Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Greatest Film Performances I've Seen


These are the best film performances I've ever seen in chronological order. This list might be updated later.

Maria Falconetti as Joan Of Arc in "The Passion Of Joan Of Arc" (1928)


Bette Davis as Margo Channing in "All About Eve" (1950)

Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard" (1950)

Malcolm McDowell as Alex in "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)
Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972)
Al Pacino as Sonny Wortzik in "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975)
Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)
Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Johnson in "The Color Purple" (1985)
Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious in "Sid & Nancy" (1986)

Richard E. Grant as Withnail in "Withnail & I" (1987)

Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" (1989)
Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in "Malcolm X" (1992)
Holly Hunter as Ada McGrath in "The Piano" (1993)

Leonardo DiCaprio as Arnie Grape in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" (1993)

Edward Norton as Derek Vinyard in "American History X" (1998)

Roberto Benigni as Guido Orefice in "Life Is Beautiful" (1998)

Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena in "Boys Don't Cry" (1999)
Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffee in "The Green Mile" (1999)
Ewen Bremner as Julien in "Julien Donkey-Boy" (1999)
Bjork as Selma Jezkova in "Dancer In The Dark" (2000)
Ellen Burstyn as Sara Goldfarb in "Requiem For A Dream" (2000)
Adrien Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman in "The Pianist" (2002)
Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004)
Imelda Staunton as Vera Drake in "Vera Drake" (2004)

Ellen Page as Haley Stark in "Hard Candy" (2005)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Neil  in "Mysterious Skin" (2005)

Emile Hirsch as Chris McCandless in "Into The Wild" (2007)
Marion Cottilard as Edith Piaf in "La Vie En Rose" (2007)
Heath Ledger as The Joker in "The Dark Knight" (2008)
The Dark Knight Movie Review
Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands in "Hunger" (2008)
Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds" (2009)
Mo'Nique as Mary Jones in "Precious" (2009)
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin in "Temple Grandin" (2010)

Paul Giamatti as Barney Panofsky in "Barney's Version" (2011)

Michael Fassbender as Brandon Sullivan in "Shame" (2011)






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