If I Had To Pick Best Performances of All Time

It would be really hard. Not only because I would mix up between “best” and “favorite”, but also I have not seen enough (classic especially) movies. Now this list below should be considered as an on-going list and if you wonder why there are some classic performances missing, that’s probably because I haven’t seen it or maybe because I am in the minority for not liking that performance (One example is Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull).

Just for the fun sake of it, here’s the list of Best Male and Female Performances of All Time according to me:

10 Best Male Performances of All Time:

  1. James Dean in East of Eden
  2. Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon
  3. Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
  4. Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke
  5. Gary Cooper in High Noon
  6. Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange
  7. Edward Norton in Fight Club
  8. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator
  9. James Stewart in It’s A Wonderful Life
  10. Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Rose
  11. Gene Kelly in Singin’ In the Rain
  12. Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

10 Best Female Performances of All Time:

  1. Vivian Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire
  2. Maria Falconetti in Passion of Joan of Arc
  3. Bette Davis in All About Eve
  4. Imelda Staunton in Vera Drake
  5. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd.
  6. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  7. Charlize Theron in Monster
  8. Anna Karina in A Woman Is A Woman
  9. Julianne Moore in The Hours
  10. Nicole Kidman in Dogville
  11. Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive
  12. Elizabeth Taylor in What’s Wrong With Virginia Woolf?
  13. Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice

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