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These happen to be my 40 all-time favorite performances by lead actors. You should be able to solve it without knowing (or being) me, though...
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A centuries-old vampire (in a silent movie version).
A whistling child murderer.
A centuries-old vampire (who never drinks wine).
A cynical, charismatic ladies' men in the Old South.
A US senator who fights for his ideals.
A small business owner on the brink of comitting suicide.
A duke, a banker, a parson, a general, and a suffragette. Among others.
A bandit on trial for rape and murder.
A brutish working-class man who despises his sister-in-law.
A dockworker who coulda been a contender.
A 78-year-old bacteriologist about to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater.
A barrister recovering from illness, defending a suave man accused of murder.
A struggling musician fleeing from the mob.
A hotel owner whose best friend is his mother.
An insurance company clerk falling in love with an elevator operator.
A third-rate music hall performer whose professional and personal life a falling apart.
A lawyer defending a black man accused of a rape he didn't commit.
A renowned British Army officer.
A monarch who keeps his wife imprisoned and disdains his sons.
A man mourning the death of his wife by having sex with a much younger woman.
An increasingly mad man on a an expedition to find El Dorado.
A sweet transvestite. Also, a scientist.
A criminal robbing a bank for his partner's sex reassignment surgery.
A socially inept Vietnam veteran and vigilante.
A centuries-old vampire (in color).
A kid refusing to grow up.
A small-time criminal, recently released from prison and not capable of leading the better life he's vying for.
A jealous middleweight boxer destroying his personal life.
An self-proclaimed stand-up comedian. Also, a kidnapper.
An opera lover who dreams of building an opera house in Peru.
A former US president monologuing about his career.
A quite good composer, faced with a genius composer.
A brilliant psychiatrist. Also, a serial killer.
An automobile salesman who has his wife kidnapped.
A Hollywood producer who helps stage a fake war with Albania.
A beekeeper doing his best to hold his family together.
An executive chef for a factory lunchroom who seems to be unselfishly kind to a pregnant girl.
A cruel dictator in his last days.
A quadriplegic fighting for his right to die.
A psychopathic hitman killing people with a captive bolt pistol.
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