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    Top Ten Performances by an Actor

    You had to know that this was coming.........

    1. Sean Connery......."Medicine Man"
    2. Charlton Heston....."Ben Hur"
    3. Michael Renny......"The Day the Earth Stood Still"
    4. Peter O'Toole....."The Lion in Winter"
    5. Danny Glover....."The Color Purple"
    6. Matthew Modine...."The Memphis Belle"
    7. John Wayne....."The Angel and the Badman"
    8. Tom Hanks....."Forrest Gump" and "Castaway"
    9. Sean Astin....."The Lord of the Rings" all three and "Rudy"
    10. Michael Douglas..."Romancing the Stone".............42

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    Hmmm....

    Tom Hanks: Philidelphia
    Ewan McGreggor: Moulin Rouge
    Denzel Washington: Remember the Titans
    Mathew McChonoughay (sp): A Time to Kill
    Jim Carrey: The Grinch
    Patrick Swayze: Ghost
    Russel Crowe: ...grrr...can't remember what it's called, but it was very technical...and he was schizonphrenic..
    Jack Black: Orange County (hehe)
    Kevin Kline: Life as a House
    Brad Pitt: Interview with the Vampire
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    Supersk8er,
    Re Russell Crowe--I think the movie you mean is "A Beautiful Mind." And ITA, he was great in it.

    BTW, I HATE when my mind goes blank on something I know I know.

    Gotta get my list together.
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    THANKS! "A Beatiful Mind" is the movie I was thinking of.

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    Hmmm...so many. I will start with twelve.

    1. James Broadbent, "Iris"
    2. Ben Kingsley, "Gandhi"
    3. Marlon Brando, "A Streetcar Named Desire"
    4. Jeremy Irons, "Reversal of Fortune"
    5. Robert De Niro, "Taxi Driver"
    6. Haley Joel Osment, "The Sixth Sense"
    7. Michael Caine, "The Cider House Rules"
    8. Daniel Day Lewis, "Gangs of New York"
    9. Sidney Poitier, "Lilies of the Field"
    10. Albert Finney, "Big Fish"
    11. Jude Law, "Cold Mountain"
    12. Jude Law, "The Road to Perdition"

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    Some that I definitely agree with:

    Haley Joel Osment - "Sixth Sense"

    Russell Crowe - "A Beautiful Mind"

    The guy who played the Duke in Moulin Rouge (can't remember his name off the top of my head, but I saw the "making of" documentary and he looks & sounds so different. Plus his performance as the Duke was, I thought, flawless.) Ewan McGregor was great too.

    Elijah Wood - "Return of the King"

    Johnny Depp - "Pirates of the Caribbean"

    Tom Hanks - "Forrest Gump"

    And although this isn't films, I thought Alex Ferns was terrific as evil Trevor in EastEnders (though a lot of you probably won't have seen that).

    I know I'll think of more...
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    1. Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs)
    2. Clark Gable (Gone with the Wind)
    3. Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)
    4. Al Paccino (Scent of a Woman)
    5. Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird)
    6. Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Coo Coo's Nest)
    7. Daniel Day Lewis (My Left Foot)
    8. Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond)
    9. Russell Crowe (Gladiator)
    10. Jeffory Rush (Shine)

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    Again, old movie girl, so I have a lot of old movie favs...

    *Cary Grant: The Philadelphia Story and Arsenic and Old Lace

    *Jimmy Stewart: ANYTHING...one of my all time favorite actors; he's just blow me away any time. I think my favorite would be The Philadelphia Story, but it's a hard choice between that and Rear Window. Other favs of his would include It's a Wonderful Life (duh!) and Vertigo. I just love him in Hitchcock movies!

    *Clark Gable: Gone with the Wind. Actually, though I don't think that he was a very versatile actor by any sense of the word, I find his on screen presence magnetic in any film, even when he's playing the same role over and over. Gone with the Wind was by far his deepest and most layered performance.

    *Errol Flynn: Robin Hood and Captain Blood. The epitome of the dashing, courageous, and absolutely gorgeous heartthrob!

    *Christian Bale: Little Women. How could Jo refuse him?

    *Jeremy Northam: Emma and The Winslow Boy

    *Colin Firth: Pride and Prejudice

    *Johnny Depp: Pirates. He is so friggin' hilarious! I've seen it four or five times, and I still crack up every time!

    *Orlando Bloom: Pirates. Okay, really not anything incredibly new, but he does a good job with this role and he's HOT !

    *Viggo Mortenson: FOTR. I thought he hit just the right character notes in this movie, and I'm a big fan of the book. I also love his dedication to the role.

    *Sean Astin: ROTK. If he doesn't get a nomination for best supporting actor at the Oscars, it will be a complete travesty!

    Okay, eleven instead of ten. And I know I'm missing some really important ones, but I just can't think of them right now!

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    Johnny Depp - Edward Sissorhands, Ed Wood
    Jude Law - AI
    Michael Craine - The Quiet American
    Ewan McGreggor - Moulin Rouge
    John Cusak - Being John Malkovich

    Thats all I can think of at the moment, but theres probably a million more...
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    Gregory Peck To Kill a Mockingbird He was totally believable as Atticus Finch.

    Tom Hanks Phildelphia

    I think most of my other favorites have already been mentioned.

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    Off the top of my head:
    Daniel Day Lewis--Last of the Mohicans
    Omar Sharif--Lawrence of Arabia
    Christopher Plummer--Sound of Music
    Gary Cooper--High Noon
    Alec Guinness--Bridge on the River Kwai
    Robert Duvall--Lonesome Dove
    Colin Firth--anything, but I loved him in Love Actually
    Charlton Heston--Ben Hur
    Al Pacino--Scent of a Woman
    Louis Jourdan--Gigi
    Humphrey Bogart--Casablanca
    Last edited by Oreo; 01-27-2004 at 08:52 PM.

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    My list--

    Al Pacino- The Godfather

    Phillip Seymore Hoffman - Magnolia

    James Dean- Rebel Without Cause

    Peter O'Toole - everything

    Benicio del Toro - Traffic

    The guy who played Virginia Woolf's husband in - The Hours

    Anthony Hopkins - Silence , and The Edge

    DeNiro - The Deer Hunter

    Forgot to add--

    Sean Penn - Dead Man Walking

    Denzel Washington - Glory--he has amazing refelxes as an actor, and his performance here shows preternatural understanding and intelligence



    Bill Murry- Rushmore

    Thanks for letting me share!
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