The Greatest Performances Of All-Time



  1. Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
  2. Klaus Maria Brandauer in Mephisto 
  3. Michael Fassbender in Shame
  4. Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry
  5. Montgomery Clift in A Place In The Sun
  6. Laurence Olivier in Othello
  7. Kirk Douglas in Ace in the Hole
  8. Richard Burton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  9. Bruno S. in The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
  10. Anthony Quinn in Requiem for a Heavyweight
  11. John Garfield in He Ran All The Way
  12. Burt Lancaster in Birdman of Alcatraz
  13. Micheal MacLiammoir in The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice
  14. Laurence Olivier in Rebecca 
  15. John Barrymore in Twentieth Century
  16. Jack Lemmon in Days of Wine and Roses
  17. Max von Sydow in Hour of the Wolf
  18. John Mills & Alec Guinness in Tunes of Glory
  19. Leonid Mozgovoy in Molokh
  20. Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris
  21. Udo Kier in Blood For Dracula
  22. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed
  23. Andy Griffith in A Face In The Crowd
  24. Dylan Baker in Happiness
  25. Gary Oldman in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead


  1. Isabelle Adjani in The Story of Adele H. 
  2. Judit Pogany in The Prefab People
  3. Anamaria Marinca in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  4. Anna Karina in Vivre Sa Vie
  5. Emmanuelle Riva in Leon Morin, Priest
  6. Bjork in Dancer in the Dark
  7. Shirley Maclaine in The Apartment 
  8. Marilyn Monroe in The Prince and the Showgirl
  9. Emmanuelle Devos in Kings and Queen
  10. Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice
  11. Bibi Andersson in Persona 
  12. Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
  13. Marie Dressler in Emma
  14. Barbara Stanwyck in The Miracle Woman
  15. Marion Davies in The Patsy
  16. Madeleine Desdevises in La drolesse
  17. Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass
  18. Lee Remick in Days of Wine and Roses
  19. Emilie Dequenne in Rosetta
  20. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde
  21. Liv Ullmann in Shame
  22. Kay Francis in Confession
  23. Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind
  24. Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry, Wrong Number
  25. Bette Davis in Now, Voyager


  1. Montgomery Clift in The Search
  2. Nikolaj Lie Kaas in The Idiots
  3. Dustin Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy
  4. Folco Lulli in The Organizer
  5. Zero Mostel in The Front
  6. Victor Buono in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
  7. Paul Dano in There Will Be Blood 
  8. Edward Norton in Primal Fear
  9. George Burns in The Sunshine Boys
  10. Liev Schreiber in The Daytrippers
  11. John Barrymore in Dinner at Eight
  12. Claude Rains in Deception
  13. Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross
  14. Leonardo DiCaprio in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  15. Van Heflin in Johnny Eager
  16. Orson Welles in The Trial
  17. Brad Dourif in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  18. H.B. Warner in Five Star Final
  19. Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death
  20. Cary Grant in Notorious
  21. Robert Strauss in Stalag 17
  22. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in Mystery Train
  23. Willem Dafoe in Shadow of a Vampire
  24. Edward Everett Horton in Trouble In Paradise
  25. Alan Rickman in Sense and Sensibility
  26. Laurence Fishburne in Boyz N The Hood


  1. Patricia Neal in Hud
  2. Astrid Holm in The Phantom Carriage
  3. Jean Arthur in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
  4. Ingrid Thulin in Cries and Whispers
  5. Liv Ullmann in Cries and Whispers
  6. Chishu Ryu in Good Morning
  7. Greer Garson in Goodbye Mr. Chips
  8. Claire Trevor in Dead End
  9. Gwyneth Paltrow in Sydney [Hard Eight]
  10. Ellen Burstyn in Providence
  11. Dianne Wiest in Radio Days
  12. Andrea Leeds in Stage Door
  13. Lee Remick in Wild River
  14. Teresa Wright in Mrs. Miniver
  15. Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenenbaums
  16. Vera Farmiga in Nothing But The Truth
  17. Nastassja Kinski in Paris, Texas
  18. Bibi Andersson in The Passion of Anna
  19. Billie Burke in Dinner at Eight
  20. Ingrid Thulin in Wild Strawberries
  21. Kathleen Byron in Black Narcissus
  22. Patricia Neal in A Face In The Crowd
  23. Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot
  24. Nathalie Richard in Irma Vep
  25. Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry

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