Jack Nicholson's R.P. McMurphy Role Named Greatest Movie Performance Of All Time
March 20th, 2012 12:35pm EDT
Jack Nicholson's Oscar-winning turn in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest has been voted the greatest movie performance of all time.
The Hollywood veteran's role as R.P. McMurphy, a criminal faking insanity to serve his jail sentence in a mental hospital, came top in a poll by Total Film magazine.
Robert De Niro's acclaimed role as boxer Jake La Motta in 1980's Raging Bull was runner-up, and Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscar-winning portrayal of a turn-of-the-century oil baron in There Will Be Blood came third.
The top five was rounded out by Al Pacino's performance as Mafia boss Michael Corleone in gangster sequel The Godfather: Part II and Emily Watson, for her role as Bess McNeill in 1996 drama Breaking the Waves.
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