Top 10 highest-scoring actors (10 film minimum)

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In my nerd dream of dreams there would be a feature where you could rank individual performances (actor, writer, director,cinematograpghy etc. and that score would make up the "overall" ) as this will only rank actors fortunate enough to star in really good films (not to say their performances were not a reason the film was good, but you know what I mean.)

1. John Ratzenberger 9.15 I rate most of the Pixar films pretty highly. So Cliff fucking Clavin tops the list.
2. Michael Palin 8.92 Big Python fan, his documentaries are pretty keen too.
3. Paul Newman 8.82 Nuff said.
4. Martin Freeman 8.80 Sherlock
5. Martin Scorsese 8.67 lol
6. Terry Gilliam 8.64
7. Emma Watson 8.40 My love of Potter coming through.
8. Sterling Holloway 8.20 I didn't know who this was. Appears to be a Disney voice actor.
9. Benedict Cumberbatch 8.09
10. Frances McDormand 8.05 A lot of Coen Bro's appearances but I do really like her work.

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martryn wrote:1. John Ratzenberger 79.73, (11 films) +0.73 score / +1 rank
2. Brad Pitt 78.81, (21 films) -0.46 score / -1 rank / -1 film (?)
3. Harrison Ford 78.13, (16 films)
4. Guy Pierce 78.08, (12 films) +0.72 score / +2 rank / +1 film
-----ranked Iron Man 3
5. Michael Caine 77.86, (14 films) +0.78 score / +4 ranks / +2 films
6. Bill Murray 77.29, (14 films) -0.07 score
7. Ralph Fiennes 77.27, (11 films) -0.09 score / -1 rank
8. Natalie Portman 77.25, (12 films)-0.25 score / -4 rank
9. Elijah Wood 76.87, (15 films)
10. Kevin Spacey 76.83, (12 films) NEW!


1. John Ratzenberger 80.08, (12 films) +0.35 score / +1 film
-----ranked Brave, maybe
2. Brad Pitt 78.76, (21 films) -0.05 score
3. Harrison Ford 78.13, (16 films)
4. Guy Pierce 78.00, (13 films) -0.08 score +1 film
-----ranked Lawless
5. Michael Caine 77.86, (14 films)
6. Bill Murray 77.29, (14 films)
7. Ralph Fiennes 77.27, (11 films)
8. Natalie Portman 77.25, (12 films)
9. Kevin Spacey 76.83, (12 films) +1 rank
10. Chris Cooper 76.75, (12 films) NEW!

Elijah Wood fell 0.14 points to 11th place overall. I'm not sure what change I made for that to happen. I'm thinking it was lowering my ranking for Everything is Illuminated, which I loved, probably ranked too high. He doesn't deserve to be on the list anyways, having an inflated score from the Lord of the Rings films.

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5 film minimum due to low volume:

90.60 gunnar björnstrand (5)
75.20 christian bale (5)
74.20 david thewlis (5)
72.20 catherine deneuve (5)
68.20 christopher plummer (5)
67.33 john hurt (6)
66.43 michael gambon (7)
66.25 helena bonham carter (8)
64.00 orson welles (5)
63.83 peter stormare (6)

hard to know what this means. a bergman actor, and a few harry potter actors, the latter which suggests there haven't been many actors which have been in uniformly great films.

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stuie299 wrote:1. Matt Damon - 87.08 (12)
2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 84.09 (11)
3. David Cross - 83.5 (10)
4. Tom Hanks - 81.67 (15)
5. Bill Murray - 81.58 (19)
6. George Clooney - 80.38 (13)
7. Dustin Hoffman - 79.71 (17)
8. Christopher Plummer - 78.75 (12)
9. Philip Baker Hall - 78 (10)
10. Michael Caine - 77.89 (19)

Looking over my list it for the most part makes sense, with the exception of Philip Baker Hall. I have no idea how he got on there.


Lot of changes since I posted that list.

1. Jason Schwartzman - 86 (10)
2. Matt Damon - 83.13 (16)
3. Tom Hanks - 82.65 (17)
4. Bill Murray - 81.84 (19)
5. David Cross - 81.67 (12)
6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 81.33 (15)
7. George Clooney - 81 (15)
8. Tom Wilkinson 80 (10)
9. Christopher Plummer 79.23 (13)
10. Gene Hackman 79 (10)

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martryn wrote:1. John Ratzenberger 80.08, (12 films) +0.35 score / +1 film
-----ranked Brave, maybe
2. Brad Pitt 78.76, (21 films) -0.05 score
3. Harrison Ford 78.13, (16 films)
4. Guy Pierce 78.00, (13 films) -0.08 score +1 film
-----ranked Lawless
5. Michael Caine 77.86, (14 films)
6. Bill Murray 77.29, (14 films)
7. Ralph Fiennes 77.27, (11 films)
8. Natalie Portman 77.25, (12 films)
9. Kevin Spacey 76.83, (12 films) +1 rank
10. Chris Cooper 76.75, (12 films) NEW!

Small change. Bill Murray dropped two places to 8th with a score of 77.07 after I dropped my score for Zombieland a little.

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Here we go:

1. Diane Keaton (77.33, 12 films)
2. Jim Broadment (75.00, 10 films)
3. Bill Murray (74.58, 12 films)
4. Meryl Streep (74.27, 11 films)
5. Robert de Niro (74.25, 16 films)
6. Jude Law (73.15, 13 films)
7. Woody Allen (73.13, 32 films)
8. Juliette Binoche (72.85, 13 fims)
9. Benicio del Toro (72.80, 10 films)
10. Mia Farrow (72.60, 15 films)

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lisagirl wrote:5 film minimum due to low volume:

90.60 gunnar björnstrand (5)
75.20 christian bale (5)
74.20 david thewlis (5)
72.20 catherine deneuve (5)
68.20 christopher plummer (5)
67.33 john hurt (6)
66.43 michael gambon (7)
66.25 helena bonham carter (8)
64.00 orson welles (5)
63.83 peter stormare (6)

hard to know what this means. a bergman actor, and a few harry potter actors, the latter which suggests there haven't been many actors which have been in uniformly great films.


completely changed with an onslaught of people making the 5 film cut over the last 2 months.

93.40 liv ullmann (5)
92.83 udo kier (6)
87.50 gunnar björnstrand (8)
86.00 bibi andersson (5)
85.00 lars von trier (5)
77.00 juliette binoche (5)
76.33 klaus kinski (6)
74.83 catherine deneuve (6)
73.00 frances mcdormand (5)
72.60 christian bale (5)

that's 3 bergmans, 2 lars von triers, a herzog, a coen, a nolan, and then binoche and deneuve.

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1. Thomas Mitchell - 78.18 (11 films)
2. James Stewart - 75.91 (22)
3. Burt Lancaster - 75.00 (12)
4. Raymond Massey - 74.00 (10)
5. Lionel Barrymore - 73.64 (11)
6. Lauren Bacall - 72.92 (12)
7. Jack Lemmon - 72.86 (14)
8. Claude Rains - 72.31 (13)
9. George Sanders - 72.14 (14)
10. Humphrey Bogart - 71.74 (23)

...and a second list for living actors. Interestingly, the ladies fare considerably better here.

1. Frances McDormand - 69.09 (11 films)
2. Joan Allen - 68.46 (13)
3. Juliette Binoche 67.27 (11)
4. Woody Allen - 66.96 (23)
5. Sissy Spacek - 66.67 (12)
6. Cloris Leachman - 65.91 (11)
7. Diane Keaton - 65.63 (16)
8. Ethan Hawke - 65.36 (14)
9. Hugo Weaving - 65.27 (11)
10. Angela Lansbury - 65.00 (10)

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James Stewart 74.92 12
Marilyn Monroe 74.42 12
Wallace Shawn 71.80 10
Vincent Price 71.09 11
Bette Davis 70.91 11
Marlene Dietrich 69.85 13
Eugene Pallette 69.64 11
Buster Keaton 69.23 13
George Johnson 68.00 10
Sterling Holloway 66.20 10

Had to look who George Johnson was: voice of Goofy in a bunch of 1940s short films. Sterling Holloway and Wallace Shawn are also known mainly for voice acting...Other than those, it's classic Hollywood, there come the actors whose oeauvres I have explored more fully (dropping the film minimum below 10 starts to give more variety, with 8 the top choice is Elina Salo, with 7 Catherine Deneuve, 6 Porter Hall, 5 Emil Jannings and 3 Yoko Minimida)

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(October, 2012 rankings)
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Moribunny wrote:1. Diane Keaton - 79.42 (12 films)
2. Marcello Mastroianni - 76.8 (10)
3. Vittorio Gassman - 76.27 (11)
4. Claudia Cardinale - 74.82 (11)
5. Woody Allen - 74.16 (19)
6. Gunnar Björnstrand - 72.64 (11)
7. Henry Fonda - 71.85 (13)
8. Klaus Kinski - 71.00 (11)
9. Mia Farrow - 68.6 (10)
10. Steve McQueen - 66.5 (10)

Runners up: Robert Duvall, Michael Murphy, John Cleese, Peter Falk, Michael Shannon, Max von Sydow, Dustin Hoffman, John C. Reilly, Paul Newman, Ned Beatty, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Lee Marvin......

Needless to say I never would have guessed this list and it is very far from representative of my favorite actors.

Here are my bottom 5:
1. Clive Owen - 22.00 (very worst ranked)
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
3. Malcolm McDowell
4. Jim Carrey
5. Keith David
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Today, October 2014:

1. Diane Keaton - 79.15 (13 films)
2. Alain Delon - 77.30 (10)
3. Marcello Mastroianni - 77.00 (14)
4. François Périer - 77.00 (10)
5. Vittorio Gassman - 76.58 (12)
6. Claudia Cardinale - 76.17 (12)
7. Woody Allen - 74.26 (19)
8. Gian Maria Volonté - 74.00 (10)
9. Gunnar Björnstrand - 73.77 (13)
10. Charles Chaplin - 73.60 (10)

Runners up: Henry Fonda, Werner Herzog, Gena Rowlands, Timothy Carey, Mia Farrow, Simone Signoret, John Cassavetes, Val Avery, Klaus Kinski, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall, Michael Murphy......

Again, an interesting reflection of the quality of movies that an actor chooses or get chosen to act in (and which I chose to watch), but not necessarily an indication of the actor's own ability.
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