Film Acting that left you speechless.

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We've got a lot of movie buff on the Caf so I thought I'd ask your favourite acting scenes, sequences or whatever you want to call it. Personally, I marvel at the craft. It takes incredible talent to do something so well that you feel like you're present, you're right there. Of course, it goes without saying, that directors should receive praise for that too.

Anyway, I was blown away from this scene from the joker. It genuinely left me shaken for the little person. I actually breathed a sigh of relief when he managed to leave Arthur's apartment. The acting from Joaquin Phoenix and Leigh Gill was just sublime in this scene.


I'd love to see some of your favourites.
 

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When Steve Carrell played John du Pong in Foxcatcher. I'm a big lover of The US Office so it was very strange to see him play a character like that so well. He was really unsettling.
 

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It was the smallest of snippets but if you needed reminding that Tom hanks is a great actor watch the scene in Captain Phillips when he’s just been rescued and is being attended to by medics.
 

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Matthew Mcconaughey in Interstellar.

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 years a slave.
He was really good in Dallas Buyers Club as was Jared Leto.
 

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There are so many James Gandolfini moment in the Sopranos. The part in season 5 when he asks if Junior still loves him springs to mind.
 

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When Steve Carrell played John du Pong in Foxcatcher. I'm a big lover of The US Office so it was very strange to see him play a character like that so well. He was really unsettling.
Never got a chance to see that movie. I seen the documentary but I heard the movie is actually overhyped?
 

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Said it in The Boys thread, but Anthony Starr as Homelander in that show is something else.
 

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There are so many James Gandolfini moment in the Sopranos. The part in season 5 when he asks if Junior still loves him springs to mind.
Brain Cranston in Breaking Bad, Episode "Crawl Space" -- he's utterly sensational in that.
 

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Never got a chance to see that movie. I seen the documentary but I heard the movie is actually overhyped?
The movie was overhyped, Carrell was really good though IMO.
He was really good in Dallas Buyers Club as was Jared Leto.
Interstellar is probably my favourite movie but I think McConaughey in either True Detective or Killer Joe is his best work.

Honourable mention to Mud too.
 

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He was really good in Dallas Buyers Club as was Jared Leto.
I haven't watched that so can't comment. I love Interstellar but McCon in every scene in that is class.
 

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It was the smallest of snippets but if you needed reminding that Tom hanks is a great actor watch the scene in Captain Phillips when he’s just been rescued and is being attended to by medics.
Damn, that shit was absolutely heartbreaking, especially as it was after he was rescued and I expected the film to just show him happily being reunited with his family.
 

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Said it in The Boys thread, but Anthony Starr as Homelander in that show is something else.
Yes!! Agreed. His facial expressions are brilliant. You can just feel his bp spiking. And how he turns from a charming superhero to a stone cold psychopath is truly awesome.
 

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Maisie Williams on the Jimmy Fallon show when she leaked the fake GoT spoiler. Better than anything she did on the show
 

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The movie was overhyped, Carrell was really good though IMO.

Interstellar is probably my favourite movie but I think McConaughey in either True Detective or Killer Joe is his best work.

Honourable mention to Mud too.
He's brilliant in True Detective. He's one of my favourite active actors thats for sure.
 

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I pretty much love everything Daniel Day-Lewis done but this for me is just sublime.

 

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Rooney Mara - Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
De Niro - Deer Hunter
Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
John Turturro - Millers Crossing
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
Miles Teller - Whiplash
Al Pacino - Carlitos Way (My personal Pacino fave)
Edward Norton - American History X
Josh Brolin - Oldboy
Hugh Jackman - Prisoners
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises
Ryan Gosling - Fracture/Drive
Joaquin Phoenix - Her/Walk The Line
Logan Lerman - Fury
Colin Farrell - In Bruges
Sam Rockwell - Moon
Oscar Isaac - Most Violent Year/Ex-Machina (Alicia Vikander too)
 

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The first four seasons of GoT had so many examples.

Not Jon Snow but Aemon in this scene...




And more or less every Charles Dance/Tywin scene.
 

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There are so many James Gandolfini moment in the Sopranos. The part in season 5 when he asks if Junior still loves him springs to mind.
For me he’s the greatest actor of all time just for that role. There’s probably no one scene that captures the sad, emotionally broken feck-up that was Tony Soprano. But here he is in therapy, just after
murdering his best friend
, something he cannot discuss:

 

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Rooney Mara - Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
De Niro - Deer Hunter
Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
John Turturro - Millers Crossing
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
Miles Teller - Whiplash
Al Pacino - Carlitos Way (My personal Pacino fave)
Edward Norton - American History X
Josh Brolin - Oldboy
Hugh Jackman - Prisoners
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises
Ryan Gosling - Fracture/Drive
Joaquin Phoenix - Her/Walk The Line
Logan Lerman - Fury
Colin Farrell - In Bruges
Sam Rockwell - Moon
Oscar Isaac - Most Violent Year/Ex-Machina (Alicia Vikander too)
Some really good shouts. Id say Christopher Walken and John Cazale pip De Niro for acting in Deer Hunter though. Of course that's not a slight in Di Niro he was still awesome but Cazale was especially good whist suffering from cancer.
 

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@Shane88 Yeah GoT was marvellous for first 4 seasons. Lots of amazing scenes. Jaimes arch is incredible.
 

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Some really good shouts. Id say Christopher Walken and John Cazale pip De Niro for acting in Deer Hunter though. Of course that's not a slight in Di Niro he was still awesome but Cazale was especially good whist suffering from cancer.
Deer Hunter is just an amazing film with lots of strong performances all around. John Savage and Meryl Streep were also both outstanding.
 

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Deer Hunter is just an amazing film with lots of strong performances all around. John Savage and Meryl Streep were also both outstanding.
Yeah its one of my favourite films. Just outstanding.