Favorite acting performances in a movie?

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  1. Puck

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    Tom Hanks - Castaway / Forrest Gump
    Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed
    Micky Rourke - The Wrestler
    Kevin Spacey - The Usual Suspects / American Beauty
    Bill Murray - Stripes
    Hugo Weaving - V for Vendetta
    Jeff Bridges - Big Lebowski (Dude!)
    Frances McDormand - Fargo
    Robert Deniro (long list)
    Al Pacino - Scarface (long list)
    Christopher Walken - King of New York / Suicide Kings (long list)
    Samuel Jackson - Pulp Fiction (say what one more time !)
    Ewan McGregor - Trainspotting
    Orlando Bloom - Lord of Rings
    Ian McKellen - Lord of the Rings
    Johhny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean / Sleepy Hollow / From Hell
    Tom Berenger - Platoon
    Bill Nighy - Uderworld
    Gary Oldman - (long list)
    Anthony Hopkins - (long list)
    Michael Cane - (long list)
    Bryan Brown - F/X
    Tim Robbins - Shawshank Redemption
    Morgan Freeman - Batman
    Brad Pitt - Fight Club / Se7en / 12 Monkeys
    Billy Bob Thronton - Sling Blade
    Bruce Willis - Fifth Element / Sixth Sense / Pulp Ficton / Die Hard
    Kevin Costner - JFK / Postman
    Jack Nicholson - (long list)
    good lord I know I'm still missing some............must take break
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    No one for Shaq in Kazaam?
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  3. Michi40

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    De Niro in Cape Fear
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  4. GMITTS

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    john cusack in high fidelity and runaway jury
    liv tyler in empire records
    gene hackman in runaway jury
    marlon brando in the godfather
    matt stone in BASEketball
    joan cusack in grosse point blank
    eugene levy in anything he does(such a funny akwardness about him)
    anthony edwards in revenge of the nerds
    ryan gossling in fracture
    matt damon in good will hunting and all the bourne movies
    ethan suplee in mall rats and remember the titans
    sean astin in rudy
    sam jackson in pulp fiction and coach carter
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    Classic... pre 1960

    Bette Davis-The letter, Now Voyager

    James Cagney -White Heat, The Public enemy

    Humphrey Bogart-Casablanca, African Queen, Key Largo

    Jimmy Stewart-Mr smith goes to Washington, It's a wonderful life, Philadelphia story

    Eddie G Robinson-Little Ceasar, Key Largo

    Paul Muni-Scarface, I am a fugitive from a chain gang

    Henry Fonda-Grapes of wrath, Ox bow incident

    Claudette Colbert-It happened one night

    Clark Gable-It happened one night

    Sidney Poitier-The defiant ones

    Harold Russell-The best years of our lives


    -----------------Modern post 1960


    Tom Hanks-Philadelphia, Forest Gump

    Henry Fonda-Once upon a time in the west, On golden pond

    Lee Van Cleef-For a few dollars more

    Morgan Freeman-Driving miss daisy

    Gene Hackman-Mississippi burning, French connection

    Samuel Jackson - Pulp Fiction

    Jack Nicholson-Chinatown, One flew over the cuckoos nest

    Robert Deniro-Godfather 2, Taxi driver

    Paul Giamatti-Sideways

    Roberto Benigni - Life is Beautiful
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    Yul Brynner as Chief Black Eagle in Kings Of The Sun
    Cary Grant as Water Burns in His girl Friday;as John Robie in To Catch A Thief
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    Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey
    Gene Hackman as Royal Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums
    Chief Dan George absolutely cracked me up in both Little Big Man and The Outlaw Josey Wales
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    david hyde pierce in the mating habits of the earthbound human
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    Dan Blocker as Waldo Gronsky in Lady In Cement

    Hardly any screen time but his scenes were the best parts of the film.

    Charles Bronson as Chaney in Hard Times
    James Coburn as Spencer 'Speed' Weed in Hard Times
    Steve McQueen as Henri 'Papillon' Charriere in Papillon
    James Garner as Latigo in Support Your Local Gunfighter
    Rod Taylor as HG Wells in The Time Machine
    Burt Lancaster,Trapeze,Birdman of Alcatraz,The Crimson Pirate, all fantastic roles.
    Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life

    I'll stop now but this has been a happy trip down memory lane for me.
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  10. Tuckfro42

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    Sean Penn in I Am Sam
    Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven
    Samuel L. Jackson in A Time to Kill
    Alex Winter in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure:grrhee:

    You guys have mentioned some great ones.
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