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What Are the Greatest Performances Ever? by Nolan Wilson Goff

So we took a look at the characters of The Road. This got me thinking:

I was blown away by Viggo Mortensen’s performance in The Road, but I found myself asking, what other great performances impacted me and our readers?

Maybe it was Heath Ledger‘s haunting portrayal of The Joker, the classic performance of James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, or Kate Winslet in Titanic.

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Whatever it is,

What do you think are the greatest performances of all time?

Comment below.

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Gilliam’s Dr. Parnassus; Ledger’s final film by Nolan Wilson Goff
September 25, 2009, 12:47 am
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by Nolan Wilson Goff

Here’s the UK trailer for Heath Ledger’s final performance, Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

I can understand why the film has had trouble finding a distributor (Lionsgate is distributing it in the UK, Sony Pictures Classics in the US). It appears to be a difficult film to market. Nonetheless, this has become one of my most anticipated films of the year. It appears to be an adventure in the same vein as a Lewis Carroll story, with a Baz Luhrmann flair. I am also impressed by the appearance of Ledger’s replacements. I was skeptical when first hearing of the direction Gilliam wanted to take Ledger’s character following his death, but it appears that the clever rewrites have actually paid off with some great work by Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and Johnny Depp. Check out the Variety article detailing the rewrites here

What does everyone think?

Video Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR521AgiI8g&hd=1

Editor’s Updated Note: ¬†According to IMDB, This film is slated to come out on Friday, December 25, 2009.