Decade Award: Best Performance of the Decade, Male

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1.  Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood [183 points / 25 votes]


2.  Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight [66/11]

3.  Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler [48/8]

4.  Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain [46/7]

5.  Bill Murray, Lost in Translation [36/6]

6.  Paul Giamatti, Sideways [28/5]

7.  Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York [27/4]

8.  Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men [24/4]

9.  Gene Hackman, The Royal Tenenbaums [20/4]

10.  Olivier Gourmet, The Son [20/3]

11.  Tony Leung, In the Mood for Love [18/3]

12 (tie).  Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale [17/3]

Robert Downey Jr., Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [17/3]

Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds [17/3]

15 (tie).  Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [16/3]

Paul Giamatti, American Splendor [16/3]

17 (tie).  Christian Bale, American Psycho [15/2]

Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino [15/2]

Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson [15/2]

20.  Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [12/2]

21.  Billy Bob Thornton, Bad Santa [10/2]

22 (tie).  Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan [9/2]

Daniel Craig, Casino Royale [9/2]

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Almost Famous [9/2]

Adam Sandler, Punch-Drunk Love [9/2]

26.  Benicio Del Toro, Traffic [8/2]

The following performances received one vote apiece:

Casey Affleck, Gone Baby Gone

Mathieu Amalric, A Christmas Tale

Mathieu Amalric, Kings and Queen

Eric Bana, Chopper

Matthew Barney, The Cremaster Cycle

Brad Bird, The Incredibles

Adrien Brody, The Pianist

Nicolas Cage, Adaptation.

David Carradine, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Steve Coogan, 24 Hour Party People

Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind

Benicio Del Toro, Che

Robert Downey Jr., Zodiac

Romain Duris, The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Eriq Ebouaney, Lumumba

Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children

Tom Hanks, Cast Away

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mission: Impossible III

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Synecdoche, New York

John Hurt, Dogville

Tommy Lee Jones, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men

Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast

Frank Langella, Starting Out in the Evening

Damian Lewis, Keane

Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings trilogy

Viggo Mortensen, A History of Violence

Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt

Edward Norton, 25th Hour

Edward Norton, Down in the Valley

Clive Owen, Children of Men

Sean Penn, 21 Grams

Sean Penn, Milk

Barry Pepper, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Michel Piccoli, I’m Going Home

Brad Pitt, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading

Aurelien Recoing, Time Out

Sam Rockwell, Joshua

Mark Ruffalo, You Can Count on Me

Kurt Russell, Grindhouse / Death Proof

Peter Sarsgaard, Shattered Glass

Andy Serkis, Lord of the Rings:  The Two Towers

Michael Shannon, Bug

Ventura, Colossal Youth
Denzel Washington, Training Day

Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom

Robin Williams, One Hour Photo