The Best Actor of All-Time: Robert De Niro

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best film:  Raging Bull. Scorsese’s supreme masterpiece has moved to my #4 film of all-time. The opening credits, the battle with Sugar Ray (my god that lighting) and the slow-motion drive-by sequence with Frank Vincent

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The 2nd Best Actor of All-Time: James Stewart

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best film:  Vertigo. There are four Jimmy Stewart masterpiece films to choose from including It’s a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and Vertigo. Hitchcock’s Vertigo recently passed Citizen Kane on

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The 3rd Best Actor of All-Time: Marlon Brando

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best film:  Apocalypse Now is the second best film of all-time and since Brando isn’t in The Searchers (#1) it’s the choice here even with The Godfather looming closely behind (also in the top 10).

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The 4th Best Actor of All-Time: Humphrey Bogart

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best film:  Casablanca is the best of four masterpieces starring Bogart. Those four are (in order of quality): Casablanca, The Big Sleep, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon. I have In

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I’m Not There. – 2007 Haynes

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The narrative storytelling is fascinating—a collage, kaleidoscope—impressionistic biopic that avoids the dry conventional biopic like the plague (sort of the anti-Ray or Walk the Line) Haynes sets it up early with a montage of his

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The 5th Best Actor of All-Time: Jack Nicholson

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best film:  This one is incredibly crowded because Jack has been in (and been excellent in) 6 ½ masterpieces. It’s the most I’ve seen while doing this. He’s in Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s

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The 6th Best Actor of All-Time: Al Pacino

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best film:  The Godfather is Pacino’s best film with Part II close behind and Heat not far in the rear-view either. Pacino has been in four masterpieces—the fourth of which is Sidley Lumet’s film Dog

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The 7th Best Actor of All-Time: Daniel Day-Lewis

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best film:  There Will Be Blood. There’s nothing terribly close so this film is absolutely huge for DDL’s resume. As of now it’s his lone masterpiece (I’m excited to revisit Phantom Thread after twice in

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The 10th Best Actor of All-Time: Cary Grant

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best film: Bringing Up Baby is my top-rated screwball comedy and top-rated Howard Hawks film (three total in the top 100 of all-time). It ekes out as Grant’s best film ahead of North by Northwest

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Far From Heaven – 2002 Haynes

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You can’t watch the film or discuss the film without mentioning the work of Douglas Sirk—Haynes entirely apes his style—this doesn’t have John Waters Cry Baby irony and pastiche—it’s no PT Anderson “doing” Scorsese with

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