A total of 30 Buzzers sent me lists of what they believe to be the 100 greatest performances of all time, and I have compiled them all into one. I will now be presenting the third list: The Top 25 Leading Actor Performances.
A total of 325 performances received votes in this category, but only 25 made it onto the list. How high did your favorites place? Or did they place at all? You’re about to find out!
If you want to have a quick look at the 2014 edition of this list, click here.
Pretty decent list so far. Still need to see Stanton and O'Toole. Hurt is good, wouldn't place for me but I'm not upset. Spacey seems to have lost the love we had for him the last few times we've done this poll, but still think he deserves a spot here even if he didn't make my list.
De Niro, though, was #2 on my ballot so I'm very happy. I'm really not that big on De Niro, but this performance turned me around. So many incredible and disturbing layers and that climatic stand-up sequence is some of the most haunting and depressing stuff I've seen despite its play for laughs.