Some actors can turn a performance into a complete masterpiece. Take the Oscar winning performance of the late Heath Ledger, for example. There’s little doubt that any other actor in that year deserved the golden statuette more than he did. It really was a spectacular performance. It was so good that Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker scared Michael Caine so much that he quite literally forgot his lines.
Hollywood is brimming with actors of varying degrees of talent. There are the actors that aren’t exactly that great, and perhaps really shouldn’t be acting, and there are the ones that are good enough to earn a crust doing what they love. But there are a few, very few indeed, that can sit aloft as superior actors in their own right. Their talent in bringing a fictional character to life is far beyond what most actors can ever dream of achieving. One only needs to look at the damage Anthony Hopkins performance in Silence of the Lambs caused to his relationship to see just how good an actor can be.