I do not sugar coat the fact that I love being entertained and a large part of my entertainment is by the television…more specifically: Movies and television. I love movies of all types; even though movies like Roadhouse, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Crow are amongst my favorites to watch. Over the years, there have been many performances that have stood out above the rest. Over the years, many actors have created extremely dynamic characters; like Al Pacino’s portrayal of the Cuban drug dealer “Scarface” or Sean Connery’s portrayal of ‘007 James Bond’. Every now and then, an actor/actress playing a dynamic character encapsulates everything about a movie. Whether that character is the lead or secondary character; the movie and the pop culture world would not be the same without their performance. I have put together my choices for my top 10 actors and their selected portrayals:
10. Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in “Capote” (2005)
9. Michael Clark Duncan as John Coffey in “The Green Mile” (1999)
8. Leo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in “The Revenant” (2015)
7. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in “The X-Men Movie Franchise/Wolverine” (2000-Present)
6. Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in “Forrest Gump” (1994)
5. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Marvel Cinematic Universe/Iron Man“(2008-Present) and as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin (1992)
4. Tom Hardy as Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012), as Bronson in “Bronson” (2008), as Tommy Conlon in “Warrior” (2011) and as Shinzon in “Star Trek: Nemesis” (2002)
3. Heath Ledger as The Joker in “The Dark Knight” (2008)
2. Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in “Tombstone” (1993)
1. Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas“, as Captain Jack Sparrow in “The Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise“, as Edward Scissorhands in “Edward Scissorhands” and as The Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland” (2010)
Honorable Mentions: Jack Nicholson in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “The Shining” (1980); Clint Eastwood in “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”, Tyler Perry “Madea“, Anthony Hopkins in “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), Michael McDowell in “A Clockwork Orange” (1971).
Yes. Yes. Yes.
I would like to add Tim Curry. In his awesome entirety
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Agreed. I have always loved Rocky Horror Picture Show (and that sweet transvestite was the reason why).
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