Single Greatest Performance By An Actor Or Actress


Last Updated: 2013-02-01 07:36:45
  1. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member

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

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  2. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member

    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

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    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"
  4. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member


    All awesome performances
  5. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member

    I have to add one more:
    Al Pacino - Scarface
  6. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    You could add:

    Al Pacino - Godfather II
    Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon

    He's had so many it's ridiculous
  7. intrdrgn

    intrdrgn Well-Known Member

    Tom Hanks: Philadelphia
    Cast Away
    The Green Mile
    Saving Private Ryan
    A League of Their Own
    Old School Classic: The Money Pit
    Bachelor Party
  8. intrdrgn

    intrdrgn Well-Known Member

    Robert Downey Jr. - Less Than Zero has to be his best performance ever.
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    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
  10. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member


    I would have said Chaplin, but Less Than Zero is a close second, especially considering his life followed a similar path.
  11. intrdrgn

    intrdrgn Well-Known Member

    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...
  12. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member


    Somehow I never saw Carlito's Way
  13. intrdrgn

    intrdrgn Well-Known Member

    WHAAAAAAT!!!! lol...
    serious check it out. Sean Penn plays his Lawyer good flick.
  14. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member


    Will do. Thanks
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    I watched it only the other day :)
  16. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Ronald Reagan as President of the USA...:rolleyes:
  17. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member


    Damn man. Kicking a corpse. Damn.
    Props on the funny though
  18. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member


    Agree completely
  20. intrdrgn

    intrdrgn Well-Known Member

    Liam Neeson - Taken & The Grey
  21. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member


    He was stellar in Taken.
  22. Rooferkev

    Rooferkev Well-Known Member

    Guy Pierce in Memento
    Charlie Sheen in Platoon
    Brad Pitt in Fight Club
    Micheal Caine in Harry Brown
  23. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member


    I would have to add:
    Edward Norton in Fight Club to your list
  24. Rooferkev

    Rooferkev Well-Known Member

    And Ed Norton in American History X
  25. as439726

    as439726 Well-Known Member


    My bad, you are correct sir. Even better performance than Fight Club

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