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    What is it, in your opinion?
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    Re: Best Performance by an Actress -- Ever

    Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice is the best I've ever seen in a leading role.

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    • #3
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      Ethel Merman in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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      • #4
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        Jack Lemmon in Some Like it Hot.



        Seriously, though, I'd go with Streep in Sophie's Choice, too.

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        • #5
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          Demi Moore in G.I. Jane

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          • #6
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            Bette Davis, Jezebel, 1938
            Last edited by Authorized; 07-01-2005, 07:04 PM.

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            • #7
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              Ellen Burstyn in The Exorcist

              Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive
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              • #8
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                Hillary Duff - "The Lizzie Maguire Movie"

                Kidding.

                I only have 18 years worth of movie going experience, with the occasional movie deemed "old" by my generation. Hopefully it's newness doesn't decrease it's value, because as soon as I opened this thread, Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby jumped right to mind.
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                • #9
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                  Hell, I've missed these meaningless random question roscoegino threads.

                  Jean Simmons in THE BIG COUNTRY.

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                  • #10
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                    Naomi Watts in 21 Grams comes to mind, but I can't say it's the BEST. I guess that would go to M. Streep in Sophie's Choice.

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                    • #11
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                      This thread made me realize a few things.

                      1. Not many female performances have knocked me out over the years.

                      2. I need to see Sophie's Choice.

                      3. If I had to choose, I'd say a tie between Anne Baxter in All About Eve, Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Catherine Deneuve in Repulsion, Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People, and Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd.
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                      • #12
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                        Ginger Lynn - BLAME IT ON GINGER

                        Lynn committed to her roles like no other actress has been able to so far.

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                        • #13
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                          Hairy Lime try watching the following. By the way good picks.

                          Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker

                          Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in A Raisin In The Sun

                          Lana Turner and Diane Varsi in Peyton Place

                          Jodi Foster in Nell

                          Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight

                          Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate

                          Maureen O'Hara in all her films

                          Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich
                          Last edited by Rose; 07-01-2005, 11:20 AM.

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                          • #14
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                            I've seen most of those, Rose. Just don't do it for me. I'll check out those I've missed, thanks.
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                            • #15
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                              Catherine Zeta Jones/Douglass in her law suit against Hello magazine?

                              Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

                              Liked the Naomi Watts/Mulholland drive suggestion. Made her a star IMO.

                              I find it really hard to define a best performance. Depends on so many things like genre, star or supporting?
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