18 Inspiring performances

In order to become the best of your trade, it is important to look at the outstanding performances of those before you. These actors all demonstrate a vulnerability on screen, absorbing the characters wholeheartedly, hooking us as an audience into the development of these characters. We are captivated by the characters’ journey and feel emotionally attached.


Samuel L. Jackson: ‘Pulp Fiction


Natalie Portman: ‘Black Swan


Antony Hopkins: ‘Silence of the Lambs


Viola Davis: ‘Fences


Peter O’Toole: ‘Lawrence of Arabia


Julianne Moore: ‘Still Alice


Robert De Niro: ‘Taxi Driver


Helena Bonham Carter: ‘The King’s Speech



Angelina Jolie: ‘Girl Interrupted


Tom Hanks: ‘Forrest Gump


Glenn Close: ‘Fatal Attraction


Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘Django Unchained


Nicole Kidman: ‘Eyes Wide Shut



Emma Thompson: ‘Sense and Sensibility


Jack Nicolson: ‘One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest


Julia Roberts: ‘Erin Brockovich


Morgan Freeman: ‘The Shawshank Redemption


Meryl Streep: ‘The Devil wears Prada


(Feature Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures)