Thinking of Brando, and the greatest performances by a male actor

Off the top of my head, in no particular order, rather more inclusive than exclusive, and subject to change anytime:

Peter Lorre in M

Takashi Shimura in Ikiru

Vic Silayan in Kisapmata (Blink of an Eye) 

Toshiro Mifune in Seven Samurai

Guru Dutt in Pyaasa (Thirst) and Kaagaz ke Phool (Paper Flowers)

Raj Kapoor in Awaara (The Tramp) and Mera Naam Joker I(My Name is Joker)

Orson Welles in Touch of Evil and Chimes of Midnight

Michael Gambon in The Singing Detective

Charlie Chaplin in City Lights

Klaus Kinski in Nosferatu and Aguirre, The Wrath of God

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire and Last Tango in Paris

Mario O'Hara in Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang (You Were Judged and Found Wanting)

Burt Lancaster in The Leopard

Pierre Fresnay, Jean Gabin and Erich Von Stroheim in Grand Illusion

Franco Interlenghi and Rinaldo Smordoni in Shoeshine

John Cleese in Fawlty Towers

Buster Keaton in Sherlock, Jr. and The General

Laurence Olivier in Richard III

Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon and The Godfather 1 & 2

Robert de Niro in Taxi Driver

Ralph Richardson in Long Day's Journey Into Night

Yves Montand in Wages of Fear

Anthony Perkins in Psycho

Cary Grant in Notorious and His Girl Friday

Derek Jacobi in I, Claudius

Max Von Sydow in The Seventh Seal

Willem Dafoe in The Last Temptation of Christ

Michael Moriarity in Q: The Winged Serpent

Might come out with a shorter list, one of these days...


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