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Top 10 Best Actor Winning Performances Of All Time

Criteria: We are focusing on the some of the best performances from some of the best movies of all time that won the Academy Award for Best Actor. We're judging them on their legacy and how influential the performance was to present day, the other awards they won for the same role and their strength against their competition.
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    1Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone- The Godfather
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  • 2Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter- The Silence Of The Lambs

  • 3Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown- My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown

  • 4Jack Nicholson as Randle P. McMurphy- One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

  • 5Paul Scofield as Thomas More- A Man For All Seasons

  • 6George C. Scott as George S. Patton- Patton

  • 7Robert DeNiro as Jake LaMotta- Raging Bull

  • 8Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy- On The Waterfront

  • 9Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump- Forrest Gump

  • 10Nicholas Cage as Ben Sanderson- Leaving Las Vegas

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