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Poll: The 25 Best Film Performances of the 2000s?

According to the online magazine Paste, the below performances in movies were the 25 best between 2000 and 2010. The magazine's selections were widely supported: for just one example, all but three of these performances were nominated for Oscars, and most of those won. Of the following 25 widely acclaimed performances, which is your favorite?

(Paste included the following caveat: "We only selected our favorite from each actor so that Daniel Day-Lewis, Kate Winslet, Sean Penn and Philip Seymour Hoffman didn’t simply dominate the list.")

After voting, discuss here.

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    Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood (2007)

  2. Vote!

    Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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    Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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    Helen Mirren in The Queen (2006)

    Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen'
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    Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda (2004)

    Don Cheadle as Paul Rusesabagina in 'Hotel Rwanda'
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    Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

    Adam Sandler as Barry Egan in 'Punch-Drunk Love'
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    Adrien Brody in The Pianist (2002)

    Adrian Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman in 'The Pianist'
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    Amy Adams in Junebug (2005)

    Amy Adams as Ashley in 'Junebug'
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    Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married (2008)

    Anne Hathaway as Kym in 'Rachel Getting Married'
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    Charlize Theron in Monster (2003)

    Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in 'Monster'
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    Elliot Page in Juno (2007)

    Ellen Page as Juno MacGuff in 'Juno'
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    Felicity Huffman in Transamerica (2005)

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    Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland (2006)

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    Gene Hackman, Jonah Meyerson, and Grant Rosenmeyer in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    Gene Hackman as Royal Tenenbaum in 'The Royal Tenenbaums'
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    Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry in Monster's Ball (2001)

    Halle Berry as Leticia Musgrove in 'Monster's Ball'
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    Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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    Jamie Foxx in Ray (2004)

    Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in 'Ray'
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    Julie Christie in Away from Her (2006)

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    Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me (2000)

    Laura Linney as Sammy in 'You Can Count on Me'
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    Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in 'The Devil Wears Prada'
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    Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler (2008)

    Mickey Rourke as Randy "The Ram" Robinson in 'The Wrestler'
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    Paul Giamatti in American Splendor (2003)

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    Penélope Cruz in Volver (2006)

    Penélope Cruz as Raimunda in 'Volver'
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote (2005)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in 'Capote'
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    Sean Penn in Mystic River (2003)

    Sean Penn as Jimmy Markum in 'Mystic River'

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