Movies Who is the 4 best male lead Oscar winning performances in the past 40 years?

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What's your picks?

  1. Robert De Niro - Raging Bull

    37.6%
  2. Ben Kingsley - Gandhi

    5.0%
  3. F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus

    10.9%
  4. Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man

    11.9%
  5. Daniel Day-Lewis - My Left Foot

    15.8%
  6. Anthony Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs

    42.6%
  7. Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman

    9.9%
  8. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump

    25.7%
  9. Nicolas Cage - Leaving Las Vegas

    9.9%
  10. Russell Crowe - Gladiator

    23.8%
  11. Denzel Washington - Training Day

    24.8%
  12. Sean Penn- Mystic River

    7.9%
  13. Jamie Foxx - Ray

    3.0%
  14. Philip Seymour-Hoffman - Capote

    5.9%
  15. Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood

    41.6%
  16. Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

    5.9%
  17. Leonardo Dicaprio - The Revenant

    6.9%
  18. Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour

    6.9%
  19. Joaquin Phoenix - Joker

    28.7%
  20. Other (specify)

    7.9%
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  1. MXZT Black Belt Platinum Member

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Actor

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Academy_Award_Best_Actor_winners_by_age

    Robert De Niro - Raging Bull
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    Ben Kingsley - Gandhi
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    F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
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    Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man
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    Daniel Day-Lewis - My Left Foot
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    Anthony Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs
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    Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman
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    Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
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    Nicolas Cage - Leaving Las Vegas
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    Russell Crowe - Gladiator

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    Denzel Washington - Training Day
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    Sean Penn - Mystic River
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    Jamie Foxx - Ray
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    Philip Seymour-Hoffman - Capote
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    Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
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    Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
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    Leonardo Dicaprio - The Revenant
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    Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour
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    Joaquin Phoenix - Joker
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  2. HARRISON_3 Gold Belt

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    I'll just add this to the list.
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  3. Seiryoku Zenyo We are all one

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    Can't be sure of the Top 4. But, definitely, is not Russell Crowe on Gladiator (come on) or Al Pacino (on Scent of a woman or any other film).
     
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    al pacino's acting is 90% screaming.
    overrated imo.
     
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    I think they were all shit other than De Niro, Penn and DDL tbh
    Hopkins and Kingsley are tremendous actors obviously but they were acting out very well written movies.
     
  6. ICHEERTHEBULL Brown Belt

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    Daniel day Lewis ‘in the name of the father’ should be in there
     
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  7. Chest Rockwell Brown Belt

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    Henry Fonda
    On Golden Pond.
     
  8. MXZT Black Belt Platinum Member

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    He didn't win an Oscar for that role unfortunately for him.
     
  9. JSN choo-CHOO!

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    That lists really shows what a joke the Acamedy Awards are. Correct answer is who cares.
     
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    Penn really had that visceral quality in Mystic River. When he finds out about his daughter’s murder, that’s some really impacting work from him.

    I don’t love that movie though I think Eastwood did a very good job. One of the things that I can very much praise about it though is that the actors all hit the absolute right notes and never felt like they were acting but rather fully embodying the characters. Penn, Robbins, Linney, Harden, Bacon, Fishburne, etc- authentic work from all of them.
     
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    Leo in The Revenant and Crowe in Gladiator are both extremely mediocre performances.

    Hell, neither were even the best performances in their movies. That would be Tom Hardy (Revenant) and Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator). Leo is just a bad actor, and Crowe's role in Gladiator didn't call for much expression.

    Of the list, PSH in Capote and Penn in Mystic River.
     
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    Jamie Fox - Best celebrity impression I have ever seen.
    Denzel
    Hanks
    Lewis
     
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  14. ICHEERTHEBULL Brown Belt

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    ah my bad thought he did
     
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    that was amazing how he put on dark glasses and shook his head around. He really looked blind!
     
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    DDL also laughably over the top. Phoenix is good and I enjoyed Denzel, even if he gets this 'honoury oscar' bs.
     
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    cant believe there is another human being hat doesnt buy the dicaprio hype.
    he is not that good and people are kissing his ass because there's just a draught of talent around.
     
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    McConaughey’s performance in DBC is one of my favorites of all time. Leto seemed to get a lot of credit (and an Oscar) for his role as a supporting actor in the movie, but MM (also got a best actor Oscar, but less hyped than Leto) is what made that movie for me.
     
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    Leto really wasn't all that great in that movie.
     
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