A Dream, Also Colin Firth and Geoffry Rush for The Kings Speech!
LOVE THE BIG LEBOWSKI!!!
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at May 3 14:56
javier bardem comes to mind for no country. i also thought bogey was better in the treasure of the sierra madre, and nicholson in cuckoo's nest, and eastwood in unforgiven, but that's splitting hairs. great list..you've got my vote..
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Mar 11 22:17
An excellent list thank you for paying tribute to these amazing performances in cinema :) thank you.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Mar 12 1:41
You have some great performances listed here. Of the ones I have seen, I would only disagree with two:

While I love Jimmy Stewart and am a great fan of Hitchcock movies, I have always considered Vertigo one of their weakest efforts.

I also think Breakfast at Tiffany's is overatted. I just didn't get it. Was she supposed to be a prositute, a free spirit, crazy, or what?
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jun 16 7:25
Excellent taste! Great list! :)
"Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls." Ingmar Bergman
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Posted: 4 years, 12 months ago at Sep 26 15:50
Great perfomances ! maybe Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in Monster ?
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 14 2:18
Great choices indeed!!

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