Single Greatest Performance By An Actor Or Actress

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  1. as439726

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    What is the single greatest performance by an actor or actress that you've ever seen?
     

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    No doubt whatsoever.
    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.
    The most intense amazing performance I have ever witnessed. I never knew he was capable of that. He is sadly missed.
     
  3. tube517

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    Off the top of my head:

    Robert DeNiro - "Raging Bull"
    Jack Nicholson - "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
    Anthony Hopkins - "Silence of the Lambs"
     
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    All awesome performances
     
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    I have to add one more:
    Al Pacino - Scarface
     
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    You could add:

    Al Pacino - Godfather II
    Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon

    He's had so many it's ridiculous
     
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    Tom Hanks: Philadelphia
    Cast Away
    The Green Mile
    Saving Private Ryan
    A League of Their Own
    Old School Classic: The Money Pit
    Bachelor Party
     
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    Robert Downey Jr. - Less Than Zero has to be his best performance ever.
     
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    RDJ as Chaplin was pretty spiffing.

    Honestly though its too hard to say. Heath was good as Joker. he was also great as Skip in Lords of Dogtown.

    Al Pacino - Carlito's way
    Morgan Freeman / Tim Robbins - Shawshank Redemption
    Kevin Spacey - Life of David Gale / American Beauty
    Adam Sandler - Reign Over me
    Roberto Benigni - Life is Beautiful
    Yolande Moreau - Seraphine
    Alan Rickman - Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves


    If we threw in TV...

    James Gandolfini - Sopranos
    John Hamm - Madmen
    Michael C Hall - Dexter
    Hugh Laurie - House
    Edward James Olmos / Mary McDonnell - Battlestar galactica
     
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    I would have said Chaplin, but Less Than Zero is a close second, especially considering his life followed a similar path.
     
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    i have to agree with Al Pacino in Carlito's Way. horrible Puerto Rican accent but well played. if that makes any sence. but what about Scent of a Woman. awesome...
     
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    Somehow I never saw Carlito's Way
     
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    WHAAAAAAT!!!! lol...
    serious check it out. Sean Penn plays his Lawyer good flick.
     
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    Will do. Thanks
     
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    I watched it only the other day :)
     
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    Ronald Reagan as President of the USA...:rolleyes:
     
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    Damn man. Kicking a corpse. Damn.
    Props on the funny though
     
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    Just to name one, Naomi Watts in Mulholland Dr. The scene where she is an actress auditioning for a part and she just transforms into another character before your eyes and you just believe it. Should be a clinic for acting students.
     
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    Agree completely
     
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    Liam Neeson - Taken & The Grey
     
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    He was stellar in Taken.
     
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    Guy Pierce in Memento
    Charlie Sheen in Platoon
    Brad Pitt in Fight Club
    Micheal Caine in Harry Brown
     
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    I would have to add:
    Edward Norton in Fight Club to your list
     
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    And Ed Norton in American History X
     
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    My bad, you are correct sir. Even better performance than Fight Club
     

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