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Title: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 09, 2010, 09:32:34 PM
Post your lists here.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on September 10, 2010, 01:13:57 AM
Top 100 Performances (Very roughly ranked)

1. Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
2. Kevin Bacon – The Woodsman
3. Ellen Page – Juno
4. Jeff Anderson – Clerks/Clerks II
5. Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
6. Audrey Tautou – Amelie
7. Kevin Spacey – American Beauty
8. Colin Farrell – In Bruges
9. Peter Capaldi – In The Loop
10. Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean
11. J.K. Simmons – Juno
12. Lina Leandersson – Let The Right One In
13. Melanie Laurent – Inglourious Basterds
14. Jack Lemmon – The Apartment
15. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
16. Ellen DeGeneres – Finding Nemo
17. Julie Delpy – Before Sunrise/Sunset
18. Sidney Pointier – In The Heat of the Night
19. Guy Pearce – Memento
20. Gene Wilder – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
21. Katie Jarvis – Fish Tank
22. Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
23. Greg Kinnear – As Good As It Gets
24. Ewan McGregor – Trainspotting
25. Remy Girard – The Barbarian Invasions
26. Hillary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry
27. Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
28. Leonardo DiCaprio – The Departed
29. John Cameron Mitchell – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
30. Howard Da Silva – 1776
31. Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan
32. Simon Pegg – Hot Fuzz
33. Ben Whishaw – Perfume: Story of a Murderer
34. Michael Fassbender – Hunger
35. Gary Oldman - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
36. Noomi Rapace - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
37. Hugh Jackman – The Prestige
38. Natalie Portman – Garden State
39. Charles Chaplin – City Lights (et al)
40. Max von Sydow – The Seventh Seal
41. Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) Days of Summer
42. Emile Hirsch – Into The Wild
43. Macaulay Culkin – Saved
44. Haley Joel Osment - A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
45. William Daniels – 1776
46. Pierce Brosnan – The Matador
47. Samuel L. Jackson – Unbreakable
48. Cary Elwes – The Princess Bride
49. Kelly MacDonald – Gosford Park
50. Guy Pearce – L.A. Confidential
51. Johnathan Rhys-Meyers – Match Point
52. Nick Frost – Hot Fuzz
53. Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain
54. Tom Hardy – Inception
55. Ewan McGregor – Moulin Rouge
56. Jim Carrey – The Majestic
57. Buster Keaton – The General
58. Ewan McGregor – Big Fish
59. Hugh Grant – Love Actually
60. Ryan Gosling – Lars and the Real Girl
61. Ivana Baquero – Pan’s Labyrinth
62. Brooke Shields – Pretty Baby
63. Matt Damon – Good Will Hunting
64. Alan Rickman – Harry Potter
65. Robert Carlyle – The Full Monty
66. Chloe Grace-Moretz – Kick-Ass
67. Malcolm MacDowell – A Clockwork Orange
68. Russell Crowe – LA Confidential
69. Kevin Spacey – The Usual Suspects
70. Steve Coogan – 24 Hour Party People
71. Edward Norton – American History X
72. Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
73. Jennifer Connelly – Requiem For A Dream
74. Ulrich Muhe – The Lives of Others
75. Clive Owen – Children of Men
76. Anthony Perkins – Psycho
77. Christopher Walken – The Deer Hunter
78. F. Murray Abraham – Amadeus
79. Henry Fonda – 12 Angry Men
80. Lee J Cobb - 12 Angry Men
81. Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
82. Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction
83. Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump
84. Wallace Shawn – The Princess Bride
85. Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
86. Edward Norton - Primal Fear
87. Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
88. Imelda Staunton - Vera Drake
89. Jim Carrey - The Truman Show
90. Sharlto Copley - District 9
91. Daniel Craig - Casino Royale
92. Vincent D'Onofrio - Full Metal Jacket
93. Brad Pitt - 12 Monkeys
94. Michael Sheen - The Queen
95. Ioan Gruffudd - Amazing Grace
96. Paul Giamatti – Sideways
97. Val Kilmer – Tombstone
98. Tim Curry – Clue
99. David Strathairn - Good Night and Good Luck
100. Sean Penn - Milk
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on September 10, 2010, 06:16:04 AM
   No.        Actor        Film    
   1        Marlon Brando        On The Waterfront    
   2        Peter Finch        Network    
   3        Gene Kelly        Singin In The Rain    
   4        Takashi Shimura        Ikiru    
   5        Anthony Perkins        Psycho    
   6        Humphrey Bogart        The Maltese Falcon    
   7        Gloria Swanson        Sunset Boulevard    
   8        Klaus Kinski        Aguirre, The Wrath of God    
   9        Roger Livesey        Colonel Blimp    
   10        Toshiro Mifune        Seven Samurai    
   11        Joseph Cotten        Shadow of a Doubt    
   12        William Holden        The Wild Bunch    
   13        Anton Wallbrook        Colonel Blimp    
   14        Ned Beatty        Network    
   15        Judy Garland            A Star is Born    
   16        Fred Astaire        Top Hat    
   17        Ginger Rogers        Top Hat    
   18        Naomi Watts        Mulholland Drive    
   19        Jean-Pierre Léaud        The 400 Blows    
   20        Carl Boehm        Peeping Tom    
   21        Spencer Tracy        Adam’s Rib    
   22        Katherine Hepburn        Bringing Up Baby    
   23        Barbara Stanwyck        Double Indemnity    
   24        William Powell        The Thin Man    
   25        Myrna Loy        The Thin Man    
   26        Gene Hackman        The Conversation    
   27        Kirk Douglas        Ace In The Hole    
   28        Buster Keaton        The General    
   29        Sidney Greenstreet        The Maltese Falcon    
   30        Rod Steiger        In The Heat Of The Night    
   31        Malcolm MacDowell        A Clockwork Orange    
   32        Ingrid Bergmann        Notorious    
   33        Moira Shearer        The Red Shoes    
   34        Bette Davis        Now Voyager    
   35        James Stewart        It’s a Wonderful Life    
   36        Rosalind Russell        His Girl Friday    
   37        Cary Grant        His Girl Friday    
   38        David Niven        A Matter of Life & Death    
   39        Christoph Waltz        Inglorious Basterds    
   40        Jack Lemmon        Glengarry Glen Ross    
   41        Daniel Day-Lewis        There Will Be Blood    
   42        Ruth Gordon        Harold & Maude    
   43        Sidney Poitier        In The Heat of the Night    
   44        Helena Bonham-Carter        Fight Club    
   45        Peter Sellers        Dr Strangelove    
   46        Alec Guinness        Bridge Over The River Kwai    
   47        Al Pacino        The Godfather    
   48        Robert Shaw        Jaws    
   49        Anne Baxter        All About Eve    
   50        John Turturro        The Big Lebowski    
   51        Richard Dreyfuss        Close Encounters OTTK    
   52        Jeff Bridges        The Big Lebowski    
   53        Alec Baldwin        Glengarry Glen Ross    
   54        Tony Curtis        Some Like It Hot    
   55        Henry Fonda        Once Upon A Time In The West    
   56        Marilyn Monroe        Some Like It Hot    
   57        Cary Mulligan        An Education    
   58        Bruce Lee        Enter the Dragon    
   59        Denzel Washington        Training Day    
   60        Lena Olin        Romeo is Bleeding    
   61        Yeong-Ae Lee        Sympathy for Lady Vengeance    
   62        Marty Feldman        Young Frankenstein    
   63        Frances McDormand        Fargo    
   64        Angela Lansbury        The Manchurian Candidate    
   65        Dennis Hopper        Blue Velvet    
   66        Matthew Broderick        Ferris Bueller’s Day Off    
   67        Marius Goring        A Matter of Life and Death    
   68        John Cusack        High Fidelity    
   69        Catherine Keener        Being John Malkovich    
   70        Walter Matthau        The Taking of Pelham 123    
   71        Andy Serkis        The Two Towers    
   72        Orson Welles        A Touch of Evil    
   73        Samuel Jackson        Pulp Fiction    
   74        Deborah Kerr        Black Narcissus    
   75        Catherine Deneuve        Repulsion    
   76        Robert DeNiro        Midnight Run    
   77        Cecilia Roth        All About My Mother    
   78        Ulrich Muhe        The Lives of Others    
   79        Steve Martin        Roxanne    
   80        Sean Connery        Goldfinger    
   81        Penelope Cruz        Volver    
   82        John Cameron Mitchell        Hedwig & the Angry Inch    
   83        Uma Thurman        Pulp Fiction    
   84        Forrest Whittaker        Ghost Dog    
   85        Michael Caine        The Man Who Would Be King    
   86        Bill Murray        Groundhog Day    
   87        John Hurt        The Elephant Man    
   88        Guy Pearce        Momento    
   89        Shirley MacLaine        The Apartment    
   90        Glenn Close        Fatal Attraction    
   91        Clint Eastwood        The Good, The Bad And The Ugly    
   92        Gene Hackman        The French Connection    
   93        Steve Coogan        24 Hour Party People    
   94        Bruno Ganz        Downfall    
   95        Bruce Campbell        Evil Dead 2    
   96        Gregory Peck        To Kill A Mockingbird    
   97        Peter O’Toole        Lawrence of Arabia    
   98        Edward Norton        American History X    
   99        Vivian Leigh        Gone with the Wind    
   100      Mia Farrow        Rosemary’s Baby    
                              
   
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on September 10, 2010, 12:17:21 PM

Lina Leandersson – Let The Right One In
Ellen Page – Juno
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Simon Pegg – Hot Fuzz Shaun
Nick Frost – Hot Fuzz Shaun
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) Days of Summer Brick
Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
Clive Owen – Children of Men

I am right with you on these picks, just outside my list. I reserve the right to completely change my list.

& we have 10 in common.


3. Alan Rickman – Die Hard
5. Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of the Lambs
12. Burt Lancaster – Sweet Smell of Success
15. Christopher Walken – The Deer Hunter
22. Dustin Hoffman – Midnight Cowboy
40. Henry Fonda – 12 Angry Men
43. Humphrey Bogart – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
46. Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
48. James Caan – The Godfather
50. James Cagney – White Heat (Yankee Doodle Dandy)
56. Jodie Foster – The Silence of the Lambs
59. John Cazale – The Godfather Part II
81. Peter Lorre – M
86. Robert De Niro – Raging Bull
87. Robert De Niro – Taxi Driver
89. Robert Duvall – Apocalypse Now
90. Robert Mitchum – Night of the Hunter
95. Sissy Spacek – Carrie
99. William Holden – Stalag 17
100. William Holden – Sunset Blvd.

Great list! These are egregious errors on my part! I limited myself to a performance per actor, which is artificial I know, and then tried to give some weight to their body of work with my ranking. Each to their own. So Holden in The Wild Bunch is at that position because of Stalag, Kwai, Network and Sunset Boulevard as well.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on September 10, 2010, 12:25:20 PM
Alphabetically.  The Correct Order Will Come Later
(Work in Progress)


1. Al Pacino – Dog Day Afternoon
2. Al Pacino – The Godfather Part II
3. Alan Rickman – Die Hard
4. Alec Guinness – The Bridge on the River Kwai
5. Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of the Lambs
6. Anthony Perkins – Psycho
7. Barbara Stanwyck – Double Indemnity
8. Barbara Stanwyck – The Lady Eve
9. Ben Kingsley – Gandhi
10. Betty Davis – All About Eve
11. Brad Dourif – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
12. Burt Lancaster – Sweet Smell of Success
13. Cary Grant – Charade
14. Christopher Lloyd – Back to the Future
15. Christopher Walken – The Deer Hunter
16. Clark Gable – It Happened One Night
17. Claudette Colbert – It Happened One Night
18. Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
19. Dennis Hopper – Blue Velvet
20. Diane Keaton – Annie Hall
21. Diane Keaton – Looking for Mr. Goodbar
22. Dustin Hoffman – Midnight Cowboy
23. Dustin Hoffman – Straw Dogs
24. Dustin Hoffman – The Graduate
25. Dustin Hoffman – Tootsie
26. Edward G. Robinson – Double Indemnity
27. Emily Watson – Breaking the Waves
28. Erland Josephson – Scenes From a Marriage
29. F. Murray Abraham – Amadeus
30. Faye Dunaway – Bonnie and Clyde
31. Gena Rowlands – A Woman Under the Influence
32. Gene Hackman – The Conversation
33. Gene Hackman – The French Connection
34. Gene Kelly – Singing in the Rain
35. George Sanders – All About Eve
36. Glen Close – Dangerous Liaisons
37. Glen Close – The World According to Garp
38. Gloria Swanson – Sunset Blvd.
39. Harry Dean Stanrton – Paris, Texas
40. Henry Fonda – 12 Angry Men
41. Henry Fonda – The Grapes of Wrath
42. Humphrey Bogart – The Caine Mutiny
43. Humphrey Bogart – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
44. Ingrid Bergman – Notorious
45. Jack Lemmon – Some Like it Hot
46. Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
47. Jackie Gleason – The Hustler
48. James Caan – The Godfather
49. James Cagney – One, Two, Three
50. James Cagney – White Heat
51. James Dean – Rebel Without a Cause
52. Jane Fonda – They Shoot Horses Don’t They?
53. Jean-Pierre Leaud – The 400 Blows
54. Jeff Daniels – The Purple Rose of Cairo
55. Jimmy Stewart – Rope
56. Jodie Foster – The Silence of the Lambs
57. Joel Grey – Cabaret
58. John Cazale – Dog Day Afternoon
59. John Cazale – The Godfather Part II
60. John Goodman – Barton Fink
61. John Lithgow – The World According to Garp
62. Judith Anderson – Rebecca
63. Kathrine Hepburn – Bringing Up Baby
64. Kevin Spacey – American Beauty
65. Klaus Kinski – Aguirre: The Wrath of God
66. Lee Marvin – Point Blank
67. Liv Ullmann – Scenes From a Marriage
68. Louise Fletcher – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
69. Malcom McDowell – A Clockwork Orange
70. Marlon Brando – A Streetcar Named Desire
71. Marlon Brando – Last Tango in Paris
72. Marlon Brando – On The Waterfront
73. Mia Farrow – Rosemary’s Baby
74. Michael Gambon – The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
75. Morgan Freeman – The Shawshank Redemption
76. Naomi Watts – Mulholland Dr.
77. Natalie Wood – Splendor in the Grass
78. Nicholas Cage – Leaving Las Vegas
79. Orson Wells – Citizen Kane
80. Paul Newman – The Hustler
81. Peter Lorre – M
82. Peter O’Toole – Lawrence of Arabia
83. Peter Sellers – Being There
84. Peter Sellers – Lolita
85. Robert De Niro – Mean Streets
86. Robert De Niro – Raging Bull
87. Robert De Niro – Taxi Driver
88. Robert De Niro – King of Comedy
89. Robert Duvall – Apocalypse Now
90. Robert Mitchum – Night of the Hunter
91. Robert Shaw – Jaws
92. Robert Walker – Strangers on a Train
93. Roy Schieder – All That Jazz
94. Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction
95. Sissy Spacek – Carrie
96. Takashi Shimura – Ikiru
97. Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump
98. Wallace Shawn – The Princess Bride
99. William Holden – Stalag 17
100. William Holden – Sunset Blvd.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2010: FYC and Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 10, 2010, 02:53:11 PM
Here is my partial unranked list:

Andy Serkis (as Gollum/Smeagol)Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
Ann Ramsey (as Momma)Throw Momma From the Train
Anna Karina (as Angela)A Woman is a Woman
Anne Bancroft (as Mrs Robinson)The Graduate
Annette Bening (as Carolyn Burnham)American Beauty
Audrey Tautou (as Amélie Poulain)Amélie
Bill Murray (as Dr. Peter Venkman)Ghostbusters
Billy Bob Thornton (as Karl Childers)Sling Blade
Björk (as Selma Jezkova)Dancer in the Dark
Bruce Willis (as John McClane) Die Hard
Carey Mulligan (as Jenny)An Education
Chow Yun Fat (as Ah Jong)The Killer
Cristopher Lloyd (as Dr. Emmett Brown)Back to the Future
Daniel Day Lewis (as Christy Brown)My Left Foot
Danny Kaye (as Hubert Hawkins)The Court Jester
Dennis Hopper (as Frank Booth)Blue Velvet
Ed Norton (as Derek Vinyard)American History X
Emma Thompson (as Margaret J. 'Meg' Schlegel)Howard's End
Eric Bana (as Chopper)Chopper
Gene Wilder (as Willy Wonka)Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Gloria Swanston (as Norma Desmond)Sunset Blvd.
Gregory Peck (as Atticus Finch)To Kill a Mocking Bird
Guy Pearce (as Leonard Shelby)Memento
Harrison Ford (as Indiana Jones) Raiders of the Lost Ark
Helen Mirren (as Georgina Spica)The Cook the Thief His Wife & her Lover
Hilary Swank (as Brandon Teena)Boys Don't Cry
Hiroyuki Sanda (as Seibei Iguchi)The Twilight Samurai
Jack Nicholson (as R.P. McMurphy)One Flew over the Cockcoo's Nest
Jackie Weaver (as Janine Cody)Animal Kingdom
Jeff Bridges (as The Dude)The Big Lebowski
Jerry Lewis (as Professor Julius Kelp / other characters)The Nutty Professor
Jessica Lange (as Frances Farmer)Frances
Jodie Foster (as Sarah Tobias)The Accused
Johnny Depp (as Captain Jack Sparrow)Pirates of the Caribean
Judith Vittet (as Miette)City of Lost Children
Julie Andrews (as Maria)The Sound of Music
Kate Winslet (as Juliet Hulme)Heavenly Creatures
Katharine Hepburn (as Rose Sayer)The African Queen
Kevin Kline (as Otto)A Fish Called Wanda
Kevin Spacey (as Lester Burnham)American Beauty
Lillian Gish (as Lucy Burrows)Broken Blossoms
Linda Hamilton (as Sarah Connor)The Terminator
Lon Chaney (as The Phantom)The Phantom of the Opera
Louise Fletcher (as Nurse Ratched)One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Maggie Gyllenhaal (as Lee Holloway)Secretary
Malcolm McDowell (as Alex) A Clockwork Orange
Matthew Broderick (as Ferris Beuller)Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Max Schrek (as Nosferato)Nosferato
Meryl Streep (as Miranda Priestly)The Devil Wears Prada
Michael Douglas (as William 'D-Fens' Foster)Falling Down
Natilie Portman (as Mathilda)The Professional
Paul Reubens (as Pee Wee Herman)Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure
Penelope Cruz (as Raimunda)Volver
Peter O'Toole (as T E Lawrence)Lawrence of Arabia
Peter Sellers (as Dr. Strangelove / other characters)Dr. Strangelove
Rena Owen (as Beth Heke)Once Were Warriors
Richard E Grant (as Withnail)Withnail and I
Richard Green (as Chris)Boxing Day
Robert Donat (as Mr Chips)Goodbye Mr Chips
Robin Williams (as John Keating)Dead Poet's Society
Russell Crowe (as Hando)Romper Stomper
Ruth Gordon (as Maude)Harold and Maude
Sean Astin (as Sam Goodwise)Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
Sean Penn (as Matthew Poncelet)Dead Man Walking
Sigourney Weaver (as Ellen Ripley)Aliens
Susan Sarandan (as Sister Helen Prejean)Dead Man Walking
Sylvester Stallone (as Rocky)Rocky
Temeura Morrison (as Jake Heke)Once Were Warriors
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 10, 2010, 04:32:43 PM
I am so glad people are actually doing this! Nice work you guys! Hopefully more are compiling theirs as well!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on September 10, 2010, 04:53:37 PM
I'm still in the "thinking about it" stage of compilation. :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: THATguy on September 10, 2010, 07:49:01 PM
My group of about 120 that, off the top of my head (and a few Wikipedia searches), is largely what I'll pull from.  I'm sure I'm forgetting several.

Actor   Film

Al Pacino   Scarface
Angela Lansbury   The Manchurian Candidate
Anne Baxter   All About Eve
Audrey Hepburn   Sabrina
Audrey Hepburn   Love in the Afternoon
Audrey Tatou   Amelie
Barbara Stanwyck   Double Indemnity
Betsy Blair   Marty
Bette Davis   All About Eve
Cary Grant   North by Northwest
Cate Blanchett   Notes on a Scandal
Cecilia Roth   All About My Mother
Chazz Palminteri   Bullets Over Broadway
Clint Eastwood   The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Clive Owen   Closer
Cloris Leachman   The Last Picture Show
Courtney Love   The People vs. Larry Flynt
Dennis Hopper   Blue Velvet
Denzel Washington   Training Day
Diane Keaton   Annie Hall
Donald O'Connor   Singin' in the Rain
Dustin Hoffman   Lenny
Dustin Hoffman   Kramer vs. Kramer
Edward Norton   Primal Fear
Eli Wallach   The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Elizabeth Taylor   Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Ellen Burstyn   Requiem for a Dream
Emile Hirsch   Into the Wild
F. Murray Abraham   Amadeus
Felicia Farr   Kiss Me, Stupid
Frances McDormand   Almost Famous
Gary Cooper   High Noon
Gene Kelly   Singin' in the Rain
Gloria Swanson   Sunset Boulevard
Heath Ledger   Brokeback Mountain
Henry Fonda   Once Upon a Time in the West
Hilary Swank   Boys Don't Cry
Hope Davis   American Splendor
Humphrey Bogart   Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman   Notorious
Ingrid Bergman   Casablanca
Jack Nicholson   Carnal Knowledge
Jack Nicholson   Five Easy Pieces
Jack Nicholson   Chinatown
James Cagney   Yankee Doodle Dandy
James Stewart   Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
James Stewart   It's a Wonderful Life
James Stewart   The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
James Stewart   Harvey
Jane Fonda   Cat Ballou
Jean Hagen   Singin' in the Rain
Jeff Bridges   Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges   The Big Lebowski
Joe Pesci   Goodfellas
Joey Lauren Adams   Chasing Amy
John C. Reilly   Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Joseph Cotton   Shadow of a Doubt
Judy Garland   The Wizard of Oz
Kate Hudson   Almost Famous
Katherine Hepburn   State of the Union
Kim Novak   Vertigo
Kirk Douglas   Ace in the Hole
Kirk Douglas   Paths of Glory
Lana Turner   The Bad and the Beautiful
Leonardo DiCaprio   The Departed
Liza Minelli   Cabaret
Madeline Kahn   Blazing Saddles
Marilyn Monroe   Breakfast at Tiffany's
Marlene Dietrich   Witness for the Prosecution
Marlon Brando   On the Waterfont
Martin Landau   Crimes and Misdemeanors
Matthew Broderick   Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Meryl Streep   Doubt
Meryl Streep   Kramer vs. Kramer
Mia Farrow   The Purple Rose of Cairo
Michael Shannon   Shotgun Stories
Mickey Rourke   The Wrestler
Naomi Watts   Mulholland Drive
Natalie Portman   Closer
Nicole Kidman   To Die For
Orson Welles   Touch of Evil
Orson Welles   Citizen Kane
Pam Grier   Jackie Brown
Patricia Arquette   Lost Highway
Patricia Clarkson   The Station Agent
Patricia Neal   Hud
Paul Newman   Hud
Penelope Cruz   Volver
Peter Dinklage   The Station Agent
Peter Finch   Network
Peter O'Toole   Lawrence of Arabia
Ray Liotta   Goodfellas
Ray Millard   The Lost Weekend
Reese Witherspoon   Election
Richard Farnsworth   The Straight Story
Richard Jenkins   The Visitor
Robert DeNiro   Raging Bull
Robert DeNiro   Goodfellas
Robert Forster   Jackie Brown
Ronald Colman   A Double Life
Roy Scheider   All That Jazz
Ruth Gordon   Harold & Maude
Sacha Baren Cohen   Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Sam Rockwell   Moon
Samantha Morton   In America
Samantha Morton   Sweet and Lowdown
Saorise Ronan   Atonement
Sean Penn   Milk
Talia Shire   Rocky
Tatsuya Nakadai   Ran
Tim Robbins   Bob Roberts
Timothy Bottoms   The Last Picture Show
Uma Thurman   Kill Bill, Vol. 1
Walter Matthau   The Front Page
Willem Dafoe   The Last Temptation of Christ
Woody Allen   Annie Hall
Zero Mostel   The Producers
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 10, 2010, 07:57:28 PM
In no particular order (except alphabetical), I have 82 that I'm going to submit.

Alec Baldwin (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
Warren Beatty (Reds)
Marlon Brando (The Godfather)
Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront)
Nicolas Cage (Adaptation)
Steve Carell (The 40 Year Old Virgin)
Jim Carrey (The Truman Show)
Choi Min-sik (Oldboy)
George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat)
Chris Cooper (Lone Star)
Sharlto Copley (District 9)
Daniel Craig (Casino Royale)
Tom Cruise (Born on the Fourth of July)
Tom Cruise (Collateral)
Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver)
Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland)
Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket)
Kirk Douglas (Paths of Glory)
Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now)
Colin Farrell (In Bruges)
Ralph Fiennes (The Constant Gardener)
Ralph Fiennes (Quiz Show)
Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List)
Peter Finch (Network)
Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix)
Henry Fonda (12 Angry Men)
Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs)
Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption)
Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges)
Elliot Gould (The Long Goodbye)
Gene Hackman (The French Connection)
William Holden (Network)
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs)
William Hurt (A History of Violence)
Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People)
Diane Keaton (Reds)
Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Jack Lemmon (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Jack Lemmon (Missing)
Sergi Lopez (Pan's Labyrinth)
Matthew McConaughey (Lone Star)
Frances McDormand (Fargo)
Ulrich Muhe (The Lives of Others)
Liam Neeson (Schindler's List)
Paul Newman (Road to Perdition)
Paul Newman (The Verdict)
Jack Nicholson (The Departed)
Jack Nicholson (The Shining)
Edward Norton (Fight Club)
Haley Joel Osment (A.I.: Artificial Intelligence)
Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon)
Al Pacino (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Al Pacino (The Godfather Part II)
Al Pacino (Serpico)
Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking)
Sean Penn (Mystic River)
Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line)
Brad Pitt (12 Monkeys)
Brad Pitt (Fight Club)
Sidney Poitier (In the Heat of the Night)
Tim Robbins (Mystic River)
Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption)
Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking)
Roy Scheider (All That Jazz)
Martin Sheen (Badlands)
Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night)
David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck)
Sissy Spacek (Missing)
Kevin Spacey (American Beauty)
Meryl Streep (Adaptation)
Henry Thomas (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Orson Welles (Citizen Kane)
Orson Welles (Touch of Evil)
Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)
Robin Williams (Awakenings)
Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 12, 2010, 12:03:49 AM
1. Peter Finch as Howard Beale in Network
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2. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird
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3. Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood
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4. Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind
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5. Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane
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6. Faye Dunaway as Diana Christensen in Network
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7. Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction
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8. Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver
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9. John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski
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10. Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story
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11. Michael Caine as Milo Tindle in Sleuth
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12. Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
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13. Orson Welles as Hank Quinlan in Touch Of Evil
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14. Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in On The Waterfront
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15. Kim Novak as Madeline Elster/Judy Barton in Vertigo
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16. Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski
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17. Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito in GoodFellas
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18. Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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19. Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood in Singin' In The Rain
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20. William Holden as Max Schumacher in Network
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21. Julie Christie as Constance Miller in McCabe And Mrs. Miller
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22. Tom Cruise as Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia
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23. Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds
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24. Bruce Campbell as Ash in The Evil Dead Series
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25. Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
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26. Kate Winslet as Clementine Kruczynski in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
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27. Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather/The Godfather, Part II
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28. Madeline Kahn as Lili Von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles
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29. James Stewart as Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
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30. Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction
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31. Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup
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32. Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting in Gangs Of New York
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33. Clark Gable as Peter Warne in It Happened One Night
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34. Michael Keaton as Beetle Juice in Beetle Juice
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35. Cary Grant as Roger O. Thornhill in North By Northwest
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36. Joel Grey as The Master Of Ceremonies in Cabaret
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37. Kevin Kline as Otto in A Fish Called Wanda
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38. Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair in Waiting For Guffman
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39. Christopher Walken as Nick in The Deer Hunter
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40. Elizabeth Taylor as Martha in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
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41. Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
42. Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghost Busters
43. Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather
44. Meryl Streep as Sophie Zawistowski in Sophie's Choice
45. Mary Feldman as Igor in Young Frankenstein
46. Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull
47. Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet
48. Michael Madsen as Vic "Mr. Blonde" Vegas in Reservoir Dogs
49. Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard
50. Julianne Moore as Linda Partridge in Magnolia
51. Leslie Nielsen as Dr. Rumack in Airplane!
52. James Dean as Jett Rink in Giant
53. Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects
54. Peter Sellers as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove in Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb?
55. Liza Minneli as Sally Bowles in Cabaret
56. Michael Caine as Jack Carter in Get Carter
57. Ray Liotta as Henry Hill in GoodFellas
58. Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel in This Is Spinal Tap
59. Uma Thurman as The Bride in Kill Bill
60. James Stewart as John 'Scottie' Ferguson in Vertigo
61. Clint Eastwood as Bill Munny in Unforgiven
62. Cary Grant as C.K. Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story
63. Katharine Hepburn as Rose Sayer in The African Queen
64. Harpo Marx as Tomasso in A Night At The Opera
65. Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein
66. Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in Casablanca
67. Tim Curry as Wadsworth in Clue
68. Faye Dunnaway as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie And Clyde
69. Paul Newman as Eddie Felson in The Hustler
70. Cybill Shepherd as Jacy Farrow in The Last Picture Show
71. Laurence Olivier as Andrew Wyke in Sleuth
72. Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in The Millenium Trilogy
73. Madeline Kahn as Mrs. White in Clue
74. Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown in Back To The Future
75. Robert De Niro as Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Part II
76. Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone
77. John Hurt as John Merrick in The Elephant Man
78. Helena Bonham Carter as Marla Singer in Fight Club
79. Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight
80. Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun Series
81. Tom Hardy as Michael 'Charles Bronson' Peterson in Bronson
82. Al Pacino as Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon
83. Chico Marx as Signor Emanuel Ravelli in Animal Crackers
84. Sean Connery as Jim Malone in The Untouchables
85. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates Of The Caribbean Series
86. Julianne Moore as Maude Lebowski in The Big Lebowski
87. Claude Rains as Captain Renault in Casablanca
88. Jack Nicholson as J.J. Gittes in Chinatown
89. Robert Duvall as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now
90. Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose
91. Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry
92. Clark Gable as Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind
93. Judy Garland as Vicki Lester/Esther Blodgett in A Star Is Born
94. Tony Jay as Judge Claude Frollo in The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
95. Gene Kelly as Joseph Brady in Anchors Aweigh
96. Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein
97. Brendan Gleeson as Ken in In Bruges
98. Charles Chaplin as The Lone Prospector in The Gold Rush
99. Harvey Keitel as Larry 'Mr. White' Dimmick in Reservoir Dogs
100. Eugene Levy as Mitch Cohen in A Mighty Wind
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on September 12, 2010, 02:11:33 AM
Great list, great presentation; the stills really add impact to this particular list.

Especially love the double shots of Tim Curry and Madeline Kahn
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: THATguy on September 18, 2010, 10:57:13 PM
I was planning a big presentation but that shit was going to take FOREVER.  Probably final.

1. Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
2. Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3. Ellen Burstyn - Requiem for a Dream
4. Renee Jeanne Falconetti - The Passion of Joan of Arc
5. Orson Welles - Touch of Evil
6. Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
7. Marlene Dietrich - Witness for the Prosecution
8. James Stewart - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
9. Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca
10. Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain
11. Clark Gable - It Happened One Night
12. Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood
13. Clive Owen - Closer
14. Joseph Cotton - Shadow of a Doubt
15. Natalie Portman - Closer
16. Peter Lorre - M
17. Ray Millard - The Lost Weekend
18. Marlon Brando - On the Waterfont
19. Kirk Douglas - Ace in the Hole
20. Audrey Tatou - Amélie
21. Ronald Colman - A Double Life
22. Sam Rockwell - Moon
23. Samantha Morton - Sweet and Lowdown
24. Robert DeNiro - Raging Bull
25. Tatsuya Nakadai - Ran
26. Donald O'Connor - Singin' in the Rain
27. Cecilia Roth - All About My Mother
28. Audrey Hepburn - Love in the Afternoon
29. Anne Bancroft - The Graduate
30. Barbara Stanwyck - Double Indemnity
31. Gael Garcia Bernal - Bad Education
32. Jack Nicholson - Chinatown
32. James Stewart - Harvey
34. Liza Minelli - Cabaret
35. Kirk Douglas - Paths of Glory
36. Joe Pesci - Goodfellas
37. Martin Landau - Crimes and Misdemeanors
38. Naomi Watts - Mulholland Drive
39. Orson Welles - Citizen Kane
40. Pam Grier - Jackie Brown
41. Timothy Bottoms - The Last Picture Show
42. Rita Hayworth - Gilda
43. Peter Finch - Network
44. Hilary Swank - Boys Don't Cry
45. Faye Dunaway - Chinatown
46. Elizabeth Taylor - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
47. F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
48. Gloria Swanson - Sunset Boulevard
49. Kate Hudson - Almost Famous
50. Richard Farnsworth - The Straight Story
51. Ruth Gordon - Harold & Maude
52. Samantha Morton - In America
53. Ingrid Bergman - Casablanca
54. Clint Eastwood - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
55. Al Pacino - Scarface
56. Chazz Palminteri - Bullets Over Broadway
57. Ernest Borgnine - Marty
58. Jack Nicholson - Carnal Knowledge
59. Jean Hagen - Singin' in the Rain
60. Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
61. Maggie Cheung - In the Mood for Love
62. Sacha Baren Cohen - Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
63. Willem Dafoe - The Last Temptation of Christ
64. Robert Forster - Jackie Brown
65. Peter Dinklage - The Station Agent
66. Penelope Cruz - Volver
67. Patricia Arquette - Lost Highway
68. Nicole Kidman - To Die For
69. Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
70. Henry Fonda - 12 Angry Men
71. Angela Lansbury - The Manchurian Candidate
72. Dustin Hoffman - Lenny
73. Bette Davis - All About Eve
74. Matthew Broderick - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
75. Paul Giamatti - American Splendor
76. Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange
77. Gary Cooper - High Noon
78. Robert Blake - Lost Highway
79. Uma Thurman - Kill Bill
80. Meryl Streep - Doubt
81. Patricia Neal - Hud
82. Patricia Clarkson - The Station Agent
83. Maribel Verdu - Y Tu Mama Tambien
84. Ingrid Bergman - Notorious
85. Edward Norton - Primal Fear
86. Denzel Washington - Training Day
87. Zero Mostel - The Producers
88. Saorise Ronan - Atonement
89. Paul Newman - Hud
90. Katherine Hepburn - The Philadelphia Story
91. John C. Reilly - Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
92. Jane Fonda - Cat Ballou
93. Madeline Kahn - Blazing Saddles
94. Courtney Love - The People vs. Larry Flynt
95. Audrey Hepburn - Sabrina
96. Frances McDormand - Almost Famous
97. Judy Garland - The Wizard of Oz
98. Mia Farrow - The Purple Rose of Cairo
99. Claudette Colbert - It Happened One Night
100. Martin Sheen - Apocalypse Now
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 19, 2010, 08:49:14 AM
Great list THATguy, but remember to send in your ballot to me in a PM. It does not count if it is just posted. That is if this is what you choose to submit.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: THATguy on September 19, 2010, 11:43:05 AM
As stated, it's probably final.  When it's definitely final, that's when I PM.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 20, 2010, 11:50:13 PM
Lordy, this is going to require some thought.  I'll start putting together my list in the morning.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: THATguy on September 20, 2010, 11:55:30 PM
Lordy, this is going to require some thought.  I'll start putting together my list in the morning.

Basically, what I did, was I worked through My Top 100, as well as the Oscar and Golden Globe lists just brainstorming.  Not necessarily picking the award winning roles, but using it as a springboard for an actress or a film or director it reminded me to check.  This ended up with about 160-170 performances, and then I cut it down to a basic 100.  Organizing from there was pretty easy, as I put them into tiers, and then organized the tiers.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 21, 2010, 01:49:40 AM
Lordy, this is going to require some thought.  I'll start putting together my list in the morning.

Basically, what I did, was I worked through My Top 100, as well as the Oscar and Golden Globe lists just brainstorming.  Not necessarily picking the award winning roles, but using it as a springboard for an actress or a film or director it reminded me to check.  This ended up with about 160-170 performances, and then I cut it down to a basic 100.  Organizing from there was pretty easy, as I put them into tiers, and then organized the tiers.

I'm supposed to be asleep right now (gotta get up early tomorrow) but I couldn't stop thinking of performances I wanted to include.  Finally I had to get up and send a preliminary list to my work email so I could get it out of my mind and get some sleep!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 21, 2010, 09:48:19 AM
Alright I'm not going to agonize over this any longer.  It was hard narrowing it down to 100.  I feel like I need to apologize to everyone I couldn't include.  

1. Gena Rowlands - A Woman Under the Influence
2. Liv Ullmann - Scenes from a Marriage
3. Davor Dujmovic - Time of the Gypsies
4. Giulietta Masina - Nights of Cabiria
5. Roy Scheider - All That Jazz
6. Michael Redgrave - The Browning Version
7. Barbara Stanwyck - Double Indemnity
8. Madhabi Mukherjee - Charulata
9. Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca
10. Robert DeNiro - Taxi Driver
11. Bette Davis - Beyond the Forest
12. Julianne Moore - Safe
13. Klaus Kinski - Aguirre, the Wrath of God
14. Kerry Fox - An Angel at My Table
15. Madhabi Mukherjee - Mahanagar
16. Harrison Ford - Raiders of the Lost Ark
17. Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
18. Audrey Tautou - Amelie
19. David Thewlis - Naked
20. Victor Sjostrom - Wild Strawberries
21. Toshiro Mifune - Yojimbo
22. Bjork - Dancer in the Dark
23. Oskar Werner - Jules and Jim
24. Max Von Sydow - The Seventh Seal
25. Kati Outinen - The Match Factory Girl
26. Erland Josephsson - Scenes from a Marriage
27. Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
28. Ingrid Bergman - Casablanca
29. Jeanne Moreau - The Bride Wore Black
30. Peter Falk - A Woman Under the Influence
31. Peter Capaldi - In the Loop
32. Soumitra Chatterjee - The World of Apu
33. Bette Davis - Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
34. Harriet Andersson - Through a Glass Darkly
35. Kang-sheng Lee - What Time Is It There?
36. Barbara Stanwyck - The Furies
37. F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
38. Jean-Pierre Leaud - The 400 Blows
39. Jeanne Moreau - Jules and Jim
40. Shelley Duvall - The Shining
41. Setsuko Hara - Early Summer
42. Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
43. Richard Burton - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
44. Robert Mitchum - Out of the Past
44. Carmen Maura - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
45. Cecilia Roth - All About My Mother
46. Fred MacMurray - Double Indemnity
47. Jacques Tati - M. Hulot's Holiday
48. Kazuo Hasegawa - Revenge of a Kabuki Actor
49. Bibi Andersson - Persona
50. Delphine Seyrig - Jeanne Dielman
51. Ingrid Thulin - Winter Light
52. Wendy Hiller - Pygmalion
53. Katherine Hepburn - Holiday
54. Li Gong - The Story of Qiu Ju
55. Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange
56. Wen Jiang - Devils on the Doorstep
57. Eli Wallach - The Line-Up
58. James Stewart - It's a Wonderful Life
59. John Belushi - The Blues Brothers
60. Marcello Mastroianni - 8 1/2
61. Matt Dillon - Drugstore Cowboy
62. Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
63. Peggy Cummins - Gun Crazy
64. Beulah Bondi - Make Way for Tomorrow
65. Robert Ryan - The Set-Up
66. Laird Cregar - Hangover Square
67. Al Pacino - The Godfather
68. Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
69. Gunnar Bjornstrand - Winter Light
70. Tilda Swinton - Orlando
71. Ann Savage - Detour
72. Dennis Hopper - Blue Velvet
73. Harry Belafonte - Odds Against Tomorrow
74. James Stewart - Vertigo
75. Maurice Chevalier - Love Me Tonight
76. Steve Coogan - Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
77. Woody Allen - Sleeper
78. Zaide Silvia Gutierrez - El Norte
79. Anna Karina - Band of Outsiders
80. Catherine Deneuve - Repulsion
81. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
82. Michel Piccoli - Dillinger Is Dead
83. William Holden - Network
84. Cary Grant - Holiday
85. Nadine Nortier - Mouchette
86. Rita Hayworth - Gilda
87. Sterling Hayden - The Killing
88. Tony Curtis - Sweet Smell of Success
89. Beatrice Straight - Network
90. Burt Lancaster - Sweet Smell of Success
91. Gloria Grahame - Human Desire
92. Cleavon Little - Blazing Saddles
93. Angelica Huston - The Dead
95. Juanita Moore - Imitation of Life
96. Richard Widmark - Night and the City
97. Joseph Cotten - The Third Man
98. Groucho Marx - Duck Soup
99. Jennifer Kendal - 36 Chowringhee Lane
100. Jean Arthur - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


Notes:

* It was painful to leave off Mizoguchi regular Kinuyo Tanaka, but I just couldn't decide on a role that stood out above the others.

* Likewise, my vote for Setsuko Hara in Early Summer is basically a vote for Setsuko Hara in ANY Ozu film.  She's always amazing.  Early Summer was just the one that first won me over.

* I would have liked to pick Jean-Pierre Leaud in all the Doinel films, but stuck with just the most iconic.

* Notably absent: silent performances (although Jeanne Dielman, Mouchette and Match Factory Girl are all pretty close to silent).

* That's right, I voted for Shelley Duvall in The Shining.  Why do people gotta hate?

* I wish I could do a blanket vote for the entire core cast of Linda Linda Linda.  What a charming group of young women, and all so well-drawn.

* As much as I yearn for Audrey Hepburn, none of her performances are that great.  Two for the Road almost made the cut.

* I came really, really close to putting Tommy Wiseau on this list.  He was the last name I removed.

* I could easily make a top 100 based on film noir alone.

* #17 quotes #11!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 21, 2010, 04:42:20 PM
Great stuff!

Duvall in The Shining is good, but not as good as her other great roles (Three Women!)

What did it for Belushi in The Blues Brothers? Taking his sunglasses off? "I hate Illinois Nazis"?  :)

I like Duvall in 3 Women too.  Heck, I like her in everything, she's terribly underrated.

As for Belushi, it's the whole package.  I don't think there's a single thing he does in that movie that I don't love.  Admittedly, there's also a bit of tokenism involved... I felt that comedic performances were underrepresented on my list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on September 22, 2010, 08:34:01 PM
14. Kerry Fox - An Angel at My Table

This performance doesn't get enough praise.  Incredible work.

* Likewise, my vote for Setsuko Hara in Early Summer is basically a vote for Setsuko Hara in ANY Ozu film.  She's always amazing.  Early Summer was just the one that first won me over.

Have you seen her work with Naruse?  She is outstanding in Sound of the Mountain and Repast.  Really touching work, there.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 22, 2010, 08:46:20 PM
* Likewise, my vote for Setsuko Hara in Early Summer is basically a vote for Setsuko Hara in ANY Ozu film.  She's always amazing.  Early Summer was just the one that first won me over.

Have you seen her work with Naruse?  She is outstanding in Sound of the Mountain and Repast.  Really touching work, there.

Oh yes, I love her in both of those.  She's also wonderful in Kurosawa's The Idiot (although there isn't nearly enough of her).
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: 'Noke on November 06, 2010, 06:39:39 PM
(http://i.neoseeker.com/p/Movies/Comedy/amelie_profilelarge.jpg)
12. Audrey Tautou as Amelie Poulain in Amelie
"Nino is late. Amelie can only see two explanations. 1 - he didn't get the photo. 2 - before he could assemble it, a gang of bank robbers took him hostage. The cops gave chase. They got away... but he caused a crash. When he came to, he'd lost his memory. An ex-con picked him up, mistook him for a fugitive, and shipped him to Istanbul. There he met some Afghan raiders who too him to steal some Russian warheads. But their truck hit a mine in Tajikistan. He survived, took to the hills, and became a Mujaheddin. Amelie refuses to get upset for a guy who'll eat borscht all his life in a hat like a tea cozy."

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11. Forest Whitaker as Ghost Dog in Ghost Dog
"Among the maxims on Lord Naoshige's wall, there was this one: "Matters of great concern should be treated lightly." Master Ittei commented, "Matters of small concern should be treated seriously.""

(http://i54.tinypic.com/xolb1f.jpg)
10. Joseph Gordan Levitt as Brendan Frye in Brick
"Nah, Bulls would gum it, Then flash their dusty standards at the wide-eyes and probably find some yegg to pin, probably even the right one, But they'd trample the real tracks, scare the real players back into their holes. If we're doing this I want the whole story. No cops, not for a bit.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/1zx7f2f.jpg)
9. Brad Pitt as Tyler Durdan in Fight Club
"First you have to give up, first you have to know... not fear... *know*... that someday you're gonna die"

(http://i52.tinypic.com/2wgbzb8.jpg)
8. Samantha Morton as Morvern Callar in Morvern Callar
"CINECAST! work Lana. You can go anywhere you like."

(http://www.tomcruise.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/tom_cruise_magnolia_portrait.jpg)
7. Tom Cruise as Frank TJ Mackey in Magnolia
"What am I doing? I'm quietly judging you. "

(http://i54.tinypic.com/11tajb9.jpg)
6. Billy Crudup as Ashitaka in Princess Mononoke (English dub)
"To see with eyes unclouded by hate."

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5. Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands in Hunger
"Ai, We're only human"

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2uzwk2b.jpg)
4. Gabriel Byrne as Tom Reagen in Miller's Crossing
"Nobody knows anybody. Not that well."

(http://i54.tinypic.com/29yqko2.jpg)
3. Michelle Williams as Wendy in Wendy and Lucy
"You be good. I'm gonna make some money, I'll come back."

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2nss5cn.jpg)
2. Juliette Binoche as Julie in Three Colours: Blue
"I don't want any belongings, any memories. No friends, no love. Those are all traps"

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1. Nathan Fillion as Malcolm Reynolds in Serenity
"I look out for me and mine. That don't include you 'less I conjour it does. Now you stuck a thorn in the Alliance's paw. That tickles me a bit. But it also means I have to step twice as fast and that means turnin' down plenty of jobs, even honest ones. I put this crew together with the promise of work, which the alliance makes harder every year. Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. This job goes south, there well may not be another. So here is us, on the raggedy edge. Don't push me, and I won't push you."
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 06, 2010, 07:13:31 PM
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6. Billy Crudup as Ashitaka in Princess Mononoke (English dub)
"To see with eyes unclouded by hate."

That's a great pick right there. Crudup nails that guy-who-sees-the-big-picture tone. Here as well as in Watchmen. :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Beavermoose on November 06, 2010, 07:45:04 PM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/11tajb9.jpg)
6. Billy Crudup as Ashitaka in Princess Mononoke (English dub)
"To see with eyes unclouded by hate."

That's a great pick right there. Crudup nails that guy-who-sees-the-big-picture tone. Here as well as in Watchmen. :)

Well, he is a golden god.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 07, 2010, 06:23:38 PM
Come on other Filmspotters, get those lists in.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 07, 2010, 07:23:06 PM
Come on other Filmspotters, get those lists in.

I'll be the stick here...if you don't participate in this list, the official Filmspotting Top 100 performances list will be driven more strongly by what I think. Be afraid, be very afraid.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 07, 2010, 07:49:19 PM
Come on other Filmspotters, get those lists in.

I'll be the stick here...if you don't participate in this list, the official Filmspotting Top 100 performances list will be driven more strongly by what I think. Be afraid, be very afraid.

 ;D
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Beavermoose on November 07, 2010, 07:57:17 PM
We have until the end of the year don't we?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 07, 2010, 08:19:04 PM
We have until the end of the year don't we?

Yes, but that may change.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: mañana on November 07, 2010, 09:33:35 PM
Cool list, 'Noke.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 18, 2010, 02:59:54 PM
Putting together this list was easy. Ranking it was the hard part. My criteria for ranking was mostly this: how hard did they own the role? I don't know what that means exactly, but the list really started coming together with that in mind. So here it is.

1. F Murray Abraham - Amadeus
2. Merryl Streep - The River Wild
3. Patrick Stewart - Star Trek: First Contact
4. Rebecca DeMornay - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
5. Jackie Chan - First Strike
6. Richard Harris - The Count of Monte Cristo
7. Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
8. Michael Douglas - Wall Street
9. James Woods - Casino
10. Pierce Brosnan - Goldeneye
11. Jamie Lee Curtis - True Lies
12. Arnold Schwarzenegger - Terminator 2
13. Val Kilmer - Tombstone
14. Jackey Earle Haley - Watchmen
15. Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
16. Emma Thompson - Stranger Than Fiction
17. Eddie Marsan - Happy-Go-Lucky
18. Bill Paxton - True Lies
19. Lee Van Cleef - For A Few Dollars More
20. Alan Rickman - Harry Potter series
21. John Waynes - The Shootist
22. Wesley Snipes - Demolition Man
23. Robert Patrick - Terminator 2
24. Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal
25. Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman
26. Jane Lynch - Role Models
27. Jason Patrick - NARC
28. Nicholas Cage - Matchstick Men
29. Bruce Lee - Enter The Dragon
30. Sigourney Weaver - Alien series
31. Al Pacino - Glengarry Glen Ross
32. Tom Cruise - Rainman
33. Sandra Bulock - Speed
34. Pam Grier - Jackie Brown
35. Michelle Yeoh - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
36. David Thewlis - Naked
37. George C. Scott - Patton
38. Robert Shaw - Jaws
39. Stephen Graham - This Is England
40. Paul Giamatti - Sideways
41. Geoffrey Rush - Quills
42. Michael Caine - A Shock to the System
43. Emma Thompson - Sense and Sensibility
44. Robert De Niro - Casino
45. Misery - Kathy Bates
46. Jürgen Prochnow - Das Boot
47. Daniel Day Lewis - Gangs of New York
48. Amy Sedaris - Strangers With Candy
49. Gena Rowlands - Another Woman
50. Jim Carrey - Me, Myself and Irene
51. Ray Liotta - NARC
52. Billy-Bob Thornton - Bad Santa
53. John Goodman - The Big Lebowski
54. Al Pacino - The Insider
55. Natalie Portman - My Blueberry Nights
56. Emile Hirsch - Into the Wild
57. Brenden Gleeson - In Bruges
58. Julia Roberts - Closer
59. Mike Myers - Austin Powers series
60. Ed Norton - American History X
61. Clive Owen - Closer
62. Nicholas Cage - Adaptation
63. Cate Blanchet - Notes on a Scandal
64. Robert Shaw - The Sting
65. Woody Harrelson - Indecent Proposal
66. Richard Dryfuss - Mr Holland’s Opus
67. Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
68. Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
69. Robert Forrester - Jackie Brown
70. Tommy Lee Jones - No Country For Old Men
71. Hugh Jackman - The Prestige
72. Billy Crudup  - Watchmen
73. James Franco - Pinapple Express
74. Sam Rockwell - Moon
75. Christian Bale - The Prestige
76. Gene Hackman - Crimson Tide
77. Bill Murray - Kingpin
78. Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
79. Viggo Mortenson - The Road
80. Rebecca Hall - Vicky Christina Barcelona
81. Jamie Foxx - Ray
82. Gary Sinese - Forrest Gump
83. Emily Mortimer - Transsiberian
84. Tia Carrere - Waynes World
85. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
86. Ben Stiller - Zoolander
87. Terrance Stamp - The Limey
88. Woody Harrelson - White Men Can’t Jump
89. Kevin Spacey - Usual Suspects
90. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
91. Leonardo De Caprio - Revolutionary Road
92. Russell Crowe - The Insider
93. John Cameron Mitchell - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

A few spots left in case I forgot something.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 18, 2010, 03:05:33 PM
A few spots left in case I forgot something.

Non-martial arts foreign performances?  The years 1900 through 1970?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 18, 2010, 03:31:51 PM
A few spots left in case I forgot something.

Non-martial arts foreign performances?  The years 1900 through 1970?

Heh, that feels like a whole different list. :)

Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 27, 2010, 07:31:00 PM
23. Bae Doona - Linda Linda Linda
39. Judy Davis - High Tide
47. Alex Descas - 35 Rhums

I don't expect to see these on anymore ballots (but mine re: Bae and Davis; Bae might be on roujin's), but they're all first-rate.  I find moments of genius in those Bae and Davis performances.  Love Descas there, but not enough to rank.

42. Kerry Fox - An Angel At My Table

On mine and I'm pretty confident it'll be on OAD's.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 27, 2010, 08:08:18 PM
It's been fifteen years since I last saw Davis in High Tide, and the performance still stays with me. Same - possibly longer! - with Kerry Fox.

I was devastated to find out that my library's copy of High Tide was damaged.  Luckily, it's streaming on Netflix, and I was happy to find that Davis affected me as strongly as she did when I first saw the film a couple of years ago.  A note to anyone wanting to fill out their ballot with brilliant performances, ones absolutely worthy of a Top 50 All Time designation, squeeze in viewings of High Tide and An Angel at My Table.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on November 27, 2010, 09:03:50 PM
I don't expect to see these on anymore ballots (but mine re: Bae and Davis; Bae might be on roujin's), but they're all first-rate.  I find moments of genius in those Bae and Davis performances. 

I couldn't pick out just one of the girls from LLL.  As I said when I posted my list:

* I wish I could do a blanket vote for the entire core cast of Linda Linda Linda.  What a charming group of young women, and all so well-drawn.


Also....

42. Kerry Fox - An Angel At My Table

On mine and I'm pretty confident it'll be on OAD's.

#14 on my list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 27, 2010, 09:21:05 PM
I don't expect to see these on anymore ballots (but mine re: Bae and Davis; Bae might be on roujin's), but they're all first-rate.  I find moments of genius in those Bae and Davis performances. 

I couldn't pick out just one of the girls from LLL.  As I said when I posted my list:

* I wish I could do a blanket vote for the entire core cast of Linda Linda Linda.  What a charming group of young women, and all so well-drawn.


Also....

42. Kerry Fox - An Angel At My Table

On mine and I'm pretty confident it'll be on OAD's.

#14 on my list.

I'm well aware of your submitted list, love for the performances in LLL, and for Kerry Fox in the Campion film and the film itself.  Was speaking on upcoming lists.  Love a lot of the ones on your ballot, btw.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on November 28, 2010, 01:11:55 PM
Not 100, just 76

1. Andy Serkis (as Gollum/Smeagol) Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
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2. Rena Owen (as Beth Heke) Once Were Warriors
(http://i50.tinypic.com/124wvfp.jpg)
3. Richard Green (as Chris) Boxing Day
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2vj1xqb.jpg)
4. Daniel Day Lewis (as Christy Brown) My Left Foot
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bzQchKv0KQA/SVIN5zmgbvI/AAAAAAAAA24/XYkQkzrEIdA/s400/Day+Lewis+My+Left+Foot.jpg)
5. Jackie Weaver (as Janine Cody) Animal Kingdom
(http://thecia.com.au/reviews/a/images/animal-kingdom-2.jpg)
6. Hilary Swank (as Brandon Teena) Boys Don't Cry
(http://i48.tinypic.com/30ts7zo.jpg)
7. Meryl Streep (as Miranda Priestly) The Devil Wears Prada
(http://i49.tinypic.com/c2ljo.jpg)
8. Billy Bob Thornton (as Karl Childers) Sling Blade
(http://www.milams.com/slingb02.jpg)
9. Richard E Grant (as Withnail) Withnail and I
(http://roy.stiand.com/forsidebilder/withnail.jpg)
10. Maggie Gyllenhaal (as Lee Holloway) Secretary
(http://i50.tinypic.com/negxt0.jpg)

11. Louise Fletcher (as Nurse Ratched) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
12. Gene Wilder (as Willy Wonka) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
13. Eric Bana (as Chopper) Chopper
14. Temeura Morrison (as Jake Heke) Once Were Warriors
15. Gloria Swanston (as Norma Desmond) Sunset Blvd.
16. Russell Crowe (as Hando) Romper Stomper
17. Jeff Bridges (as The Dude) The Big Lebowski
18. Ed Norton (as Derek Vinyard) American History X
19. Sean Penn (as Matthew Poncelet) Dead Man Walking
20. Anne Bancroft (as Mrs Robinson) The Graduate

21. Heath Ledger (as The Joker) The Dark Knight
22. Annette Bening (as Carolyn Burnham) American Beauty
23. Jerry Lewis (as Professor Julius Kelp / other characters) The Nutty Professor
24. Michael Douglas (as William 'D-Fens' Foster) Falling Down
25. Susan Sarandan (as Sister Helen Prejean) Dead Man Walking
26. Peter Sellers (as Dr. Strangelove / other characters) Dr. Strangelove
27. Peter Capaldi (as Malcolm Tucker) In the Loop
28. Peter O'Toole (as T E Lawrence) Lawrence of Arabia
29. Penelope Cruz (as Raimunda) Volver
30. Noomi Rapace (as Lisbeth Salander) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

31. Carey Mulligan (as Jenny) An Education
32. Lillian Gish (as Lucy Burrows) Broken Blossoms
33. Max Schrek (as Nosferato) Nosferato
34. Ruth Gordon (as Maude) Harold and Maude
35. Dennis Hopper (as Frank Booth) Blue Velvet
36. Kevin Kline (as Otto) A Fish Called Wanda
37. Robert Donat (as Mr Chips) Goodbye Mr Chips
38. Guy Pearce (as Leonard Shelby) Memento
39. Klaus Kinski (as Fitzcarraldo) Fitzcarraldo
40. Julie Andrews (as Maria) The Sound of Music

41. Ann Ramsey (as Momma) Throw Momma From the Train
42. Katharine Hepburn (as Rose Sayer) The African Queen
43. Chow Yun Fat (as Ah Jong) The Killer
44. Emma Thompson (as Margaret J. 'Meg' Schlegel) Howard's End
45. Robin Williams (as John Keating) Dead Poet's Society
46. Sylvester Stallone (as Rocky) Rocky
47. Judith Vittet (as Miette) City of Lost Children
48. Natilie Portman (as Mathilda) The Professional
49. Danny Kaye (as Hubert Hawkins) The Court Jester
50. Gregory Peck (as Atticus Finch) To Kill a Mocking Bird

51. Hiroyuki Sanda (as Seibei Iguchi) The Twilight Samurai
52. Anna Karina (as Angela) A Woman is a Woman
53. Jodie Foster (as Sarah Tobias) The Accused
54. Sean Astin (as Sam Goodwise) Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
55. Sigourney Weaver (as Ellen Ripley) Aliens
56. Clint Eastwood (as Bill Munny) Unforgiven
57. Björk (as Selma Jezkova) Dancer in the Dark
58. Brad Pitt (as Tyler Durdan) Fight Club
59. Audrey Tautou (as Amélie Poulain) Amélie
60. Harrison Ford (as Indiana Jones) Raiders of the Lost Ark

61. Malcolm McDowell (as Alex) A Clockwork Orange
62. Bruce Willis (as John McClane) Die Hard
63. Linda Hamilton (as Sarah Connor) The Terminator
64. Bill Murray (as Dr. Peter Venkman) Ghostbusters
65. Kevin Spacey (as Lester Burnham) American Beauty
66. Lon Chaney (as The Phantom) The Phantom of the Opera
67. Matthew Broderick (as Ferris Beuller) Ferris Beuller's Day Off
68. Paul Reubens (as Pee Wee Herman) Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure
69. Helen Mirren (as Georgina Spica) The Cook the Thief His Wife & her Lover
70. Cristopher Lloyd (as Dr. Emmett Brown) Back to the Future

71. Johnny Depp (as Captain Jack Sparrow) Pirates of the Caribean
72. Jessica Lange (as Frances Farmer) Frances
73. Jack Nicholson (as R.P. McMurphy) One Flew over the Cockcoo's Nest
74. Kate Winslet (as Juliet Hulme) Heavenly Creatures
75. John Cameron Mitchell (as Hedwig) Hedwig and the Angry Inch
76. Kevin Bacon (as Walter) The Woodsman
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 28, 2010, 03:03:13 PM
Really like the list, Dave, especially Carey Mulligan for An Education and Bill Murray for Ghost Busters. Remember to submit.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: mañana on November 28, 2010, 03:23:17 PM
I dunno, let's go with this. Ranking is a pain so I just used a randomizer.

1. Anna Faris - Just Friends
2. Rod Steiger - The Pawnbroker
3. Robert Donat - Goodbye, Mr. Chips
4. Emily Watson - Breaking the Waves
5. Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon
6. Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
7. Maria Falconetti - The Passion of Joan of Arc
8. Javier Bardem - Before Night Falls
9. Patricia Neal - Hud
10. Charlie Chaplin -City Lights
11. Laura Linney - You Can Count on Me
12. Richard Harris - This Sporting Life
13. Mieko Harada - Ran
14. Rosalind Russell -His Girl Friday
15. Marlene Dietrich -The Blue Angel
16. Frances McDormand - Fargo
17. Gloria Swanson - Sunset Blvd.
18. Gene Hackman - The Conversation
19. Lili Taylor - I Shot Andy Warhol
20. Jeff Goldblum -The Fly
21. James Franco - Pineapple Express
22. John Candy - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
23. Joseph Cotten - Shadow of a Doubt
24. Johnny Depp - Edward Scissorhands
25. Kate Winslet – Little Children
26. Marlon Brando - Last Tango in Paris
27. Paul Newman - Hud
28. Samuel L Jackson - Pulp Fiction
29. Lloyd Bridges - Airplane!
30. Judy Davis - Husband and Wives
31. Jack Lemmon - Glengarry Glen Ross
32. Catalina Sandino Moreno - Maria Full of Grace
33. Cary Grant - Notorious
34. Peter Lorre - M
35. Maggie Cheung - In The Mood For Love
36. Faye Dunaway - Mommie Dearest
37. George C. Scott - Dr. Strangelove
38. Anamaria Marinca - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
39. Cary Grant - His Girl Friday
40. Buster Keaton - The General
41. Parker Posey - Waiting for Guffman
42. Gena Rowlands – A Woman Under the Influence
43. Gary Oldman - Sid and Nancy
44. Kari Sylwan - Cries and Whispers
45. Humphrey Bogart - In a Lonely Place
46. Reese Witherspoon - Election
47. Dianne Wiest - Hannah and Her Sisters
48. Naomi Watts - Mulholland Dr.
49. Julianne Moore - Safe
50. Jimmy Stewart - It's a Wonderful Life
51. Jean-Pierre Leaud – The 400 Blows
52. Samantha Morton - Morvern Callar
53. M. Emmet Walsh - Blood Simple
54. Leslie Neilson - The Naked Gun
55. Jane Wyman - All That Heaven Allows
56. Holly Hunter - Broadcast News
57. Alec Guinness - The Bridge On The River Kwai
58. Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
59. James Murray - The Crowd
60. Robert Mitchum - Night of the Hunter
61. Setsuko Hara - Tokyo Story
62. Dustin Hoffman - Lenny
63. Denzel Washington - Malcolm X
64. Jimmy Stewart - Mr Smith Goes to Washington
65. Jason Schwartzman - Rushmore
66. Henry Fonda - Young Mr Lincoln
67. Eddie Murphy - Coming to America
68. Robert De Niro - Raging Bull
69. Ellen Burstyn - Requiem for a Dream
70. Orson Welles -Citizen Kane
71. Christopher Guest - This is Spinal Tap
72. Robert Shaw - Jaws
73. Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
74. Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
75. Peter O'Toole - Lawrence of Arabia
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 28, 2010, 04:07:35 PM
Again, make sure you officially submit your lists.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 28, 2010, 09:51:51 PM
1. Anna Faris - Just Friends

Damn, now I have to watch this. :-\
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: mañana on November 29, 2010, 01:08:47 PM
1. Anna Faris - Just Friends
Damn, now I have to watch this. :-\

Ha, she is a genius, but do keep this in mind:

Ranking is a pain so I just used a randomizer.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 29, 2010, 01:14:52 PM
1. Anna Faris - Just Friends
Damn, now I have to watch this. :-\

Ha, she is a genius, but do keep this in mind:

Ranking is a pain so I just used an randomizer.

Nice. That's what I should've done.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on November 30, 2010, 05:49:39 AM
1. Alfred Hitchcock(North by Northwest) Why: For changing movies for the better
2. Akira Kurosawa(The Seven Samuari) Why: For visual style and pacing
3. Lars von Trier(The Five Obstructions) Why: For pushing boundaries.
4. Georges Melies(A Trip to the Moon) Why: Because his early vision progressed movies so far.
5. Hayao Miyazaki(Spirited Away) Why: For creating wonder and hope
6. Jean-Pierre Jeunet(Amelie) Why: His wimsy, style and use of colour, for creating wonderful characters
7. Frank Capra(It's a Wonderful Life) Why: For making us glad, to be alive and to be human
8. Danny Boyle(28 Days Later) Why: For creating great films across a variety of genres
9. Billy Wilder(Sunset Blvd.) Why: For brilliant film making
10. Sergio Leone(Once Upon a Time in the West) Why: For the creation of great westerns
11. Peter Greenaway(The Cook The Theif His Wife & Her Lover) Why: For being one of the few directors who explore beyond the bounds of the camera as an eye.
12. Fritz Lang(Metropolis)
13. Christopher Nolan(Momento)
14. Ridley Scott(Alien)
15. Clint Eastwood(Unforgiven)
16. James Cameron(Aliens)
17. Pedro Almodovar(Volver)
18. David Lean(Lawence of Arabia)
19. Orson Welles(Citizen Kane)
20. Peter Weir(Gallipoli)
21. Steven Speilberg(Raiders of the Lost Ark)
22. David Cronenberg(The History of Violence)
23. Alejandro Jodorowsky(El Topo)
24. Guillermo del Toro(Pan’s Labyrinth)
25. Chan-wook Park(Oldboy)
26. Francis Ford Coppola(Apocolypse Now)
27. Hal Hartley(Simple Men)
28. John Hughes(Ferris Buellers Day Off)
29. John McTiernan(Die Hard)
30. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger(The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)
31. David Fincher(Fight Club)
32. Terry Gilliam(12 Monkeys)
33. Howard Hawks(Bringing Up Baby)
34. John Ford(The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
35. Luc Besson(Leon: The Professional)
36. Quentin Tarantino(Pulp Fiction)
37. Peter Jackson(Lord of the Rings trilogy)
38. Jim Jarmusch(Dead Man)
39. John Huston(African Queen)
40. Katherine Bigelow(The Hurt Locker)
41. Rolf De Heer(Bad Boy Bubby)
42. Stanley Kubrick(Paths of Glory)
43. Alan Parker(Pink Flyod: The Wall)
44. George Miller(Mad Max)
45. Baz Luhrman(Romeo and Juilet)
46. Jackie Chan(Project A: Part 2)
47. Rob Reiner(The Princess Bride)
48. John Woo(The Killer)
49. David Lynch(Blue Velvet)
50. Kevin Smith(Clerks)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 30, 2010, 06:55:40 AM
Wrong thread, Dave.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: dallegre on November 30, 2010, 11:41:21 AM
Wrong thread, Dave.

When I first looked at Dave's post I thought he was referring to Hitchcock's cameo in NxNW. I was like :/
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on November 30, 2010, 01:19:19 PM
D'oh
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: oldkid on December 02, 2010, 11:08:02 PM
The Best of the Best
1. Robert Duvall—Apocalypse Now-- Who could ever forget this supporting role?
2. Maria Falconetti - The Passion of Joan of Arc  A stunning performance
3.Meryl Streep—Doubt   Dang!  I hated her so much after this film.  Only Streep could make me hate her so and then the next performance make me love her again.
4. Robert DeNiro—Taxi Driver-- Very true, and I could have sympathy for this unstable individual.
5. Heath Ledger- Dark Knight-- The scariest role I've ever seen.
6. Kirk Douglas—Ace In The Hole-- He was such a jerk.  Yet he never irritated me.  How did Douglas do that?
7. Jim Carey—Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-- He made me forget he was Jim Carey.
8. Alain Delon, Le Samouraï-- The coolest role ever.
9. Peter Sellers—Being There-- He completely forgot Sellers and become Chance, and never winked.  Not once.
10. Peter Lorre—M-- His speech near the end of the film was so stirring I had the deepest sympathy for this evil creep.
11. Maggie Cheung - In the Mood for Love-- She said hardly anything, but I couldn't take my eyes off of her.  Her every move communicated powerfully.
12. Sarah Bolger – In America-- Not the mother, the oldest sister.  An amazing performance by anyone, let alone a child.
13. Sally Hawkins—Happy Go Lucky-- She should have been irritating, but she was completely human, totally believable.
14. Tom Cruise- Magnolia-- I avoid Tom Cruise films.  But this role was the one he was made for.  Riveting.
15. Billy Bob Thorton—Sling Blade-- This role is amazing to watch.
16. Denzel Washington—Malcolm X-- Again, the role that Denzel was born to play.  He's always great, but he finally has a role that worth his talent.
17. Daveigh Chase—Lilo and Stitch-- No one pays enough attention to voice acting.  Chase played both Lilo and Sen in Spirited Away, but Lilo is convincing as a hyperactive kid.
18. Jodelle Ferland—Tideland-- Another child actor.  Again, she's amazing.  You can see her reacting to horrific situations and then, in her mind, creating a way out of it.  Unbelievable.
19. Robin Williams—The Fisher King-- My favorite role by him.  Both fun and compelling.  The best of what Robin Williams does.
20. Forest Whitiker—Ghost Dog-- Cool like Alain Delon, but in a completely different way. 
21. Djimon Hounsou- In America-- We go with him through different responses to emotional trauma and yet it seems so natural, and so powerful.  He is powerfully charismatic.
22. Bette Davis—All About Eve-- Everyone else just supports her in this film. 
23. Irene Jacob—Double Life of Veronique-- She acts the double role perfectly, with completely different personalities, and we love her in both modes.
24. Ellen Burstyn - Requiem for a Dream-- Powerful performance of a woman with addiction and a side of mental instability.
25. Javier Bardem- No Country for Old Men-- Every time he's on screen, the room tenses.  Certainly gives Ledger a run for scariest role.
26. Tim Allen—Toy Story 1-3-- Yeah, he's the stereotypical superhero.  But we believe all his changes, all his crises.  And, most importantly, we love him no matter how many personalities he goes through.
27. George Clooney—Michael Clayton-- All the Clooney charisma without the smarminess

The Screen Sparkles When They Appear
28.Audry Tautou—Amelie
29. Buster Keaton—The General
30. Charlie Chaplain—City Lights
31. Joel Haley Osmont—The Sixth Sense
32. Tom Hanks—Cast Away
33. Al Pacino—Dog Day Afternoon
34. Adam Sandler- Punch Drunk Love
35. Toshiro Mifune—Red Beard
36. Meryl Streep—Sophie’s Choice
37. Samuel L. Jackson—Pulp Fiction
38. Alan Rickman—Harry Potter Series
Peter O’Toole—Lawrence of Arabia
39. Micahel Fassbender—Hunger
40. James Stewart—It’s A Wonderful Life
41. Ulrich Muhe—The Lives of Others
42. John Goodman—The Big Lebowski
43. Marcello Mastroianni-La Dolce Vita
44. F. Murray Abraham—Amadeus
45. Souléymane Sy Savané—Goodbye Solo
46. James Dean—Giant
47. Grażyna Szapołowska—A Short Film About Love
48. Bill Murry—Ghostbusters
49. Barbara Streisand—What’s Up Doc?
50. Julie Andrews—Mary Poppins

Amazingly Memorable
51. Helen Miran—The Queen
Daniel Day Lewis—There Will Be Blood
Lionel Barrymore—You Can’t Take It With You
Steve Martin—Roxanne
Bill Murry—Groundhog Day
Peter Falk—Wings of Desire
Henry Fonda—Grapes of Wrath
Nicholas Cage—Leaving Las Vegas
Hiroyuki Sanda- The Twilight Samurai
60. Johnny Depp- Pirates of the Caribbean
James Stewart—Harvey
Morgan Freman—The Shawshank Redemption
Barbara Streisand—Funny Girl
Jack Nicholson—The Shining
Tilda Swinton—Michael Clayton
Anne Hathaway—Rachel Getting Married
Groucho Marx—Duck Soup
Sam Shepard—Days of Heaven
Joseph Gorden Levitt—Brick
70. Michelle Williams—Wendy and Lucy
Juliette Binoche—Three Colors: Blue
Holly Hunter—Raising Arizona
Gene Hackman—Unforgiven
Al Pacino—Scarecrow
Sean Penn—Dead Man Walking
Billy Crystal—When Harry Met Sally
Tommy Lee Jones—The Fugitive
Bruce Willis—Die Hard
Dakota Fanning—Because of Winn Dixie
80. John Wayne—The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallence
Jeremy Irons—The Mission
Ellen DeGeneres—Finding Nemo
Marlin Brando—The Godfather
Anthony Hopkins—Silence of the Lambs
Russell Crowe—Gladiator
Marius Weyers—The Gods Must Be Crazy
Johnny Depp—Edward Scissorhands
Will Ferrell—Stranger than Fiction
Guru Dutt in Pyaasa
90. Harrison Ford—The Empire Strikes Back

And that's all.  I hope next time I can have a better organized list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 03, 2010, 07:50:29 AM
That's a great list, kid :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 06, 2010, 09:23:34 AM
I'm sure there are plenty of performances I forgot and will kick myself for omitting later. I compiled a list of around 150 performances, basically the first ones that lept to mind. Cut it down to 100 from there and slapped a number on them all. The top 10 is probably accurate but after that it gets sloppy.

1. Paul Ruebens – Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
2. Gena Rowlands - A Woman Under the Influence
3. Maria Falconetti – The Passion of Joan of Arc
4. Takashi Shimura - Ikiru
5. Alain Delon – Le Samourai
6. John C. Reilly – Boogie Nights
7. Bill Murray – Rushmore
8. Robert DeNiro – Taxi Driver
9. Ellen Burstyn – Reqiuem For A Dream
10. Klaus Kinski - Aguirre: The Wrath Of God
11. Emily Watson – Breaking the Waves
12. Jack Lemmon – The Apartment
13. Victor Sjostrom - Wild Strawberries
14. Robert Mitchum – Night of the Hunter
15. Cecilia Roth – All About My Mother
16. Jimmy Stewart - Vertigo
17. Cary Grant - Charade
18. James Mason - Bigger Than Life
19. Buster Keaton – The General
20. Maggie Cheung - In The Mood For Love
21. Tony Leung – Happy Together
22. Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood
23. Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
24. Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
25. Toshiro Mifune - Seven Samurai
26. Joseph Gordon Levitt - Mysterious Skin
27. Peter Lorre – M
28. Jean-Pierre Leaud – The 400 Blows
29. Gene Hackman - The Royal Tenenbaums
30. Ken Ogata - Vengeance Is Mine
31. Juliette Binoche – Blue
32. Ruth Gordon – Harold & Maude
33. Klaus Kinski – Fitzcarraldo
34. Frances McDormand – Fargo
35. Harry Dean Stanton – Paris, Texas
36. Will Ferrell - Anchorman
37. John Cameron Mitchell - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
38. Walter Matthau - Fortune Cookie
39. John Candy - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
40. Javier Bardem - No Country For Old Men
41. Warren Oates - Two Lane Blacktop
42. Mathieu Amalric - Kings & Queen
43. Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange
44. Martin Landau - Crimes & Misdemeanors
45. Burt Lancaster – Sweet Smell of Success
46. Alec Guinness – Kind Hearts & Coronets
47. Al Pacino – The Godfather Part II
48. Denzel Washington – Malcolm X
49. Orsen Welles - Citizen Kane
50. Robert Shaw - Jaws
51. Michelle Williams – Wendy & Lucy
52. Tony Leung - In The Mood For Love
53. Shirley MacLaine - The Apartment
54. Jack Lemmon - Glengarry Glen Ross
55. Irene Jacob – The Double Life of Veronique
56. Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat
57. Robert DeNiro - Raging Bull
58. Christopher Guest - Waiting For Guffman
59. Rosalind Russell - His Girl Friday
60. Paul Newman - The Hustler
61. Marcello Mastroianni - 8 1/2
62. Andy Griffith – A Face in the Crowd
63. Pam Grier - Jackie Brown
64. John Goodman - Barton Fink
65. Robert Forester - Jackie Brown
66. Claudette Colbert – It Happened One Night
67. Christopher Walken - Deer Hunter
68. Bjork - Dancer In The Dark
69. Gene Hackman – The Conversation
70. Orsen Welles - Touch of Evil
71. Clark Gable - It Happened One Night
72. Charlie Chaplin - Gold Rush
73. Peter Falk – A Woman Under the Influence
74. Gregory Peck – To Kill A Mockingbird
75. Penelope Cruz - Volver
76. Gene Wilder – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
77. Ingrid Bergman - Notorious
78. Harrison Ford - Star Wars
79. Tom Cruise - Magnolia
80. Matthew Broderick - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
81. Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
82. John Cazale - The Godfather Part II
83. Philip Seymour Hoffman - Synechdoche, New York
84. Bill Murray - Groundhog Day
85. Samantha Morton - Morvern Callar
86. Uma Thurman - Kill Bill, Vol. 1
87. Warren Beatty - McCabe & Mrs. Miller
88. Ellen Burstyn - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
89. Dustin Hoffman - Straw Dogs
90. Steve Buscemi - Ghost World
91. Peter Capaldi - In The Loop
92. Samuel L. Jackson - Pulp Fiction
93. Bruce Lee - Enter The Dragon
94. Lee Marvin - Point Blank
95. Elliott Gould - The Long Goodbye
96. Pat Morita - The Karate Kid
97. Reese Witherspoon - Election
98. Naomi Watts - Mulholland Dr.
99. Forest Whitaker - Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
100. Anamaria Marinca - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 06, 2010, 01:05:10 PM
Oldkid, great to see Billy Bob Thornton's role in your list. Jbissell, you put a smile on my face to see Pee Wee at the top of your list. Great lists both of you.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 06, 2010, 02:11:23 PM
18. Bill Paxton - True Lies

Oh, shit!  LOL.  Awesome.

39. Stephen Graham - This Is England

Intense.  I know a few people here have seen this performance, but speaking about moviegoers on a wide scale, it should be more well known.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Beavermoose on December 06, 2010, 03:59:35 PM
I have a list but the names are completely out of order. Also limited to one role per actor/actress.

1.Alec Baldwin (Glengarry Glen Ross)
2.Nicolas Cage (Adaptation)
3.Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
4.Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
5.Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver)
6.Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)
7.Brad Pitt (12 Monkeys)
8.Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting)
9.Kevin Spacey (American Beauty)
10.Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
11.Jack Lemmon (The Apartment)
12.Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
13.Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction)
14.Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)
15.Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski)
16.Alain Delon (Le Samourai)   
17.Henry Fonda (Once Upon A Time In The West)
18.Charles Bronson (Once Upon A Time In The West) 
19.Dennis Hopper (Blue Velvet)
20.Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)   
21.Alan Rickman (Die Hard)
22.Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate)
23.Robert Mitchum (The Night of the Hunter)
24.Gena Rowlands (A Woman Under the Influence)
25.Michael Douglas (Falling Down)
26.Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky)
27.Joe Pesci (Goodfellas)
28.Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)
29.Hugo Weaving (The Matrix)
30.Owen Wilson (Bottle Rocket)
31.Ellen DeGeneres (Finding Nemo)
32.Ben Stiller (Zoolander)
33.Mickey Rourke (Sin City)
34.Thora Birch (Ghost World)
35.Frances McDormand (Fargo)
36.Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa)
37.Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now)
38.John Goodman (The Big Lebowski)
39.Daniel Craig (Casino Royale)
40.Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribean)
41.Lesley Manville (Another Year)
42.Jack Nicholson (Chinatown)
43.Paul Newman (Cool Hand Luke)
44.John Turturro (Barton Fink)
45.Paul Giamatti-American Splendor
46.Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
47.Naomi Watts (Mulholland Dr.)
48.Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
49.Robert Walker (Strangers on a train)
50.Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise/Sunset)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on December 06, 2010, 04:10:08 PM
That's quite a sausage party, but I'm glad to see Gena up there.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Beavermoose on December 06, 2010, 04:30:12 PM
That's quite a sausage party, but I'm glad to see Gena up there.

Yes well its a rushed list because the deadline is coming up.

I'll probably need to put
Kate Winslet in Heavenly Creatures.
Juliette Binoche in Blue.
Faye Dunaway in Bonny and Clyde.
Among others
 
To be honest I quickly went through the list of actresses nominated for best (sup) actress oscars and either I didn't see the films or the roles didn't really stick out for me. Most of the women on your list are from films I haven't seen either.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 06, 2010, 04:44:16 PM
That's quite a sausage party, but I'm glad to see Gena up there.

I think around 25% of my list was ladies.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 06, 2010, 07:14:19 PM
Will come back much, much later with screenshots.

100. Vera Farmiga – Down to the Bone
99. Dustin Hoffman – Straight Time
98. Jean-Louis Trintignant – My Night at Maud’s
97. Al Lettieri – The Godfather
96. Juliet Berto – Celine and Julie Go Boating
95. Dominique Labourier – Celine and Julie Go Boating
94. Dianne Wiest – Hannah and Her Sisters
93. Danny Glover – To Sleep with Anger
92. Charlie Chaplin – The Great Dictator
91. Madhabi Mukherjee - Charulata
90. Susan George – Straw Dogs
89. Gregoire Colin – Nenette et Boni
88. Gordon Liu – The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
87. Carol Kane – Hester Street
86. Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom
85. Harry Dean Stanton – Repo Man
84. Abbey Lincoln – Nothing But a Man
83. Ivan Dixon – Nothing But a Man
82. Jackie Chan – The Legend of Drunken Master
81. Natacha Regnier – The Dreamlife of Angels
80. Ben Mendelsohn – Animal Kingdom
79. Michael V. Gazzo – The Godfather Part 2
78. Rena Owen – Once Were Warriors
77. Al Pacino – Dog Day Afternoon
76. Gene Hackman – The Conversation
75. Soumitra Chatterjee – The World of Apu
74. Hou Hsiao-hsien – Taipei Story
73. Sergi Lopez – An Affair of Love
72. Charles Grodin – The Heartbreak Kid
71. Bill Cosby – Uptown Saturday Night
70. Jeff Bridges – The Big Lebowski
69. Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction
68. Stefania Sandrelli – The Conformist
67. Chiwetel Ejiofor – Redbelt
66. Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
65. Sandrine Bonnaire – Vagabond
64. Ellen Burstyn – Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
63. Charlotte Rampling – Under the Sand
62. Gena Rowlands – Another Woman
61. Robert Mitchum – The Night of the Hunter
60. Nathalie Baye – An Affair of Love
59. Barbara Sukowa - Europa
58. Bjork – Dancer in the Dark
57. Peter Falk – A Woman Under the Influence
56. Holly Hunter – Raising Arizona
55. Elaine May – A New Leaf
54. Bae Doona – Linda Linda Linda
53. Frances McDormand – Fargo
52. Judy Davis – The Ref
51. Marlene Dietrich – The Blue Angel
50. John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
49. Tony Leung - 2046
48. Jerry Lewis – The King of Comedy
47. Marcel Herrand – The Children of Paradise
46. William Talman – The Hitch-Hiker
45. Raimu – The Baker’s Wife
44. Charlotte Rampling – Keys to the House
43. Miroslaw Baka – A Short Film About Killing
42. Michael Fassbender – Fish Tank
41. Walter Matthau – A New Leaf
40. Renee Falconetti – The Passion of Joan of Arc
39. Agnes Moorehead – The Magnificent Ambersons
38. Jeanne Moreau – La Notte
37. Monica Vitti – L’eclisse
36. Marlon Brando – The Godfather
35. Orson Welles – A Touch of Evil
34. Robert De Niro – The Deer Hunter
33. Barbara Stanwyck – Double Indemnity
32. Bibi Andersson – Persona
31. Liv Ullmann - Persona
30. Monica Vitti – Red Desert
29. Judy Davis – Husbands and Wives
28. Judy Davis – High Tide
27. Richard Burton – Bitter Victory
26. Louis Jouvet – The Lower Depths
25. Jeanne Moreau - Mademoiselle
24. Julie Christie – McCabe & Mrs. Miller
23. Jean Gabin – La bête humaine
22. Paul Newman – Hud
21. Michel Simon – La chienne
20. Patricia Neal – Hud
19. Liv Ullmann – Scenes from a Marriage
18. Michel Piccoli – La Belle Noiseuse
17. Michel Simon – L’atalante
16. Guillaume Depardieu – Don’t Touch the Axe
15. Jeff Bridges – The Door in the Floor
14. Jean Yanne – Le boucher
13. Gena Rowlands – Minnie and Moskowitz
12. Ingrid Bergman – Autumn Sonata
11. Kerry Fox – An Angel at My Table
10. Sandrine Bonnaire – La Ceremonie
09. Ellen Burstyn – Requiem for a Dream
08. Harriet Andersson – Cries and Whispers
07. Liv Ullmann - Shame
06. Isabelle Huppert – La Ceremonie
05. Al Pacino – The Godfather Part 2
04. Marlon Brando – A Streetcar Named Desire
03. Gena Rowlands – A Woman Under the Influence
02. Isabelle Huppert – The Piano Teacher
01. Simone Signoret – Room at the Top

49 male performances
51 female performances

Actors and actresses with 2 or more performances:
Al Pacino – 2
Charlotte Rampling - 2
Ellen Burstyn – 2
Gena Rowlands – 3
Isabelle Huppert – 2
Jeanne Moreau – 2
Jeff Bridges – 2
Judy Davis – 3
Liv Ullmann – 3
Marlon Brando – 2
Michel Simon – 2
Monica Vitti – 2
Sandrine Bonnaire - 2

Directors with 2 or more films on the list:
Bergman – 5
Woody Allen - 3
FF Coppola – 3
Coens – 3
Antonioni – 3
Debra Granik - 2
Rivette - 2
Satyajit Ray – 2
Lau Kar-leung – 2
Elaine May – 2
Scorsese – 2
Cassavetes – 2
von Trier – 2
Welles – 2
Renoir - 2
Chabrol - 2
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 06, 2010, 07:27:45 PM
90. Susan George – Straw Dogs
85. Harry Dean Stanton – Repo Man
76. Gene Hackman – The Conversation
72. Charles Grodin – The Heartbreak Kid
70. Jeff Bridges – The Big Lebowski
69. Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction
67. Chiwetel Ejiofor – Redbelt
66. Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
64. Ellen Burstyn – Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
61. Robert Mitchum – The Night of the Hunter
58. Bjork – Dancer in the Dark
57. Peter Falk – A Woman Under the Influence
56. Holly Hunter – Raising Arizona
55. Elaine May – A New Leaf
53. Frances McDormand – Fargo
49. Tony Leung - 2046
48. Jerry Lewis – The King of Comedy
41. Walter Matthau – A New Leaf
40. Renee Falconetti – The Passion of Joan of Arc
39. Agnes Moorehead – The Magnificent Ambersons
35. Orson Welles – A Touch of Evil
24. Julie Christie – McCabe & Mrs. Miller
09. Ellen Burstyn – Requiem for a Dream
03. Gena Rowlands – A Woman Under the Influence
02. Isabelle Huppert – The Piano Teacher

50 male performances
51 female performances

Great list as always, Ver. Was the even split intentional?

Had quite a few in common and a bunch of others that I considered (especially Ejiofor). I'm a dummy. Can't believe I forgot about Huppert. That's a top 10 one for sure. Also mad about Mays/Matthau in New Leaf, totally slipped my mind.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 06, 2010, 07:39:43 PM
Great list as always, Ver. Was the even split intentional?

Thanks, jb.  Major kudos for including Cohen's Borat.  It's major league acting, through and through.  As for the split, LOL, I had to go back and edit.  I didn't realize my math was wrong.  The distribution wasn't intentional.  In fact, when I was ready to number my list, it felt like female performances significantly outnumbered male ones.

Had quite a few in common and a bunch of others that I considered (especially Ejiofor). I'm a dummy. Can't believe I forgot about Huppert. That's a top 10 one for sure. Also mad about Mays/Matthau in New Leaf, totally slipped my mind.

Damn, I should've posted a preliminary top ten weeks ago so that folks don't forget about Huppert.  I forgot how funny and brilliant Matthau and May are in ANL (the film, too).  Good thing I rewatched it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 06, 2010, 08:13:13 PM
Excellent list, Schmer.

Judy Davises!  :o

Thanks.  JD is awesome.

Added a director stat to my list.  Bergman leads the way with performances from 5 of his films.  Really, one can watch 10 of his best films and make a Top 20 Performances list that can contend with any list that takes performances from all over.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: mañana on December 06, 2010, 08:14:09 PM
Judy Davises!  :o
Indeed! I love her so much in H & W, I'm going to have to check out High Tide. Great list, Ver.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 06, 2010, 08:17:26 PM
Judy Davises!  :o
Indeed! I love her so much in H & W, I'm going to have to check out High Tide. Great list, Ver.

I come across a lot of people who didn't know she's Australian.  And, thanks.  You, you should rank your list!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 07, 2010, 01:29:25 PM
* As much as I yearn for Audrey Hepburn, none of her performances are that great.  Two for the Road almost made the cut.
(http://i34.tinypic.com/313h9jk.jpg)

Might make my list. We'll see.

I love her in Roman Holiday and Two for the Road, too.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: roujin on December 07, 2010, 09:10:00 PM
*fart noise*

1. Cecilia Roth, All About My Mother
2. Cary Grant, His Girl Friday
3. Cary Grant, Only Angels Have Wings
4. Shu Qi, Millennium Mambo
5. Humphrey Bogart, In A Lonely Place
6. Dean Martin, Rio Bravo
7. Connie Stevens, Rock-A-Bye Baby
8. Maurice Chevalier, Love Me Tonight
9. Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence
10. Isabelle Adjani, Possession
11. Tony Leung, Happy Together
12. Barbara Stanwyck, The Lady Eve
13. Takashi Shimura, Ikiru
14. Herbert Marshall, Trouble in Paradise
15. Catherine Deneueve, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
16. Dean Martin, Some Came Running
17. Shirley MacLaine, Artists and Models
18. Will Rogers, Judge Priest
19. Katharine Hepburn, Bringing Up Baby
20. Elaine May, A New Leaf
21. Anna Karina, Pierrot le fou
22. Giuletta Masina, Nights of Cabiria
23. Anne Wyzemsky, Au hasard balthazar
24. Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta
25. Henry Fonda, Young Mr. Lincoln
26. Greta Garbo, Ninotchka
27. Jean Seberg, Breathless
28. Robert Mitchum, The Night of the Hunter
29. Gene Kelly, The Pirate
30. Jean-Pierre Leaud, The 400 Blows
31. Donald O'Connor, Singin' in the Rain
32. Adrienne Shelley, The Unbelievable Truth
33. Jason Schwartzman, Rushmore
34. Madhabi Mukherjee, Charulata
35. Gloria Grahame, In A Lonely Place
36. Faye Wong, Chungking Express
37. Richard Burton, Bitter Victory
38. Michelle Reis, Fallen Angels
39. Mireille Perrier, Boys Meets Girl
40. Charles Laughton, Ruggles of Red Gap
41. Janet Gaynor, Lucky Star
42. James Stewart, Vertigo
43. Linda Manz, Out of the Blue
44. John Wayne, The Quiet Man
45. Catalina Sandina Moreno, Maria Full of Grace
46. Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday
47. Victor Mature, My Darling Clementine
48. Cary Grant, Holiday
49. Sammo Hung, Pedicab Driver
50. Margaret Sullavan, Three Comrades
51. Joseph Gordon Levitt, Mysterious Skin
52. Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity
53. Jerry Lewis, Artists and Models
54. James Mason, Bigger than Life
55. Leslie Cheung, Days of Being Wild
56. Fred Astaire, The Band Wagon
57. Emmanuelle Riva, Hiroshima mon amour
58. Aoi Miyazaki, Eureka
59. Gwyneth Paltrow, The Royal Tenenbaums
60. Adam Sandler, Punch-Drunk Love
61. Udo Kier, Blood for Dracula
62. Ethel Waters, Cabin in the Sky
63. Lee Marvin, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
64. Kim Novak, Vertigo
65. Lauren Bacall, To Have and Have Not
66. Jean Gabin, Le Jour Se Leve
67. Denis Lavant, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
68. Loretta Young, Man's Castle
69. Tabu, The Namesake
70. Klaus Kinski, Aguirre the Wrath of God
71. Maurice Pialat, A Nos Amours
72. Zooey Deschanel, All the Real Girls
73. Takeshi Kaneshiro, Chungking Express
74. Issei Ogata, Yi Yi
75. Anton Walbrook, The Red Shoes
76. Judy Garland, The Pirate
77. Penelope Cruz, Volver
78. Gunnar Björnstrand, winter light
79. Jean-Pierre Leaud, Masculin Feminin
80. Doo Na Bae, Linda Linda Linda
81. John Wayne, Thet Searchers
82. Juanita Moore, Imitation of Life
83. Robert De Niro, Heat
84. Maggie Cheung, In the Mood for Love
85. Alex Descas, 35 Rhums
86. Denis Lavant, Beau Travail
87. John Garfield, Body and Soul
88. John Cusack, High Fidelity
89. Irfan Khan, The Namesake
90. Matthieu Amalric, Kings and Queen
91. Silvia Pinal, Viridiana
92. Kirk Douglas, Paths of Glory
93. Olivier Gourmet, The Son
94. Michelle Williams, The Baxter
95. Shah Rukh Khan, Om Shanti Om
96. Song Kang-ho, Memories of Murder
97. Gong Li, Miami Vice
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 07, 2010, 09:30:32 PM
6. Dean Martin, Rio Bravo

totally :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on December 08, 2010, 12:02:37 AM
Oh no, the cabal has internal tension.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on December 08, 2010, 12:12:39 AM
1. Cecilia Roth, All About My Mother
2. Cary Grant, His Girl Friday
3. Cary Grant, Only Angels Have Wings
5. Humphrey Bogart, In A Lonely Place
6. Dean Martin, Rio Bravo
8. Maurice Chevalier, Love Me Tonight
9. Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence
13. Takashi Shimura, Ikiru
17. Shirley MacLaine, Artists and Models
22. Giuletta Masina, Nights of Cabiria
23. Anne Wyzemsky, Au hasard balthazar
24. Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta
25. Henry Fonda, Young Mr. Lincoln
26. Greta Garbo, Ninotchka
28. Robert Mitchum, The Night of the Hunter
30. Jean-Pierre Leaud, The 400 Blows
31. Donald O'Connor, Singin' in the Rain
33. Jason Schwartzman, Rushmore
34. Madhabi Mukherjee, Charulata
35. Gloria Grahame, In A Lonely Place
36. Faye Wong, Chungking Express
42. James Stewart, Vertigo
46. Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday
47. Victor Mature, My Darling Clementine
48. Cary Grant, Holiday
52. Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity
53. Jerry Lewis, Artists and Models
54. James Mason, Bigger than Life
57. Emmanuelle Riva, Hiroshima mon amour
59. Gwyneth Paltrow, The Royal Tenenbaums
64. Kim Novak, Vertigo
65. Lauren Bacall, To Have and Have Not
67. Denis Lavant, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
70. Klaus Kinski, Aguirre the Wrath of God
77. Penelope Cruz, Volver
78. Gunnar Björnstrand, winter light
80. Doo Na Bae, Linda Linda Linda
82. Juanita Moore, Imitation of Life
87. John Garfield, Body and Soul
91. Silvia Pinal, Viridiana
92. Kirk Douglas, Paths of Glory

I... I... oh god, I think I love you.  I'll even forgive you for picking Gong Li in Miami Vice instead of Gong Li in Story of Qiu Ju.

Damn, now I'm thinking I need to make room on my list for Anne Wyzemsky and Silvia Pinal.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 15, 2010, 01:09:06 AM
Yay, I have a Top 212!

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 15, 2010, 03:08:52 AM
I'm down to a Top 146. I have to offer apologies to the following:

Anne Bancroft, The Graduate
Bjork, Dancer in the Dark
Bruno Ganz, Wings of Desire
Charles Laughton, Ruggles of Red Gap
Edward G. Robinson, Double Indemnity
Elliot Gould, The Long Goodbye
Erich von Stroheim, The Grand Illusion
Errol Flynn, Captain Blood
Fred Astaire, Top Hat
Gene Hackman, The Conversation
Gene Kelly, Singin' in the Rain
Jason Patrick, NARC
Jerzy Stuhr, Camera Buff
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) Days of Summer
Leslie Cheung, Happy Together
Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot
Max von Sydow, The Virgin Spring
Michael Caine, Sleuth
Michel Simon, Boudu Saved from Drowning
Montgomery Clift, The Search
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Philippe Noiret in Coup de torchon
Q'orianka Kilcher, The New World
River Phoenix, My Own Private Idaho
Robert Shaw, Jaws
Sidney Greenstreet, The Maltese Falcon
Tony Curtis - Sweet Smell of Success
Warren Beatty, McCabe and Mrs. Miller

The other performances I've already cut are from performers who might be represented by another role.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 15, 2010, 03:31:23 AM
Down to 118. Some notable goodbyes:

Alan Rickman, Die Hard
George C. Scott in The Hustler
George Sanders, All About Eve
Gunnar Björnstrand, Winter Light
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca
Issei Ogata, Yi Yi
Jack Nicholson, Five Easy Pieces
James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause
Jane Fonda, They Shoot Horses Don’t They?
John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig & the Angry Inch
Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt
Ossie Davis, Do the Right Thing
Peter Sellers, Being There
Robert Forster, Jackie Brown
Sacha Baren Cohen, Borat
Spencer Tracy, Captains Courageous
Val Kilmer, Tombstone
Victor Mature, My Darling Clementine
Victor Sjostrom, Wild Strawberries
Walter Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

This is starting to hurt. Especially for Doc Hollidays everywhere.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 15, 2010, 03:50:41 AM
Final cuts:

Ben Kingsley, Gandhi
Charlie Chaplin, City Lights
Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Harry Belafonte, Odds Against Tomorrow
Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas
Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry
Jeff Bridges, Fearless
Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune
John Garfield, Body and Soul
Katherine Hepburn, Bringing Up Baby
Lamberto Maggiorani, Bicycle Thieves
Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Marlene Dietrich, The Blue Angel
Michel Piccoli, La belle noiseuse
Peter Finch, Network
Peter O’Toole, Lawrence of Arabia
Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking
Takashi Shimura, Ikiru

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Emiliana on December 15, 2010, 08:21:55 AM
If those are your cuts, I can't wait to find out what your Top 100 are.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 15, 2010, 08:25:26 AM
Poor Jason Patrick! Oh well, I'm happy he was considered :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 16, 2010, 12:57:00 AM
making a hasty list.  missing the cut:

Roseanne Barr in She-Devil

came up with something like this:

   1      Ellen Burstyn      Requiem for a Dream   
   2      Daniel Day Lewis      There Will Be Blood   
   3      Tom Cruise      Magnolia   
   4      Joseph Cotten      Shadow of a Doubt   
   5      Kirk Douglas      Paths of Glory   
   6      Al Pachino      The Godfather 2   
   7      Orson Welles      Citizen Kane   
   8      Marlon Brando      The Godfather   
   9      Cary Grant      North By Northwest   
   10      Jack Nicholson      One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest   
   11      Peter Sellers      Dr. Strangelove   
   12      Jimmy Stewart      Mr. Smith Goes to Washington   
   13      Toshirô Mifune      Yojimbo   
   14      Bjork      Dancer in the Dark   
   15      Robert DeNiro      Taxi Driver   
   16      Dennis Hopper      Blue Velvet   
   17      Bruno Ganz      Downfall   
   18      Robert Mitchum      Night of the Hunter   
   19      Dustin Hoffman      The Graduate   
   20      Tim Curry      Rocky Horror Picture Show   
   21      Malcolm McDowell      A Clockwork Orange   
   22      Kate Hudson      Almost Famous   
   23      Joseph Gordon-Levitt      Mysterious Skin    
   24      Alain Delon      Le Samourai   
   25      Sam Jackson      Pulp Fiction   
   26      Frances McDormand      Fargo   
   27      Jack Lemmon      Glengarry Glen Ross    
   28      Kevin Spacy      Swimming with Sharks   
   29      Alan Rickman      Die Hard   
   30      Tony Leung      2046   
   31      Richard Burton      Look Back in Anger   
   32      Johnny Depp      Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl   
   33      Martin Landau      Ed Wood   
   34      Faye Dunaway      Bonnie and Clyde    
   35      Christian Bale      American Psycho   
   36      Ed Norton      Primal Fear   
   37      Robert DeNiro      Raging Bull   
   38      Nathan Lane      The Birdcage    
   39      Matthew McConaughey      Dazed and Confused   
   40      Anthony Hopkins      Silence of the Lambs   
   41      Frank Oz      The Muppets Take Manhattan   
   42      Heath Ledger      The Dark Knight   
   43      Matthew Broderick      Ferris Beuller's Day Off   
   44      Terrance Stamp      The Limey   
   45      Ellen Page      Hard Candy   
   46      Sacha Baron Cohen      Borat   
   47      Katharine Hepburn      The Philadelphia Story   
   48      Jean-Paul Belmondo      Breathless   
   49      Nicole Kidman      Moulin Rouge   
   50      Javier Bardem      The Sea Inside   
   51      Penélope Cruz      Vicky Cristina Barcelona   
   52      Sissy Spacek      Badlands   
   53      Sam Rockwell      Confessions of a Dangerous Mind    
   54      Harry Dean Stanton      Paris, Texas   
   55      Ed Norton      American History X   
   56      John Hurt      The Elephant Man   
   57      Kim Novak      Vertigo   
   58      Matt Damon      The Talented Mr. Ripley   
   59      Gene Wilder      Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory   
   60      Judy Dench      Shakespeare in Love   
   61      John C. Reilly      Boogie Nights   
   62      Stephen Graham      This Is England   
   63      Joe Pesci      Goodfellas   
   64      Monica Bellucci      Irreversible    
   65      Robert Englund      A Nightmare on Elm Street   
   66      Casey Affleck      The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford   
   67      Max Schreck      Nosferatu   
   68      Margaret Hamilton      The Wizard of Oz   
   69      Tom Courtenay      The Lonlieness of the Long Distance Runner   
   70      Bill Murray      Lost in Translation   
   71      Uma Thurman      Kill Bill   
   72      Benicio Del Toro      Che   
   73      Nick Nolte      The Good Thief   
   74      Angela Bassett      Strange Days   
   75      Vincent Gallo      Buffalo '66   
   76      Jack Black      School of Rock   
   77      Vince Vaughn      Swingers   
   78      Reese Witherspoon      Election   
   79      Kevin Spacy      The Usual Suspects   
   80      Vincent Cassel      La Haine   
   81      Sigorney Weaver      Aliens   
   82      Naomi Watts      Mulholland Dr.   
   83      Madaline Kahn      Blazing Saddles   
   84      Jim Henson      The Muppets Take Manhattan   
   85      Holly Hunter      Raising Arizona   
   86      Mickey Rourke      The Wrestler   
   87      Brad Renfro      Bully   
   88      William Sanderson      Blade Runner   
   89      Emile Hirsch      Into the Wild   
   90      Nick Cage      Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans   
   91      Kim Basinger      LA Confidential   
   92      Johnny Depp      Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas   
   93      Ben Kingsley      Sexy Beast   
   94      Romain Duris      The Beat That My Heart Skipped    
   95      Asia Argento      The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Poster   
   96      Halley Joel Osmet      AI   
   97      Christina Ricci      The Opposite of Sex   
   98      Julie Andrews      Mary Poppins   
   99      Natalie Portman      Black Swan   
   100      Michelle Pfeiffer      Batman Returns   
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 16, 2010, 05:11:59 AM
# 100 —
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Anamaria Marinca as Otilia
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days  (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)


# 99 —
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Robert Mitchum as Capt. Bill Walker
The Story of G.I. Joe  (William Wellman, 1945)


# 98 —
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Juliette Binoche as Julie
Three Colors: Blue  (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)


# 97 —
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Klaus Kinski as Fitzcarraldo
Fitzcarraldo  (Werner Herzog, 1982)


# 96 —
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Al Pacino as Sonny
Dog Day Afternoon  (Sidney Lumet, 1975)


# 95 —
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Ruth Gordon as Maude
Harold and Maude  (Hal Ashby, 1971)


# 94 —
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Judy Davis as Caroline Chasseur
The Ref  (Ted Demme, 1994)


# 93 —
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Tony Leung as Lai Yiu-Fai
Happy Together  (Wong Kar Wai, 1997)


# 92 —
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Julie Delpy as Celine
Before Sunset  (Richard Linklater, 2004)


# 91 —
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Billy Bob Thornton as Karl Childers
Sling Blade  (Billy Bob Thornton, 1996)


# 90 —
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Judy Garland as Dorothy
The Wizard of Oz  (Victor Fleming, 1939)


# 89 —
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Harriet Andersson as Agnes
Cries and Whispers  (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)


# 88 —
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William H. Macy as Jerry Lundegaard
Fargo  (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)


# 87 —
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Max Schreck as Count Orlok
Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror  (F.W. Murnau, 1922)


# 86 —
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Anna Magnani as Pina
Open City  (Roberto Rossellini, 1945)



Robert Mitchum could just as easily be up there for Out of the Past or Night of the Hunter; Klaus Kinski for Aguirre: The Wrath of God; Al Pacino for Glengarry Glen Ross or Donnie Brasco; and Anna Magnani for Mamma Roma.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 16, 2010, 07:28:34 AM
Nice looking list pix

   62      Stephen Graham      This Is England   

Woo!

Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 16, 2010, 12:30:43 PM
# 85 —
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Ernest Borgnine as Marty
Marty  (Delbert Mann, 1955)


# 84 —
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Irène Jacob as Valentine
Three Colors: Red  (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)


# 83 —
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Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs
In the Heat of the Night  (Norman Jewison, 1967)


# 82 —
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Warren Oates as Bennie
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia  (Sam Peckinpah, 1974)


# 81 —
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Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch
To Kill a Mockingbird  (Robert Mulligan, 1975)


# 80 —
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Imelda Staunton as Vera Drake
Vera Drake  (Mike Leigh, 2004)


# 79 —
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Julie Christie as Constance Miller
McCabe & Mrs. Miller  (Robert Altman, 1971)


# 78 —
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Greta Garbo as Queen Christina
Queen Christina  (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933)


# 77 —
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Edward Norton as Alan Isaacman
The People vs. Larry Flynt  (Milos Forman, 1996)


# 76 —
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Maurice Chevalier as Maurice Courtelin
Love Me Tonight  (Rouben Mamoulian, 1932)


# 75 —
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Catherine Deneuve as Geneviève
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg  (Jacques Demy, 1964)


# 74 —
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Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands  (Tim Burton, 1990)


# 73 —
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Claudette Colbert as Gerry Jeffers
The Palm Beach Story  (Preston Sturges, 1942)


# 72 —
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William Holden as Sgt. J.J. Sefton
Stalag 17  (Billy Wilder, 1953)


# 71 —
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Diane Keaton as Annie Hall
Annie Hall  (Woody Allen, 1977)



Irène Jacob could just as easily be up there for The Double Life of Veronique; Gregory Peck for Twelve O'Clock High; Edward Norton for Primal Fear, American History X, Fight Club, or 25th Hour; Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; and Claudette Colbert for It Happened One Night.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Beavermoose on December 16, 2010, 02:32:47 PM

Irène Jacob could just as easily be up there for The Double Life of Veronique; Gregory Peck for Twelve O'Clock High; Edward Norton for Primal Fear, American History X, Fight Club, or 25th Hour; Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; and Claudette Colbert for It Happened One Night.

pixote

Garbo for Ninotchka
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 16, 2010, 02:35:31 PM
# 70 —
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Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint
The Usual Suspects  (Bryan Singer, 1995)


# 69 —
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Alain Delon as Jef Costello
Le samouraï  (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)


# 68 —
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Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont
Singin' in the Rain  (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)


# 67 —
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Robert De Niro as Michael
The Deer Hunter  (Michael Cimino, 1978)


# 66 —
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Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax
Paths of Glory  (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)


# 65 —
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Rena Owen as Beth Heke
Once Were Warriors  (Lee Tamahori, 1994)


# 64 —
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Rod Steiger as Sol Nazerman
The Pawnbroker  (Sidney Lumet, 1964)


# 63 —
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Liv Ullmann as Marianne
Scenes from a Marriage  (Ingmar Bergman, 1973)


# 62 —
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Jean Gabin as François
Le jour se lève  (Marcel Carné, 1939)


# 61 —
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Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo
Midnight Cowboy  (John Schlesinger, 1969)


# 60 —
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Mark Ruffalo as Terry Prescott
You Can Count on Me  (Kenneth Lonergan, 2000)


# 59 —
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Janet Gaynor as The Wife
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans  (F.W. Murnau, 1927)


# 58 —
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Giulietta Masina as Gelsomina
La strada  (Federico Fellini, 1954)


# 57 —
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Denzel Washington as Malcolm X
Malcolm X  (Spike Lee, 1992)


# 56 —
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Buster Keaton as Johnny Gray
The General  (Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, 1926)



Robert De Niro could just as easily be up there for Raging Bull or Goodfellas; Rod Steiger for In the Heat of the Night; Dustin Hoffman for Lenny or Tootsie; Giulietta Masina for Nights of Cabiria; Denzel Washington for Glory; and Buster Keaton for Sherlock Jr..

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on December 16, 2010, 02:45:19 PM
Giulietta Masina for Nights of Cabiria

Well then, change it to Cabiria so it matches my vote instead of splitting the Masina love!

Maybe we should be voting for performers instead of performances. 
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 16, 2010, 02:48:06 PM
Maybe we should be voting for performers instead of performances.  

I'd never vote for Falconetti then, though.  :-\

...though I guess it could be handled similiar to how Junior handled books within a series for the book list. That is, allow each performer just a single spot on the list, mentioning underneath which performances they received votes for, etc.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 16, 2010, 03:18:12 PM
...though I guess it could be handled similiar to how Junior handled books within a series for the book list. That is, allow each performer just a single spot on the list, mentioning underneath which performances they received votes for, etc.

The way I related it to that is if the person plays the same character in multiple films (i.e. Alan Rickman - Harry Potter Series). And it is a Performances list, not actors list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: 'Noke on December 16, 2010, 04:09:58 PM
Spacey! Hoffman! Yay!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 16, 2010, 04:47:59 PM
Judy Davis as Caroline Chasseur
The Ref  (Ted Demme, 1994)

Yep, yep.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 16, 2010, 05:17:30 PM
# 55 —
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Christopher Walken as Nick
The Deer Hunter  (Michael Cimino, 1978)


# 54 —
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Anthony Hopkins as James Stevens
The Remains of the Day  (James Ivory, 1993)


# 53 —
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Anna Karina as Angela
A Woman Is a Woman  (Jean-Luc Godard, 1961)


# 52 —
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James Murray as John
The Crowd  (King Vidor, 1928)


# 51 —
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Heath Ledger as Ennis Del Mar
Brokeback Mountain  (Ang Lee, 2005)


# 50 —
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Elizabeth Taylor as Martha
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  (Mike Nichols, 1966)


# 49 —
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Bill Murray as Phil
Groundhog Day  (Harold Ramis, 1993)


# 48 —
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Ellen DeGeneres as Dory
Finding Nemo  (Andrew Stanton, 2003)


# 47 —
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Rex Harrison as Sir Alfred De Carter
Unfaithfully Yours  (Preston Sturges, 1948)


# 46 —
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Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi
 (Federico Fellini, 1963)


# 45 —
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Audrey Tautou as Amélie Poulain
Amélie  (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)


# 44 —
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Rosemarie DeWitt as Rachel
Rachel Getting Married  (Jonathan Demme, 2008)


# 43 —
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Laurence Olivier as Hamlet
Hamlet  (Laurence Olivier, 1948)


# 42 —
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Deborah Kerr as Sister Clodagh
Black Narcissus  (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1947)


# 41 —
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George C. Scott as Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
Patton  (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970)



Christopher Walken could just as easily be up there for Pennies from Heaven; Anthony Hopkins for The Silence of the Lambs; Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight; Laurence Olivier for Henry V; and, most definitely, George C. Scott for The Hustler.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: 'Noke on December 16, 2010, 05:23:46 PM
Fantastic! Glad to see Ledger get some love, as well as Dewitt. Love Tautou and Murray and Degeneres.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: dallegre on December 16, 2010, 05:55:14 PM
Great list, pixote! I love that you have pictures for every performance.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 17, 2010, 04:18:58 AM
# 40 —
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Daniel Day-Lewis as Gerry Conlon
In the Name of the Father  (Jim Sheridan, 1993)


# 39 —
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Bibi Andersson as Nurse Alma
Persona  (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)


# 38 —
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Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane
Citizen Kane  (Orson Welles, 1941)


# 37 —
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Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy
On the Waterfront  (Elia Kazan, 1954)


# 36 —
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Sophia Loren as Cesira
Two Women  (Vittorio De Sica, 1960)


# 35 —
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Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins  (Robert Stevenson, 1964)


# 34 —
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Henry Fonda as Juror #8
12 Angry Men  (Sidney Lumet, 1957)


# 33 —
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Massimo Troisi as Mario Ruoppolo
Il postino  (Michael Radford, 1994)


# 32 —
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Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates
Psycho  (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)


# 31 —
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Brian Donlevy as Sgt. Markoff
Beau Geste  (William Wellman, 1939)


# 30 —
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Shirley Booth as Lola Delaney
Come Back, Little Sheba  (Daniel Mann, 1952)


# 29 —
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Robert Donat as Mr. Chips
Goodbye, Mr. Chips  (Sam Wood, 1939)


# 28 —
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Richard Burton as Alec Leamas
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold  (Martin Ritt, 1965)


# 27 —
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Jean Seberg as Patricia Franchini
Breathless  (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)


# 26 —
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Donald O'Connor as Cosmo Brown
Singin' in the Rain  (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)



Daniel Day-Lewis could just as easily be up there for My Left Foot; Orson Welles for The Third Man; Marlon Brando for The Men or The Godfather; Henry Fonda for The Grapes of Wrath; and Richard Burton for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 17, 2010, 06:02:46 AM
Huh, that batch contains a disproportionate number of black-and-white films from the sixties.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on December 17, 2010, 10:21:05 AM
I promised myself a break from giant marathons after the current one is complete, but your picks have me wanting to do a performance marathon.  Those I've seen I completely agree with. So I'm curious about the ones I haven't seen.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 17, 2010, 02:06:49 PM
# 25 —
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Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel
The 400 Blows  (François Truffaut, 1959)


# 24 —
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Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond
Sunset Blvd.  (Billy Wilder, 1950)


# 23 —
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Russell Crowe as Jeffrey Wigand
The Insider  (Michael Mann, 1999)


# 22 —
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Mary Tyler Moore as Beth Jarrett
Ordinary People  (Robert Redford, 1980)


# 21 —
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Emil Jannings as The Doorman
The Last Laugh  (F.W. Murnau, 1924)


# 20 —
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Celia Johnson as Laura Jesson
Brief Encounter  (David Lean, 1945)


# 19 —
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James Stewart as George Bailey
It's a Wonderful Life  (Frank Capra, 1946)


# 18 —
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Raimu as César
Marius  (Alexander Korda, 1931)


# 17 —
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Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles
Cabaret  (Bob Fosse, 1972)


# 16 —
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Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson
His Girl Friday  (Howard Hawks, 1940)


# 15 —
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Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  (Milos Forman, 1975)


# 14 —
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Gena Rowlands as Mabel Longhetti
A Woman Under the Influence  (John Cassavetes, 1974)


# 13 —
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Gordon Pinsent as Grant Anderson
Away from Her  (Sarah Polley, 2006)


# 12 —
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Audrey Hepburn as Princess Ann
Roman Holiday  (William Wyler, 1953)


# 11 —
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Paul Scofield as Thomas More
A Man for All Seasons  (Fred Zinnemann, 1966)



James Stewart could just as easily be up there for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, or Harvey; Jack Nicholson for Five Easy Pieces or Chinatown; Audrey Hepburn for The Nun's Story; and Paul Scofield for Quiz Show.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 17, 2010, 03:42:59 PM
I promised myself a break from giant marathons after the current one is complete, but your picks have me wanting to do a performance marathon.  Those I've seen I completely agree with. So I'm curious about the ones I haven't seen.

Cool, that's a very nice thing to hear. I find myself really wanting to revisit a lot of these; and also to check out some other performances by some of the people I've only seen in one great role.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 17, 2010, 04:08:39 PM
Pixote, great to see Daniel Day Lewis there and, even better, Robert Donat, both such moving performances.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 17, 2010, 04:27:41 PM
# 10 —
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Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson
The Hustler  (Robert Rossen, 1961)


# 9 —
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Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson
Fargo  (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)


# 8 —
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Ellen Burstyn as Sara Goldfarb
Requiem for a Dream  (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)


# 7 —
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Sean Penn as Matthew Poncelet
Dead Man Walking  (Tim Robbins, 1995)


# 6 —
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Meryl Streep as Sophie
Sophie's Choice  (Alan J. Pakula, 1982)


# 5 —
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Peter Lorre as Hans Beckert
M  (Fritz Lang, 1931)


# 4 —
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Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson
The Bridge on the River Kwai  (David Lean, 1957)


# 3 —
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Renée Falconetti as Jeanne d'Arc
The Passion of Joan of Arc  (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)


# 2 —
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Katharine Hepburn as Mary Tyrone
Long Day's Journey Into Night  (Sidney Lumet, 1962)


# 1 —
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Cary Grant as Walter Burns
His Girl Friday  (Howard Hawks, 1940)



Paul Newman could just as easily be up there for Somebody Up There Likes Me, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, or The Verdict; Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore; Sean Penn for Milk; Katharine Hepburn for Bringing Up Baby or The Philadelphia Story; and Cary Grant for The Philadelphia Story, Suspicion, or North by Northwest.

I have a lot of qualms about by list overall. Too many of the performances are from films I love. I feel like a bad Heisman voter who only considers the best players on the best teams, even though the most deserving winner might really be on a team with a losing record. The distribution across decades seems (at a glance) more even than any list I've ever done, which is nice, with the 90s getting an unusual amount of love. There also seemed to real strong slant towards actors and directors from New York. Non-English language performances did just okay on my list, not great, but with all of Asia getting shut out, I think. Not sure how to explain that. Men make up about 60% of my list, which I'm okay with. The more interesting stat, perhaps — with my list and others — is how many of the performances were directed by women. Just one on my list, I think. I'm pretty sure the big winner among directors here are Sidney Lumet (and he could have had at least one more, if I'd gone with The Verdict for Newman instead The Hustler) and Ingmar Bergman. I'm also curious to see how much overlap there is between the directors mentioned here and those on my Top 50 Directors list.

By the way, I didn't intend to have a limit of one performance per actor; but when I was trying to cut my list down to just one hundred names, secondary performances by the same person were easy to cut without feeling too guilty. Then again, Sean Penn's performance in Milk is probably better than half that made my list, so now I'm feeling guilty again, thanks.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 17, 2010, 04:49:11 PM
The distribution across decades seems (at a glance) more even than any list I've ever done, which is nice, with the 90s getting an unusual amount of love.

1920s      
6
1930s
8
1940s
11
1950s
13
1960s
17
1970s
14
1980s
3
1990s
18
2000s
10

Haha, take that, eighties!

Those numbers include four performances each from the years 1939, 1993, 1994, and 1996. Weird.

I'm pretty sure the big winner among directors here are Sidney Lumet (and he could have had at least one more, if I'd gone with The Verdict for Newman instead The Hustler) and Ingmar Bergman.

Yep, four performances directed by Lumet and three by Bergman — but also three by F.W. Murnau. Didn't realize that. Others with two: Wilder, Fellini, Godard, Kieslowski, Forman, Preston Sturges, Lean, Mamoulian, and Wellman.

Hawks, the Coens, Cimino, and Donen/Kelly each had two performances listed from the same film.

Non-English language performances did just okay on my list, not great, but with all of Asia getting shut out, I think. Not sure how to explain that.

Oops, forgot about Tony Leung.

Canada
1
France
11
Germany
4
Hong Kong
1
Italy
5
New Zealand      
1
Romania
1
Sweden
3
UK
9
US
64

USA! USA! USA!

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: 'Noke on December 17, 2010, 05:26:07 PM
# 40 —
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Daniel Day-Lewis as Gerry Conlon
In the Name of the Father  (Jim Sheridan, 1993)

pixote

This is a fantastic pick!

I love your list pix.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on December 17, 2010, 08:19:25 PM
I have a lot of qualms about by list overall. Too many of the performances are from films I love. I feel like a bad Heisman voter who only considers the best players on the best teams, even though the most deserving winner might really be on a team with a losing record.

Hah, well said. I feel the same way about my own list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 17, 2010, 11:59:45 PM
I have a lot of qualms about by list overall. Too many of the performances are from films I love. I feel like a bad Heisman voter who only considers the best players on the best teams, even though the most deserving winner might really be on a team with a losing record.

Hah, well said. I feel the same way about my own list.
It is a difficult thing to get around. Partly it is related to trying to remember the great performances from all those you have seen. Naturally the ones that float to the top are those connected to better films.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 18, 2010, 12:14:36 PM
I only had about one hour to put this together and about 5 minutes to rank everything :-[. Am sure I'll regret preserving it here for posterity!

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100. Gong Li in Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)

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99. Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, 1993)

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98. Alec Guiness in The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)

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97. Takeshi Kaneshiro in Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)

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96. Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

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95. John Cusack in High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000)

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94. Shirley Maclaine in The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

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93. Emanuelle Devos in Kings and Queen (Arnaud Desplechin, 2004)

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92. Elliot Gould in The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)

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91. Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)

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90. Issei Ogata in Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)

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89. Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

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88. Mathieu Amalric in Kings and Queen (Arnaud Desplechin, 2004)

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87. Jeremy Renier in The Infant (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2005)

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86. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)

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85. Zhao Tao in The World (Jia Zhang Ke, 2004)

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84. Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)

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83. Danielle Darrieux in The Earrings of Madame De...(Max Ophüls, 1953)

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82. Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)

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81. Nastassja Kinski in Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)

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80. Ziyi Zhang in 2046 (Wong Kar-Wai, 2004)

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79. Donald O'Connor in Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)

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78. Reese Witherspoon in Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)

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77. Jason Schwartzman in Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)

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76. Soumitra Chatterjee in The World of Apu (Satyajit Ray, 1959)

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75. Jane Wyman in All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)

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74. Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

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73. Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)

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72. Adrienne Shelly in Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990)

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71. Faye Wong in Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)

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70. Anton Walbrook in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1943)

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69. Joseph Cotten in The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)

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68. Frances McDormand in Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)

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67. John Cameron Mitchell in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)

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66. Al Pacino in Godfather II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

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65. Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)

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64. James Cagney in White Heat (Raoul Walsh, 1949)

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63. Guillaume Depardieu in Pola X (Leos Carax, 1999)

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62. Sharmila Tagore in Devi (Satyajit Ray, 1960)

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61. Edward G Robinson in Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, 1945)

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60. Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

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59. Steve Buscemi in Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)

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58. Leslie Cheung in Farewell My Concubine (Kaige Chen, 1993)

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57. Janet Gaynor in Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau, 1927)

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56. Brigitte Mira in Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder,  1974)

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55. Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)

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54. William H. Macy in Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)

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53. James Stewart in Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

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52. F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)

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51. Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)

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50. Shu Qi in Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-Hsien,  2001)

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49. Richard Widmark in Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950)

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48. Bette Davis in All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)

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47. Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)

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46. Wu Nien-Jen in Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)

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45. Chishu Ryu in Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)

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44. Hongwei Wang in Pickpocket (Jia Zhang Ke, 1997)

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43. Penelope Cruz in Volver (Pedro Almodovar, 2006)

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42. Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

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41. Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940)

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40. Klaus Kinski in Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)

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39. Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)

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38. Liza Minnelli in Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)

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37. Emanuelle Riva in Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)

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36. Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, 1971)
 
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35. Isabelle Adjani in Possession (Andrzej Zulawski,  1981)

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34. Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

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33. Irene Jacob in Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)

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32. Anna Karina in A Woman Is A Woman (Jean-Luc Godard, 1961)

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31. Gene Kelly in Singin' In the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)

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30. Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

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29. Emilie Dequenne in Rosetta (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 1999)

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28. Anthony Perkins in Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock,  1960)

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27. Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)

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26. Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)

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25. Samantha Morton in Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay, 2002)

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24. Olivier Gourmet in The Son (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2002)

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23. Denis Lavant in Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)

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22. Catherine Deneuve in Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)

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21. Monica Vitti in L'eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)

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20. Toshiro Mifune in Seven Samurai (1Akira Kurosawa, 1954)  

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19. Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier,  1996)

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18. Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)

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17. Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)

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16. Guiletta Masina in Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957)

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15. Charles Chaplin in City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)

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14. Maggie Cheung in In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000)

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13. Alain Delon in Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)

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12. Humphrey Bogart in In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)

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11. Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959)

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10.Juliette Binoche in Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)  
 
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9. Burt Lancaster in The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963)

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8. Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)

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7. Takashi Shimura in Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)

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6. Peter Lorre in M (Fritz Lang, 1931)

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5. Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)

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4. Tony Leung in Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997)

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3. Cecilia Roth in All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar, 1999)

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2. Madhabi Mukherjee in Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964)

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1. Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Thedor Dreyer, 1928)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on December 18, 2010, 12:21:18 PM
Loving your list, worm!  Now I feel like I should make room for Sharmila Tagore on my list too. 
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 18, 2010, 02:38:50 PM
100. Gong Li in Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)
What other performances of hers have you seen? Do you really think this is her best? Really truly?

99. Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, 1993)
Hmm, I always thought the film belonged to Hopkins.

98. Alec Guiness in The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
Too low!

96. Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)
Oops, I really should have considered this performance. I had Bridges work in Fearless on my shortlist, but he's probably even better as The Dude, I have to admit.

92. Elliot Gould in The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)
90. Issei Ogata in Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
Nice.

87. Jeremy Renier in The Infant (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2005)
That translation of the title sounds so ... wrong.

84. Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)
81. Nastassja Kinski in Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
Nice!

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75. Jane Wyman in All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)
Maybe it's just the screenshot, but I'm excited to see Wyman here, even though I haven't yet seen the film.

72. Adrienne Shelly in Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990)
I should have given her more consideration, probably.

69. Joseph Cotten in The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
His performance here always seems slightly off, to me. I prefer him in Kane (and, obviously, Shadow of a Doubt).

67. John Cameron Mitchell in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)
Yay!

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61. Edward G Robinson in Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, 1945)
Another screenshot that sells me on a performance I haven't yet seen.

59. Steve Buscemi in Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
I don't remember this performance very fondly at all, but that's partly because I think the character derails the film.

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56. Brigitte Mira in Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder,  1974)
I'm sold by the screenshot.

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55. Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)
That's a much better screenshot than the one I used.

68. Frances McDormand in Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)
54. William H. Macy in Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)
I'm really shocked to see that someone has Macy higher than McDormand.

47. Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
Hmm, interesting.

46. Wu Nien-Jen in Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
45. Chishu Ryu in Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
26. Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
15. Charles Chaplin in City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)
Yay!

Great job, worm!

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 18, 2010, 02:42:06 PM
Oh, and I find Lancaster in The Leopard a really odd choice ... just because I remember being really distracted by the dubbing. Or something.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 18, 2010, 02:53:35 PM
100. Gong Li in Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)
What other performances of hers have you seen? Do you really think this is her best? Really truly?
Oops :D. I've seen her in a bunch of other films and I do think I like her better in Raise the Red Lantern :). But this is the movie on my top 100 and wanted to support the cabal :P.

99. Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, 1993)
Hmm, I always thought the film belonged to Hopkins.
I should've had both of them on my list really :-\.

Oh, and I find Lancaster in The Leopard a really odd choice ... just because I remember being really distracted by the dubbing. Or something.

I've seen it in both languages which helps perhaps. I love the performance but could've also voted for his performance in The Swimmer.

Way excited about you watching All that Heaven Allows and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 18, 2010, 03:07:14 PM
Oh, and I find Lancaster in The Leopard a really odd choice ... just because I remember being really distracted by the dubbing. Or something.
I've seen it in both languages which helps perhaps. I love the performance but could've also voted for his performance in The Swimmer.
Okay, if it was a choice between The Leopard and The Swimmer, I'm deinitely glad you went with the former. Everything about The Swimmer seemed laughably bad to me.  Or maybe David and Lisa and Last Summer just set the bar too high for the Perrys.

I wanted to put Lancaster's performance in The Train on my list, but I ran out of room.

pixote



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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 18, 2010, 03:11:23 PM
A Google search for "Lancaster's best performance" brings up a lot of hits for Elmer Gantry, a few for Sweet Smell of Success, The Swimmer, Atlantic City, Seven Days in May, Twilight's Last Gleaming (wha?), From Here to Eternity ... I guess we're both in the minority.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 18, 2010, 04:32:04 PM
There is so much in Lancaster's eyes and face in that shot. Wow.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on December 18, 2010, 08:09:12 PM
Very glad to see that you sent a list in, w@w, and that we have some performances in common.  Great shot choices.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: mañana on December 19, 2010, 02:44:19 AM
Great stuff, pix and worm. Consider yourselves still trusted.  :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on December 20, 2010, 10:07:53 AM
What's your favorite Cary Grant performance, worm?

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on December 20, 2010, 03:46:11 PM
What's your favorite Cary Grant performance, worm?

pixote

Probably Notorious :).
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 20, 2010, 04:06:08 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on December 23, 2010, 10:17:00 PM
Just checked out pix and worm's lists, both of which I liked very much.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Totoro on February 27, 2011, 02:56:26 AM
Some really great lists and some WTF ones as well. Worm's is probably my favorite so far. I'll probably have to divide mine up to 4 separate lists - supporting female, lead female, supporting male, lead male - then work down from there.