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Added by Mihail

on 22 Nov 2010 11:37

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Top 30 Performances

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Average listal rating (33 ratings) 9.2  IMDB Rating
1. Maria Falconetti
as Jeanne d'Arc in The Passion of Joan of Arc

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Average listal rating (164 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
2. Klaus Kinski
as Don Lope de Aguirre in Aguirre: The Wrath of God

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Average listal rating (386 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
3. Ingrid Bergman
as Charlotte Andergast in Autumn Sonata

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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
4. Stephen Archibald
as Jamie in Bill Douglas Trilogy: My Childhood, My Ain Folk, My Way Home

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Average listal rating (28 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
5. Victor Sjöström
as Dr. Isak Borg in Wild Strawberries

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Average listal rating (32 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
6. Janet Gaynor

Average listal rating (1736 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
7. Jack Nicholson
as Robert Eroica Dupea in Five Easy Pieces

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Average listal rating (115 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
8. Liv Ullmann
as Marianne in Scenes from a Marriage

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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
9. George O'Brien

Average listal rating (185 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
10. James Gandolfini
as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos

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Average listal rating (39 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
11. Matti Pellonpää
as Rodolfo in The Bohemian Life

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Average listal rating (554 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
12. Daniel Day-Lewis
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Average listal rating (179 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
13. Marcello Mastroianni
as Marcello Rubini in La dolce vita

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Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
14. Gloria Swanson
as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard



Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
15. Jean-Louis Barrault
as Baptiste Debureau in Children of Paradise


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Average listal rating (26 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
16. Erland Josephson
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Average listal rating (1583 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
17. Nicolas Cage
as Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas

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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
18. Olivier Gourmet
as Olivier in The Son


Average listal rating (118 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
19. Bruno Ganz
as Damiel in Wings of Desire

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Average listal rating (44 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
20. Harriet Andersson
as Agnes in Cries and Whispers

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Average listal rating (40 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
21. Conrad Veidt
as Gwynplaine in The Man Who Laughs



Average listal rating (184 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
22. Peter O'Toole
as T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia


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Average listal rating (788 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
23. Marlon Brando
as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront

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Average listal rating (284 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
24. Judy Garland
as Vicki Lester / Esther Blodgett in A Star is Born

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Average listal rating (253 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
25. Rutger Hauer
as Eric Vonk in Turkish Delight


Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
26. Bruno S.
as Kaspar Hauser in The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser


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Average listal rating (252 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
27. Henry Fonda
as Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men

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Average listal rating (169 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
28. Yun-Fat Chow
as Chow Chen-fat in A Diary of a Big Man

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Average listal rating (71 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
29. Takashi Shimura
as Kanji Watanabe in Ikiru

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Average listal rating (778 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
30. Joaquin Phoenix
as Freddie Quell in The Master

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Honorable Mentions

Average listal rating (906 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
31. Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Wilson Joel in Love Liza

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My favorite performances by an actor or actress in film or TV.

Update (2012): Since creating this list I've seen quite a few films including some exceptional performances, so I will expand this a little bit.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 27 20:16
Maybe it's just me, but I think Heath Ledger as The Joker definitely deserves to be mentioned here.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 27 20:24
I would put Robert De Niro in Raging Bull (1980).
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 27 21:21
What a great list... very refined taste. I would like to mention Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote and Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 28 4:26
great list!
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 29 9:34
Putting Heath Ledger's Joker on this list would be near sacrilege...
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 29 14:21
Marlon is a genius :)) great list
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 29 16:17
Great List........ Heres A Suggestion!

Joe Pesci In GoodFellas!
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 31 18:41
Doc Holliday, why?
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jun 20 17:13
Needs Eric Roberts in Star 80 but good list!
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 27 13:01
Great list, someone knows their cinema
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 29 19:56
Thank you for not having De Niro in Raging Bull on here. That performance and that entire movie are overrated as hell.
Posted: 8 months, 2 weeks ago at Dec 16 0:03
Great performance lists like this are very rare. Well done, sir...

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