My top 100 male performances

  1. Anthony Hopkins in The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
  2. Anthony Perkins inPsycho (1960)
  3. Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction (1994)
  4. James Stewart in It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  5. Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot (1989)
  6. Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)
  7. Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  8. Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)
  9. Kevin Spacey in American Beauty (1999)
  10. Clark Gable in Gone With The Wind (1939)
  11. Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  12. John Hurt in The Elephant Man (1980)
  13. Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (1941)
  14. Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994)
  15. Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)
  16. Laurence Olivier in Rebecca (1940)
  17. Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  18. Charles Chaplin in Modern Times (1936), City Lights (1931), The Circus (1928), The Gold Rush (1925)
  19. Gregory Peck in To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
  20. Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man (1988)
  21. Peter O’Toole in Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
  22. Robert De Niro in The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  23. Peter Lorre in M (1931)
  24. Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca (1942)
  25. Robert De Niro in The Deer Hunter (1978)
  26. James Stewart in Vertigo (1958)
  27. Max Schreck in Nosferatu (1922)
  28. Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
  29. Peter Finch in Network (1976)
  30. Leonardo DiCaprio in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
  31. Joe Pesci in GoodFellas (1990)
  32. Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter (1978)
  33. Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  34. Richard Burton in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  35. Edmund Gwenn in Miracle On 47th Street (1947)
  36. Colin Firth in The King’s Speech (2010)
  37. Ben Kingsley in Gandhi (1982)
  38. Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  39. Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  40. Henry Fonda in The Grapes Of Wrath (1941)
  41. Paul Newman in The Hustler (1961)
  42. Dustin Hoffman in Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
  43. James Cagney – White Heat (1949)
  44. Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood (2007)
  45. Marcello Mastroianni in 8 1/2 (1963)
  46. Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)
  47. R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  48. Jack Nicholson in Chinatown (1974)
  49. Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski (1998)
  50. Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
  51. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed (2006)
  52. Spencer Tracy in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)
  53. Michael Caine in Alfie (1966)
  54. John Travolta in Pulp Fiction (1994)
  55. Andy Serkis in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003)
  56. Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980)
  57. Alec Guinness in The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
  58. Liam Neeson in Schindler’s List (1993)
  59. Charlton Heston – The Ten Commandments (1956)
  60. Alan Rickman in Harry Potter series (2001,2002,2004,2005,2007,2009,2010,2011)
  61. Carey Grant in North By Northwest (1959)
  62. Russell Crowe in Gladiator (2000)
  63. Marlon Brando in On The Waterfront (1954)
  64. James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
  65. Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953)
  66. Brad Pitt in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
  67. Johnny Depp in Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
  68. Ian McKellen in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003)
  69. Guy Pearce in Memento (2001)
  70. William H. Macy in Fargo (1996)
  71. Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964)
  72. Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile (1999)
  73. Clive Owen in Closer (2004)
  74. Adrien Brody in The Pianist (2002)
  75. Jean Dujardin in The Artist (2011)
  76. Edward Norton in American History X (1998)
  77. Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
  78. Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List (1993)
  79. Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men (2007)
  80. Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  81. Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999)
  82. Christian Bale in American Psycho (2000)
  83. Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate (1967)
  84. Morgan Freeman – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  85. Steve Buscemi in Fargo (1996)
  86. Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)
  87. Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  88. Robert Downey Jr. in Chaplin (1992)
  89. Tom Hanks in Cast Away (2000)
  90. Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting (1997)
  91. Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa (2003)
  92. Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting (1996)
  93. Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998)
  94. Matt Damon in The Bourne trilogy (2002,2004,2007)
  95. Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  96. Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler (2008)
  97. Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006)
  98. Mel Gibson in Braveheart (1995)
  99. Mike Myers in Austin Powers trilogy (1997,1999,2002)
  100. Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man (2008)

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