Top 20 Performances of 1982

These are my top 20 performances listed in order for each category (lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor & supporting actress).
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1.
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon was born on February 8, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He initially acted on TV before moving to Hollywood for the big screen, cultivating a career that would span decades. An eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins, Lemmon starred in over 60 films including Some Like It Hot...
“ in Missing (best performance by an actor in a lead role 1982) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
2.
Ray Barrett
Actor, Australia
Ray Barrett studied music and elocution and began acting at the age of eleven. He was the first actor put under contract by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Drama section. He worked for several years on radio in Sydney, before working successfully in Britain between 1958 and the mid-1970s, when he returned to Australia. He has received two AFI (Australian Film Industry) awards as an actor.
“ in Goodbye Paradise (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
3.
“ in Lonely Hearts (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
4.
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College...
“ in Tootsie (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
5.
“ in The Clinic (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
6.
Sissy Spacek
Actress, Carrie
As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was homecoming queen...
“ in Missing (best performance by an actress in a lead role 1982) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
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“ in Personal Best (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
8.
Wendy Hughes
Wendy Hughes was an accomplished actress who had won over 13 major awards. She had been called "one of the world's great actresses" with "the beauty and talent to become an international star". Hughes was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She has two children, Charlotte (17) and Jay (13).
“ in Lonely Hearts (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
9.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ in Sophie's Choice (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
10.
Mary Woronov
Mary Woronov was born on December 8, 1943, at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida (some sources cite New York as her birthplace). She was raised by her mother, Carol (Eschholz), and her stepfather, Victor D. Woronov, a surgeon, who adopted her. She grew up in Brooklyn Heights and attended Cornell University as a sculpting major...
“ in Eating Raoul (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
11.
John Lithgow
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata...
“ in The World According to Garp (best performance by an actor in a supporting role 1982) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
12.
Robert Preston
American leading man of vast charisma, Robert Preston was the son of a garment worker and a record store clerk and grew up in Los Angeles. He was a trained musician, playing several instruments, and in high school became interested in theatre. He joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, taking classes and appearing in scores of plays alongside such soon-to-be-well-known actors as Dana Andrews...
“ in Victor/Victoria (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
13.
“ in Going Down (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
14.
Marcello Mastroianni
Actor,
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...
“ in The Night at Varnesse (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
15.
“ in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
16.
“ in Personal Best (best performance by an actress in a supporting role 1982) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
17.
Lesley Ann Warren
Actress, Blunt Talk
Lesley Ann Warren started gearing towards a life in show business right off the bat as a child ballerina; little did she know that Hollywood stardom would arrive on her doorstep in the form of a "Cinderella" story -- literally! The New York-born actress (born in 1946) is the daughter of a night club singer...
“ in Victor/Victoria (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
18.
Karen Black
Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote children's books, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern University at 15 and left two years later...
“ in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmie Dean, Jimmie Dean (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
19.
Glenn Close
Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mary Hester "Bettine" (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families. Glenn...
“ in The World According to Garp (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
 
20.
“ in Veronika Voss (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg