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The 50 Best Movie Performances of the Decade

From Cate Blanchett in "Carol" to Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master," these are the performances that will stay with us forever.

Yesterday, IndieWire kicked off our week-long celebration of the best films of the 2010s with our core list of the 100 movies that defined the decade.

Today, we begin a more granular exploration into some of those movies — and a handful of others — by highlighting the actors who made them possible. Not all of these performances have been pulled from the films that made it onto our list of the decade’s best, but every single one of them has stayed with us in the time since they first touched down. From immortal turns from acting giants who are no longer with us, to stunning debuts that already have us looking forward to the next decade of movies, these are the 50 best film performances of the last 10 years.

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