Your Top 3 Actors and Their Best Roles?

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  1. Stev0Griffin

    Stev0Griffin Trendsetter

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    Just curious.

    Please base this on performances, and not political affiliation. ;)

    1) Gary Oldman - JFK
    2) Tom Hardy - Bronson
    3) Christoph Waltz - Inglorious Basterds
     
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    1.) Cary Grant - "North by Northwest"
    2.) Lon Chaney Jr. - "The Wolfman"
    3.) Gary Oldman - "Léon: The Professional"
     
  3. Blanket Jackson

    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    1) Peter Greene - "Clean, Shaven"
    2) Russel Crowe - "Gladiator"
    3) Orson Wells - "The 3rd Man"
     
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    1) Bogey, Casablanca
    2) Pacino, the Godfather
    3) Cage, Moonstruck (yes, I am serious)
     
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    Off the top of my head

    Peter O'Toole - Becket (or any other movie...)
    Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront
    Paul Newman - The Verdict

    Peace,
     
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    Pacino in The Godfather is close to a perfect performance (to me). I just don't like him in a whole lot of other movies (so I omitted him). I loved Nick Cage in Raisin' Arizona.

    Peace,
     
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    Daniel Day Lewis - Bill the Butcher in - Gangs of New York
    Robert DeNiro - Jack LaMotta in - Raging Bull
    Jack Nicholson - McMurphy in - One flew over a Cuckoo's Nest

    other people for sure, but these popped pretty quickly
     
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    Paul Newman "The Hustler"
    William Holden "The Wild Bunch"
    Jean Gabin "Grand Illusion"

    Marion Cotillard "Two Days, One Night"
    Setsuko Hara "Late Spring"
    Juliette Binoche "Blue"
     
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    Just 3? No way I can do top three, but here are 3 of my favorites.

    Jack Nicholson - As Good As It Gets
    Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
    Robin Williams - The Bird Cage

    If allowed more, I would add:

    Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
    Daniel Day Lewis - Gangs of New York
    Leo DeCaprio - Catch Me If You Can
    Anthony Hopkins - Meet Joe Black & Remains of the Day
    Peter O'Toole - A Lion In Winter
     
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    Well, I have to go with:

    Adam West "Batman"
    Rodney Dangerfield "Caddyshack"
    John Belushi "Blues Brothers"
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    John Cleese as Ken Cleanairsystem

    John Belushi in Animal House

    Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet
     
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    Raging Bull is my all time favorite role by any actor. Struggled over DeNiro here.
     
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    Also struggled over Belushi! Good call.
     
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    Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
    Bill Murray - Rushmore
    Gene Hackman - French Connection
     
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    Does a "role" in this case span multiple movies? Han Solo/Indiana Jones for instance.
     
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    I am struggling with this as "my top 3 actors" (my implying "favorite" rather than enigmatic "best) don't seem to have great roles. Kevin Spacey, I love him in everything but can't pick one great role. Christian Bale, in a very similar way. Yet the roles I tend to love, say Carey Elwes in Princess Bride, are often so great as to somewhat hold the actor back from other great things.
     
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    Moonstruck and Raising Arizona over Leaving Las Vegas?!??
     
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