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Best performance by these actors?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Katre, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. Katre


    Dec 28, 2002

    I think these are all great actors, but my question is what do you guys think has been the best performance they have given and why.

    Peter Sellers
    Marlon Brando
    Robert De Niro
    Tim Roth
    Gary Oldman
    James Stewart
    Christopher Walken
    Steve Buscemi
    Robert Carlyle
    Morgan Freeman
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Sean Penn

    Thanks you so much to anyone who finds the time to do this.:)
  2. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Robert Carlyle's would be Begbie
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Sean Penn in Fast Times At Ridgemont High.
    Forget the rest...

    Peter Sellers-
    ...the Pink Panther movies; maybe Strikes Again(the one with Lesley-Anne Down) as the best?

    Jimmy Stewart-
    I like his Hitchcock stuff:
    Rear Window
    The Man Who Knew Too Much
    Vertigo...though I still think Kim Novak was too hot for him. Then again, so was Grace Kelly in Rear Window. ;)
    Of course, It's A Wonderful Life is one of my all-time favs.

    Samuel L. Jackson-
    I like his cameo in Coming To America. ;)
  4. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    De Niro -
    I can't recall the title of the film, but it stars Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon. It's about 4 boys who are molested in a juvenile jail and two of them grow up to kill one of the guards. De Niro plays a priest and friend to the the boys.

    James Stewart -
    I'd agree on Rear Window.
    It's a Wonderful Life is an all-time classic film.

    Steve Buscemi -
    Fargo - Most actors will tell you that comedy is the most difficult genre out there.

    Gary Oldman -
    Well, you've got his portrayal of Beethoven in Immortal Beloved.

    Samuel Jackson -
    He really added a special flavor to Pulp Fiction. I know he has better work though.

    Morgan Freeman -
    That's easy. Shawshank Redemption.
    Honorable mention to Driving Miss Daisy.
  5. iplaybass


    Feb 13, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Brando? A Streetcar Named Desire, definately.
  6. hibeam


    Oct 16, 2002
    can't forget 'on the water front'
  7. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    That was Sleepers. One of my top tens
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Peter Sellers- "Being There" or "Dr. Strangelove..."
    Marlon Brando- "The Godfather"
    Robert De Niro- "Taxi Driver"
    Tim Roth- too many
    Gary Oldman- too many, Roth and Oldman are amazing IMO
    James Stewart- too many, maybe "Rear Window"
    Christopher Walken- "The Deer Hunter"
    Steve Buscemi- too many, love this guy too. Might seem silly but I thought he was great in "The Wedding Singer"

    more later, off to see the Twin Towers...
  9. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Peter Sellers -- Don't know.
    Marlon Brando -- Hmmmm...
    Robert De Niro -- Taxi Driver, Meet the Parents.
    Tim Roth -- Pulp Fiction, Planet of the Apes.
    Gary Oldman -- The Fifth Element, Bram Stoker's Dracula.
    James Stewart -- It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
    Christopher Walken -- I liked him in Suicide Kings and Pulp Fiction. He was the perfect choice for Sleepy Hollow as well.
    Steve Buscemi -- Airheads and the one about his dead grandmother.
    Robert Carlyle -- Who?
    Morgan Freeman -- Seven.
    Samuel L. Jackson -- Pulp Fiction.
    Sean Penn -- I Am Sam.

    There ya be.
  10. superfreak

    superfreak Unregistered

    Aug 18, 2002
    Clarksville, TN

    I love that De Niro movie, I wish I knew what it was...that one was a thinker...I only saw it once and never saw it again...W/De Niro, it would have to be GoodFellas and Casino...That man is fargin awsome....

    Marlin Brando...Godfather saga of course

    Sean Penn...It would have to be Fast Times at Ridgemont High...I haven't seen I Am Sam...even though I heard was an excellent movie.
  11. Katre


    Dec 28, 2002
    Yep they are, and often very underrated aswell.
  12. you heard wrong.
  13. Marlon Brando - Godfather
    Steve Buscemi - Reservoir Dogs

    dunno bout the rest