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Actually, the stated parameters for this poll were just feature films from 1930 to present.  But they are good choices regardless.

OK. I wasn't sure how I could sneak in my favorite shorties. You can disqualify those if necessary, although I don't think they are the most popular choices on this thread anyway (like Tony Perkins in Psycho).

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Having us rank our top choices of all time was truly a work of pure comic book villainy. But I feel that I must have learned something from it. Organizational skills maybe? Anyway, here's my list!

 

 

Best Actor

1. Adrien Brody, The Pianist (2002)*

2. Robert DeNiro, Taxi Driver (1976)*

3. Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)*

4. Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942)*

5. Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)*

6. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood (2007)*

7. Robert Mitchum, The Night of the Hunter (1955)*

8. Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt (1943)*

9. Tom Cruise, Born on the Fourth of July (1989)*

10. Paul Muni, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)*

11. James Stewart, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)*

12. John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)*

Best Actress

1. Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce (1945)*

2. Sissy Spacek, Missing (1982)*

3. Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity (1944)*

4. Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice (1983)*

5. Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)*

6. Julianne Moore, Far from Heaven (2002)*

7. Lauren Bacall, The Big Sleep (1946)*

8. Nicole Kidman, To Die For (1995)*

9. Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose (2007)*

10. Katharine Hepburn, Adam’s Rib (1949)*

11. Bette Davis, Now Voyager (1942)*

12. Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday (1953)*

Best Supporting Actor

1. Orson Welles, The Third Man (1949)*

2. Joe Pesci, Raging Bull (1980)*

3. Charles Laughton, Witness for the Prosecution (1957)*

4. Edward Norton, Primal Fear (1996)*

5. Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter (1978)*

6. Harold Russell, The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)*

7. James Mason, North by Northwest (1959)*

8. Carl Anderson, Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)*

9. Laurence Olivier, Marathon Man (1976)*

10. Michael Clarke Duncan, The Green Mile (1999)*

11. Claude Rains, Casablanca (1942)*

12. Peter Lorre, The Maltese Falcon (1941)*

Best Supporting Actress

1. Judith Anderson, Rebecca (1940)*

2. Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate (1962)*

3. Ann Blyth, Mildred Pierce (1945)*

4. Lillian Gish, The Night of the Hunter (1955)*

5. Claire Trevor, Key Largo (1948)*

6. Meg Tilly, Agnes of God (1985)*

7. Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone (2007)*

8. Mercedes McCambridge, All the King’s Men (1949)*

9. Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show (1971)*

10. Gladys Cooper, Now Voyager (1942)*

11. Katy Jurado, High Noon (1952)*

12. Stockard Channing, Grease (1978)*

Best Juvenile Performance

1. Christian Bale, Empire of the Sun (1987)*

2. Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver (1976)*

3. Enzo Staiola, Bicycle Thieves (1948)*

4. Mary Badham, To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)*

5. Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider (2003)*

6. River Phoenix, Stand by Me (1986)*

7. Tatum O'Neal, Paper Moon (1973)*

8. Jean-Pierre Leaud, The 400 Blows (1959)*

9. Reese Witherspoon, The Man in the Moon (1991)*

10. Douglas Silva, City of God (2002)*

11. Natalie Wood, Miracle on 34th Street (1947)*

12. Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit (2010)*

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  1.  Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942)
  2.  Charles Chaplin, Modern Times (1936) (and City Lights [1931], The Gold Rush [1925], The Great Dictator [1940], The Circus [1928] and The Kid [1921])
  3.  James Stewart, Vertigo (1958)
  4.  Cary Grant, North by Northwest (1959)
  5.  Peter O'Toole, Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  6.  Paul Scofield, A Man for all Seasons (1966)
  7.  Fred Astaire, Top Hat (1935)
  8.  Albert Finney, Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  9.  Al Pacino, The Godfather (1972) (and The Godfather, Part II [1974] and The Godfather, Part III [1990])
10.  Ben Kingsley, Gandhi (1982)
11.  Burt Lancaster, The Leopard (1963)
12.  Groucho Marx, Duck Soup (1933)


Actress

  1.  Liv Ullmann, Persona (1966)
  2.  Arletty, Children of Paradise (1945)
  3.  Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  4.  Ingrid Bergman, Journey to Italy (1954)
  5.  Madhabi Mukherjee, Charulata (1965)
  6.  Nina Pens Rode, Gertrud (1964)
  7.  Setsuko Hara, Late Spring (1949)
  8.  Natassja Kinski, Tess (1979)

  9.  Gloria Swanson, Sunset Blvd. (1950)
10.  Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
11.  Bette Davis, All About Eve (1950)
12.  Mara Wilson, Matilda (1996)
 
But my real #1 is Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc

Supporting Actor

  1.  Claude Rains, Casablanca (1942)
  2.  Leo McKern, A Man for all Seasons (1966)
  3.  Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  4,  Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects (1995)
  5.  Robert Duvall, The Godfather (1972)
  6.  Orson Welles, Touch of Evil (1958)
  7.  Chico Marx, Duck Soup (1933)
  8.  James Stewart, Rope (1948)
  9.  James Mason, North by Northwest (1959)
10.  Erland Josephson, Fanny and Alexander (1982)
11.  Robert Mitchum, Night of the Hunter (1955)
12.  Donald O'Connor, Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Supporting Actress

  1.  Gunn Wallgren, Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  2.  Anne Wiazemsky, Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  3.  Ingrid Thulin, Cries and Whispers (1972)
  4.  Francoise Dorleac, The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
  5.  Margaret O'Brien, Meet me in St. Louis (1944)
  6.  Barbara bel Geddes, Vertigo (1958)
  7.  Sharmilla Tagore, The World of Apu (1959)
  8.  Lea Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
  9.  Margaret Dumont, Duck Soup (1933)
10.  Nanette Fabray, The Band Wagon (1953)
11.  Mieko Harada, Ran (1985)
12.  Kinuyo Tanaka, Sansho the Bailiff (1954)


Juvenile Performance

  1.  Mara Wilson, Matilda (1996)
  2.  Ana Torrent, The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
  3.  Julie Bataille, C'est la Vie (1990)
  4.  Peter Guve, Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  5.  Joel Haley Osment, A.I.:  Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  6.  Jean Pierre Leaud, The  400 Blows (1959)
  7.  Kathryn Beaumont, Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  8.  Patricia Walters, The River (1951)
  9.  Margaret O'Brien, Meet me in St. Louis (1944)
10.  Sharmilla Tagore, The World of Apu (1959)
11.  Uma Das Gupta, Pather Panchali (1955)
12.  Babek Ahmed Pour, Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)

 

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  2.  Charles Chaplin, Modern Times (1936) (and City Lights [1931], The Gold Rush [1925], The Great Dictator [1940], The Circus [1928] and The Kid [1921])

 

For the purposes of the poll there is only one film per choice allowed so I will take the first one you have listed.  They are probably in order of preference anyway.  But they all could have been in your top ten individually (with the exception of the pre 1930 films) at the expense of other performances if that is what you intended.

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I've been seeing movies since we started this exercise, including past oscar nominees.  There aren't that many changes to my previous lists, but it's best to look over it in three month periods.  So here is the first of my six alternate updates, or altupdates.

 

(April-June 2016:  1938-1950)

 

A Song to Remember:  notwithstanding Paul Muni's oscar nomination, the movie meant little to me.  Ditto for Min and Bill and He was Her Man

 

Objective, Burma!:  If I had runner-ups before 1948, Errol Flynn would make it, but not the top five.

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Hi everyone.  Great top twelve's from everyone.  There is still plenty of time to post if anyone else would like to have a go.  I'll be back in about a week and will do a summary.  It is proving to be quite interesting.

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Altupdates #2 (July-September 2016  1951-1963)

 

At some point in the last fifteen months I rewatched Ikiru and thought Miki Odagiri could be a supporting actress nominee.  But I would have to rewatch it and Gloria Grahame in The Bad and the Beautiful

 

I also watched a number of past oscar winners.  Many of these ranged from the underwhelming (To Each His Own) to very underwhelming (Tortilla Flat).  If Grace Kelly made the runner-ups for The Country Girl it would have to be at the very bottom.  Had I runner-ups for 1927-1928 Janet Gaynor definitely would have made it for Street Angel.  Clifton Webb might have made my runner-ups for 1945 supporting actor, while Gene Tierney would certainly have made it for runner-up 1945 supporting actress, both for The Razor's Edge.  Both certainly do better than Anne Baxter, who actually won an oscar for that year.  Baxter does better as a possible runner-up for 1943 supporting actress in Five Graves to Cairo.  Erich von Stroheim is also good, indeed better, but he'd only make 9th for best supporting actor that year.  Bette Davis may make 7th place for 1943 Actress for Old Acquaintance.  Charles Boyer and Joan Fontaine may also make runner-ups for Actor and Actress that year for The Constant Nymph.  Betty Davis is clearly the stand-out performer for The Corn is Green, as opposed to the two stars the Academy nominated.  She might make 6th place for 1945 Actress runner-ups. 

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1. Charlie Chaplin/Modern Times (1936)

2. Paul Scofield/A Man for All Seasons (1966)

3. River Phoenix/Running on Empty (1988)

4. Timothy Hutton/Ordinary People (1980)

5. Topol/Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

6. Robert Donat/Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

7. Walter Huston/Dodsworth (1936)

8. Peter O'Toole/Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969)

9. Richard Farnsworth/The Straight Story (1999)

10. Anthony Perkins/Psycho (1960)

11. William Powell/The Thin Man (1934)

12. Victor Sjostrom/Wild Strawberries (1957)

 

Actress

1. Gloria Swanson/Sunset Boulevard (1950)

2. Vivien Leigh/Gone with the Wind (1939)

3. Vivien Leigh/A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

4. Julie Andrews/The Sound of Music (1965)

5. Catherine Deneuve/The Last Metro (1980)

6. Mia Farrow/The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

7. Faye Dunaway/Chinatown (1974)

8. Greer Garson/Random Harvest (1942)

9. Rosalind Russell/Auntie Mame (1958)

10. Bette Davis/Now Voyager (1942)

11. Joan Crawford/Mildred Pierce (1945)

12. Greta Garbo/Queen Christina (1933)

 

Supporting Actor

1. Montgomery Clift/Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

2. Dennis Hopper/Blue Velvet (1986)

3. Bill Nighy/About Time (2013)

4. Clifton Webb/Laura (1944)

5. Orson Welles/The Third Man (1949)

6. George Sanders/All About Eve (1950)

7. Robert Preston/Victor/Victoria (1982)

8. Edmund Gwenn/Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

9. Robert Duvall/The Godfather (1972)

10. Donald O'Connor/Singin' in the Rain (1952)

11. Anthony Hopkins/The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

12. Robert Walker/Strangers on a Train (1951)

 

Supporting Actress

1. Jean Hagen/Singin' in the Rain (1952)

2. Kathleen Byron/Black Narcissus (1947)

3. Anjelica Huston/The Dead (1987)

4. Thelma Ritter/Pickup on South Street (1953)

5. Madeline Kahn/What's Up Doc? (1972)

6. Juanita Moore/Imitation of Life (1959)

7. Margaret Hamilton/The Wizard of Oz (1939)

8. Judy Garland/Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

9. Jane Darwell/The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

10. Nastassja Kinski/Paris, Texas (1984)

11. Janet Leigh/Psycho (1960)

12.Ann Blyth/Mildred Pierce (1945)

 

Juvenile Performance

1. Tatum O'Neal/Paper Moon (1973)

2. Peggy Ann Garner/A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

3. Hayley Mills/Pollyanna (1960)

4. Saoirse Ronan/Atonement (2007)

5. Hailee Steinfeld/True Grit (2010)

6. Natalie Wood/Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

7. Henry Thomas/ET (1982)

8. Jesse Bradford/King of the Hill (1993)

9. Reese Witherspoon/The Man in the Moon (1991)

10. Patty McCormick/The Bad Seed (1956)

11. Navin Chowdhry/Madame Sousatzka (1988)

12. Freddie Bartholomew/David Copperfield (1935)

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Altupdates #3  (October-December 2016  1964-1977)

 

Spite Marriage:  Had I seen it before I first made my lists, Buster Keaton would still have been beaten by his earlier performance that year for The Cameraman.  He and Dorothy Sebastian would therefore be runner-ups that year.

 

Piccadilly:  possible runner-up for best Actress 1928-1929 for Anna Mae Wong

 

The Pumpkin Eater:  Anne Bancroft 13th for Best Actress 1964 (bottom of my list)

 

La Marseillaise:  Edmund Ardisson runner-up Best Actor 1938, Pierre Renoir, runner-up Best Supporting Actor

 

Possessed:  Van Heflin runner-up for Best Actor 1947 (I actually started making them systematically for 1948 onwards, so all my runner-ups before then are uncertain)

 

Travels with My Aunt:  Maggie Smith 14th for Best Actress 1972 (bottom of my list) 

 

Not a particularly good quarter.

 

 

 

 

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Altupdates #4 (January-March 2017  1978-1990)

 

I think this can be put into several categories.  First, there's the runner-ups in the years where I didn't really have runner-ups from 1927-1947.  There's Dana Andrews, best actor, for Fallen Angel (1945), Fredric March best actor for The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944), Greer Garson Best Actress for Madame Curie (1943).

 

Then there are the additions that would come in at the bottom of the runner-up lists that I did make, such as James Cagney, best actor, Love me or Leave Me (1955), Barbara Harris, best supporting actress A Thousand Clowns (1965), Betty Schneider best actress Paris Belongs to Us  (1961), and Joanne Woodward, The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds (!972).  Richard Burton almost makes the bottom of my best actor runner-ups for Look Back in Anger (1959).

 

And then there are a couple of performances that came close to changing my lists.  Josephine Baker in Princess Tam-Tam might replace Edna May Oliver in David Copperfield as my sixth choice for 1935 Best Actress (when there were six nominees, sort of).  I'll have to check and make sure.  Nell Potts makes my #10 spot for Best Supporting Actress in 1972 for The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds.

 
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Altupdates #5  (April-June 2017)  1991-2003

 

 

OK, let's put this into several categories:

 

Unenthusiastic runner-ups in the years 1927-1948, when I didn't have formal runner-up lists:  Rosalind Russell, best actress Sister Kenny (1946), Spencer Tracy best supporting actor Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944)

 

Runner-ups from 1927-1948 I have genuine enthusiasm for:  Still not top five but Charles Boyer and (to a lesser extent) Jennifer Jones as the leads in Cluny Brown are delightful (1946)  Myrna Loy would be a strong runner-up for best Actress in Test Pilot, ahead of lead Clark Gable and supporter Spencer Tracy (1938)  Cary Grant is not as good as Boyer, but Night and Day (1946) is still fun.

 

Performances that would make the bottom of my runner-up lists:  Peter Ustinov, Best Actor and Robert Ryan, best supporting actor Billy Budd (1962), Phil Daniels, best Actor Meantime (1983) Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, and Linda Manz, best supporting actress The Wanderers (1979), Michael Beck, best actor The Warriors (1979), Yusuke Kawaze, Miyuki Kawane, best actor and actress Cruel Story of Youth (1960)

 

Performances that would be close to the bottom of my runner-up lists:  Hassan Darabi, best actor in The Traveler (1974), Setsuko Hara best actress in The Sound of the Mountain (1964), Tim Roth best supporting actor in Meantime (1983), Ken Wahl best actor, John Friedrich, Tony Ganios best supporting actor The Wanderers (1979)

 

Post 1948 performances actually worthy of greater recognition:  Pierre Etaix 9th Best Actor Yoyo (1965), Olga Antonova 6th for best supporting actress, Sergei Popov 10th Best Actor The Asthenic Syndrome (1989), Deborah van Valkenburgh, Lynne Thigpen 8th and 9th Best Supporting Actress The Warriors (1979), Aleksei Ananishnov 13th best actor Days of Eclipse (1988)

 

 

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Altupdates #6 (July2017 to Present)  2004-2016

 

 

OK, let's put this into several categories:

 

Unenthusiastic runner-ups in the years 1927-1948, when I didn't have formal runner-up lists:  Fred Astaire Best Actor Ziegfeld Follies (1946), Ethel Barrymore Best Supporting Actress None but the Lonely Heart (1944), Pierre Fresnay Best Actor, Orane Demazis Best Actress Cesar (1936), Walter Brennan Best Supporting Actor The Westerner (1940)

 

Runner-ups from 1927-1948 I have genuine enthusiasm for:  Choko Iida Best Actress Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947).  Perhaps if i rewatched it, it could be a top 5 choice.  The same goes as well for Rosalind Russell Best Actress My Sister Eileen (1942), though the Tracy/Hepburn relationship in Woman of the Year is more attractive than Russell and what's his name.  Claudette Colbert Best Actress, Joseph Cotton Best Supporting Actor Since You Went Away (1944)

 

Performances that would make the bottom of my runner-up lists:  Chishyu Ryu Best Actor Tokyo Twilight (1957), Gregory Karr The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991), Klaus Kinski Best Actor Cobra Verde (1988), Cicely Courtneidge Best Supporting Actress The L-Shaped Room (1963), Al Pacino Best Actor, Kitty Winn Best Actress Panic in Needle Park (1971)

 

Performances that would be close to the bottom of my runner-up lists:  Mahmud Bigham Best Actor, Roya Nonahali Best Actress Marriage of the Blessed (1989), Glynnis O'connor Best Actress Ode to Billy Joe (1976), Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder Best Supporting Actresses Night on Earth (1991), Blythe Danner Best Supporting Actress Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990), Soumitra Chatterjee Best Actor, Haradhan Bandopadhyay Best Supporting Actor The Coward (1965), Ariana Ugarte Best Supporting Actress Julieta (2017).

 

Post 1948 performances actually worthy of greater recognition:  Wendell B. Harris Jr., 11th Place Best Actor Chameleon Street (1989), Clark Gable 8th Best Actor, Ava Gardner  7th Best Actress Mogambo (1953), Howard Da Silva 7th Best Supporting Actor Border Incident (1949), Rosalind Russell 6th Best Actress Auntie Mame (1958), (possibly higher), Jeanne Moreau 6th Best Supporting Actress The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991), Paul Newman 7th Best Actor, Joanne Woodward 6th Best Actress (possibly higher) Mr and Mrs. Bridge (1990), Leslie Caron 9th Best Actress The L-Shaped Room (1963), Madhabi Mukherjee 7th Best Actress The Coward (1965)

 

Performances that actually meet my nomination short list:  I rewatched Stalker and realized that of the central trio of the movie Alexander Kaidonovsky is a lead, and Nikolai Grinko is supporting, and switched their places.  Isusu Yamada makes my Best Supporting Actress list at 5th place replacing Teresa Izewska for Kanal for her role in Tokyo Twilight (1957).  I'm not sure where Setsuko Hara and Ineko Arima fit in the Best Actress year.  I know Giuletta Massina is the best actress and Deborah Kerr deserves her nomination.  I would have to rewatch White Nights, Silk Stockings and Funny Face to be sure.  Mary Astor in The Great Lie moves all the way to 2nd Best Supporting Actress (1941).  leaving whether it is Sarah Allgood or Rita Hayworth who is denied a nomination.

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Thank you to everyone who has participated in this thread and to those who provided great 12-best lists.  Here is one observation from the choices: performers who had more than one film mentioned in the top-twelves of all time.  I will follow up with several more observations.  Stay tuned.

 

Five Films:

 

Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca (1942); Gaslight (1944); Notorious (1946); Journey to Italy (1954); Autumn Sonata (1978)

Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter (1978); Sophie’s Choice (1982); Out of Africa (1985); A Cry In the Dark (1988); The Iron Lady (2011)

 

Four Films:

 

Humphrey Bogart, The Petrified Forest (1936); Casablanca (1942); The Treasure of the Sierra Madre  (1948); The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Bette Davis, Dark Victory (1939); In This Our Life (1942); Now Voyager (1942); All About Eve (1950)

Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot (1989); The Age of Innocence (1993); There Will Be Blood (2007); Lincoln (2012)

Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story (1940); Adam’s Rib (1949); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962); The Lion In Winter (1968)

Laurence Olivier, Wuthering Heights (1939); Henry V (1944); Richard III (1955); Marathon Man (1976)

 

Three Films:

 

Freddie Bartholomew, David Copperfield (1935); Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936); Captains Courageous (1937)

Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront (1954); The Godfather (1972); Last Tango In Paris (1972)

Robert De Niro, Mean Streets (1973); Taxi Driver (1976); Raging Bull (1980)

Faye Dunaway, Bonnie and Clyde (1967); Chinatown (1974); Network (1976)

Albert Finney, Tom Jones (1963); Murder on the Orient Express (1974); Under the Volcano (1984)

Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz (1939); A Star Is Born (1954); Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Cary Grant, The Awful Truth (1937); Bringing Up Baby (1938); North by Northwest (1959)

Gene Hackman, Bonnie and Clyde (1967); The French Connection (1971); Unforgiven (1992)

Giulietta Masina, La Strada (1954); Night of Cabiria (1957); Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

Jack Nicholson, Easy Rider (1969); Five Easy Pieces (1970); Chinatown (1974)

Claude Rains, Anthony Adverse (1937); They Won’t Forget (1937); Casablanca (1941)

James Stewart, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946); Rope (1948); Vertigo (1958)

Shirley Temple, Bright Eyes (1934); Stowaway (1936); The Little Princess (1939)

Liv Ullmann, Persona (1966); Scenes From a Marriage (1973); Face to Face (1976)

Natalie Wood, Miracle on 34th Street (1946); Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) ; Splendor In the Grass (1961)

 

Two Films:

 

Bibi Andersson, Persona (1966); Scenes From a Marriage (1973)

Fred Astaire, Top Hat (1935); On the Beach (1959)

Mary Astor, Dodsworth (1936); The Maltese Falcon (1941)

James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942); White Heat (1948)

Michael Caine, Alfie (1966); The Prestige (2006)

Charles Chaplin, City Lights (1931); Modern Times (1936)

Tom Cruise, Born on the Fourth of July (1989); Magnolia (1999)

Robert Donat, Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939); The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Robert Duvall, The Godfather (1972); Apocalypse Now (1979)

Edith Evans, The Importance of Being Earnest (1952); The Whisperers (1967)

Dakota Fanning, I am Sam (2001); Man on Fire (2004)

Mia Farrow, Death on the Nile (1978); The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Errol Flynn, The Adventures of Robin Rood (1938); The Sun Also Rises (1957)

Greta Garbo, Queen Christina (1933); Camille (1937)

Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver (1942); Random Harvest (1942)

Alec Guinness, Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949); The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday (1953); Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate (1967); Papillon (1973)

Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs (1991); The Remains of the Day (1993)

Anjelica Huston, The Dead (1987); Enemies: A Love Story (1989)

Walter Huston, Dodsworth (1936); The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Boris Karloff, Frankenstein (1931); The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Diane Keaton, Annie Hall (1977); Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Nicole Kidman, To Die For (1995); The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Natassja Kinski, Tess (1979); Paris, Texas (1984)

Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry (1960); The Leopard (1963)

Charles Laughton, The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933); Witness For the Prosecution (1957)

Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind (1939); A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Jack Lemmon, Some Like It Hot (1959); Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Anna Magnani, Rome, Open City (1945); The Rose Tattoo (1955)

James Mason, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959); North by Northwest (1959)

Marcello Mastroianni, La Dolce Vita (1960); La Nuit de Varennes (1982)

Robert Mitchum, Night of the Hunter (1955); Cape Fear (1962)

Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights (1997); Far From Heaven (2002)

Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense (1999); A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Peter O’Toole, Lawrence of Arabia (1962); Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969)

Al Pacino, The Godfather (1972); Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

River Phoenix, Stand by Me (1986); Running on Empty (1988)

Natalie Portman, Beautiful Girls (1996); Black Swan (2010)

Thelma Ritter, Pickup on South Street (1953); Rear Window (1954)

Edward G. Robinson, Little Caesar (1930); Double Indemnity (1944)

Rosalind Russell, Picnic (1955); Auntie Mame (1958)

Susan Sarandon, Atlantic City (1980); Dead Man Walking (1995)

Barbara Stanwcyk, Stella Dallas (1937); Double Indemnity (1944)

Elizabeth Taylor, National Velvet (1944); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

Peter Ustinov, Quo Vadis (1951); Spartacus (1960)

Erich von Stroheim, The Grand Illusion (1937); Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Dianne Wiest, Radio Days (1987); Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Orson Welles, The Third Man (1949); A Touch of Evil (1958)

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These are the specific performances from everyone’s 12-best lists that earned more than one vote.  There were a few that got votes in the acting and the supporting categories.  I have added those together and noted them with a ‘*’.  Judy Garland also gathered two votes in the acting and one in the juvenile category for The Wizard of Oz.  In this case I have simply noted 2 + 1.  Margaret O'Brien got one vote in the supporting category and two in the juvenile category for Meet Me In St. Louis.  Stay tuned for the final ‘weighted’ tally.

 

Gloria Swanson, Sunset Blvd. (1950) 7

 

Judith Anderson, Rebecca (1940) 6

Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront (1954) 6

Tatum O’Neal, Paper Moon (1973) 6

Claude Rains, Casablanca (1941) 6

 

Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind (1939) 5

Orson Welles, The Third Man (1949) 5

Natalie Wood, Miracle on 34th Street (1946) 5

 

Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942) 4

Charles Chaplin, Modern Times (1936) 4

Bette Davis, All About Eve (1950) 4

Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver (1976) 4

Peggy Ann Garner, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945) 4

Walter Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 4

Janet Leigh, Psycho (1960) 4

James Mason, North by Northwest (1959) 4

Agnes Moorehead, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) 4

Thelma Ritter, Pickup on South Street (1953) 4

George Sanders, All About Eve (1950) 4

 

Ann Blyth, Mildred Pierce (1945) 3

Humphrey Bogart, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 3

David Bradley, Kes (1969) 3

Marlon Brando, The Godfather (1972) 3

Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose (2007) 3

Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce (1945) 3

Jane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 3

Bette Davis, Now Voyager (1942) 3

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood (2007) 3

Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver (1976) 3

Jean Hagen, Singin’ In the Rain (1952) 3

Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress (1949) 3

Robert De Niro, Mean Streets (1973) 3

Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 3*

Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 3

Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show (1971) 3

Jean-Pierre Leaud, The 400 Blows (1959) 3

Robert Mitchum, Night of the Hunter (1955) 3*

Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 3

Anthony Perkins, Psycho (1960) 3

Joe Pesci, Raging Bull (1980) 3

Saoirse Ronan, Atonement (2007) 3

Enzo Staiola, Bicycle Thieves (1948) 3

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit (2010) 3

Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice (1982) 3

Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) 3

Claire Trevor, Key Largo (1948) 3

Liv Ullmann, Persona (1966) 3

 

Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adele H. (1975) 2

Mary Badham, To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 2

Linda Blair, The Exorcist (1973) 2

Marlon Brando, Last Tango In Paris (1972) 2

Walter Brennan, The Westerner (1940) 2

Nikolai Burlyayev, Ivan’s Childhood (1962) 2

Kathleen Byron, Black Narcissus (1947) 2

Robert De Niro, Raging Bull (1980) 2

Faye Dunaway, Network (1976) 2

Robert Duvall, The Godfather (1972) 2

Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now (1979) 2

Peter Finch, Network (1976) 2

Greta Garbo, Queen Christina (1933) 2

Greta Garbo, Camille (1937) 2

Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz (1939) 2+1

Lillian Gish, The Night of the Hunter (1955) 2

Cary Grant, North by Northwest (1959) 2

Alec Guinness, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 2

Edmund Gwenn, Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 2

Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz (1939) 2

Mieko Harada, Ran (1985) 2

Sessue Hayakawa, Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 2

Katharine Hepburn, The Lion In Winter (1968) 2

Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 2

Walter Huston, Dodsworth (1936) 2

Ben Johnson, The Last Picture Show (1972) 2

Nicole Kidman, To Die For (1995) 2

Nastassja Kinski, Paris, Texas (1984) 2

Aleksei Kravchenko, Come and See (1985) 2

Peter Lorre, The Maltese Falcon (1941) 2

Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo (1955) 2

Mercedes McCambridge, All the King’s Men (1949) 2

Patty McCormack, The Bad Seed (1956) 3

Hattie McDaniel, Gone With the Wind (1939) 2

Haley Mills, Pollyanna (1960) 2

Juanita Moore, Imitation of Life (1959) 2

Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights (1997) 2

Paul Muni, I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932) 2

Margaret O’Brien, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) 1+2

Donald O’Connor, Singin’ In the Rain (1952) 2

Laurence Olivier, Henry V (1944) 2

Laurence Olivier, Marathon Man (1976) 2

Haley Joel Osment, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) 2

Peter O’Toole, Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 2

Al Pacino, The Godfather (1972) 2

Eleanor Parker, Caged (1950) 2

William Powell, The Thin Man (1934) 2

Edward G. Robinson, Double Indemnity (1944) 2

Eva Marie Saint, On the Waterfront (1954) 2

Paul Scofield, A Man For All Seasons (1966) 2

Lea Seydoux, Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013) 2

James Stewart, Vertigo (1958) 2

Ingrid Thulin, Cries and Whispers (1972) 2

Ana Torrent Bertran, The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) 2

Clifton Webb, Laura (1944) 2

Reese Witherspoon, The Man In the Moon (1991) 2

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I’ve done a weighted ranking of everyone’s 12 best from 1930 to present.  12 points for a number one choice descending to one point for a 12th place finish.  The number after the year of the film denotes the number of votes the performance got which I have used to break ties.

 

Juveniles

 

44 Peggy Ann Garner, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945) 4 ****

38 Tatum O’Neal, Paper Moon (1973) 6

34 Natalie Wood, Miracle on 34th Street (1946) 5

31 Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver (1976) 3

28 Enzo Staiola, Bicycle Thieves (1948) 3

 

22 Saoirse Ronan, Atonement (2007) 3

21 Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit (2010) 3

20 Jean-Pierre Leaud, The 400 Blows (1959) 3

19 Haley Mills, Pollyanna (1960) 2

16 David Bradley, Kes (1969) 3

16 Margaret O’Brien, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) 2

15 Aleksei Kravchenko, Come and See (1985) 2

 

13 Ana Torrent Bertran, The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) 2

12 Linda Blair, The Exorcist (1973) 2

12 Rex Thompson, All Mine to Give (1957)

12 Christian Bale, Empire of the Sun (1987)

12 Sean Nelson, Fresh (1994)

12 Mara Wilson, Matilda (1996)

12 Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense (1999)

11 Mary Badham, To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 2

11 Shirley Temple, Bright Eyes (1934)

11 Roddy McDowall, How Green Was My Valley (1941)

11 Fernando Ramos da Silva, Pixote (1981)

10 Haley Joel Osment, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) 2

10 Natalie Wood, Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

10 Julie Bataille, C’est la Vie (1990)

10 Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation (2015)

9 Reese Witherspoon, The Man In the Moon (1991) 2

9 Freddie Bartholomew, Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

9 Ivan Jandl, The Search (1948)

9 Peter Guve, Fanny and Alexander (1982)

9 Freddie Highmore, Finding Neverland (2004)

8 Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

8 David Bennent, The Tin Drum (1979)

8 Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider (2003)

8 Dakota Fanning, Man on Fire (2004)

7 Patty McCormack, The Bad Seed (1956) 3

7 Elizabeth Taylor, National Velvet (1944)

7 Sue Lyon, Lolita (1962)

7 Olivia Hussey, Romeo and Juliet (1968)

7 River Phoenix, Stand by Me (1986)

7 Leigh McCormack, The Long Day Closes (1992)

7 Jamie Bell, Billy Elliott (2000)

7 Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

6 Nikolai Burlyayev, Ivan’s Childhood (1962) 2

6 Shirley Temple, The Little Princess (1939)

6 Rinaldo Smordini, Shoeshine (1946)

6 Kathryn Beaumont, Alice In Wonderland (1951)

6 Drew Barrymore, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

6 Henry Thomas, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

6 Natalie Portman, Beautiful Girls (1996)

6 Matias Quer, Machuca (2004)

5 Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables (1934)

5 Patricia Walters, The River (1951)

5 Harold Blankenship, Medium Cool (1969)

5 Macaulay Culkin, Home Alone (1990)

5 Jesse Bradford, King of the Hill (1993)

5 Victoire Thivisol, Ponette (1996)

4 Brigitte Fossey, Forbidden Games (1952)

4 Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker (1962)

4 Julie Dawn Cole, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

4 Douglas Silva, City of God (2002)

4 Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

3 Sharmilla Tagore, The World of Apu (1959)

3 Linda Manz, Days of Heaven (1978)

3 Bertil Guve, Fanny and Alexander (1982)

3 Seth Green, Radio Days (1987)

3 Anna Paquin, The Piano (1993)

2 Shirley Temple, Stowaway (1936)

2 Freddie Bartholomew, Captains Courageous (1937)

2 Uma Das Gupta, Pather Panchali (1955)

2 Navin Chowdhry, Madame Sousatzka (1988)

1 Freddie Bartholomew, David Copperfield (1935)

1 Bobby Driscoll, Treasure Island (1950)

1 Ron Howard, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963)

1 Babek Ahmed Pour, Where Is the Friend’s Home? (1987)

1 Dakota Fanning, I am Sam (2001)

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Best Supporting Actress

 

55 Judith Anderson, Rebecca (1940) 6 ****

35 Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 3

34 Thelma Ritter, Pickup on South Street (1953) 4

32 Agnes Moorehead, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) 4

25 Jean Hagen, Singin’ In the Rain (1952) 3

 

23 Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show (1971) 3

20 Janet Leigh, Psycho (1960) 4

19 Hattie McDaniel, Gone With the Wind (1939) 2

19 Kathleen Byron, Black Narcissus (1947) 2

18 Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 2

17 Ann Blyth, Mildred Pierce (1945) 3

16 Jane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 3

 

15 Ingrid Thulin, Cries and Whispers (1972) 2

15 Lea Seydoux, Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013) 2

14 Claire Trevor, Key Largo (1948) 3

14 Juanita Moore, Imitation of Life (1959) 2

14 Nastassja Kinski, Paris, Texas (1984) 2

13 Lillian Gish, The Night of the Hunter (1955) 2

12 Mercedes McCambridge, All the King’s Men (1949) 2

12 Irene Worth, Orders to Kill (1958)

12 Shelley Winters, Lolita (1962)

12 Gunn Wallgren, Fanny and Alexander (1982)

11 Margaret Rutherford, Blithe Spirit (1945)

11 Celeste Holm, All About Eve (1950)

11 Cicely Courtneidge, The L-Shaped Room (1963)

11 Anne Wiazemsky, Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

11 Michelle Pfeiffer, Scarface (1983)

10 Mieko Harada, Ran (1985) 2

10 Beulah Bondi, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)

10 Thelma Ritter, Rear Window (1954)

10 Anjelica Huston, The Dead (1987)

10 Frances McDormand, Fargo (1996)

9 Eva Marie Saint, On the Waterfront (1954) 2

9 Margaret Wycherly, Sergeant York (1941)

9 Francoise Dorleac, The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

9 Ruth Gordon, Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

9 Juliet Berto, Out 1 (1971)

9 Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple (1985)

9 Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction (1994)

8 Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz (1939) 2

8 Gladys George, The Roaring Twenties (1939)

8 Margaret O’Brien, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

8 Ava Gardner, The Night of the Iguana (1964)

8 Eslinda Nunez, Lucia (1968)

8 Madeline Kahn, What’s Up Doc? (1972)

8 Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter (1978)

7 May Whitty, The Lady Vanishes (1938)

7 Edna May Oliver, Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

7 Rosalind Russell, Picnic (1955)

7 Barbara Bel Geddes, Vertigo (1958)

7 Patricia Neal, Hud (1963)

7 Meg Tilly, Agnes of God (1985)

6 Marie Dressler, Anna Christie (1930)

6 Mary Astor, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

6 Sharmilla Tagore, The World of Apu (1959)

6 Valentina Cortese, Day For Night (1973)

6 Mariel Hemingway, Manhattan (1979)

6 Judy Davis, A Passage to India (1985)

6 Mary McDonnell, Dances With Wolves (1990)

6 Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone (2007)

5 Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights (1997) 2

5 Betty Garde, Caged (1950)

5 Joan Greenwood, The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

5 Jo Van Fleet, East of Eden (1955)

5 Judy Garland, Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

5 Susan Tyrrell , Fat City (1972)

4 Margaret Dumont, Duck Soup (1933)

4 Mary Astor, Dodsworth (1936)

4 Fay Bainter, Jezebel (1938)

4 Ida Lupino, They Drive By Night (1940)

4 Geraldine Page, Interiors (1978)

4 Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence (1993)

4 Kate Winslet, Iris (2001)

3 Ann Dvorak, Scarface (1932)

3 Evelyn Venable, Harmony Lane (1935)

3 Gladys Cooper, Now Voyager (1942)

3 Jeanne Crain, A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

3 Nanette Fabray, The Band Wagon (1953)

3 Honor Blackman, Goldfinger (1964)

3 Bibi Andersson, Scenes From a Marriage (1973)

2 Joan Blondell, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)

2 Katy Jurado, High Noon (1952)

2 Lila Kedrova, Zorba the Greek (1964)

2 Mia Farrow, Death on the Nile (1978)

2 Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously (1983)

2 Dianne Wiest, Radio Days (1987)

1 Maria Ousepnskaya, The Wolf Man (1941)

1 Jean Simmons, Great Expectations (1946)

1 Kinuyo Tanaka, Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

1 Cathy Burns, Last Summer (1969)

1 Stockard Channing, Grease (1978)

1 Anjelica Huston, Enemies: A Love Story (1989)

1 Dianne Wiest, Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

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Best Supporting Actor

 

59 Claude Rains, Casablanca (1941) 6 ****

41 Orson Welles, The Third Man (1949) 5

34 Walter Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 4

34 George Sanders, All About Eve (1950) 4

25 James Mason, North by Northwest (1959) 4

 

22 Joe Pesci, Raging Bull (1980) 3

22 Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now (1979) 2

20 Robert De Niro, Mean Streets (1973) 3

19 Edward G. Robinson, Double Indemnity (1944) 2

18 Marlon Brando, The Godfather (1972) 3

17 Walter Brennan, The Westerner (1940) 2

15 Clifton Webb, Laura (1944) 2

 

14 Peter Finch, Network (1976) 2

12 Robert Duvall, The Godfather (1972) 2

12 Frank Morgan, Tortilla Flat (1942)

12 Montgomery Clift, Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

12 Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction (1994)

11 Sessue Hayakawa, Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 2

11 Victor Francen, The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

11 Richard Widmark, Kiss of Death (1947)

11 Omar Sharif, Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

11 Leo McKern, A Man For All Seasons (1966)

11 Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet (1986)

10 Boris Karloff, Frankenstein (1931)

10 Humphrey Bogart, The Petrified Forest (1936)

10 Charles Laughton, Witness For the Prosecution (1957)

10 Robert Mitchum, Cape Fear (1962)

10 Dustin Hoffman, Papillon (1973)

10 Michael Kitchen, Out of Africa (1985)

10 Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

10 Bill Nighy, About Time (2013)

9 Lionel Standar, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

9 Donald Sutherland, The Day of the Locust (1975)

9 Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects (1995)

9 Edward Norton, Primal Fear (1996)

9 Tom Cruise, Magnolia (1999)

8 Peter Lorre, The Maltese Falcon (1941) 2

8 Basil Rathbone, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

8 Robert Donat, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

8 Joel Grey, Cabaret (1972)

8 Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter (1978)

8 Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner (1982)

8 Michael Caine, The Prestige (2006)

7 Claude Rains, Anthony Adverse (1937)

7 Ralph Richardson, The Heiress (1949)

7 Peter Ustinov, Quo Vadis (1951)

7 Orson Welles, A Touch of Evil (1958)

7 Peter Ustinov, Spartacus (1960)

6 Edmund Gwenn, Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 2

6 Laurence Olivier, Marathon Man (1976) 2

6 Chico Marx, Duck Soup (1933)

6 Charles Coburn, The More the Merrier (1943)

6 Harold Russell, The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

6 Melvyn Douglas, Hud (1963)

6 Walter Matthau, Charade (1963)

6 Rod Steiger, The Chosen (1981)

6 Robert Preston, Victor/Victoria (1982)

5 James Stewart, Rope (1948)

5 Fred Astaire, On the Beach (1959)

5 Anthony Quinn, The Guns of Navarone (1961)

5 Carl Anderson, Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

5 Marcello Mastroianni, La Nuit de Varennes (1982)

5 Jack Lemmon, Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

4 Donald O’Connor, Singin’ In the Rain (1952) 2

4 Ben Johnson, The Last Picture Show (1972) 2

4 Erich von Stroheim, The Grand Illusion (1937)

4 Jack Carson, Mildred Pierce (1945)

4 Roger Livesey, A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

4 John Williams, Dial M For Murder (1954)

4 Gene Hackman, Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

4 Joaquin Phoenix, Quills (2000)

4 Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Open Hearts (2002)

3 Dwight Frye, Dracula (1931)

3 James Finlayson, Our Relations (1936)

3 Roland Young, Topper (1937)

3 George Macready, Gilda (1946)

3 Errol Flynn, The Sun Also Rises (1957)

3 Douglas Rain, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

3 Erland Josephson, Fanny and Alexander (1982)

3 Michael Clarke Duncan, The Green Mile (1999)

2 Karl Malden, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

2 Humphrey Bogart, The Caine Mutiny (1954)

2 Robert Mitchum, Night of the Hunter (1955)

2 Donal Donnelly, The Dead (1987)

2 Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

2 Gene Hackman, Unforgiven (1992)

1 John Barrymore, Dinner at Eight (1933)

1 Erich von Stroheim, Sunset Blvd. (1950)

1 Robert Walker, Strangers on a Train (1951)

1 Edward Brophy, The Last Hurrah (1958)

1 George C. Scott, Dr. Strangelove (1964)

1 Jack Nicholson, Easy Rider (1969)

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Best Actress

61        Gloria Swanson, Sunset Blvd. (1950) 7 ****

51        Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind (1939) 5

33        Bette Davis, All About Eve (1950) 4

26        Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice (1982) 3

25        Liv Ullmann, Persona (1966) 3

 

23        Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) 3

21        Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce (1945) 3

18        Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz (1939) 2

17        Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose (2007) 3

15        Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo (1955) 2

12        Bette Davis, Now Voyager (1942) 3

12        Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress (1949) 3

 

12        Nicole Kidman, To Die For (1995) 2

12        Mae West, I’m No Angel (1933)

12        Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight (1944)

12        Judy Garland, A Star Is Born (1954)

12        Ingrid Bergman, Autumn Sonata (1978)

12        Ellen Burstyn, Requiem For a Dream (2000)

11        Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adele H. (1975) 2

11        Arletty, Children of Paradise (1945)

11        Katharine Hepburn, The Lion In Winter (1968) 2

11        Bibi Andersson, Persona (1966)

11        Maggie Smith, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

11        Sissy Spacek, Missing (1982)

10        Barbara Stanwcyk, Double Indemnity (1944)

10        Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

10        Liv Ullmann, Scenes From a Marriage (1973)

10        Liv Ullmann, Face to Face (1976)

10        Scarlett Johansson, Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003)

10        Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (2011)

9        Barbara Stanwyck, Stella Dallas (1937)

9        Ingrid Bergman, Journey to Italy (1954)

9        Giulietta Masina, Night of Cabiria (1957)

9        Kim Novak, Vertigo (1958)

9        Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music (1965)

9        Meryl Streep, Out of Africa (1985)

8        Greta Garbo, Camille (1937) 2

8        Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca (1942)

8        Gene Tierney, Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

8        Celia Johnson, Brief Encounter (1946)

8        Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

8        Madhabi Mukherjee, Charulata (1965)

8        Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

8        Catherine Deneuve, The Last Metro (1980)

8        Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

7        Bette Davis, In This Our Life (1942)

7        Giulietta Masina, La Strada (1954)

7        Nina Pens Rode, Gertrud (1964)

7        Hanna Schygulla, The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

7        Mia Farrow, The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

7        Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (1995)

7        Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven (2002)

6        Faye Dunaway, Network (1976) 2

6        Anna Magnani, Rome, Open City (1945)

6        Lauren Bacall, The Big Sleep (1946)

6        Irene Dunne, I Remember Mama (1948)

6        Setsuko Hara, Late Spring (1949)

6        Faye Dunaway, Chinatown (1974)

6        Harriet Andersson, Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

6        Natalie Wood, Splendor In the Grass (1961)

6        Faye Dunaway, Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

6        Nicole Kidman, The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

6        Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves (1996)

5        Bette Davis, Dark Victory (1939)

5        Greer Garson, Random Harvest (1942)

5        Rita Hayworth, Gilda (1946)

5        Edith Evans, The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

5        Jane Fonda, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)

5        Natassja Kinski, Tess (1979)

5        Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment (1983)

4        Greta Garbo, Queen Christina (1933) 2

4        Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver (1942)

4        Ingrid Bergman, Notorious (1946)

4        Dorothy McGuire, The Spiral Staircase (1946)

4        Rosalind Russell, Auntie Mame (1958)

4        Glenda Jackson, Women In Love (1970)

4        Susan Sarandon, Atlantic City (1980)

4        Emma Thompson, Howard’s End (1992)

4        Natalie Portman, Black Swan (2010)

3        Eleanor Parker, Caged (1950) 2

3        Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

3        Katharine Hepburn, Adam’s Rib (1949)

3        Katharine Hepburn, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962)

3        Diane Keaton, Annie Hall (1977)

3        Sigourney Weaver, Aliens (1986)

2        Lana Turner, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

2        Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot (1959)

2        Melina Mercouri, Never On Sunday (1960)

2        Edith Evans, The Whisperers (1967)

2        Diane Keaton, Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977)

1        Jean Arthur, History Is Made at Night (1937)

1        Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday (1953)

1        Giulietta Masina, Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

1        Meryl Streep, A Cry In the Dark (1988)

1        Kathy Bates, Misery (1990)

1        Mara Wilson, Matilda (1996)

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Best Actor        

44       Charles Chaplin, Modern Times (1936) 4 ****

41        Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942) 4

41        Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver (1976) 4

36        Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront (1954) 6

32        Robert De Niro, Raging Bull (1980) 2

 

22        James Stewart, Vertigo (1958) 2

20        Laurence Olivier, Henry V (1944) 2

19        Humphrey Bogart, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre  (1948) 3

19        Anthony Perkins, Psycho (1960) 3

19        Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood (2007) 3

18        Paul Scofield, A Man For All Seasons (1966) 2

17        Marlon Brando, Last Tango In Paris (1972) 2

 

16        Cary Grant, North by Northwest (1959) 2

15        Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 3

15        Peter O’Toole, Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 2

13        Al Pacino, The Godfather (1972) 2

13        Paul Muni, I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932) 2

12        Boris Karloff, The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

12        Walter Huston, Dodsworth (1936) 2

12        Alexander Know, Wilson (1944)

12        Laurence Olivier, Richard III (1955)

12        Adrien Brody, The Pianist (2002)

11        Charles Boyer, All This and Heaven Too (1940)

11        James Cagney, White Heat (1948)

11        Bruno S., The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

10        Alec Guinness, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 2

10        Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

10        Lamberto Maggiorani, Bicycle Thieves (1948)

10        Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry (1960)

10        River Phoenix, Running on Empty (1988)

10        Daniel Day-Lewis, The Age of Innocence (1993)

9        Robert Mitchum, Night of the Hunter (1955) 2

9        Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 2

9        Errol Flynn, The Adventures of Robin Rood (1938)

9        Ronald Colman, The Light That Failed (1939)

9        Alec Guinness, Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

9        Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove (1964)

9        Klaus Kinski, Aguirre The Wrath of God (1972)

9        Timothy Hutton, Ordinary People (1980)

9        Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot (1989)

8        Alastair Sim, A Christmas Carol (1951)

8        Topol, Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

8        Denzel Washington, Malcolm X (1992)

8        Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

7        William Powell, The Thin Man (1934) 2

7        Cary Grant, The Awful Truth (1937)

7        Robert Donat, Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

7        James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

7        Toshiro Mifune, The Seven Samurai (1954)

7        Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (2012)

6        Charles Chaplin, City Lights (1931)

6        Fred Astaire, Top Hat (1935)

6        Gerard Depardieu, Jean de Florette (1986)

6        Ralph Fiennes, The English Patient (1996)

6        Eric Bana, Chopper (2000)

5        Claude Rains, They Won’t Forget (1937)

5        Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

5        Albert Finney, Tom Jones (1963)

5        Paul Newman, Hud (1963)

5        Peter O’Toole, Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969)

5        Albert Finney, Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

5        Albert Finney, Under the Volcano (1984)

5        Anthony Hopkins, The Remains of the Day (1993)

4        Henry Hull, Werewolf of London (1935)

4        Cary Grant, Bringing Up Baby (1938)

4        Jean-Louis Barrault, Children of Paradise (1945)

4        Gene Kelly, An American In Paris (1951)

4        Per Oscarsson, Hunger (1966)

4        Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers (1988)

4        Tom Cruise, Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

4        Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story (1999)

3        Charles Laughton, The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

3        Max von Sydow, The Seventh Seal (1957)

3        Jack Lemmon, Some Like It Hot (1959)

3        James Mason, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

3        Marcello Mastroianni, La Dolce Vita (1960)

3        Jack Nicholson, Five Easy Pieces (1970)

3        Ben Kingsley, Gandhi (1982)

2        Edward G. Robinson, Little Caesar (1930)

2        Laurence Olivier, Wuthering Heights (1939)

2        James Stewart, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

2        Burt Lancaster, The Leopard (1963)

2        Michael Caine, Alfie (1966)

2        Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate (1967) 

2        Jack Nicholson, Chinatown (1974)

2        Robert Downey, Jr., Chaplin (1992)

1        Groucho Marx, Duck Soup (1933)

1        Jean Gabin, Le Jour se Leve (1939)

1        Victor Sjostrom, Wild Strawberries (1957)

1        Gene Hackman, The French Connection (1971)

1        Warren Beatty, Reds (1981)

1        Ewan McGregor, Trainspotting (1996)

1        John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

1        Benicio Del Toro, Che (2008)

1        Colin Firth, The King’s Speech (2010)

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2 minutes ago, CoraSmith said:

Thanks for those calculations, Bogie. There aren't many performances after 1990 on top, which means there is less consensus about the more recent era.

Agreed.  In fact I was impressed by the rather diverse and eclectic choices that we all made.  It is an interesting tabulation but you really cannot emphatically say that a performance that only earned one point is any less worthy than one that got eight points.  They are all good ones.

I'm working on a new thread idea which I hope to have ready in a couple of weeks.  It may take a while to get going but I hope that people will check it out.  

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On 10/26/2017 at 2:42 AM, Bogie56 said:

 

I saw Joe Wright's Darkest Hours (2017) recently and have to say that Gary Oldman is incredible as Winston Churchill.  He is now number 9 in my top 12 of all-time!

I'll have to consider that  Here in the meantime are the awards I gave to actors for playing real people:

 

1927-1928  Maria Falconetti Actress  The Passion of Joan of Arc (Joan of Arc)

1942           James Cagney  Actor Yankee Doodle Dandy  (George M. Cohan)

1942           Walter Huston Supporting Actor Yankee Doodle Dandy (Jeremiah "Jerry" Cohan)

1944           Nikolai Chersakov  Actor Ivan the Terrible, Part I (Ivan IV, Tsar of all The Russias, also known as "Ivan the Terrible" or "Ivan the Awe-Inspiring")

1962           Peter O'Toole  Actor Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence)

1962           Alec Guinness  Supporting Actor Lawrence of Arabia ( Faisal I bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi, Faisal I of Iraq)

1966           Paul Scofield   Actor A Man for All Seasons (Sir Thomas More)

1966           Leo McKern    Supporting Actor A Man for All Seasons (Thomas Cromwell)

1970           Yves Montand Actor The Confession (Arthur London)

1976           Jason Robards  Supporting Actor  All the President's Men (Benjamin "Ben" Bradlee)

1980           Robert De Niro Actor Raging Bull (Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta)

1981           Warren Beatty Actor Reds (John Reed)

1981           Maureen Stapleton Supporting Actress Reds (Emma Goldman)

1982           Ben Kingsley Actor Gandhi (Mohandas K. Gandhi)

1989           Tom Cruise Actor Born on the Fourth of July (Ronald Kovic)

1990           Jeremy Irons Actor Reversal of Fortune (Claus Von Bulow)

1990           Lorraine Bracco Supporting Actress Goodfellas (Karen Hill)

1991           Gary Oldman Supporting Actor JFK (Lee Harvey Oswald)

1998           Geoffrey Rush Supporting Actor Elizabeth (Sir Francis Walsingham)

2000           Julia Roberts Actress Erin Brockovich (Erin Brockovich)

2002           Adrien Brody Actor The Pianist (Wladyslaw Szpilman)

2005           Q'Orianka Kilcher Actress The New World (Matoaka "Pocahontas" Rebecca Rolfe)

2006           Helen Mirren Actress The Queen (Elizabeth II of Great Britain)

2007           Gabrielle Lopes Supporting Actress Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)

2009           Meryl Streep  Actress Julie & Julia (Julia Child)

2010           Jesse Eisenberg Actor The Social Network (Mark Zuckerberg)

2013           Leonardo DiCaprio Actor The Wolf of Wall Street (Jordan Belfort)

2015           Michael Fassbender Actor Steve Jobs (Steven "Steve" Jobs)

2016           Cynthia Nixon Actress A Quiet Passion (Emily Dickinson)

 

 

 

 

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