100 favorite film actors: #20-#11

20. Al Pacino
Key Role(s): Michael Corleone (The Godfather trilogy)
Serpico (Serpico)
Sonny Wortzik (Dog Day Afternoon)
Tony Montana (Scarface)
Big Boy Caprice (Dick Tracy)
Ricky Roma (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Lowell Bergman (The Insider)

19. Peter Sarsgaard
Key Role(s): John Lotter (Boys Don’t Cry)
Chuck Lane (Shattered Glass)
Clyde Martin (Kinsey)
Robert Sandrich (The Dying Gaul)
Alan Troy (Jarhead)
David (An Education)

18. Matt Damon
Key Role(s): Will Hunting (Good Will Hunting)
Pvt. James Francis Ryan (Saving Private Ryan)
Tom Ripley (The Talented Mr. Ripley)
Linus Caldwell (The Ocean’s trilogy)
Jason Bourne (The Bourne trilogy)
Colin Sullivan (The Departed)
George Longean (Hereafter)
LaBoeuf (True Grit)

17. Jack Lemmon
Key Role(s): Ens. Frank Pulver (Mister Roberts)
Jerry (Some Like it Hot)
CC Baxter (The Apartment)
Nestor Patou (Irma la Douce)
Felix Ungar (The Odd Couple)
Harry Stoner (Save the Tiger)
Jack Godell (The China Syndrome)
Ed Horman (Missing)
John Gustafson (Grumpy Old Men)

16. Michael Caine
Key Role(s): Alfie (Alfie)
Jack Carter (Get Carter)
Milo Tindle (Sleuth)
Peachy Carnehan (The Man Who Would Be King)
Dr. Frank Bryant (Educating Rita)
Elliot (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Dr. Wilbur Larch (The Cider House Rules)
Alfred (The Dark Knight)

15. Morgan Freeman
Key Role(s): Fast Black (Street Smart)
Principal Joe Clark (Lean on Me)
Hoke Colburn (Driving Miss Daisy)
Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins (Glory)
Red Redding (The Shawshank Redemption)
Detective William Somerset (Se7en)
Eddie Dupris (Million Dollar Baby)
Lucius Fox (The Dark Knight)
Nelson Mandela (Invictus)

14. Gregory Peck
Key Role(s): Father Francis Chisholm (The Keys of the Kingdom)
John Ballantyne (Spellbound)
Penny Baxter (The Yearling)
Philip Schuyler Green (Gentleman’s Agreement)
Gen. Frank Savage (Twelve O’Clock High)
Joe Bradley (Roman Holiday)
Sam Bowden (Cape Fear)
Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Robert Thorn (The Omen)

13. Anthony Hopkins
Key Role(s): Richard (The Lion in Winter)
Torvald Helmer (A Doll’s House)
Frederick Treves (The Elephant Man)
Dr. Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)
Henry J. Wilcox (Howards End)
James Stevens (The Remains of the Day)
Col. William Ludlow (Legends of the Fall)
Richard M. Nixon (Nixon)
Titus Andronicus (Titus)

12. Heath Ledger
Key Role(s): Patrick Verona (10 Things I Hate About You)
Gabriel Martin (The Patriot)
Sonny Grotowski (Monster’s Ball)
Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain)
Robbie (I’m Not There)
Joker (The Dark Knight)
Tony (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)

11. Robert Duvall
Key Role(s): Boo Radley (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Ned Pepper (True Grit)
Maj. Frank Burns (MASH)
Tom Hagen (The Godfather trilogy)
Frank Hackett (Network)
Lieut. Col. Bill Kilgore (Apocalypse Now)
Lt. Col. Bull Meechum (The Great Santini)
Mac Sledge (Tender Mercies)
Max Mercy (The Natural)
Sonny Dewey (The Apostle)
Jerome Facher (A Civil Action)
Felix Bush (Get Low)
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One response to “100 favorite film actors: #20-#11”

  1. TomS says :

    Heath Ledger…what a loss…what he might have done on screen in the next decade….Saw "The Insider" last night, and Al Pacino commanded the screen. A true great. Astounding in "Angels in America" too.And Gregory Peck…thanks for listing "The Yearling", my all-time favorite sad movie…The lists keep getting better….

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