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Old 03-06-24, 11:40 PM
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Best male and female performance of all-time

Which male and female performance do you think is the best of all-time? I have to go with Robert DeNiro in "Raging Bull" and Meryl Streep in "Sophie's Choice".
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Re: Best male and female performance of all-time

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird
Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs
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Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day
Kathy Bates in Misery
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Re: Best male and female performance of all-time

Daniel Day Lewis - Gangs of New York
Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
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Re: Best male and female performance of all-time

Al Pacino in the Godfather

Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven

When she cried in the end it felt real
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I think Pacino is way, way better in Godfather Part II,
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Okay, this might make some people look at me funny for saying this, but I think Sigourney Weaver's performance in Aliens is a phenomenal performance that belongs on a list of top notch performances by an actress.

I will have to think it over some more regarding which actor (male) I feel has set down one of the best performances of all time in a film. I do have to say that Pacino is a solid choice, as he has been in so many films where his performance practically carries the film from start to finish. It is a film I have to no plans to see twice, but when I finally did see Dog Day Afternoon, I came away being utterly impressed with Pacino's performance in the film (I either saw the film in one of the film classes I took at UC Santa Cruz, or I may have read something on-line many years back that had me curious so I rented the film from Netflix, it kind-of feels like I rented the movie on my own and did not watch in a college class). The Godfather films, Dog Day Afternoon, heck, even Heat, Pacino is one of the best actors around.
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Re: Best male and female performance of all-time

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Okay, this might make some people look at me funny for saying this, but I think Sigourney Weaver's performance in Aliens is a phenomenal performance that belongs on a list of top notch performances by an actress.

I will have to think it over some more regarding which actor (male) I feel has set down one of the best performances of all time in a film. I do have to say that Pacino is a solid choice, as he has been in so many films where his performance practically carries the film from start to finish. It is a film I have to no plans to see twice, but when I finally did see Dog Day Afternoon, I came away being utterly impressed with Pacino's performance in the film (I either saw the film in one of the film classes I took at UC Santa Cruz, or I may have read something on-line many years back that had me curious so I rented the film from Netflix, it kind-of feels like I rented the movie on my own and did not watch in a college class). The Godfather films, Dog Day Afternoon, heck, even Heat, Pacino is one of the best actors around.

Ummmm IF I am not mistaken she was nominated for an Oscar for it correct? I am with you it is a great performance.
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Thanks for jogging my mind on that, yeah...she was nominated, so maybe it is not so odd that I made her my pick.
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Re: Best male and female performance of all-time

Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream
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Joseph Cotten…The Third Man
Meryl Streep…Silkwood
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Re: Best male and female performance of all-time

Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs.

Kathy Bates in Misery.

Maybe Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove for a more off-beat choice.
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Re: Best male and female performance of all-time

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I think Pacino is way, way better in Godfather Part II,

I included all of the Godfather movies as one of his best performances

Scarface is another one where you don't see Pacino and think he is really Cuban.

Maybe it would not work today since people would be ticked a Italian played a Cuban.
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Well, I guess since Marlon Brando changed American film acting with Streetcar and Waterfront, he deserves a mention.




Won't claim it's the greatest of all time, but now that i have a shot with her again, I name Natalie Portman in Black Swan as a very great performance.
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Re: Best male and female performance of all-time

Originally Posted by Decker
Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs
Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs.
Bonus, seeing two great performances in one movie.

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