Great performances

My canon of great performances in movies. Sorted alphabetically based on actor's first name and number of appearances on the list. Lot of movies have multiple performances. Inspired by Brett's list

Best of the best:
Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity)
Takashi Shimura (Ikiru)
Jean Pierre-Leaud (The 400 Blows)
Emmanuelle Riva (Leon Morin, Priest)
Anna Karina (Vivre Sa Vie)
Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia)
Burton and Taylor (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Robert DeNiro (Taxi Driver)
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Philip Seymour-Hoffmann (The Master)
Haley Lu Richardson (Columbus)
Florence Pugh (Midsommar)
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Read notes
  • The Fighter
  • American Psycho
  • The Graduate
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • Opening Night
  • Patton
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Shining
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The Master
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Mission: Impossible III
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Irishman
  • Mean Streets
  • Shame
  • Hunger
  • Ikiru
  • Seven Samurai
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Paterson
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Leviathan
  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • Clueless
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • The Father
  • Psycho
  • Double Indemnity
  • All About Eve
  • The Long Good Friday
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • ...And God Created Woman
  • Forbidden Games
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Carol
  • 45 Years
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Oldboy
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • The Palm Beach Story
  • The Lobster
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • First Man
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Blue Velvet
  • Training Day
  • American History X
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Ragtime
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Blue Angel
  • Léon Morin, Priest
  • Amadeus
  • Happy End
  • Midsommar
  • Fargo
  • Columbus
  • Paris, Texas
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Whiplash
  • Nightcrawler
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Vertigo
  • Touchez Pas au Grisbi
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Big Lebowski
  • mother!
  • Cold War
  • Brick
  • The Assistant
  • Before Sunrise
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • What Happened Was...
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Banishment
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • GoodFellas
  • Us
  • The Hunt
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Some Like It Hot
  • On the Waterfront
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Scream
  • Girlfriends
  • Black Dynamite
  • My Week with Marilyn