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Top 10 greatest acting performances of all-time

 
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Top 10 greatest acting performances of all-time
#5 Marlon Brando as 1st Lt. Fletcher Christian

[to Captain Bligh] "You remarkable pig. You can thank whatever pig god you pray to that you haven't turned me into a murderer."

Well you've done rather well, Ned. Promoted to the rank of criminal. Not even 20 and a death sentence on your head.

"I believe I did what honour dictated and that belief sustains me, except for a slight desire to be dead which I'm sure will pass."

"There'll be no more killing aboard this ship, not even Captain Bligh."




This may seem unusual as I think the accepted choices for a top Brando performance would be On The Waterfront or The Godfather. Brando in the top 10 is a foregone conclusion, so the question then becomes which film was he best in. I would probably have chosen Vito Corleone in the #5 position, but it's really a supporting role.

Despite being commonly regarded as a Method actor, Brando saw himself as anything but. He claimed to have abhorred Lee Strasberg's teachings: "After I had some success, Lee Strasberg tried to take credit for teaching me how to act. He never taught me anything. He would have claimed credit for the sun and the moon if he believed he could get away with it. He was an ambitious, selfish man who exploited the people who attended the Actors Studio and tried to project himself as an acting oracle and guru. Some people worshipped him, but I never knew why... Strasberg never taught me acting." [Brando and Lindsey 1994, p. 83.]

Although he declined to accept the award, the Academy gave him top acting honors in 1954 for his portrayal of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront.

He's (Brando) had enough praise for "I coulda' been a contender".

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) clocks in at an epic 178 minutes and Brando's on-screen the majority of the film. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. It's hard to find on the web, but it does air on Netflix now and then.


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Re: Top 10 greatest acting performances of all-time
The final scene on Forrest Gump when Forrest is talking to Jenny's grave
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Re: Top 10 greatest acting performances of all-time
#3 Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview

"Ladies and gentlemen... I've traveled over half our state to be here tonight. I couldn't get away sooner because my new well was coming in at Coyote Hills and I had to see about it. That well is now flowing at two thousand barrels and it's paying me an income of five thousand dollars a week. I have two others drilling and I have sixteen producing at Antelope. So, ladies and gentlemen... if I say I'm an oil man you will agree. You have a great chance here, but bear in mind, you can lose it all if you're not careful. Out of all men that beg for a chance to drill your lots, maybe one in twenty will be oilmen; the rest will be speculators-that's men trying to get between you and the oilmen-to get some of the money that ought by rights come to you. Even if you find one that has money, and means to drill, he'll maybe know nothing about drilling and he'll have to hire out the job on contract, and then you're depending on a contractor that's trying to rush the job through so he can get another contract just as quick as he can. This is... the way that this works."



The greatest actor of this generation is without-a-doubt, Daniel Day-Lewis.

Daniel Plainview, played by Day-Lewis is, even by his standards, an incredible performance. [Helen O'Hara ~ Empire Online]

There Will Be Blood is one of those rare movies that grips you from beginning to end and most of the credit goes to the unbelievable performance by Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview.

Not a believer? Watch the clip.


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Or even better Peter Finch in "the network", the whole thing, he was brilliant!
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#5 Marlon Brando as 1st Lt. Fletcher Christian

[to Captain Bligh] "You remarkable pig. You can thank whatever pig god you pray to that you haven't turned me into a murderer."

Well you've done rather well, Ned. Promoted to the rank of criminal. Not even 20 and a death sentence on your head.

"I believe I did what honour dictated and that belief sustains me, except for a slight desire to be dead which I'm sure will pass."

"There'll be no more killing aboard this ship, not even Captain Bligh."




This may seem unusual as I think the accepted choices for a top Brando performance would be On The Waterfront or The Godfather. Brando in the top 10 is a foregone conclusion, so the question then becomes which film was he best in. I would probably have chosen Vito Corleone in the #5 position, but it's really a supporting role.

Despite being commonly regarded as a Method actor, Brando saw himself as anything but. He claimed to have abhorred Lee Strasberg's teachings: "After I had some success, Lee Strasberg tried to take credit for teaching me how to act. He never taught me anything. He would have claimed credit for the sun and the moon if he believed he could get away with it. He was an ambitious, selfish man who exploited the people who attended the Actors Studio and tried to project himself as an acting oracle and guru. Some people worshipped him, but I never knew why... Strasberg never taught me acting." [Brando and Lindsey 1994, p. 83.]

Although he declined to accept the award, the Academy gave him top acting honors in 1954 for his portrayal of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront.

He's (Brando) had enough praise for "I coulda' been a contender".

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) clocks in at an epic 178 minutes and Brando's on-screen the majority of the film. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. It's hard to find on the web, but it does air on Netflix now and then.


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I haven't seen any of those movies...

I was never a movie-goer until this year. I was determined to watch the Oscars and know why the movies and actors were nominated. I didn't agree with Daniel Day-Lewis getting best actor. I also didn't agree with Argo getting Best Picture.

I saw these movies:

Life of Pi
Les Miserables
Silver Lining Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Argo
Lincoln
Skyfall

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Or even better Peter Finch in "the network", the whole thing, he was brilliant!
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He won an Oscar for that posthumously I believe..

never seen it though.
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The greatest actor of this generation is without-a-doubt, Daniel Day-Lewis.


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#9 Al Pacino as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade

"Women! What can you say? Who made 'em? God must have been a fuckin' genius. The hair... They say the hair is everything, you know. Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls... just wanted to go to sleep forever? Or lips... and when they touched, yours were like... that first swallow of wine... after you just crossed the desert. Tits. Hoo-ah! Big ones, little ones, nipples staring right out at ya, like secret searchlights. Mmm. Legs. I don't care if they're Greek columns... or secondhand Steinways. What's between 'em... passport to heaven. I need a drink. Yes, Mr Sims, there's only two syllables in this whole wide world worth hearing: pussy. Hah! Are you listenin' to me, son? I'm givin' ya pearls here."




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George W Bush
Dick Cheney
Donald Rumsfeld
Colin Powell
Paul Wolfowitz
Condoleeza Rice
and 4 others from that administration
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#9 Al Pacino as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade

"Women! What can you say? Who made 'em? God must have been a fuckin' genius. The hair... They say the hair is everything, you know. Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls... just wanted to go to sleep forever? Or lips... and when they touched, yours were like... that first swallow of wine... after you just crossed the desert. Tits. Hoo-ah! Big ones, little ones, nipples staring right out at ya, like secret searchlights. Mmm. Legs. I don't care if they're Greek columns... or secondhand Steinways. What's between 'em... passport to heaven. I need a drink. Yes, Mr Sims, there's only two syllables in this whole wide world worth hearing: pussy. Hah! Are you listenin' to me, son? I'm givin' ya pearls here."




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Really? I couldn't eat ham for a year after this turkey.
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#9 Al Pacino as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade

"Women! What can you say? Who made 'em? God must have been a fuckin' genius. The hair... They say the hair is everything, you know. Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls... just wanted to go to sleep forever? Or lips... and when they touched, yours were like... that first swallow of wine... after you just crossed the desert. Tits. Hoo-ah! Big ones, little ones, nipples staring right out at ya, like secret searchlights. Mmm. Legs. I don't care if they're Greek columns... or secondhand Steinways. What's between 'em... passport to heaven. I need a drink. Yes, Mr Sims, there's only two syllables in this whole wide world worth hearing: pussy. Hah! Are you listenin' to me, son? I'm givin' ya pearls here."




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Really? I couldn't eat ham for a year after this turkey.
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What's his best performance? I was considering Carlito's Way instead of SoaW
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Eric Roberts, Best of the Best. End of story.
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Denzel Washington- Man on Fire
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Yep
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Denzel Washington- Man on Fire
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#9 Al Pacino as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade

"Women! What can you say? Who made 'em? God must have been a fuckin' genius. The hair... They say the hair is everything, you know. Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls... just wanted to go to sleep forever? Or lips... and when they touched, yours were like... that first swallow of wine... after you just crossed the desert. Tits. Hoo-ah! Big ones, little ones, nipples staring right out at ya, like secret searchlights. Mmm. Legs. I don't care if they're Greek columns... or secondhand Steinways. What's between 'em... passport to heaven. I need a drink. Yes, Mr Sims, there's only two syllables in this whole wide world worth hearing: pussy. Hah! Are you listenin' to me, son? I'm givin' ya pearls here."




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Really? I couldn't eat ham for a year after this turkey.
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What's his best performance? I was considering Carlito's Way instead of SoaW
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I could agree with that one.
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Heath Ledger as the Joker
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Liam Nieson Taken
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Tim Robbins Shawshank Redemption
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Wrong thread. This should be under worst of all time! Nobody believes this crap!
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Heath Ledger as the Joker
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Good ONE!!!
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Eric Roberts, Best of the Best. End of story.
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JACK for the win !!
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Natalie Portman- Leon the Professional

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Warren Beatty in "Ishtar". It was an unforgettable performance. That movie brought tears to my eyes.
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George C Scott in Patton

Clint Eastwood or Telly Savalas in Kelly's Heroes

Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou

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How about oj in the courtroom or bill clinton responding to accusations
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