20 Greatest Male Performances of All Times

After the my ranking of 20 greatest famale performances, here I am with the 20 greatest male performances of all times. Hope you share my idea as well. :)
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Tatsuya Nakadai
Actor, Ran
Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room. Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in Kobayashi's monumental...
“ for his performance in "Ran" ” - FujiwaraFan
Toshirô Mifune
Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in his father's studio for a time after graduating from Dalian Middle School...
“ for his performance in "Throne of Blood" ” - FujiwaraFan
“ for his performance in "Madadayo" ” - FujiwaraFan
Jean Gabin
Gabin was born Jean-Alexis Moncorgé in Paris, the son of Madeleine Petit and Ferdinand Moncorgé, a cafe entertainer whose stage name was Gabin. He grew up in the village of Mériel in the Seine-et-Oise département, about 35 km north of Paris. The son of cabaret entertainers, he attended the Lycée Janson de Sailly...
“ for his performance in "Les Miserables" ” - FujiwaraFan
Oleg Yankovskiy
Actor, Nostalgia
Yankovsky was named best actor in a 1984 reader poll by Soviet Screen for his role in "In Love Because He Wants to Be." He was awarded the State Prize in 1987 for his role in "Flying Asleep and Awake." In 1989 he received the Vasiliev State Prize for his role in "The Kreutzer Sonata." Yakovsky was given the lifetime achievement award at the 1983 All-Union Film Festival...
“ for his performance in "Nostalghia" ” - FujiwaraFan
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ancestry...
“ for his performance in "The Virgin Spring" ” - FujiwaraFan
Erwin Leder
Actor, Underworld
An Austrian-born actor with a set of expressive, attention-grabbing eyes, Erwin Leder is perhaps best known among European cinema and television. He was born in St. Polten, Lower Austria, Austria on July 30, 1951 and possesses a well-sized acting career spanning over 30 years. He began his career in 1975...
“ for his performance in "Angst" ” - FujiwaraFan
Richard Burton
Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, Richard Burton was nonetheless regarded as one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period. Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, to Edith Maude (Thomas) and Richard Walter Jenkins...
“ for his performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" ” - FujiwaraFan
“ for his performance in "The Child" ” - FujiwaraFan
Albert Finney
Actor, Big Fish
Albert Finney came from the theatre, where he was especially successful in plays of William Shakespeare, to the movies. There he became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His debut in cinema was in 1960 with The Entertainer of Tony Richardson who had directed him also in theatre plays various times before. His typical roles when he was young were projects like Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
“ for his performance in "Tom Jones" ” - FujiwaraFan
“ for his performance in "The Lady of Musashino" ” - FujiwaraFan
“ for his performance in "Ju Dou" ” - FujiwaraFan
“ for his performance in "Rosetta" ” - FujiwaraFan
Kostas Kazakos
Actor, Iphigenia
Kostas Kazakos was born in 1935, in Pyrgos Ilias, Greece. He studied at the Drama School of "Theatro Technis" under the supervision of Carolos Koun. He made his stage debut in 1957 and then collaborated with many serious stage groups. He also played supporting roles in some films. But his real breakthrough came in 1967...
“ for his performance in "Iphigenia" ” - FujiwaraFan
Max Schreck
Actor, Nosferatu
Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly out of the norm characters...
“ for his performance in "Nosferatu" ” - FujiwaraFan
Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy in 1924, but soon his family moved to Turin and then Rome. During WW2 he was sent to a German prison camp, but he managed to escape and hide in Venice. He debuted in films as an extra in Marionette, then started working for the Italian department of "Eagle Lion Films" in Rome and joined a drama club...
“ for his performance in "Matrimonio all'Italiana" ” - FujiwaraFan
Erland Josephson
Actor, Sacrifice
Erland Josephson, the distinguished Swedish actor best known for his appearance in Ingmar Bergman's films, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 1923. Josephson's relationship with Bergman, a long-time friend, began in the late 1930s when they first worked together in the theater. Although he was in several motion pictures in the late 1940s and early '50s...
“ for his performance in "Scenes of a Marriage" ” - FujiwaraFan
“ for his performance in "Man of Iron" ” - FujiwaraFan
Omar Sharif
He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in both British and American productions. His films included Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Funny Girl. He was nominated for an Academy Award. He won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award...
“ for his performance in "Doctor Zhivago" ” - FujiwaraFan
“ for his performance in "The Seventh Seal" ” - FujiwaraFan