My Top 100 Film Male Actor Performances

1. Marlon Brando – The Godfather (1972)
2. Robert De Niro – Taxi Driver (1976)
3. Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
4. Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
5. Al Pacino – The Godfather: Part II (1974)
6. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight (2008)
7. James Stewart – It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
8. Robert De Niro – The Godfather: Part II (1974)
9. Peter O’Toole – Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
10. John Hurt – The Elephant Man (1980)
11. Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction (1994)
12. Anthony Perkins – Psycho (1960)
13. Jack Nicholson – As Good as It Gets (1998)
14. Liam Neeson – Schindler’s List (1993)
15. Robert De Niro – The Deer Hunter (1978)
16. James Stewart – Vertigo (1958)
17. Bruno Ganz – Downfall (2004)
18. Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront (1954)
19. Peter Sellers – Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
20. Alec Guinness – The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
21. Denzel Washington – Malcolm X (1992)
22. Christopher Walken – The Deer Hunter (1978)
23. Joe Pesci – Goodfellas (1990)
24. Ben Kingsley – Gandhi (1982)
25. Kevin Spacey – American Beauty (1999)
26. Marlon Brando – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
27. Jack Nicholson – Chinatown (1974)
28. Daniel Day Lewis – In the Name of the Father (1993)
29. Jon Voight – Coming Home (1978)
30. Denzel Washington – The Hurricane (1999)
31. Nicholas Cage – Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
32. Edward Norton – American History X (1998)
33. Christian Bale – American Psycho (2000)
34. Ralph Fiennes – Schindler’s List (1993)
35. Leonardo Di Caprio – The Aviator (2004)
36. Malcolm McDowell – A Clockwork Orange (1971)
37. Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood (2007)
38. Alan Rickman – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
39. Clint Eastwood – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
40. Russell Crowe – Gladiator (2000)
41. Paul Newman – Cool Hand Luke (1967)
42. Leonardo Di Caprio – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
43. Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
44. Humphrey Bogart – Casablanca (1942)
45. Colin Firth – The King’s Speech (2010)
46. Christoph Waltz – Inglorious Basterds (2009)
47. Carey Grant – North by Northwest (1959)
48. Robert De Niro – GoodFellas (1990)
49. Al Pacino – Serpico (1973)
50. Russell Crowe – A Beautiful Mind (2001)
51. Morgan Freeman – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
52. Eric Bana – Chopper (2000)
53. Tom Hardy – Bronson (2008)
54. Pete Postlethwaite – In the Name of the Father (1993)
55. Benicio Del Toro – Ché: Part One (2008)
56. John Wayne – The Searchers (1956)
57. Richard E. Grant – Withnail & I (1987)
58. Kevin Spacey – The Usual Suspects (1995)
59. Roberto Benigni – Life Is Beautiful (1997)
60. Ian McKellen – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
61. Dustin Hoffman – Midnight Cowboy (1969)
62. Sean Penn – I Am Sam (2001)
63. Dustin Hoffman – The Graduate (1967)
64. Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump (1994)
65. Robert Duvall – Apocalypse Now (1979)
66. Peter Finch – Network (1976)
67. Jeff Bridges – The Big Lebowski (1998)
68. Sean Connery – Goldfinger (1964)
69. Johnny Depp – Edward Scissorhands (1990)
70. Michael Fassbender – Shame (2011)
71. Ralph Fiennes – The English Patient (1996)
72. Sylvester Stallone- Rocky (1976)
73. Will Smith – Ali (2001)
74. Michael Madsen – Reservoir Dogs (1992)
75. Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men (2007)
76. Brad Pitt – Fight Club (1999)
77. Steve Buscemi – Fargo (1996)
78. Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler (2008)
79. Gary Oldman – Léon (1994)
80. Kevin Kline – A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
81. Andy Serkis – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
82. Harrison Ford – Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
83. Willem Dafoe – Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
84. Harvey Keitel – Reservoir Dogs (1992)
85. Al Pacino – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
86. Jim Carey – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
87. Robert Shaw – Jaws (1975)
88. Gael García Bernal – The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
89. Ben Kingsley – Sexy Beast (2000)
90. Paddy Considine – Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)
91. Emile Hirsch – Into the Wild (2007)
92. Dennis Hopper – Blue Velvet (1986)
93. Robert Carlyle – Trainspotting (1996)
94. Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech (2010)
95. William H. Macy – Magnolia (1999)
96. Michael Palin – A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
97. Christopher Walken – True Romance (1993)
98. Omar Sharif – Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
99. Ryan Gosling – The United States of Leland (2003)
100. Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges (2008)

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