Best acting performance

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  1. drej2522 profile image78
    drej2522posted 10 years ago

    There are so many great performances out there that it would be very hard to narrow it down to just one. Performances like:

    Tom Hanks ~ Forest Gump
    George C. Scott ~ Patton
    Heath Ledger ~ The Joker
    Liam Neeson ~ Oskar Schindler

    BUT, what performance sticks out the most in your mind?

    For me, it has to be...

    Val Kilmer ~ John Henry "Doc" Holliday

    1. Drew Breezzy profile image66
      Drew Breezzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Heath Ledger ~ The Joke

  2. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 10 years ago

    You have named all of the ones that I wouldhave named however I would say....


    Tyler Perry " Madea" he is skillful, talented writes, directs , produces and plays in all of his plays and movies. smile

    1. drej2522 profile image78
      drej2522posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Tyler Perry...that's like the 3rd or 4th time I've heard that name mentioned within the last 2 weeks..hmmm..interesting.

  3. europewalker profile image75
    europewalkerposted 10 years ago

    Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1. aware profile image67
      awareposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      i just scrolled tru other answers and saw im not alone
      lol

  4. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 10 years ago

    Tom Hanks- Philadelphia & Cast Away smile

  5. hoodieweather profile image62
    hoodieweatherposted 10 years ago

    Robin Williams- Good Will Hunting.

  6. profile image0
    L. Andrew Marrposted 10 years ago

    Robin Williams - The Dead Poet Society

    1. Colebabie profile image60
      Colebabieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. smile I just saw him perform. His last joke was about porn. As he was waving to the crowd someone yelled "Oh Captain, my Captain!" he was like "Oh quoting from Dead Poet's Society are we? Going from porn to poetry, now that's a leap!"

      He is amazing.

      1. drej2522 profile image78
        drej2522posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Robin Williams is a genius...agreed...I thought his performance in Good Morning Vietnam was astounding!

  7. blue dog profile image63
    blue dogposted 10 years ago

    how about tk's performance on lita's hub?

    wait, that's not amazing.  it's pathetic.

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      Leta Sposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      lol.  You saw?  I reported it as abuse.  Not that something will be done.

      1. blue dog profile image63
        blue dogposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        we should have known that meaningful dialogue, even on a hub, couldn't last forever.

  8. aware profile image67
    awareposted 10 years ago

    Jack Nicholson  in one flew over the cuckoos nest

  9. Actingperson profile image61
    Actingpersonposted 10 years ago

    What about the women?

    Meryl Streep- in everything she's ever done.

    Diane Keaton- Annie Hall

    Diane Wiest- love her so much- Bullets over Broadway.

    Kristin Scott Thomas- I loved you so long.

    Penelope Cruz- Volver

    and

    Jack Nicholson- As good as it gets.


    Don't forget the females, please.

    1. drej2522 profile image78
      drej2522posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      haha...how about Jodie Foster's performance in the Silence of the Lambs smile

    2. theageofcake profile image61
      theageofcakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Here, here!  Let's talk about the women of the big screen. 

      Meryl Streep in Doubt

      Catherine Keener in Being John Malkovich

      Emily Watson in Punch Drunk Love

      Audrey Tatou in Amelie (a role initially intended for Ms Watson)

      Faye Dunaway in Network

      Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard 

      Laura Linney in The Squid and the Whale

      Frances McDormand in Fargo

      Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets

      Christina Ricci in The Opposite of Sex

      Felicity Huffman in Transamerica

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    HealthTipposted 10 years ago

    James Dean - East Of Eden

  11. sannyasinman profile image59
    sannyasinmanposted 10 years ago

    Daniel Day Lewis in "My Left Foot".

    1. Amuriel Hight profile image58
      Amuriel Hightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Daniel Day Lewis in The Last of the Mohecans (sp?) and Gangs of New York

      1. theageofcake profile image61
        theageofcakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Don't forget There Will Be Blood;  Daniel Plainview is easily one of the greatest cinematic characters of all time.

  12. topgunjager profile image59
    topgunjagerposted 10 years ago

    Sean Penn in I am Sam=)

  13. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 10 years ago

    Audrey Tautou -Amelie

    Russell Crowe-Gladiator

  14. dohn121 profile image81
    dohn121posted 10 years ago

    Geez, there are so many...

    Okay, how about the entire cast of "Glengarry, Glen Ross" (1992): Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin and Al Pacino?

    Here's Alec Baldwin's performance, which is an absolute eye-opener.  He should have won an Oscar!

    Hey, coffee's for closers big_smile

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-AXTx4PcKI

    Enjoy!

    1. drej2522 profile image78
      drej2522posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      very nice...great dialogue there!

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 10 years ago

    Johnny Depp - Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas

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      Justine76posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      duuuuuuude yes!! wicked good movie

      1. drej2522 profile image78
        drej2522posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        agreed...he was great in BLOW as well

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          Justine76posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          he was good in everything ive ever seen him ..

  16. drej2522 profile image78
    drej2522posted 10 years ago

    kinda like Edward Norton...everything he touches is gold!

    1. Amuriel Hight profile image58
      Amuriel Hightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Edward Norton in Fight Club!!!

  17. europewalker profile image75
    europewalkerposted 10 years ago

    Kevin Spacey in Swimming with Sharks

  18. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 10 years ago

    My Daniel Day-Lewis--my bf,,,,LOL

    “The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), In The Name of the Father (1993), The Boxer (1997), Gangs of New York (2002), and The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), There will be blood (2007).

  19. secondreview profile image61
    secondreviewposted 10 years ago

    John Hurt and Derek Jacobi in "I Claudius " series. 
    Elizabeth Taylor in "Cat on a hot tin roof".   Will Smith in "Ali" also gets my vote.

    1. theageofcake profile image61
      theageofcakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Don't forget John Hurt as "The Elephant Man" John Merrick

  20. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 10 years ago

    Sean Penn - I'm Sam

    Richard Burton - Becket

 
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