Top 10 Favorite Movie Performances

June 12th, 2014
by Gabe

10. Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth, Blue Velvet (1986)

frank booth

9. R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Full Metal Jacket (1987)


8. George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidson, Dr. Strangelove (1964)


7. Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood (2007)


6. Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lancaster Dodd, The Master (2012)

lancaster dodd

5. Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction (1994)


4. Jack Nicholson as Randle Patrick McMurphy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)


3. Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh, No Country for Old Men (2007)


2. Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, The Godfather/The Godfather Part II (1972-1974)


1. Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, Raging Bull (1980)


Posted in Posts | Comments (2)

  • Cassie says:

    Awesome choices and what an eclectic range! This reminds me that I still need to see The Master. Will you do a post about best female acting performances?

  • Gabe says:

    Thank you! It was hard for me to rank this list and it would be even harder for me to do an actress list because I think that women are actually in general better performers. But, a couple of my favorites are Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Frances McDormand in Fargo, Liv Ullman/Bibi Andersson in Persona, Kathy Bates in Misery, Julianne Moore in Boogie Nights, or Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc (arguably the most influential on-screen performance of all time).

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