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The Greatest Over The Top Movie Performances

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Let’s get something clear right off the bat: Big, hammy acting isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Subtlety and realism have their place, but so do grand gestures, wild screaming, and jumping up and down like a madman. Sometimes, overblown acting blends in perfectly with the zaniness of the film, and sometimes it works as a brilliant juxtaposition to all the serious stuff happening on-screen. These are some of the greatest over-the-top film performances of all time…

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21 Comments

  1. Looper

    June 28, 2018 at 3:13 am

    What other over the top performances should've made this list?

  2. DecimationCrew

    June 28, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Christian Bale in American Psycho?

  3. White_Owl217

    June 28, 2018 at 4:31 am

    I met bruce cambell this year. He came into a resturant i worked at and me being the idiot i am ask for an autograph.
    What an idiot i am :' ( got a handshake though
    Weird he puts butter in his coffee.

  4. Gerald Murrill

    June 28, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Scarface the greatest gangster movie ever made, ah………….. NOPE!

  5. Alexander Charles Edwards

    June 28, 2018 at 5:42 am

    RIP Bill Paxton

  6. Fugazity

    June 28, 2018 at 5:47 am

    gary oldman "EVERYONE!!!!" in Leon the professional
    Nicolas Cage in , well every movie he is specially the vampire one and "how does it burn!" and punching giant teddy bears in the face. I will had burn the man right away… actually you need to make a video with all his out the top performances.
    the nazi dude in Inglorious bastards, actually all the cast in the movie…
    Mell Gibson in lethal weapon when he impersonates the 3 stooges
    that's all i can recall from the top of my head.

  7. DeadInside/ ImACultClassic

    June 28, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Jim Carey would've been amazing in the Evil Dead series

  8. russell28533

    June 28, 2018 at 6:57 am

    "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!"

  9. Shubham Goel

    June 28, 2018 at 10:28 am

    My Top 3 List:
    1.Samuel L Jackson : Pulp Fiction
    2. Al Pacino : Scarface
    3. Danzel Washington : Training Day

  10. Lina Claes

    June 28, 2018 at 10:52 am

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  11. Labeeb Tahir

    June 28, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Seriously though?? No Jim Carrey or Nic Cage mentions???

  12. Mambo91549

    June 28, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained was one of the most over the top performances I've ever seen him do and he did it so well and entertaining 🙂

  13. ixtl guul

    June 28, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Chris Tucker in "The Fifth Element", Brad Pitt in "12 Monkeys", Tim Curry in just about anything, but "Congo" will do.. and where do you even start with Nicholas Cage..

  14. CombatComedy

    June 28, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    *shows every Al Pacino movie

  15. Noufel Espada

    June 28, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    why isn't heath ledger in this list ?

  16. Marky Marc Evans

    June 28, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    You forgot Nicolas Cage….in every movie he's ever made.

  17. Arthur

    June 29, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Tom Hardy should be here he always does an over the top voice.

  18. loneventhorizon

    June 29, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Bruce Campbell is a god damn LEGEND!

  19. sneakykamon

    June 29, 2018 at 10:56 am

    I got really bored one night and watched Scarface and Heat back to back, and Hanna is basically Tony Montana with a badge and without the accent lol

  20. The Boy

    June 29, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    The warriors

  21. Onkel Leon. På grillen

    July 1, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Where’s all the Nic Cage scenes?

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