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Added by Happy Vader on 19 Sep 2012 09:14
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50 Perfect Movie Performances!

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Peyton Flanders
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

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King George the 6th
The King's Speech

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Lionel Logue
The King's Speech

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Average listal rating (36 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 0
Grigori Rasputin
Hellboy

Roy Waller
Matchstick Men

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Terry Malloy
On the Waterfront

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Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Juror No. 3
12 Angry Men

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Rick Blaine
Casablanca

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Jake LaMotta
Raging Bull

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Average listal rating (2033 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
The Joker
The Dark Knight

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Frank Pentangeli
The Godfather pt. II

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The Narrator
Fight Club

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Amon Goeth
Schindler's List

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Norma Desmond
Sunset Blvd.

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General Turgidson
Dr. Strangelove

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Ash Williams
Evil Dead II

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Average listal rating (427 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Celine
Before Sunset

Bill "the Cutter" Butching
Gangs of New York

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Average listal rating (642 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Mr. Orange
Reservoir Dogs

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Dr. No
Dr. No

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Average listal rating (1955 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Sal
Dog Day Afternoon

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Anton Chigurh
No Country For Old Men

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Average listal rating (2908 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Joel Barish
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Average listal rating (1699 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Julia Child
Julie & Julia

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Seth Brundle
The Fly

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Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Average listal rating (1452 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
John Doe
Se7en

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Average listal rating (2002 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Norman Stansfield
Leon: the Professional

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Esther
Orphan

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Average listal rating (462 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Christopher McCandless / Alex Supertramp
Into the Wild

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Average listal rating (1000 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Sam Dawson
I Am Sam

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Average listal rating (140 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Adolf Hitler
Downfall

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Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Tony
Scarface

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Average listal rating (1130 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Johann Schmidt
Captain America

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Average listal rating (2981 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Michael Sullivan
Road to Perdition

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Rocky
Rocky

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Fanny Brice
Funny Girl

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Average listal rating (25 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Gwilym Morgan
How Green Was My Valley

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Larry Talbot
The Wolf Man

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Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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Evie
V for Vendetta

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Average listal rating (214 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Dracula
Dracula

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Prof. X
X-Men

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Average listal rating (1414 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Magneto
X-Men

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Frederick Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein

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Average listal rating (184 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
John Kramer / Jigsaw
SAW series

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Percy Wetmore
The Green Mile

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Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Sam Bell
Moon

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Dolores Umbridge
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

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Emperor Akbar
Mughal - e - Azam


100 best performances. 20 greatest performances in the history of cinema. 10 of the best performances of recent cinema. 40 arguably the be... oh well, you get the picture!

Countless, and in some cases, worthless, lists have been made on this particular topic. While many tend to go for the dog-tired cliche selections, others surprise the viewers by their unconventional, or otherwise unfitting, selections. They don't "forget" to include some of the widely praised performances, they just march to their own beat. They, my friends, are the true list-makers. It is they who break new ground!

Anyway, my list is a combination of sorts of the above two mentioned. Don't arch your eyebrows and do not dispose your garbage in the comment box below. That would be highly appreciated. Thank you!

Oscar winners or not, A-listers or Z-listers, these are the 50 most perfect film performances, according to me, of course!

Describe perfect then, some of you may ask. Well, here goes: It's all about in the first-time revelation. The first time when you see the actor or actress appear onscreen in their respective character. If there's one thing I'm mainly concerned on with is the performances. There are bad performances, good ones, great ones, and then there are perfect ones.

You still haven't defined the word perfect yet, you might say. Well, here goes, again: When an actor is dedicated to his character, and connects 100% to it, the result is fairly clear and easy to see. Long-time movie-goers can understand. The twitches, the hand movements, the dialogues, the way of walking, everything shows that the actor is not only trying to put on an impressive performance, but enjoying every minute of it. He becomes the true embodiment of the character and everything he does or says is not only plausible, but very convincing and believable. His job is to convert the characters from papers to the silver-screen, while ours it to do the opposite. There are performances which get better after repeated viewings, some get even worse, but these 50 were perfect, flawless, top-of-the-game from the first time itself. I hope I have explained myself clear.

Of course, I have left many, after all 50 is such a painfully small number as compared to, let's say, 500!

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