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The 91st Best Actor of All-Time: Casey Affleck

best film: The Assassination of Jesse James is a masterpiece and the best film of almost any year except for 2007 (which includes There Will Be Blood). Parts of it feel like a Malick film—it’s

The 92nd Best Actor of All-Time: Donald Sutherland

best film: JFK is the only top 100 all-time film of Sutherland’s. Don’t Look Now and MASH are up there. Aside from Costner in lead, JFK is a sprawling ensemble with solid work from Gary

The 93rd Best Actor of All-Time: Russell Crowe

best film: L.A. Confidential with The Insider close behind. L.A. Confidential isn’t auteur cinema but the narrative is one of the strongest of the 90’s and it features transcendent acting and writing. It’s a film

The 94th Best Actor of All-Time: Roy Scheider

best film: Jaws but there’s times over the past decade where I would’ve answered The French Connection and All That Jazz. I’m confident now it’s Spielberg’s masterpiece but it’s close. It’s not quite Scheider’s best

The 95th Best Actor of All-Time: Maurice Chevalier

best film: Love Me Tonight is an underrated all-time musical and a masterpiece. The technical and stylistic innovations (stopping to sing instead of putting musical scenes on a stage like Cabaret or The Jazz Singer)

The 96th Best Actor of All-Time: Ray Liotta

best film: Goodfellas and there aren’t twenty better movies of all-time so this is a great film for any actor to have as their best film. It features an abundance of Scorsese’s style, a captivating

The 97th Best Actor of All-Time: Kevin Spacey

best film: Seven but I may say LA Confidential the next time you ask me and The Usual Suspects and American Beauty aren’t far behind. He doesn’t have a towering top 100-masterpiece but that’s quite

The 98th Best Actor of All-Time: Thomas Mitchell

best film: Gone With the Wind. It’s no better than Mitchell’s fourth best performance--- OF 1939—haha- but still- I have it slightly higher than Stagecoach and It’s a Wonderful Life. I have Gone With the

The 99th Best Actor of All-Time: Anthony Quinn

best film: Lawrence of Arabia. La Strada is the other masterpiece but I think there’s a sizable gap here between the two masterpieces with Lawrence on top. It’ll be the best film for a few

American Sniper – 2014 Eastwood

Another worthy entry i(n a long line of them) on violence from auteur Clint Eastwood—this would be the start of his hero trilogy followed by Sully and then The 15:17 to Paris (which I haven’t

The 100th Best Actor of All-Time: Willem Dafoe

best film: The Grand Budapest Hotel edges out wonderful films like Platoon, The English Patient and American Psycho. Dafoe doesn’t give one of the five most important or impressive performances in Grand Budapest with Wes’

Early Spring – 1956 Ozu

It’s a top 10 film (towards the bottom) of 1956 but with three years off after 1953’s masterpiece, Tokyo Story, it’s a bit of a disappointment for an auteur so clearly in his prime. Starts

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