Best performances by an actor?

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eaglespremiers

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Sam Rockwell in just about anything. Moon, Galaxy Quest, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, etc.

Best actor of his generation, I recko.
My two favorites of his are still Seven Pyschopaths and The Way Way Back. The guy just steals every scene he's in.

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Cattery

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So many great performances over the years I find it almost impossible to narrow it down to just one, but one that still stays with me after so many years (1964) would be Rod Steiger in The Pawnbroker, probably as close to flawless as one could get IMO.

He could be a bit "over the top" at times but in this gave a perfectly controlled performance.
 

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STFU Donnie

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So many great performances over the years I find it almost impossible to narrow it down to just one, but one that still stays with me after so many years (1964) would be Rod Steiger in The Pawnbroker, probably as close to flawless as one could get IMO.

He could be a bit "over the top" at times but in this gave a perfectly controlled performance.
Speaking of Rod Steiger, has anyone seen The Illustrated Man? Unusual but worth a watch.
 

Buzz Hawk

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For me, it’s Daniel Day Lewis in Lincoln. Extraordinary performance of a legendary, complex man.
Easily the best actor of his generation.
Bogie in Casablanca back in the day was also superb with his world weary cynicism.
 

rumply

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Agree with most I've seen posted, there's way too many to pick a single best - a few of my favourites I haven't seen mentioned yet -

Nicholas Cage - Leaving Las Vegas
Paul Newman - The Hustler
Matt Dillon - Factotum
Pam Grier - Jackie Brown
Michael Douglas - Wall Street

& Charlize Theron in Monster deserves an honourable mention.
 

vanders

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Some of my faves

Leonardo DiCaprio - Whats Eating Gilbert Grape
Charlize Theron - Monster
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Robin Williams - Dead Poets Society
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies
William Shatner - Boston Legal
William H Macy - Shameless
Julia Roberts - Erin Brockovich
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Michael K Williams - The Wire
 

STFU Donnie

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Some of my faves

Leonardo DiCaprio - Whats Eating Gilbert Grape
Charlize Theron - Monster
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Robin Williams - Dead Poets Society
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies
William Shatner - Boston Legal
William H Macy - Shameless
Julia Roberts - Erin Brockovich
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Michael K Williams - The Wire
Glad to see another fan of this show. The chemistry between the Shat and the Spade was extraordinary.
 
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