The 10 Best Male Movie Performances of All Time

By Vitor Guima

This article is here to explore and talk about some of the best male performances in the history of film. From a tramp in a silent film to a quiet hitman, and from a man who plays chess with death to a ruthless oilman, this list has some of the greatest actors of all time.

Please, let’s not forget the main factors that interfere in the writing of an article like this are personal preferences. If you think any other performance should be on the list, or if you disagree with the order (even though this list is not ranked), please leave your top 10 in the comments section below.

So here are the 10 best male performances of all time.

10. Alain Delon in “The Samurai” (1967)

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In this film directed by French master Jean-Pierre Melville, Alain Delon is hitman Jef Costello, a perfectionist killer who never gets caught. One day he is seen by a witness after killing the owner of a nightclub, and everything is at risk from that moment on.

Delon’s performance as the methodic and quiet assassin Jef Costello is something that is able to deliver – most of the times silently – every trace of this killer’s persona, and each move made by Delon helps create the unique atmosphere of this film. The way he checks his keys, his hat and his overcoat… everything is meaningful, calculated and cold.

Without a doubt, in this film directed by one of the greatest French directors of all time, Delon delivers one of the best performances in history.

9. Max von Sydow in “The Seventh Seal” (1957)


In one of the most iconic movies in the history of cinema, which was also directed by one of the best filmmakers of all time, legendary actor → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

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