The Decades Finest Peformances

Since the start of the 21st century these are my best peformances. i havent seen there will be blood by the way
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1.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ MYSTERIOUS SKIN- the bravest peformance in history. A criminally underated film, and an outstanding peformance ” - jaccowacco7
 
2.
Heath Ledger
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979...
“ THE DARK KNIGHT- Lets face it, he steals it. maybey the most quotable character of the decade. people who say its only famous because he died are idiots. a carrer making peformance ” - jaccowacco7
 
3.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ MYSTIC RIVER- The best show of sorrow ever in film ” - jaccowacco7
 
4.
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ THE FIGHTER- Another screen stealer, a different peformance to his usual. Definately deserved the oscar ” - jaccowacco7
 
5.
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is best known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he won an Academy Award...
“ INGLORIOUS BASTERDS- Subtle acting at its best ” - jaccowacco7
 
6.
Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham was born August 3, 1973, in the small town of Kirkby, in Lancashire, to a paediatric nurse mother and a social worker father. His paternal grandfather was Jamaican, and one his grandmothers was Swedish. After years of small parts, he finally got his big break in an unexpected way, playing the dim-witted Tommy in Guy Ritchie's film Snatch...
“ THIS IS ENGLAND- Th Greatest peformance from the greatest film of the decade. If Joe Pesci in Goodfellas and Samual L Jackson in pulp fiction can ber so highly rated, why cant this? ” - jaccowacco7
 
7.
Tim Robbins
Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (née Bledsoe). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group...
“ MYSTIC RIVER- Fantastic peformance from a very under rated actor ” - jaccowacco7
 
8.
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his parents divorced...
“ THE WRESTLER- The best ever acting comeback! He doesnt need the oscar. ” - jaccowacco7
 
9.
Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal grandparents were actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro...
“ NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN- The most menacing peformance. How a spanish actornailed this character is very impressive. ” - jaccowacco7
 
10.
Andy Serkis
Andrew Clement G. Serkis was born April 20, 1964, in Ruislip Manor, West London, England. He has three sisters and a brother. His father, Clement Serkis, an ethnic Armenian whose original family surname was "Serkissian", was a Medical Doctor working abroad, in Iraq; the Serkis family spent a lot of time traveling around the Middle East...
“ LORD OF THE RINGS- He may be a CGI character but he did all the movements and voice himself. Easily the best thig about Lord of the rings ” - jaccowacco7
 
11.
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington...
“ BLACK SWAN- Took the best actress category by storm. the role was made for her and she nailed it ” - jaccowacco7
 
12.
Tom Hardy
With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception, English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. But the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut in the miniseries Band of Brothers...
“ BRONSON- Tom Hardy fans should see this. Its a shame the film was so controversial because it takes away from his brilliant peformance. ” - jaccowacco7
 
13.
Joaquin Phoenix
Actor, Gladiator
Joaquin Phoenix is an American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. He started his career by appearing in episodes of television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His first major film release was in the comedy-drama film Parenthood (1989). During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix...
“ GLADIATOR- Russel Crowe and Oliver Reed shouldnt get all the credit when Phoenix delivers such a complex and emotionally disturbing peformances. ” - jaccowacco7
 
14.
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN- This peformance shouldnt just be passed off as a joke. He deserves credit for making a good character an amazing character. ” - jaccowacco7
 
15.
Colin Firth
Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
“ THE KINGS SPEECH- Absolutey fantastic. Im glad he's finally broke out of the rom com shell into epic dramatic peformances. ” - jaccowacco7
 
16.
Sharlto Copley
Actor, District 9
Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Linda Stocks and Bruce Copley, a former university professor. His childhood dreams of acting were put on hold for many years when his television production company was one of few in his native South Africa granted licensing to create content for broadcast...
“ DISTRICT 9- For an acting debut this is pretty special. He couldnt have played this role any better ” - jaccowacco7
 
17.
Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He is known for his starring role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List (1993)...
“ SEXY BEAST- Purely because i compared him in this to him in Gahndi. A peformance that i will never forget ” - jaccowacco7
 
18.
James Franco
Actor, 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ 127 HOURS- He rises to the challenge of holding an audiences attention for over an hour by himself. Any one who has seen it will know he excels and delivers a flawless peformance ” - jaccowacco7
 
19.
Casey Affleck
An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects. Affleck will next be seen starring opposite Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea. The film tells the story of an uncle (Affleck) who is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies...
“ THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD- Similar to Joaquin Phoenix character, Affleck just as well shows the complex emotions of a young naive man who will do stupid things to become appreciated. He acts the *beep* out of Brad Pitt ” - jaccowacco7
 
20.
Michael Caine
Michael Caine is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu (1964)...
“ HARRY BROWN- An honest and daring peformance from Caine. Different to his normal character and far more impressive than i expected ” - jaccowacco7
 
21.
Angelina Jolie Pitt
Actress, Maleficent
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Salt and Maleficent. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees...
“ CHANGELING- This showed me how good an actress she can be. A terrific show of fear and sorrow ” - jaccowacco7
 
22.
Benicio Del Toro
Actor, Snatch
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-'90s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Born on February 19...
“ THE PLEDGE- A suprising choice but Benicio is unrecognisible in this outstanding cameo which you cant get out your head no matter how hard you try to watch the rest of the film ” - jaccowacco7
 
23.
“ THE FIGHTER- Lik e Bale she commandands every scene she's in. It;s lucky that her eformance was so good or someone would have shot her during her acceptance speech ” - jaccowacco7
 
24.
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ AMERICAN PSYCHO- The second peformance from easily the decades finest actor. A mature and terrifying peformance that only Bale could have kept so intense ” - jaccowacco7
 
25.
Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
“ GLADIATOR- Its just epic. He does everything right with a great hero. He is the ultimate hero ” - jaccowacco7
 
26.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
“ SHUTTER ISLAND- A suprisingly great peformance . He was still classic Leo but he gave it that extra push and he truly conbnected with the character he was playing. Very beleivable acting. ” - jaccowacco7
 
27.
Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot"...
“ IN BRUGES- An extremely subtle peformance from and extremely subtle actor. Terriffic. ” - jaccowacco7