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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2010, 12:03:49 AM »
1. Peter Finch as Howard Beale in Network


2. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird


3. Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood


4. Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind


5. Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane


6. Faye Dunaway as Diana Christensen in Network


7. Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction


8. Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver


9. John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski


10. Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story


11. Michael Caine as Milo Tindle in Sleuth


12. Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest


13. Orson Welles as Hank Quinlan in Touch Of Evil


14. Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in On The Waterfront


15. Kim Novak as Madeline Elster/Judy Barton in Vertigo


16. Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski


17. Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito in GoodFellas


18. Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show


19. Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood in Singin' In The Rain


20. William Holden as Max Schumacher in Network


21. Julie Christie as Constance Miller in McCabe And Mrs. Miller


22. Tom Cruise as Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia


23. Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds


24. Bruce Campbell as Ash in The Evil Dead Series


25. Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory


26. Kate Winslet as Clementine Kruczynski in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind


27. Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather/The Godfather, Part II


28. Madeline Kahn as Lili Von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles


29. James Stewart as Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington


30. Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction


31. Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup


32. Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting in Gangs Of New York


33. Clark Gable as Peter Warne in It Happened One Night


34. Michael Keaton as Beetle Juice in Beetle Juice


35. Cary Grant as Roger O. Thornhill in North By Northwest


36. Joel Grey as The Master Of Ceremonies in Cabaret


37. Kevin Kline as Otto in A Fish Called Wanda


38. Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair in Waiting For Guffman


39. Christopher Walken as Nick in The Deer Hunter


40. Elizabeth Taylor as Martha in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?


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
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #11 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
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2010, 11:43:05 AM »
As stated, it's probably final.  When it's definitely final, that's when I PM.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #17 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!

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #18 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!
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #19 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.

 

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