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top 45 performances in a movie - ever - according to me :)

Posted by lovesbitch on December 10, 2011 at 1:45 AM
I have been watching quite a few older dvds lately - movies I may not
 have seen for a while. I just finished watching Peacock - with Cillian 
Murphy giving the most unbelievably great performance (s) - and 
that inspired me to make a list. I do love lists :D
(no particular order, just as they come to mind - I 
reached the half century yesterday, that's ALOT of 
movies !)
This is NOT anything to do with the overall film, 
simply that single character performance.
Sir Anthony Hopkins - Dr Hannibal Lector(Silence of the Lambs)
Cillian Murphy - John/Emma Skillpa(Peacock)
Johnny Depp - Captain Jack Sparrow (original POTC)
Johnny Depp - Edward(Edward Scissorhands)
Sir Ian McKellan - Gandalf(LOTR trilogy)
Al Pacino - Michael Corleone(Godfather trilogy)
Al Pacino - Lt Col. Frank Slade(Scent of a Woman)
Kate Winslet - Clementine Kruczynski(Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Robert Downey Jr - Tommy Larson(Home for the Holidays)
Val Kilmer - Doc Holliday(Tombstone)
Val Kilmer - Gay Perry(Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth 1(Elizabeth)
Scarlett Johannsen - Purslane Hominy Wilkes(A Love Song for Bobby Long)
Leonardo diCaprio - Billy(the Departed)
Mike Myers - Dr Evil(Austen Powers)
Sandra Bullock - Gracie Hart(Miss Congeniality)
Denzel Washington - Creesey(Man on Fire)
Viggo Mortensen - Aragorn(LOTR trilogy)
Edward Norton - Aaron Stampler(Primal Fear)
Edward Norton - Derek Vinyard(American History X)
Jeremy Irons - Alex(Stealing Beauty)
Nicole Kidman - Virginia Woolfe(the Hours)
Julia Roberts - Vivian(Pretty Woman)
Shirley MacClaine - Ouiser Boudreaux(Steel Magnolias)
Alan Rickman - Metatron(Dogma)
Patrick Swayze - Johnny Castle(Dirty Dancing)
Hilary Swank - Maggie(Million Dollar Baby)
Geoffrey Rush - The Marquis de Sade(Quills)
Geoffrey Rush - Lionel Logue(The King's Speech)
Colin Firth - Mr Darcy(Pride & Prejudice)
Colin Firth -  George Falconer(A Single Man)
Robert de Niro - Max Cady(Cape Fear)
Jack Nicholson - Melvin Udall(As Good as it Gets)
Paul Dano - Dwayne(Little Miss Sunshine)
Steve Carell - Frank(Little Miss Sunshine)
Robin Williams - John Keating(Dead Poet's Society)
Robin Williams - Adrian Kronaur(Good Morning Vietnam)
Nathan Fillion - Capt Malcolm Reynolds(Serenity)
Gene Hackman - Reverend Scott(Poseidon Adventure)
Ben Kingsley - Behrani(House of Sand & Fog)
Sophie Okonedo - May Boatwright(the Secret Life of Bees)
Rupert Everett - George Downes(My Best Friend's Wedding)
Angelina Jolie - Lisa(Girl, Interrupted)
Jennifer Garner - Jenna Rink(Suddenly 30)
Helen Hunt - Carol Connelly(As Good as it Gets)

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3 Comments

Reply lovesbitch
4:47 AM on December 10, 2011 
AND -- top 10 TV characters(except I will cheat here - where there is more than 1 in the same show I will count them as one :D)
I have to, I don't want to type another 45 **whew**

James Marsters(Spike) Juliet Landeau(Drusilla) Alyson Hannigan(Willow) Anthony Stewart Head(Giles) Seth Green(Oz) Jeff Kober (guest star, 2 characters - Rack & Kralik --- BUFFY

to be continued .....
Reply lovesbitch
11:31 PM on December 10, 2011 
... andddd - back -

Alan Tudyk(Wash) Nathan Fillion(Mal) Summer Glau(River) Jewel Staite(Kaylee) --- Firefly

Alan Tudyk(Alpha) --- Dollhouse

John Goodman(Dan) Laurie Metcalf(Jackie) Sarah Gilbert(Darlene) --- Roseanne

Hugh Laurie(House) --- House

Michael C. Hall (Dexter) --- Dexter

John C. McGinley(Dr Cox) Neil Flynn(the Janitor) --- Scrubs

entire cast of MASH (both groups)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Denny Duquette) Chandra Wilson (Dr Miranda Bailey) --- Grey's Anatomy

**BIGGER cheat, gotta mix some shows up for #10 or make it officially a longer list :|
Pauley Perrette (Abby) Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs)--- NCIS
Kirsten Vangsness (Garcia) Matthew Grey Gubler (Dr Reid) -- Criminal Minds
Chris Meloni (Elliott) Mariska Hagerty (Olivia) --- SVU
Vincent d'Onofrio (Bobby Goren) --- Criminal Intent

yes I know -- just a few more to come
Reply lovesbitch
12:11 AM on December 11, 2011 
ok, not counting anymore ---

Nelsan Ellis (LaFayette) Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) Alex Skarsgard (Eric) Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur) --- True Blood

Chris Meloni (Chris Keller) Scott Winters (Cyril O'Reilly) Harold Perrineau (Augustus Hill) --- Oz

Damien Lewis (Charlie Crewes) --- Life

James Spader (Alan Shore) William Shatner (Denny Crane) -- Boston Legal)

Charlie Hunnam (Jax Teller) Katey Sagal (Gemma Morrow) -- Sons of Anarchy

Nina, Finch (Just Shoot Me)

ending now -- apologies to those I love and have completely forgotten ......