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50 Best Male Performances of the Decade

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Alright, here we go – our top 50 performances by male actors in feature films over the last decade! (in no particular order)

50 Best Male Performances: Feature Films

#1 Rami Malek ~ Freddie Mercury ~ Bohemian Rhapsody

#2 Christian Bale ~ Dick Cheney ~ Vice

#3 Bradley Cooper ~ Jackson Maine ~ A Star Is Born

#4 Gary Oldman ~ Winston Churchill ~ Darkest Hour

#5 Timothée Chalamet ~ Elio Perlman ~ Call Me by Your Name

#6 Daniel Day-Lewis ~ Reynolds Woodcock ~ Phantom Thread

#7 Casey Affleck ~ Lee Chandler ~ Manchester by the Sea

#8 Andrew Garfield ~ Desmond Doss ~ Hacksaw Ridge

#9 Eddie Redmayne ~ Lili Elbe ~ The Danish Girl

#10 Leonardo DiCaprio ~ Hugh Glass ~ The Revenant

#11 Bryan Cranston ~ Dalton Trumbo ~ Trumbo

#12 Matt Damon ~ Mark Watney ~ The Martian

#13 Benedict Cumberbatch ~ Alan Turing ~ The Imitation Game

#14 Michael Keaton ~ Riggan Thomson ~ Birdman

#15 Leonardo DiCaprio ~ Jordan Belfort ~ The Wolf of Wall Street

#16 Chiwetel Ejiofor ~ Solomon Northup ~ 12 Years a Slave

#17 Eddie Redmayne ~ Stephen Hawking ~ The Theory of Everything

#18 Matthew McConaughey ~ Ron Woodroof ~ Dallas Buyers Club

#19 Daniel Day-Lewis ~ Abraham Lincoln ~ Lincoln

#20 Bradley Cooper ~ Patrizio Solitano ~ Silver Linings Playbook

#21 Hugh Jackman ~ Jean Valjean ~ Les Misérables

#22 Joaquin Phoenix ~ Freddie Quell ~ The Master

#23 Joaquin Phoenix ~ Arthur Fleck ~ Joker

#24 Gary Oldman ~ George Smiley Tinker ~ Tailor Soldier Spy

#25 Brad Pitt ~ Billy Beane ~ Moneyball

#26 Colin Firth ~ King George VI ~ The King’s Speech

#27 Javier Bardem ~ Uxbal ~ Biutiful

#28 Jeff Bridges ~ Reuben Cogburn ~ True Grit

#29 Jesse Eisenberg ~ Mark Zuckerberg ~ The Social Network

#30 James Franco ~ Aron Ralston ~ 127 Hours

#31 Jean Dujardin ~ George Valentin ~ The Artist

#32 Timothee Chalamet ~ Hal ~ The King

#33 Robert Pattinson ~ Connie Nikkas ~ Good Time

#34 Daniel Kaluuya ~ Chris Washington ~ Get Out

#35 Oscar Issac ~ Llewyn Davis ~ Inside Llewyn Davis

#36 Ralph Fiennes ~ M. Gustave ~ Grand Budapest Hotel

#37 Mahershala Ali ~ Juan ~ Moonlight

#38 John Cho ~ David Kim ~ Searching

#39 Phillip Seymour Hoffman ~ Lancaster Dodd ~ The Master

#40 J.K. Simmons ~ Fletcher ~ Whiplash

#41 Jake Gyllenhaal ~ Louis Bloom ~ Nightcrawler

#42 Joaquin Phoenix ~ Theodore ~ Her

#43 Robert De Niro ~ Frank Sheeran ~ The Irishman

#44 Michael Fassbender ~ Brandon ~ Shame

#45 Joaquin Phoenix ~ John Callahan ~ Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

#46 Keanu Reeves ~ John Wick ~ John Wick

#47 Ben Mendelsohn ~ Henry ~ Baby Teeth

#48 Benedict Cumberbatch ~ Richard III ~ The Hollow Crown

#49 Chadwick Boseman ~ Black Panther ~ Black Panther

#50 Ryan Gosling ~ Luke ~ The Place Beyond the Pines

About the Author

StageMilk Team

is made up of young professional actors and writers from around the world. This team includes Andrew Hearle, Luke McMahon, Kyle Billings, Jim Harwood and many more. We all work together to contribute useful articles and resources for actors at all stages in their careers.

About the Author

StageMilk Team

is made up of young professional actors and writers from around the world. This team includes Andrew Hearle, Luke McMahon, Kyle Billings, Jim Harwood and many more. We all work together to contribute useful articles and resources for actors at all stages in their careers.

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