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Sean Penn in At Close Range
Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice
Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird
Robert De Niro Taxi Driver
"Look at this. An entire generation of Cinderellas, and there's no glass slipper coming." -- Mother in ALMOST FAMOUS
Interesting call on Annette Benning in American Beauty +1
Samuel L. Jackson.
'I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THESE SNAKES ON THIS MOTHA FUCKING PLANE"!
Interesting side note: My wife had the hots for Daniel Day-Lewis in a big way after seeing him in The Last of the Mohicans. Anyhow she was sick shortly after this and begged me to go rent My Left Foot for her. If you haven't seen the movie DDL couldn't have been a bigger turn off than if he tried in that movie, needless to say my wife was extremely disappointed. For the record I do a real good impersonation of DDL in My Left Foot - I don't think my wife really appreciates it though.
Male: Billy Bob Thornton - Sling Blade
Female: Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice
Thornton was a completely unique character without any prosthetics or makeup. Incredible. And Streep was so good and so naturally in character it almost seems weird to hear her speak without that accent.
one of the more memorable scenes from the horrible 1980s movie "Silent Night Deadly Night 2"
thought she was suburb in that movie and carried it. She was robbed of an oscar as well.
The scene where she is talking to herself with the gun is excellent
Another great female acting performance is:
Diane Lane -- Unfaithful (especially the scene on the train when shes crying and laughing when thinking of the recent affair)
4 states of being in the cannabis society ------------
Which one are you??
Gotta agree with ed Norton in primal fear. Maybe not best ever but damn fae up there. First time i saw that i just sat there like damn that was awesome.
Id throw out brad Pitt in seven
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
Of all the good Pitt movies, you choose Seven? Not 12 monkeys or Meet Joe Black, or Fight Club?
All this talk about Nicholson, I thought he was superb in The Departed.
Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump anybody?
And I know it's been mentioned, but my young self thinks Heath Ledger as the Joker takes the top spot on any list.
Let's end the debate: Ben Kingsley in Ghandi, then Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast. Never seen more range or better acting all at once.
Marlon Brando in the Godfather
Al Pacino in Donnie Brasco, Scarface, Godfather etc
Johnny Depp in Donnie Brasco
Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men
But I think by far the best is R Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket. That was truly outstanding considering he adlibbed the entire thing. Could really tell that he was a drill instructor before that movie.
Honestly i hated fight club not sure why. But seven was the first one that came to mind.
Departed was a great movie all around.
Id throw out Leonardo decaprio in aviator , thought that was great really want to see his newer one.
Another imo underrated performace was Matt Damon in the talented mr ripley.
Those are great performances.
I would add:
Jimmy Stewart: Rear Window.
Gregory Peck: To Kill a Mockingbird.
Sean Connery, Robert DiNiro: The Untouchables
Al Pacino: Serpico. also Dog Day Afternoon.
Meryl Streep: anything she has ever done.
agree re Brando: Streetcar Named Desire.
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Agree on all except Hillary Swank.
Elizabeth Berkeley in Showgirls made Laurence Olivier look like Cam Neely playing Seabass.
To each his own. But I thought Swank nailed that role even though the movie was just ok
My Left Foot is arguably DDL's best acting job though he will always be famous for Gangs of New York and TWBB.
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Kevin James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
I don't know how you can even compare that to Kal Penn in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
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I was going to suggest Norton in Primal Fear but I'm not a movie guy so I am willing to concede that it may certainly not be the greatest. It is the best acting I've ever seen.
Tim Robbins was so god damn good in Mystic River. Laura Linney was fantastic as Sean Penn's wife as well. The scene at the end of the movie where is seems to be getting moist telling Penn how strong and brave he is makes me fucking furious.
Plus one for putting Norton in the conversation.
Pauley Shore in Biodome. End thread.
Laughing at all the kids mentioning Tom Cruise in a "best acting job of all-time" thread.
Steven Segal in any of his FILMS
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