The Top Ten Most Batshit Crazy Performances

Mar. 22, 2013by: Chris Bumbray
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11:38PM on 03/23/2013
you forgot the jokers. jack and heath.
you forgot the jokers. jack and heath.
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8:27AM on 03/23/2013

Scraping at the door!

I nearly fell out of my chair when this scene came by. It was only worthy thing in this movie. Nic Cage, master of overacting!

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I nearly fell out of my chair when this scene came by. It was only worthy thing in this movie. Nic Cage, master of overacting!

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11:03PM on 03/22/2013

Love Cage

Drugged out scene in Face-Off. "I wanna take his face...off."
I'd like to see Ben Foster get some love. Hostage, 3:10 to Yuma, Alpha Dog, he can rock crazy and stay true to story with the best of them.

Drugged out scene in Face-Off. "I wanna take his face...off."
I'd like to see Ben Foster get some love. Hostage, 3:10 to Yuma, Alpha Dog, he can rock crazy and stay true to story with the best of them.

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5:46PM on 03/22/2013
Willem Defoe as Bobby Peru, Eric Bana as Chopper Read, Ben Kingsley as Don Logan, and I feel like Woody Harrelson deserves a spot for something, too.
Willem Defoe as Bobby Peru, Eric Bana as Chopper Read, Ben Kingsley as Don Logan, and I feel like Woody Harrelson deserves a spot for something, too.
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4:52PM on 03/22/2013

Sorry to post twice

But HOW is their no Nicholson in this. the shining, Batman, Anger Management. Theirs just so many Great Nicholson Crazy Performances. He could go up against anyone for Crazy acting.
But HOW is their no Nicholson in this. the shining, Batman, Anger Management. Theirs just so many Great Nicholson Crazy Performances. He could go up against anyone for Crazy acting.
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6:34PM on 03/22/2013
Because you used Anger Management as an example
Because you used Anger Management as an example
4:50PM on 03/22/2013

Knew Cage would be number one

A good actor with a tendency to overact and just lose it in certain scenes. I love Cage but theirs no denying his rightful place in the halls of internet fame for his over the top ness. Thanks to Hanarahns video the Legend of Cage will never Die.
A good actor with a tendency to overact and just lose it in certain scenes. I love Cage but theirs no denying his rightful place in the halls of internet fame for his over the top ness. Thanks to Hanarahns video the Legend of Cage will never Die.
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9:37AM on 03/22/2013
Noo not the bee's!!
Noo not the bee's!!
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8:46AM on 03/22/2013

GONZO

What does this mean regarding acting? I know what it means in the Hunter Thompson 'gonzo journalism' sense but I've not heard it used to describe an actors performance before, have I missed something here? Or has the author of this article gone rogue with words?
What does this mean regarding acting? I know what it means in the Hunter Thompson 'gonzo journalism' sense but I've not heard it used to describe an actors performance before, have I missed something here? Or has the author of this article gone rogue with words?
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8:04AM on 03/22/2013

Worthless Article

Wow. 'Batshit Crazy'. How edgy. That, is some quality writing...
Wow. 'Batshit Crazy'. How edgy. That, is some quality writing...
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8:04AM on 03/22/2013
You forgot Bringing out the Dead.
You forgot Bringing out the Dead.
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6:42AM on 03/22/2013

Great list

Some of my favorites here, good call on Cage in Deadfall and Vampires Kiss, some of the most entertaining batshit performances ever!
Some of my favorites here, good call on Cage in Deadfall and Vampires Kiss, some of the most entertaining batshit performances ever!
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6:33AM on 03/22/2013

Should make this the "Hollywood" list.

What about Choi Min-sik from "Oldboy" or "I Saw the Devil"? Or Denis Lavant from Holy Motors? Personally, I feel lists like this should always include some more foreign bad asses.
What about Choi Min-sik from "Oldboy" or "I Saw the Devil"? Or Denis Lavant from Holy Motors? Personally, I feel lists like this should always include some more foreign bad asses.
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6:20AM on 03/22/2013
Meh. Pretty predictable - I was left with the equivalent of that pouting-cat meme's face as soon as I saw Daniel Day-Lewis ("arguably the greatest actor of his generation" - please). But, on the other hand, yes, Dennis Hopper *was* pretty damn crazy in 'Blue Velvet.' Marlon Brando's multiple movie listings, however? Not cool in a ten-movie list, and then Nicolas Cage being listed for any of *those* movies? Sorry, that doesn't quite count, I think; bizarre performances for various roles is
Meh. Pretty predictable - I was left with the equivalent of that pouting-cat meme's face as soon as I saw Daniel Day-Lewis ("arguably the greatest actor of his generation" - please). But, on the other hand, yes, Dennis Hopper *was* pretty damn crazy in 'Blue Velvet.' Marlon Brando's multiple movie listings, however? Not cool in a ten-movie list, and then Nicolas Cage being listed for any of *those* movies? Sorry, that doesn't quite count, I think; bizarre performances for various roles is one thing, but for a batshit performance, I think you need an actor who has their head on straight from the git-go.

To drill this all home, let me make a few pointers:
-Heath Ledger, 'The Dark Knight'
-Richard Widmark, 'Kiss of Death' (oh, oops, an OLD movie...no wonder it wasn't included!)
-Robert Mitchum, 'Cape Fear' (and you know what? I'm not even going to mention the other version)
-Robin Williams, 'Insomnia'
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6:16AM on 03/22/2013

DEADFALL

WHAT AM I A FUCKING RETARD MAN!!!!!
WHAT AM I A FUCKING RETARD MAN!!!!!
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6:45AM on 03/22/2013
WELL VIVA LA FUCKING FRANCE MAN!
WELL VIVA LA FUCKING FRANCE MAN!
3:19AM on 03/22/2013
No mention of Pitt to Fight Club, or Cage to Raising Arizona??
No mention of Pitt to Fight Club, or Cage to Raising Arizona??
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1:13AM on 03/22/2013
Good list, but how do you not include Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho? Amazing batshit performance.
Good list, but how do you not include Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho? Amazing batshit performance.
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12:58AM on 03/22/2013
I'm glad Cage made it on the list. And that picture Is perfect.
I'm glad Cage made it on the list. And that picture Is perfect.
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