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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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A Tramp
in City Lights (1931)

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Johnny Gray
in The General (1926)

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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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Guido Anselmi
in 8 1/2 (8½) (1963)

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Holly Golightly
in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

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Eddie Felson
in The Hustler (1961)

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Michael Corleone
in The Godfather (1972)

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T.R. Devlin
in Notorious (1946)

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Edward Scissorhands
in Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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Jack Torrance
in The Shining (1980)

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Eleanor of Aquitaine
in The Lion in Winter (1968)

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter
in The Silence of the Lambs

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C.C. Baxter
in The Apartment (1960)

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Jake La Motta
in Raging Bull (1980)

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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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Joker
in The Dark Knight

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Elisabeth Vogler
in Persona (1966)

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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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Richard III
in Richard III (1955)

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Atticus Finch
in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Charlotte Andergast
in Autumn Sonata

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

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Jett Rink
in Giant (1956)

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

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Letty
in The Wind (1928)

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Thomas
in O drakos (1956)



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Hans Beckert
in M (1931)

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

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Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett
in White Heat (1949)

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Writer
in Stalker (1979)

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

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Adolf Hitler
in Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)

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Sophie
in Sophie's Choice (1982)

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

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Harry Powell
in The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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

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

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

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

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Carole
in Repulsion (1965)

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Dan Dunne
in Half Nelson (2006)

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Posted: 7 years, 9 months ago at Dec 15 1:28
LEBOWSKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 6 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: 6 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: 6 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: 6 years ago at Sep 26 15:50
Great perfomances ! maybe Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in Monster ?
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Mar 14 2:18
Great choices indeed!!

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