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The American film magazine Premiere, created a list of The 100 Greatest Movie Performances of All Time made up of some of the most memorable performances from films.

1.  Peter O'Toole Lawrence of Arabia T.E. Lawrence 1962
2.  Marlon Brando On the Waterfront Terry Malloy 1954
3.  Meryl Streep Sophie's Choice Sophie Zawistowska 1982
4.  Al Pacino Dog Day Afternoon Sonny Wortzik 1975
5.  Bette Davis All About Eve Margo Channing 1950
6.  James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy George M. Cohan 1942
7.  Dustin Hoffman Midnight Cowboy "Ratso" Rizzo 1969
8.  James Stewart It's a Wonderful Life George Bailey 1946
9.  Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein Dr. Frederick Frankenstein 1974
10. Robert De Niro Raging Bull Jake La Motta 1980
11. Daniel Day-Lewis My Left Foot Christy Brown 1989
12. Jack Nicholson The Last Detail "Badass" Buddusky 1973
13. Katharine Hepburn The Lion in Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine 1968
14. Robert Duvall Tender Mercies Mac Sledge 1983
15. Tom Hanks Big Josh Baskin 1988
16. Cary Grant Notorious T.R. Devlin 1946
17. Denzel Washington Malcolm X Malcolm X 1992
18. Emily Watson Breaking the Waves Bess McNeill 1996
19. Paul Newman The Verdict Frank Galvin 1982
20. Al Pacino The Godfather Part II Michael Corleone 1974
21. Giulietta Masina Nights of Cabiria Cabiria 1957
22. Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands 1990
23. Russell Crowe The Insider Jeffrey Wigand 1999
24. Humphrey Bogart The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Fred C. Dobbs 1948
25. Greta Garbo Ninotchka Ninotchka 1939
26. Maria Falconetti The Passion of Joan of Arc Joan of Arc 1928
27. Marlon Brando Last Tango in Paris Paul 1972
28. Rosalind Russell His Girl Friday Hildy Johnson 1940
29. Peter Sellers Being There Chance the Gardener 1979
30. James Stewart Vertigo John Ferguson 1958
31. Jamie Foxx Ray Ray Charles 2004
32. Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly 1961
33. Dustin Hoffman Tootsie Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels 1982
34. Buster Keaton The General Johnny Gray 1927
35. Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote Truman Capote 2005
36. Faye Dunaway Chinatown Evelyn Cross Mulwray 1974
37. Gene Hackman The Conversation Harry Caul 1974
38. Carole Lombard To Be or Not to Be Maria Tura 1942
39. Laurence Olivier Richard III Richard III 1955
40. Nicole Kidman To Die For Suzanne Stone Maretto 1995
41. Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield 1994
42. Robert De Niro Taxi Driver Travis Bickle 1976
43. James Dean Rebel Without a Cause Jim Stark 1955
44. Charlie Chaplin City Lights A Tramp 1931
45. Reese Witherspoon Election Tracy Flick 1999
46. Tom Hanks Cast Away Chuck Noland 2000
47. Jack Nicholson One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle Patrick McMurphy 1975
48. Bill Murray Groundhog Day Phil Connors 1993
49. Liv Ullmann Persona Elisabet Vogler 1966
50. Humphrey Bogart The Maltese Falcon Sam Spade 1941
51. Henry Fonda The Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad 1940
52. Emma Thompson The Remains of the Day Miss Kenton 1993
53. Daniel Day-Lewis Gangs of New York Bill Cutting 2002
54. Katharine Hepburn The Philadelphia Story Tracy Lord 1940
55. Sidney Poitier In the Heat of the Night Virgil Tibbs 1967
56. Jodie Foster The Accused Sarah Tobias 1988
57. Max Von Sydow Pelle the Conqueror Lasse Karlsson 1987
58. Sigourney Weaver Aliens Ellen Ripley 1986
59. Catherine Deneuve Belle de Jour Séverine Sérizy 1967
60. Diane Keaton Annie Hall Annie Hall 1977
61. Ralph Fiennes Schindler's List Amon Goeth 1993
62. Gary Oldman Sid & Nancy Sid Vicious 1986
63. Gena Rowlands A Woman Under the Influence Mabel Longhetti 1974
64. Paul Newman The Hustler Fast Eddie Felson 1961
65. Jack Lemmon Some Like It Hot Jerry/Daphne 1959
66. Holly Hunter Broadcast News Jane Craig 1987
67. Spencer Tracy Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond 1960
68. Cary Grant Bringing Up Baby Dr. David Huxley 1938
69. Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard Norma Desmond 1950
70. Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs Hannibal Lecter 1991
71. Meryl Streep Silkwood Karen Silkwood 19
72. Judy Garland A Star Is Born Esther Blodgett aka Vicki Lester 1954
73. John Travolta Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero 1977
74. Madeline Kahn Blazing Saddles Lili von Shtupp 1974
75. Julie Christie Darling Diana Scott 1965
76. Burt Lancaster Sweet Smell of Success J.J. Hunsecker 1957
77. Morgan Freeman Street Smart Leo Smalls Jr. aka Fast Black 1987
78. Toshiro Mifune Yojimbo Sanjuro Kuwabatake 1961
79. Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Captain Jack Sparrow 2003
80. Jeanne Moreau Jules and Jim Catherine 1962
81. Kate Winslet Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Clementine Kruczynski 2004
82. George C. Scott Patton General George S. Patton, Jr. 1970
83. Hilary Swank Boys Don't Cry Brandon Teena 1999
84. Anjelica Huston The Grifters Lilly Dillon 1990
85. Jessica Lange Frances Frances Farmer 1982
86. Robert Walker Strangers on a Train Bruno Anthony 1951
87. John Wayne The Searchers Ethan Edwards 1956
88. Christopher Walken The Deer Hunter Nick Chevotarevich 1978
89. Gong Li Farewell My Concubine Juxian 1993
90. Jeff Bridges The Big Lebowski Jeffrey Lebowski 1998
91. Jane Fonda Klute Bree Daniels 1971
92. Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry Harry Callahan 1971
93. Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce Beragon 1945
94. Peter Lorre M Hans Beckert 1931
95. Angela Bassett What's Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner 1993
96. Judy Holliday Born Yesterday Billie Dawn 1950
97. Ben Kingsley Sexy Beast Don Logan 2001
98. Barbara Stanwyck Double Indemnity Phyllis Dietrichson 1944
99. Steve Martin The Jerk Navin Johnson 1979
100.Malcolm McDowell A Clockwork Orange Alex DeLarge 1971

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