Favorite acting performances in a movie?

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  1. CRUDS

    CRUDS Barf o Rama Tip Jar Donor

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    This room is way dead..

    Name some favorite acting performances in a movie- big roles or small..
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  2. TitansOwnAll

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    **waits for everyone to barge in and say "Heath Ledger as The Joker"**
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    OK you've said it.. It decree it shall henceforth be black-listed from this thread..
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    That's sort of what I was aiming for. lol... The fact that I said that lowers the chances of people coming in and using it. :)

    When I think of one of my favorite performances, I'll post it, but I'm not big on specific actors in specific movies. I'll have to think about it.
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    A Sherman tank won't keep some of these Joker sheep from checking in around this place..
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    Just what comes to mind, I'll have more later...

    Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh (No Country For Old Men)
    Lorna Raver as Mrs. Ganush (Drag Me To Hell)
    Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth (Blue Velvet)
    Peter Sellers as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove (Dr. Strangelove)
    Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair (Waiting For Guffman)
    Ben Kingsley as Don Logan (Sexy Beast)
    Kurt Russell as 'Stuntman' Mike (Death Proof)
    J.E. Freeman as Eddie Dane (Miller's Crossing)
    Sig Haig as Captain Spalding (The Devil's Rejects/House of 1000 Corpses)
    Tommy Lee Jones as William Stranix (Under Siege)
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    Even if some one does mention it, I see nothing wrong with it, after all it was an incredible performance. The fact that he died only makes that role so much better since you'll never see him do another role like it.

    I can see your point though, as many people are trying to honor his memory by making reference to his joker role.

    To the OP...

    Edward Norton in Fight Club
    Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York
    Brad Pitt in Twelve Monkeys (Really weird movie though)

    I'm sure I will think of more later...
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  8. Fry

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    johnny depp as edward scissor hands and captain jack sparrow.

    samuel l jackson as jules winfield.

    tim roth as mr. orange in reservoir dogs.

    denzel washington as alonzo in training day.
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    Great thread. Nothing arty from me just roles that spring to mind that I 've either really enjoyed or been blown away by or both.:)

    Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump
    Bruce Willis as James Cole in 12 Monkeys
    Nicholson as RP McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    Dustin Hoffman Jack Crabb in Little Big Man
    Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars
    Kevin Bacon as Tom Witzky in Stir of Echoes
    Mathew Modine as Birdy in Birdy
    Steve Buschemi as Carl Showalter in Fargo
    Lee marvin as Ben Rumson in Paint Your Wagon
    Robert Redford as David Chappellet in Downhill Racer
    Rowdy Roddy Piper as Nada in They Live
    Kurt Russell as Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Litle China
    Johnny Depp as Jack Sparror in pirates of the Caribbean
    Stallone as Freddy Heflin in Copland
    Robert Shaw as Quint in Jaws
    Robert Duvall as Doc Brunder in Phenomenon
    Spacey as John Doe in Se7en
    Matt Dillon as Healy in Theres Something About Mary
    Mark Ruffalo as David in Just Like Heaven
    Clooney as Everett in O Brother Where For Art Thou

    Frances McDormand as Police Chief Marge Gunderson in Fargo
    Holly Hunter as Dorinda Durston in Always
    Natalie Portman as Mathilda in Leon
    Meryl Streep as in Death Becomes Her
    Joan Allen as Laine Hanson in The Contender
    Toni Collette as Rose in In Her Shoes
    Michelle Pfeiffer as Claire Spencer in What Lies Beneath
    Pamela Reed as Phoebe O'Hara in Kindergarten Cop
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    Vince Young as Morpheus E in GoTitans: The Movie
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