What’s Your Favorite Performance of the 21st Century?

You know the rules. Put your the name of the actor who gave performance and of course say the film. Put the name of the character as well. Write your answer in comments. Feel free to explain why but you don’t have to. Of course it has to be a film from the 21st Century (From 2000 to now). It can be from an actor or actress and it can be leading or supporting. Also animated movies are allowed!

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    J.K Simmons as Terrance Fletcher: Chosen By Yours truly 
    I mean do I have to explain?

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    ★★★★★

    Sean Astin as Samwise Ganghi: Chosen By Mudkip Kombucha 
    “He’s the perfect friend and everything he says is believable and not corny or anything like that. You really believe he’d do anything to get Frodo to Mt. Doom. I don’t think anyone could’ve pulled that off”

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★½

    Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainveiw: Chosen By Groovy Movies

  • La Vie en Rose

    La Vie en Rose

    Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf: Chosen By Sam Meltzer🏳️‍🌈
    “She BECAME Edith Piaf. Her pasión, anger, sadness, happiness POP through the screen at all times. She had to take singing lessons just to MOVE HER MOUTH THE WAY EDITH PIAF DID WHILE SHE SANG (Marion didn’t even sing but it SOOOO looked like it). Her performance is so brilliant an convincing I UGHHH YES”

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★½

    Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin: Chosen By remolano
    “This pick sort of acts as an honorary selection representative of all the work he’s done so far and how underrated he is (The Amazing Spider-Man duology, Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) but it’s specific to his epic outing specifically in TSN as well. He is just a powerhouse - even the intense scenes look effortless and like many I believe he should’ve at least gotten a nomination for Best Supporting Actor”

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★½

    Micheal Caine as Alfred Pennyworth: Chosen By BabyGroot15

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    ★★★★

    Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow: Chosen By Luke

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  • Training Day

    Training Day

    Denzel Washington as Alonzo: Chosen By joaquin zanzio

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★

    Heath Ledger as The Joker: Chosen By Jaewon Kim
    “Literally the greatest performance of all time imo nothing even gets to that level. He is deliberate with every word, improvises but also knows how to act from the script, he turned the character from a well written one into one that will be immortalized in film, and he got punched in the face FOR REAL. Like cmon that deserved an Oscar best performance everrrrr”

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★½

    Keanu Reeves as John Wick: Chosen By Trickster18

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★½

    Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa: Chosen By Ethan Dunne

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman: Chosen By Aidan
    “He delivers such an energetic and funny performance while being a horrifyingly emotionaless and careless person”

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Caden Cotord: Chosen By Vidyuth Mahesh

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★

    Javier Bardeem as Anton Chirguth: Chosen By Vidyuth Mahesh

  • The Master

    The Master

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman: Chosen By Sean
    Joaquin Phoenix as Freddie Quell: Chosen By HMZ.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    Adam Driver as Charlie Barber: Chosen By Jamie

  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    Hugh Jackman as Keller Dover: Chosen By yankee88 
    “Underrated as hell and his emotions and the lengths he goes to in the film are insane!”

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne: Chosen By yankee88 
    “She is just amazing and you can never fully trust what she is doing. Just a masterful performance”

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom: Chosen By Noa
    “think Gyllenhaal was perfect for the role and what he was able to do with Lou is truly on a next level. He managed to come of as quite nice and weird yet he was immensely intimidating and legitimately frightening. Gyllenhaal was in command of every scene, all the other characters felt trapped when they shared the screen with him. He made the characters obsessions and weird quirks come of way too naturally and Lou's transformation felt seamless. My words can never really do this preformance justice, you all need to watch Nightcrawler, but I think my highest praise would be that I actually forgot that he was acting, hell I almost even forgot he was human, that's how captivating and powerful this preformance is”

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★½

    Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck/The Joker Chosen By Doublej2005 
    “Whatever people have said about the film, you can't deny just how fantastic Joaquin really is.
I do prefer Heath, but he's already taken, so it's Joaquin for me”

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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington: Chosen By Braymitch01

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  • Revolutionary Road

    Revolutionary Road

    Kate Winslet as April Wheeler: Chosen By DisposableMiffy

  • Walk the Line

    Walk the Line

    Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash: Chosen By Spiderfan19

  • The Machinist

    The Machinist

    Christian Bale as Trevor Reznik: Chosen By Pogo87

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth

    Micheal Fasbender as Macbeth: Chosen By Micheal Cox
    “It's hard to describe what makes it so brilliant. It's everything that Fassbender excels at: fury, intensity, nuance and completely commiting himself to the character. His soliloquy before deciding to kill Duncan was Shakespearean perfection and his "Full of scorpions is my mind" is bone-chilling”

  • Carol

    Carol

    Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird: Chosen By Mister Gaga 
    “Cate Blanchett brings forth the intended drama and pain. She commanded her role in this film beautifully. She captured the repressed nature of her character's restraint flawlessly”
    Roona Mara as Therese Belivet: Chosen By Darren Carver-Balsiger

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    Toni Colette as Annie: Chosen By Ruffa Ronan(Viola Davis Stan)
    “Dinner scene says it all”

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★★

    George Clooney as the voice of Mr. Fox: Chosen By parley78
    “He just handles everything with such a subtle charm, but he's also really quietly paranoid for most of the film, and it's just so cool to watch!”

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  • Enemy

    Enemy

    Jake Gyllenhaal as Adam + Anthony: Chosen By liam

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    Willem Dafoe as Thomas Wake: Chosen By yondu4
    “Definetely the most maddening performance of the century!”

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    Adam Sandler as Barry Egan: Chosen By Paz Zrihen 
    “Probably my favorite performance ever and one of the most relatable characters I've ever seen”

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  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    Min-sik Choi as Dae-su Oh: Chosen By Nassmamba  
    “he is absolutely phenomenal, he simply owns his role and overshadows everything else”

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    Mads Mikkelsen as Luscas: Chosen By Nassmamba

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★½

    Alex R. Hibbert/Aston Sanders/Trevante Rhodes as Little/Black/Chiron: Chosen By Ben Freedman

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  • Drive

    Drive

    Ryan Gosling as Driver: Chosen By MrJames72

  • Mommy

    Mommy

    Anne Dorval as Diane Despres: Chosen By SteevSplash
    “One of the most empathetic and human performances I have ever seen. Its so beautiful and brutal at the same time. Among only a handful of performances that I can truly say has deeply moved me”

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★★½

    Jack Nicholson as Frank Castello: Chosen By ThereWillBeDuck

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  • Blue Jasmine

    Blue Jasmine

    ★★★½

    Cate Blanchett as Jasmine Francis: Chosen By Alexander Marom

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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler: Chosen By Raúl Dudas-Lyne
    “One of the greatest performances of all time and wonderful to see the younger Affleck’s talent shine through. Such a raw and brutal role as well”

  • Frank

    Frank

    Micheal Fassbender as Frank: Chosen By John John
    “ a severely underrated performance in a severely underrated film. Not sure how he hides his face the entire film yet somehow makes this character distinguished and distinct through his voice, mannerisms, and timing. It's a perfect performance. Fassbender in 'Shame' is probably a close #2.”

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort: Chosen By Movieman97
    “He's the engine that drives the nearly three-hour feature of sex, drugs, money, and full-on corrupt debauchery, and it's his endless charm, energy, and passion thrown into the role that makes every scene of the film compelling from start to finish”

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Song Kang Ho as Ki Taek: Chosen By Cyriptic Escape

  • Rio

    Rio

    ★★★

    Jessie Eisenberg as the voice of Blu: Chosen By Jake Jakey

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    Hugh Jackman as Logan: Chosen By MrJames72

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    Florence Pugh as Dani: Chosen By Erika Roth

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    Timothee Chalamet as Elio: Chosen By Erika Roth

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    Emma Stone as Abigail: Chosen By Erika Roth

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    Kate Dickie as Kathrine and Harvey Scrimshaw as Caleb: Chosen By Erika Roth

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    Adam Sandler as Howie: Chosen By Erika Roth

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★½

    Elizabeth Moth as Cecilia: Chosen By Erika Roth

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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    Brooklyn Prince as Moonee and Brin Vinaite as Halley: Chosen By Erika Roth

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    Naomi Watts as Bette/Diane Selwyn: Chosen By Zack 
    “ In a Rorschach blot movie with lots of twists and turns she puts forward a gut-wrenching and human performance that ties the whole thing together”

  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Sideways

    Sideways

    Paul Giamatti as Miles: Chosen By Keith

  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★★★★

    Rachel McAdams as Regina George: Chosen By Keith

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  • Life of Pi

    Life of Pi

    ★★★½

    Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan as Pi Patel: Chosen By JacobC_stealth 
    “Their dialogue in Life of Pi is very philosophical and descriptive, and their acting is very realistic and grieving. Also, rest in peace Irrfan Khan. We didn't deserve him but he arrived and brought happiness in our cinema”

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass: Chosen By arnov11

  • 50/50

    50/50

    ★★★½

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam and Seth Rogan as Kyle: Chosen By arnov11

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand as Mildred and Sam Rockwell as Dixon and Woody Harrelson as Willouchby: Chosen By arnov11

  • The King's Speech

    The King's Speech

    ★★★

    Colin Firth as King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Louge: Chosen By arnov11

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ★★★½

    Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel: Chosen By arnov11

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    Aaron Paul as Jesse: Chosen By arnov11

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★

    Jim Cummings as Officer Jim Arnaud: Chosen By arnov11

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  • Thank You for Smoking

    Thank You for Smoking

    Aaron Eckhart as Nick Naylor: Chosen By arnov11

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    Tom Cruise as Vincent: Chosen By arnov11

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt: Chosen By arnov11

  • The Station Agent

    The Station Agent

    Peter Dinklage as Finbar McBride: Chosen By arnov11

  • The Pursuit of Happyness

    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith as Chris Gardner: Chosen By arnov11

  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan: Chosen By arnov11

  • Juno

    Juno

    ★★★½

    Ellen Page as Juno: Chosen By arnov11

  • Catch Me If You Can

    Catch Me If You Can

    Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale and Tom Hanks as Carl Hanratty: Chosen By arnov11

  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips: Chosen By arnov11

  • 127 Hours

    127 Hours

    James Franco as Aron Ralston: Chosen By arnov11

  • The Devil Wears Prada

    The Devil Wears Prada

    ★★★★

    Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly: Chosen By arnov11

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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    Emily Blunt as Kate Macer and Josh Brolin as Matt Graver and Benicio Del Toro as Alejandro: Chosen By arnov11

  • Hanna

    Hanna

    Saoirse Ronan as Hanna: Chosen By arnov11

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    Saoirse Ronan as Christine/Lady Bird

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  • The Old Man & the Gun

    The Old Man & the Gun

    Robert Redford as Forrest Tucker: Chosen By arnov11

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    John Goodman as Howard: Chosen By arnov11

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    Song Kang-ho- as Detective Park Doo-man: Chosen By arnov11

  • Frida

    Frida

    Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo: Chosen By arnov11

  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    Micheal Fassbender as Edwin Epps: Chosen By Explorer of Movies
    “It is such a despicable character and he committs fully to it. Scary commitment really. The scenes between him and Lupita Nyong'o are some of the best shared performances by two actors I have ever seen”

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    Elsie Fisher as Kayla Day: Chosen By Kurosawa

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    Jim Carey as Joel Barish: Chosen By Darren Carver-Balsiger

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  • Fish Tank

    Fish Tank

    Katie Jarvis as Mia: Darren Carver-Balsiger

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    Hugh Grant as Phoenix Buchanan: Chosen By Daren Carver-Balsiger

  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    Charlotte Gainsbourg as She: Chosen By Darren Carver-Balsiger

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    Ethan Hawke as Toller: Chosen By Darren Carver-Balsiger

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy: Chosen By Darren Carver-Balsiger

  • Oasis

    Oasis

    So-ri Moon as Gong-ju Han: Chosen By Darren Craver-Balsiger

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    Maggie Cheung as Su Li-zhen: Chosen By Darren Carver-Balsiger

  • 2046

    2046

    Tony Leung Chiu-wai as Chow Mo-wan: Chosen By Darren Carver-Balsiger

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    Kirsten Dunst as Justine: Chosen By Darren Carver-Balsiger

  • Mother

    Mother

    Hye-Ja Kim as Mother: Chosen By Darren Carver-Balsiger

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    Ellen Burstyn as Sarah Goldfarb: Chosen By Andrew Ferguson 
    “She is absolutely terrifying in this role, with such a raw and haunting performance as a woman being broken down by loneliness, an obsession with the past, and addiction in all its forms”

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★

    Mads Mikkleson as La Chiffre: Chosen By Aidin

  • Hunger

    Hunger

    Micheal Fassbender as Bobby Sands: Chosen By TgbtCmplx323
    “His performance is both physically and spiritually haunting”

  • Downfall

    Downfall

    Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler: Chosen By Michael Cox
    “Astounding performance. He took the impossible task of turning an irredeemable monster into a sympathetic character and conquered it with a fist slam. He was terrifying, delusional and desperate”

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Emma Stone as Mia: Chosen By Mr J T Flanagan
    “I think she really shines during her auditions. She showcases just how much of a talented actress she can be when she's doing the "on the phone audition" but then completely switches when Mia phones it in for the rest of the crappy auditions when she's almost given up. Plus the pure emotion she has on her face throughout the entire film is transfixing. A very well deserved Oscar!”

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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander: Chosen By Mr J T Flanagan 
    “she really put her absolutely all into the character and it really shows on screen, she's completely unrecognisable!”