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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:17 pm 
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DDL isn't the best.


I'm with you, but this is DDD. Anyway, I think most of the people think he's the best. Not just in this forum.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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I was joking. DDL is easily the best, though there are some young actors who have the potential to be as good.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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So I'm alone.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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It would appear so.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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Maria Falconetti's silent performance in "The Passion of Joan of Arc" is generally considered to be one of the greatest film performances of all time by historians. I can definitely see at least a Top 15 placement for it.


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James Franco in Pineapple Express for comedy performances.

Is In Bruges comedy? If so Colin Farrell could get in.


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Is In Bruges comedy? If so Colin Farrell could get in.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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Orson Welles in Citizen Kane by far is number one.


I agree. Nothing quite like it in the entire history of cinema.

I like the updated 1990-present list a lot better, but there are a few minor things. I agree about Jack Sparrow moving up


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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I like the updated 1990-present list a lot better, but there are a few minor things. I agree about Jack Sparrow moving up

The one I put up on the previous page, or the one on digitaldreamdoor.com?


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:15 am 
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There's some laughable stuff in there (I am Sam above Brokeback, A Single Man above Lost in Translation, De Niro in Cape Fear being on the list at all) and plenty that's debatable (I would put Gump at #2 above Silence, and surely Randy the Ram is a top fifty performance?) but overall it looks like an improvement. Solid work.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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Actually, i wanted to put Brokeback in top 10, but didn't know if people would aprove it (which i still don't know) and i've considered the I Am Sam placement and concluded the same... I'd switch it with Milk, which appears to have more acclaim (haven't sen it though). Just put the DeNiro performance on there because it was on the old one,and i haven't seen it. A Single Man could move down, though i think it's good, + the Aviator could move up.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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What about Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey?


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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Slightly updated version:

1. There Will Be Blood – Daniel Day-Lewis (2007)
2. Silence Of The Lambs – Anthony Hopkins (1991)
3. American Beauty – Kevin Spacey (1999)
4. Forrest Gump – Tom Hanks (1994)
5. Shine – Geoffrey Rush (1996)
6. Capote – Phillip Seymour Hoffman (2005)
7. Brokeback Mountain – Heath Ledger (2005)
8. Mystic River – Sean Penn (2003)
9. Ray – Jamie Foxx (2004)
10. The Last King Of Scotland – Forrest Whitaker (2006)
11. The Pianist – Adrian Brody (2002)
12. Gangs Of New York – Daniel Day-Lewis (2002)
13. American History X – Edward Norton (1998)
14. The Scent Of A Woman – Al Pacino (1992)
15. Milk – Sean Penn (2008)
16. Philadelphia – Tom Hanks (1993)
17. Malcolm X – Denzel Washington (1992)
18. Training Day – Denzel Washington (2001)
19. The Shawshank Redemption – Morgan Freeman (1994)
20. Leaving Las Vegas – Nicolas Cage (1995)
21. Hamlet – Kenneth Branagh (1996)
22. The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger (2008)
23. Schindler’s List – Liam Neeson (1993)
24. Pirates Of The Caribbean – Johnny Depp (2003)
25. In The Name Of the Father – Daniel Day-Lewis (1993)
26. Chaplin – Robert Downey Jr. (1992)
27. The Unforgiven – Gene Hackman (1992)
28. A Beautiful Mind – Russell Crowe (2001)
29. No Country for Old Men – Javier Bardem (2007)
30. House Of Sand & Fog – Ben Kingsley (2003)
31. Crazy Heart – Jeff Bridges (2009)
32. The English Patient – Ralph Fiennes (1996)
33. Gladiator – Russell Crowe (2000)
34. Michael Clayton – George Clooney (2007)
35. The Usual Suspects – Kevin Spacey (1995)
36. I Am Sam – Sean Penn (2001)
37. The Aviator – Leonardo DeCaprio (2004)
38. Saving Private Ryan – Tom Hanks (1998)
39. The Wrestler - Mickey Rourke (2008)
40. Half Nelson – Ryan Gosling (2006)
41. Lost in Translation – Bill Murray (2003)
42. Inglorious Basterds – Christoph Waltz (2009)
43. Monster’s Ball – Billy Bob Thornton (2001)
44. Quills – Geoffrey Rush (2000)
45. Gods & Monsters – Ian McKellen (1998)
46. Pulp Fiction – Samuel L. Jackson (1994)
47. As Good As It Gets – Jack Nicholson (1997)
48. The Remains Of The Day – Anthony Hopkins (1993)
49. Reversal Of Fortune – Jeremy Irons (1990)
50. A Single Man - Collin Firth (2009)


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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Milk should definitely be above I am Sam and probably in that spot. Having looked around at awards and such, I'm actually not sure now about Single Man vs. Aviator -- but Lost in Translation is definitely too low.

My problem with Cape Fear is that, while inspired, De Niro is just playing an over the top villain the likes of which you could find in any action movie of the period. Alan Rickman and Kurtwood Smith did the same thing but with far more restraint and nuance. Then again, he did get some award nominations for it (probably just for being De Niro).

EDIT: New version looks good. Does anyone else think Shine is overrated here?


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Film Performances
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What about Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey?


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