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August 28, 2019 01:39PM
I have only seen one other movie on your list Godfather 2. I agree that Pacino was fantastic. I probably wouldn’t have agreed with Gump but the last scene when he asks if his kid is smart kills me every time. It changes the entire movie for me and makes it great and one of the great acting performances for me.

I would add Christopher Walken from the Deer Hunter. Dustin Hoffman from Midnight Cowboy. Thought Heath Ledger was great as the Joker. Jack Nicholson in the Shining was pretty awesome.

These are mostly larger than life characters which allows an actor to shine. I think there are tons of excellent performances where the character the actor is playing isn’t as grandiose.

Many times I feel like if I am watching something and notice the acting then I am taken out of my fantasy. Take Bree Larsen in Room. Never for a moment did I not 100% buy her character. She was incredible in that movie IMO.

DeNiro in Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. I thought each was exceptional.

Peter Sellers, Gene Wilder, John Cleese. Long list of actors who fall more on the comedic side but are very good actors.

Billy Bob Thornton in Sling Blade was excellent too. Lol Samuel L Jackson great in Pulp Fiction.

My favorite is Clint Eastwood probably for Unforgiven. But Josie Wales is right up there.

Love Audrey Hepburn in just about anything.

Feel like I could add to the list and that I am focusing on older movies. I am sure there are some great performances today that could rival some that I have listed.

  Greatest acting performance of all time...

JamesJM121August 27, 2019 08:16AM

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Aries34August 27, 2019 12:43PM

  I gotta go with.....

sstrams38August 27, 2019 01:49PM

  Not a blessed thing wrong with that choice...

JamesJM29August 27, 2019 01:56PM

  I dunno, man...

sstrams30August 27, 2019 02:25PM

  I didn't see one sequel....

JamesJM18August 27, 2019 02:29PM

  Jaws II..

sstrams17August 27, 2019 03:42PM

  Jaws II. About June 1978??

Ramgator20August 27, 2019 05:12PM

  Yeah that was a good scene.. Attachments

sstrams18August 28, 2019 02:37AM

  Did NOT know that! I will say, she was a cutie! nm

Ramgator15August 28, 2019 06:15AM

  Very similar thing happened on my favorite episode of Star Trek..

Ramgator20August 28, 2019 06:19AM

  That's my favorite episode, as well..

sstrams16August 28, 2019 07:21AM

  FUNNY you say!!! Not 5 minutes after talking about it yesterday...

Ramgator13August 30, 2019 02:52PM

  The one with the flying Bugle in it? Attachments

sstrams16August 30, 2019 04:42PM

  LOL Yes! LOLOL My late Brother.........

Ramgator12August 30, 2019 04:56PM


sstrams13August 30, 2019 05:32PM

  Yeah she was..

sstrams18August 28, 2019 07:24AM

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RAMbler28August 27, 2019 02:11PM

  Mine goes without saying. . .

RAMbeau50August 27, 2019 02:20PM

  Sorry we've discussed this...

JamesJM36August 27, 2019 05:10PM

  Peter O'Toole - "The Lion in Winter"......+1.....

Arkansas Ram17September 05, 2019 04:18PM

  Re: Peter O'Toole - "The Lion in Winter"......+1.....

fearsomefoursome17September 06, 2019 07:11AM

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IowaRam21August 27, 2019 05:35PM

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MamaRAMa42August 27, 2019 05:59PM

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Atlantic Ram27August 28, 2019 01:39PM

  Loved every choice you made....

JamesJM18August 28, 2019 01:44PM

  In no particular order....

roman1827August 28, 2019 08:46AM

  Some really good choices so far... and...

JamesJM17August 28, 2019 09:14AM

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Crazylegs27September 02, 2019 07:11AM

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SeattleRam25September 04, 2019 09:27PM

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Hazlet Hacksaw23September 05, 2019 03:37AM

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Arkansas Ram21September 05, 2019 05:30AM

  Everyone's lack of respect for the Actors in "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes"..

Ramgator14September 06, 2019 04:06PM

  ..and MY favorite..

sstrams17September 07, 2019 06:15AM

  LOL "The Horror At Party Beach" !!

Ramgator11September 09, 2019 04:09AM

  an MST3K classic...

LMU937September 11, 2019 03:27AM

  You have terrible taste in acting performances....

JamesJM14September 07, 2019 04:35PM

  I am curious how few people picked comedy performances

IowaRam18September 08, 2019 07:27AM

  Well. . . .

RAMbeau14September 08, 2019 11:37AM

  Well, I thought I HAD picked one

JamesJM10September 08, 2019 11:40AM

  A correction Jimmy. . . .

RAMbeau17September 08, 2019 11:43AM

  I get what you're saying, but...

JamesJM9September 08, 2019 11:52AM

  Re: Well. . . .

SeattleRam12September 08, 2019 04:28PM

  Re: I am curious how few people picked comedy performances

MamaRAMa15September 08, 2019 05:12PM

  The thing is

IowaRam10September 09, 2019 03:40AM

  I mentioned Peter Sellers

Atlantic Ram21September 09, 2019 05:03AM

  This whole question has been bugging me since James posted it

IowaRam12September 09, 2019 06:52AM

  Speaking of Joker

IowaRam10September 09, 2019 07:05AM

  I still couldn't come up with just one

IowaRam21September 08, 2019 02:35PM