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Favorite acting performances in a movie?

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Creeping-Cruds, Jun 25, 2009.

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  1. jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

    Chucky as Chucky in all the Chucky movies.

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    GoT Strength and Honor

    Heather Graham as Rollergirl in Boogie Nights

    Samuel L. Jackson as Jimmy in Hard Eight - Great movie for those who have not seen it.

    Rodney Dangerfield as Al Cervik in Caddy Shack - probably only had a minute of screen time in the movie, but he stole every scene he was in.

    Rutger Hauer as Martin in Flesh & Blood - Another great movie for those who have not seen it.

    Charlton Heston as El Cid in El Cid

    Jennifer Tilly as Vicki (girl in red dress) in Let It Ride - another great movie

    Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite in Napoleon Dynamite

    Pam Grier as Mamawi in the Arena and a quarter century later Pam Grier as Jackie Brown in Jackie Brown - she made excellent points in both movies

    I got a million more
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    Roberto Benigni - Life is Beautiful
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  2. RTH Meh...

    A friend of mine called that movie "The funniest movie about the holocaust, EVER."
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    Creeping-Cruds GIV'R!

    I knew I'd be reminded of some favs if I waited long enough....

    Not all necessarily "great" acting here, but entertaining nonetheless:

    Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet
    Willem Dafoe as Bobby Peru in Wild at Heart
    Deniro as Rupert Pupkin in King of Comedy
    Deniro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver
    Daniel Day Lewis as Bill The Butcher in Gangs of New York
    Daniel Day Lewis as John Proctor in The Crucible
    Ben Kingsly as Don Logan in Sexy Beast
    Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks Fire Walk with Me
    William H Macy as Jerry in Fargo
    All three dudes in Oh Brother Where Art Thou
    Mink Stole as Peggy Gravel in Desperate Living
    Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski
    Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy
    Gary Oldman as Vlad in Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Clint in the Man with No Name trilogy
    Pacino in And Justice for All
    Kevin Heffernan as Farva in Super Troopers
    David Patrick Kelly as Luther in The Warriors
    Crispin Glover as Layne in River's Edge
    Tom Finnegan as Oly in Repo Man
    Richard Farnsworth as Alvin in The Straight Story

    a more recent favorite that folks might not know about:
    Marc Senter as Ray Pye in Jack Ketchum's The Lost

    Someone mentioned Matt Dillon, who was great as a total teenage wreck in Tex..
  3. onthemove Guest

    Christopher Lee as Saruman in Lord of the Rings
    Cary Elwes as Westley in The Princess Bride and in Robin Hood Men in Tights
    Denzel Washington in every film he's been in.
    Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club
    Al Pacino and Jamie Foxx (steamin' Beamen!) both in Any Given Sunday
    George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn.
    Clooney also did a good job in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
    Lee Ermey as Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket (even though he does it for a living).
    Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed
    Steve McQueen in The Great Escape
    Tom Berenger in Sniper
    Eddie Murphy in Coming to America
    Dennis Hopper as Howard Payne in Speed
    Willem Defoe in Platoon
    Jason Lee as Brodie in Mallrats
    I actually liked Michael Keaton in the older Batmans.
    Lawrence Fishburne in Othello and The Matrix
    River Phoenix in Stand by Me (RIP)

    Most of my other favorites have already been mentioned.

    but how about this WWII-era romance from Italy?
    Monica Bellucci as Malena Scordia in the film Malena.
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    Creeping-Cruds GIV'R!

    Big up for even mentioning Christopher Lee. The last living old-school horror actor.
  4. Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

    Reminds me....

    Brad Douriff - Billy Bibbet, One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest
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    Creeping-Cruds GIV'R!

    Love Brad Douriff. Had Deadwood continued I think Doc would have had a big role in the next season.. Met him at a horror-con once. Very nice dude who appreciates fans..
  5. Yossarian I am Him.

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